Q&A With Ellena Mendoza
Ellena's passion is to support those who have tried everything and who are ready to step off their ill-health and emotional roller coaster. She wants to support her clients as they learn to take their life back through diet and lifestyle modification.
She has completed her Certification as a Functional Nutrition Practitioner and Certified SIBO Pro Practitioner. Ellena has extended her work into the field of neuropsychology with education in Behavior Change and Emotions Mentor Coaching to address and release the emotions that often hold us back from a lasting lifestyle change and an emotional resilience. Ellena also holds a Certification in Neurotransmitter Therapy Administration to relieve anxiety, depression, and to promote better sleep.
We’ve asked her several questions to help people understand how ketamine and nutrition coaching go hand-in-hand.
Tell us about your educational background.
I have real-life experience with my health and emotional struggles. I am a healer at heart. My education in the health and human services field started when I realized that I had a gift for helping people feel better both physically and mentally. I am also a Birth Doula and Labor Coach, Oncology Massage Therapist, and a Certified Essential Oil Coach and Aromatherapist.
I realized with my own struggles how a healthy diet and nutrition are integral to healing the body and mind. This is where my own health journey led me down the path of whole-body health. Diving deep into root causes and lifestyle medicine, I have been able to help others learn to listen to their bodies and reduce physical and emotional symptoms. My sessions typically address nutritional deficiencies and healing the gut.
What are some of your core beliefs that you work to instill in your clients?
I believe you can use food as medicine to reverse and heal both physical and mental health. Lifestyle, well-being, and sleep play a huge role in overcoming emotional challenges; so I teach my clients how to make adjustments to all areas of their life, and help them understand how these changes can impact their overall health and wellness for the better. I also help clients identify mental and emotional patterns that keep them from moving forward with their life and give them the tools to release feelings that are no longer serving them.
Which of your services do you think would be beneficial for clients at Aspen Ketamine Center?
My gut health and nutrition focused sessions would be highly beneficial for long-term wellness. Nutrition and gut health have been scientifically linked to impact emotional health.
What do you want your clients to get out of your sessions short and long term?
My clients feel loved and supported right away in the wellness process, which gives them peace of mind, relieves anxiety, and helps them realize that they are not alone. Having a compassionate and empathetic guide, and someone who really listens to their concerns, can take a weight off their shoulders. Short term, we will discuss how food affects their mood. We will discuss how nutrition will get them feeling better and relieve some of their physical and emotional symptoms. In the long term, they will learn diet and lifestyle modifications that will last them a lifetime.
How do you think ketamine may be of benefit to clients that you work with?
Using food as medicine will help clients learn how to fuel their bodies and replace vital nutrients and make positive shifts in the microbiome to facilitate whole body and emotional healing. Taking it a step further, I love the idea of Ketamine helping to reconnect the brain's communication in the glutamate receptors. Many of my clients are deficient in most neurotransmitters. This deficiency contributes to anxiety and depression.
What are the best ways for clients to get in touch with you?
Testimonials for Ellena
“Thank you Ellena Mendoza for all your help with my gut issues. I had the worst stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, headache and constipation. I was miserable all the time. Ellena listened to my concerns and gave me a protocol to follow and knew exactly which supplements would help me. I am feeling so much better!" Rachel O.
"There is nothing worse for a parent than watching your child suffer. What I thought was "just a colicky newborn" turned into 7 agonizing months of non-stop crying, severe gas pain, and reflux for our daughter. It was extreme sleep deprivation and anxiety for us. That's where Ellena came in! She was able to improve my little girl's health exponentially! I am no longer powerless to help my daughter. She is now a beautiful, happy, and thriving toddler, thanks to Ellena." M. Roland
""In March 2017, I was diagnosed with SIBO. My doctors told me it could take years to get rid of it! I was horrified that I would never feel normal again. Ellena gave me recommendations for SIBO and was with me every step of the way.” - Anonymous
I am feeling better than I have in years! She is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and incredibly patient. I am forever grateful for her help and guidance in my wellness journey. J. Miller