Pharmacist Turned Certified Health Coach
Welcome to Nourish! My name is Sara Paxton, and I am the founder of Nourish, a place not only to receive customized plans, but providing a synergistic approach to wellness through nourishing your mind, body and spirit.
I am a wife and mother of 5 energetic boys in which we reside in a wonderful community in North Central Nebraska. One of my most important roles is being a beloved child of God and through this I am able to be blessed with the ability to work daily alongside my clients. God wants us to be healthy in our bodies and free in our minds so we can fulfill our purpose. My commitment is to deliver this philosophy through a side-by-side approach that is equipped with the support, knowledge, and proper tools that will empower my clients to make a life-long healthy lifestyle that is individually designed to meet my client’s needs specifically.
Throughout most of my profession using my doctorate in Pharmacy, I watched people decline in health time and time again in the conventional medicine world. My deep passion for helping people with their health was tested during my roles providing only one small component of the big picture in health. My educational knowledge knew that even though there are many life-saving pharmaceuticals, seeing my patients on numerous medications for years with no progress in improved health conditions and often leaving them with worse symptoms became disheartening. I witnessed patients suffering, feeling dejected and not understanding why their bodies were insisting on failing them.
Wanting better for people, I obtained my Certified Health Coach Certificate in 2018 and in May 2020, I graduated from the School of Applied Functional Medicine focusing on root cause medicine. A great deal of our health and happiness, in fact, has more to do with only tracking calories and workout schedules, but is achieved by a synergic approach to wellness- mind, body, and spirit. Through my commitment to research on discovering the root cause in medicine; I not only healed myself but became passionate about teaching people the true biochemical workings of metabolism.
The body is a beautiful, complex machine, and I've set out on a crusade to educate people how best to get it working for them. I fully believe we were created in God’s image and likeness and therefore He helps us to “be transformed” (Romans 12:2) and “live abundantly” (John 10:10). I coach by these two truths.
The ability for me to focus on a wellness plan that incorporates mindset, metabolism, hormones, gut health, and spirituality gives my clients a coach that is compassionate, positive, and understanding. Through my own personal wellness journey, I can nurture my clients through a path that can sometimes seem scary and overwhelming to one that has a massive impact on lifestyles. I promise to empower you to make the changes at a pace that feels comfortable to you in strategies that are proven to be transformational!
There is no doubt in my mind that I can get to the bottom of your health woes through long-term sustainable plans that help my clients live an extraordinary, limitless, and abundant life that we are all called to live. It is my mission with every client I work with to enable them to achieve an effortless relationship with food, once and for all through incorporating the wellness pillars of mind, body, and spirit. When we feel good, we serve Him and others better, we are more VIBRANT, and we are better able to communicate LOVE.
Have you ever had something become so clear and so important to you that you would change your life’s work to pursue it?
When I was young, I spent a significant amount of time in hospitals and there I saw people who were passionate about healing. I chose a career in the medical field and with my degree in Pharmacy* I found a lot of joy in working with my patients. I loved serving others through this profession. Then we experienced a devastating blow; a beloved family member was lost to cancer and we began to change the way we live.
We were determined not to wait for another diagnosis but to be more proactive in our health. I began in-depth research and found that while many drugs can prolong and even save lives, we were not treating the underlying problem. Over half of all chronic disease is preventable, so FOOD became our new medicine.
To NOURISH is ‘to provide with the food or other substances necessary to live, grow, and be healthy.’ We have one life and one body to invest in. To NOURISH is also ‘to feed, sustain, maintain, and to nurture.’ We gather around the dinner table and we are nurturing the ones we love and our own health through the foods we eat, the meals we prepare. It may seem out of reach or overwhelming and you may think it will be too difficult to maintain. I have felt all of those things. I can tell you that it’s worth it and it’s possible. Those beautiful people gathered around your table are worth it. And every day is one more chance to use food to enhance your health and heal your body at even the basic cellular level.
I feed a small army of boys, five younger ones, and one very charming, taller man. It’s a big job to keep six men fed and do it with the intent of good health and healing. We live in a beautiful rural area, surrounded by extended family and farmlands, but the nearest large grocery store is 100 miles away. I have real-life experience to help you make it simple, more convenient and completely possible to change the nutrition of your family.
The major food industry is stripping the nutrients from our food and adding chemicals. Their profit, not our health, is their largest concern. Nourishing our cells requires whole foods. WHOLE FOODS are foods that are free from additives and artificial substances and have little or no processing. Whole foods are foods that provide nourishment and information for our cells to run the basic metabolic functions of every day. And when cells are performing properly, our organs and systems function properly and we experience tremendous health.
With my background in science and pharmacy and my current research in nutrition, I became a certified health coach.** Health coaching is not about weight loss but about health gain. I want to see you become the best you can be mentally, physically, and emotionally, with more energy, focus, and the ability to enjoy your life and the ones you love. If you are currently struggling with hormonal imbalances, low energy, digestive issues, brain fog, Type II Diabetes, autoimmune disease, heart disease, ADHD, or any other health problems or disease, many of these can be treated with high success rates through nutrition alone. No matter where you are on the health spectrum there is a striking difference in the long-term effects you will experience whether you choose NOURISHing foods day after day versus low-quality, man-made foods.
Through NOURISH, my goals are to give you tried and true recipes, help you identify what foods to eat more of and what foods to avoid, the science behind it all, healthy shopping tips and money-saving ideas, and a commonsense approach to finding nutritious ways to feed your family and yourself all while maintaining this sustainable lifestyle. Food is my new medicine, and I can’t wait to share it with you!
*Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center
**Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Certified Health Coach for Families, Adults, and Seniors; School of Applied Functional Medicine