SUCCESS STORIES

 

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bobby_danielle_schaffer“Our experience with THE WHOLE JOURNEY has been nothing but motivational and inspirational. We have learned all the tools needed to get our family of five on the right road with taking charge of the foods we eat and the way we live. We couldn't thank you enough for guiding us through this transformation! The knowledge you provided I can now pass down to my kids and let healthy cycles begin!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

– Bobby and Danielle Schaffer, San Diego CA

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erical“I came to The Whole Journey suffering from adrenal fatigue, candidiasis, and severe food sensitivities. Christa's incredible wisdom, protocols and support have enabled me to begin to reverse DECADES worth of damage. Christa has transformed more than just my health. She's made it possible for me to feel like the person I've always wanted to be, and I now have the energy to pursue my passion (wellness coaching). Thank you for everything, Christa.”

– Erica L., San Diego, CA

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annie_reiter“I grew up with my mom as a nutritionist, so I was picky when looking for a nutritionist that I felt was knowledgeable and who could actually teach me new things about health. Well, Christa Orecchio and The Whole Journey was the answer for me. Christa's new e-course is more than informative, is packed FULL of information, and has so much support for you along the way. What I really love is that I can keep the e-course forever…that means that if I missed something….no problem. I can always go back over it again and again…forever! I have great energy, I'm never hungry, and I feel amazing! For me this course is invaluable!”

– Annie Reiter, Encinitas CA

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rachel“I recently completed the virtual candida cleanse and learned more than I ever would have imagined about about candida, adrenals, thyroid, the gut and so much more. I've already begun to regain my health in many different ways through the food, supplements and support. Words can't begin to describe how empowered I feel through The Whole Journey and the support group. Christa's dedication to healing is truly a gift to this world!”

– Rachel Madore, Canada

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hayley_trokey“You have helped me change my whole life! It is because of you that we were able to find direction to learn how to live the healthiest lives possible and even my hubby believes he has added years to his life because of you Christa!! I came to you when the doctors could give me no answers! You listened and looked to find the “root” cause! And you found the root! You taught me how to use food as medicine! I have since healed from chronic constipation, a parasite, low energy, adrenal fatigue and emotional struggles and for this I am forever grateful! Above all you have given me the tools to regain my fertility after having months without periods after coming off of birth control! I cannot thank you enough!”

– Hayley Trokey, Carlsbad CA

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grace_chanFinding Christa and The Whole Journey has been the biggest piece of my life’s puzzle. Thank you, Christa, for caring and educating me about real health and wellness. Through The Whole Journey, I have healed my “incurable disease,” Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I couldn’t be more grateful for your positive influence and inspiration! You have impacted my life tremendously!

– G. Chan

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brian_chanIn 2011, I was over 200 lbs, inactive, and a lot unhealthier than I knew. My wife introduced me to Christa’s segments on the morning news, and we began integrating many of her tips into our daily lives. Utilizing her tips from the news and all of the information on The Whole Journey’s website, I lost over 30 pounds in less then a year, and I have kept the weight off. I feel great and have loads of energy! I never thought I would love kale as much as I do now! Thank you for creating The Whole Journey and all the knowledge that you share!”

– Brian Chan, Los Angeles CA

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robind“This time last year I was 40 pounds overweight, having daily migraines, and living with so much joint pain I could barely function. I was exhausted, both physically and emotionally, from 8 years of chronic pain and inflammation and endless trips to doctors and specialists. Today, my migraines are gone, my skin cleared up, my joint pain went away, and my head just seems clearer. I can think clearly, without brain fog, for the first time in years. You have taught me so much about balance, about how to eat real food, about supplementation and about myself. But most of all, you have given me hope again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for literally saving my life. Your program has been truly transformative work in my life. There is truly no one like you! Many blessings!”

– Robin Doughty, Carlsbad CA

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megan_rand“Christa helped me dig to the root cause of my health concerns and is a wealth of knowledge. She is sharing an amazing message of health and healing to the world. Now that I have my energy back, she has been a mentor and a role model in my journey to start a healing business of my own. I couldn't be more grateful!

– Megan Rand, Boston MA

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jennyb“I got really sick and was diagnosed with graves disease. None of the doctors or endocrinologists could help me feel better, they actually wanted to REMOVE my thyroid. I went to Christa and she healed me within 6 months. It's been 2 years since I've been eating the way Christa showed me and I have almost no symptoms of Graves at all! She changed my life!”

– Jenny B., Encinitas CA

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Napolitestpic“After struggling for over 5 years to conceive and having multiple attempts at expensive fertility treatments for “unexplained infertility”, a friend recommended we work with Christa at The Whole Journey. Christa taught us how to eat right and use food as medicine. She ran panels to test for food allergies, medical conditions, etc. (far more than our fertility doctor ever did!). Fast forward 11 months – we are expecting our first child in just 14 weeks and are healthier than we have ever been!!!”

– Erin and Jon Napoli, Minnesota

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SaraTestPic“When I first found Christa and The Whole Journey, I was pretty overwhelmed and scared about my journey to heal, but she was so patient with me and knew that one day I would see the light. I feel I finally have! I had some major healing to do emotionally and she really helped guide me towards that light in my darkest time.I feel I owe her so much. She has changed my life and continues to do so from across the country.”

– Sara Titone, Wilmington, DE

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arika“I have officially lost all my baby weight! Yay for me and thank you Christa and The Whole Journey for changing my life. I have never been in so much peace nor had so much energy in as long as I can remember. I am a lucky girl to have found you!

– Arika Daniels San Diego, CA

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JamieWTestPic“I cannot recommend Christa's eCourse more highly! My training as a Health Coach was great, but early on in my career I struggled to figure out the practical steps that would pull all of my training together. I have learned so from Christa through her eCourse. The depth of her knowledge took my understanding of our health, and our ability to heal, to a whole new level. Thank you, Christa, from the bottom of my heart?!”?

– Jaime Ward, Board Certified Health Coach & Certified Gluten Practitioner

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AndreaKellyTestPic“With Christa's guidance, my whole life has changed for the better. I lost 20% of my original body weight, my energy levels have improved greatly, and I sleep better and understand a whole lot more about what my body needs to operate optimally. My digestion has improved like I never imagined. In addition, I have a new and improved (and enjoyable) way of eating and shopping as well as a consistent but fun exercise program. Christa has provided me with all the tools and education I needed to get here!”

– Andrea Kelly, Cardiff CA

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ErinHTestPic“Christa I just wanted to let you know that you are amazing!!! You are a life changer. Thank you for teaching me about nutrition. Thanks to you I have learned to fight cancer, grief, and anxiety with nutrition! I wouldn't be running this Marathon in Portland if it weren't for you.”

– Erin Haffner, San Diego CA

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CarolynnBrannTestPic“It sounds so cliché, but Christa Orecchio and The Whole Journey program literally changed my life. After 40+ years, I finally learned how to eat properly and maintain my body weight while doing so – and without starving! I used to get stomach aches from most of the things I ate and had a lot of trouble getting really restful, regular sleep. Now I can eat a lot of the foods I used to avoid – and more – and still feel healthy and energetic. My sleep has improved tremendously as well. I learned the importance of putting quality, unmodified foods into my body and the bonus of it all is that I’m able to teach my 7 year old daughter how to eat properly starting now, not when she’s in her 40s.”

– Carolyn Brann, San Diego CA

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christinashrigleyChrista is a life changer. She is so passionate about using food as medicine and sincerely wants people to live healthy and happy lives. I experienced positive shifts in ALL areas of my life after taking her program, and I am eternally grateful!”

– Christina Shrigley La Jolla, CA

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MaureenBrownTestPic“When I came to The Whole Journey, I was in pain and my life was unmanageable. I also was not sleeping well, had no energy and felt as if I was in a mental fog all the time. I was taking several prescription medications to alleviate my symptoms. Today, I am not on any medications and I know it is because of working with Christa. Christa gently guided me through huge changes in the way I think about food, as well as dealing with life. The Whole Journey was an awakening for me. Nutrition and a healthy, conscious lifestyle are now a way of life.”

– Maureen Brown, Carlsbad CA

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TWJSymbol“Within a month I will be off all thyroid meds, just like you said I would! I have even energy levels, good moods all the time and soon will be drug free. To say that I am overjoyed is the understatement of the year. 🙂 Thanks just does not seem adequate enough. Your good work cured my gut issues and healed my thyroid! You have given me my health back and that is priceless.”

– Cherie K, Murietta CA

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KrisBradleyTestPic“My body was in crisis when I came to see Christa. I suffered from recurrent yeast infections – sometimes lasting up to 2 months. My scalp was full of itchy sores and embarrassing flakes. My sinuses were inflamed and I would get severe sinus headaches often. I couldn't lose weight no matter what I tried. With Christa's expert guidance, I found out that I was dealing with systemic Candida. She created a step-by-step process for eliminating Candida from my body. After only 3 months, all of my infections cleared and I began to lose the stubborn weight I was carrying around. I have tremendous energy now and found a new love for exercise. Christa gave me the tools and support I needed to heal my body and rebuild my immune system. She literally saved my life! I shudder to think of where I would be now if I hadn't found her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Christa.”

– Kris Bradley San Diego, CA

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CarollynRockTestPicI came to The Whole Journey initially to figure out why I felt so tired all the time. What I accomplished by working with Christa for three months has been truly remarkable. I discovered the causes of my migraines and now, a headache is rare. I was able to rid my body of yeast overgrowth, to rebuild and repair my digestive track and to heal from adrenal fatigue. What a relief to not be suffering silently anymore! I’ve gained wisdom about which foods really nourish me and have been able to replace or cut-back on those foods that aren’t. I’ve also lost 10 lbs. in the process without trying. This has been a wonderful journey of discovery; I realize that I care about myself and the way I’m feeling much more than I did before.

– Carollyn Rock, San Diego CA

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CatherinHoffmanTestPic“I have been trying to get pregnant for 6 years and had been to many doctors but never a nutritionist. Lucky for me I found an exceptional one! I came to Christa with a hard case of many years of accumulated toxins and trauma, including high lead levels. Although my extensive history is daunting to say the least, Christa did not shy away and took my case with care, knowledge and commitment. We only had 4 months to work with so Christa pulled out all the stops and put me on an extensive detox program at the same time as a prenatal protocol to help me reach my goal. It was not easy but she stuck with me every step of the way. And guess what? Yep! I am now 13 weeks pregnant and everything is going great!! Outside of her knowledge, Christa has a care and an intuition that really makes her unique and very effective. She is a special person and I would highly recommend her to anyone who may want to lose weight and get healthy to someone with more severe problems that often cannot be helped by most doctors. Christa offers a whole solution that gets to the root of what is going on so your body can find its own balance and harmony. Plus, as an added bonus, she teaches you how to maintain it!”

– Catherine Hoffman, Fallbrook CA

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AnitaDriessenTestPic“My life has done a complete turn around! I went to The Whole Journey to get advice on sound nutrition, which I got in spades, but I also left there with a brand new understanding behind my struggles with food. The shame that I felt from not being able to lose and keep off weight depleted me for many years. Thanks to The Whole Journey approach and their nutritional and spiritual guidance I have discovered the joy of food again, and have found true inner peace within myself. Thank you!”

– Anita Driessen, San Diego CA

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LenaJacomeTestPic“As a flamenco dancer, I get asked often how I stay in shape. All the exercise with flamenco dancing certainly helps keep me trim, but that’s only part of it. My diet has had a huge impact on my ability to stay healthy and energized. About 5 months ago I was fortunate enough to cross paths with an incredible nutritionist, Christa Orecchio. I am taken aback by Christa’s knowledge & understanding of the human body and the foods that work best for each individual. She’s thorough, honest and extremely precise. If you or someone you care about is struggling with food allergies, chronic physical pain, or even emotional stress then you may wish to consider contacting Christa.”

– Lena Jacome, Mesa AZ

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JoeKTestPic“Christa is a nutrition rockstar. Before I started working with her I was having a hard time with my allergies and it was affecting my energy levels throughout the day, further affecting my time in the water surfing, rock climbing, doing yoga, kicking butt in the office, etc. Christa ninja kicked that right out of my life with a combination of skillfully crafted diet (which tasted great btw), supplements and lots of positive waves. What started as a temporary diet has evolved into a conscious choice to live a healthier lifestyle for the long term and I am forever grateful.”

– Joe K, Solana Beach CA

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TWJSymbol“Thank you for your Candida Cleanse e-program. I have severely suffered with Candida for 15+ years. I have done the anti-candida diet & the anti-fungal diet for 6 months each. Then I did the GAPS diet for 2 years, while taking herbal anti-fungals. For over a year, I took Diflucan weekly and then for 6 months took Diflucan monthly. I faithfully followed those diets, desperate for healing. I can't begin to explain all that I have done/tried to heal the Candida, yet….still suffered with Candida…..I was hesitant to spend the money and try your approach. I praise God; I decided to give your program a try. For the first time in 30 years, I am finally healed from my Candida. Today, after a mere 6 weeks, my ph is balanced and my saliva test is clear. I have never experienced this amount of healing ever!!! I am astonished. I could write pages….but no amount of words can express my gratitude for your cleanse. It really worked. You have blessed this lady more than you will ever understand. I truly can't convey my gratitude to you. I am overwhelmed! I hope someday I can meet you face to face….I would hug you! I think you are awesome! It was worth the money! You are worth the money! ”

– Crystal N

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jackieAtencioTestPic“For years I have lived with low energy, abdominal issues and pain. I went to see a couple of UCLA doctors a few years ago and neither of them could figure out what was wrong with me. They told me “It’s all in your head or an emotional issue”. Well, in my very first consultation with Christa she said that it sounded like I had a parasite, and we ran a test immediately, which confirmed it. We eliminated the parasite easily enough, but then had to rebuild/repair the damage it had done to my intestinal lining. Christa put me on a 5-week protocol, which had me feeling better than I had felt in years. My moods changed, my outlook on life changed as well as my energy level. I’ve learned that my health has so much to do with my emotional well being, with my passion for life and my ability to handle stress more effectively. With such outstanding success I continue to improve my health with foods Christa has suggested and hope to reach my other health goals in the near future.”

– Jackie Atencio, San Diego CA

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DeniseDisharoonTestPic“Prior to working with The Whole Journey, I was feeling exhausted and mentally sluggish. I tended to lose energy late in the morning and had a hard time getting it back. I felt as if my metabolism had slowed and I could not seem to shake the 5 pounds I had suddenly acquired. Almost from the start of the 6 month program, I began to see a difference. The knowledge, assessments, and guidance throughout the program really gave me the support I needed to make life altering changes. I really appreciated their approach to offering suggestions for what could replace certain dietary habits instead of simply asking you to remove things completely. I had also been a rather strict vegetarian for most of my life. Pointing out the depletion my body was suffering supported by actual lab results gave me cause to re-access my choices. The evolution that occurred over a six-month period really allowed the process to unfold organically and stick rather than trying to change everything at once. I am happy to report that I have shed the extra weight, have more muscle tone that I have had since youth, my mental functions are quick and alert and my energy levels stay consistent throughout the day. I feel I have my vitality back and I am deeply grateful to The Whole Journey for supporting a much needed lifestyle change!”

– Denise Disharoon, Carlsbad CA

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success-tiffanyg“Since I travel over 200 days a year, nutrition was one of the primary challenges to my overall health and well-being. Christa helped me to appreciate the beauty in food as well as honor my unique body in a way that enhanced my energy and enthusiasm for life. She helped me to discover that “food issues” were only a by-product of deeper imbalances and that I could find ultimate peace and happiness with my body only when I healed the emotional pain that triggered certain reactions. I learned that nutrition is not just about food but about how each bite – full of flavor, aroma, texture, and color – can bring you closer to finding the essence of what you truly hunger for. And once you find that, freedom is yours.”

– Tiffany Grimm, Encinitas CA

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angelafinal“I was referred to Christa by a coworker, who raved about the results she was getting working with her. When I first met Christa, I knew immediately I was in great hands. I had very specific goals to lose a few pounds, choose and prepare healthy meals quickly, learn more about what nutrition could do for me in terms of energy and health, and perform at a higher level when exercising and racing. Through a completely customized program, I was able to quickly and easily achieve ALL of my goals. Christa is extremely knowledgeable and listens intently to ensure the program meets the very specific needs of each of her clients. I can't recommend her highly enough!”

– Angela Hart, Carlsbad CA

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ChristineOskinsonTestPic“I have been to countless doctors who have treated only my symptoms – even when I kept telling them I thought something was going on inside and that I thought my conditions were somehow related. But in the last several weeks of doing the virtual cleanse & working from a distance with The Whole Journey, we have been able to address the root causes and help with healing them!! Thank you, Christa! You truly have a beautiful gift!”

– Christine Oskinson, PA

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MattMillerTestPic“I came to Christa looking for some simple nutritional counseling. Little did I know that four months later I would walk out with a complete mind and body tune-up!”

– Matt Miller, Leucadia CA

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RosanneGeratyTestPic“When I first became a client of Christa's, I brought many obstacles and struggles with me. I was having difficulties both emotionally and physically, and I started to believe that my life would continue in the same cycle forever. Christa taught me how to learn to love myself for who I am, not how I wanted others to perceive me. She allowed me to understand the direct correlation between emotional and physical health, this was a huge turning point in my life. Walking out of her office after each meeting was the best that I had felt in years, she made me want to be happier, healthier, and more successful. Christa's positive energy and outlook on life have allowed me to see the world in a new light, and I am excited for what is in my future. I whole heartedly recommend Christa and The Whole Journey. Your life will change forever.”

– Rosanne Geraty, San Diego CA

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TwilaGinnTestPic“My life changed on February 24, 2008 when I, just by chance, saw an article written about Christa in The San Diego Union Tribune. I finally had the time, and courage, to approach Christa five months later. Since then, I have been on an amazing journey of fitness, nutrition, and “wholeness.” I initially went to Christa to learn about healthy foods, and in the process, lost 35 pounds by eating healthy alternatives and eliminated long-term debilitating headaches. I loved the way Christa managed to change my thinking from dwelling on what I can't eat, to realizing all the wonderful foods that can be eaten. Thank you, Christa, for all your tremendous support and wisdom.”

– Twila-Ginn-Carlsbad-CA

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MarjorieOldTestPic“Prior to my first session with Christa I had low energy, challenging periods, consistent stomachaches and debilitating headaches. After a few months of making consistent dietary changes and taking supplements customized to heal my body, I feel good, my energy levels are improving steadily, my weight has started going down with little effort, and menstrual problems I've had since age 18 have cleared up! After only a few months of working with Christa, friends and family started asking me “What are you doing differently? You look great!” I am so grateful for Christa's knowledge about Holistic Health and Nutrition and for her gentle ability to make big changes seem easy.”

– Marjorie Old, Vista CA

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britt-success“Everyone wanted to know how I lost all my baby weight and then some. Christa taught me that it is as simple as understanding your body and how it works for you. This is not about trying what worked for someone else and not about every diet that is known to man (because I have been on those to). It is understanding YOUR OWN BODY and how you can live a DIET FREE lifestyle and simply just “BE” . If you are tired of DIETS and YOYO jeans sizes and you find yourself wanting to be free from it all by finding what your body really needs, it is really simple, The Whole Journey approach; it works. Life is a journey my friends and Christa can help you, but you will have to want to help yourself first . She helped me find what makes my body happy , and in turn helped me find Britt again. Her knowledge will astound you. To me she is priceless.”

– Britt Piburn, Dallas TX

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success-tiffany“I chose to work with Christa because I liked the ‘whole journey' approach to nutrition and lifestyle that her website suggests. What I didn’t realize is what a profound difference in my emotional outlook and energy levels her program would have on me! Not only do I have a better relationship with my eating habits and physical appearance, I now have effective tools and knowledge to listen to my body’s needs in a much more successful way. Christa's gentle approach to nutrition and lifestyle was never intimidating, always educational and supportive, and she is a true leader in her field. I recommend her to everyone wanting a change for the better.”

– Tiffany Hardesty, Carlsbad CA

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Carmen“I originally started working with Christa to lose weight. Through testing and expertise, Christa pinpointed problem areas and worked at correcting them. I immediately saw results. Christa gently yet persistently worked on more changes in my eating and activities. It was all coming together. But there were days that I yearned for the old, ‘comfortable' stuff. After about two months and some amazing results, I decided to take a week off to eat whatever and whenever I wanted, I would drink coffee, and I would smoke. Here, too, were some surprising results. I found that, after a day or two, I didn't want bread or rice or sugar. I discovered that I preferred my ‘lemon tea” (hot water with lemon juice) to a cup of coffee and that I wanted to smoke less. Through it all, Christa was there to support me and nudge me in the right direction. Since then, I have made a commitment not to weight loss, but to health. I am exercising regularly. I am sleeping 8 hours without waking, and I have lost over 40lbs. I am in love with yoga. Not only do I feel more vibrant, but I have continued to lose weight! For me the Whole Journey is a way of life and it continues…”

– Carmen Dempsey, San-Diego CA

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CarlyAnnTestPic“Christa is amazing and has helped me to make nutritious and wholesome food a part of my family's diet. She is a wealth of knowledge with a passion to improve the overall health and well being of her clients, friends, family and anyone else with a desire to learn about food as medicine.

– Carly Ann, Cardiff CA

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success-jill“I have to admit that I was skeptical of Christa's program at first, until I went to visit my sister in October and experienced her new lifestyle. Living in the Midwest made it more challenging; however working with Christa over the phone was wonderful. When I delved into my lifestyle with Christa, we found many ways to make positive changes through small steps that were not overwhelming, difficult or intimidating. I am a young Type II Diabetic with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Through Christa's guidance I have been able to eliminate all of my medications for blood pressure, cholesterol and allergies and now manage my health through a healthy lifestyle. Losing more than 15lbs was effortless and an added bonus. This incredible journey has left me with an increase in my energy level, physical well-being and emotional health. The work, support, guidance and encouragement from Christa has been amazing and truly life changing.”

– Jill Sauer, St. Louis MO

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success-sterling“Working with Christa helped me lose 23lbs, and the best part is that I have easily been able to keep it off. I used to eat a lot of comfort foods like ice cream or pies. Although I have not eliminated them completely, I have learned to eat them in a smarter way. Soon after seeing Christa, I was able to give up coffee and soft drinks completely. Now I do not experience the daily slump that I used to when I was heavily caffeinated. I feel much better and have a lot more energy. I would encourage anyone interested in living a healthier life to participate in a session with Christa. She is a wealth of nutritional knowledge and a wonderful, spiritually supercharged person to be around.”

– Sterling Krolicki, Carlsbad CA

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JessTrounded“I have had a lot of digestive problems and have suffered with acne since I was 11 years old. No matter what treatments, drugs, or special diets I tried it was an endless battle. I have seen numerous dietitians and doctors to figure out my digestive issues and they all say it's “IBS”. It was not until I met with Christa that she was able to identify the link between digestion and my complexion. Four months after working with Christa my digestive problems have gone away and I finally have the glowing complexion I so desperately wanted all these years!

I have also been able to slow down, have more balance in my life, (that I desperately needed), and actually accomplish more with less stress. As a result, my relationships with those I love have improved, my stress has decreased, and my career is thriving. I feel much healthier, balanced, and energized after working with Christa. I highly recommend her services!”

– Jessica Thomas, San Diego

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helen“I came to Christa with debilitating pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, thinking that diet could possibly play a key role in providing some relief. Step-by-step through incorporating the changes Christa suggested, the pain started waning and my mobility returned. My digestion normalized and my energy levels consequently increased as well. I am now limber and vibrant and feel empowered that I have acquired the skills to keep it that way.”

– Helen Gipe, Vista CA

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ron“I had some health issues and had no idea what was going on. I just felt bad all the time! I have listened to my nutritionist, Christa Orecchio, and she guided me to change my diet and supplementation and I feel like a new man. I would have never known that I had Leaky Gut had it not been for working with Christa. I've also been gluten free for one year which has changed my life and my health.

Thank you Christa!”

– Ron Williams, Reno, NV

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kathy“My six month journey with Christa opened my eyes to subtle, yet life-changing mind-sets. Finding the appropriate diet for my health was only a small part of the transformation that occurred. After following the new techniques offered by Christa every two-weeks, I immediately felt more confident and in control of my food and activity choices. People around me commented on the physical changes that were evident, but I changed internally. I am now in balance in all areas of my life.”

– Kathy E. Warren, Encinitas CA

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uve“I was a skeptic. After 30+ years of feeling great and performing at a high level, I hit a wall. That wall involved out of the blue exhaustion, depression, mental fog, and constant anxiety. Christa identified the cause as Adrenal Fatigue. While I was reluctant at first to follow her advice, thinking I could overcome it with tenacity, I was quickly relegated to “do what she told me to”. After just a few months on the protocols, I've managed to reclaim the energy and enthusiasm I thought was lost due to aging, and not some underlying condition.

While not conventional, her unique ability to combine real science, philosophy and lifestyle is only matched by her desire to heal.”

– Uve Hansen, Cardiff CA

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kristinaR“After battling an eating disorder for 18 years I was finally at a point to tackle the years of abuse I had done to my body. I was introduced to Christa from The Whole Journey. When I met her, I was dealing with major anxiety, depression, sleep issues and the aftermath of an eating disorder. I had no idea the food I am now nourishing my body with, played so much into my mood. TWJ set up an intense three-month program for me, which included foods I had never heard of or thought about eating. A year later with their continued, I am an amazing new found woman. I no longer have anxiety, I sleep through the night, and have lost a healthy 50 pounds. My energy is at the top of the chart and I look forward to waking up everyday to explore my new world. I enjoy working out now, because it is no longer how many calories can I burn, but its about making my mind, body and soul healthy. I venture out and try new things, that I would have never done. I have learned to surf and just be with myself, and my body. I am no longer active in my Eating Disorder, and that in itself is freeing. I have regained my passion for living my life to fullest. Thank you The Whole Journey for helping give me my life back.”

– Kristina Triolo, Encinitas CA

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davel“The Whole Journey Group Program was well organized and full of information. The Whole Journey binder is amazing and a very useful resource. The program was empowering and I enjoyed the format where homework was given each week. The “every-other week” model allowed me to grasp the info over time and incorporate things slowly without feeling overwhelmed. I truly appreciate The Whole Journey's functional medicine spin and their process which is dedicated to helping people heal through food.”

– Dave Lesinski

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chassie“Making an appointment with The Whole Journey was one of the best things that I have ever done for myself. Christa and her team have completely changed my life and it is amazing how much better I feel mentally and physically. During my first session I really believed that I was healthy and happy and that I didn’t need much change in my life. Boy was I wrong. In just a few short months I lost weight, have mental clarity, more energy and I know that I have control over how my body feels. I know now more than ever that life and my nutrition journey will be ongoing and I feel so empowered to be in true control of my health.”

– Chassie Bell, Encinitas CA

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carrie1“As a mother of three young children and having a husband with cancer, I knew I had to make healthful changes to our household. I happened to see a video of Christa talking about raising healthy children and I knew I had to meet her. I talked with her and decided that the “Home Intensive Program” was what I needed to get my family on track! She came to my house and got rid of my junk, educated my family as to why and then we set out to replenish our kitchen with healthy alternatives. Christa showed me how to plan and prepare healthy food ahead of time so I actually have a lot more time during the busy week. She also counseled me in “doing the best that I can” and to remember it is a “journey”. I have to say that while it has been challenging it has also been very rewarding. I so feel much better knowing that these changes are making a huge impact on my family. I am so thankful to Christa for her help, her counsel and charisma in transforming my family into a healthier lifestyle.”

– Carrie Palmer, San Diego CA

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stacyannR“Christa is my food angel! Thanks to the Whole Journey program, I am now a conscious eater. I started the program because I had extreme bloating, and now this is no longer a major issue for me. Christa gave me the tools I needed to help my body fight the war against bloat. LOL! During the Whole Journey program I was introduced to all the various elements that contributes to making a person “whole”. Now I not only eat consciously, but I live and love more consciously. As we Jamaicans would say, positive and irie vibrations forever to Christa and her Whole Journey program.”

– Stacyann Campbell, San Diego CA

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TWJSymbol“I'm on the e-candida cleanse. It was tough decision to make because I'm a single parent on a budge, but it has been THE BEST decision I ever made! I take it one step at a time as I heal my adrenals as well. I thank GOD that Christa took her practice online like she has. I'm now EXCITED for the bigger picture! God has truly blessed us with Christa's knowledge. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

– Teresa K.

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marleigh“I have always considered myself a “healthy” person, but when I started seeing Christa almost a year ago my eyes were opened to a whole new world. After seeking a general medical doctor for both acne and an overall shaky/dizzy feeling, I did not see the results I was looking for. After many trials with different prescriptions I was put on Accutane. My acne healed up for a year or so and then slowly started coming back until I was back to square one. After tests for diabetes, hypoglycemia, thyroid, etc. the doctor could still not figure out why I was feeling shaky so often. That is when I turned to Christa. By changing the way I ate and taking some additional supplements, I had solved all my problems in a matter of months. It was not an all or nothing approach. With Christa’s guidance, I slowly integrated “good nutrition” into my diet until I got to the point where I craved a salad, not a pizza. With supplements to support my adrenal glands and a yeast-free diet, my acne and shakiness symptoms dramatically improved. The slow and systematic changes Christa helped me make left me not missing my old way of eating whatsoever. I now feel I have the roadmap to a healthy lifestyle and am so grateful for the support, guidance, and knowledge Christa offered me!”

– Marleigh Sonken, San Diego CA

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emmaresize“I came to Christa a year ago because I had reached a point in my life where I was sick of the excess weight, feelings of lethargy, moodiness, struggles in relationships and life as a single mother with not enough hours in the day. As I walked into her office, I had almost resigned to accepting life as it was. As I write this, I recall meeting her and how I didn't realize when Christa told me “if you do what I'm telling you to do, I guarantee you will not be disappointed” that my path would be forever changed.

I finished my program with her and decided to do another one. She had given me all the tools I needed to eat right and be healthy from a physical perspective but there is something special about Christa's presence that encouraged me to sign up again so I could continue work on the spiritual aspect of my life. I am almost 50lbs lighter, I have stopped taking any medications I was previously taking and the gift of self confidence I have received from the last year of working with Christa isn't paralleled by anything else. I don't know where I would be if I didn't find you Christa. Life has not ever felt so sweet since you helped me find my smile. My family and I are blessed that I found you when I did.”

– Emma Rillie, San Diego CA

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emilyb“I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with Christa. Just a few minutes into the first session, you realize the depth of her knowledge and you can feel her positive energy. She truly cares and wants to help people make positive and lasting changes in their lives. She is inspirational and never judgmental. I have learned a lot about myself…inside and out…physically, mentally and emotionally. I have made so many positive changes in my life from food choices to starting the path to finding myself again after having kids. As a mother of two small children, I got used to putting my needs last, and that led to poor eating habits and exhaustion. Now I feel like instead of surviving the day, I am living it! And I realized that taking better care of myself has a “trickle down” effect on the whole family. We are all healthier for it. The best part of the TWJ is that it really is a journey. Christa educates you and gives you the tools you need to make the changes lasting changes and to continue on your journey to better health and nutrition even after your sessions have ended. My thanks to Christa for sharing her knowledge with me and inspiring me to be a better person.”

– Emily Buonadonna, Vineland NJ

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KaylaWeinsteinTestPic“Working with TWJ over these last few months has completely turned my life around. I had seen so many doctors for so many years and couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. I could barely walk or drive and was taking pain killers on a daily basis. I was blessed to connect with TWJ. We were able to pinpoint the problem through a series of critical lab tests. Within a week I was pain free, and feeling like the happier/lively version of myself I always remembered. Through natural supplements and an incredibly easy approach to changing the foods I was eating, I was able to get my life back and start to feel more in control and at ease. I went from a place of being too overwhelmed about messing up a recipe to even attempt to cook to now enjoying cooking as one of my favorite hobbies! The program was never overwhelming, only filled with excitement over how much progress I was making in such a short period of time. I never thought it would be possible to feel the way I do today, but TWJ made it so simple. The greatest reward from all of this is being able to share my experience with others who have seen the drastic changes in me, and to hopefully encourage others to take that step with The Whole Journey to change their life in the best ways possible.”

– Kayla Weinstein, San Diego CA

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ChingLeeTestPicFor years my cholesterol was high and I didn’t know why. I thought I was healthy since I regularly exercised and had, what I thought, was a good diet. I was monitoring my cholesterol with my doctor and cutting out bad foods and fats from my diet with little success at lowering my cholesterol. I started working with Christa (and The Whole Journey) and I learned what types of foods my body was sensitive to that caused my high cholesterol because they contributed to inflammation. Christa made changes to my diet that not only lowered my cholesterol but also guided me to much healthier food options. Nine months after I started working with Christa, my cholesterol levels (LDL and Total Cholesterol) are in normal ranges and I did it the natural way! The “tweaks” Christa made to my diet have increased my energy levels and I feel great! I even gave up coffee! My JOURNEY has just started! Thank you Christa for all of your wonderful healthy advice!

– Ching Lee, Carlsbad

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annie“Living with a life-long thyroid issue, digestive problems, and anxiety everyday made it a struggle to feel happy and healthy. Meeting Christa and joining the Whole Journey has given me the boost of life that was much needed. I struggled to lose weight, feel happy and get through the day with the low energy levels that I had. Now after following the program with Christa's guidance I have lost 30 pounds from identifying my gluten allergy, and am healing my thyroid issues naturally. I now also sleep through the night and have a more positive outlook on life. I am excited to wake up everyday and do not feel like my health problems are holding me back from living my life. The Whole Journey has changed my life with Christa's extended knowledge, kind attitude, and continued support. I would recommend this program to everyone!”

– Annie Proctor, Encinitas CA

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brantl“For weeks I was feeling lethargic and short on energy. Something was clearly missing and I figured if there was something I could improve on, it was my nutrition. Meeting with Christa I expected an immediate, deep dive into the foods I was eating, when I was eating, the portions I was eating, etc. To my surprise, we spent the first hour talking about things like work, family life, relationships, and friendships, before we ever starting talking about food. We talked about a variety of things that directly and indirectly play a part in our overall health and well being. It all started to make sense…After my initial consult, I knew that Christa's holistic approach with a clinical spin was the right one for me. I learned that health and nutrition is not just about the foods you put into your body. It's about finding ways to make incremental (and sustainable) improvements to the way you manage and approach your entire life. The sessions are designed to help you become self-sufficient. In the 6-months since I started the Whole Journey, my energy levels are great, I feel clean, more balanced and stronger. I am able to handle work stress better, my metabolism has increased, and in general I just feel much healthier. Christa and The Whole Journey have provided me with the knowledge and tools to manage my nutrition on my own.”

– Brant Lee Del Mar, CA

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nicole-success“After months of feeling exhausted, overwhelmed mentally and physically and consistently gaining weight, I was introduced to Christa and the Whole Journey. During our first meeting, Christa suggested that I had adrenal fatigue which was identified through my hormone testing. I immediately took everything Christa said and applied it to my life. Eating habits, exercise, supplements, and life changes helped my adrenals to come back into balance. After only a few months I could focus, my weight came back down, and I slept through the night. Thank you Christa and the Whole Journey!”

– Nicole Lombardo, Cardiff CA

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adrienne1“Over the past few years I had gained a few extra pounds and was trying desperately to lose the weight. I was working out 3 times a week and eating what I thought was healthy. After 9 months, I hadn’t lost a pound and was suffering from chronic migraines, bloating, and what felt like hormone imbalances and fibromyalgia. I started seeing Christa and my whole life changed. She helped bring my body and life back into balance. I feel amazing now! I lost the weight and the bloating and headaches are gone. I haven’t felt this great in so long and knowing what it feels like now, I never want feel that bad again. Everyone around me tell me that I’m glowing now. I was so amazed at how effective Christa's program was, I now have my boyfriend seeing her and highly recommend her to all my family, friends and clients. Thank you Christa for all that you do!!!”

– Adrienne Southwell, Vista CA

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justine-success“I met with Christa to chat about issues I was experiencing with my digestive system, body aches and pains, the inability to sleep due to stress, high cholesterol, an EXTREME case of Candida, and lastly weight gain. Being an athlete and avid marathon runner coupled with maintaining a healthy diet, I could not understand why I was such a mess. After months of guidance from Christa I am excited to say I have successfully tackled my issues and buried them. Not only do I sleep sound though the night, but I have found my calm, lost a lot of weight, increased my running and have created many recipes of YUMMY meals that I feed my husband which he LOVES and has no idea are healthy for him. What’s more, I’ve impressed my Physician at my last visit by lowering my cholesterol without taking any meds! Life is too short and because of Christa I am living everyday as if it were the last. Thank you Christa for helping me get my life back.”

– Justine Herrera-Dellinger, Corona Del Mar CA

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success-cindy“Christa has been a welcome light to my life. I have been on many diets throughout my life, to no avail. Christa has brought a no guilt awareness to me about how I eat, why I eat and how food makes me feel. It is the first time out of many that anyone has paid attention to me and my life style. Her whole life approach really worked for me and I feel like this has been a permanent life change for me. She has touched my soul.”

– Cindy House, Carlsbad CA

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success-dale“For decades, I’ve had challenges around getting to sleep, and in turn staying asleep throughout the night. To some extent, I had given up on ever finding a solution. Then, I came in contact with Christa. Following her recommendations and sound advice, I'm now sleeping all through the night. This has made a profound difference in the quality of my life, and I am grateful to her for making that possible.”

– Dale Carter, Encinitas CA

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marcie“I've always tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but have never really known what to eat or not eat. There is so much contradiction in popular media that it's hard to know what to believe. Christa taught me that I have the power to heal myself by making intelligent food and lifestyle choices. You feel very confident in her knowledge, she is a great role model and never judges. She has an easy system of making “upgrades” – taking it one step at a time until most of the junk is eliminated and replaced with choices that nourish the body. Her 80% rule makes it easy because you don't have to be perfect all the time. Christa's Home Intensive Program whipped my kitchen into shape as well as empowered me to feel that these changes would stick. It was the spark I needed to turn my life around!”

– Marcie Peters, Encinitas CA

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silvia-success“The day Christa came over for the Home Intensive Program, we went out to lunch and I let her choose what we ate. I was so surprised after lunch that I felt energetic, clear-headed and satisfied. Christa said ‘that is the way you are supposed to feel after you eat and that is why we are doing this Home Intensive'. We went back to my house and cleared out all the junk- sugar, processed foods, hidden chemicals, etc. I had no idea how many things contain sugar and toxic by products in all their various forms. We cooked with our ‘new food' for two hours to prepare meals for the entire week. My whole family ate and enjoyed what we prepared and I started feeling better and better. As an added bonus, as a mom of three young children, I now am certain that they are receiving the most nutritious foods available. I highly recommend Christa's Home Intensive Program for any busy mom who wants to feel good and raise a healthy family.”

– San Diego CA

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kenneth“After meeting with Christa, I realized I needed to overhaul my entire relationship I had to what it means to eat healthy. I basically decided to start over with Christa's guidance and saw immediate results in my energy. Almost right away, I began getting a lot of comments from my friends on how healthy I looked and the clearness of my skin and eyes. Christa's plan became easier and easier because my body started craving healthy foods. Before the program I was eating out 80% of the time. I rarely eat out at restaurants now. I really enjoy planning, shopping, preparing, & experimenting with different foods. The tour of the grocery store was awesome and really helped to dramatically improve my shopping and meal planning. I’m very excited to have some new skills in the kitchen as well. I feel good, my business is thriving, digestion is amazing, I’m sleeping great and I love that I still get to indulge in a couple of my favorite pleasures. Thank you Christa from my heart and soul.

– Kenneth Bolam, San Diego CA

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EmilyChanTestPic“I am SO thrilled that I attended Christa's One Day Intensive workshop. I was absolutely blown away by the amount of information I learned in just one session and I left the workshop feeling inspired and motivated to make positive changes in my life. I definitely recommend Christa's workshop to anyone who is ready to start taking steps toward leading a healthier lifestyle. Thank you, Christa!”

– Emily Chan-Norris, San Diego CA

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success-linda“I followed Christa’s group nutritional program just prior to attending my 40th high school reunion. After 7-9 days on the program, my skin looked perfectly clear and I felt incredibly energetic. Everyone at the reunion said I looked great! A few months after the group program, my doctor advised that I go sugar-free and gluten-free. I was only able to successfully do this because of the knowledge I learned from Christa. 10lbs melted right off and I feel fantastic!”

– Linda Hawkins, Carlsbad CA

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CatMillerTestPic“After six months of working with Christa, I have dropped 2 dress sizes and my intense food cravings have disappeared. I enjoy a much healthier diet and experience greater clarity and confidence. Christa has given me the tools to explore my relationship with food, exercise and all areas of my life. As her title implies, her work is not just around food, but touches on every aspect of her clients' lives: physical, emotional and spiritual. She is always accessible, unfailingly supportive and a great cheerleader. If you are ready to make lasting, positive change in your life, she is a teacher not to be missed. Christa was clearly born to do this work.”

– Cat Miller, San Diego CA

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success-arren“It is quite a commitment to be your best person: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The investment demands real courage and dedication. For those of us who know our destiny has great purpose, Christa's unique guidance and approach directs focus in such a way that enables you to define and channel your true happiness in all aspects of your life. Christa's support has been a most valuable asset on my journey.”

– Arren Murray, San Diego CA

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heather(1)“As I sit drinking AND actually enjoying my freshly made green juice, I am reminded of how fortunate I was to work with The Whole Journey. Over the last few years I realized how little I really knew about nutrition or how to provide a balanced diet for not only me, but for my family. I really needed someone to provide me a path for evolving my pantry and my habits to a more healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. I now read food labels for quality and have not had to sacrifice in flavor at all. Actually the flavors in my life have gotten better evolving to non-GMO products and organic, locally grown products. Another benefit to removing many products that have ingredients with names that I don’t recognize has been losing 10 pounds without “dieting”. I feel better about myself and about what I am feeding my kids. The empowerment and support that was provided in this evolution will leave a legacy with my kids for how to eat more consciously and healthily. I look forward to continuing this evolution and journey. Thank you Whole Journey Team!”

– Heather Steer