Testimonials & News

“Ellen helped me find my way to better health. For many years I suffered from migraines. They began in my late 30’s and occurred only occasionally. I believed that stress was the contributing factor. As the years progressed, so did the migraines. I tried to reduce my workload in the hope that the migraines would go away. . . . to no avail. I spent many years suffering and feeling helpless not knowing how to deal with this issue. After I turned 50, I was getting migraines on an average of 2 times per month. I ultimately suspected that nutrition might play a role and I scheduled an appointment with Ellen. We addressed my current food intake, tested for food sensitivities, and worked together to develop a food and supplement plan to tackle this issue. It wasn’t easy, but it worked! I am feeling so much better. The migraines are now rare . . . and usually triggered by my own poor choice of food consumption. I feel so empowered to know that I actually have control over my own health and happiness. I am now able to travel without immense fear of succumbing to a migraine while I am away from home. Recently, I made the decision to travel to Italy to compete in an athletic event. I never would have done this if I hadn’t worked with Ellen. I am so grateful for Ellen’s knowledge and expertise that has led me on a new journey of health and wellness.”  Lisa, Scotts Valley, CA

“I had heard awesome reviews about Ellen and decided to reach out to her and see if she could help me. When I started I was extremely emotional, I couldn’t sleep (if I did I woke up exhausted), my energy levels were a roller coaster throughout the day, and even though I was working out 5-6 times weekly I felt tired, weak and had not seen any changes in my body. After working with Ellen for the past 6 months I truly could not be happier with how things have gone. Ellen assessed my unique situation and made recommendations designed specifically for me. After a couple check ins, tweaks, and discovering what works for me and my body I am loving life! I sleep well, have consistent energy throughout the day, and I don’t get stomach aches after eating! I realized how I feel is much more important and food is the main factor in that. Plus, when I focused on fueling my body and taking care of it, the rest took care of itself and I have never looked or felt better! ” Tasha, Concord, CA

“Ellen is great! I started working with Ellen because I had no appetite, and when I did eat, I got bloated. I wasn’t sleeping well and had chronic diarrhea. After some preliminary laboratory testing, Ellen put me on an anti-fungal diet and suggested supplements that would help eliminate an overgrowth of yeast. Within six weeks, I had my appetite back (without the bloat), I was sleeping better, and lost 10 pounds.  She is so knowledgeable. She taught me to make healthy eating choices and that made all the difference. Thank you, Ellen.”  Janet, San Jose, CA

“Before I started working with Ellen I thought of myself as a very healthy eater but had no appetite in the morning and no matter how much I ate for lunch I always felt like I needed a serious power nap by the early afternoon.  I also had a hard time gaining muscle mass even though I worked out every day.  Within a few months, Ellen helped me rebalance my meals which led to a 10 pound weight gain of pure muscle mass (my abs have never looked flatter!) and an even energy level throughout the day. ” Seanmichael, Berkeley, CA

“Ellen has been life-changing.  Quite literally.  I would give her the highest marks as a teacher.  Every other time I’ve had to speak with a nutritionist, they have just spent a ton of time telling me what not to do.  And when someone tells me not to do something, I want to do it more.  Ellen has given me the information and tools to make my own decision and, for the first time in my life, I feel like I am actually in control of my diet and life.”   Lori, Walnut Creek, CA

“This is the first year I’ve been able to just smell all the time, like I can actually smell the flowers, and even my dog, I couldn’t smell him before unless he smelt really bad! So thank you!”  Vicky, Cornwall, UK

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Ellen because she goes above and beyond in terms of guidance towards healthy options. I’ve struggled with being constantly hungry most of the time because of a low-fat diet mixed with a super active lifestyle. Ellen worked with me to incorporate healthy fats into my diet as a way to fuel my body for longer so that I feel sustained through my workouts. She has been a tremendous help in guiding me towards a cleaner, more balanced diet and I have continued to work with her to polish my nutrition choices.” Amy, San Francisco, CA

“Ellen is very passionate about nutrition and easy to talk to. She helps find alternatives to improve your diet and presents them in helpful ways. One of the things I feared from starting to learn was that I would be told to never eat certain foods. Instead, she finds healthier options and helps you moderate so you never feel deprived of foods you love. She also presents information in easily digestible formats. I’ve never felt overwhelmed with too much information. I’m looking forward to continuing to learn how to improve my diet from her.” Lauren, Mountain View, CA

“I have been working with Ellen for the past six months. During this time, Ellen has been an amazing source of nutritional knowledge and encouragement. Although I don’t have food sensitivities, I wanted to learn to make better choices in the food I was eating and feeding to my family. Ellen provided the information I needed to make those healthful choices. Over the past six months I have stabilized my weight (losing 10 pounds in the first 2 months and keeping it off), increased my energy, and improved my sleep. Ellen has taught me to shop better, cook better, and eat better, all in the most encouraging way. The nutritional education and support she provides has truly made a difference in my life.”  Laurie, Silver Spring, MD

“Absolutely astoundingly good was the Nutrition seminar by Ellen at A Balanced Table. Good Lord!! She was incredibly prepared and at ease with her material. She delivered extremely useful information in a clear concise understandable manner and took great care to relate this information to pole and/or athletics. Even with all the major distractions and chaos going on around us, she never missed a beat. I was so impressed I plan on paying her money for nutrition advice. Might be the best free thing I ever experienced. She’s a real pro. 5 stars.”  Conference attendee, International Pole Convention, June 2015

NEWS

Thyroid Health. Interview with The Ladies Dish podcast, episode 60, January 2017.

Nutrition for Pole Dancers. Interview with aerialamy.com blog, April 2016.

Simple Ways to Eating Well workshop series announced. The Yoga Studio, Campbell, CA. March 2015.

Eat Your Heart Out: Balanced Nutrition for Pole Dancers. Interview with badkitty.com blog, February 2015.

Fighting Injuries Naturally. Article for International Pole Convention blog, February 2015.

Sugar by Any Other Name. Article for International Pole Convention blog, January 2015.

Eat to Fuel Your Future. Article for International Pole Convention blog, December 2014.