I have a BS in Nutrition and Food Science, I’m a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with a focus in Holistic Nutrition, I am an Intuitive Empath, and I’m certified in Usui Holy Fire Ryoho Reiki (Level II). I have expertise in Paleo, Auto-Immune Paleo, Wahls Protocol, Whole 30, GAPS, and FODMAP’s.
My Personal Health Struggles:
Back when I was in college, I didn’t know that there were two different schools of thought regarding nutrition and medicine – conventional versus alternative/holistic. I learned all about conventional nutrition and never second guessed the validity of it. I learned that it was perfectly fine to eat a diet of packaged, processed foods, that pesticides were safe, that cholesterol and saturated fat were the causes of heart disease, that highly processed polyunsaturated vegetable oils were safe to eat, and that a low-fat diet was healthy.
Along the way, this “nutrition expert” became extremely ill. I ended up 55 pounds overweight, was pre-diabetic (taking metformin), had Hypothyroid Disease (Hashimoto’s), had high blood pressure (taking blood pressure meds), had GERD (taking Nexium), had allergies (taking antihistamines), and had high triglycerides (taking tricor).
Obviously, conventional nutrition and medicine were failing me, so I decided to do some research to figure out what additional alternative information was out there so that I could help to heal myself. I stumbled on the Nutritional Therapy Association and decided to get a further education in holistic nutrition so that I could not only heal myself, but so that I could apply that learning to help heal others who were similarly affected.
Through my intensive and incredibly enlightening coursework, I was able to drastically alter my diet and lifestyle, get at the root causes of all of my health issues, and ultimately heal myself! I lost the 55 pounds and I no longer have pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies, GERD, nor high triglycerides. I was able to alter my diet to where my autoimmune antibodies were significantly lowered with minimal Hashimoto’s symptoms. I no longer take any of those medications and I have never felt so wonderful in my life!
Holistic nutrition targets the root-causes of illnesses. Therein lies the difference between holistic and conventional nutrition and medicine. Let me help you to get your body back into nutritional balance and to address the root causes.