WHY I DO WHAT I DO
As I look back on my seemingly healthy, young self, I see I wasn’t so healthy. I remember being in my twenties complaining to my doctor about always being tired and her telling me I was just stressed and to not worry so much. I continued to struggle with depression, anxiety, severe environmental allergies, chronic sinusitis, a hospitalization for meningitis, a dying father and fatigue that I can compare only to pregnancy fatigue but it was worse than my pregnancy fatigue.
By this time, at age 28, I was told I was just getting older and needed to quit stressing about things so much. Besides all this, I was healthy when it came to all my blood work and at a healthy weight and exercised regularly.
By the time the next baby was due in January of 2004, I started to feel even worse and that continued after she was born. By then, I was overweight and now had high cholesterol. My thyroid numbers were normal and I was told to take statins (“for life”) and I slipped even further into a deep depression and debilitating fatigue.
In 2007, I was diagnosed with metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma. I thought the answer to my “normal” test results and debilitating symptoms had finally been figured out. I would do everything that my team of doctors would say I needed to do and told that I would feel better in a few weeks. I assumed I’d be feeling better than ever…but I got worse.
This is when I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. I dove deep into my nutrition, I learned about stress and self care, and I went back to school so that I could become credentialed and qualified to do what I do now. I help others who have a same but different kind of story mine. I help people short-cut their frustrating fatigue and feelings of hopelessness and help get them back to optimal health so they can feel and function their absolute best!
I’d love to do the same for you. It was possible for me and I know it can be for you, too.