Diet and lifestyle choices have the power to transform your health and well-being.
About Real Health
Health Counseling is a unique, exciting progression in health and nutrition. As a Nutritional Health and Wellness Counselor, I have studied all the major dietary theories and will help you discover what approach works best for you at this point in your life. My approach is made simple for you to achieve your optimal health.
Most approaches to nutrition dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun, and most importantly, generates real results.
As a Health Counselor, I look at the human body as the sum of many parts. Together, we create a supportive environment that will enable you to achieve all of your health goals.
Our bodies are dynamic organisms, constantly evolving. Each one of us is unique and has specific needs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to healthy living. I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that fit into your daily routine and best support gradual, lifelong changes.
Are you ready to live your best life? Schedule a free initial consultation with me today!
Finding Real Health means taking an honest look at your life as the sum of its parts. I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, maximizing energy, and finding balance. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance, and overall health.
Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:
The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
Integrative Nutrition™ Plate
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity, and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
About Rachel Harley
Rachel Harley has dedicated her life and career to helping her clients get real about their lives and educates them on making the right lifestyle choices to feel their best. She believes that everyday food and lifestyle choices affect your overall health, both in the present and future. Simply, it is only possible to achieve true wellness when we get real about what stands in our way. While nutrition choices matter, relationships, career, family, fitness and spirituality are all complex pieces of the puzzle that makes us who we are and dictate our "health". Rachel translates the complexity of integrated nutrition into usable tools that are easy to implement in anyone’s life.
Rachel holds a B.A. in English and Communications from the University of Michigan and a M.A. in Education from Hofstra University. She was a high school English teacher for many years, and a lover of learning for her whole life. Rachel's passion for healthy living led her to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she received her certification as a Holistic Health Coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Additionally, Rachel is a Certified International Health Coach (CIHC) by the International Association of Health Coaches.
During the course of Rachel’s studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between.
Her studies included courses with the world's top health and wellness experts including:
Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Deepak Chopra, MD, leader in the field of mind-body medicine
Dr. David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
Dr. Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Mark Bittman, food writer for the New York Times and bestselling author
Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
Rachel resides in Manhasset, NY where she counsels privately to offer a highly customized health and nutrition plan for her clients. She teaches simple, adaptable “tricks” to help her clients create healthier homes. Rachel provides grocery store navigation sessions, easy recipe implementation and her signature Get Real Kitchen Makeover, setting her clients up for lasting success. When she isn't cleaning out her client's refrigerators, Rachel is a busy mom of three excellent children. She enjoys fitness of all kinds, a good book on the beach and dining out at the newest restaurants!
My customized programs are designed to radically improve your health and quality of life. Together, we will explore your concerns, identify your goals, and create a road-map to good health. By making simple changes gradually, you will begin to see real progress and feel better!
The beginning of your journey starts with commitment to yourself… to learn how to nourish your body with real foods and fuel your spirit with real truths.
Because wellness is so personal, I offer a variety of programs to give you just what you need:
1 Day Real Springboard:
This private, single session helps you reach a personal goal armed with information, motivation and inspiration. We’ll kick off your healthy lifestyle, address one specific issue, or follow up after you’ve completed one of the monthly packages.
4 month Real Wellness:
This program consists of two 50-minute sessions a month for 4 months. We’ll chart your path to health and well being, examining food, movement, patterns, routines and realities so the healthy changes you make will work and stick. After 4 months you’ll be charged up and ready with a plan, practical tricks and usable tools to pull it off and stick with it.
*Options to add in a cooking session and healthy shopping tour
6 month Real Transformation:
This program is for you if you’re looking for long-term success and lifestyle change, with guidance and accountability as well as true hands-on support. You’ll get all the tools, resources, recipes, plans, AND the frame of mind to achieve your goals and truly transform your life.
90 minute Get Real Kitchen Makeover:
Long term success comes with good practice and procedures set up within the home. In this 90 minutes session, we’ll strip down your refrigerator and pantry, cleaning out the junk and reorganizing it to inspire and support healthy choices and sustainable behaviors.
Get in touch with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.