Growing up, I was always the “sick girl”. For as long as I can remember I suffered from digestion issues as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. It seemed that almost every month I was in the doctor’s office with strep throat or what I thought was strep throat. I was put on countless rounds of antibiotics and antacids until I landed in the hospital from a stomach infection. My ‘Aha!’ moment came when the doctor told me that the cause of my stomach infection was that I had been taking too many antibiotics. She then proceeded to prescribe me a new round of antibiotics. It didn’t make sense and I knew then and there that something had to change. I decided it was time to start looking for solutions outside of medicine.
After some careful research I decided to make a major overhaul to my diet. The effects of these changes on my overall health and wellbeing were immediate and changed my life forever. It was as if I had been lifted out of a fog. My mind cleared, my body felt healthy and energized, and I stopped getting sick for good.
That was about 6 years ago. Since then, I have been on a path towards educating my mind and body towards optimal health in hopes of sharing my discoveries with others. Most recently I enrolled at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where I have been trained as a Holistic Health Coach.