WHAT I DO
I’m so glad you’ve come this far and I hope this is just the beginning of an amazing journey towards a healthier, happier and more energized life. Whatever your specific goals are, I want to help you achieve them using my experience in holistic nutrition and wellness.
I am all about making “healthy” a way of life. To me, healthy living is more than fad dieting, Hollywood boot camp and the latest antioxidant berry from Costa Rica. It is not just for the wealthy and people who have too much time on their hands. Healthy living is a lifestyle choice that everyone should try because taking care of yourself from the inside is not only the best way to feel and look fabulous, it is the absolute best health insurance there is.
As a holistic health coach I look at the human body as the sum of many parts. My job is to identify the areas that are lacking attention and thus causing discomfort and often unhappiness. An unknown food allergy or too much time spent sitting behind a computer can have a domino effect on your entire well being. By treating you as a whole person, nourishing your body with whole foods, removing toxins and addictive substances, even managing stress – we are taking care of the underlying causes of weight-gain, fatigue and even disease – disease is basically dis-ease in the body.
Our bodies are dynamic organisms, constantly changing and evolving and each one of us is unique. Put simply, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to healthy living. My goal is to find a solution for you that fits into your daily routine and that compliments your personality and outlook.
WHY I DO IT
As a model back in my native Norway, like so many others I focused too much on calories and staying skinny for the job. Health and happiness are sadly not given much importance in the fashion industry. After a few years of pushing myself too hard, exercising myself to exhaustion, relying on too much sugar and caffeine for energy and constantly comparing myself to all the other waifish models, I crashed. I hated what I was doing and what it was doing to me. I felt disconnected from my body, I was stressed and worst of all, I had flu-like symptoms all the time. None of the doctors I reached out to were able to explain why or help me.
So I started researching, reading and trying different approaches to health and healing. I experimented with it all: the Master Cleanse, being vegetarian, I even went vegan for a while. I ate raw food, did colonics and acupuncture. And each taught me something new about myself and my body.
Through working with a health coach who helped me implement the changes I needed for good, and by practicing yoga, I finally restored my body to full health. Since then I have been committed to helping others do the same.
Katrine is the author of Best Green Drinks Ever, a certified holistic health coach, and yoga teacher. She moved to New York from Norway in 2006 as a model. The years of being in front of the camera, traveling and working long hours taught her a lot about what it takes to take care of herself and maintain a healthy lifestyle. After growing tired of the industry she left to complete her studies at the New School. Katrine received her nutrition training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Katrine works closely and has trained with Dr.Frank Lipman at his practice in Manhattan, The Eleven Eleven Wellness Center. As a part of Dr. Lipman’s team of health coaches, Katrine has helped to guide his high–profile patients through dietary changes that also fit their demanding and busy lives. Katrine is the nutrition adviser for The Juicery and continues to develop juices for their locations around the world.