My Personal Wellness Journey
I knew it was time to start my health and wellness business after years of battling through my own health issues and never getting any solid answers from doctor's. What I did get from doctor's, were many misdiagnosis' like Gastroparesis and told I needed to go to the Mayo clinic to get a "stomach pacemaker" put in. My gallbladder was removed because they said it was "non-functioning", no stones, just non-functioning. I was also told I had anxiety so many times, that I quit counting. My Gastroenterologist diagnosed me with GERD, Duodenitis and Gastritis and put me on a really strong dose of prescription acid reducers. I went through so many invasive tests, like a colonoscopy, endoscopy, xrays, mri's,HIDA scan, you name it they were going to do it. I was put on medications like Reglan (which carries a black box warning on it), Proton Pump Inhibitors, birth control for the regulation of hormones, seventeen years of taking a heart pill for a heart condition I later figured out I didn't have. What I did have was a chronic magnesium deficiency that caused my heart palpitations. My medical bills exceeded $10,000 in just one of the years I was sick. This was a compilation of co-pays, an unnecessary gallbladder removal surgery, testing and all the medications doctors kept putting me on. I had become and truly felt like a medical guinea pig.
It was at this tipping point with my health that I finally got fed up with having virtually no answers and decided I needed to figure this out on my own. I was still feeling extremely sick all the time, missing out on so many of my kids events and family functions because I was too sick to leave the house; as well as thousands of dollars spent in co-pays and surgeries, I knew it was time to search for a different approach. I also knew it needed to be a holistic approach since standard Western medicine had failed me more than a few times. So I started my journey by hiring a holistic health coach, who was located in a different state, to assist me with taking a more holistic approach to my healing and health. This was the absolute best decision I could have ever made! Guess what? I finally started recovering and feeling better after only working with him for a few months. He helped me make dietary and supplement changes to replenish many nutrient deficiencies in my body, that were behind my failing health. Together we created a plan that worked for me as an individual. The plan was specific to my needs. After a few years, I was able to recover fully and achieve the excellent health I have today, completely prescription free. Happy, healthy and living my life to the fullest!
Because of this experience, I knew I needed to help others who are struggling daily with their health and getting little to zero help from the medical world. Many illnesses can be traced back to an unhealthy diet and stressful things that have happened or are happening in someones life. You know the old saying, "stress kills"? It's honestly not too far from the truth. If you find and treat the root cause early, the symptoms will go away. Trust me on this. Your body has the ability to heal itself, if given half a chance.
After I healed myself, I spent a few years helping others who were struggling with many different health issues. I also spent countless hours researching and learning on my own. After a bit of pushing from a few family members and close friends, I finally decided to go back to school at the age of 45, to get my health coaching certification. I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in March of 2019, as an Integrative Nutrition Health and Wellness Coach. I then went on to supplement my education further, earning my health coaching certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute in May 2019.
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is one of the best known, accredited, premier health coaching schools out there. They train students from all over the world to do this work. I learned how the mind and body are interconnected and you must have both working in unison to truly be healthy.
The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is also one of the best known and accredited, premier health coaching schools out there. My education at the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, furthered my education from a scientific standpoint. The courses I took here, taught me how the body processes work and why foods closest to nature, are truly medicine for the body. The courses were very intense, supplementing my knowledge in a way that allows me to teach my clients not only how to eat healthy, but why eating each individual food is beneficial to their body.
My training and education is definitely one of a kind. In addition to my education, I also have my own real life experiences with health related issues that were quite debilitating, as well as many hours of my own research. All of which helps me give my clients the well rounded, competent coaching experience that they deserve and need.
Health and wellness starts with you! If you are truly ready to make change and become a healthier you, contact me. Let's get your journey to health started. I can assure you it will be worth it! Give yourself the gift of a healthier you. Contact me today for your free initial discovery session. Your first step in your journey to health and wellness starts here.