My first correspondence with, Rachel Feldman, the fairy godmother of digestion was on October 25th, 2012. I came to Rachel with vertigo, rapid weight gain, chronic fatigue, digestion issues and hormonal imbalances. I was a mess. After traveling to Thailand in 2009, I picked up a parasite that never left. After I explained my ongoing issues to Rachel, she listened patiently, commiserated with me and asked detailed questions. She made me believe in how she could help me, if I was willing to put in some work, stay on top of things and write down what I was eating and how I felt. It’s almost March, 2013 and I have lost 15 pounds, wake up feeling rested and have completely nixed sugar and caffeine. Rachel is a godsend for anyone with digestion issues. She created my own personal food plans and showed me different ways to cultivate more happiness. My life turned around when I met Rachel. I started to believe in hope again and without her, I have no idea where I would be. Thank you Rachel, you are a star.
– J Mauss
Rachel is AWESOME. After having two babies in two years I felt like my entire system was out of whack. Gaining 60 lbs with my first pregnancy, losing a little weight, then gaining again with baby number two put me in a bad place struggling with my weight and trying literally everything on the planet to lose it with nothing working. I also wanted to start eating cleaner and finding healthy, easy and quick food options being a busy working mom. Food Shopping trips with Rachel were enlightening too – she introduced me to items I never knew existed or items I never thought would taste so good!!! My food plan is so easy to follow on the go with awesome options for meals and snacks, and I love all of her recipes!!! My families new favorite things are Rachel’s smoothies and protein ball recipes- they are all simple to make and delish!!! It’s been 6 weeks since I started with Rachel and I feel great, more energy for my family, and lighter too- so far I’m down 10 lbs!
Rachel Feldman is one of the most talented health coach’s I have ever met and or read about (those of you who know me know I read a ton and have talked to thousands of people about health and fitness). I highly recommend her. She is absolutely amazing as a health coach and a person. She is a genius with nutrition. Bless you Rachel.
I have spent years and money on various diets and nutritionists throughout the years – all of them never working. I always thought it was my fault and so I jumped from the Paleo Diet to Weight Watchers, from The Body Ecology Diet to The Blood Type. Each time failing once more. Then I found Rachel – a breath of fresh air and someone who truly has the knowledge and ability to help people. Rachel practices bio-individuality – recognizing that we each have are own issues with food, our bodies, and our emotions. Her responsive to my emails and questions is unparalleled. Even though I know she has other clients, she makes me feel like her only one. I truly cannot say enough good things about her, and the best part is that for the first time in my life, I know that I can stick with her recommendations to live a healthier, happier life.
– Carey B.
Working with Rachel has been wonderful. She really takes the time to figure out YOU and what your needs are and then caters a program to those specific issues. She really knows her stuff and is always on the hunt for new and different ways to help with your goals. She introduced me to different foods and ways to prepare them and what they can do nutritionally. Most importantly, she really made me look at myself differently, and think about why I eat the foods I eat and the deeper issues involved. I highly recommend working with Rachel whether you are looking to lose weight, get off medications or overall just want to feel better about yourself inside and out!!
– Kolby M.
When I met Rachel I was very frustrated. I was working out and following a basic nutrition plan but could not lose the last 5-10 pounds to my goal weight. After meeting with Rachel and finding out what I was eating and how I was feeling after I ate, she was able to come up with an individualized meal plan just for me. After following this meal plan for just a couple of months I was losing weight and feeling nourished, not deprived. Finally after working with Rachel I am able to have a healthy relationship with food. I feel healthier, leaner and more energetic at 40 years old than I have ever felt in my life. Thanks Rachel!!
– Dawn M.
I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Rachel Feldman over the last several months. Rachel has guided me ever so gently on my path to better living through better health. Rachel’s commitment & knowledge helped me to begin making choices in my life that have allowed me to feel excited, interested & willing to live the life I was intended to live. The greatest gift you can give yourself is to take this personal journey with Rachel ~ you are worth it ~ something that I had forgotten and was reminded with Rachel’s help.
“On Nov. 23, 2010, I stood before my doctor, pushing my all time highest recorded weight of 342 lbs. (that’s the only official account of my weight that high as my scale at home couldn’t handle anything over 330 lbs). One of the first things she asked me was to tell her about “the foods that make Ari happy.” Her belief is simple, if you are not happy eating what you are eating, then no matter what type of program you are on, it will be
nearly impossible to continue doing it long term. With my “happy list” in hand, Rachel helped devise an eating schedule and menu guide for me that changed my world for the better. She taught me the importance of balancing my foods, regulating my intake, and encouraged me to try different things that would stimulate my digestive system, as well as help to “clean out all the junk.” There were plenty of “you gotta be kidding me” moments, don’t get me wrong, but I put my trust in her, and she didn’t misguide me one bit. So Rachel tasked me to re-light that flame and get it burning bright. In the past, a workout to me was a 2+ hour commitment, so the thought of waking up early to work out was something I could not fathom. Those that know me are aware of the fact that I am anything BUT a morning person. Rachel helped me to realize that I didn’t have to block out a quarter of my day to commit to a hard core workout, and by acknowledging the importance of these small pockets of time, I was able to scoot my alarm clock back in small increments and fill that time doing something active. Today, Nov. 10, 2011, two weeks shy of the one year anniversary of that horrible doctor’s appointment, and three weeks from my next scheduled appointment, I am finally looking at the underbelly (yes, pun intended) of my first target weight, I have broken through the 300 lb barrier. I feel like Rocky Balboa at the end of Rocky II – “Yo Rachel! I did it!”.
“Whenever I refer people to Rachel Feldman, I tell them she is, “the woman who saved our lives”. Last January my Husband, Mark, was diagnosed with stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and we started a journey that has forever changed us. Prior to his diagnosis he was experiencing debilitating stomach pain, irregular bowel movements, anal fissures etc. Having been raised on meat, rice and potatoes he would often purchase whatever pastry or pie was on sale at the grocery store and eat that for breakfast. An athlete his entire life, he rationalized that his consistent physical activity outweighed any of the poor food choices he was making. He was fit and trim but now unable to eat more than a few tablespoons full at every meal and the light and brightness I had once seen in his eyes was dark and hazy. Endoscopy’s, colonoscopy’s, and the like left us with no answers and troubling side effects. We were lost and I was very scared.
I felt like someone was going to get to the bottom of why my Husband was hurting. Rachel got our family off of gluten, found the right supplements and began to lead Mark down a pathway to healing his digestive system, which seemed to be in shambles. Almost immediately after she helped us change our diet the majority of his pain subsided. His color was improving, he began going to the bathroom regularly and his joints even started to feel better. Rachel was helping us reduce his chronic inflammation and rid his body of waste that was making him sicker. He could finally begin to nourish himself again and I saw a light at the end of the tunnel. When Mark was diagnosed Rachel held my hand from 100’s of miles away and pointed me in the right directions.
My eyes fill with tears as I write this because I do not believe I would still have Mark if it weren’t for Rachel. I think by the time Doctors finally realized what he was dealing with it would have been too late were it not for all she did to help us before. Once Mark was healed I began to work with Rachel personally as I attempted to heal from the emotional trauma of the past year – and as I discovered- so long before. I was literally making myself sick by not taking care of me and now with her help, I feel better than I ever have. Rachel opened my heart in such a way that has allowed intense healing to take place within me and I am so grateful. She dispelled so many food myths for me and helped me realize there is no one perfect diet for everyone. She is my friend, my teacher, and my guardian angel. Her dedication to her clients and her family inspires me on a daily basis and I believe she is an ESSENTIAL part of anyone’s healing journey. I love you, Rachel.”
– New Jersey
“Thank You sooo much for your help! I know I don’t always express my emotions well, but I wanted to Thank You from the bottom of my heart. You are the catalyst to my journey in achieving a life of balance and gratitude! I will never not be TYPE A and an overachiever but at least I can learn to live in the moment and “slow down” (Maybe just a little). I know you get me so THANK YOU for even just that. Not all people do!
“Rachel, I wanted to thank you for your recommendations to my diet. Not only do I consider myself a well-conditioned athlete but an executive and family man with a demanding schedule. Since implementing your recommendations I have seen a dramatic increase in my energy, strength, focus, and endurance levels throughout the entire day. You have revolutionized the way I look at nutrition and have done so by offering meals and snacks that taste great and are easy to prepare. I feel better now than I have my entire life and I thank you for all your help and support.”
-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Gary and Noreen Campbell, Harmony, PA
I contacted Rachel after I had hit my sugar bottom: Depleted of energy, bloated, and out of control. I needed help, and Rachel was there to help me pick up the pieces. We talked about what my body was really asking me for through the unrelenting sugar cravings. Rachel set me up on a plan made just for me, but kept it simple and sustainable. We added a few supplements, extra protein, and some healthy fats. She set me up with a daily routine and recipes that worked for my busy lifestyle…and over the next few weeks, she helped me discover which foods served my highest self and which I needed to let go off.
The end result? I have never felt so good! Sustainable energy, healthy digestion, and, so far, 10 pounds just melted away. The bloat is gone, and now, when I eat something, I have the tools necessary to understand if it works for my individual make up. The crazy part? I eat more now than I did before…just of the right foods for me. I don’t crash in the afternoons, I am more productive at work and the mental fog has lifted. And, most importantly, I feel good about the way I nourish my body. I will forever be grateful to Rachel for getting me on the right path and supporting me when I couldn’t support myself!! Her wisdom, enthusiasm, and gentle guidance helped me to start a new journey to wellness and vitality!
Rachel has my utmost respect and appreciation for her work. I have long been on a deep quest for radiant health. I asked Rachel to share her knowledge with me because despite feeling like I had tried everything, I knew deep in my gut that I was still missing a few key factors. It’s tough to admit that though. After at least ten years of intense searching for answers I kind of felt like a health expert. I had read about so many different health ideas, but yet I still didn’t feel radiantly healthy. My biggest challenge really became that I had become so picky about whom I would invest my time and money in because I had already tried so many approaches. I needed someone that had already been in the same boat as myself, and that’s how I found Rachel.
Rachel’s spirit is one-of-a-kind. Not only did I get to learn so many insightful new ideas but I got to know her as a person and what kind of attitude it takes to overcome health obstacles. All of the support and confidence she gave me was really what I needed the most. Rachel is relentless, talented, intelligent, dedicated, and most of all incredibly empathetic and loving. The best thing I learned from her is that radiant health is a continual journey and that joyful persistence is key. If you are looking to take your health to the next level, no matter where you are at, she will help you get there.
Thank you Rachel for being you, for spreading the light to all those that come in your path. The love and concern you give your clients is, I believe, the best healing tool one can ask for. To know that you can get through health difficulties because someone that was in similar shoes was able to rise above, is very powerful. I feel much strengthened to continue on my journey toward radiant health. – Kerry
We are a relatively healthy family, but things come up and over time things can build up or get clogged up leading to problems!!! Well thats where we were at. Working with Rachel has helped us peel back the layers to help my kiddos and myself feel really great. She cut straight to the problem, came up with a plan that included diet and supplements. This has made all the difference in the quality of life around here! Moving forward I feel like Rachel has given me some tools to keep in my back pocket to use at the onset of ‘not feeling great’ to boost the system and help keep us healthy. Rachel has been incredibly supportive to me as a mother which has been empowering. There is nothing worse than not knowing what to do for your sick little ones!
I have learned so much from her and cherish her.
Thank you, Rachel!
I was referred to Rachel by my family practitioner. Initially, I was seeking assistance with a rotation diet because of a multitude of severe food allergies and sensitivities. Well, what I received was so much more! Rachel is an incredibly knowledgeable individual with a deep compassion and caring for others. Not only did Rachel provide creative rotation menus and recipes but recommends high quality organic ingredients; some of which I never used or even heard of before but are readily available at Whole Foods. Rachel also has an extensive understanding of functional medical testing and has recommendations that can help support the various organ systems such as the adrenals and thyroid. She has great ideas to help you detox and even directed us to a source for an infra-red sauna. Rachel is a pivotal part of my health and wellness team and her knowledge, enthusiasm and caring makes her an absolute pleasure to work with!
– Marcy Saitsky
” Rachel’s detox program is outstanding thanks to her deep knowledge of food and amazingly compassionate understanding of people. My husband and I are food lovers and did Rachel’s detox program together for seven days; we were both amazed and pleased with Rachel’s nourishing, satisfying and delicious recipes – our kids ate much of the food with us as well. In addition to all of the food guidance Rachel’s plan included so many other ways to nourish us outside of food. Her well thought out recipes and materials made this program so doable for two working parents with three kids! What is so special about this program is that so many of the recipes, and other detox tools have made their way into our daily life – Rachel’s detox program has been a true gift!” ~ Megan Culp, Proud Mommy
“I will be honest, my lifestyle isn’t exactly the picture of heath, grabbing meals on the go seem to be part of our daily world. So I entered into the Detox with some trepidation and the first couple of days were painful as my body started getting rid of toxins I didn’t even know I had. But by day 4 something miraculous happened… I felt amazing! I had more energy than I had in years and I couldn’t wait for my next healthy meal. By the end of the detox not only had I lost 7 pounds, I had gained new eating habits that I still haven’t altered. It gave me a new way of living and now 14 pounds later I have to say ‘Thank you’ for giving me my vitality back.” ~ Stacy Nelson -Marketing ImPerfect
“I have done detoxes before, but never one online…never one so easy nor so delicious. Rachel’s daily emails felt like I had a personal coach and kept my “can do” attitude in check. I highly recommend Rachel’s detox for everyone who wants to feel better, enjoy delicious, super-foods…and have access to a master health coach. Bottom line: I lost 7 pounds and am making some of the simple practices part of my daily ritual.” ~ Collier Thompson
“I suffered with IBS my entire life. Doctors mostly brushed me off and told me to eat more fiber and drink more water, which mostly made my symptoms worse. Then I met Rachel. She worked with me 1-on-1 and helped me resolve most of my symptoms in a very short period of time. I was amazed at how quickly someone who really listened and cared could help me figure out what worked for my body to rid myself of the issues I’d dealt with for all of those years. I’d been interested in health and nutrition for some time, but had not known how to use that knowledge to help myself. Rachel not only helped me take back my own health, but she inspired me to go ahead and take that next step to become a health coach as well so that I can help others the way that she helped me. I am forever grateful to Rachel and I know she is changing many other lives for the better every day.”