MEET MARIE CATELLI
My name is Marie Catelli and I am a Holistic Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine, a Group Fitness Instructor, and a small business owner. While I love to work out, my true passion today is holistic nutrition.I wasn’t always fit. I certainly wasn’t always healthy. Getting into better shape came first for me at the young age of 12, and I exercised regularly throughout my teenage and adult years. However, while I thought I was healthy then, it wasn’t until recently that I felt truly comfortable in my own skin.
In addition to being insecure about my weight as a kid, I also battled with acne as a result of my Italian family’s eating habits. I didn’t know it then, but eating every meal as if it were our last– cheese, meat, pasta, cookies, cake, etc.– was a way of life for us, but also was taking its toll on my body even as a young girl. Acne ripped apart my self-esteem and I had tried literally everything under the sun to cure it, but nothing gave me permanent results. I had turned to the dangerous drug Accutane when I was 14, and was about to begin another round of it in my twenties before I started having strong misgivings about how it could endanger my health. I started researching holistic ways to cure my acne as an alternative to more pills. Without digging very deep I began to uncover research suggesting that acne is a direct result of a congested liver, colon, or both. I read that many people eliminate toxins and waste produced by processed foods and dairy through their skin, resulting in the kind of cystic acne I was suffering from. If I could see palpable results of how my diet was negatively impacting me, what was it doing to my body that I couldn’t see?
Most alarmingly, why did I never know this before? Why was I convinced that only antibiotics or creams would cure me? The answer is that big industries (i.e. meat and dairy) are powerful and they do not want you learning the truth about their processes or their products and how they affect your health. I feel so deeply that we should all have the ability to make educated decisions about what we choose to fuel our bodies with. This requires the truth about what and when to eat. I was so frustrated to have been misled for decades regarding what “healthy food choices” are. I don’t want you to live in the dark any longer!
The more I learned about eating whole organic foods and how important probiotics are to ultimate health, the more my health and appearance improved. I now live a life where I do my best to avoid dairy, meat, white sugar, wheat, processed foods and beverages. Not only did my skin begin to clear within days of ditching the dairy almost a year ago, I began to feel an overwhelming sense of satisfaction in eating whole organic fruits, vegetables, and grains that I’d never felt before. It is not necessary to be vegan or vegetarian, or do a master cleanse, as this way of life is for everyone to customize however may suit you best. Positive change, though small at first, has kept me coming back to this way of life day after day. I am proud to report that eating as close to the earth as possible has regulated my body weight to an ideal size where I no longer count calories or obsess over meals! Talk about a life change. My skin has dramatically improved and I feel clear-headed, positive, and beautiful from the inside out.
I can’t wait to help you make the changes I’ve made in my own life to become a happier & healthier version of you.
My name is Pattie Sueoka, and my first (and most important!) job is as a mom. Like you’ve heard a million mothers say, when my child was born, my world changed forever. I will never forget the first time I saw Amaya. I still remember almost every detail. It was 12:46am and after 8 hours of labor, she was here! Her little, quivering lip was was curled down, her skin was bright pink and after she took her first breath, she let out the sweetest cry. It was perfection. I can honestly say there is no other time in my life that compares to the very moment I first laid my eyes on her. It was then that I knew and understood unconditional love. Nothing else in the world mattered, or even existed. I was forever changed and I vowed to devote everything I could to her well-being. Little did I know how much of me she was going to need in the years to come.
The first year of her life was tough; at times, even unbearable. I had severe postpartum depression and had a very colicky, unhappy baby. Amaya had acid reflux, constant gastrointestinal (GI) problems and would cry for what seemed like days on end. Sleep was nonexistent as she would wake up anywhere from 3 to 5 times each night until she was 13 months old. I didn’t understand how to make her feel comfortable or even how to make her happy. Hopelessness was my mantra. When she was 14 months old, we came to realize that our little angel was not developing like her peers, and a short 6 months later our world was shattered with the dual diagnosis of autism and global apraxia. The first few days, I just sobbed uncontrollably. Even though she was physically here, the child that I thought I had was gone. I couldn’t help but mourn the loss. After a weekend of laying in bed and crying hysterically, I realized I needed to peel myself out of bed and take action. I quickly shifted into fighter mode and began to scour the internet so I could help my daughter reach her full potential. Autism was on the rise and the access to information was endless. I stayed up for hours and hours. Functioning on the little adrenaline I had left, I read articles, joined online communities and ordered every book on the subject available. There had to be a solution and I was determined to find it.
After devoting myself tirelessly to figuring out how to help Amaya, I learned that the fastest and easiest way to start the process of making her life better was by putting her on a gluten and casein free diet. We quickly saw results. We saw her distended belly flatten out. Her dry, brittle hair became shiny and lustrous. Her once eczema riddled skin was now clear. She gained weight and grew inches. The most amazing changes were the increase in her awareness and her overall state of being. She was present, and she was happy! We tracked the introduction of the diet and were able to see that dietary modifications, in conjunction with therapy, yielded tangible results. Since starting the diet, she has been able to be fully potty trained, her understanding of language has increased tremendously and she has learned to use a device to help her communicate. More importantly, she was transforming into a smiling, bubbly little girl who sought me out for affection. If these dietary changes could be so positive and transformational for my little girl, then how could they impact me and others?
Like many women, I thought eating “skinny” meant eating healthy. As an athlete, working out has always been a part of my daily life. I was very conscious about not consuming much fat, but bought into the propaganda that processed foods were “safe”. I followed my doctor’s recommendations, which included consuming copious amounts of soy, dairy, wheat, fruits and veggies, none of which were organic. I never was conscious about consuming probiotic rich foods or supplements and I was never really worried about the water I drank. I trusted the system– but unfortunately, the system failed me and my daughter. The saying “you are what you eat” has an entirely new meaning to me. Since seeing the progress my daughter has made, I have really come to understand the importance of what we are putting into our bodies, in addition to making sure we support our bodies to ensure what doesn’t belong is also filtered out. The ProBalance 7 Day Cleanse and the Probiotic Cleansing Diet came into existence as a testament to all I have learned.
The ProBalance 7 Day Cleanse and the Probiotic Cleansing Diet were created to help you and your family transition to a healthier way of life. We are here to guide you, provide you with the tools necessary and support you as you learn how to fuel your body and the bodies of your loved ones in the correct way. Everyday, scientists uncover more chilling information about the constant exposure of pollutants in our food, water and everyday household items are potential culprits for the increase in obesity, diabetes, Alzheimers, autism, allergies and cancer, you can’t afford to not make this change. In the words of Hippocrates, “Let food be your Medicine.” There is no limit to the benefits of changing the way you eat.