Who I Am
I'm Andrea Toole, Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach (CTNC).
I help people empower themselves to alleviate their brain health issues so that they can live life with more ease and joy. ADD/ADHD is my #1 specialty, but depression, dementia and Alzheimer's are also in my wheelhouse.
- Learn to love your brain.
- Identify imbalances and fix them.
You shouldn't be your own enemy. You and your brain need to be friends. You need to love your brain.
I work with you on a strategy to get you living in harmony.
My Mission is to help people alleviate their brain health issues through self-empowerment tools.
With your input, I customize a strategy to get you living in harmony.
People love a “How I healed myself” story…
It seems that every coach & nutritionist has a “How I healed myself” story. “Healed”? I'm a work in progress.
I have ADD and bouts of depression. My brain health is a constant challenge, and I need to stay on top of it.
I created the six-pillar PRIMED system for ADD management while working in a 9-5 day job that I felt miserable at from week 1. The PRIME system helps identify imbalances to bring them into balance. I realized that when these six things are being taken care of, I feel more whole, more with it, more productive, and happier. These six pillars aren't exhaustive, but six is a manageable number, and it creates a concise acronym.
I don't know if I'll ever be entirely “healed” but I have been without symptoms for a long time, and I'm aware when they return. I hope to help you too, using a combination of tools I've developed for myself and those I've learned.
The Family Business,
or How I inherited my passion for healthy living
An integral part of my story is my history. I grew up in and around the medical profession and with healers around me. Healing is ingrained in me.
Here's an early memory:
My maternal grandfather was a doctor. When I was sick, he'd come over, or I'd go to his house. His black bag always had the tools to diagnose my earache or my sore throat. I'm over 40 now, but I distinctively remember sticking out my tongue so that he could look at my tonsils with his light scope and him changing the bit on the end so that he could see in my ears.
That's where it starts.
You Are Your Own Guru
“NOBODY knows better than you what’s right for you. NOBODY….All that experts offer you is data for you to take into consideration. YOU are the centrifugal force that must filter, interpret, and give meaning to that data. Your body knows. Your heart knows. Your mind will help you act on what you know….My guiding philosophy about any philosophy is: take what you want and leave the rest.”
-Danielle LaPorte, White Hot Truth
On our need to be "right"...
“I don't believe faith and reason are natural enemies. I believe our human desire for certainty and our often-desperate need to ‘ be right' have led to this false dichotomy.”
-Brene Brown, Rising Strong
What people are saying
“Thanks to Andrea, I was able to articulate my needs to myself and others in a way I've never been able to. She helped me find the words. Andrea encouraged me to be an advocate for myself in an area that I was always scared to speak out about. As a result, I feel like my project management skills at work have improved. I feel like a better version of myself and I now have the confidence to step up and lead!”ES