I can’t help but reflect on all the changes that have occurred in the last couple of years. It seems that many people have shifted their perception about the importance of health. I feel grateful for the evolution of holistic health care and pray that it becomes acccessible to more people in the near future!
Becoming a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner was the best decision I ever made for my health, happiness, and career.
The fact is we need alternative approaches to health more than ever. Often, my clients tell me that their symptoms and experiences have been dismissed by conventional practitioners as “normal” and “it’s all in your head”. This is a painful and frustrating experience for them because they know there is something very wrong.
I do what I do because I was once in that exact same predicament. I was unable to get out of bed and live out my passion- because something was seriously wrong. I remember being glued to Google, searching and searching for an answer.
I do what I do because I want you to find an empowering, easeful path to healing the root cause of your period problems, gut pain, brain fog, and fatigue.
The issues I faced- and completely healed- allowed me to know that “HEALING IS POSSIBLE”.
Some of my major health challenges consisted of…
…Losing my menstruation from age 21- 28
… Spending many decades with digestive upset such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, stomach aches, and gas
…Being diagnosed with rosacea, cystic acne, and blepharitis (swelling of my eyelids)
…Struggling with fatigue, depression, and a loss of inspiration for life
… A weakened immune system. I was always fighting an infection!
All of the above issues have been completely resolved using what I consider to be a “root cause approach”, and in no thanks to the conventional medical approach.
“Root Cause” is a trendy phrase, but it has deep meaning for me! I only wish that the functional root cause approach had been more accessible to me a few decades ago, when I was swimming in the symptoms listed above and seeking professional help.
We have come so far in our alternative healthcare approaches. A decade ago, it was rare to hear someone speak about probiotics, environmental toxins, the importance of the microbiome, mold toxicity, estrogen dominance, leaky gut, or even gluten sensitivity.
In many ways, our awareness of the causes of dysfunction have come to the forefront and practitioners are now helping their clients and patients focus on something deeper than symptom relief. That’s a good way to describe my take on the “Root Cause” approach!
A “root cause” approach to my personal health issues would have looked like:
Amenorrhea (didn’t menstruate for 7 years in my 20’s): conventional practitioners encouraged me to take the birth control pill and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). A “root cause” approach would’ve involved practitioner education and support in healing my inflamed gut, increasing the absorption of nutrients, and supporting my overburdened liver.
Rosacea (a flushing rash on my cheeks that reacted to everything I ate): instead of the prescribed creams and antibiotics recommended by conventional practitioners, I would have had support in repairing my leaky gut by identifying which foods I was reacting to.
A mysterious MRSA-like infection (over 30 lesions at one point): instead of conventional practitioners telling me “there was nothing they could do for me”, I would have had support assessing the stressors that were dampening my immune system by looking into my mold infested home and other environmental toxins.
I could go on and on! The “Root Cause” approach means so much to me. It represents a pathway to true and lasting health and wellness! It offers an alternative to the conventional approaches of being given a blanket diagnosis, a prescription to mask the symptoms, or told that we will have this dysfunction for the rest of our lives!
The “Root Cause” approach provides steps and solutions to healing. I’m forever grateful that I was finally able to find a true path to healing! And, now it’s my turn to help others receive the support they deserve to make lifelong changes <3
How many times have you been told you will have something for the rest of your life? Or that there is no cure? Or that they just don’t know what is going on?
Are you ready to prove them wrong?!
If YES and you are looking for support, then book a complimentary Strategy Session with me by clicking the link below. This session will provide a moment for us to connect and honestly assess whether we are a good fit to work together.
Every day when I close my virtual office, my heart is full of joy and gratitude for the work I get to do and for the ways that I get to help others make their health dreams come true!