integrative nutritionist & holistic health coach
of mālama Wellness

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Aloha, my name is
Madison Pohai ke Aloha Kahuli

I believe that being healthy means eating delicious whole and real food, that a person doesn’t need to sacrifice their happiness to be healthy, that being healthy IS being happy and being healthy doesn’t have to be hard.

I didn’t always know that being a health coach was the career path I wanted to take or that I even wanted to teach people how to use food as medicine. During the summer of 2017 when I was in the beginning of my own health and wellness journey I realized how passionate I was about helping others and wanting to share what I know.

Before starting Mālama Wellness, I worked in the beauty industry for ten years as a Makeup Artist and the most cherished parts of my entire career were the moments when someone would tell me how beautiful they felt afterwards and it was truly gratifying. I was trained to transform people on the outside(which I loved) and eventually learned, through my own experiences and growth, that I wanted to help people transform themselves from the inside out.

I am a Certified Integrative & Holistic Health Coach, a hula dancer and a San Francisco resident. I am a published Makeup Artist, self-care princess, and food lover. I am a women, I am just like you, and I’m here to help people live their best life.

Each person has their own food and lifestyle needs.

One person’s food is another person’s poison.

 

As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach i take a holistic approach and believe in the concept of bio-individuality

 
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My Approach to Lasting Wellness

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationships cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? Is the thought of preparing a home cooked meal daunting to you? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole because health is personal.

Education

I received my training as a Health Coach and Holistic Nutritionist from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based in New York. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.

My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.

My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work together with clients to help them make lasting and practical lifestyle changes that connect them with their highest self.

As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and we’ll navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and health advice together to explore what truly works for you.