Nancy Ristau, Health Coach


Nancy Ristau, Health Coach

St. Louis Health and Wellness Coach

I teach simple, scientifically based concepts that are realistic and easy to implement yet can result in some big changes in your life

Welcome! My name is Nancy Ristau and health and nutrition are my passion. I work with families, businesses, schools and organizations in the St. Louis Metro area. I’ve had an interest in health and nutrition for years but it wasn’t until my mother died from cancer that I really woke up and started to pay attention.

By applying Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. principles (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition) into my own life, I have been able to overcome many health challenges including IBS, Chronic Insomnia and Eczema..

My personal journey to become a Health Coach

I wasn’t always so healthy. In fact, when I was younger I could eat whatever I wanted (and trust me, I did!) and not gain weight. I figured as long as I exercised, I was okay. Eventually all the soda, cookies and chips caught up with me. I was constantly tired, had eczema, stomach issues, mood swings and a host of other issues. I was a mess. I want everyone to know there is HOPE! It’s never too late to make lifestyle changes. In 2012 I was told by my Doctor that I had a condition that needed to be monitored closely and I would most likely need medical intervention in the near future or it could potentially develop into the same cancer that took my mother’s life. I asked what I could do and he told me that positive lifestyle changes and changes in diet could possible help by building up my immune system to fight it but at my age it was unlikely.

Having seen what my own mother had been through, I decided to get very serious about my health. As of July 2014, I am completely free of the condition as well as the underlying virus that causes it! I am a firm believer that LEAN principles work. I don’t claim to cure any condition or disease. However, I can work with you and your medical professional to implement the latest scientifically bases concepts that I have learned from Dr. Sears, help you meet your wellness goals and enhance your life.

In addition to being a Certified Dr. Sears Wellness Coach, I am also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In addition, I have a BA from Webster University in St. Louis and have worked in the Corporate world, been a stay at home mom as well as having worked in the Communications Department for a large school district.

Let me show you how simple, rewarding and life changing it is to go LEAN by attending a program that is right for YOU!

I just wanted you to know that three months later we are still following your wonderful Health Coach advice. If I’m at a grocery store about to by something “bad” I stop and ask myself, “What would Coach Nancy say about this?” We feel, I don’t know “cleaner” and have more energy and have dropped some weight! Thanks so much for your expert guidance!

Julie Q.

Certified Health Coach

Nancy received her Health Coach Certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, founded by world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Sears. The Institute is a leader in science-based health and wellness education that focuses on the four pillars of health; Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.). A certification by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is obtained only after completing the extensive course work and meeting all requirements. Once certified, a Health Coach possess the knowledge, tools and resources to make a positive difference in the health of others.

Nancy Ristau

Serving the St. Louis Metro area

Phone: (636) 485-7356

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