Kim is a wife, mother, 3-time cancer survivor, and self-proclaimed foodie! She lives in Webster, NY with her husband, her daughter, and her two sons. In her free time, Kim loves spending time outdoors with her family, experimenting with new recipes, bike riding, swimming, and sewing, as well as researching and learning more about nutrition.
Kim has always had a passion for helping others. She graduated from Mount Saint Mary College with a BA in Psychology and Human Services and then went on to work in trauma therapy, helping children and teens.
After beating cancer for the third time and helping her children with their food allergies and health challenges, Kim decided she wanted to help people with diet and lifestyle to improve their lives. She is now a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), Culinary Nutrition Expert, and Instructor (CNE), has a Master of Science in Human Nutrition, and is now pursuing her Certified Nutrition Specialist credential. She is passionate about teaching others how eating whole foods and incorporating a foundational approach to nutrition will improve their health, wellness, and quality of life.
Two of Makayla’s favorite mottos are “Food is Medicine” and “Health is Wealth.” Makayla grew up around the fitness industry because her mother was and still is a fitness trainer. In her spare time as a kid, she read her mom’s fitness magazines to learn as much as she could about healthy living. The passion for health started early!
Makayla recently attained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and she is currently a candidate for the Certified Nutrition Specialist credential. Makayla is also a certified personal trainer, a NASM certified group fitness instructor, and a nutrition coach.
Makayla has personally struggled with unhealthy eating behaviors in the past due to dieting fads, misinformation, and a lack of understanding of her own body. She is passionate about helping others find their balance, heal their bodies, and incorporate joy into their daily life. With that comes weight loss, less inflammation of the body, and a healthier you.
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