KRISTIN + MARIA
We do midlife women’s health.
And we do it very well.
We challenge the belief that feeling less than optimal is “normal” at our age.
I am a functional nutritionist with advanced training in holistic nutrition as well as a specialty in peri-menopause and menopause health. I am Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, a certified DUTCH hormone test practitioner, and a graduate of the Nutritional Therapy Association’s Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program. In addition, I have special training in amino acid therapy for anxiety and mood disorders as well as mindset coaching to facilitate change. I completed a professional mentorship with naturopathic endocrinologist Dr. Rebecca Provorse in 2020 and am also a “recovering” corporate attorney. I will perform a comprehensive functional analysis of your health history, nutrition status and lab tests to create an individualized protocol aimed at rebalancing your body’s systems and solving for any deficiencies. I then guide you through shifts in diet, lifestyle and mindset while educating you on options to restore or support your hormones and optimize your health! When not working with clients you will find me with my husband hiking, exploring the world, covered in Golden Retriever fur, or catching up with my adult sons.
I am a functional health coach with a specialty in peri-menopause and menopause. I graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013 and then went on to study in a hormone program for practitioners with Dr Sara Gottfried in 2014. I spent the first 8 months of 2015 completing the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Certification Program and, in 2017, completed the Menopause Method Program for Physicians with Dr David Rosensweet. I have been personally mentored by hormone scholar Dr Lindsey Berkson and naturopathic endocrinologist Dr Rebecca Provorse. I now mentor other health coaches and nutritionists to help them understand the unique and profound hormone changes of midlife. I combine holistic health coaching with functional lab tests to help you identify and assess your hormonal deficiencies, gut health and metabolic status. I then educate you on your options for hormone therapy so that you can work with a hormone provider (either your own or one of ours) from a position of knowledge and clarity instead of fear and confusion. When I am not working with clients, you will find me traveling, horseback riding, walking outdoors or cooking.
We use carefully chosen lab work, nutrition that is specific to midlife women, mindset coaching + hormone replacement therapy education to help you lose weight and reclaim your health so that you can make midlife magnificent!
It’s time to rethink midlife. For too long now, midlife is being treated like a diagnosis, much like menopause, and its gifts are being overlooked in favor of its challenges. It is this fact that inspired the Wise+Well logo.
We believe that women have inherent value to society that stretches far beyond the production of children; in fact, it used to be the tradition that the second phase of a woman’s life is where her value was most treasured because it is during this time that women served as compassionate healers and empowered holders of wisdom. In ancient cultures, when one was seeking wellness, the first stop was to the revered, wise midlife woman who was looked upon almost as a goddess. Our logo honors this tradition.
With a hat tip to Athena, Olympian goddess of wisdom and knowledge, the W+W logo is fashioned after Athena’s Greek symbol representing her shield and spear but which also resembles the symbol for the Roman goddess, Venus, who rules over femininity, love and beauty. The olive branch inside represents the peace and victory we hope to help midlife women secure, as well as serves to honor Maria’s Mediterranean heritage. The placement of Wise before Well represents our inherent belief that wellness can only be secured after gaining the wisdom necessary for that journey.
OUR WONDERFUL TEAM
Hi! I am Betsy and usually the first member of the Wise + Well team that you will speak to as I handle our Discovery Calls. I left corporate life behind after a career as a high-tech executive to start my own consulting firm in early 2021. That hard-won experience – along with my digital media chops and communications expertise – helps me connect and empower women of all ages to take ownership of their health and well-being.
I’m a successful Mastering Midlife Mayhem program graduate after struggling post-hysterectomy to address my health concerns. I joined the W + W team in 2021 to manage consultation calls for interested clients and also moderate the Mastering Midlife Mayhem community. As a long-time community builder, moderator, and facilitator, I’m happy to lend my skills and abilities to help other women like me achieve their health goals!
HI! I’m Oanh and I’m here to coordinate and provide support to Wise + Well client’s!
I am a recovering engineer who wants to know the why behind everything. I’m always searching for answers and the more details I can find, the better, and that’s why I love Kristin’s + Maria’s approach to women’s health. Their knowledge and education have been the missing pieces to my perimenopausal midlife mayhem! I am very excited to be supporting Wise+Well as the business assistant and I am your go-to person for non-clinical questions. When I am not supporting our clients, I am enjoying life in the PNW with my husband of 23 years, my 2 teenage kiddos and Frenchie. Mental and health wellness have become a passion for me over the last 15 years. It’s my life purpose to teach my children what it means to thrive mentally and physically in life.
Hi! I’m Sarah and I’m a Team Clinician here at Wise + Well. I grew up in Northern California where I swam year round and loved all things sports related. My passion for sports continued as a D1 athlete at San Diego State University where I graduated with a BS in Kinesiology, then earned my Strength and Conditioning Coach certification, C.S.C.S. My strength coach in college helped me tap into my potential with a lifting program that not only made me a more efficient and explosive swimmer, hitting personal records in the pre-season, but it also convinced me that strength training was absolutely key to all athletic performance and life. For the last 18 years as a strength, sports performance, lifestyle, and nutrition coach, I’ve used my attention to detail, positive attitude, and energy to encourage and help others reach their potential, to work hard, and succeed. I’ve been privileged to train a variety of people of different ages and professions, from professional athletes in the NFL and Major League Baseball down to high school and youth athletes. Hitting the midlife mark personally, I have realized that my body is not the same as it was in my 20’s and 30’s. I needed to make some adjustments in order to get the most out of this next phase of life. I began following Kristin and Maria on social media and eventually became a client of theirs. I fell in love with learning all things regarding women in mid-life, which fueled my desire to also help educate women as they enter this phase of life. I enrolled in Wise and Well’s first mentorship course in 2023 and joined their team that fall. I am inspired daily by my husband and two kids. In my free time, I enjoy maintaining my physical fitness, playing games with my family, hanging with my girlfriends, paddleboarding, and being outdoors, either in the mountains or at the beach.
We Want to Work With You so That You Can Be WISE+WELL Too!
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