Life is a journey full of twists and turns. An adventure, if you will, that can take a person into areas never thought possible.
My journey has brought me here, a health coach. What is a health coach? Glad you asked. A health and wellness coach is a person who walks beside an individual to encourage one to reach his or her health goals. Whether it's weight loss or acquiring more energy, a health coach can help. As a graduate of Institute of Integrative Nutrition, I have learned many dietary theories. We are all individuals who react differently to foods. One man's food may be another man's poison. With this premise, bio-individuality is key to health and wellness.
As a dental hygienist, I have worked years with patients on oral health needs. Research continues to emerge on the connection between oral and systemic health. Inflammation in the gums often signal a problem with health. The body systems are not isolated from each other, so why do we treat them as such?
At age of 34, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroid disease. I was given medication and told I would need to take it for the rest of my life. That's it. No other instructions. In my 40's, my cholesterol numbers began to increase and my doctor wanted me to go on medication. Because of my occupation, I knew about these statins and the side effects of pain they can cause. Of course when I mentioned the side effects, my doctor immediately assured me he had another medication to take care of that. Really? I decided I wasn't going down the road to a laundry list of medications. The most disappointing part was there wasn't any counseling offered to heal my problem. Then, my life took a turn for the worse.....
My journey to better health became a passion in 2012 when my husband was diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, he passed away in 2016, but not without a fight. A cancer diagnosis changes a person forever. Cancer touches everyone, whether it's a loved one, a friend, or a co-worker. This experience became a spring board of awareness for me, and I want to help you live a longer, better life.
I believe if we treat our body like a garden rather than a machine, we can live a healthier life. Our soul landed in this earthly body. It is our home. I also believe we can live well. Won't you let me help you reach your wellness goals?
The verse below has been my go to when things seem out of control. I pray you will find the information on this site to be not only helpful, but encouraging as well.
"Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and he will keep your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6