I didn't think I'd be here today.
I was eating a healthy diet, working a great corporate job, ran daily, and felt happy! Over several months, I began experiencing unexplainable symptoms, starting with a year of digestive issues & IBS. Then weight gain... and anxiety. Muscle soreness/weakness. Food sensitivities. Fatigue. Arthritis. Depression. Acne. Poor recovery from easy workouts. I’d sleep 10-12 hours and wake up exhausted. Does this sound like you?
This became my new normal, but I never realized how bad I felt.
Eventually, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism of the autoimmune variety (Hashimoto’s) and adrenal “fatigue,” or adrenal dysfunction. My doc was in disbelief that I was even able to function to the degree I had been, given the severity of my labs.
Hashimoto’s changed everything.
My treatment plan involved reading a book. I was beside myself.
As I dove in, I found comfort in researching and learning: lifestyle changes could heal chronic illness (hypothyroidism, anxiety, type II diabetes, etc.) that are traditionally permanent lifelong conditions. You can reverse an autoimmune disease?? Yes. And lots of people have done it.
Knowing this, my purpose started becoming clear. I was going to do that too.
I became my own guinea pig in experiments with healthy changes in sleep, stress, exercise, toxins, relationships, and food. It was a long, extremely bumpy road or lifestyle changes and personal growth, but with each change, my autoimmunity began to subside. I began to be able to function and think again. I had more energy. My body was liking the new and nutritious foods I was eating!
I did the “impossible” by reversing an autoimmune disease -- and now I hope to help you work through your health challenges and maybe even avoid a lifelong sentence of prescription meds.
I have a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Ohio State University, and over 10 years of corporate experience with a Fortune 100 company. I walk with my husband & dog every evening, and live for yoga in the park, beach days, and creating fun jewelry on Etsy with one of my fellow health coaches.
My Philosophy - Make Healthy Easy
We’re all unique people, so our food & healthy lifestyle should be one-of-a-kind too. Let's work together and find what works for you. Changes & plans that rely on your willpower will not succeed; I'm all about 'hacking' your current lifestyle and working with the way you live. When you coach with me, you'll pick up plenty of the time-savers, secret weapons, and shortcuts I've developed to make "doing healthy" effortless and sustainable.
My focus areas:
Thyroid & Hashimoto's
- Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, FMCHC - Functional Medicine Coaching Academy
- Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT-200 - Yoga Alliance
- Nutrition Therapy Consultant, NTA (Complete: November 2018)
Additional Training, Coursework, & Activities:
- The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Mucosal Immunity - Dr. Datis Kharazzian
- Hepatic Detoxification - Apex Energetics
- Designs for Health 14-Day PaleoCleanse/VegeCleanse Detox Group Leader