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I am here to empower people to upgrade their lives, achieve their goals and heal their mind, body and spirit.

Do you feel caught in a seemingly never-ending loop of illness, fatigue or discomfort? Have you begun to question whether or not you will ever have control over your body again? Do you feel overwhelmed or confused about how you can improve your life and wellbeing?

If this resonates, you are not alone. People from all walks of life share in your frustration and overwhelm. Unfortunately, this is one of the downsides of being a perfectly flawed human being. Regardless, you are in the right place. Our bodies, minds and spirits are complicated but trust me there is hope. I believe all illness and discomfort stems from various imbalances within our system. Symptoms are the language which allow us to explore these foundational imbalances. As uncomfortable as they can be, they are also tools we can use to identify dysfunction and heal deeply. Once these dysfunctions are faced and supported a sense of harmony can be restored within our complicated system. As a holistic practitioner, I offer a new perspective on health. If you have tried countless therapies, strict diet plans, medications, exercise regimens etc. with no lasting success this new perspective is likely what you need to help you live the life you want. No matter where you are on your health journey, your dreams are not out of reach. 

Maria Bellavia,
NTP, Herbalist & Spiritual Life Coach
Founder of  The Health Habit LLC

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maria bellavia holistic health coach

For me food has always been a way of life. Not a surprising fact considering I was raised by Europeans. Most of my fondest memories take place around the dinner table or cooking with various members of my family. After all, good food and good company is the European way my friends. Quality food was the gentle nudge towards my love of nutrition. When I was 13 I watched my grandfathers life be transformed by holistic nutrition and that lit the fire for me. I started researching and exploring different foods and diet styles. I then watched my other grandfather be brought down the path of allopathic medicine. The experience left him increasingly more confused and disempowered. This drastically intensified my passion for nutrition and holistic medicine. I vowed to be part of the solution to this broken view of medicine. My passion led me to pursue a Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. It clicked that food was more than nourishment, it is quite literally medicine. That realization soon led me to herbalism. After my college graduation I spent 2 and a half years studying herbs through the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Yet I still felt a missing link in my perspective of nutrition and overall wellness. When I discovered the Nutrition Therapy Association it all fell into place. I had the passion, knowledge and the desire to heal others naturally, I was just missing the toolkit. The NTAs Nutrition Therapy Practitioner program gave me this final piece and now here I am. Finally ready to put my expertise to good use... healing the beautiful people of this world and gradually tearing down the systems which leave us sick, dependent and disempowered.  

If you are interested in learning more about my perspectives on wellness...

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