Life is too short to do something that doesn't bring you joy.
We are all perfectly imperfect beings and shouldn't be afraid to show our flaws.
You are in control of your thoughts, actions, and destiny.
I am here to help you feel awesome.
I help my clients bring balance to their Glow, Flow and Hormones with the power of FOOD.
I understand the frustration that comes along with digestive imbalance, dullness of the skin, weight gain, painful/irregular/heavy periods or various endocrine related issues including thyroid disease, diabetes or fertility factors.
So often, women ignore the fact that our body works as a symphony. It's not one instrument (such as weight or hormones) determining your health (or your goals), it is everything playing together in tune and in balance.
My personal story starts decades ago, when my period used to be "an event". I suffered from dismenorea (severe menstrual cramps) Any social activity was planned with my period in mind ("I will be getting my period", "I will have my period" "I will just be getting over my period") these thoughts were front and center for me - because my period totally SUCKED.
Every single month, I was doubled over in pain with a heating pad, popping advil like candy, often having to leave school and eventually call of work. The pain was so overwhelming and the flow was in full effect. The PMS that paired with this pain: the emotional mess, extremely sore breasts, bloating was equally as annoying. and continuously I was told the same thing: let's put you on the pill.
Fast forward about ten years, despite these monthly set-backs: I was fit, healthy and accepted this pain cycle as a normal part of my life.
Then not in any order and spaced out between years, my energy was evaporating by the day. I couldn't sleep, I remember watching my hair fall out by the fistful in the shower, at times I would have unquenchably dry patches on my skin (around my eyes), I was often constipated for days, I was getting sick with colds very frequently and often left feeling exhausted before I even stepped out of bed. I was 27.
I chalked a lot of these things up to 'stress' but knew something was definitely wrong was when I started to wake up with severe night sweats, and experiencing heart palpitations, I was gaining weight that wouldn't budge and no matter how many "power songs" I jammed on my ipod my energy grew to be non-existent and my memory was warped.
Eventually I was diagnosed with a severe hypothyroid condition, around the same time of my diagnosis- my father had suffered a heart-attack and required an emergency quadruple bypass.
Experiencing the (lack of) nutritional guidance from both my own doctors and even with my father's specialists I grew increasingly frustrated with the heavy focus on pharmaceuticals and almost the complete the void that lifestyle/diet had on the health equation. I wasn't going to allow my diagnosis to become a life sentence and began a quest to understand my body and fully understand my disease.
I began my journey to becoming a Health Coach, studying ayurvedic principles, nutritional theories and really tuning in to my own voice - I took a look at my life, the stress surrounding me, the un-fulfillment in my area of career, relationship (at that time) and started to find ways to balance what was going on inside of me both physically and emotionally.
Within months of changing my diet, my symptoms started to resolve, my hair wasn't falling out as much, my energy was returning, my skin had a glow that I didn't even realize was missing, and with the help of healers and an endocrinologist that would honor my holistic approach and appreciate my integrative values, my thyroid levels eventually balanced to a normal state.
My periods went from severely painful to virtually pain free. Turns out this isn't "magical" but that the female body/the endocrine system really is a symphony. After learning all I have about the body in the many years I have been a health coach, I remain amazed (and pissed) that in all my early years of suffering - not one doctor thought to test my thyroid.
And my thyroid docs didn't consider anything else besides my thyroid. The magic was treating my body as a bio-individual, listening to my needs and looking at my health as a whole - (not just food but all the areas that feed my life)
I have found from working with hundreds women, that deep within, you know better nutrition is crucial but really don't know where to start. You know toxic relationships, guilt, overwhelm, dis-satisfaction in an aspect of your lifeGREATLY affects your health - but again, don't know where to start.
So you turn to a diet, a supplement etc…always ending in failure - which really cultivates that draining "diet" mentality. We fail / we start again.
This is why I love what I do as a Health Coach, because through my programs and courses I provide an approach to life and health - that gives women permission to say "I am overwhelmed, I am unhappy, I am not perfect I need to heal" and start from that place of honesty and willingness - to build and balance a lifestyle and achieve level of health they always dreamed to be possible.
My approach is fully focused on eliminating inflammation, boosting immune function, balancing hormones, optimizing digestion and balancing weight.