Everyone wants to feel great and be healthy! Well, it's not really all that complicated. I'll be sharing my knowledge, experience and opinion on health related matters to help you live a healthier lifestyle. But first, a little about me…
During my childhood and adolescence I was overweight and struggled with other health problems and emotional issues. In my late 30's, when I was teaching cosmetology, I suddenly noticed that it was difficult for me to hold my arms up long enough to demonstrate a haircut. Additionally, I couldn’t climb a flight of stairs without stopping a few times to allow the burning sensation in my legs to ease up, so I could continue. I finally had no choice but to stop working. After seeing countless doctors and having numerous tests, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. One "specialist" reported to my insurance company that I was simply lazy and just needed to exercise. Me? Lazy? I don’t think so!
I had hit a wall. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired! I knew that my body wasn't designed to feel this way and I was determined to become healthy.
Fortunately, I found a holistic practitioner who discovered that mercury poisoning was at the root of my problems (there were other problems too, but that's content for several other blogs). Finally, I had support and a plan in place. I realised that it wouldn't be easy, but it was either sink or swim (figuratively), and I was drowning fast! I grabbed onto the life line, and with determination, I rescued myself.
I was inspired to change my relationship with food, and boy did we have a great love affair! I immediately noticed major shifts in how my body functioned! It was then that I got my hands on as many health books as I could...and so began my wellness journey.
I’m living proof that it’s possible to turn your health around and my own challenges have led me to becoming a nutritional coach. I offer nutritional and lifestyle support for people, like me, who are trying to find answers to their health challenges; for those dealing with existing health conditions searching for a better quality of life; and for those looking to implement preventative measures to help ward off illness and disease, in order to live life to it's fullest.
I feel great and I have more energy now than I've ever had! In September 2016 I took on the challenge of learning to swim (literally) and in April 2017 I completed my first triathlon. Not bad for a lazy person!