I’m a nurse practitioner, entrepreneur, functional nutritionist, and a certified wellness coach. My passion is helping women find wellness through the healing power of nutrition and solving health problems from the inside out. But, what I’m most proud of are my titles of mom and wife! I have all boys, including two Doodles and a loving, patient and supportive husband.
I worked in clinical medicine, both in the ER and cardiology, for nearly 20 years. The power of Western medicine’s approach to acute and life-threatening disease and emergencies is undeniable. However, I started to question our approach to the on-going symptoms of chronic health problems. I started to think more about the root causes of the chronic health problems of my patients. I became passionate about learning how I could help my own family, patients, and clients avoid chronic health issues and diseases before they even became a problem.
I started to see a powerful relationship between the foods that we eat and improved symptoms, health and wellness. When I saw my clients see big improvements in their health, I was inspired to become a wellness coach, and then later a nutritionist with a strong functional emphasis. I have advanced training in adrenals, food sensitivity testing, digestive concerns, sex hormone testing and thyroid issues. I strongly focus on these issues with my female clients.
And, most significantly, I have personally been diagnosed with and recovered from adrenal fatigue (HPA-dysregulation), a parasite infection, leaky gut, hypothyroidism and mercury toxicity, and I’ve lived to tell the tale! All my clients benefit from my own hands-on experiences dealing with the necessary nutritional changes, supplements, testing and lifestyle adjustments that I had to make in order to recover and return to a state of wellness.
I am uniquely positioned to support women as they struggle with and try to make sense of issues related to lack of energy, weight gain, and food cravings. I understand their frustration when they don’t get the answers they want and need from traditional medicine. My clients inspire me to not only create unique 1:1 programs, but also group programs that help address, support and educate women on the profound mind-body connection and provide the tools to address these concerns.