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Meet Amber Maron of Amber Maron Nutrition in Redondo Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amber Maron.

Amber, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve always been interested in health, the environment and food. I became a vegetarian at 12 years old, and was constantly being asked about what I ate, so from a young age I gained experience thinking about and discussing food. Admittedly as a teenager I was a bit of a “junk food” vegetarian, eating lots of bagels and veggie dogs. As I got older I started to cook more and learn about the environmental impact of agriculture and the food industry, and I started to clean up my diet, eating lots of locally grown, organic produce, and cutting out the processed junk. I felt better, and by changing my diet I was able to clear up my own issues like acne and eczema. The profound effect our diet has on our health became obvious to me, and I knew that’s what I wanted to share with others.

After working in Environmental Education for years, my husband and I quit our non-profit jobs to travel through Central America. When we returned, I found myself with this amazing opportunity to start my career over. I chose to enroll in a Holistic Nutrition program and became a Certified Nutrition Consultant. I’ve found that this work allows me to integrate everything I care about – food, caring for the environment, education and helping people feel good.

Has it been a smooth road?
Venturing into the unknown is never easy. This is the first time I’ve been my own boss, without the structure of a regular 9-5. I’ve had to learn everything about running a small business, marketing, web design, a million little things along the way. It’s also challenging to keep believing in yourself when obstacles come up or things don’t go as planned. Sometimes I have to give myself the same advice I give to my clients – take deep breaths, do the best you can, and trust yourself.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Amber Maron Nutrition story. Tell us more about the business.
I am a Certified Nutrition Consultant and creator of Amber Maron Nutrition. My approach is very holistic, meaning I work with clients to address all aspects of their lives that impact their health. This includes addressing stress levels, relationships, lifestyle habits, exercise, and attitudes. Of course, we also talk a lot about food. Each client receives individualized recommendations, meal plans and recipes based on their personal needs and goals. While the details of the recommendations are always specifically tailored to the client, the general plan focuses on eliminating the processed, chemical-laden ingredients and enjoying real, whole foods that the body needs to thrive. When people begin to eat this way, the results are amazing. Inflammation goes down and people experience less pain, more energy, better digestion, clearer skin, and weight loss.

Some people come to me looking to resolve specific health issues, some just feel generally run-down, and know they could be eating better. I educate my clients on the causes of their health issues, and how they can use food to heal from the inside rather than just using creams, pills and a string of other “treatments” that simply cover up symptoms while the underlying problems persist. I help them to understand that illness.

I offer support and encouragement, without any judgement, pressure or unrealistic expectations. If they’re local, we’ll go to the farmers’ market and cook together, because I want people to enjoy the process of taking care of themselves. Undoing bad habits and shifting perspectives takes time, but my goal is always to help people make lasting changes that will support their health for the rest of their lives.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
The wellness industry is certainly growing, and that’s a great thing. I’d love to see the industry focus more on education and prevention of disease instead of just treatment.

The body sends signals, we just have to listen, and most people don’t notice until they’re really suffering. As people become more and more aware of “alternative” ways to support their health, I think we will see more integration between the various fields.

Wellness centers that offer a variety of services, such as movement, meditation, nutrition education, massage, etc. are becoming more prevalent, and I think that makes so much sense, because it’s all connected.

Pricing:

  • 3 month programs start at $499
  • Single sessions and consulting services range from $75-100

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Nicholas Borsodi
Stephanie Goldfinger

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