I’m so glad you are here!
I am Cat Hirsch! – a registered nurse, lifestyle medicine writer, speaker, & coach. I coach people on how to use nutrition, exercise, and love as medicine.
I believe lifestyle is medicine.
I will work with you to develop an individualized plan to use lifestyle to manage your health.
I can speak to your community group or employee group to share information on how to use these life areas to live a healthy whole life.
I am on a journey to live as healthy as possible, as long as possible, with the best quality as possible , – even when convenience and culture threaten my efforts. I want to share my knowledge about the power of using nutrition, fitness, mindset, and community to promote health.
I am passionate about getting more people on board using lifestyle as medicine to prevent and treat disease. The more people living healthier, the stronger our workforce, families, and communities will be. The sooner you start taking action to support your health the stronger your body will be.
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Get Planted & Grow through life being your best you
by learning to Prevent and Treat disease
with Lifestyle Medicine!
To take charge of your health and live your life to its fullest. Gain more energy and confidence. Gain strength physically & mentally to tackle your life’s work!
Work with me online, in person, or by telephone.
I cut through the noise and confusion about eating healthy!
I know the importance of good health. Learn to shift away from chronic disease. Shift instead toward health.
I have been a registered nurse in the state of Ohio for over twenty years. Also, I am a certified case manager. I recently completed my Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate at T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell .
I have also been conferred a Certified Plant-Based Professional from Rouxbe Online Culinary School.
Some of my pleasures are preparing and eating plant-based masterpieces, stealing time away to bury myself in a book, and relaxing with family… Some of the things I value (in no particular order) are knowledge, art, science, curiosity, creativity, and LOVE.
Reverse & Prevent Disease
So you can Live Healthy!
I haven’t always been a whole-food-plant-based-lifestyle-is-medicine-kind of girl. For a long time I was a medicine-is-medicine type.
It has only been in recent years that I began studying nutrition and lifestyle more deeply. When I started out on this lifestyle journey I was working as a telephonic case manager for one of the top five insurance companies in the country. Life was pretty good, – except I was middle age, putting on weight, buying bigger sized clothes than I ever had before, and I felt exhausted all the time.
My annual biometrics blood sugar levels were borderline, – And in order to get a good blood pressure reading I had to sit absolutely still for 20 minutes before they took it. My cholesterol numbers were the worst they’d ever been.
I thought if I had more time everything would be okay. I figured I was destined for heart disease because it “runs in my family.” I didn’t think I had the money to eat healthy all the time. I was getting by financially, but definitely not killing it. Trust me, I know how it feels to have my credit cards declined. I am a mom of four and was living my life overextended and stressed out.
It all changed when I was at work one day. I got a call. My daughter was in an accident. I remember driving to get to her and not knowing what I was going to find when I got there. Her injuries were only a couple of broken bones which was quite an ordeal for her, but to me it was a blessing that it wasn’t worse. That’s when I started to take my life back.
The work that I was doing didn’t feel like I was helping people and what I was learning about the science of nutrition was fascinating to me. Within a month I resigned. I didn’t have it all figured out, but I knew there was something to this nutrition thing that could help me and all the people with chronic conditions that I cared for.
My final break through came when I completed eCornell’s plant-based nutrition course. Looking back, I wish I had found a way to get the money for the course sooner because it was mind blowing. I’ve lost weight, my blood pressure is good, and my cholesterol numbers are much improved. Without continuously exercising with a super trainer, without counting calories, containers, or taking crazy expensive supplements.
If I had taken the whole-food plant based certificate courses sooner I would be further along. But I did what I could with what I had when I had it. It has inspired me not only to use what I learned for my own health, but also to spread the message. My days of passing pills are over.
I am writing a new book on health titled Don’t Wait Another Day Discover the Recipe for Your Big Delicious Life. It is designed for people who want to make lifestyle choices that prevent and treat disease. I teach my readers how previous trends in health and wellness created the chronic poor health we see today. I show them a three step model on how people can create more health in their lives and communities with the growing trend of lifestyle medicine. Throughout the book I provide all the tools people need to embrace their best health so that at the conclusion of the book they are well on their way to living a life full of health and love.
I also have a few online courses of my own to guide you through the journey to plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine.
I hope you find lifestyle medicine as healing as I have. I’m here for you. Contact me with any questions!