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Welcome


The Vital Mama
Krystal Ross, BS, CNC.
Certified Nutritionist & Holistic Health Counselor

 

Where Modern Science Meets Holistic Health

 

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Welcome


The Vital Mama
Krystal Ross, BS, CNC.
Certified Nutritionist & Holistic Health Counselor

 

Where Modern Science Meets Holistic Health

 

 

Vital:

absolutely necessary or important; essential


Let Food
Be Your Medicine.
- Hippocrates


My Philosophy:

I believe in eating food that nourishes the body, mind and spirit!  To me, this means whole foods. I teach what I like to call Paleo-You, Pegan for my vegetarians and Food as Medicine. I support biochemical individuality. In plain terms: everyone is unique and we must listen, trust and honor our bodies.

Food sensitivities, vitamin deficiencies, toxicity, fatigue, sleep disturbances, hormone imbalances, digestive disorders...what lurks beneath those “I feel off” symptoms? I can help you uncover the root cause and heal those imbalances.

As a holistic health professional; I am passionate about educating and supporting others.  My goal is to guide, educate and empower you, find underlying causes for your health concerns and help you heal those imbalances so you can be your BEST self and shine your inner light.

The Vital Mama offers several packages for individuals, teens, families, groups & corporations, as well as provides educational classes and programs for all ages. Let's work together and create a plan that is perfectly suited for you and your family.

Creating an Empowering Environment For Increased Health, Vitality and Personal Growth

 

Upcoming Events


My energy level increased, my stress level decreased, and my overall health improved — so much so that we decided to expand our family once again!
— Ashley
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Holistic Health


 

Let Me Guide You to Feel Whole Again

 

 

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Holistic Health


 

Let Me Guide You to Feel Whole Again

 

 

The body, mind and spirit are all interconnected.

Holistic health (or holistic medicine) is a diverse field of alternative medicine in which the “whole person” is focused on, not just the malady itself. The holistic concept in medical practice, which is distinct from the concept in the alternative medicine, upholds that all aspects of people’s needs including psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole.

At the deepest level of being, we are one with all that is.

We live in a web of connections. We are wired for community and it takes a village to heal.

When I work with clients, I listen to their concerns and design a personalized plan to fit their needs.  During this process, I take the client's past history, current diet & lifestyle and health goals into account when making recommendations.  I offer education, support, and guidance while going at the client's pace. I strive to build rapport to provide a safe place for healing, exploration & rejuvenation.  My ultimate goal is to connect with each person I work with, find the root cause of presenting symptoms and work together harmoniously to better overall mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health and happiness.

My purpose as a nutritionist & holistic health counselor is to give you the tools you need for self-healing.  I will educate you on natural health modalities combined with modern science to help you reach your fullest potential.  I look forward to working with YOU!

"Focus on bringing in the light; not trying to conquer the darkness." - DEEPAK cHOPRA

Throughout, Krystal was warm, sympathetic and proactive in researching possible solutions. I always looked forward to my sessions with her, even when I wasn’t feeling well.
— Carrie
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Living Clean


 

Green. Organic. Pure. Beauty.

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Living Clean


 

Green. Organic. Pure. Beauty.

skin + body care

Our skin is our largest organ, and it is highly absorptive.  Therefore, it's important to use cosmetics & body care products that are clean & green.  

I'm a licensed esthetician

I have learned about all kinds of skincare products and makeup on the market. Some of them are labeled organic or professional-grade, yet are full of harmful toxins.  As I transitioned into the world of holistic nutrition, I studied several products and came up with my favs!  When I give organic facials, I use clean products that leave you with glowing and fabulous skin.  

I have TWO simple rules

#1- I must be able to identify all of the ingredients on the label

#2 - It has to WORK or it's useless!  

In our modern world, there are dozens of completely natural products that work as well as their toxic counterparts and also benefit YOU and the environment.  I will guide you through how to balance your skin with natural products, what kinds of natural remedies can reduce wrinkles, cure acne, ease dry lips and the best make-up for natural or glamorous looks.

Contact me for a complete body and skin consultation.


Natural medicine cabinet

Our medicine cabinets and first aid kits are a common place to find toxins and synthetic ingredients. But, there is a simple solution: therapeutic-grade essential oils! I teach you how to utilize the power of plants, which is what our ancestors used to treat ailments.  Relaxation, mental focus, boosted immunity and reduced pain can all be accomplished by using essential oils.  Oils help everything from bug bites & burns to digestion and clear skin.  However, all oils are not created equal.  Many oils, even ones labeled organic, are not regulated or tested and are cut with alcohols or other substances.  I highly recommend doTERRA essential oils because they are tested thoroughly and offer purity that goes well above and beyond FDA regulations. 

I use
safe, pure
& potent essential oils

Check out my website of therapeutic-grade doTERRA oils here. 


I can help...

I provide my clients with a complete list of products to avoid, as well as natural alternatives that effectively kill germs, clean glass and keep counters safe to eat off of.  Cleaning out these toxic substances and replacing with natural ones can bring your living environments into harmony with your greater health and wellbeing.

Contact me to help you remove the toxic substances from your home and office.   

She took time to get to know me, and understand how to challenge me while still staying realistic. After only a few sessions, I started to feel healthier than I ever had before.
— Lauren
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Reiki


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Reiki


What is Reiki and How Can It Help Me?

Krystal is a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher and offers reiki sessions in combination with aromatherapy and guided meditation (if desired).  I am also a proud of member the Reiki For Military Program.

Reiki is a non-invasive, gentle touch energy therapy that helps balance the energy in the body, mind and emotions. Studies continue to prove it beneficial for the reduction of stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, physical pain and reducing healing times after injuries or surgeries.

Reiki is most commonly used for stress management. This is crucial as studies have shown that over 60% (some experts say over 90%) of all diseases are caused by stress! Reiki is used in every country across the world. In the U.S. Reiki is becoming more commonplace in private practices, clinics, hospitals, and hospices for it's amazing therapeutic benefits.

Where does reiki originate?

Dr. Usui developed reiki in the early 1900s in Japan.  He received the ability to perform and teach reiki during a three-week meditative period at Mt. Kurama.  He formed a school where he taught many students, including 16 Master Teachers, who continued their practice.  A Japanese woman living in Hawaii, Mrs. Hawayo Takata, became a Master Teacher after being a dedicated student of Dr. Usui while visiting Japan.  She then returned to Hawaii where she taught reiki to her village.  She is credited for introducing reiki to the western world.  Although the term reiki was technically created in the 1900s, reiki has existed for centuries.

What will Reiki feel like?

Reiki is experienced in many different ways depending on the individual. Some clients report feeling warmth, tingling, pulsating, waves of energy, stomach gurgling, see colors, experience laugher, tears, sighing, deep breaths and some report feeling nothing other than deep relaxation.  Many clients become so relaxed that they fall asleep during the treatment.  The benefits of reiki will last several days following a treatment. Many report a sense of calmness and reduction in anxiety for days following a treatment.

Reiki For Military Program

The Reiki for Military Program is a program providing reduced rate services and support for all our service members and their families.  In addition to our already reduced rates, we offer a sliding scale program by rank and family size.

We provide a variety of services in the Groton, CT area, as well as remotely over Skype.

Our goal is to help restore balance and ease stress, feelings of anxiousness and depressed mood, and support our service members and their families during all stages of military life and beyond.

 

"I often struggle with stress management, anxiety, and occasionally some self-image issues. Receiving reiki has led to greater clarity, peacefulness, focus, and productivity." -Kimberly, Military Spouse

 

 

 

They Give Their All.

We Want To Help.

Simple As That.

 

 

 

I know what it means to sacrifice, and I am proud to be a military spouse.

I would like my spirit rejuvenated just like the rising sun.
— ~Meiji Emperor
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Videos


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Videos


Check out my videos on the Holistic Health Hour speaking about a gluten-free lifestyle.