About Darice

CEO & Founder

Vision for Change Radio (Guest Darice Stephenson)

As a coach, I put the power back in YOUR hands.  

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Our bodies were created to heal themselves. This statement changed my entire life. I went from being medication dependent on living a healthy and exuberant lifestyle. In 1999 at the young age of 30, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Eythematosus (SLE). The doctor's immediately prescribed prednisone and hydroxychlorquine. I knew this wasn't the lifestyle I wanted to live so I began searching for an alternate. My mother gave me a book called "Why Christians Get Sick" by Rev. George Malkmus,founder of Hallelujah Acres. I discovered that my body was created to heal itself if I obey God's natural laws of fueling my body with "live" foods.

After changing my lifestyle to eating 85% "live" foods, my doctor progressively lowered my dose of medications. I no longer experienced symptoms of the disease and my blood counts were close to what they consider low risk. I was medication free by 2001, although the doctors stated I would be at some risk because the antibodies will forever remain in my system. Based on my experiences and knowledge I began teaching nutrition to the healing school recipients at my church in Gaithersburg, MD in 2003. I enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in March 2011 where I am now a Certified Holistic Health, Diet, and Nutrition, Lifestyle & Wellness Coach. 

My training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition included a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources. 

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including: 

  • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

  • Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author

  • David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center

  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author

  • Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions

  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author

  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health

  • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author

  • Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author

  • David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition

  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University

  • Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author