Hi! My name is Kristin and welcome to Sassy Holistics. 

My goal in life to help people feel empowered with their own health and wellness. You CAN heal if you are given the right information and the right tools.  Part of healing is learning how our bodies work, what nutrients are most important for, and being open to learning about new healing methods and modalities.

To me, holistic health means treating the body as a WHOLE. Nearly all aspects of health are connected in one way or another.  It’s time to stop treating symptoms, and start truly healing. I focus on 5 main ways to achieve and maintain health: Reduce toxins, manage stress more efficiently, find your ideal diet, heal your gut and balance your minerals!

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My Experience with Natural Health

I was almost always sick growing up and by the time I was 17 I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. I had chronic pain, migraines, digestive issues, depression, anxiety and I gained a lot of weight. I saw about a dozen doctors who just kept giving me more medications but they usually made things worse. I learned to just deal with the “fibromylagia” but I was majorly depressed for several years.

My life started changing when my health was declining even further. I knew I had to make a major change both physically and mentally. I lost over 100 pounds and I started cleaning my life of negativity. I felt the fog lifting from my head and I realized that the typical lives we lead are just a recipe for disaster.
I finally started to learn the way to live holistically and one by one, all of my health issues started disappearing. It was the proof I needed that this was the true way to live. It was the push I needed to realized that I can help others break free of their illnesses and regain their health and happiness.

When I first got into natural health I had some really major wins pretty quickly. Within the first few months I had an arsenal of supplements that I started taking, and I was starting to feel really good! However, after some time I started to develop new symptoms and I was so confused. Eventually I realized that isolated, synthetic supplements were NOT a long term solution to actual healing. Nutrients have co-factors and antagonists and when we take a nutrient in an isolated, lab-made form (especially for long periods of time) we can actually create even MORE issues down the road.

So even though taking magnesium helped to get rid of my fibromyalgia, it started to make me incredibly fatigued and I had big issues sleeping because magnesium lowers sodium and can suppress adrenal fucntion. Even though zinc initially helped to calm me down, it started to give me panic attacks as it can create copper deficiency with regular use.

Because of my own experiences, I feel it led me to the truth about health. We aren’t meant to switch from pharma drugs to synthetic nutrients! After a few years of observing things in my own clients, followers, and other groups online I became even more secure in my views.

I saw people that were going through adrenal crashes being told to just take more magnesium because the crash meant they needed the mag more. I saw people that were saying they had suicidal thoughts to just push though copper dumping and take more zinc (which is what caused the thoughts to begin with!). I saw people say they had no changes at all with their current supplements being told to increase and increase and increase until they did notice something. And one of the worst- I saw people telling pregnant women to take massive doses of synthetic vitamin C (which can act as an abortifacient!!).

I am not sure how others have not noticed these things, or if I was meant to see and understand it because I had already gone through it. To this day I get people arguing with me because “you can’t heal with nutrition alone”. However, HOW is anything that I mentioned above healing? Using synthetic nutrients like drugs is not natural and I will never change my mind about this. Logically, it makes no sense. We need stomach acid to utilize our nutrients- period! Why would you want to supplement with 100 things when you can just work on your gut and liver healing and get your body to absorb things better like it’s meant to?

Hopefully that helps clarify why Sassy Holistics is the way that it is. Not that I am trying to justify anything- nothing is every going to make me shift from this view on healing. I am constantly learning and evolving when it comes to health but I am more interested in true healing and real health. But when you’ve seen and heard what I have, then you might understand more about where I’m coming from. It’s not just a random opinion I have- it’s because I do not want people to get hurt. I care more about the actual people that we’re meant to be helping instead of studies or attitudes of “we’ve always done it this way”.

We are ALLOWED to grow and evolve and we’re meant to be moving away from allopathic thinking now.

Why I started Sassy Holistics

My goal in life is to help those that want to gain back their lives.  Whether you want to get healthier or just learn how to “green” your life, I will be there to help.  I want to help people learn the truth about what it means to be healthy. We have to change now in order to make our future generations healthier. Our children are now estimated to have shorter lifespans than us- that is unacceptable!

Kristin’s Education and Credentials

  • I have my Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences from University of Natural Medicine, with a concentration in clinical nutrition.
  • Holistic Nutrition Certification from Penn Foster
  • Fitness and Nutrition Certification from Penn Foster
  • Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Training with the Malter Institute
  • HTMA Course through UNM taught by Dr. Wilson completed
  • Certificate in Functional and Nutritional Blood Chemistry Analysis with Metabolic Healing
  • Introductory, Intermediate, and Entrepreneur Herbal Courses completed from Herbal Academy.
  • Currently enrolled in the Alchemical Herbalism course with Evolutionary Herbalism
  • Over 5 years of hands-on experience in the nutrition field helping people find their path to better health.
  • 4+ years of training other practitioners how to read HTMA and utilize it in their own nutritional practice.

Meet our Sassy Holistics Practitioners

All about Celeste

Joined in 2022

Hi! My name is Celeste, and I am the newest addition to the Sassy Holistics team. 

My journey with holistic health began with questions and inadequate answers for how to truly heal from illnesses that plagued my everyday life. While searching for these answers, I came across Sassy Holistics in 2015 and have followed the whole-food nutrition path ever since. During this pivotal time of discovery, I attended college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to pursue a childhood passion for marine biology. Halfway through my degree program, I discovered my passion for herbs and ethnobotany. A calling to pursue holistic healing through natural means took me on a journey that completely changed the course of my life.

I now attend the American College of Healthcare Sciences and am actively pursuing a degree in Integrative Health with a focus in Herbal Medicine. Prior to taking my current courses, I always knew there was an innate instinct in me to share the power of holistic medicine. Finding Sassy Holistics and realizing how closely interwoven all modalities of healing are, there was no doubt that this is what I genuinely love doing. I am ecstatic to be a part of an innovative and ever-evolving team of individuals who have dedicated their time and energy into helping others heal. I cannot wait to work with you all, and I hope to be able to make a positive difference in your lives!

4 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. Loved your honest insight of our bodies! I’m so ready to become healthy..even though I’m 71, I’m not going to allow the aches and wearing out of my body parts to take over my mind! No wonder I’ve been depressed and anxiety filled..dang hiatus hernia and non helpful drugs!!

  2. Hi Sharon! Thanks so much for your kind words. And that is amazing that you’re not going to allow that to take over- I wish you luck on your healing journey!

  3. Hello,
    I accidentally took molybdenum 500mcg with a lot of grapefruit extract and started having tingling in hand and feet. Jolting feel in my body anytime I went to sleep. Not be able to stay as asleep. Not being able to eat. Anxiety, depression, feel a sense cloudy & doomness all the time and bad sensitivity to light. It’s been two weeks I feel like the moldybedum with grapefruit cause copper deficiency. But copper hasn’t help sometimes and I feel like have copper toxicity symptoms. I been to 3 doctors and they are not helping. Please guide me in the right direction if possible. Thanks!

  4. I’m sorry you’re experiencing this 🙁 Isolated supplements can cause so many odd issues for people! Molybdenum is a big copper antagonist, but copper is one of the most complex minerals to truly fix- you might actually need to work on some adrenal or nervous system healing in order to undo the damage that this caused.
    Nervous system healing: https://www.sassyholistics.com/holistic-nervous-system-healing/
    Adrenal healing: https://www.sassyholistics.com/our-favorite-adrenal-adaptogens/

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