About Me

TRUE Health & Wellness

My name is Catherine Siroka and I am the owner of True Health & Wellness Coaching and a certified nutrition and health coach. My goal is to help you feel better and reach your health goals by helping you create balance between diet, lifestyle, physical activity and emotional well-being. I help people make better food choices whether they need to lose weight, manage chronic illness, limit the effects of hormone imbalance, aging, stress or emotional eating as well as help adults and kids live with autoimmune conditions and food allergies. 

 

Growing up in sunny Los Angeles, California, I was surrounded by perfect, skinny bodies. I always felt less-than-perfect and thought rigorous exercise, starvation diets and cutting fat and calories were the answer. After years of various health struggles and body image issues and searching for some magic solution, I developed a passion for yoga, satisfying nutrition, sane living, cooking and exercise. After a career in publishing and healthcare marketing along with extensive research and experimentation, I chose to study nutrition. 

 

I finally realized there is no quick fix or one size fits all solution, and I would love to work as a team to help you navigate your heath journey. In addition to 1:1 coaching sessions, I create group and community workshops and corporate seminars. 

 

I believe that small steps can create meaningful change, that wellness is a daily practice, and that the goal is progress not perfection.

 

For more information, contact Catherine Siroka at 203-722-4905 or via email at csiroka67@gmail.com

My Training

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.

 

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:
 

  • Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University

  • Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

  • Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach

  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center

  • Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating

  • David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert

  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

  • Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author

  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
        

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationships as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.

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My Approach

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship(s) cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

I work with my clients to get in touch with their body’s needs because I understand that life happens and your needs will change. I want to equip you with the self-awareness to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, not the latest magazine article or fad diet book.

Let’s define what you value most from your well-being. We’ll use these visions to motivate specific goals that bring you closer to where you want to be. As your coach, I will 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’ll co-create your health goals within reasonable time frames and actionable objectives so you know exactly what you’re working toward.