The GEM Health-Counseling Program
We provide counsel on a variety of nutrition and health-related concerns and goals. A healthy diet and lifestyle doesn’t happen over night! It takes knowledge and hard work. Everyone has nutritional needs and lifestyles that are unique, as is the process to get there. Our guidance program provides you with the tools to achieve these goals. You will learn how to apply the basic principles of detoxification and cleansing to your own life. You don’t have to eat completely vegan, organic and raw to understand the benefits, of which there are many—learn what works for you and apply as needed.
By bringing awareness to the connection between how you eat and how you feel, your physical health will improve and you will begin to notice transformations in other areas of your life such as your work, your relationships and the way you take care of yourself. Your natural inclination will shift towards foods and activities that make you feel better, and you will make time in your life for those things that truly inspire and nourish you.
What Makes us Shine?
We have 2 certified health counselors who received training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. During training, we studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Teachers include Dr. Andrew Weil; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities. Our staff also includes a nutritionist and a Cooper Clinic certified fitness trainer to assist you in these areas if necessary.
In addition, we gather a wealth of knowledge and experience everyday inside The GEM, where we practice what we preach!
This experience equips us with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and our knowledge of different dietary theories, we help you make real and lasting lifestyle changes.
INDIVIDUAL SESSION TOPICS:
Whole Food Plant Based Diet. The GEM embraces a whole-food, plant-based diet. Following this regime will bring energy, weight loss, vibrance. Learn why and how to get there.
Detox. So many of our GEMs ask how they can get clean—to feel better, look better, think better, but have no idea where to begin. Gradual changes to your daily life will put your body and mind on a path to healthier and happier living.
De-stress. Stress causes inflammation. Inflammation promotes illness and disease. This session uncovers ways to keep stress at bay, physical and mental tips to develop more gratitude, healing and a love of yourself.
Sugar Busters. Like heroin, cocaine and caffeine, sugar is an addictive, destructive drug, yet we consume it daily in everything from cigarettes to bread. Learn how to rid your body and mind of sugar cravings.
Hidden Toxins (in your food). Learn why GMO’s and food additives could be making your sick and fat. Learn how to pinpoint and eliminate them from your diet.
Eating on the Go. If you have good food in your fridge, you will eat good food. Easy tips to navigate your favorite restaurants and shopping lists are included.
Weight Management. All calories are not created equal. Your 600-calorie Big Mac does not make you feel the same as 600 calorie GEM Trio… Nor will you look the same.
Energize Me. Waking up each day with vibrance and energy—like every day is your own disco party—would be awesome, wouldn’t it? So many of us struggle to find enough energy. The good news is there are ways to increase your energy, naturally and easily.
Cooking at Home (for 1, 2 or the whole family). Sometimes a healthy, easy to make meal is hard to pull together with a hectic schedule and family. So much of what we feed our kids is unknowingly full of chemicals and over processed, nutrient depleted food stuff. However, with just a little planning and a stealth grocery list, you can provide your family with the real happy meal.
Meal Planning. This hour session provides you with a week worth of simple to implement menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Includes a meal plan, helpful tips, shopping list, and some of our favorite go to recipes.
Healthful Home. Toxins make us sick—our bodies AND our mind. They are not just in the air. They are all around us–even where you would never think. This home visit takes an in depth look into your home environment and help make the transition to a healthier home (includes air filters, water purifiers, beauty products, etc.)
What’s in Your Pantry? Sometimes the easiest way to make healthy changes and stick with them is simple. Just have the right foods in your refrigerator and pantry! We come to your house, go through your refrigerator and pantry, identify which foods you’ll want to eliminate and tell you why, and replace a couple of your favorite foods with healthier versions. You receive a helpful reference guide about pantry foods you may not be sure about.
Whole Foods Shopping Trip. Join a Diamond’s Counselor for 60 minutes as you are taken on a highly informative and enlightening tour of the Whole Foods. We will point out what to buy, what not to buy, how to read labels for optimal health, and give you many useful tips that you can apply wherever you shop.
Juicing & Smoothies 101. Learn how to make nutritious, great-tasting smoothies at home. Learn the importance of special ingredients and what is right for you. Recipe and shopping list included.
Gluten and Grains 101. What’s the hype about? Learn why these culprits affect your weight, mood, immunity and how to navigate towards healthier choices.
Proteins and Dairy 101. How much protein do you really need and what are your best options? Understand why dairy can be a menace to your well-being.
DIAMONDS ON YOUR INSIDE INTENSIVE HEALTH PROGRAM:
This program offers personal health counseling tailored to your needs, on the principle that everyone is unique and requires their own plan. What works for one, does not work for all. Weekly, 50-minute sessions create a customized plan that will lead to a healthier, happier life. May include Whole Foods tour, pantry makeover, recipes, suitable reference books and/or products that reinforce your unique plan. Are you ready to be free of toxic weight, full of energy and light?
We’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. 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 health.
50 minute consultation to identify focus areas and establish health goals.
• No charge
50 minute, one-on-one consultations designed to educate, enlighten and transform.
• $125 for a single session
• $440 for a bundle of 4 sessions ($110/session, up to 7 sessions)
• $800 for a bundle of 8 sessions ($100/session)
Grocery Store Tour Add-On
• $150 for the first person
• $ 75 for each additional person (up to 5 people)
Meal Plan Add-On
• $150 for 7 days with shopping list
Diamonds On Your Inside Intensive Health Program
• $1600 for 4 month program
• 3 day juice cleanse with step-by-step guidance
• 12 weekly one-on-one sessions