Our goal is simple: To provide clients with the Functional Health solutions needed to obtain the quality of health and life they deserve.
We live in a world in which we have the technology to be connected to any person, or source of information at any given time. Yet we have never been more disconnected. Disconnected from one another as we mindlessly scroll through social media on our smart phones. Disconnected from our natural environment as we sit under artificial lighting, breathing in air riddled with the chemicals of the building materials that enclose us. Disconnected from our natural food sources which have fueled our evolution for millions of years as we take another bite of our trans-saturated, high fructose, artificially flavored, preservative fresh “meal replacement bar”. Disconnected from the very thing that drives our survival, the need to move!
In a world where we have constant access to an endless library of information, an abundance of chemically modified food like material within arm’s length, and a gargantuan system that is supposed to “lead us to health”, things like movement, breathing fresh air, sunlight exposure, and eating real food from the earth have all become optional.
The Problem is that most individuals turn to "diet and exercise" when they are trying to get healthier and at the same time we are taught to rely on medications to be well and control our health. Medications (although necessary in disease states) often are prescribed to suppress symptoms and cover up the problem. Symptoms, although common, are not normal and are simply a manifestation of underlying Metabolic Dysfunction. Without investigating the underlying dysfunction and addressing it with key lifestyle, diet, and therapeutic supplementation, it goes unopposed and symptoms are merely suppressed artificially with pharmaceuticals. This can often make the problem worse and increase the risk of developing chronic disease long term. The top modern day killers are mostly lifestyle induced conditions. Although improving nutrition and activity are crucial steps towards optimal health, most individuals already have varying degrees of metabolic dysfunction and need a Functional Approach to address the root cause. Our Functional Lab Testing Program is specifically designed to bridge this gap between "general health coaching" and "reacting to disease with surgery and drugs". This program works excellently in conjunction with any health/fitness efforts already being taken AND any medical treatment/oversight.
At METABOLIC SOLUTIONS we strive to bridge the gap between the nutrition & fitness industry and medical community by delivering a dynamic and versatile multi-modality service that can address all aspects of health, fitness, and wellness! By combining an evidence based, investigative approach to your body, with effective mindfulness and behavior modifying coaching methods we are able to help individuals reach their health and fitness goals in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible!
Vision: To enable every individual to gain sustainable control over their health and fitness by teaching them the tools they will need to understand and recognize their body’s needs while developing a healthy mindset towards their lifestyle, exercise, and food choices in order to develop healthy habits for a lifetime of success and longevity!
Mission: To create a comprehensive, all encompassing, and sustainable program for each individual that caters to their unique physiological and psychological needs in order to guide them to the results they desire in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible for life long optimal health!
I have always been an extremely motivated individual and grew up active in martial arts and wrestling among dabbling in other activities. At a young age I realized the importance of fitness and nutrition. I felt empowered by the idea that I had control over my health and physique. After finishing my high school wrestling days I enlisted in the United States Navy for the prestigious SEAL program. Unfortunately my SEAL aspirations were cut short due to an inguinal hernia that lead to a medical discharge. I then transitioned into competitive bodybuilding and started personal training and nutrition coaching at the age of 19. When I started in the industry I had the pleasure of working with experienced professionals with a vast array of backgrounds and education. I was fortunate enough to gain exposure to many modalities and areas of science. Being an extremely motivated individual, that exposure has set me on a path to learning as much as I can to optimize human health, happiness, and performance. There is nothing more rewarding to me than being able to help individuals attain a level of wellness they never thought possible. So I welcome you to METABOLIC SOLUTIONS, my personal business dedicated to helping individuals make the most out of the one life we are given by presenting unbiased information and being your personal partner in health!
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®- Certified FDN Practitioner, Mentor, and Clinical Advisor
Neurogistics- Certified Neurogistics Practitioner
Precision Nutrition- Level 2 Master Nutrition Coach
Metabolic Effect-Level 3 Hormonal Nutrition Coach
National Academy of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer
Other Educational courses:
Seeking Health Educational Institute- Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics Course One
Seeking Health Educational Institute- Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics Course Two
Pomeroy Institute for Functional Nutrition- Thyroid Dysfunction
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Advanced- Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Advanced- Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Advanced- HPA Axis Function & Hormone Metabolite Assessment and Correction
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Advanced- Oxalate Metabolism
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Advanced- Thyroid Dysfunction
Metabolic Healing- Mastering Functional Lab Test Analysis
Metabolic Healing- Insulin Resistance Mastery Course
Metabolic Healing- Functional and Nutritional Blood Chemistry Analysis
Originally from south Florida, I grew up in an athletic household where sports were the main focus + priority. I engaged in competitive soccer for most of my teenage years, but eventually found my love for volleyball. This led me to playing collegiate volleyball for Rutgers University, where I was nominated for the All-American team and was top 10 in the nation in aces.
I graduated college with a degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). Upon graduating in 2012, I felt motivated to start my own blog, RunOnOrganic.com. Till this day it’s my informational outlet for all of the experience and knowledge I’ve acquired through being a collegiate athlete and health nut. My ultimate goal is to simply encourage others to live by my mantra: “Make Good Use of Your Pulse.”
As an athlete, I’ve always had a burning desire to reach my maximum potential physically. This drove me to learn about the most beneficial things to put into my body and how that varies from person to person, depending on their needs, level of activity, genetics, etc.
Along the way, I discovered that there are many factors that contribute to your overall health. Your emotional state, thought patterns, quality of sleep, and even your personal care items (soap, lotion, etc) impact your wellness.
Once I became more aware of these various facets of health, there was no turning back. A lot of bad habits were immediately out the window because I could not knowingly keep doing that damage to my body (i.e. habitual negative thinking, drinking sodas, eating lots of empty calories with no nutritional value, consuming all kinds of preservatives in packaged foods, applying toxic products to my skin).
This was the spark that started my mission to help others learn what I have; that you have the power to completely transform your health through the decisions you make everyday.