What started me on my path to become a health coach? In 1988 I developed MCS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (aka Environmental Sensitivities). I was told it was in my head by mainstream doctors. I knew I was physically damaged. I also knew I would I have to find another way to heal. I have written a book about my recovery, My Journey Back to Health, Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. I have recovered more of my health than I thought was possible. I changed my diet, used quality supplements and made some major lifestyle changes. I believe we can all reclaim our health.
I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and a variety of dietary theories. I am also a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and a Certified GAPS Practitioner (CGP). I completed the Blood Sugar and Insulin Resistance Mastery Course with Metabolic Healing. I am now a Certified Gluten Practitioner. This is Dr. Tom O'Bryan's course. Dr. O'Bryan is one of the leaders in the field of gluten and its' effects on autoimmune conditions.
I am currently studying with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo. What I learned in Dr. Loscalzo's course saved my daughter's life. I have spoken at a number of Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo's events.
During the summer of 2015 my daughter had a health crisis. We rushed her to the hospital for what became a three-week stay. She had a long list of ailments. These included acute renal failure, multiple infections and she was admitted with a blood sugar level of 625. We were shocked. She isn't diabetic. She was diagnosed with DKA, diabetic ketoacidosis. Once she woke up and started eating again I took over providing her meals so that her body was getting food that actually contained nutrients. I knew that she would return to college in the fall and we had the summer to get her strong again. She left the hospital on insulin and with the guidance of her endocrinologist is weaning off insulin. On her own she has joined a gym and works out most days. She did return to school in the fall and graduated in May. Once again I have seen firsthand what proper food and quality supplements can to do help someone heal.
Since my daughter's illness my focus has shifted to diabetes, especially the caregivers of diabetics. Caregivers of diabetics lose sleep on a regular basis. Some are up during the night to do regular blood glucose testing. We are also up during the night when the alarms on the insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors go off alerting us to a high or low. Caregivers need support to keep up with the ever changing life with diabetes. I am here to help you with your selfcare so that you can continue to be there for the diabetic(s) that depend upon you.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.
With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.
As a coach, I put the power back in YOUR hands.
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