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Healthy Lifestyle

Although adopting a healthier lifestyle is a choice that many people want to make, it can be challenging to know where to start. “At Optimal Holistic Health, I personalize an eating plan for my clients, take them grocery shopping so they can [better] understand nutritional labels and make healthy choices while shopping. I also help them remove unhealthy foods from their pantries and monitor their weight loss on a weekly basis,” explained Shoshana Gross, owner of Optimal Holistic Health. She is quick to point out that Optimal Holistic Health is not a diet, but a lifestyle plan that includes healthy eating, lots of exercise and getting enough sleep.
Clients of Optimal Holistic Health receive eating plans that are based on the foods they like to eat. Each and every client completes a customized health questionnaire that assists Shoshana in creating an individualized health and wellness plan that fits their specific needs. “I prefer all fresh, natural food, such as organic, grass-fed meat and organic, free-range chicken and eggs,” related Shoshana. She also works with clients who may be struggling to lose weight by having them document all foods they eat during a three-day period. According to Shoshana, this helps her understand the areas in which her clients are having trouble and allows her to adjust their personalized eating plan accordingly. She is also available at any time to clients who have questions or need further support on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Shoshana, who has a social science degree in psychology, has also studied physiatrics in South Africa and is currently taking courses to better her holistic lifestyle coaching through the C.H.E.K Institute. Through her courses at the C.H.E.K. Institute, Shoshana gained thorough knowledge of designing eating plans, the effects of stress on the body, functional exercise and sleep/wake cycles. In addition to her ongoing wellness training, Shoshana also has personal experience with the challenges of healthy living. “I have always been interested in nutrition and exercise and keeping my weight down has been a lifelong challenge. I find it extremely rewarding to see the amazing progress my clients have made. It gives me great pleasure to help people change their lives,” revealed Shoshana. To find out more about Optimal Holistic Health email Shoshana at or call 858-245-0144.










Optimal Holistic Health At-A-Glance

Name of Business: Optimal Holistic Health
Owner/Manager: Shoshana Gross
Years in Position: 1
Year of Establishment: 2013
Address: 12934 Seabreeze Farms Dr., San Diego, CA 92130
Email Contact:
Phone: 858-245-0144
Description of Business: Holistic lifestyle coaching focusing on making healthy lifestyle changes in regard to eating a gluten, dairy-free and soy-free diet with lots of exercise and the correct amount of sleep.