Estela Roustan Streacker CTNC, DHS
The early years-the SAD diet takes its toll
Estela was born in Chicago, Illinois, but her family returned to her father’s home country of Nicaragua when she was three months. Four years later, upon their return to Chicago, the change of cuisine to the Standard American Diet took its toll. She spent the next 7 years gradually losing weight, developed chronic respiratory infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, immune issues, and constipation.
As she grew up, she became interested in the workings of the human mind and body, and casually pursued the study of human nutrition, and exercise alongside her study of music. After graduating with a bachelor’s from the University of Chicago, she got married and had four sons in five years. She intensified her exploration of the world of herbal medicine and nutrition in order to support her family’s health as she homeschooled each of her four sons through 8th grade.
The dark years—health challenges can yield blessings
Two of her family members had serious health challenges. Her husband was born with a heart valve deformity, and endured two reparative open heart surgeries within eight years. Her youngest son suffered from immune and digestive issues that manifested as severe allergies for most of the first thirteen years of his life. As a result, Estela was able to peer into health conditions requiring clear medical intervention, as well as puzzling symptoms that doctors could not resolve. Estela poured herself into the study of nutrition, anatomy, and psychology in an effort to make sense of her son’s broken health puzzle.
She began the journey of healing with exercise in the form of martial arts training for her entire family in 2000, which culminated in her achievement of her fifth degree black belt. In 2010, she earned a certificate as a Nutritional Consultant from the Global College of Natural Medicine, deepening her understanding of nutrition. In 2013 she earned a Masters in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, looking for the mental/emotional component of health. Between 2012 and 2017, she completed the Food Enzyme Institute’s Loomis Digestive Health specialist seminars. In 2017, she became a Certified Nutritional Consultant through the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. Estela is a lifelong student of the health and wellness, and in 2018 achieved her Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach through the Institute of Transformational Nutrition.
Her journey of discovery—each human is an experiment of ONE
Throughout all these life experiences, she quickly realized that each human being’s health seemed to be unique. What works for one person, might not work for another; thus each human is an experiment of one. A health care provider’s job is, at best, challenging. However, in her estimation, at its simplest, good health boils down to finding the source of stress, removing that source, nourishing the body and mind, and effectively removing the waste products which the trillions of cells in our bodies make.
As Dr. Morter said, ‘the power that built the body from a single fertilized egg doesn’t suddenly turn off at birth.” Sometimes, we just need to get out of the way.
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What our clients are saying about us
"Estela is a woman who loves two things. She loves the Lord our God and she loves wellness and fitness. She believes that we have the Holy Spirit living in each one ofus. She has a wonderful way of tying these two things together. -Gail, Naperville Church of Christ member"
"Estela’s enzyme therapy is fantastic. She discovered my problem areas through a simple palpation, and then she customized an enzyme treatment plan based on my personal issues. The enzymes she recommended for me worked great, and the follow up palpations showed major improvement. ~Laurel"
"I came to Estela during a time in my life when I felt out of focus, tired, cranky, and overall not my best self. I missed ME! We started with palpations and analyzing/changing my diet to evaluate where my body was struggling. After several weeks, I was beginning to feel a lot better! The supplements and change in diet were one aspect, but another important element to my work with Estela was the focus on self-care, introspection, and findings ways to invite CALM into my busy life. The tools she's given me have helped me in looking at my own goals, my self-concept, my marriage, and my parenting in lots of new ways. It's been nearly a year since I met Estela, and I am so glad I took that leap! I feel healthier, calmer, and more capable in handling challenges than I have in several years. Balancing a full-time job, friends, family, kids, pets, volunteering, marriage, etc etc etc is a lot. I wondered if I was losing myself in the chaos, and now I feel much more in control of my path, my emotions, and how I participate in this wonderful thing we call LIFE! ~ Jessica"
"March 29 2019 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: On April 30, 2016, the women's ministry at the Naperville Church of Christ hosted a spring event titled, "Nourish: Recipes for a Healthy Body and Healthy Soul." We had several women speak on topics of spiritual health and we also addressed lifestyle aspects which contribute to a healthy body. This included discussing balanced nutrition (we provided healthy recipes along with a cooking demonstration) and we invited Estela Streacker to address the benefits of staying physically fit through proper stretching and exercise. Estela's part was a bit of a challenge as in our group of approximately 60 women there were those who had mobility issues. Therefore, Estela suggested setting up chairs so everyone could sit as she began her talk. I have attached the handout Estela used at our event. She demonstrated proper breathing, several exercises and stretching moves, as well as variations of exercises which could be performed while seated. She beautifully incorporated scripture into her talk and had those who were able stand up and perform the exercises while speaking on Ephesians 6:10-17. Her speech, with accompanying exercises, was very beneficial and very well received. She is a confident speaker and her passion for the importance of exercise is very evident. We would highly recommend her for an event at your church. With best regards,"