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I’m Veronica Yoo

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach & Nutritionist

Let Food Be Thy Medicine, Let Medicine Be Thy Food

Nutrition & Supplements Consulting

This appointment is with Veronica Yoo and covers a full review of health history, previous lab testing, questionnaire, your current diet and lifestyle, your particular health problem that needs to be addressed. This will be done through either Video or Phone-based on your preference.

Functional Medicine Health Coaching

Health Coaching session with Veronica Yoo is great for someone who wants to get a follow up after the initial consultation (including Fantastic Life subscribers) when you need to get questions addressed and troubleshoot any challenges for building your new lifestyle. Veronica Yoo will do her best to listen, guide, and discuss and help you to accomplish your health goals. This will be done through either Video or Phone-based on your preference. 

Helping You Achieve Success

Unlock Your Full Potential. Say Hello to The NEW YOU!

Lose Weight

Balance Hormones

Increase Energy

Gain Physical Strength

Boost Self-esteem

Weight Loss

There are many diets that promote weight loss. In fact, you can lose weight by just eating less and exercising more! Calorie in & calorie out works short-term for weight loss only. 

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The more you reduce your calorie intake, your body will decrease your metabolism so you will end up reaching your weight plateau. Furthermore, as soon as you increase calorie intake, your body will store foods instead of burning so you will gain weight. Sound familiar?

If you have done a YO-YO dieting cycle or tried many diets and you still are searching for a perfect diet to lose weight, you came to the right place. I can help you to lose weight and keep it off for good! Everyone has an unique metabolism and diffrent reason to lose weight. Start a NEW way of approaching your weight loss journey today! Book a consultation NOW!

Balancing Hormones

When you think about balancing hormones, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably the person is older or perhaps women going through menopause. 

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Let me give you a clear idea about balancing hormones. A hormone is an internal communication tool for your bodily functions. It also directly affects your appearance. Hormones influence your body shape, skin, hair, sleep cycle, appetite, metabolism, mood, strength, and cognitive function. The body makes over 50 different hormones everyday. These hormones work with a ratio. A hormonal imbalance also can cause chronic diseases, Therefore balancing hormones is KEY to creating optimal health. Whether you are on HRT or not, we can work together to find the best way to balance your hormones naturally. Why wait? Book a consultation today!

Restoring Energy

Do you remember when you felt so fresh and energized, you were up in the morning without drinking a big cup of coffee? After you ate your lunch, you did’t have to grab energy drinks or another cup of coffee?

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After working or studying, you still had energy to play with your kids or able to do errands? You find it harder to do daily tasks and activities that you used to love or you often experience a low grade energy drain and feel exhusted like muscle aches and/or burnout, extra energy drinks or cups of coffee aren’t going to fix your problem! Instead you need to find the root cause why you feel pooped and then work on restoring your energy. If you want to have a productive day and acconplish things and enjoy life, I am here to help! Let’s work together to get your energy back.

Healing The Gut

” All disease begins in the gut.”  ~Hippocrates

A properly functioning digestive system is critical to good health.

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Problems with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract can cause more than just stomach aches, gas and bloating or diarrhea. 

GI issues may underline chronic health problems that seem unrelated to digestive health, including autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes, skin problems such as eczema and acne rosacea, and heart disease. Are you looking for re-balancing your gut with food and lifestyle choices?  Book a consultation today!

 Are You In Balance?

Are you having trouble losing weight even though you are doing countless hours of cardio? Have you tried multiple diets and spent hours in the gym lifting weights only to see the scale barely move in the direction you want?  If so , more than likely it’s because you are suffering from hormonal imbalances. A few pounds come off but then nothing. You are stuck at the same weight forever it seems. If this is you, then you need to find out the main hormone that causes the imbalance. Once you fix the corresponding imbalance the weight will begin to come off without the need to count or restrict calories. 

 

 

 

What are Hormones?

Hormones are chemical messengers that are secreted into the blood, which carries them to organs and tissues of the body to exert their functions. Simply, it is a communication tool in the body. 

Hormonal Imbalance - Insulin

Insulin is an anabolic hormone that regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and protein by promoting the absorption of sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into the liver, fat and muscle cells.

Excess of Insulin can lead to Insulin resistance, Metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, Fatty liver, Alzheimer’s disease, PCOS, Gout, Hypoglycemia, Obesity, High cholesterol, High triglycerides, Hypertension, Fatigue after eating, Fat around the waistline ( visceral fat), etc. 

 

 

Hormonal Imbalance - Cortisol

Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is secreted by the adrenal glands to deal with stressful situations. The body needs the hormone cortisol to temporarily give you the boost of energy you need to respond to an emergency getaway. Short-term stress is a great thing for immediate response for survival. But chronic stress especially, mental and emotional stress prolonged without a period of relaxation can lead to excess cortisol in the body.

Excess Cortisol can lead to Depression, Anxiety, Low immunity, Osteoporosis, Loss of muscle in arms, legs and hips, Hair loss, Heart palpitations, Hypoglycemia, Poor sleep, IBS, Fat gain on your traps, upper back, Lose collagen on skin, Autoimmune disease, Asthma, Allergies, Bronchitis, Hives, etc

Hormonal Imbalance - Estrogen

Estrogen is secreted by the ovaries, fat cells, and adrenal glands. It is responsible for female physical features and reproduction. Although Estrogen is typically a female hormone man also releases a certain amount of estrogen that has an important role in the body. The health problems arise when too much or too little estrogen is in the body. Especially those who are overweight and obese or have excess body fat. The fat cells convert testosterone to estrogen in men. Estrogen is important for keeping cholesterol in control and protecting bone health.

Excess Estrogen can lead to autoimmune disease, allergies, fat gain on hips, prostate enlargement, Cellulite, Heavy menstrual bleeding, PMS, Fibrocystic breast disease, anxiety, mood swings, migraines, breast growth in men. weight gain, cancer.

Too little estrogen can lead to Infertility, hair loss, sagging skin, fatigue, depression, osteoporosis, hot flashes, poor memory,  and fat gain around the waistline.

Hormonal Imbalance - Thyroid

The thyroid hormone is secreted by the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone regulates metabolism, energy, heart rate, organ function, growth, body weight, body temperature and development of every system in the body. 

Excess thyroid can lead to hyperthyroidism and low thyroid can lead to hypothyroidism. 

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Endocrine system

Understanding Hormones

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Hello,

My name is Veronica You and I specialize in hormone balancing and I help my clients with chronic inflammation & chronic health diseases.

I also help my clients with weight loss issues. I am a firm believer in using whole foods to combat and fix chronic disease. And with that comes the loss of unwanted weight. I am a firm believer in balancing hormones in order to help my clients lose weight.

Let me help you shed weight without counting calories, without feeling deprived of foods and without feeling like you are starving. I want to help you, like I have helped many of my clients to lose the weight you’ve been unable to lose so far. I believe in feeding the body plenty of whole foods to balance those hormones and take off those stubborn pounds. You will eat plenty of food with a variety of herbs and spices and continue to shed pounds, even without spending countless hours in the gym or on the treadmill.

Testimonials

“My family doctor referred me to a specialist because of my liver issues. The specialist said it will be recoverable if I am taking care of myself seriously.”

Daniel Tu

Business Owner, Port Coquitlam, Edward Jones

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So I went to Veronica Yoo of Makeover Nutrition – Veronica spent quality time understanding my situation and developed personalized diet program for me. She followed up with me regularly and adjusted the meal plan. Veronica also encourages me take exercises every day. Now it is been more than three months, my weight dropped almost 20 pounds and more importantly, my liver/blood indexes are all back to NORMAL! I feel so good physically and psychologically. Big thank you to Veronica – you changed my life! It is the best investment I have ever made.

“I have been following Veronica’s nutritional advice since November 2013. In that time, I have lost 60 pounds and been able to maintain that loss.”

Diane Owens

Recreational Therapist, Port Coquitlam, BC, Maple Ridge Hospital

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She has changed my food plan based on what is going on in my life at the moment and has been helping me keep my weight, energy and moods in control. I recently did the metabolic detox and could not believe how incredible I felt during and after the 21 days. My energy was renewed, I woke up in the mornings refreshed and never did I feel hungry or did I have cravings. It’s a simple plan to follow for busy people, I do all my prep the night before! I am now just finishing the reversal stage and looking forward to beginning the next. Veronica has saved my life through the use of clean healthy nutritional food to feed my body. I am no longer living with high cholesterol and high blood sugars. I will never yoyo diet again. I recommend her plan to everyone who needs to clean up their bodies and gain back their health!

“Veronica is an incredible and inspiring woman. She is one of the strongest persons I have EVER met. Her mind is in perfect harmony with her body and it is very beautiful to see.”

Melisa Menard

Business Owner, Granby, QC

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  In addition, she pays attention to listen to our needs and objectives in order to develop a plan so that we can meet our goals. Each person is different and she has the ability to bring everyone to be the best they can be… Since I have met her, I changed my lifestyle and my relationship with foods and exercises. I am balanced and healthier now. I am eternally grateful for everything that she has done for me. Thanks again for everything. 

Online Coaching Resources

Metabolic Detoxification

Do you routinely consume and crave fast foods, packaged foods, processed foods with sugar or flour? Do you consume fish or shellfish regularly? Do you regularly eat fruits and vegetables that are non-organic?

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Do you eat fewer than five servings of fresh fruits or vegetables per day? Do you consume lots of conventional animal products everyday?

If your answer is YES to one or more questions, you may have an addiction to sugar or processed foods, may be exposed to a high level of potential food triggers or allergens, or may have a high total body burden of toxins.
The Metabolic Detoxification Plan focuses on removing processed foods with sugar, grains, and dairy, as well as the main sources of most food allergies and intolerance, artificial sweeteners and processed chemicals. As a results of eliminating theses foods and chemicals from the diet, the body will be better able to repair tissues and eliminate toxins.
The most important aspect of this plan is the emphasis on consistent intake of foods that help optimize function of the primary organs of elimination and reduce stimulation of the immune system. The gut needs to work efficiently to provide one to two well-formed bowel movements daily. Without proper movement of the bowels, fewer toxins are excreted from the body. Some of these excreted toxins are processed by the liver and are released through the bile.  This plan is designed to support not just the gut, but also the liver, the hub of detoxification processes. When neglected through lack of nutrients or overburdened by an increased toxic load, the liver’s capacity to detoxify becomes compromised. By implementing this plan, an individual will decrease toxin intake and experience better digestive function, immune function, and enhanced liver detoxification.

Who needs the Metabolic Detoxification Plan?
This plan is a nutritional pathway to health for those who have autoimmune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and other chronic health conditions. 

Functional Medicine Approach to Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet Approach Plan focuses on supporting healthy mitochondria through the use of therapeutic foods that improve energy production.

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Mitochondria are structures in every cell that make energy by using oxygen and nutrients from food. The cells in the brain, heart, nerves, muscles, and organs all have higher concentrations of mitochondria. These parts of the body are also more susceptible to a premature decline in function caused by a host of common insults. Harmful food choices can contribute to this decline, leading to poor health and chronic illness. This Plan will support the body in the production of energy, restore a sense of vitality, and help the body use food to support a graceful and healthy aging process. The list of food in this plan can assist in preventing the development of the chronic neurological disease by helping people to choose specific foods that enhance mitochondrial function. When the mitochondria are working well, they help to reduce fatigue, pain, and cognitive problems while supporting muscle mass and burning excess fat. This means that a person feels better, thinks more clearly, and has fewer aches and stiffness, all while improving body composition. Research shows that eating certain foods can reduce the production of free radicals. At the same time, cellular energy production is fuelled when a person is eating nutrient-dense, high- quality foods. It is also important to consider how much to eat, how often to eat, and how to cook food to ensure fat burning, muscle enhancement, and healthy blood sugar balance.

Who needs the functional medicine approach to Ketogenic Diet Plan?

Eating to support mitochondrial function is recommended for those who

Have a family history of neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Are in the early stages of neurological disease.

Wish to use preventative measures to protect their brain as they age.

Fantastic Life | E-Nutritionist

Fantastic Life is a E-nutritionist, educational tool, and lifestyle tracker. It is a website and an app designed for today’s busy and active lifestyle. At its core, it is driven out of the science that the human body is driven by hormones in balance.

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Fantastic Life is a tool in every human’s hands, accessible ANYTIME, ANYWHERE via a mobile phone or a desktop/laptop, consistently monitoring and guiding its subscribers to stay on the path. Fantastic Life is based on the principles of functional medicine and has been designed by a highly professional team of experienced nutritionists and technologists. It starts with a series of questions to understand the subscribers’ lifestyle and current health conditions. Then it creates a very personal and unique plan as individual as the subscriber themselves. The secret to any plan is the follow up and the application has an in built smart follow up system that captures your activities and provides feedback through an intelligent rating system, followed by a smart adherence meter that in real time provides its users insights into how closely they are following the plan and what adjustment they need to make you get back on track.

Find Your Balance. Set Your Goals. Take A Challenge. Reward Yourself.

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Forging Your Own Path Today!