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Charlotte Kikel
Eat In Peace Wellness Consulting

303-747-3767 office
eatinpeace@protonmail.com

 

 

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MY STORY

Hi, I'm Charlotte!

My most vivid childhood memory was lying on the couch watching cartoons with my mom leaning over me, asking, “Are the people singing in your chest?” Doctors diagnosed me with asthma when I was three-years-old, but it took me thirty years to realize that I never had asthma.

 

Up until my late twenties, I was a sugar and exercise addict. My dad was Vice President of Imperial Sugar in Sugar Land, Texas. Sugar was a huge part of my life. Sugar made me happy, and I wanted to spread this happiness out into the world by opening a bakery.  

 

Unfortunately...sugar didn't love me back. I lived on an emotional rollercoaster, always looking for my next hit of refined carbohydrates. I was malnourished, and completely missed the signals my body was sending me, begging me for change. I swam competitively and competed in triathlons just to feel alive. From the outside I looked fit, but my health was quickly deteriorating.

 

My wake up call came when I landed in the hospital when I was 26. This was startling because people actually thought I was healthy, and I thought I was healthy. As I laid in the hospital with an IV, I kept thinking, “How did I get HERE?! I was just trying to be the best Charlotte I could be.”

 

I instantly realized that I had to change what I was eating and how I was living. Doctors didn’t have drugs for what ailed me. I was on my own. My vitality had collapsed. I was depressed and life was hard. I kept looking for answers and discovered that I had severe inflammatory responses to many of my staple foods, which included lifestyle habits.

 

As I peeled back the layers of my concerns, I realized that I never had asthma. I had a dairy allergy. It was both liberating and maddening at the same time. I used my anger as a platform to create positive change in the world.

 

In April 2008, I graduated from the Maryland Institute for Integrative Health (formerly known as the Tai Sophia Institute) with a Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine, a rigorous, 3-year clinical program designed to build a bridge between the practice of traditional and conventional medicine. I am Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. I am also a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner which means that we can do deep investigative work together regarding your health using saliva, urine, stool and blood tests. 

 

In early 2018, I published my first book to share what I have learned over the years, so that others can quickly adapt my hard won knowledge and discover a path to vitality.

 

Through classes and seminars, I educate health professionals about good nutrition and herbal medicine, exponentially extending an integrated healing experience to their patients.

 

And now…as a professional speaker, I get to help people wake up, reclaim their power around wellness and rethink what healthy looks like. 

 

I used to use my Albuterol inhaler hourly to breathe. I don’t ever want to forget where I came from and how important it is for people to know the truth: what we eat creates us.

 

The singing in my chest may be gone, but I can finally hear the music.  Through eating whole foods, I was able to completely re-create my life, and I’m here to tell you…I’m not unique; this kind of transformation is available to anyone! 

 

Eat in peace, my friends!

 

Love,

 

Charlotte

A LITTLE PRAISE

"If nothing else all your homemade goodies were to die for, but I really enjoyed these smaller classes which left more time for discussion of others thoughts and experiences. I also like learning about the herbs specifically and different ways to use them and then being able to link them back to specific SP and Medi Herb products. Every class has made me feel more knowledgable and given me more confidence to go out and help others."

 

 

-Andrea

"I just love Charlotte's passion for herbs and her astounding knowledge of the nature and essence of plants. It is impossible to not get excited about herbs when she talks and teaches about them."

 

 

-Kim J

"What a wonderful class! I am so happy I was a part of this! You have opened our eyes to how important these liquid herbs are. You did an excellent job in the content you included and your method of teacing. Your passion for herbs was so inspiring and addictive. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. 

 

The only suggestion I can make is, please to more classes! Part II please!"

 

 

-Student

"These herbal classes have been a wonderful and educational experience. It has exceeded my expectations. The knowledge I have received from Charlotte has been priceless.

 

My only request is Part II or more classes in the series. The food and hospitality was excellent. Charlotte was very knowledgeable on all topics. My wife and I thank you. We have no complaints."

 

 

-Dr. Harlan Burhaus

I’ve never felt better and I have Charlotte to thank! She offered me warm and friendly consultations to help get my health back on track. She is so confident with the knowledgeable that she has that I was completely comfortable confiding in her and following her advice.

 

-J.D.

My husband and I went to Charlotte and she put him on a food elimination diet and we discovered that he has a gluten intolerance. He cannot have wheat, barley, oats, or rye. Yeah, had to get rid of the 100 pounds of wheat I bought for our food storage in February. Charlotte was just Great! J is feeling a lot better. It has been a little miracle in our life to figure out what has been wrong with him. No doctors, by the way, ever suggested a food elimination diet for him. So after the hundreds of dollars spent out of our pocket to run medical tests to find out that NOTHING was wrong with J—who knew we just needed to see Charlotte and she would help solve all our health issues? 

 

-S.N.

Charlotte displays the perfect combination of knowledge and compassion. During her seminars, I was impressed by her seemingly effortless grasp of science – both in terms of nutrition and physiology. The honesty and empathy that comes from her personal experience made me feel very comfortable with her advice. 

-K.L.

Trips to buy groceries are a little bit different when you’re eating vitality style. At first, I was worried about how many things I wouldn’t be eating—but the categories of food that I can and do eat allow for a ton of kitchen creativity. My mom and I decided to embark on this way of eating together. I think it’s helpful to have someone with whom you can take turns cooking and trying out new recipes on. Now that I have bookmarked a couple of favorite recipes and am truly feeling the benefits, I can’t imagine ever eating differently. There is a noticeably positive difference in the amount of energy I have (mom, too) and my body composition. Thank you, Charlotte! 

 

-J.B.

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