Meet Rach

I’m the holistic nutritionist, health coach, recipe developer, and podcast host behind Real Health with Rach! I started this brand in 2019 as a place to share delicious recipes that make healthy eating easy and attainable. Since then, it has grown to include advice for healthy living, health and nutrition coaching, and resources to help women live their healthiest, happiest, real lives. Health is truly our greatest gift and most precious resource and I want to help you feel great in your body and have the energy to accomplish your goals! I’m excited to connect with you and hope to play some small part in you achieving your best life ever. Keep on reading if you want to learn more and if you need to reach me, follow this link!

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Who I am

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I’m a 28-year-old Arizona native currently residing in in the Phoenix area and I absolutely love the desert. I’ve never lived anywhere cold and I’m not sure my Arizona blood could handle consistent temps below 60 degrees (jk, but not really). I’ve been with my high school sweetheart, Brett, for 14 years and we got married on Valentine’s Day in 2016 (fun fact: we share our wedding anniversary with my in-laws!). We just celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary in 2021 with a vow renewal in snowy Telluride, CO (where this picture was taken)! Brett is my best friend, biggest fan, and has always been 100% supportive of my big dreams and personal career goals. I am a proud mom to two wonderful kitties and am a huge animal lover. In my free time, you can find me in the kitchen testing new recipes, riding my Peloton, enjoying the outdoors, taking an hour long bubble bath, playing video games, watching movies, or binging anime. (I’ve got eclectic hobbies, I know). My husband and I love to travel and try to take at least one big trip every year – We just spent 2 weeks in Wyoming and Montana enjoying the great outdoors and it was so good for the soul!

Real Health with Rach Health and Nutrition Coaching

Meet Rach

I’m the holistic nutritionist, health coach, recipe developer, and podcast host behind Real Health with Rach! I started this brand in 2019 as a place to share delicious recipes that make healthy eating easy and attainable. Since then, it has grown to include advice for healthy living, health and nutrition coaching, and resources to help women live their healthiest, happiest, real lives. Health is truly our greatest gift and most precious resource and I want to help you feel great in your body and have the energy to accomplish your goals! I’m excited to connect with you and hope to play some small part in you achieving your best life ever. Keep on reading if you want to learn more and if you need to reach me, follow this link!

Who I am

Get to know Rach - My relationship

I’m a 28-year-old Arizona native currently residing in in the Phoenix area and I absolutely love the desert. I’ve never lived anywhere cold and I’m not sure my Arizona blood could handle consistent temps below 60 degrees (jk, but not really). I’ve been with my high school sweetheart, Brett, for 14 years and we got married on Valentine’s Day in 2016 (fun fact: we share our wedding anniversary with my in-laws!). We just celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary in 2021 with a vow renewal in snowy Telluride, CO (where this picture was taken)! Brett is my best friend, biggest fan, and has always been 100% supportive of my big dreams and personal career goals. I am a proud mom to two wonderful kitties and am a huge animal lover. In my free time, you can find me in the kitchen testing new recipes, riding my Peloton, enjoying the outdoors, taking an hour long bubble bath, playing video games, watching movies, or binging anime. (I’ve got eclectic hobbies, I know). My husband and I love to travel and try to take at least one big trip every year – We just spent 2 weeks in Wyoming and Montana enjoying the great outdoors and it was so good for the soul!

My journey

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My personal health journey started over 12 years ago when I first visited an OBGYN due to irregular periods. Unbeknownst to me (and apparently my doctor), I had PCOS and hypothyroidism and it would take 10 years for me to get a proper diagnosis. Instead, I was immediately put on the birth control pill and that’s when my health started to spiral out of control. Within a year, I developed severe cystic acne, and became desperate to treat it. I tried every prescription, topical, and in-office treatment my dermatologist could think of, besides Accutane. Something inside me knew that a harsh internal treatment like Accutane was not the cure, but just another bandaid that aimed to mask the underlying cause of my relentless skin issues. After high school, my birth control side effects worsened and caused me to develop severe anxiety and depression (which happens to most women on the pill, even though no one talks about it). I started having panic attacks and developed a binge eating disorder (it was the darkest time in my life). This season led me to start taking antidepressants, which only made matters worse inside my body. Between my Freshman year of high school and Senior year of college, I gained 50 pounds due to the medications, poor diet, lack of exercise, and a toxic “always busy” lifestyle.

When I graduated college, I was fed up with my body, feeling like garbage, and still not having any real answers as to why I was only getting worse. I realized that no one was going to advocate for my health besides me and took matters into my own hands. I saw my first Naturopathic Doctor in 2012 and my eyes were finally opened to the world of holistic health! I spend the next 5 years learning everything I could about health, nutrition, fitness, lifestyle optimization, and women’s hormones. Slowly, I put the pieces of my life back together, got off all of my medications (including the pill), lost 30 pounds and have kept it off, cultivated a loving relationship with my body, and decided to dedicate my life to helping other women do the same!

My journey

My personal health journey started over 12 years ago when I first visited an OBGYN due to irregular periods. Unbeknownst to me (and apparently my doctor), I had PCOS and hypothyroidism and it would take 10 years for me to get a proper diagnosis. Instead, I was immediately put on the birth control pill and that’s when my health started to spiral out of control. Within a year, I developed severe cystic acne, and became desperate to treat it. I tried every prescription, topical, and in-office treatment my dermatologist could think of, besides Accutane. Something inside me knew that a harsh internal treatment like Accutane was not the cure, but just another bandaid that aimed to mask the underlying cause of my relentless skin issues. After high school, my birth control side effects worsened and caused me to develop severe anxiety and depression (which happens to most women on the pill, even though no one talks about it). I started having panic attacks and developed a binge eating disorder (it was the darkest time in my life). This season led me to start taking antidepressants, which only made matters worse inside my body. Between my Freshman year of high school and Senior year of college, I gained 50 pounds due to the medications, poor diet, lack of exercise, and a toxic “always busy” lifestyle.

When I graduated college, I was fed up with my body, feeling like garbage, and still not having any real answers as to why I was only getting worse. I realized that no one was going to advocate for my health besides me and took matters into my own hands. I saw my first Naturopathic Doctor in 2012 and my eyes were finally opened to the world of holistic health! I spend the next 5 years learning everything I could about health, nutrition, fitness, lifestyle optimization, and women’s hormones. Slowly, I put the pieces of my life back together, got off all of my medications (including the pill), lost 30 pounds and have kept it off, cultivated a loving relationship with my body, and decided to dedicate my life to helping other women do the same!

Get to know Rach - Holistic Nutritionist

Why I'm here

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My personal health journey is what inspired me to become a Holisitc Nutritionist and Women’s Health Coach. I wish I would have had a guide of my own to help me navigate the vast world of health and nutrition, so I decided to become that person for others! In 2019 I got certified and started Real Health with Rach to create a space where healthy living would be easy, accessible, and (of course) delicious! My specialty lies in women’s health and hormones because women’s health concerns are most commonly downplayed by doctors and we all need someone to LISTEN. I am certified in women’s hormones, thyroid function, pregnancy, and postpartum care and love working with women of all different stages of life!

The mission of my practice is simple: To help you heal your body from the inside out to cultivate the life of your dreams! When my health was at its worst, everything else in my life was in disarray, too. My relationships were strained, I was floating from job to job with no direction, I had no motivation, I hated my body, and I was constantly in some kind of pain (mental or physical). Once I started getting healthy and treating the root causes of my health issues, my whole world changed. I know this change is possible for everyone, which is why my signature program is called Best You EVER!

If learning more about me and my journey has gotten you fired up and excited about your own health journey, I’m so glad!! I’d absolutely love to be a part of your transformation and help bring out your Best You EVER! Learn more about working with me here!