Hello! My name is Kathy Westover and I am here to help you feel as vibrant and look as fabulous as you did in your thirties. I am “62 years young” and I feel as energetic and as able to tackle life as I did before I went through menopause. It wasn’t always this way for me, however…Ten years ago, I was learning to live on my own again, going back to school, and fighting fatigue, weight gain, and brain fog the whole time. So, believe me, I feel your pain. But I am also here to tell you it can be different.
Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a Nationally Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist® with a private clinical practice in Fort Collins, Colorado (I work with people all over the country and the world using Skype and phone). This is my third career; for 18 years I was an elementary school teacher and then owned a busy and profitable bookstore in the mountains of Colorado. A few years into my life as a bookseller, my stud-muffin husband, Dan, suddenly became a vent-dependent quadriplegic when a growth burst in his spinal cord. I was only 44 at the time and my good health and youth supported me through the initial few years of taking care of him and running my busy bookstore, but eventually the stress began to take its toll and I went through a very miserable and symptom-filled menopause. I gained weight, became depressed, lost my cognitive edge, and suffered from debilitating fatigue.
I started researching how to improve both my health and Dan’s through reading just about anything on healthy lifestyle and nutrition that I could get my hands on. (I actually read Michael Murray’s 946-page tome, The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, from cover to cover.) I began changing our diets, our sleep patterns, and our toxic exposure. I made sure we both had some stress relief every day and I instituted a supplement regimen that complemented our new nutritional habits. Both Dan I began to feel the difference and I started the long journey to the vibrant health I have today. I also decided to sell my wonderful bookstore and go back to school for my nutrition degree.
After years of fighting pneumonia and kidney and bladder infections, Dan passed away peacefully one day while taking a nap. It was a sadness and a blessing all in one. I miss him terribly and think about him daily, but if it was not for that long painful journey, I would not be as happy and as healthy as I am today. And I would not have the absolutely amazing job of helping women like myself become happy and healthy also!
I specialize in helping women (and men, too) navigate the waters of middle age. It is neither natural nor normal for us to feel tired, depressed, overweight, and sleep-deprived as we move into our later years. In fact, with the kids out of the house, financial stability, and the gift of experience we should be having the best years of our life. But for many, this is not the case. Well, I am living proof that you can go through hell and come out smelling like a rose. Let me help you feel like your old self again…give me a call or sign up for a complimentary Meet and Greet Appointment today!
Fort Collins Nutritionist
Kathy Westover is the owner and founder of To Your Health! Nutrition. Kathy is a Fort Collins Master Nutrition Therapist, certified in helping people achieve optimal health through nutritional counseling, diet analysis, nutrient supplementation, and lifestyle recommendations.
She works with many Fort Collins health care practitioners to bring a team approach to rebalancing chronic health conditions such as autoimmune conditions, diabetes, overweight, cancer, and digestive disorders. Recently she has been focusing on the regulation of metabolic hormones and their role in restoring energy and robust health in middle-aged women.
Kathy works closely with the doctors at the Healing Gardens Health Center, Family Clinic of Fort Collins, Integrative Osteopathy, and Henke Health Clinic. She presents monthly health seminars at the Poudre Valley Libraries and works with several small corporations to improve the nutrition and lifestyle of their employees.
Kathy has a Master’s Degree in education, has taught special and regular education, and has owned and operated a successful bookstore in the mountains of Colorado. Her love of reading, learning, and teaching has led her to her current passion…nutrition therapy! When Kathy is not studying and counseling nutrition she spends her time gardening, practicing yoga, and, of course, eating good food. She enjoys working in her downtown Fort Collins nutritionist office at the Healing Gardens Living Arts Center at 412 West Olive Street.
Kathy is a graduate of, and a former professor at, The Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, Colorado. In October of 2014, Kathy became Nationally Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She has completed additional education in Functional Endocrinology and Thyroid Function, Blood Chemistry Analysis, and Neurotransmitter and Brain Function. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is currently taking an IFM web course on Genomics: the Study of Environmental Influences on the Human Genome.
Nutrition Counseling is not intended as a diagnosis, treatment, prescription, or cure for any disease, mental or physical, and is not intended as a substitute for regular medical care.
Nutrition Counseling does provide nutritional evaluation, balanced diet planning, nutritional supplement suggestions, and lifestyle recommendations for the purpose of enhancing health.
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