Maria Claps is a certified health coach, mother of 4 grown children, and women’s healthy aging advocate. After receiving sub-standard care in NYC, Maria enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in pursuit of a solution for her perimenopausal symptoms that began when she turned 40. Inspired by her training at IIN, Maria pursued 3 additional hormone-centric trainings: - Dr. Sara Gottfried’s training program for practitioners; - The Functional Diagnostic Nutrition program; and - The UK-based 3rd Age Woman Certification program with Burrell Education. More recently, Maria launched an 8-week online program called “Balance Your Hormones, Love Your Life” to educate women on hormone health and DUTCH lab testing, with a dash of sass and fun. Women in their 40s and 50s who feel like they are not getting the support they need from the medical community benefit from the supportive group setting. When she’s not facilitating her online community, Maria keeps current in her knowledge of functional health by attending Datis Kharazzian seminars on topics like thyroid, blood chemistry, and brain health. She also enjoys reading, recipe creation, and finding new things to eat at farmers markets.