Wellness Coach is Part of our Team!

Beth Mincher, CHHC, Beth - Nutrition is now working at Body Edge!

Beth is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and received her training through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She focuses on helping people achieve optimal wellness through a whole body approach; emphasizing the importance of diet, but also other factors such as: physical activity, personal relationships, career, emotional wellness, lifestyle, prevention and the use of natural therapies.

Beth’s goal is to educate and empower people to make positive, healthy food and lifestyle choices that will lead to more energy, less stress and a stronger, happier body, mind and spirit.

Beth is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and received her undergraduate education, a B.S. in Recreation and Tourism Management, from Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to working in the field of nutrition and wellness, Beth’s career was centered in hospitality and restaurant management. Traveling, working and living from coast to coast has shaped a diverse background of experiences and opportunities. Cooking has been both a profession and a hobby. She is also an active outdoor enthusiast and has taught skiing, kayaking and surfing.

A few years ago through a diagnosis of migraines and tension headaches related to dietary intolerances, Beth realized the need to pay closer attention to food choices which also sparked a renewed interest in studying nutrition and fitness. She is passionate about sharing her personal experiences, studies and knowledge with others, to help them grow as well and create their own path to personal vitality.

Wellness Coaching provides a wide variety of resources, as well as the necessary guidance, support and accountability needed to stay motivated and achieve personal wellness goals.

Beth specializes in gluten free living, food allergies/intolerances and digestive health.

“I encourage you to embrace your potential to create daily wellbeing, happiness and balance – to capture the excitement of feeling good!”

Stay tuned for great nutrition programs, lectures and coaching coming out soon!


Loving the Benefits of Step Class

Sharon Briggs

Thank you – Sharon Briggs

This summer (2014) I have been taking Teri’s step class at Body Edge and loving it!!! While I don’t always feel like the most coordinated person, Teri sticks right with me until I do and helps me to laugh at myself!
She is always positive and always smiling, a big plus in my book!
The thing I did not realize before starting this class is how much it uses your brain, another big plus.
During class my heart rate is up and by the end of class I am always soaked with sweat, so it is obvious that many calories have been burned.
What a good move Body Edge made by adding Teri and her step class!




20 Reasons Why Sugar Ruins Your Health

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
3. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
4. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
5. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
6. Sugar contributes to obesity.
7. Sugar can cause arthritis.
8. Sugar can cause heart disease and emphysema.
9. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
10. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
11. Sugar can lead to both prostate and ovarian cancer.
12. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
13. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
14. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
15. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
16. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
17. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
18. Sugar can cause depression.
19. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
20. In intensive care units, limiting sugar saves lives.

Written by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.