Hi, I’m Angelito Marcos
For the past decade, I’ve dedicated my life to exploring and practicing the healing arts. My career as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and Holistic Lifestyle Coach (HLC1) was fueled by my personal challenges and my desire to support people who are where I’ve been.
Growing up, I was always the “chubby kid.” I never thought much of it until my teen years where I started having other health issues because of it.
One day on the basketball court, I had a real heart-stopping awakening moment…I was on the floor, out of breath, and it felt like I was having a heart attack. It’s like all of a sudden this woke me up and took an honest look at my health… I was obese, chronically fatigued, depressed, anxious, and dealing with poor digestion and injuries that wouldn’t heal.
I’d ignored the symptoms of my body for so long that it had to scream to get my attention. Shortly after that moment on the basketball court, I made a decision to take control of my health. I became engrossed in all things health and wellness and began exploring all types of diets, exercising differently and taking supplements.
In less than a year I lost 80 lbs. But knowing what I know now, I would do things much differently.
The way I looked aesthetically became my world. I pushed harder to look and feel better, but 2 years later, in the very same gym I had my heart stopping moment, I injured my wrist playing basketball.
Despite the injury, I was back in the gym 2 days later pushing through the pain. I was ignoring the signals my body was sending me because I so desperately wanted to sustain the new body I worked for.
Nearly two years after that accident, my wrist was still not healed…eventually I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (widespread body pain) which my doctor said I’d have to live with forever. I spent months in bed unable to do daily activities, or play the sports I love, wondering how I would survive if this was my life going forward.
I spent thousands of dollars on all types of therapists just to get any relief from the debilitating pain I felt each day.
Desperate, I knew there had to be another way…
Here I am at 19 when I weighed 240 lbs.
That’s when I discovered the healing power of nature. It was like my intuition kicked in…I started spending more time in nature and moving my body in ways I hadn’t before. Suddenly, daily barefoot walks in the park, dance and Qi Gong became my morning ritual. I started listening to motivational speakers that helped shift my mindset and show me that I could overcome any physical ailment I experienced.
There was only so much I could do on my own though. I enlisted the support of natural health professionals who applauded the effort I’d put in on my own, and worked to build my awareness of my body and my intuitive knowledge around what it needed.
Slowly, my symptoms started to resolve. Not only did I feel the best in my body that I had in my entire life… I also felt more control of my life path and on purpose for the first time ever.
All around me I saw people suffering with similar challenges and symptoms. It became my mission to create a safe space and environment that would help others reclaim their own personal freedom and power to live happier and healthier lives.
A lot has changed for me since then, but a few things have remained the same…my love of food and passion for sharing health with the people around me.
Whether I’m mentoring groups of people through the foundations of health to regain their wellbeing, or coaching individuals through personalized protocols, I’m committed to supporting my clients in achieving a healthy balance in their diet, movement, self care, and relationships.
In my free time you’ll catch me shooting hoops on the basketball court, doing Qi Gong on the beach, or visiting local markets looking for fresh ingredients to turn into delicious healthy meals.
I’m blessed to call Costa Rica my home and look forward to sharing the natural healing potential of nature with my clients in 2023 winter retreats.
Educational background and experience:
Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N)
Holistic Lifestyle Coach - Chek Institute (Paul Chek)
German New medicine Practitioner (G.N.M)
Breakthrough Experience Graduate (Dr.John DeMartini)
Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach (Living Proof Institute)
Holistic nutrition educator and workshop facilitator (Giddy Yoyo)