I have been involved in the health and wellness field for more than 20 years. My passion for food has led me on a journey that began with my youngest daughter. When the school told us they suspected she had ADD, we knew that medication was not the answer. We chose to change our diets and our daily habits. We removed refined sugars, dyes, preservatives and additives and started eating more organic real, whole foods. I took cooking classes at the Culinary Institute of America and educated myself in the alternative practices of Kinesiology and Homeopathy. We hiked, biked, started yoga classes and took up orienteering. Six weeks later, the teachers at school told us how wonderful she was doing and asked what medication she was on. I told them she was eating real food and exercising more. No one believed me at first but I knew that if the choices we had made by just changing our diet and certain lifestyle habits could make that big of an impact on our health in a short amount of time, I had to share what I did and what I know with others.
The choices my family made led me down a path that has enriched our lives so greatly that I am dedicated to raising this awareness in others and to educate you in finding the balance in your life.
I have a B.S. in Marketing and Business Administration from Ithaca College, am Board Certified in Integrative Nutrition from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and hold certifications in Health Kinesiology and Transformational Coaching.
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.
My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities. My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health.
I practice a holistic, non-judgmental approach to wellness by guiding women to work at their own pace, taking small steps in their daily habits to reduce cravings, increase energy, lose weight and improve their health. I specialize in weight loss, the reduction of inflammation in the body and the re-balancing of hormones. Each client has a customized program since we are all unique. My goal is to become your personal ‘health detective’. We need to figure out together, what your body is telling us and how to create the perfect game plan for your individual concerns.
I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences and ancestral background. I use a personalized, whole body approach to ensure that you will have great success and are able to carry these practices forward for the rest of your life! My training continues daily as I am a life long learner and perpetual student. I truly enjoy learning something new every day from my wonderful clients!
I also offer food sensitivity testing, cooking classes, cleanses and detoxifications, mindfulness retreats and a variety of interactive, fun workshops on health related topics throughout the year.
Are you ready to start feeling better than ever? Schedule an initial consultation with me today!
I was uncertain when I first started, but once I accustomed myself to the new foods, it became second nature. It’s fun to try new foods and opened my eyes to more healthy options to eat. The best part is that you find substitutions for “bad” things that you may have been eating and you end up not missing the “bad”. The first thing I would tell people is that it isn’t a diet, but for me it helped me to lose 20 lbs. This happened because I began to eat healthy and not fast and easy. It takes a little planning and thought but for me the end result was well worth the effort!! I have kept some of the lessons learned and use them as part of my everyday life.
For years (like 10+ years), I have grappled with pain in my upper thigh. I was diagnosed with bursitis years ago. So far in the program, it’s gone from really bad to mild / annoying. Over the years, I had many sorts of treatments, physical therapy and most recently, I did acupuncture once again as it started to bother me these past 6 months. The latter helped to a degree. Just prior to Alyson’s program, my choices in food were out of control. However, in stopping these many inflammation-forming foods, I find that the pain is ALMOST GONE. Now this is quite remarkable given how long I’ve had this pain!
When I began this journey, I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I knew is that modern medicine had failed me and I needed to put my health back into my own hands and to see what I could do with a more conscious approach. I had been diagnosed with a fatty liver in my late 20s which was very confusing to me. I ate a low fat diet, devoid of fast foods, alcohol and coffee, and, at the time, I was an active personal fitness trainer. Now in my 40s, after years of monitoring and trying to manage, I was no closer to the answer… why I chose to do the 6 month VIP program through Attain True Health. Needless to say, it changed my life. I took the food sensitivity test and removed from my diet everything on the list that even slightly came up positive. Initially, it was very hard. However, I persevered and the transition has been amazing. I still choose easy meals, but I’ve been able to replace many of the foods I was initially missing. Through Alyson’s guidance, I now cook and re-create my favorite childhood dishes and even maintain my favorite flavors. To top it all off, my liver numbers have again normalized and my skin and digestive health are better than ever. I can’t begin to express my gratitude. I am so thankful I found Alyson and Attain True Health. I plan to carry the enormous amount of information I’ve received from her and continue to use it for the rest of my life.
Looking to change your eating habits, Alyson Chugerman, founder of Attain True Health is the place to put your energies. Alyson has helped me change my eating habits, I have reduced my cholesterol by 40 points, reduced my cravings and working on my emotional eating habit and lost weight besides. Alyson works one on one and helps you to help yourself. Well worth the time and investment. Do yourself a favor and make this investment in your well-being.
Discover the TRUE You” is the perfect name for Alyson’s program because when your sessions are complete, you are armed and ready to continue down the path to true health. Better yet, you WANT to! When I began the program I was hoping just to learn some things about nutrition. Truth be told, I thought I knew quite a bit already. Was I surprised! Not only did I learn MUCH more than I had expected, but I’m able to apply it, quite easily, to my life. I’ve been introduced to many new foods and taught how to prepare them, making it less daunting to try new recipes on my own. In my opinion, Alyson’s program is akin to taking a college course in Nutrition and Healthy Living, and at a fraction of the cost.
A very impressive program to experience. It’s easy to follow and understand, reasonable, and super-supportive. The changes made though the experience are easily transferred into long-term habits and those of us who have participated are better for it! For me, my positive experiences include the following: my arthritis inflammation is way down, my quality of sleep is up, and my level of concentration in general is up. My overall desire for refined sugar is essentially non-existent and I’ve even lost some weight. Love it!
Are you tired? Do you have uncontrollable cravings? Have you tried to lose weight over and over again unsuccessfully? My answer to all those questions was a resounding . . . Yes, Yes, Yes! Alyson’s program opened the door to 9 months of nutritional counseling that not only included nutrition but lifestyle choices, stressful situations, spirituality, our careers and so much more. Alyson takes a personal interest in her clients. Her caring demeanor, as well as her style of teaching is more like chatting with a friend than a counseling session. I thoroughly enjoyed her program!
I was feeling unhappy with my weight and knew I needed to lose. I was not a fast-food-eater or junk-food-junkie, but did have some issues with portion control and ice cream! I was taking Nexium for years and wanted to eliminate it. I was weaning myself off of it when my friend introduced me to Alyson. “Just give it a try”, she said. I did and I am glad I did! Alyson’s enthusiasm for her program, her daily encouragement, her directions, recipes, and inspirational messages helped to make me successful! There was more than enough food to eat and NO counting calories! It felt good to know that I was eating food that my body liked, not just what I liked. I lost weight, was never hungry, eliminated Nexium completely and feel better in general. The Program jump-started a lifestyle I knew I needed to achieve and gave me the inspiration and will-power to continue long after it was over.
After Alyson’s program, I went back to my doctor to check on my cholesterol levels. When I got my results back, I was ecstatic!!! Prior to the program, here are my cholesterol results:
My results now:
Goodbye Aches and Pains, Sinus Headaches, Tingling Fingers, Constipation, Indigestion! Hello to Good Health and Physical Comfort! Alyson’s program has had such a major and positive impact on my life. I have become more attuned to my body and all of my regular negative symptoms have disappeared! In looking back at the experience, I realize that I had myself worked up about “doing without.” By the end, the physical changes and loss of uncomfortable symptoms took precedence and my mindset changed. I was able to appreciate feeling physically and mentally renewed.
Alyson’s program has been an eye-opening experience for me. I have suffered with severe IBS symptoms for 2 1/2 years and was at the end of my rope! I am so grateful Alyson was recommended to me. I lost weight, inches and a lot of bad eating habits! I highly recommend Alyson, especially to anyone with stomach ailments. I feel great now and plan to continue on the path to better health.
My diet had gotten so out of hand drinking nothing but coffee, soda, or an alcoholic drink. Breakfast was a sugary cereal, sometimes lunch was candy or chips, cold cuts and burgers. There were no green vegetables, except an occasional side of frozen spinach. I immediately felt the benefits…and was so motivated to continue on. I feel so empowered, waking up before the alarm and not running for the coffee pot and not being a slave to food. By eliminating sugar I now realize how sweet fruit and vegetables are naturally. Alyson was so helpful with all her knowledge and her enthusiasm to share it. She truly made it an enjoyable experience. I can honestly say this whole experience has changed my life for the better.