Have you ever gone to doctor with a cold and only gotten cough syrup? Where did the cold come from?
After working in the US medical model for over 8 years in hospitals, physical therapy clinics and medically integrated wellness centers; I realized that our conventional methods weren't fixing the actual problems. Overtime, we've been trained that the instant-gratification of getting rid of symptoms, is good enough. Though symptom relief is important, alone it's not enough to solve the underlying problem. Without identifying the root cause, symptoms will reappear. There must be a further investigation.
I like to think of myself as a Health Detective- Instead of asking "where do you hurt", I ask "why do you hurt?" I'm a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner, meaning that I enjoy creating solutions to a variety of chronic health problems such as: Fatigue, Depression, Weight gain, Digestive issues, Low libido…etc. I run lab work to look at adrenal stress, liver toxicity, digestion and immune function, hormone imbalances and more. With hard data, I customize holistic programs involving Food, Rest, Movement, Stress lowering techniques and natural Supplements.
Why Do I Care and Why Should You?
A wise friend once told me that "no matter the question, community is the answer."
When the people around us are living at their best, we all feel better too. The things we eat and think as well as how we rest and play define our internal environment. Our internal environment shapes our external environment and our external environment shapes the world. Since evolution is happening either way, why not try moving the needle in a positive direction?
I get other people well so they can go be awesome at what they're already good. It's the best job in the world! We are each integral parts of a much larger ecosystem. In healing yourself, you're helping others. The purpose of my business is to encourage self-care in the name of changing the world.
Is that so much to ask?
Certified FDN Practitioner Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®
Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach-HLC3, C.H.E.K Institute
Certified Exercise Physiologist- EP-C, American College of Sports Medicine
Certified in Functional Movement Screen- FMS2, Functional Movement
Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine- John Brown University
Masters of Arts in Ecopsychology- Naropa University