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A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs.

Relationships, exercise, career, and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. Health Coaches understand this and take a holistic approach to supporting the whole person. Find out how health coaching stacks up against other health and wellness jobs.
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ANA CASTRO

Ana is a student of life, an earth-loving, truth-seeking, facilitator, and creative visionary, whose passion is to work with transformative foods, herbs, super foods and other sacred foods to achieve not only vibrant health but to go beyond health, to create a shift in the consciousness.  
As a part of the holistic living she believes that sustainable beauty and vibrant health can be achieved through a balance of mind, body and spirit. "Looking at your life in a holistic way means that you take everything into consideration. Holistic living refers to your mind-body-spirit connection and your health and wellness in relation to your entire being". Ana is enthusiastic about combining her knowledge and passion to help people of all ages to discover their inner and outer radiance and healing potential.
She offers wellness coaching and consulting in the areas of Holistic Nutritional Healing, Herbal Healing, Iridology, Aromatherapy, Holistic Parenting and Living Nutrition lifestyle. She personalizes Nutrition Plans and conducting various Workshops and Retreats.
Ana is the proud Founder and Creator of Bliss Raw Chocolate™ and Raw Alchemist Retreat™, two authentic holistic projects inspired from her health journey, her own lifestyle, two decades of studies, applied knowledge, experience, love, faith, consistency and hard work. 
She graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Macrobiotics, and everything in between.
One of her latest projects, besides launching Bliss Raw Chocolate on the market is a "Bee Sanctuary", preparing her first Bee hives. A project which beautifully complements the previous holistic projects.  Ana's ultimate goal and vision is to integrate all these projects into a one big holistic project, where kids and adults of all ages can find a safe place to learn and apply sacred knowledge, a place to nourish their body-mind-spirit. A fertile environment which facilitates the personal and spiritual growth, where Love, Bio individuality, integrity, living in harmony with nature, sacred wisdom and compassion are the pillars of the project. She envisions a bee sanctuary that is open to the public where kids can come on classroom field trips, put on their bee suits and see hands on how the entire cycle works. Then be able to come see the hives and learn about the life cycle of the bees, the different roles they play throughout their lives and how the honey is created from the plants on the sanctuary.

If you are ready to upgrade your health, your lifestyle, your family's health, achieve vibrant health and live your life at your full potential then Ana is the perfect coach for you.

Ana Castro Health Coach

     
  • HANDS

    Engage in projects of compassion that create integral wellbeing.

  • PSYCHE

    Connect with your insight to understand your purpose

  • HEART

    Vibrant relationships and experiences founded in compassion

  • MIND

    Continue learning fueled with curiosity to see beyond boundaries

  • BODY

    Vitality, Nutrition, and Alternative Medicine to understand your body

TESTIMONIALS

  • "Ever since I met Ana my life has transformed completely. The true change started when I have changed my eating habits under Ana's strict guidance, when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Although this was a serious condition, that she helped me reverse during my pregnancy, the more important effects were longlasting and I am still to discover them every day. With her passion for continuous learning, her dedication to her vision, her incredible knowledge and amazing in depth approach to healing, Ana takes Holistic Health Care to another level, and I am blessed to be under her continuous guidance.
    The best part is that she took me from where I was and helped me go far beyond my expectations and limits, only to discover new heights. While working with the sublte energy, Ana made me become more conscious to everything around me, from the foods I was eating to the thoughts I was feeding my mind, she made me understand that I cannot live life in separate bits and only when I integrate all aspects (mind,body and soul) will I reach wellbeing.
    Being an empath and with her capacity for deep connection she was able to discover deep information and treat symptoms I was never even aware of. One of the things I love the most is her passion to create a community of conscious people, focused on healing vegan foods, in deep respect for the other species and for our planet, with a special focus in bringing up amazing human beings by providing gentle guidance in holistic parenting and creating holistic playgroups. I can never thank her enough for her divine work."

    - Andreea Carmen, Holistic Practitioner, Romanian
  • "Ana’s chocolates, are a blessing, felt from the first one I tasted, to her workshops I attended and then my personal experimenting. Her workshops, well informative and super organized, a delight to be there for my senses and mental curiosity, felt time was never enough to learn everything but time was always right to dig in to my own experience with Ana’s support. Ana is a very busy, active professional who never settles for mediocre, nor ceases to reach out for any piece of knowledge that would leverage her work and personal growth to maximize her overall potential. I am grateful to have met her and to be in each other’s lives. If you are serious about improving your health and being a happier human being and truly want to commit to an action of self-love seek for Ana’s guidance. Her chocolate blessings go a long way :-)"



    Vanessa Topalidou, Athlete, Greek
  • "I have known Ana Castro for over a couple of years now. Since we met, my life has literally taken a different route, a more beautiful and lively one. The first thing I noticed about Ana was the tremendous amount of passion and fire she carries in her heart for what she teaches. Ana truly touched me deeply and I am sure she can touch everyone who is willing to listen and cares about what he or she eats. Ana has such vast knowledge, and she is always providing multiple resources for her knowledge in case someone wants to dive even deeper in his own research. I personally struggled a lot trying to find useful and reliable resources online about healthy eating, and Ana was a one stop shop that I am so grateful for. Not only is she willing to share her unique knowledge which is gained through so much hard work and time investment, but she is also willing to share her valuable time with anyone who is interested and hungry to learn. I'm so happy with my new diet, feeling already the health benefits from this change. Thank you Ana for being such a beautiful and unique soul."

    - Alexander Haddadin, 35 years old Banker, Jordanian
  • "Ana helped me to change my life. Her wisdom, passions, knowledge, kindness and willingness to share it all with others allowed me to discover and follow my dreams. Thanks to her support I became the healthiest and happiest person I have ever been. From the moment I saw her for the first time, I knew I would like to learn all about her LifeStyle. Meeting her had such a profound impact on my life that my heart is so grateful to her! Because of her I became stronger and increased my passion and focus for pure, natural organic and high quality food, how to enjoy and how to take advantage of the goodness in them. With her help and guidance, I have reached my dreams, my bliss, my full potential- which I am, always have been and will be truly grateful to Ana.Thank you Ana for EVERYTHING!!! Love."

    - Eliza, Polish, Yoga Instructor
  • "Since I've started with Ana my life changed completely. My health was not that great, I was feeling run down and did not have enough energy to get me through the day. I could see how energetic and positive she always was and I wanted to achieve at least some level of it, if not the same.
    Her recommendations were a challenge at first, completely new foods and ways of preparation. First thing I noticed was that my digestive problems disappeared very quickly. I was greatly encouraged to continue. New routine was developed, I started enjoying the new tastes and new foods, and the benefits of the change soon showed itself by little aches and pains in different parts of my body disappearing, slowly but surely.
    Ana was in constant touch, answering all my questions, giving me a lot of support and encouragement, supplying me with lovely recipes, supplements, superfoods, etc. I was receiving a lot of lovely support. At this stage I am feeling so much better, and enjoy my new foods, lifestyle and her philosophy of life to a degree I never thought possible before. As a matter of fact going back to my old ways is no longer an option for me. I am incredibly happy to have had the good luck to have met Ana and to get out of my old comfort zone into a new way of life. I feel so blessed and will be forever grateful to her for her loving way with which she took me along on the road to recovery and enlightenment."

    - Mariam, Polish
  • "Ana's health programs was life changing. At the beginning of the programme, I used to have some strange symptoms like hot flashes, dizziness, fatigue and I was a little scared. Soon after I've start working with Ana these symptoms faded and I started feeling a burst of energy that I have not felt for many years: my skin looked younger and more radiant, my cellulite was reduced and felt much healthier and those stubborn kilos that I was struggling with for long time started to shred! Furthermore I had no craving and the symptoms of my horrible migraine seemed to disappear. Another positive thing was that I wasn't feeling tired by the mid of the day as I always used to! I really think that Ana's programme is great and I miss how I felt then... I need to go back! Ah, one last thing: chocolates are very tasty and nutritious. Ana's chocolate is so healthy and guilt free. Recommend to everyone who wants to upgrade their health and life to work with her."

    - Reem Alothman, Qatari
  • "Ever since I have tasted Ana's chocolate, no other chocolates could actually satisfy my taste buds any more. I have a sweet tooth so I have tried many of the expensive chocolates that come with fancy boxes and shiny ribbons, etc. But Ana's chocolates come with healthy ingredients like chlorella, protein, mulberry, vitamin, etc and there is no compromise in taste! That is a real luxury to me. Her chocolates are also my 2 years old daughter's favorite chocolates. It's a whole new world for me. Our lifestyle changed completely."

    - Saemi, Korean
  • "I had recently registered to one of the worlds toughest mountain bike races, the Cape Epic, and needed to start my specific training. I felt there were more things I needed to do on the nutritional side of training, so I have looked for a health Coach that had knowledge in an athlete's specific needs. I have had the chance in the past in tasting Ana's wonderful infused super foods raw chocolates and I knew from her how powerful these little treats can be. Ana has 'designed' the recipe for my individual needs during the training and also has advised me, step by step, on what food to choose, what to avoid and what to supplement. It was such a new experience for me, but with Ana's diet I have noticed that I have became stronger, my endurance level increased, and, with the same amount of training as for my previous competitions, I managed to get ahead much faster. Ana had prepared a special batch of chocolates that I would use during the 8 days of the Cape Epic race. For the first time in 20 years of competing in triathlons, bike races, sky mountaineering races, I didn't take energy gels or power balls. Just the chocolates every 30 min. The race stages were between 4 to 8 hours long every day and I felt stronger than ever. This experience has totally changed my nutritional habits and it has also helped me in my everyday life: I am more active and focused at work. I am forever grateful for Ana's support and expertise; she clearly knows what she is doing. I definetely recommend her to everyone ready for a change and for all ages, specially for athletes."

    - Vlad, Engineer/ Athlete 35 years old
  • "Ana guided me on a journey to a healthier version. She's passionate, knowledgeable and no nonsense which is the exact kick I needed to jump start my new life. She is such an expert in her field that just listening to her makes generates a sense of clarity as you learn and understand your body, its functionality and its blessings. Though I couldn't really maintain the level of dedication to reach her level of passion for super clean eating, seing her for 6 months changed my life and my concept of food, health and discipline which was exactly what made me follow her lead in the first place. If you are a cerebral person who needs to understand things so you can apply them and not just be told what to do, if you want to change( I mean REALLY want to change) and are willing to do what it takes while being gently but authoritatively guided on the path: Ana is who you need. I won't lie it won't be easy, but it will definetely be worth it."

    - Sandra Guiraud Singer, Mozambique
  • "I have been coached by Ana for several years, as well as attended as many workshops possible. I was looking for help to adopt a more natural, non-chemical way of boosting my health, a more sustainable approach to promote my body's natural strengths and heal my weaknesses and Ana was the perfect coach I was searching for.. I must have been on the edge of metabolic and hormonal imbalances, with all the physical and emotional side effects accompanying those conditions, hair loss and brittle nails, sharp atopic pains all over my body and an overall feeling of nervousness, to name a few…. Ana's passion for holistic health radiates from the first seconds one meets her. After our initial session, I incorporated immediate changes in my diet and lifestyle approach in terms of cooking and food shopping. Little did I know almost a year ago, that the way you eat, affects everything, the way you think, the way you relate to everything around you, the choices you make on people, environment and assets! I turned vegetarian and it is one of the best lifestyle choices I have done so far. My body is thanking me daily, it feels lighter, cleaner, inside-out and I am giving it the time and patience such process requires. Though being overwhelmed by the wealth of information, Ana's genuine support in every step of my journey was vital to the success. Ana never missed to respond a single of my messages, in a loving, well informative and kind manner, anytime of the day, any day of the week. She is there, with you, period. It is a mutual commitment. But what I mostly valued and always will, is that Ana cares for the people she associates, those who are serious about their health, in a genuine, responsible, professional and authentic manner. She is real to herself, to what she advocates with unique ethos and passion, she cannot be anything less towards her clients. Information is vast out there, but actual guidance, caring, generosity (by all means from sharing her resources, extending her time and personal space) and support to a client in such a huge life change, is critical. It is well said, do what you love and love goes a long way. So does Ana’s chocolates."


    Vanessa Topalidou, Greek.
  • "I have to say that the way I met Ana was rather God's plan and not me seeking her help. It was in one of the workshop on integrative medicine and she was there, you can't actually help but noticing her, just like a butterfly, moving around, saying hello and talking to people with her big beautiful smile. She approached me and we then arranged to meet later. I was so fascinated and inspired by her during my visit to her. She resembled all the morals and manners I have always when it comes to improving people's lives. From only one visit, she made me love everything she believes in, I believe because it is coming from her heart. I started slowly to watch my way of eating and relate everything she said in this to my life. When she found out that I'm having a tumor in my throat she was acted like a sister and she was there all the time asking about me. Surprisingly, she did not charged me at all. Ana is really passionate about her work and she is one of few people who believe they can change the world, and is working towards it. I would definitely recommend her without hesitation, she is so compassionate, loving, and caring. She will never use your needs to financially manipulate you. She will just give you what you need and more. She is a great person, and being a part from your life is enough to give you inspiration, motivation, support, and positivity. Love her so much."

    -Mai Morsi/ Psychologist, Egyptian
  • "I have been learning from Ana for 6 months now. I feel blessed. She broadened my view as a macrobiotic person. Before, I considered chocolates as stimulants having strong negative effects on me but I had to learn that taking the right, chemical-free, raw products in the right amount I can achieve such a balance what I could not reach with anything before. I included Bliss Raw Chocolates into my diet and instantly felt the benefits of the prima donna of plant foods, the cacao beans. I felt comforted. Ana’s chocolates are natural masterpieces, full of raw, organic supplements fulfilling my needs as a busy mother of two, as a sportsman and as a loving wife. Facing so many challenges in our daily routine these goodies are keeping me balanced. I am grateful for Bliss Raw Chocolate "


    -Zsuzsi Talabos/ 35 Athlete, Hungarian 
  • "I have tried Bliss Raw Chocolate and it's really amazing , the taste , the nutrients you get from it and the health benefits overall- Ana is an artist that adjust your needs in your chocolates, I just love them!"


    Monia Piraki, Yoga Teacher, Greek
  • "My munchkins discovered superfoods in Bliss Chocolate and I couldn't be more happier to let them enjoy a healthy piece or even 2 or 3 pieces of Raw chocolate for breakfast. Since I started using SUPERFOODS, organic foods, healing foods I have noticed an improvement in their immune system and of course in ours, as adults. It has been 10 months now since my kids and I are eating Bliss Raw Chocolate everyday and feeling great."

    - Iuliana, Romanian

 

She studied with the world's top health and 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
  • 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, PhD, 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
  • David A. Wolfe, Body Mind Institute
  • Ronnie Landis, Holistic Mastery Program
  • Avicena Institute, Homeopathy, Iridology, Aromatherapy, Eurithmy
  • Nadine Artemis, Renegate Beauty