Optimize Your Wellness

a video-only service providing a way for you to comfortably share your health challenge(s) and get the answers you seek

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Does this sound familiar?

Have you been diagnosed with a chronic health condition and been advised to make better food and lifestyle choices, but have no idea where to begin?

Are you experiencing worrisome symptoms (e.g., fatigue, rashes, bloating, poor sleep, joint pain, etc.) that have you constantly consulting Dr. Google, yet, ultimately, feeling confused or overwhelmed by information overload?

Are you interested in exploring the potential root causes of your symptoms — and how to address those root causes — versus being prescribed a pill to treat every symptom?

Do you feel shy or embarrassed about sharing your current health challenge in a face-to-face appointment? Do you struggle to find time to meet in person with a health practitioner? Does meeting with a health care practitioner feel overwhelming–and you tend to forget all of the recommendations he or she makes?

It can feel intimidating, overwhelming, or stressful…

to meet with a healthcare practitioner in person. Discussing symptoms (especially ones that you deem embarrassing) or any fears, anxiety and concerns around a specific health problem can feel uncomfortable.

Optimize Your Wellness, a video-only service, provides a way for you to comfortably share your health challenge(s) and start getting the answers you seek.

Are you ready to take the first step toward better health NOW?

Introducing two video-only assessment services to help you take the first step on your health journey!


This is perfect for you if…

 You have been making healthy lifestyle choices for some time and you DO NOT have a complex or chronic health condition (such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart disease or obesity).

You prioritize making healthy food choices and lifestyle habits and you would like an objective assessment of whether you’re on track with your choices.

 You try to “eat clean”; you may have done cleanses/detoxes, but you suspect that you may have some blind spots around food/lifestyle choices.

 You are NOT attached to a specific way of eating (e.g., vegan, vegetarian, keto, OMAD, etc.).

 You have recently decided to make healthier food choices, and you would like expert guidance on some easy ways to move in this direction.

Or if you are looking for a bit more support…


This is perfect for you if…

You have been on a merry-go-round of doctors’ appointments and/or taking medications for ongoing symptoms that remain unexplained or unresolved

You are dealing with more than one uncomfortable symptom (e.g., inability to lose weight, painful periods, low energy, migraines, allergies, bloating, gas, etc.) that you do not understand

You have done cleanses/detoxes or other programs that may have helped short-term, yet overtime, symptoms returned; or, you were unable to reach your health goal(s) in the long-term

You feel overwhelmed by conflicting health information from friends, family and media, and you want an objective assessment about where to start your wellness journey

You are ready to make your health your #1 priority, and you would like an experienced functional health coach’s perspective and guidance on the next step(s) you should take

“I was in a lot of pain, and I had been taking birth control pills for almost a decade to help with my PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome); unfortunately, the pill contributed to candida (yeast) overgrowth, which lead to many uncomfortable symptoms. Kathryn helped me to significantly reduce my candida overgrowth (in fact, my most recent test showed no growth!). She provided education, guidance and resources to help me understand the source of my inflammation and hormone imbalances. When I followed her suggested hormone-balancing eating plan and adjusted some lifestyle habits to lower stress, I was able to reduce my pain and inflammation by about 80%, bring my hormones into balance, conquer my carb cravings, and have more energy! Kathryn was the perfect motivator I needed to tackle my tough health challenges; she kept it real about what was going to help me! She was very supportive through the tough days and always addressed my questions and concerns with helpful information.”  

— Alexandra M.

I get it. I’ve been where you are.

You may feel overwhelmed by conflicting messages about how and what you should be eating from the media and from well-intentioned friends or family.

Information (and opinion!) overload can leave you feeling “stuck” about how to move forward when it comes to achieving your health goals.

You may think that, except for, say, having a bowel movement once every few days; having irregular periods; or chronic fatigue, you feel “fine”. But… when we live our lives the only way that we know how… we are unable to see our blind spots.

When you are ready… I am here for you. As an objective third party, I gently guide you to see the blind spots and to help you end the overwhelm.

By doing a virtual video Food & Lifestyle Review OR a Comprehensive Wellness Assessment with me, you will learn:

  • What food and lifestyle habits may be contributing to your symptoms.
  • How your beliefs about food may be sabotaging your efforts to achieve your health goals.
  • The role of digestion in overall health.
  • How food sensitivities can affect your energy and digestion.
  • The connection between stress and cravings.
  • The connection between sleep, mood and hormone balance.
  • How unresolved emotions and unaddressed trauma can manifest as physical symptoms in the body.

Take the first step… to better health NOW

Kathryn is a very resourceful, patient and supportive coach. My main goals in working with Kathryn were to understand how I should eat in order to prevent diabetes (I have a family history of diabetes and heart disease) and to lose weight, as well as to resolve certain pain points, like indigestion and migraine headaches.

In working with Kathryn, I not only lost 10 pounds, but I also lost inches around my waist! I learned what foods are best suited for my body, given my gut type and health risk factors. I also no longer experience migraines or indigestion.

Kathryn’s program motivated me to make positive, healthy and sustainable changes in my daily life. Yes, I lost weight, but the changes I have made are also beneficial for my long-term health and longevity.

— Natasha K.

I recommend Kathryn to anyone who wants to start improving their health, has weight loss (or weight gain) goals, or who wants to take their health to the next level. When I began working with Kathryn, I wanted to improve my digestive health; have more energy for my long work days and for spending quality time with my family; and boost my low vitamin D and low testosterone levels.

Within 3 months of working with Kathryn, my digestion improved, and I had great energy! Another unexpected happy result was weight loss; I actually reached the weight that I had been when I was in the best shape of my life (back in my mid-20s). Kathryn is a good listener and an effective communicator and coach to help you achieve your health goals. This is not a New Year’s Resolution “quick fix”. Her program is an investment in yourself—and a great way to make positive, do-able and sustainable changes in your life.

— Warren R.

About Kathryn

Kathryn Matthews

Kathryn Matthews is a Board Certified Functional Health Coach, an educator, and a food and lifestyles writer whose articles have previously appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Bon Appetit and Prevention.

A lifelong foodie and an avid home cook who has personally experienced, the transformative power of eating quality, whole foods, Kathryn is the founder of The Nourished Epicurean, a website committed to mind-body health, including delicious, easy-to-make (mostly!) home-cooked recipes.

In Kathryn’s private functional coaching practice, she works remotely in the U.S. and Canada with men and women of all ages, from recent college graduates to those in their 80s.

In addition to her initial certification as a health coach, Kathryn has continually invested in her education; in particular, gut health; hormone balance, including thyroid and adrenal health; male vs. female metabolic health; cleansing and detox protocols, and the impact of environmental toxins. An advocate of healthy home cooking and a well-published food writer, she attended The French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, where she completed the La Technique classic French cooking program.

As an educator, Kathryn has spoken on a diverse range of wellness topics at corporate venues, from tech start-ups to law firms, as well as holistic spas, luxury boutique hotels, community groups and private small group venues. She is passionate about helping women—and men—make the best choices to up-level their health.