My name is Andrea Page and I am passionate about helping families achieve optimal health and harmony through proper nutrition, daily mindfulness, and sleep! As a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Professional Pediatric Sleep Consultant, and a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor I utilize a holistic approach to help families solve their health and sleep challenges in gentle ways that respects the development of the whole child.
As a health counselor I use nutrition-based modalities to address issues like reflux, gut dysbiosis, candida, eczema, asthma, allergies, and food sensitivities. In addressing neurological challenges such as ADHD, ASD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Pica, and Anxiety Disorders in children and adolescents I combine behavioral and nutritional modalities. Furthermore, I have a background in toxicology and environmental medicine. This helps me identify when a health issue may be related to on-going exposure to an environmental toxin so I can implement strategies to help families mitigate the detrimental effects of the exposure.
I am a Pediatric Sleep Counselor and have worked with hundreds of families around the world to help children learn the art of healthy sleep. Through one-on-one guidance and support, I am confident I can help you with your child’s sleep troubles.
And finally, I am a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, having received my certification through the University of California, San Diego. In my experience working with infants and children I have found that sleep and nutrition go hand-in-hand. In fact, the younger the child, the harder it is to separate the two. When a child doesn’t sleep well, I have the knowledge to assess the role of nutrition and address it effectively to help your child sleep well. Enforcing behavioral modifications without addressing an existing feeding issue is a sure way to make your child spend endless and unnecessary hours crying. I don’t allow my clients to go through this. If your child is crying endlessly, then there is an underlying issue that often needs to be addressed first. With my background I am well suited to identify what that problem might be.
I am a member of the American Sleep Association, the Association for Professional Sleep Consultants, the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, the International Association of Health Coaches, the American Holistic Nurses Association, and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. My membership in these professional associations ensures that I operate according to standards and guidelines in my fields, and keeps me up-to-date on current research through continued access to peer reviewed publications and association conferences.
I haven’t always been a Family Health and Sleep Counselor. I have two B.Sc. degrees in Chemistry and Earth Systems. After years of working in coastal water research in southern California, I went back to school to pursue a PhD in Earth & Atmospheric Science. I was a devoted researcher until my first son was born prematurely. My little guy spent his first 8 days of life in a neonatal intensive care unit instead of at home in my arms. I never left his side, and in all the hours I spent by his side in the NICU, I had no idea that my life was going to change as dramatically as it would.
Within months I recognized my son’s needs outweighed my ability to stay in my graduate program and I left my former career behind. From that point on, I received a crash course in infant health as Oliver suffered from reflux, long-term GI disorders, food and environmental sensitivities, sensory integration disorder, metabolic disorder, delayed speech development, he was a high risk case for asthma for which we had to constantly make accommodations and undergo treatment, and he suffered from a host of neurological issues as a consequence of all of it. This eventually led us down a road toward epilepsy testing and the suggestion of autism. Oh, and he didn’t sleep worth a darn.
Oliver is now nearly 10 years old and you would be hard-pressed to identify signs of his prior health problems, let alone define him as autistic. I was determined to help him, and what I found was that targeted nutrition, a few fundamental child development principles, a healthy parenting paradigm, good sleep habits, and the sheer will and love to carry us both through it all was all he needed to grow into the phenomenal little boy he is today. He is intelligent, kind, athletic, curious, enthusiastic, happy, and the most compassionate and nurturing boy I have ever known. Our road hasn’t reached an end, we will always have to be conscious of many of his on-going issues, but we are aware of the vigilance we must maintain to keep Oliver healthy, and we do it well.
In 2008, I had another son, who has benefitted immensely from the road that Oliver and I have travelled. He suffers from none of the health challenges of his brother, and I was able to guide him into a healthy sleep pattern from an early age. He is also an amazing young boy who continues to benefit from having a big brother like Oliver as his guiding light.
In 2009, I decided I was so passionate about all that I had learned to help my children be healthy happy little people that I decided to formalize my knowledge. I specialize in helping children who struggle with health and sleep challenges, and in empowering parents with the knowledge they need to guide their children toward boundless health and harmony.
To find out how I can help you, please contact me for a FREE 30-min evaluation. I can be reached by calling (831) 275-0752 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.