Hello. I’m Matt. And yes, I know it may seem a little strange that I’ve used a before/after image for my profile picture, but I feel like it helps convey what is achievable.
My personal experience of completely defeating insulin resistance—high blood sugar and over 80 pounds of excess weight made me a believer. What I can do, everyone can do with the right support. Becoming healthier was much easier than I anticipated it would be, and that makes me regret that I didn’t do it sooner. I use my own journey as fuel to help others actualize their own.
I’m 54 years old now and I’ve made the shift to care for my body ‘from the inside, out.’ No longer am I focused on my body’s form, but how it is operating on a metabolic and cellular level for lifespan, lifestyle, and “healthspan.” Supporting others in their pursuit of their health goals is joyful and meaningful to me.
Here are a few things that I’ve learned along the way. They encapsulate how I approach supporting someone else’s health commitment:
- Ultimately, we own our personal health. This must be the driving motivator for longterm lifestyle and dietary changes. Providing a space where clients can freely express themselves is what I seek.
- Nearly everyone can improve their health when they embrace a nutritional plan that supports proper metabolic function. Our bodies are skilled at self healing.
- We all have the answers and solutions within us to own healthy living. The challenge is to get in touch with, and unlock, that inner wisdom.
- Everyone is unique and adjustments need to be made to develop the proper approach—based on the individual and that individual’s goals.
- Planning and habit formation through repetition will support heallth and weight loss much more than "will power." When proper information, support, and community are included by someone who is motivated to improve their health, the results are dramatic.
- Being mindful about why we eat is as important as paying attention to what we eat, and the underlying drivers—emotional, physical, and hormonal—must be considered.
- Nutrition and the quality of food are important factors in overall health as is proper sleep, thoughtful movement, stress management, and supportive relationships.
I live in Kona, Hawaii, where I support my mother and father who are 85 and 90 years old, respectively. They still live in their own home—and the goal is to do our best to keep them in their home as long as it is sustainable and healthy for them. Currently, I am immersed in projects to improve their living environment.
Photography, cooking, camping, singing, and archery are among the things I do to entertain myself. I am a bit of a “gearhead”—I am always researching and testing gadgets which support a healthier way of being.
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to, potentially, work with you.