ChefRick
Hello, my name is Rick Hammond and I would like to be your healthcoach! I grew up in a suburb of Rochester, NY and have lived in Bergen County for about twenty-five years. Long ago, I was a jazz composer and arranger and worked for fifteen years in the music business as an audio engineer, producer, and electrical engineer. I have also worked as a personal and private chef during my time in northern New Jersey and have always been interested in health and nutrition. Personally, I have had symptoms of IBS since my early thirties and have experimented with every diet under the sun. At this point I follow a high-seafood paleo diet that is higher in carbs during the summer and much lower in carbs during the peak winter months...
For now, I am offering clients health advice based on human evolution to do with mitigating the adverse effects of our modern lifestyle and environment. I am also pursuing a Master's Degree in holistic nutrition so I can be board certified by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals in 2017, which will allow me to add nutrition counseling to my health coaching services in most states. For exercise, I continue to practice the Liu Seong Royal Kung-fu system under Master Joseph Salomone which includes training in Shaolin Ch'uan Fa, Pa Kua Chang, Hung Gar Gung-fu, and combat T'ai Ch'i along with many Indonesian fighting systems...