I was frustrated just like you.
A few years ago, I was sick. Mysteriously sick
I recorded my symptoms, sat in medical offices, explained, and cried. My doctors couldn’t fix me. A dietitian didn’t understand me. And my family and friends were overwhelmed by me.
It felt like a nightmare.
Screaming and no one could hear me.
Nagging back pain, numbness, tingling, migraine headaches, vertigo, shortness of breath, muscle weakness, racing heart, feeling faint, high blood pressure, constant nausea, stomach cramps, weight loss, and brain fog were a sample of symptoms. Every day with my little ones in the car I'd stop at traffic lights pleading with myself, “Don’t pass out. Please, just let me make it home ok.”
After endless testing, with no answers and only an ounce of hope left, I went against everything I’d known about medicine and made an appointment with a holistic, integrative practitioner.
When March 2020 hit, I thought I had it all figured out.
So I did the only thing I knew how to do: I hit an emotional wall.
And then I crawled through the thick mud.
More functional testing showed I wasn't absorbing nutrients, and an elimination diet pointed the finger directly to gluten, a silent predator that damaged my gut and ravaged my immune system causing scary symptoms.
Changing my diet changed the course of my entire life. I felt healthy and energetic for the first time in my adult life. I became fascinated by my recovery and discovery, longing to understand “why” and “how” I went from so broken to feeling like a whole person.
Empathy, integrative health, science, animal memes, good humor, and finding food and lifestyle habits that fit into real, messy, life.
Fad diets, overly restrictive eating, overexercising, and asking my clients to do something I would never do myself.
Reading, trying new recipes, baking, listening to crime podcasts, writing, learning about business, watching a sunset
Yoga or a workout, cuddles with my dog, telling myself I need to drink more water, daydreaming about our next family vacation, driving my kids here there and everywhere!
It'd been 6 years since the beginning of my journey, and I was set to realize my dream and expand my nutritional therapy practice to help others in the same way I had helped myself: by finding the root cause.
Three days after I opened my own office, my state went into lockdown, and another life transition began. The stress of putting my dream on hold, managing remote school for my kids, picking up their pieces as their little worlds fell apart, marital strain, the unknown science, and ALL the things that were confusing and fear inducing caused my symptoms to creep back in.
I found myself in the same place I was years ago: alone, overwhelmed, riddled with anxiety and physical symptoms. Only this time, all the gluten-free eating in the world couldn't help me, since I was already doing that.
I started listening to my body more on what kind of movement felt good to me, because after stopping my fitness routine, I realized just how important it was for my mental health.
I turned to the basics of nourishing my body, eating what felt good to me, because I learned that my food and environmental sensitivities are heightened by my nervous system.
Most importantly, I had an overwhelming pull to look inward and see the chaos I hadn't come to terms with. I had to look at the ways I wasn't living authentically and learn more about my "why." It was in that work, and the realization that I didn't have to crawl alone, that my body began to settle in. Meditation, yoga, therapy, human connection - these are my tools, along with how I nourish myself with food. It takes progress, not perfection, to reap the benefits.
My nutritional therapy practice has taken me full circle: I share both my real life experience, plus my education with my clients for exponential success in their health journey.
Sometimes your root cause is deeper than you expect it to be and food isn't enough. I'm here to teach you how to listen to your body and transform your health from the inside out.
Nutritional Therapy Master
Holistic Nutritional Therapy Master program with a thesis on nutrient needs during an elimination diet. Eligible, Board Certified Holistic Nutrition. *
Certified Gluten-Free Practitioner
Comprehensive practitioner education on Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivities, Wheat-Related Disorders and Autoimmunity.
Education & Affiliations
The National Association of Nutrition Professionals is dedicated to furthering the cause, education, and standards of the holistic nutrition industry.
200 RYT Classical Yoga
Studied Hatha yoga and the use of classic yoga poses and breath work to find connection and balance in body and mind. Personal practice of over 15 years.
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My Favorite Things
Christmas. Truly the most wonderful time of the year!
my happy place!
The Beach! Toes in the warm sand. Salty waves. Midday naps. Sunset cocktails.
Ice Cream! We've been known as a family to wait on long lines for fresh, local ice cream on every vacation we go on, summer or winter. (and if we find a GF cone, BONUS!)
My Favorite Things
Yoga. Serenity now. I've been practicing yoga since I was pregnant with my daughter in 2005.
my ymca girls
Barre class. Dancing and sweating it out with my girls and a whole lot of laughs!
Coming in a close second to the beach: the mountains. One of our favorite family vacations was hiking at Acadia National Park in Maine. Pine trees and sea salt for miles.
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The best part about being a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner is the amazing, inspiring, and strong people I connect with. There's no healthy story big or small that I don't have the time or desire to listen to. I want to hear from you!
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