Lia Rubinoff, Certified Nutrition Consultant
Lia is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who studied at Bauman College, and has a background in both herbalism and philosophy. She believes that food is our first medicine, and that our bodies are extraordinary healing entities, able to reach a state of good health once we provide the nutritional foods and physical treatments necessary to find our natural balance.
Intrinsically curious about consciousness and perception, Lia graduated cum laude with a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She then continued on to achieve her MA in Philosophy at San Francisco State University. While investigating the mind and perceptual interactions, her studies focused on how our interactions within the world serve to shape both the world we know and us.
Feeling empowered to create mindfully, and seeing a clear need to restore well-being on this planet, her passion for healing was piqued. To help positively shift our culture’s relationship to our world, our communities, and ourselves, Lia began to pursue studies of natural medicine and a career with a mission of sustainability.
In 2012, Lia began her herbal studies at Ohlone College in Berkeley and simultaneously started working in organic food sales. She loved learning about the plants and enjoyed making medicines while also having the opportunity to support the growth of the organic movement by speaking directly with people about their food choices as well as their purchasing power.
After thousands of conversations with people about organic foods, Lia grew into a coach and managed salespeople. She even directed an organic food sales department. It was at this point that Lia decided to refocus her career towards cultivating the health of the individual and their relationship to foods and plant medicines, which had been her consistent passion throughout her work in the organic industry.
In 2016, Lia attended Bauman College to achieve her NC and has been working with clients to help them detox, improve their gut health, to balance blood sugar, and to find a healthy and nourishing balance within their own bodies so that they may flourish.
Deeply interested in the inner workings of the body and how we relate to the world from within it, Lia continues to build her knowledge and skill base. Beyond eating a clean, whole foods diet, her personal practice involves daily qigong and yoga, getting out into nature, and attending workshops surrounding meditation, martial arts, and healing techniques. She feels that these experiences aid in guiding her work with her clients.