READY TO HAVE ENERGY AND FEEL GOOD IN YOUR BODY?
Functional Medicine Nutritionist, FNLP
If you’ve been feeling off for months or even years or have heard “All the test results are within normal range” even though you know something is wrong, you’re not alone. I know what it’s like to feel out of control and betrayed by my body. I ate healthy, went to the gym 4 times a week and had a close network of friends and family. What was I missing? I experienced infertility, PCOS, early menopause, nerve pain, rashes, systemic inflammation, extreme food intolerances, migraines, insomnia, anxiety, hair loss, weight fluctuations, and more. I was sick and in pain, and I felt scared and alone; no one seemed to be able to help me get better.
Eventually, I sought the help of a Functional Medicine practitioner. I was finally diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. After following a functional medicine protocol, I healed my body and I got my life back. I went from barely functioning to living a full and busy life as a mother of four.
My journey inspired me to dedicate my life to helping others with chronic conditions. After spending several years as a Postpartum Doula, supporting new parents and educating them about diet and lifestyle choices, I realized there were others like me who needed more support in dealing with complex health issues. Therefore, I completed a year-long program with the Functional Nutrition Alliance to become a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor. In addition to nutrition, we gained expertise in using labs and supplements to treat and address infections, gut imbalances, immune disorders, and metabolic issues.
I then applied for and was accepted to a mentorship with Andrea Nakayama, one of the most highly acclaimed nutritionists in the country. I went on to earn my Advanced Certification as a Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner so I could use a comprehensive approach to help those with more complex issues. In addition, I participated in a 12-part course on autoimmunity from Dr. Kharazzian, a Harvard-trained top expert on the immune system who uses a functional medicine approach. Finally, I have also completed formal training to be an Autoimmune Paleo Certified Coach.
I am passionate about digging deep to find the root causes of seemingly unrelated symptoms and supporting my clients in reaching vibrant health. I love empowering people to make choices every day to feel their best. I have been health coaching for several years now, and feel grateful each time I am able to help someone transform their lives.