Believe me when I say I get it! My story starts with years of bad food choices, emotional trauma that triggered anxiety as well as mysterious physical symptoms in my body that no doctor could figure out. I started changing my diet in 2008, that is when I started searching the internet for tips, recipes, and other people’s stories that resonated with my own.
When I first started on this journey in 2008 I went all in by going Gluten Free and then I eventually went Dairy Free for the most part. I would still consume dairy every now and then because I just couldn’t give up ice cream.
When I started getting serious about healing my body, I began by going gluten free, but I started to realize there was more than just gluten that could be in the way. I learned that by eliminating processed foods, grains and added sugars from my diet, I could potentially improve not only my digestive/gut problems but my overall health – physical and mental.
I started eating paleo to address some longstanding digestive/gut health issues.
But I haven’t walked this journey alone. I also turned to functional medicine to seek some answers as well as for support on my healing journey. During my healing journey, I also worked on healing myself emotionally and mentally by surrounding myself with a community that inspired and encouraged me to live the life I craved and started consciously making the choices I needed to get there. This is what began my journey toward healing, self-discovery, and growth. I learned that I needed to take responsibility for my health, happiness, and future because no one was going to do it for me.
I have always had a passion for health & wellness. In 2017 I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Training Program. I learned a lot about myself as well as health & wellness. I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach in 2018.