Andrea Schaffer

Namaste Holistic Healing & Yoga

10368 Donner Pass Rd.

Truckee, CA

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The information presented in this website is intended for educational purposes only, and it hasn't been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information isn't intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, nor is it medical advice. One should always consult a qualified medical professional before engaging in any dietary and/or lifestyle change.

© 2019 by Andrea Schaffer / Not Just Broccoli Nutritional Therapy.

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About

Specialties

 

Digestive wellness

Food allergies & intolerance

Healthy cooking & meal planning

Autoimmunity

Blood sugar management

Making food taste good!

Andrea's Story

Flavor-obsessed. Dog Lover. Sustainable food advocate. Crusader against autoimmune disease.  

From moving to Italy after college to live la vita bella, to my adventures selling Italian wine in bustling New York City, to my move to the gorgeous mountains of the Sierra Nevada and my decision to become an Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, food, cooking and health have played a central role in my decided path. I think life should taste good, do no harm to the body or planet, and be full of companionship and community.

While living abroad in Italy, eating every culinary delight in sight, I began to itch. My scalp, inflamed and flaky, began to shed, and I realized that I had a problem. I dealt with it, scratching when I could, and lived with the itch and discomfort for years. Fast-forward to living in New York, where I had a solid job and health insurance, of course I went to a dermatologist to figure out what it was. Psoriasis. I went home with a hefty prescription for topical corticosteroids. The drugs worked their magic, and I didn't know enough to look for the WHY of the problem. I also had no idea that this condition could be managed without the band-aid of pharmaceutical drugs. And, as time went on, the drugs were not always enough.

 

It was only after experiencing later hormonal issues, weight gain, sleep disturbances, thyroid insufficiency, uncontrollable stress, the darkness of depression, that I looked for the root cause of my health problems and better solutions. It turns out that what you consume (both as food, in your relationships and in your environment) has a profound impact on how you feel and if symptoms manifest. By shifting my diet, supplementing where needed, changing hormonal inputs of birth control, decreasing my stress load, and ultimately taking control of my life, I was able to turn the situation around. In the process, I became a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, so that I can help others figure out the root cause to WHY they are experiencing symptoms.