About Me -
How I am Healing
From the Inside Out
Truth: Feeling terrible every day is common... but it isn't normal.
For most of my life I suffered with stomach pain, swollen joints, anxiety and panic attacks, mood swings, extreme fatigue, and recurrent sinus infections. I saw soooo many doctors and ended up taking several different medications - Protonix for acid reflux, Zoloft for mood stabilization, Claritin for allergies, antibiotics for sinus infections, and Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism (later diagnosed as Hashimoto's). None of these were working for me; I never really felt good or comfortable in my body. I was unsatisfied with feeling helpless and hopeless so I decided to take my power back. I decided that my health (or dis-ease) was MY responsibility. I decided I was done settling. My husband and children were depending on me - we all deserved a better quality of life than what we had.
My mother and all three of my siblings had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I knew if I could find solutions for myself that I could help them, too. Once I discovered that my food choices were actually contributing to my dis-ease, I totally changed my diet. The results were astounding! I easily lost 10 lbs. (and surprisingly, half a shoe size), I had less anxiety, I slept better, and I had a more positive outlook. The most profound change, though, I was able to say Buh-Bye to the thyroid meds I had been taking for 13 years.
Around the same time, my brother was diagnosed with cancer in his small bowel. After chemotherapy he got a clean scan, but several months later it came back, traveled through his lymph system, and in the summer of 2014 it took his life. Seeing him in pain, unable to eat, getting so weak, and watching him die lit a fire under me big time. Nobody needs to suffer like this.
Over the past 10 years I have been learning how to create health in my own life and body, even with an autoimmune disease, and I’ve been able to help friends, family and clients. My dis-ease didn't happen TO me, it happened FOR me. It prepared me for the work I was meant to do here - offering hope for healing from the inside out.