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Holli Thompson is a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach. She has trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City , accredited by SUNY Purchase College, and is also certified by Cornell University. Holli is a Raw Food Chef, has attended the Natural Gourmet Cooking School and is skilled in the art of healthy gourmet cooking.

When she’s not working with clients and traveling to New York for her wellness events, Holli enjoys life on her Virginia farm and vineyard with her husband of over fifteen years and her son, age 9.

Holli Thompson of NutritionalStyle.com in MORE magazine’s April 2011 Issue

I wanted to let my friends at Ask Miss A know that I am featured in the current issue of MORE magazine – pretty cool right?  The article tells my story of how I went from being a high powered Chanel fashion executive in New York to a Health Coach in Middleburg, VA and DC and what happened in between.

Image courtesy of MORE Magazine.

When MORE contacted me for the article, I didn’t anticipate how intimate the interview would be or how personally revealing.   Somewhere along the way, during my first 8 hour in-person interview with the writer, I made the decision that this was going to be “real,” a no-holds-barred breakthrough article and that I would share my story in full.  The good parts as well as the bad.

The interview process was a tearful and emotional experience.  It took me back to a time I really wanted to forget, but as a Health Coach I realize the power of honesty and responsibility when it comes to our health.  I knew that if I shared my experiences and how I managed to pull myself up out of them, that it might help and inspire other women to do the same.

The article talks about my journey down the “rabbit hole;” suffering from migraines, chronic sinus, infertility, multiple miscarriages and mononucleosis – and then dealing with my son’s asthma and allergy issues as well.  You see, leaving my high-powered glamor life for the perfect marriage and country living did not exactly work out that way.  But sometimes we need to go through painful experiences that test us to learn what it is we are meant to do.

What did I do?  I said “no” to just one more allergy or antibiotic pill.  I researched the subject of inflammation, and food intolerance and I sought out holistic methods and nutrition to heal myself and then my child.  And I gradually healed and found me again.

Image courtesy of MORE Magazine.

I eventually went back to school for nutrition, because I knew that others needed to know what I now knew.  I founded www.NutritionalStyle.com and I work with women in many different ways- group programs and one-on-one so that you don’t have to go through what I did.  My mission is to share this experience and what I went through so that others don’t have to.

MORE magazine’s April 2011 Issue

And here I am the other day on TBD’s Let’s Talk Live show talking about it.

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