My path to personalized nutrition and becoming a Functional Nutritionist started shortly after my second daughter was born in 2009. I can’t say that I ever really felt “bad,” but two months after her birth I experienced extreme tinnitus (ringing in the ears), hearing loss, and vertigo – something you don’t want to worry about when you’re caring for your newborn and her two-year-old sister! Three years later in 2012, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and I feel incredibly grateful to say that I have had no disease progression since then.
“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” ~Hippocrates
When I was diagnosed with this autoimmune condition, my first thought was, “What did I do to cause this?” Studies show that there are likely multiple causes or triggers autoimmunity and I know it wasn’t my fault but I wanted to take charge of what was within my control. I dove into the research and found that there are direct connections between diet, lifestyle, and subsequent diseases. The studies didn’t all agree with one another and, honestly, it was overwhelming, but there is strong evidence that links your diet and lifestyle to autoimmune disease and even how your genes are expressed. How cool is that! I knew there was something to the quote, “Let food be thy medicine,” and that was the path I followed.
I learned on my own what “bioindividuality” means! I figured out what worked for me to keep me strong, vibrant, and healthy! The key is to find out what works for YOU and you’re unique make up! That’s bioindividuality!
I am 52 years old living in beautiful Los Gatos, California with my husband, two wonderful daughters, and two sweet dogs. Born in Chicago and raised in California. I have had many careers (gene mapping, software development, database design, program management, etc.) but none has been more rewarding than working with people to make a difference with their health!
What I Can Do For you
Do you struggle with any of the following?
- Weight gain, difficulty losing weight
- Skin issues
- Brain fog
- Disrupted sleep
- Digestive Issues
- Hormone-related symptoms
I work with clients 1-on-1 to get to root causes of their symptoms, address deficiencies, balance hormones, lose weight and get back to feeling great! I am also a certified RESTART instructor for those looking for a group-based program that includes a 21-day sugar “detox.”
I would love to help you get to the root cause of your symptoms to get you feeling your best! Reach out to me for a free Discovery Call!