I've been there. I was told I had IBS, hiatal hernia, GERD, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, early onset arthritis, TMJ, and the list goes on. It eventually took over my life. I spent time at doctors appointments, seeing specialists, taking medications, still having symptoms, and feeling like no one was listening or cared. Being in debilitating pain kept me from doing the things I really wanted to do. One symptom and medication after another started to make me wonder where it all would end. I had to go on a journey to understand all of the things that were contributing to my poor health. I felt three times my age at 30, and I thought probably there was something I'd better do about it. The biggest step was taking control of my own health.
I realized that I needed to be my own health advocate and learn how to eat in a way that nourished my body and lifestyle. The prescription medications and OTC drugs that I had been using greatly compromised my health and caused nutritional deficiencies. I had to learn how even some healthy foods were holding me back from being my healthiest self. Discovering which foods work best for my individual body helped to propel my recovery. And after I saw how simple it was to make small, effective changes and how natural remedies worked better than anything else I had ever tried, I felt compelled to use what I learned along the way to help others.
I received my nutrition training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. I also study functional medicine through The School of Applied Functional Medicine to stay on top of the most up to date nutritional information. I truly believe that getting to the root cause of physical symptoms is the only way to find lasting relief. And I can't wait to share the insight that I've learned from having my own personal health issues and the formal training I've received with YOU.
With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources. After learning how to overcome my own health issues during the last few years, I understand how important it is to be in charge of your own health.
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