Valerie Early is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Registered Pharmacy Technician, a Certified Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist and a Reiki Master. Valerie is also a National Marketing Director with NSA. Valerie received her BS degree in Food and Nutrition Science from The Florida State University. She completed her Medical Nutrition Therapy Internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She has been certified by the American Council on Exercise, and served as the Director of The Natural Health Center, a compounding pharmacy. Currently, she counsels people on the importance of preventative nutrition, finding the real solution to medical in balances and symptoms, sports nutrition and hormonal and neurotransmitter balancing at her private practice in Schaumburg: Nutrition, Connection, Balance, LLC. Valerie is a successful entrepreneur and likes to share her business knowledge with others so they can enjoy the health, time and money freedom they all deserve. Valerie has been a facilitator and member of many complementary and holistic organizations. She has been featured in Fitness magazine, The Daily Herald, The Chicago Tribune, Northwest Chicago Women, Nutrition Wellness, and numerous fitness newsletters, websites and other publications. She has been a presenter at national health conferences and co-hosted radio shows. She has been recognized for her accurate and practical work in health and nutrition in the Sunday Magazine of the Chicago Tribune. She has received the Soaring Spirit Award in 2007 and 2008 for her volunteer and leadership abilities. Valerie has an audio CD on balancing Men and Women’s hormones, a topic she has specialized in since July 2002 and has a book called “Eight Ways to Lose Your Blubber, Through Hormone Balancing”. She is working on a second book, called “Rate Your Wellness” with colleague Frank Grad. Valerie is personally and professionally passionate about nutrition, exercise, and alternative forms of healing and stress reduction. Valerie is also a sought after motivational speaker. She has spoke at over 300 events since 2007. Valerie has also received specialized training from her family life. Being a mother of two boys, she has honed her motivational and multi-tasking skills while training and competing in two natural bodybuilding contests and three marathons. She can’t wait to connect with you!