Amanda's Story

Began like most of her clients

Amanda LaPlante MA, INHC, battled multiple autoimmune diseases for two decades. By 2013, at age 33, she was seeing six specialists and a primary care physician every month, with more than a dozen active prescriptions at the pharmacy. Words like “permanent disability” were being mentioned to her by doctors. Then, on Mother’s Day weekend of 2014, her then 7-year-old son wrote her a card saying she was good at sleeping! In that pivotal moment, Amanda became obsessed with finding real answers and restoring her health, rather than just medicating her symptoms.

Amanda in February 2014

Post-Transformation

Life Transformation

founded on education & dedication

After discovering the power of nutrition and Integrative /Functional Medicine, Amanda dropped over a dozen medications, shed 50 pounds, and regained control of her health. She found a new purpose in life and is now on a mission to illuminate the amazing healing potential within us all and the powerful roles that food, lifestyle, and mindset play in our health!

Amanda returned to school to become an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. She calls herself a “guide on the side” – empowering and educating clients, providing ongoing support and guidance as they set goals and make sustainable changes to improve their health and happiness. Amanda’s coaching program is available one-on-one and in groups. She works closely with her clients to co-create personalized action steps to move them toward their ideal vision of health within their unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.

Amanda Today

recognized & reputable

Amanda collaborates with many integrative health professionals, is a sought after inspirational speaker, and teaches workshops on a variety of health and wellness topics. She is also the host of “Get Real to Heal” on KWRH-LP 92.9 FM, a weekly 30-minute radio talk show devoted to empowering our inner health detective and spreading the word about root cause approaches to prevention and healing. Listen here

Amanda graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2017 where she learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories including Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, & everything in between.

She has studied with the world’s top health & wellness experts including:

  • Joshua Rosenthal, Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Deepak Chopra, MD leader in the field of mind-body medicine
  • David Katz, MD, MPH, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University
  • Andrew Weil, MD, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder of The UltraWellness Center
  • Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
  • David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
  • Marion Nestle, Ph.D., MPH, Professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
  • Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing

I earned a Master of Arts, Communication in 2006 from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis.

While pursuing my degree, I attended National Communications Association conference as doctoral program candidate.

Recruited by Department Chair as first Graduate Teaching Assistant in MA program’s history. Still I maintained a 4.0 while working a full-time job throughout.

Above my education or professional endeavors I prioritize my role as a mother & community member.

  • Committee Member
    Brentwood School District Wellness and Advocacy Committee
  • Young Ambassadors Board
    Alzheimer’s Association
  • Event Committee Chair
    As well as Advisory Board Member for Zero to 100
  • Chair Person
    Parent Teacher Organization – Mark Twain Elementary School

Keynote

  • Professional Women’s Alliance – 2019
  • Edward Jones Annual Women’s  – 2019
  • 2K20 Winter Wellness Seminar – 2018
  • End of Spring Holistic Wellness Seminar – 2019
  • Connections Dinner – at Symbowl 2018
  • Spring Wellness Seminar – 2018
  • Healthy Happy Hour – at Juice Bar Ladue 2019
  • Tuesday Talks – Seminars at Kim’s Herbs ’17-’19

Unique Events

  • Natural Health Cabin Workshops & Group Programs ’17-’19
  • Networking Today International – Meeting Leader ’18-’19
  • Mental Health & Wellness Professionals ’20-Present
  • At Home in Health – Host/Emcee 2020
  • SheCares Wellness Summit – SheFactor 2020
  • CE Seminars Circle the Elephant Quarterly 2019-Present
  • Proctor – Practice Experts Collaborative Panel Discussion 2020

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Amanda's Story

Began like most of her clients

Amanda LaPlante MA, INHC, battled multiple autoimmune diseases for two decades. By 2013, at age 33, she was seeing six specialists and a primary care physician every month, with more than a dozen active prescriptions at the pharmacy. Words like “permanent disability” were being mentioned to her by doctors. Then, on Mother’s Day weekend of 2014, her then 7-year-old son wrote her a card saying she was good at sleeping! In that pivotal moment, Amanda became obsessed with finding real answers and restoring her health, rather than just medicating her symptoms.

After discovering the power of nutrition and Integrative/Functional Medicine, Amanda dropped over a dozen medications, shed 50 pounds, and regained control of her health…

Amanda graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2017 where she learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories including Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, & everything in between.

She has studied with the world’s top health & wellness experts including:

  • Joshua Rosenthal, Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Deepak Chopra, MD leader in the field of mind-body medicine
  • David Katz, MD, MPH, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University
  • Andrew Weil, MD, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder of The UltraWellness Center
  • Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
  • David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
  • Marion Nestle, Ph.D., MPH, Professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
  • Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing

I earned a Master of Arts, Communication in 2006 from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis.

While pursuing my degree, I attended National Communications Association conference as doctoral program candidate.

Recruited by Department Chair as first Graduate Teaching Assistant in MA program’s history. Still I maintained a 4.0 while working a full-time job throughout.

Above my education or professional endeavors I prioritize my role as a mother & community member.

  • Committee Member
    Brentwood School District Wellness and Advocacy Committee
  • Young Ambassadors Board
    Alzheimer’s Association
  • Event Committee Chair
    As well as Advisory Board Member for Zero to 100
  • Chair Person
    Parent Teacher Organization – Mark Twain Elementary School

Keynote

  • Professional Women’s Alliance – 2019
  • Edward Jones Annual Women’s  – 2019
  • 2K20 Winter Wellness Seminar – 2018
  • End of Spring Holistic Wellness Seminar – 2019
  • Connections Dinner – at Symbowl 2018
  • Spring Wellness Seminar – 2018
  • Healthy Happy Hour – at Juice Bar Ladue 2019
  • Tuesday Talks – Seminars at Kim’s Herbs ’17-’19

Unique Events

  • Natural Health Cabin Workshops & Group Programs ’17-’19
  • Networking Today International – Meeting Leader ’18-’19
  • Mental Health & Wellness Professionals ’20-Present
  • At Home in Health – Host/Emcee 2020

 

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Empower your inner health detective and spreading the word about root cause approaches to prevention and healing.