Mary Hernandez

Holistic Health Counselor

Welcome to Foods4Thought

I am a Holistic Health Counselor and the mother of a child with autism who had a dramatic “awakening” through use of nutritional therapy. Thus began a journey to recover my son that led me to learn extensively about wide variety of nutritional therapies and holistic approaches that help to heal children with autistic spectrum disorders, allergies, autoimmune disorders, ADD, ADHD, seizure disorders and learning disabilities. I have worked extensively over the past seven years to guide families of children on the spectrum to seek major advances toward healing. I also overcame years of severe and life threatening asthma and autoimmune problems through my own dietary and lifestyle changes. I teach families how to overcome a wide range of debilitating health problems that can stem from our environmental toxins and poor nutritional habits and overstressed, hectic lifestyles.

Health Counseling is a unique, exciting innovation in health and nutrition. As a Holistic Health Counselor, I have chosen to specialize in working with families to improve their health and achieve the capacity to fulfill their highest potential. I have learned that one size does not fit all, and nutritional and holistic interventions must be geared to the bio-individuality of each person. I use my knowledge of homeopathy and nutrition to develop an individualized program that assit you and/or your child to heal and achieve optimal capacity. 

Because I a broad knowledge of nutritional and natural therapies, I can guide you to put together a plan that may include elements from a variety of dietary interventions in a manner that can work for your family. Such an approach, by necessity, demands using techniques for overcoming the obstacles that may stand in the way of your healing journey--such difficulties as self-restrictive diets, immune dysfunction, leaky gut, detoxification issues, dysbiosis or overgrowth of yeast, bacteria, parasites. It can also involve use of herbs, homeopathy, cell salts, and other natural therapies to naturally detoxify and heal the gut and the immune system. It also involves my showing you ways to save time and save money while buying and preparing the foods that will not harm your child and will provide nourishment for the body, the brain and the spirit.

Together we can develop a step-by-step approach to improved health and well-being for your child and family. I will help you to make the changes that enable you to set forth on your healing journey.

Getting Started

When was the last time you talked with someone about your health or your child’s health and received the personal attention you deserve?

It’s rare for anyone to get an hour to work on their goals for wellness with a trained professional. As a health counselor, I am here to create a supportive environment while we explore what really works for you.

Could one conversation change your life?

Find out. Schedule a free 15 minutes consultation on-line to see if my holistic health counseling is the rights approach for you, or call me at 718-442-2577. 

Take the first step on your journey to wellness! I look forward to being your guide and support.

Consultations available in-person and via video conferencing via SKYPE.


International Association for Health Coaches Member!

National Center for Homeopathy
International Associaiton of Health Coaches
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council
Board member, National Autism Association, NYC Metro Chapter