Carey Overstreet, Certified Health Coach
Welcome! I am Carey Overstreet, Certified Health Coach and Recreational Therapist of twenty-four years. I am passionate about health, fitness, nutrition and living a healthy, balanced life. For the past twenty-two years, I have coordinated recreation and leisure programs for people with developmental disabilities. My career has been extremely educational and rewarding through my work with countless families, schools, hospitals, recreation centers and other agencies to promote health and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Going back to my senior year of high school, I worked at a fast food restaurant and for the first time ever, I didn’t join any sports. After a few months of eating fast food and getting less physical activity, I quickly gained twenty pounds. I was so embarrassed that I went on an extreme diet and exercise regimen and lost twenty pounds in one month! That was the start of my relationship with disordered eating. I have learned so much over the years about managing emotions, stress, insecurities and that self-love always comes first.
In my mid thirties, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. My thyroid was extremely out of control throughout my first pregnancy causing sleepless nights, racing heart, anxiety and more. After my pregnancy, we stabilized my thyroid with more medication. After my second pregnancy, I became allergic to the new medication and there was no alternative other than disabling my thyroid function with radiation. This was not an ideal option, so I decided to take control of my own health. I went to an acupuncturist, tried herbal supplements and eventually stopped taking anything and changed my diet. My thyroid has been under control for fourteen years through proper Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition!
Learning more about nutrition and taking control of my health was one of the best decisions I ever made. Eventually, this led me to become a Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. I am passionate about sharing my gifts and knowledge with You--so You can also enjoy living a happier, healthier life!
I am so eager to help you create a balanced lifestyle that includes movement, real food and a positive mindset to look and feel your best! Through simple changes, you can finally take charge of your life and your health.
Love Yourself, Invest in Health!
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”
“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”
Certified Health Coach
Carey received her Health Coach Certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, founded by world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Sears. The Institute is a leader in science-based health and wellness education that focuses on the four pillars of health; Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.). A certification by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is obtained only after completing the extensive course work and meeting all requirements. Once certified, a Health Coach possesses the knowledge, tools and resources to make a positive difference in the health of others.