Let me tell you a little bit about why I’m so passionate about what I do…
I know firsthand the toll modern life takes on our bodies. After years of working long hours in corporate America and sacrificing sleep, I began to experience symptoms like extreme fatigue and brain fog that were difficult to explain. I also developed hormone imbalances, including severe PMS and hypothyroidism, and food sensitivities that were taking their toll and significantly impacting my quality of life.
These symptoms came on at the start of middle-age hormonal transitions – can you relate? While as women we will experience some ups and downs during this life stage, it felt like it shouldn’t be so erratic and challenging. I began to search for answers…
In my learning and discovery, I experimented with several areas and ultimately found my path back to wellbeing. Some of the key components to my healing included:
- An elimination diet to uncover food sensitivities
- Diet changes such as going gluten-free
- Testing for nutrient deficiencies
- Supplementation to support my unique needs
- Addressing hormone imbalances
My experience helped me understand the root cause (or causes, as is most often the case!) of my new health challenges and empowered me with the knowledge to sustain my health. Rediscovering my own healthy essence® was a journey. Of course, it didn’t happen overnight. But as I began to feel more and more like myself again, I realized that feeling terrible each day is not normal or how we’re meant to experience life.
Perhaps the most important lesson I learned was that the connection between wellbeing and life purpose is incredibly real. Through health challenges, my body was calling for me to pay attention and listen to my inner compass.
Becoming a Clinical Nutritionist and Herbalist
My own personal journey led me to pursue an educational path in nutrition at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I graduated with a Master of Science in clinical nutrition and am pursuing additional studies in herbal medicine.
Ultimately, my passion has led to a rewarding new career – one where I help other women rediscover their healthy essence® and support them in living their best lives, especially in mid-life. This time can be an exciting time of renewal and growth. I love supporting women in using nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle to make these the best years of their life.
I’ve told you a little bit about me and shared my journey. I’d love to know how I can support you. Here’s how you can reach me: