I am here because....
1) I am living a lifestyle free from gluten AND I have a few food allergies/intolerences. I am frustrated because I am still experiencing symptoms like bloating, gas, brain fog, insomnia, weight-gain, exhaustion, anxiety and/or depression.
2) I am new to this gluten-free lifesytle and have no idea where to start. I feel like there is nothing I can eat I need help figuring it out now that my diet is restricted.
3) I thought I was going to lose weight eating "gluten-free" but I have started gaining weight since I switching over and can't keep the weight off.
4) I eat a "gluten-free diet" but want to learn how to eat healthier, whole foods.
5) One of my family members is gluten-free and I am looking for solutions on making life easier for our mixed household.
Well there is GREAT NEWS my friend!
There is no wrong answer.
If any, or all, of the above apply to you, you’re in the right spot.
Hi! I’m Kelly Schoger and it is my goal to teach you how to naturally reduce the symptoms of your Celiac disease or gluten intolerance by making healthy choices that are best for your body so you don't pack on the pounds or create more health issues for yourself. Why? Because I have been there and I know what a challenge it can be.
I'm a crafty, mountain-momma, self-professed health nerd. I totally geek-out about all things health, wellness, nature, and WHOLE FOOD. I am best-known for helping my clients discover a way of eating and a lifestyle that is perfect for their unique bio-individuality. I love helping people refine their gluten-free "diet" and discover a healthy mind, body, and soul.
I have been health coaching my friends and family for decades and finally decided to make it official. I graduated in 2017 from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the largest integrative nutrition school in the country. Throughout my education, I have been exposed to the most cutting-edge dietary theories...and I learned that there is only one that will work for you.
Every single one of my clients has uncovered food intolerance(s) while coaching with me. As a coach, I do not dictate a diet for you, but together we will explore why some foods make you feel better than others and how to strategically use that feedback. Together we create your health goals within reasonable time frames and with easy, actionable objectives so that you know exactly what you’re working towards.
I have been my own client since I was 24 years old. After taking my doctor’s advice and not seeing results I decided to embark on a journey of natural remedies for my allergies, digestive, physical, and mental issues and symptoms. For decades I have researched and read books, I talked to experts and experimented with food, supplements and exercise. But it wasn't until I stopped listening to what everyone else told me to do and fine tuned my diet perfect for my body that I noticed improvement with my myriad of symptoms, weight gain (I needed it at this point), and that’s when I knew I was on to something.
However, "health” is not just about the food you put in your body or the exercise you put out. “Health” is a delicate balance of the main components of your life. I value and practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. The thoughts you put IN your head. Your relationship with yourself and those around you. Does stress at your job or in your relationship(s) cause you to overeat? Is lack of sleep cause your sugar cravings? Does your low energy prevent you from exercising? What is in your diet that is causing brain fog? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
My clients are always excited to learn that they can take control of their health, make empowered decisions, learn to advocate for themselves, and see incredible results that don't require an expensive doctor or prescription medication. I believe each person is capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, not the latest magazine article or Facebook post.
My family and I live in a small, mountain river town (pop 2,800 ish) surrounded by 14,000 ft. mountains, 8,500 ft. above sea level. We raise chickens and ducks and have 2 dogs, we previously owned 2 pigs. We love to hike, bike, play and stay active in our mountains....it sounds totally dreamy until you realize that it could snow in June and the nearest Costco is 2 hours away.
My family, my mom, and Martha Stewart were the catalyst for this life path. Our boys were both born with food issues like myself. It took about three and a half years to figure out our oldest son's triggers and it wasn't thanks to any doctor. Those three and a half years were the toughest years of my life. But if we didn't go through that, I wouldn't be where I am today. You gotta grow through what you go through, baby.
My sister and I were raised by a single mom who raised us to believe we could do anything that we wanted to do. Literally, she was always telling me "Kelly, you could do that!" So at the age of 40 I decided to finally do what I love, go back to school, and help people live their best life.
As a 10 year old I preferred the likes of Martha Stewart to New Kids on the Block. This was not cool in the 80's. Or 90's. I mean, this was her pre-prison days. She didn't have the street cred she has now, she wasn't hanging out with Snoop back then. But I coveted my Martha Stewart Living magazines and loved how crafty and independent she was. She inspired me to make a lot of my own products. "If Martha can make it, why can't I?" I now have my own shop, with my own products, from my own tried and tested recipes...made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. My lip balm is famous around my parts, I'm just sayin'. www.apothekellyshop.com - Go check it out.
I am a highly sensitive Empath, meaning I instinctively feel people's energy and sometimes I just "know" things without really knowing how I know. I am a human lie detector. I feel people's emotions and sometimes ailments as my own. This has been a extraordinary tool for my Health Coaching journey and my clients.span
I have always lived a rather healthy life. I was an active kid, my mom fed us well, we grew what food we could in the suburbs. I love being outside and realize that nature is my life force. However, I have battled my body my entire life. As an allergy kid in the 80's I always had to pay attention to what I put in my body, allergies we a lot different back then. When I was about 17 years old, life took a sharp turn when I developed an anaphalytic soy allergy. It wasnt discovered until I went into anaphalytic shock twice in one year.
Over the decades my allergies have multiplied and I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. My boys and I “went gluten-free” in October ’12 after years of consistent and persistent viruses, rashes, and infections, and pure unadulterated exhaustion. I didn't want to join in on the gluten-free fad at the time, but I was willing to try anything at that point. We were always sick, we looked sick, we couldn’t keep weight on. But shortly after our lifestyle change, we saw incredible changes to our immune systems, sleep, behavior, overall health, and even our relationships with each other. Our family’s transformation was so drastic I knew I had to share my years of research and knowledge with others. Because that journey we embarked on 8 years ago, that was not easy....
When we had to switch to a gluten-free way of life, I wish I had someone to educate and guide me through the process of getting healthy and refining my diet. At times I found it difficult and unmanageable...there was such a learning curve! I had so many questions, experienced aganizing growing pains, cross-contamination, and set-backs that I knew I could help others with my personal experience, reasearch, and schooling.
So, when I graduated from the The Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a certified Health Coach in 2017, I left with a passion to help others learn to navigate and embrace a gluten-free lifestyle in a healthy manner and help them uncover additional food intolerances they may have developed. Because when we are "gluten-free" we typically are "not just gluten-free" with hidden food intolerances still causing similar symptoms to gluten. I help people figure out the "diet" that is perfect for their body and lifestyle so that they can live a symptom-free life from their Cealic, allergies, gluten or food intolerance. My clients end up finding a new life of confidence and peace of mind without gaining weight, going hungry or feeling deprived.
We work together on finding the unique balance you need to support your new way of life!