About Amelia Knight Pinkston, VMD, cVMA, INHC
Hi and Welcome!
I'm Amelia, which means "industrious". That's a pretty good summary of my strengths, weaknesses, and how I ended up here as a health coach (and veterinarian) all in one. I know what it feels to work hard, be "successful", and yet to still feel stuck - with my health and in my career. I don't want that to be you.
I received my certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Prior to that, I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and my Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.
I have a huge amount of medical knowledge, and I'm really good at problem-solving. And yet, I don't want there to be any confusion that when it comes to human health, I'm a health coach not an MD.
Why I Became A Health Coach (Not an MD)
I grew up as a first child, Type-A, high-achieving, people-pleasing, perfectionist. When I achieved my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian, my high-stress profession led me to burnout, exhaustion, brain fog, and GI signs that I ignored for a long time. When I finally tried to get answers, doctors told me I was "healthy". Was it really normal to feel this way? I felt confused, stuck, and alone.
That's when I first discovered the gaps and limitations of our current health care system and the deeply flawed messages our society is sending about health and nutrition.
We're not getting set up for success.
I became a health coach, because I want you to have the same life-changing transformation that I experienced. My biggest lesson: You need to work with your body and mind instead of against it. My journey was slow as I gradually put all the pieces together through research and trial and error to understand what really matters when it comes to true health.
I want to listen and to get to know you.
I don't want 10 minute appointments to quickly diagnose and prescribe a pill. I want to be with you every step of the way as we:
- Identify your road-blocks
- Help you to achieve sustainable weight loss that feels really damn amazing
You're going to wonder where all of this crazy energy came from, and I can't wait.
I'm here to help you figure out the "how" when you know you need to make healthy changes, but you're busy.
I want the moment we start working together to mark the date you officially ditched the yo-yo dieting trap for good and realized that a healthy lifestyle can be enjoyable, delicious, and sustainable.
I know you're busy.
I know right now you're just trying to keep up with your fast-paced, high-stress life filled with obligations. How are you supposed to make time for your health when you're taking care of everything else?
I'm here to show you.
Soon the only thing you'll wonder is why you waited so long to feel this amazing!
Cheers to your inevitable health, happiness, and success,
P.s. One of my favorite things to do is to play and experiment in the kitchen! I love creating new recipes customized for my clients. Check out the blog for nourishing, easy, and delicious food to get you jumpstarted.
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