I never felt quite right.
But I never knew that was wrong…
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had some kind of health complaint. Growing up, my doctor’s solution for whatever ailed me was a round of antibiotics. Needless to say, my digestion was never stellar and I was also a little high strung. As I got older, this evolved into a delightful combination of anxiety with a side of fatigue. I remember watching friends go about their daily lives, making it to class, jobs, and parties – it all seemed overwhelming and exhausting.
My ever-present lethargy, lingering anxiety, and poor digestion definitely put a damper on my life.
In my 20's, I started eating more fruits and vegetables – mainly because they were inexpensive – and noticed that I felt better. This was the very beginning of my health journey. But it wasn’t until I had my first child that I started to truly understand the connection between diet and well-being.
From a friend, I heard about the studies of Dr. Weston A. Price. He was a dentist who researched traditional cultures all around the world. He found that the cultures that did not eat modern 'foods of convenience' – otherwise known as junk food – were free from diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, autoimmune disorders, and depression. Their children did not suffer anxiety, ADD, or erratic behaviors. This is what I wanted for me and my family!
After learning this, I started to understand that what we eat not only influences how we feel physically, but also our mental state and our sense of well-being.
The life-long hyperactivity, anxiety, fatigue, moodiness, and indigestion – all these things were connected.
I dove head first into the concept of using food as medicine. I studied everything I could get my hands on and went back to school to become a certified Nutritional Therapist. Slowly I broke down, analyzed, and addressed the digestive, mood, and hormonal problems that had plagued me my entire life.
I've spent ten years testing, trying, and figuring out what works – so you don’t have to.
My goal now is to help others who suffer from the conditions we accept as facts of modern life, things like perpetually upset stomachs, sleepless nights, dead-tired days, mood swings, PMS, general unhappiness, etc., etc…
The human body is designed to feel good.
We’re meant to be happy, even-tempered, and loving. You should feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. If you don’t feel this way – call me.