Shizumi - Integrative Nutritionist

Penn Valley, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My personal work ethic makes me go above and beyond the typical call of duty for each of my clients to improve their health and reach their goals. In addition, my education and training makes me particularly qualified to bring a level of scrutiny to my clients’ programs to absolutely ensure they are receiving the best care from me, their healthcare provider, and yes, themselves. As an Integrative Health Coach, I am versed in over 100 dietary theories. This means that I don’t have a few go-tos, but a well of information to pull from, which means I can carefully and thoroughly explore my client’s history, goals, and follow as many paths as we need to until we find what diet and exercise combination really works for that person’s individual body chemistry. There is no one size fits all, and I am deeply committed to ensuring my clients’ best possible quality of life.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Nutrition and Fitness is the vehicle I use to help my clients achieve an incredible quality of life, and there is just nothing better than seeing the people I diligently work with thrive under my coaching and training. My work creates real, lasting results because I understand that health and wellness must be approached as a whole, and I’m not afraid to go wherever we need to in order for you to find your happiest self. Every time my client learns and grows, I learn and grow. This is true in my coaching, and this is true in my teaching.
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Penn Valley, CA 95946

Years in business


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3 Reviews
  • Joshua J. Jan 2, 2017
    Verified Review
    Best health coach ever!
    You will not find a better nutritionist and health coach than Shizumi. Since I began working with her I have lost 50 pounds, have gained huge amounts of energy and am in the greatest shape I have ever been in my life. She not only got me eating and exercising better but also improved my overall outlook on myself and my life. She has also helped me work on my confidence, organization skills, self image, and put perspective to what I direction I am moving in my life. I cannot put into words how much she has helped and educated me and I hope that anyone looking for a nutritionist has the good fortune to meet Shizumi.
  • Liliana M. Dec 12, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Everything is just great. Shizumi is on top of her work and will be a great to follow her and learn as much as possible. Will start with classes next week with my 4 years old and will try to get all family in good shape. Thank you Shizumi, Lily Murphy.
  • Hugh R. Aug 28, 2015
    I've been Shizumi as a health coach for the past 9 months. She has had wonderful suggestions for all aspects of my life, gently encouraging me to realize more of myself and to become a happier and healthier person. I believe that anyone would benefit from Shizumi’s health coaching because she gives these opportunities to grow in fun and rewarding ways. It is very unusual to find a health professional who takes the time to look at all aspects of their client and then give such positive recommendations.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
The best bet is for you and I to have that half-hour conversation where we can discuss your concerns/goals and my programs and fees. To provide a range for you, program fees are from $150 per month to $389 per month. Private instruction in dance or martial arts is $50 per hour.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I welcome a phone discussion so we can get a feel for each other. We’ll chat for half an hour or so, and if it’s a fit, we’ll get to work right away. The next step is a health history session, which goes a little longer than our usual sessions. But this is an important step, because this is where I start to really learn about you: your health history, your fitness, your goals, and just as importantly, how you want to feel and your life ambitions. Once we’ve completed a thorough health history, I will conduct any necessary research and put together an action plan for our time together. We’ll track your progress carefully, so you know exactly where you stand. Remember, this isn’t about judgment: this is about information, and information is power. My program is designed to empower you. If you’re committed, you’ll get where you want to go. Of that I have no doubt. I’m here to support you, cheer you on, and help you course correct when necessary.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My education in health and wellness is extensive and diverse: - Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach o Versed in over 100 dietary theories o Big-picture approach to health and wellness - B.Sc. Oriental Medicine o Gives me a well-rounded understanding of the body from both a holistic and a modern viewpoint - A.Sc. Social & Behavioral Sciences o Gives me an understanding of human behavior, which helps me help you work through any blocks or resistance that may come up during our work together - Certified Seifukujitsu Practitioner (Oriental Healing) & CMT o Japanese massage technique, helping me understand both physical and energetic blocks - Certified Personal Trainer o I know how to motivate! - 7th Degree Black Belt in Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu o I have been teaching Martial Arts for nearly 20 years, which lends itself to our work together in numerous ways: the physical body, human behavior and motivation, and communication
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Many years ago I was diagnosed with a Thyroid disorder, despite years of athleticism and being a careful advocate of my own health. I was immediately put on pharmaceuticals and sent on my way. This was dissatisfying to me as I was already on a journey exploring holistic healthcare, and my partner was a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. This medical event is what really sent me down a path of discovery, and from there I realized that I could combine my thirst for knowledge in this area with my natural inclination to teach. Thus was born my career as an Integrative Nutritionist and Health Coach.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with people who are dedicated and passionate about improving their lives. Sometimes that’s a simple goal of losing weight. Some of my clients deal with chronic health issues such as diabetes, colitis, IBS, Thyroid issues, Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance, and food sensitivities and allergies to name a few.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I worked with a woman who suffered from IBS for decades. After 6 months of working together, she is now SYMTPOM FREE and enjoying life in a way she hasn’t been able to in many, many years. She is able to explore new passions and interests that were off-limits to her because of her condition.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
First, trust your intuition. We’ve all got it, and it never lies. Second, it’s really important that there is a vetting or consultation process to make sure you’re a good fit for each other. A great coach for one person may not be a great coach for you, and that’s OK. But why waste anyone’s time if it’s not a fit? Find out before you start work together.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What is your health concern or goal? How important is resolving this issue? What am I willing to do in order to obtain my goal?