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A raw foods haven for those in the Tampa Bay area to enjoy locally organic raw foods! GMO, dairy, gluten, and soy free ALWAYS!  

Nutritional Consultations with Karen A. Di Gloria

Karen A. Di Gloria is a Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA) Practitioner, trained in Quantum Biofeedback and Raw Nutrition Certified. She has helped numerous people for many years as a Registered Nurse with a Specialty in Oncology while in Boston, and now as a Nutritional and Wellness Coach here in the Tampa Bay Area. If you wish to seek guidance for your health and nutrition needs, please contact Karen at the number below to set up a private appointment.

Please inquire within for the following Nutritional Consultation Fees. Payment for all services are cash only:

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Karen A. Di Gloria, BSN, RNC  

813-855-0007

Karen  A. Di Gloria

Health and Wellness Coach / QRA Practitioner 

A Bit About Myself and My Personal Journey into the Raw and Living Foods Lifestyle

Born and raised just 20 minutes north of Boston, I attended college at the University of Massachusetts with a major in nursing and a minor in psychology. Like it was yesterday, I vividly recall being drawn to learning about health and the human body at a very young age. I also remember how much I truly enjoyed taking the initiative to help others. For instance, I can remember at age four handing my grandfather his cane, taking his other hand, and telling him it was time for his walk. That being said, my desire and mission to someday work in the healthcare field didn’t fully develop until I watched my grandmother painfully suffer and die from her battle with stomach cancer a few years later. So, you can only imagine when I graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing, and then went a step further to become certified in Oncology/Hematology, I truly thought all my dreams had come true; that I was going to live my life helping others achieve a cancer-free life. Then, when I landed a position in one of the best teaching hospitals in Boston (working on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit as well as the Oncology/Hematology Units), I thought I had reached my ultimate career goal. In retrospect, all I can honestly say is that I received quite a wake-up call instead.

Sadly, I witnessed most patients return; and more times than not their condition was worse than the first time. As I started to question and research every single drug, their actions and interactions and then all their side effects, I grew more and more disenchanted and disheartened by conventional medicine and the pharmaceutical industry as a whole. I realized that by administering chemotherapy (a toxic poison) into the human body, the stage was being set for a complete immune system crash. I experienced firsthand how chemotherapy and pharmaceuticals can actually be more harmful, damaging and devastating to every biological system (sometimes beyond repair) than you can bear to imagine. I endured many sleepless nights just thinking to myself, “there has to be a better way.” I knew I was never going to find the answers I was desperately seeking if I kept swimming in the same pool of insanity; therefore, I decided to leave nursing and the whole field of conventional medicine entirely.

Not long after, I became certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer. I found it to be a fitting short-term career change strategy that came naturally to me - especially since I’ve always been very disciplined and passionate about working out every day (either with cardio, weight training or yoga). I love that it gave me the extra time to seek and find my true calling. It was the perfect transitional road along my journey (after my awakening to the truth) that ultimately guided me to the straight path. My quest for a preventative and natural approach to true health, inner contentment and longevity was finally in sight.

Throughout my journey, with all life’s twists and turns along the way, I never stopped searching for the true answers to a disease-free life - or at least what it takes to have the capability to naturally heal, reverse and dramatically lessen the degree of disease in the body. I would ask, “if the human body has the ability to heal itself when given the right tools, then what are the most important building blocks and major players that make it all possible for the body to do so?”

I felt compelled to learn and seek out as much as I could about natural and whole food nutrition, Eastern and Ayurvedic herbal treatments, and holistic and alternative approaches to medicine. It became an addiction to say the least. I was utterly fascinated!

Lo and behold, it led me to the healing power of raw and living foods, superfoods, superfruits, and superherbs. It seemed that all my research kept pointing to one major issue as to why one’s health starts to decline, and eventually fails, if they do not take action - Inflammation! Evidently, the primary cause of disease in the body can be traced back to stressors (outside forces) and stress (how one relates and copes with the stressors). How well one deals with stressors and stress (physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.) will determine how much calcification, inflammation and toxicity develops in the body as a result. With the tremendous amount of stress many find themselves under today, which is then compounded by an increased number of outside stressors, our endocrine system, immune system and other body systems are regrettably taking a major hit and becoming weakened. If these systems continue to be stressed to the max, they will eventually go haywire (and may even shut-down), leaving the human body susceptible to a host of diseases and disorders.

 

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

 

Currently, I co-own and operate Rawk Star Café, Inc. - a raw food café and superfood marketplace. I am a Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA) Practitioner who is also trained in Quantum Biofeedback using the SCIO device. I have earned my Raw Nutrition Certification through BodyMind Institute, authored and self-published SuperNaturawl Newtrition, and feel I am well qualified to offer nutritional and wellness coaching to those truly ready for a lifestyle change.

 

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