Nice to meet you.
Hello! I’m Leslie. Thank you for visiting PINE & PEAR. I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and I am also certified in Functional Blood Chemistry. I am passionate about helping others heal with food and compassion. I believe in partnering with my clients while helping them reach their health and wellness goals. I married my college sweetheart and we have three super cool kids. I am an avid year-round adventurer: snowshoeing, hiking, biking, SUPing, and kayaking.
I became a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner because I know what’s its like to struggle with the always changing what you should eat and what you shouldn’t eat, food intolerances, disordered eating, autoimmune disorders, and trauma.
I experienced early childhood trauma which surfaced for me in high school. Too much shame led to disordered eating as I felt alone. Eating was the only thing I could control at age 17 when my emotional world was turned upside down.
Growing up, I was constantly sick. I struggled with what to eat and tried every diet out there. I was a vegan/vegetarian for eight years but still didn’t feel well. I felt overwhelmed navigating it all with so much information out there. How was I going to sort through all the noise?
Persistence, curiosity and success led me to a passion for food and a holistic lifestyle. I researched and left no nutrition stone unturned as I began to learn as much as I could. It payed off. I’ve been able to heal my body in amazing ways with food, lifestyle changes and supplements when needed. Others noticed the changes in me and started asking questions about my health journey. This is when I knew I had to help others on their own health journeys. To help and support others is one of my greatest rewards.