NY Integrated Health LLC
After an accomplished professional Classical Ballet career in South Africa, multiple trips around the world performing in production shows for a top cruise line, Rika Keck moved to NY. Since 1997, she established herself as an expert in sport-specific exercise, post – surgery rehabilitation and posture correction.
In 2006, she founded NY Integrated Health, LLC, a Holistic Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness company. The mind-body philosophy of the company is founded on:
Customized nutrition, exercise and physiological stress management. Additionally, her extensive education in chronic disease, incl. Lyme disease and co-infections, bridges the gap from a Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine perspective.
Buy her long-awaited book now: NOURISH, HEAL, THRIVE: A comprehensive and holistic approach to Living with Lyme disease. Available on Amazon.com
In the last few years, she also expanded into extensive studies regarding environmental toxicity, chronic diseases of the 21st Century such as cancer, auto-immune illnesses, in particular the effects of nutrition, lifestyle and the environment on disease-inducing gene expression. All illness related with chronic Lyme and mold sickness is of special interest and this is clearly illustrated in her book, NOURISH, HEAL,THRIVE: A comprehensive and holistic guide when living with Lyme disease (published January 3rd, 2017, available on Amazon.)”
In her practice she places great focus on the initial intake forms, medical history, objective labs and clinical findings. Rika is available for in-person consultations, distance coaching and consultations as a complementary health advocate regarding chronic health conditions. With her integrated problem-solving approach, objective lab testing is required to uncover various health challenges at causal levels. This ‘non-symptom suppressing philosophy’ facilitates long-term healing opportunities for her clients who benefit from improved quality of life.
Examples include improved energy, empowered eating habits, weight loss, better sleep, energized work/sports performance, happier moods, and non-toxic relationships with emotional and mental well being. She addresses the person as a whole and is a trusted long-term health advocate for many of her clients (and their children).
As a Health, Fitness and Wellness Expert, Rika engages in the corporate wellness arena. She enjoys public speaking opportunities and interactive workshop presentations where she can share her knowledge with passion, sincerity and a sense of humor.
Rika is also an invited guest blogger on various health blogs where she shares her expertise on a variety of health and nutrition topics.
Rika also strongly believes in the mind-body connection. It is her belief that eating well, taking responsibility for healthier lifestyle choices, feeling well, looking great and operating from inner balance can result in motivation, empowerment and achievement of long-term goals.
Through her own experiences of past health challenges, available investigative resources and experience of being a business woman on-the-go, Rika herself is witness to the positive and healing effects of an integrated wellness approach.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, hiking in Nature and cooking at home, while also teaching a weekly spinning class. Once in a while, she gets her ballet slippers out of retirement and “courageously” attends a ballet class.