Hi! I’m Sharon Goldner

The Recipe for a Healthy Life website aims to educate and inspire my clients to take control of their health and to reach their goals. I am inspired to do this because I had to go through many of the same frustrations as my clients, being sensitive to many foods.

I spent many years studying and transitioning to new foods and habits to find my own success. And now I spend my time teaching what I learned, to others. 

I introduce a variety of delicious, easy-to-prepare food that fits every person’s individual nutritional needs and daily schedule. I know that when they feel better, they will seek more change and improvement in all other areas of their lives.

I help people create their very own recipe for a healthy life!

My Views

My views have been formed out of the experience mentioned above. The information and recipes that I give my clients
are intended to be a guide and an inspiration. If something resonates with you or raises a concern, I encourage you to do your own research, seek laboratory testing and/or guidance from a trusted medical professional.

My intention is to expose clients to new ideas, or reframe general knowledge in a way that is memorable and easy to implement. There is always room to learn and grow in your diet. It’s not about being perfect, but tuning into YOU.

I consider a healthy diet as:

  • Making you look and feel great, has balance and resonates with you
  • Helping you to wake up every morning feeling rested, with steady energy throughout the day
  • Not producing the digestive discomfort
  • Reducing unhealthy cravings because it is consistently whole and nourishing
  • Flexible, changing according to your needs; wherever you are

Simple Recipes and Strategies for a Better You

Eating and living well begins with adopting simple, wholesome food as the foundation of your diet. I recommend a rotation that includes a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and high-quality proteins in a weekly meal plan. This allows endless combinations, that fits into any routine or health concern. By incorporating more of the foods highlighted in my coaching sessions or in my cookbook, you will simultaneously crowd out the less healthy choices. I have witnessed time and again that when my clients add more nutrient-dense food to their diets, a new level of wellness emerges. That is part of why I call it a recipe for a healthy life!

Achieving success also requires cultivating habits that will support your intention to make positive change. This includes paying attention to how much you eat, when you eat, how you eat and how you feel after you eat. I provide recipes, strategies and practical advice that empower individuals to create their own recipe for a healthy life.

My Whole Story

Living an unhealthy life

I have always been fascinated by the power of food to both heal and harm the human body. I grew up consuming a lot of sugar and very few vegetables. As a young adult, I sensed that my food was making me sick, so I experimented with different kinds of diets. I tried to make better choices to alleviate my chronic eczema and fatigue, improve the quality of my sleep and lose weight. Later on, I became dependent on caffeine to lift my mood and boost my energy throughout the day. I thought I was eating well and exercising sufficiently, but I did not look or feel healthy.

An uncomfortable wake-up call

After my daughters were born, my hair started to fall out and I was always tired. They both had immediate symptoms of food allergies and weak immune systems. None of us were seriously ill, but we were not normal in my opinion. This went on for twenty years!

Starting a journey towards well-being

I needed to find a new way to improve my diet and health. In 1999, I enrolled in the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts, partly because I wanted more knowledge about expanding my food choices, but also to learn how to replace meat, dairy, wheat, eggs and other foods with alternatives that were just as healthy– or maybe even more so. This gave me a new way of thinking and eating that had the potential to dramatically change my health. In 2006, I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in order to gain a broader knowledge of food and food and healing. Of the many lessons that I learned, two stand out: what is healthy for one person may not be for another– and that our bodies often give us feedback about what’s good or bad for us.

Finally, a healthy solution

In 2010, my family members and I finally attained state-of-the-art testing for gluten intolerance and food allergies. Being diagnosed with gluten and dairy sensitivities was the best bad news we have ever received. It solved the mystery of which foods were the source of our problems. It set us on a path of healing and self-awareness and ultimately the ideas behind helping others find a recipe for a healthy life. During the transition process, I didn’t just give up the old foods all at once; instead, I slowly replaced them with healthier versions of foods that satisfied the same needs and desires. My diet makeover, which evolved over several years, also required a greater proportion of vegetables, whole grains and protein, and a decreased amount of sugar and processed food. This multi-step experience has informed my current work as a health coach, allowing me to support my clients as they change their habits and their lives.

A recipe for a healthy life

As time goes on, I know that if I eat well, get enough exercise and participate in activities that I enjoy, I am less attracted to unhealthy food and can stay in control of my health. The journey is never completely over for any of us, but if you figure out your recipe for a healthy life, it is the best way to ensure that you will continue to be happy and healthy.