Danielle Heard, MS, HHC is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor / Coach, Natural Whole Foods Chef and Founder of Artemis in the City, LLC a national Holistic Nutrition Services company. Danielle coaches individuals, couples, partners, and groups who want to improve their general health and wellness as well as the health of their family.
In 1996, at the age of 28, Danielle was chronically ill. That year she saw over 20 different physicians and eventually was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and connective tissue disease. After trying numerous medications and gaining 20 pounds, nothing helped her regain her health. Determined to get well, Danielle began to lead a natural whole foods lifestyle diet. Within two months of changing her diet, all of Danielle’s severe arthritic symptoms where gone. By the end of two years Danielle was completely well, had lost the weight and was full of new life and energy.
For more than 15 years Danielle has experienced excellent health free from her previous symptoms and illness. Successfully healing herself forever changed her relationship with food. She firmly believes in the healing properties of natural whole foods and is dedicated to helping people make better health choices in order to improve their health and prevent disease.
After more than a decade of experience in natural health as well as work in the field of communications, Danielle provides holistic health and nutritional services that are designed to educate and support people who want to improve their health, prevent disease and live life to the fullest.
“Our culture, the environment and the overabundance of processed foods that are made to taste so good do not make it easy for people to live balanced healthy lives free from illness and disease. I help people find their way back to the very basic laws of nature and support them as they learn to choose 'Foods' that will feed their mind, body and soul.”
Danielle is a graduate of Teachers College Columbia University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Holistic Health Counselor. She is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Danielle has had the privilege to learn directly from leaders in the field of alternative health, medicine and nutrition which includes Paul Pitchford MS, Annemarie Colbin PhD, Elson Hass MD, Marion Nestle PhD, Michio Kushi, Barry Sears PhD, Peter D’Adamo ND, Mark Hyman MD, Joseph Mercola DO, Neal Barnard MD, Deepak Chopra MD, Walter Willett MD, Andrew Weil MD, John Douillard DC, PhD, Joshua Rosenthal MScEd and David Wolfe.
Danielle is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts Chef Training Program and specializes in natural organic health-supportive meal planning and cooking. She honed her culinary skills under the direction of expert gourmet natural food chefs Annemarie Colbin, Susan Baldassano, Celine Beitchman, Peter Berley, Melanie Ferreira, Jill Gusman, Richard LaMarita, Jenny Matthau, Cheryl Perry, Elliott Prag, Barbara Rich and many others.
Additionally, Danielle holds a Master of Science in Strategic Communications degree from Columbia University in the City of New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree from the University of Texas.
Originally from the East Texas area, Danielle has a great love for nature, animals and gardening. Her fondest memories are of the time she spent with her grandma at the farm picking fresh vegetables from the garden, collecting eggs from the hen house and admiring all of the new babies that had been born. She thoroughly enjoys cooking beautiful healthy meals; studying subjects related to health and metaphysics; exploring new places, cultures and cuisines; meeting and talking with people, and listening to all types of music especially that of the 60’s and 70’s. Danielle worked and resided in New York City from 1998 to 2008. She currently resides in Longview, Texas.
Danielle has been featured in various news media articles and interviews: KLTV- Channel 7 News (Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville) with Bob Hallmark, Longview News-Journal, East Texas Review, Gilmer Mirror, Scene Talk Show with Jan Statman and Natural Awakenings Magazine. Click here to view various media articles and videos.
Certifications & Accreditations
- MS Strategic Communications
- BA Communications
- Certified Holistic Health Counselor, HHC
- Certified Natural Whole Foods Chef
- American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
- NY Association of Naturopathic Physicians (Health)
- New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI)
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
- The Weston A. Price Foundation
- Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
- Vice President 2010 Historic Longview Farmers Market
Community Volunteer Service
- Gilda's Club New York City
- Historic Longview Farmers Market
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