Who my clients become after we've worked together...
"I had the privilege of working with Esther as guest presenter at my health center in New Canaan. Esther was instrumental in designing a gentle yet effective detox program to complement the more rigorous program that I created for my clients seeking quick results. Many of my clients chose to subscribe to her very balanced nutritional protocol because they realized that it was more in keeping with their lifestyle and would put them on the path to sustainable transformation . In other words, she offered a program that made getting healthy fun, practical, and doable! As a co-dietetics and wellness professional, I am always left inspired by her presence and view on life. She so thoroughly relates and touches everyone she meets. Esther can inspire those around her to not only value themselves for exactly who they are, as they are, but then empower her clients to reach their personal best. She truly connects those that she works with, with the authentic "why" behind their motivation for change. She is encouraging with a "Some is better than none; more is better than some" philosophy, yet when stuck at exactly how to integrate the more, Esther takes a creative approach to get you to that next level. She does this without pressure or expectations , only nurturing support and genuine empathy. Health professionals get stuck and in ruts with creativity around exercise and nutrition too and Esther has personally gotten me over a few of these humps when it came to the best ways to organically grow my business or manage my stress. Esther is an inspiration to work beside. She is phenomena l at her job, and her energy, enthusiasm, and passion for making positive changes is very contagious. She takes the time to work with you on your unique, personal and professional issues. By combining this with unwavering encouragement and positivity, it allows the challenging act of making major changes much more attainable. I look forward to creating opportunities for us to work together in the future and I highly recommend
that you do the same if you want to elevate your frequency and/or take you career to the next level."
- Elsa Sykes, Founder-Orchards End Health
"I lost 13 pounds over the course of a year and I know it will stay off. Esther helped me through the battle of creating a new lifestyle. I say that because it wasn’t easy for me. It did not happen overnight, and there were many times that I got frustrated (ask my now husband) but as each week went on things got easier. I certainly had and still have slip-ups, eating gluten when I knew I shouldn’t, or missing that workout because I wanted to sleep in. In the end, I have realized that the only person that is hurting is myself and now I stop and ask myself- “Is it really worth it?” Sometimes I answer yes and know what the repercussions are and sometimes it is the inner discussion that says no stay on track. Now at 20% body fat I can say that both Esther was right, it’s a marathon not a sprint."
- Michelle L.
"Esther Blum presented in our integrative pharmacy on April 6th, 2017 on the topic of “Getting Un-stuck”. This was a conversation to inspire getting out of your daily habits and incorporating (healthy) change into your life. The turnout was impressive. The women who came to the event thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. Esther made the experience very interactive, as opposed to Esther doing all the talking. Esther’s knowledge made for a very impactful presentation. She gave valid, fact-based information for her answers. It was clear Esther is well educated in nutrition. By the end of the time she spent with everyone, the audience was leaving with their notes they made during the workshop. I would highly recommend Esther. She engages with her clientele and inspires them to embrace change to a healthier lifestyle."
- Shoreline Integrative Pharmacy
"Thank you Esther for giving me a simple diet to follow to heal my complicated autoimmune condition. I am grateful you knew immediately how to address my needs and shut down my anxiety as a result so I didn’t feel overwhelmed. You helped me understand how to follow a Paleo diet and give me the confidence to know and trust my body will heal in time free of grains and dairy. I can’t wait to give Hashimoto’s the boot!"
- Alison G.
“I attended Esther's Radically Gorgeous Retreat in September last year and it was a turning point in my life around self care and focusing on what I wanted and needed in my life. I flew out to the East Coast from San Francisco (I had to go East to find the magic) thinking I would be doing a weekend of yoga, having massages and listening to some interesting stuff. Instead I did some energy blasting kickboxing, kayaked around by myself on a beautiful lake, discovered great restaurants (yes Esther is a nutritionist but she loves good food and a cocktail) and brainstormed on what it was I REALLY, REALLY needed to do and activate for myself. I came back with a business and health plan! Fast forward almost one year later - I have regained my energy and health, lost and kept off enough weight that makes me feel sexy and strong (BTW I don't use the scale anymore, I just refer to how my body feels) AND I have left my job and started a coaching certification and my own coaching and consulting business. Was it all easy no, do I have doubts some days –YES– but I have had Esther by my side reminding me what I wanted, holding me accountable to my goals and supporting me all the way.”
- Anne-Marie C.
“I came to Esther because I was overweight with severe migraines 3-4 times per week. I am a real foodie and didn't want to limit my diet too much, but I was willing to try what Esther recommended because I wanted to get my life back. Esther shifted my diet around, did some digging through my blood work and uncovered the root cause of my migraines, and added in some supplements. Within 4 weeks, my migraines had decreased to 2x per week and I had lost 10 lbs. This was in the middle of moving from a house to an apartment and being on the go. I was also able to work in some long walks and use the gym in my building. I had two more appointments with and in 11 weeks I had lost 20 lbs of body fat and was down to 1-2 migraines a month. I’ll take it! Thanks Esther.”
- Marci S.
"After 2 1/2 months of no grains or processed foods (minus a few cheats of course), I have gone from taking pills four times a day to being completely medication free!! Take that to the doctor who told me I could not heal my Chron’s disease with food! I am thankful for you, Esther. Because you are making it your mission in life to help people regain their health you are saving lives in the process, including mine."
- Emily P.
"My rheumatologist referred me to Esther because I had struggled unsuccessfully to lose weight and have suffered with lupus arthritis for the past 20 years. I contacted Esther for help losing weight, but more importantly, for help changing my diet and lifestyle to reduce the amount of inflammation in my body. Esther created a modified Paleo diet plan that was tailored to meet my specific needs. She encouraged me to explore exercises that I could do despite my joint limitations. After the first three months, I had lost 20 lbs and felt better than I have in decades! I am moving better, using less anti-inflammatory medication and have cut my CRP level in half! Esther has given me the tools I need to lose more weight and the hope that I will continue to feel better. Working with Esther was a pleasure and I am eternally grateful for how she has changed my life!"
- Laurie C.
“Working with you created pure awareness, and being conscious and connecting my life style and what I was eating and drinking with my physical state and mental state and how that was connecting with just my life in general made a HUGE difference. And because of my experience with you I was better equipped as I got older because I had some of that learning under my belt and you helped me build a little foundation. I should also thank you for helping me get pregnant within 2 months of working together even though I had PCOS!"
- Tiffin J.
"I lost 25 lbs in three months working with Esther. Those were the best days of my life I think. Losing weight carried over to my business life as well. My career took off because I felt so good about the way I took care of my body.
Following a disciplined diet and exercise routine also transferred over to a disciplined way to invest. You feel more confident. You feel just extremely good about yourself when you know you’ve gone through the work to get results. Because I took control of my life and was living a healthier lifestyle, I would get in to work earlier so I could leave early and go work out. My energy level and my endurance was
higher because I was in better shape.
I think when you educated me about what to eat and how often to eat, that really helped out a lot. I knew I was accountable to you because I had to keep a food log. At the time I was going on business meetings and traveling a lot. You taught me which foods to look for in a menu and which ones to stay away from and that was really helpful to me—especially when I was out on the road so much.
- Carter G.
"Ok, it’s only been a week on your Paleo plan.... All this Cavewoman can say is LIFE CHANGING! Thank you so much, Esther! I can’t wait to see where the journey takes me if, after only a week, I feel this good!
Due to severe RA pain, I went on meds that I didn’t need! In 4 months I gained 50 pounds and hadn’t changed anything about my life, diet, exercise everyday and still gain so much! Yikes! So I decided to go Paleo and take your advice. In one week, I have a ton more energy, none of my joints hurt, and I’ve been killing my workouts! Thank you—you are appreciated and that your work is touching peoples’ lives and making a difference. Thanks for helping me get back to living gorgeously!"
- AC Pete
"I had the pleasure of taking Esther’s 6 week Gorgeous Summer Ready Course. Esther met each of the group’s members at the place where we were starting and found common ground that we could all work on while giving specific strategies for each member for their particular need. I learned more than I could have imagined, and working with Esther was such a pleasure. She is knowledgable, enthusiastic, and has a fantastic sense of humor-a winning combination that kept the group motivated and engaged. Thank you Esther!"