I specialize in health coaching/cooking that helps recover your family’s health from symptoms of:

  • Neurological disorders

  • Autism


  • ADHD

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • OCD

  • Learning disabilities

  • Parkinson’s

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Lyme

  • Schizophrenia

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Mood disorders

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Lupus

  • Scleroderma

  • Digestive disorders

  • Acid reflux

  • Crohn’s

  • Celiac

  • IBS

  • Colitis

  • Chronic fatigue

Recovery is Possible!


Upon discovering the profound impact that food has on health, I have taken almost 40 different cooking and health classes at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, where I discovered how to:


  • Cook gut-healing foods

  • Cook dairy-free/gluten-free foods

  • Cook for people with allergies

  • Cook to support adrenal health and thyroid health

  • Cook to control inflammation and Candida


To this end, I enrolled with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than 100 dietary theories.


I can show you how to reverse symptoms of these conditions with food, supplement and lifestyle choices.  I have recovered my health as well as my sons’ health mainly through my choices of food.  I can show you how to do the same.


Could one conversation change your life? Schedule an initial consultation with me today!





Maria Rickert Hong
Certified Holistic Health Counselor
I am a Certified Holistic Health Counselor trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition who helps people recover from symptoms of chronic disease with diet, which is necessary, but may not be sufficient.

Maria has recovered her own sons from Sensory Processing Disorder, asthma and acid reflux. You can find out more about her health-coaching work at her website:  www.MariaRickertHong.com


She is also a board member, media director and blogger for Epidemic Answers (www.epidemicanswers.org), a non-profit whose goal is to let parents know recovery is possible from autism, ADHD, SPD, allergies, asthma, autoimmune, Lyme and more. She is also the media director for Epidemic Answers’ Canary Kids Project.





I am a mom who has recovered my sons from sensory processing disorder, allergies, asthma, eczema and acid reflux.


I have also recovered myself from heavy-metal poisoning, severe adrenal fatigue, insomnia, systemic Candida and immune dysregulation.

All of these recoveries were not effected with pharmaceuticals but with food — the types of food chosen as well as the kinds of food avoided — and a holistic, biomedical approach.


Before my first son was born, I was an equity research financial analyst on Wall Street covering the gaming, lodging & leisure sector at Jefferies & Co. and Credit Lyonnais (Calyon) and the oil services sector at Lehman Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney.  I’m probably dating myself by mentioning those companies!


I left Wall Street when my first son was born, and I’m glad I did, because he had colic, projectile vomiting, eczema, acid reflux, failure to thrive, developmental delays (he didn’t walk until he was 20 months old), mitochondrial dysfunction, hypothyroidism, asthma and sensory processing disorder.  I call sensory processing disorder “autism light” or “almost autism”.  My younger son also had symptoms, but to a lesser extent.


It took years of my own research to understand that all of these issues were not only red flags, contrary to what pediatricians told me, but are all also linked.  They are part and parcel of the epidemic of chronic illnesses that our children have today: autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, autoimmune and more.


Once I had success in recovering my own sons from their symptoms and disorders, I became passionate about helping others.  I volunteered to work for Epidemic Answers after hearing Beth Lambert, Executive Director and author of “A Compromised Generation”, speak.  Initially, I blogged for them, but now my roles have grown as we have grown.

Now, I am a Board Member, Media Director and blogger for Epidemic Answers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose goal is to help parents recover their children from chronic illnesses like autism, ADHD, SPD (sensory processing disorder), allergies, asthma, acid reflux, chronic ear infections, OCD, etc.