Carey Overstreet, Certified Health Coach
Welcome! My name is Carey Overstreet and I am passionate about health, fitness, nutrition and living a healthy, balanced life. For the past twenty-one years, I have coordinated recreation and leisure programs for people with developmental disabilities. Working with countless families, schools, hospitals, businesses and many recreation agencies to promote health and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities has been extremely rewarding.
Going back to my senior year of high school, I got a job at McDonald's 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.
In my early 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 was allergic to the new anti-thyroid 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 over ten years through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.
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 Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. I am excited to assist others in taking control of their health with the easy to follow L.E.A.N. Start and Prime Time Health programs.
“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.