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  • One size doesn't fit all

    I work as a guide to identify food and lifestyle choices that best support you. I also support you in making gradual, lifelong changes as we work to reach your current and future health goals.

  • Together Toward Health

    VIP Wellness Packages now available. Combine the undeniable strengths of a healthy lifestyle and functional medicine through weekly, one-hour personalized coaching sessions. Find out more here.

  • Taking Charge of Your Health

    Join us on Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, at the Spruce Pine Public Library for a FREE health education program. We’ll offer easy and affordable lifestyle tips from local complementary and alternative medicine providers and have fun while learning how to become independently healthy.


I am a health coach, educator, and speaker supporting you in living well. I focus on whole food nutrition and lifestyle medicine meant to nourish on all levels. I help you identify the root of your health concerns and understand how those concerns relate to your unique needs and overall wellbeing. By addressing these root causes you'll begin to feel healthier and more energized as you work toward your health goals. 

Food, family, and community are areas of deep, personal passion for me. My professional work is focused on individual and community health, as well as the creation of a resource center that promotes wellbeing through lifestyle strategies, integrative medicine, and education. 

Want to know more about working with me? Get answers to your integrative health care questions? Get started in one of my classes?
I look forward to talking with you. Call me at 828.467.0979

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Geraldine Plato, Integrative Nutrition Coach

Watch this space for a fall roster of classes being offered at the Center for Arts and Medicine, Main Street, Burnsville NC.


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Community Begins Taking Charge of Their Health Following Free Program

June 24, 2015
Yancey Common Times Journal

Margot Rossi and Geraldine Plato weren't sure what to expect when they created their community-based, health education program, Taking Charge of Your Health (TCYH), in partnership with the Yancey County Public Library. The goal of the 12-week program was to help community members not only better understand a variety of health concerns from a natural medicine perspective, but learn how to address them through education and simple diet and lifestyle changes.

The free hour-long classes were made possible through the generosity of local sponsors, Friends of the Yancey County Public Library, and Possibilities of Wellbeing Resource Center (POWR Center) — A health resource promoting wellbeing through lifestyle strategies, integrative medicine, and health education. POW was co-founded in 2013 by Rossi and Plato.

The TCYH program covered a wide range of topics from allergy relief and strategies for reversing diabetes and obesity to promoting heart health and relieving pain. While Rossi and Plato taught several of the classes, they also invited other local complementary healthcare practitioners to share their expertise. “Obviously an hour isn’t much time to talk about such important topics,” says Rossi, a licensed acupuncturist and Eastern Medicine practitioner at the Celo Health Center.  “Our goal was to open the door to a new way of thinking and show participants how they can begin to take charge of their health.”

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Possibilities of Wellbeing Shape WNC Entrepreneur's Vision

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August 2015
WNC Woman Magazine

Anything is possible. At least that’s what Geraldine Plato and Margot Rossi believe. Up until a few years ago, the co-founders of Possibilities of Wellbeing (POW), a health resource that champions individual and community wellbeing through education, lifestyle strategies, and integrative medicine, seemed unlikely business partners.

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