My name is Lysa Ingalsbe, founder of Body and Soul Nutrition. I’m an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Registered Nurse. I started Body and Soul Nutrition so I could work with clients of all ages, to support them in finding foods & lifestyle practices that provide maximum nourishment for their individual needs.
By working together, clients feel empowered to make choices based on an understanding of what works best for them in all areas of their lives.
My coaching style is based on the concept of practicing Kind Mind, coined by Tibetan Buddhist Lama Renzin. Kind Mind coaching is gentle yet perserverant. It means when you take a detour you acknowledge it and then get back on the path without judgment or persecution. Those are strong words but have you ever “cheated” on a diet and listened to the way you speak to yourself afterwards? Was it constructive or destructive? Did you feel inspired or beat up by those thoughts? Kind Mind coaching focuses on working towards your goal and enjoying the journey along the way. The steps you take can be as small or large as you need them to be. I am here to support you at your own pace.
I started working on my relationship with food when I was 19, after having some low grade health issues and realized how much better I felt when I ate foods that worked well for my body. I also learned about the “food-mood” connection at that time, mainly noticing the negative effects of sugar overload on the physical and emotional level.
In my early 20’s I decided to go into nursing because I loved helping people and was fascinated by the human body. My interest in food-mood-nutrition continued to evolve as I worked as a Nurse in hospital and home settings, and I became focused upon a path to increase my knowledge to help inspire people to live healthier lives by taking care of themselves even before they got sick.
In 2001, I chose to study at the Integrative Institute of Nutrition because of its hands on approach to learning. At IIN I was trained in dietary theories including, but not limited to, Macrobiotics, Ayurveda, Weston Price, raw foods, vegan & vegetarian diets, and a modified Atkins approach. I also learned how to lead cooking classes, guide people through a grocery store tour, and most importantly, how to develop a therapeutic relationship with clients by being both the coach and the client during practice sessions over the course of my schooling.
Since then, I have continued my pursuit of nutritional knowledge through correspondence classes with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition & I have studied MANY nutrition books including the Metabolic Typing Diet book which holds great value, as I do not believe in the “one diet fits all” approach.
I have enjoyed translating my knowledge and experience to the benefit of my clients throughout the years. I have worked with hundreds of clients, have led group programs to support employee wellness in the corporate setting, have led many seminars and cooking demonstrations, and have led hundreds of “cleansers” through my online seasonal cleanse programs. I also developed the character of SuperFood Girl for the school programs I facilitate with students in primary, elementary, middle school and high school.
Supporting people of all ages through their journey to health is my greatest joy and honor in life.
Are you ready to take the first step with me?