Hi, I’m AmiCietta. A holistic health coach, speaker, writer, wellness advocate, entrepreneur and corporate lawyer. I’m passionate about teaching you how to reclaim every aspect of your health. My mission is to help you fall in love with yourself again, realize that you have the power to change your health and support you through your journey to optimal health. Whether you’re suffering from an autoimmune disease or you’re trying to prevent one, I want you to live a vibrant, full, healthy life and help you get to the next level. I’m passionate about real food (and definitely juicing!), moving my body in a way that I love, incorporating mind body healing techniques into my life and reducing environmental toxins.
How it all began
Not too long ago, my body was failing me. I was suffering from myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune disease which causes grave muscle weakness throughout the body, while burning my candle at both ends. I was practicing corporate law, working 80-100 hour weeks, getting “high” on sugar and not sleeping. I had difficulty doing things that we all take for granted—driving, dialing a phone number and even crossing the street, while at the same time taking prescription drugs that suppressed my immune system and steroids to keep me “well”. It wasn’t until I got another stunning diagnosis, steroid induced osteoporosis at age 32, that I was forced to rethink everything and take control of my own health.
After my osteoporosis diagnosis, I was desperate to find natural ways to reverse myasthenia and take control of my health. I went to see a naturopathic doctor (I highly recommend that!) but also made a number of lifestyle changes. I began researching and implementing everything that I could about the healing power of foods, organic living, environmental toxins and other complementary modalities like yoga, meditation, acupuncture and chiropractic care. I adopted an anti-inflammatory diet and started juicing. My symptoms finally started improving. I was amazed! After years of drug therapy, I finally saw that my body was responding to dietary and lifestyle changes.
Eventually I quit my job because I knew that the stress and long hours were affecting my health. I have come to discover that drugs do not heal — they only mask the symptoms. You have the ability to improve many conditions if you listen to your body, put yourself in the right environment and adopt the principles that later became Clean Body Living — become more aware of your body, move your body in a way that is comfortable to you, eat whole unprocessed foods, take care of yourself by reducing your stress and getting adequate sleep and reducing the environmental toxins in your life. I’ve studied holistic health at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and am now a certified holistic health coach who focuses on helping women with autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses to manage their conditions and find balance in their lives through Clean Body Living.
AmiCietta D. Clarke is a holistic health coach, speaker, writer, wellness advocate, entrepreneur and attorney. She practiced corporate law for eight years in New York City and became a holistic health coach after she overcame myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune disease, through clean eating, reducing her stress and the environmental toxins in her life. She is passionate about educating other women about real food, healthy living and how they can support their body’s natural ability to improve their health. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and Dr. Joshua Axe’s Institute for Nutritional Leadership. She is also an alumna of Cornell University and Cornell Law School. AmiCietta founded Clean Body Living, a holistic health coaching practice to help women with autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses on their journey towards a cleaner body — through awareness, body movement, clean eating, self-care and reducing all types of toxins (including environmental toxins) in her clients’ lives.