My passion for women's health as a Doula and Childbirth Educator has evolved into nutrition and wellness as a Primal Nutritionist. I spent 10 years in and out of Dr.'s offices being told that I was "FINE" and that my symptoms were brought on by stress, given medication for symptoms to band aid the underline problem or simply dismissed. I felt betrayed because I misunderstood, like many, the roll Dr.'s play. They are there to treat with medications. Not to educate you about preventative health and nutrition, not to look at the root of your symptoms. They play a huge roll in our medical care but lets start first by empowering you to know and understand your body.
Once I realized I had to take my health into my own hands and seek advice from nutritionists, naturopaths and chiropractors my health shifted. I spent so much time self researching, learning to listen to my body, talking to others, making lifestyle changes, joining health communities online and learning to cook. Yes, in my spare time I enjoyed researching! Once I realized I didn't have to diet or make crazy food restrictions and that all of our bodies are so different I felt free. My health improved and I was finally ready to try and conceive. We lost our baby at 11 weeks and I have spent the last year recovering and diving deeper into healing my body. It fueled my passion even more. I started to connect the dots between my genetics and my health. I have connected with so many women with similar stories while trying to be brave and share my journey. I want to be able to put all my research, education and passion to use to help simplify this process for others. I have noticed a common theme: smart, well-intended people are struggling with chronic illness and health concerns due to a lack of education, understanding or resources to know how to help themselves. There are so many conflicting views on health and it is easy to get overwhelmed.
Your Health, Our Collaboration
I began to expand my certifications in order to help bridge the gap of knowledge, so people can become empowered and take more of their health into their own hands. I am offering health coaching along with nutrition services for pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum hormone balance, as well as general nutrition packages to help those who want to heal their bodies. I believe health comes from the approach that our healing starts with what we eat, how we manage stress, environmental factors and managing our genetics.
You deserve to feel confident about the health and nutrition choices you're making. I spent so many years feeling confused about what lifestyle choices were best for my health, what eating style was most beneficial for me. Stress, sleep habits, activity levels, nutrition, genetics and toxicity all play a role in our over all wellness. Let's take the guess work out!
"Everybody is different and every BODY is different."
I don't have all the answers of course but over 10 years of struggling with my own health, overcoming/managing my genetics and healing my body with nutrition and lifestyle choices, I have come across a lot of evidence based practices that WORK! My coaching and nutrition plans are individualized. We are all bio-individuals, requiring special care and attention, to find what will work for us specifically. My goal is to give you tools, show you what fundamentally works and as a team we will make sustainable changes to get you feeling your best. I don't make meal plans, create diets or restrictions. We will work to change your mindset around food, we will make choices based on what will help your body feel it's best. You will make changes to your lifestyle that are sustainable for you and make the most sense for your goals. In the end my goal is for you to be confident and empowered by the health changes you've made.
Let's chat. You can book a free consultation with me where we discuss your history, where you're at and what you're looking for. We will then design a plan around your needs. Feel free to fill out the contact form below if you have specific questions you would like to address before scheduling a consultation on the phone. Otherwise, I look forward to chatting with you soon!