About

Justine Cécile

Ready to stop hormone chaos, fatigue, and moodiness…

And get back to feeling like yourself and discovering possibilities?

01. Explore

Our first priority is to explore and understand the obstacles and challenges that have you struggling with hormone imbalance, even if your are on hormone therapy.

02. Guide

Acting as your guide, you design and implement a process that provides you relief, correction and healing, so you can feel like yourself again – even better.

03. Focus

The focus is always on YOU, as a whole person, and creating a structure for your life that establishes you and your happiness as the priority.

Are you ready to get off the emotional rollercoaster your hormone therapy hasn’t solved?

I'm Justine Cécile

As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Transformational Performance Coach, I guide driven women who are not performing their best overcome the chaos of raging hormones, and take back responsibility for their health and happiness.  After decades of hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances, and life events that challenged my ability to achieve what I wanted, I discovered functional medicine and a process for designing my life to meet my requirements and specifications.

You Deserve Better

Having a difficult time with hormone replacement therapy makes your life harder not easier.  

Not being able to determine what works for you makes your life not your own.

I’ve been guiding women like yourself for over 5 years now, by providing clarity, direction, focus, strategy and support.  Together, we explore options, expand possibilities, and build a process that has you looking and performing your best.

How I do this depends on the person I’m working with, their specific and highly unique set of challenges, needs, wants and desires.

My work is based on a highly-effective system that combines a functional health approach, state-of-the art diagnostics, behavioral neuroscience, and a proven system for change.  And, of course, almost 25 years of experience with living with out-of-control hormones, and a chronic illness often thought to be permanently debilitating.  Instead, of identifying with a diagnosis, I took responsibility, sought help where I needed it, and learned how to correct dysfunction using a systematic approach that integrates emotional and physical health as a whole leading to confidence, happiness, and an active life I adore.

Quick note about my personal life

I live in Pacific Grove, California with my husband, whom I’ve known since high-school, a crazy cute Corgi-Australian Shepherd Mix, a lively black cat with gorgeous green eyes and an African Grey parrot who is the BOSS.

Over Time I Realized

There Are Four Things I Wanted To ADDRESS

1. I believe that women’s healthcare is often inadequate, because it’s not well understood.

And it’s not just the medical community that misunderstands women's health.  We often refer to woman as being hormonal, and having fluctuating hormones that trigger mood swings is considered normal.

Yes, it is common.  Hormones are easily affected, and it is combinations of hormones and neurotransmitters that create different emotions.

But having fast and wide mood swings that cause you to have emotional meltdowns, unable to make decisions and feel overwhelmed by daily life is not normal.

We need to stop accepting and start looking deeper and more broadly to support normal fluctuations that promote a feelings of balance, calm, and engagement.

2. I believe doctors often miss a critical opportunity when they ignore gut health.

All physical and emotional health symptoms have a gut condition and gut health is almost never addressed when treating symptoms or specific conditions that don’t have an obvious and direct correlation with the gut.

In addition, when the gut is addressed, it’s usually by providing medications that may provide some relief, but do little or nothing to correct, heal and repair gut function.

For HRT to work, you have be able to breakdown and utilize nutrients, especially healthy fats required for hormone production.  You also need to have the ability to metabolize and expel hormone excess and by-products to maintain healthy levels of hormones.

3. I believe that hormone therapy is normally a result of “treating a symptom” and not directed at correcting the dysfunction.

Treating symptoms is about providing immediate relief, and is rarely about correcting dysfunction.  When the focus is on a symptom often the symptom returns and the relief is only short-lived. And when the symptom returns, it’s usually worse and harder to manage.

Additionally, new symptoms can appear and many that do will not appear related to the original condition.

When the focus is on the whole person and integrating the essentials of healthy lifestyle choices in combination with short-term medication and/or supplement protocols the result is not only immediate relief, but also correction.  The actual root of the problem never needs to be identified as long as enough care is given toward relieving stressors; both internal and external, to provide the body with the resources and space it needs to conduct healing and repair functions.

4. I believe that we all forget we are responsible for our own health and happiness.

Too many leave their health and happiness to chance and accept “common” as “normal.” 

When you leave your health decisions solely up to others, even health professionals, who don’t live in your body and don’t experience what you experience, there is too much information missing for a real opportunity for success. 

When you try and do it all on your own, you are operating with less information and fewer resources than you may need.  You also make it harder on you which can lead to poor self-confidence, overwhelm and leave you exposed to worsening conditions.

When you can balance taking responsibility with seeking aid where you have gaps or weaknesses, you improve your odds for being successful.  And when you can combine this with a process that ensures you reach your defined goals…nothing can stop you.

What Clients Are Saying About Me

Much Love and Gratitude

Laura B.“When I started with Justine Cécile, I was in chronic pain, fatigued and an emotional wreck. The supplements she recommended helped me detox my body, healed my gut, and gave me alternatives to dealing with pain. I've dropped Ambien COMPLETELY and my Buprenorphine patch is now at 7.5 down from 15! I feel so much better, and I'm looking forward to getting to the point where I can drop all my meds.”

Laura Baird, VA

Knowledgeable, Intuitive and Genuine

Kim S.“Before I started working with Justine, I found myself stuck. I had always been active and considered myself to be relatively healthy, but I didn’t feel healthy. When I started working with Justine, my top three goals were to start losing the weight I had gained when I quit smoking, get myself feeling more stable emotionally, and increase my overall level of energy.

Justine was there every step of the way. She not only jump-started my weight loss (I have lost over 30 lbs since then), she taught me how to eat healthier – in particular how to choose the right combination of foods, how I looked at my food choices and how to be aware of how they made me feel.  Justine did an amazing job of re-framing the world of food for me.

She taught me about what essential nutrients our bodies need and how our bodies absorb those nutrients.  Justine is passionate about being a Health Coach and you can feel it and see it in her. She is knowledgeable, intuitive, dedicated, and genuine. I am calmer, stronger, leaner, and more energized as a direct result of her guidance.

I’d recommend her to anyone who wants to make real changes in their life or thinks they could use an extra hand on their path towards a healthier existence.”

Kim S., Monterey, CA

Utterly Amazing

Rita Z.“Justine is utterly amazing, brilliant, and level headed. She provided me valuable information on health and nutrition that would’ve taken me hours to research. She’s a great listener, accountability partner, and coach. I can’t say enough about her. I highly recommend her for all of your health and coaching needs.”

Rita Z., Seaside, CA

If your doctors are out of ideas…are you ready to take charge of your own health?

What makes me different from other coaches, is my focus on you as a whole person, my view that you are in charge, and my process for helping you develop your own system for knowing what you want, how to get it, and making sure it happens.

Most coaches, even health practitioners, these days focus on goals and tend to give you a lot of ‘rules’ and restrictions.  I take a different approach. I have a systematic process for quieting the chaos, help you determine what's real and what's not, and waking your inner wisdom.  Your body knows how to heal, but it needs resources and space to get it done.  You know what to do, but there’s so much noise, you can’t focus. 

Yes, I do expect you to bring your can-do attitude most days, and I will set some firm guidelines.  And I can, and will if needed, conduct lab testing, dietary and exercise recommendations, and even supply you with a supplement protocol based on your test results.  But, that doesn't mean you give up your responsibility to get this done over to me.  I am a resource.  You are in charge.

You Want Your Body to Function, Not Be Dependent

Short-term medication and/or supplement protocols can be a critical step in the process of providing relief and correcting dysfunction. But they should be short-term.

To be perfectly honest, if you’re looking for someone to give you more pills or hold you accountable to strict dietary & exercise plans that have you working out harder/faster/more, I’m NOT the best person to work with.

I simply don’t believe that making you work harder, putting you on a standard regiment and restricting your choices is the answer.

There is going to be effort.  You will not always be happy with me.  But, I’m not here to be your friend. I will treat you with respect, I will not judge, and I will not ‘tell you what you must do.’

That leads to more overwhelm, stress and will make you burn-out faster, farther.  

Additionally, if you want all the answers given to you ─ I'm not your coach.  This is about you designing your reality.  What I want, what I think is the right answer may not be yours.  That doesn't mean I won't provide you with guidance and information, of course I will.  I will also provide you with simple steps for discovering the answers for yourself.  You're driven and capable, you don't want me to make decisions for you.

But if you’re sick and tired (even literally!) of trying to get a handle on your emotions and hormone health, and you want:

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To have the energy to get out there and do what you want

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Feel great in your body and enjoy being close to your spouse or partner

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Have the clarity to make decisions, take on more projects with ease – not overwhelm

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Feel like yourself again, confident, unstoppable, easy-going and fun!

If you’re looking for a way to take charge of your health, your hormones, your overall happiness and you’re looking for a way to get it done the right way, so it sticks.  And you’re willing to play full-out with an open mind then we might very well be a good fit for working together.

Click here to complete the health questionnaire and then schedule a FREE 30-minute “Hormone Troubleshooting Session” where we’ll explore your health history in more detail and identify some of the top root causes and stressors contributing to your crazy, out-of-control hormones and keeping you from feeling your absolute best.

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