If you’ve been following me for any time at all, you have probably noticed I’m super passionate about natural health and wellness. I decided to take that passion one step further, and just recently enrolled with the largest nutrition school in the world – Integrative Nutrition!
I’m studying to be a health coach because my own health transformation (which is a daily work in progress) has inspired me to encourage others. Whole-food based nutrition and natural lifestyle changes have quite literally changed my life for the better, and I get so fired up about talking with others about nutrition and natural approaches to health. So why wouldn’t I share what I’m most passionate about?
As I’ve been sharing my story over the past year, I have seen that SO MANY Americans are struggling with similar health issues that I have experienced. So today I wanted to reflect on where my passion started in the first place.
The comparison photo doesn’t show it all, however eyes have a way of portraying a few things well: health being one. The picture on the left is a flashback to two years ago, where my daily norm included headaches, fogginess, zero energy, digestive issues, occasional allergic reactions/ itchy hives, general sick feeling, inability to lose weight… I thought all of these things were just normal adulthood problems, and that I just needed to grow up and DEAL. 😐
So what happened?
For those of you who are new here and are reading about my health journey for the first time, these things eventually got worse, and I KNEW something inside me wasn’t working right. Several doctors said I was fine and prescribed steroids for the random “allergic hive-like reactions” and said the other symptoms just happened sometimes 🤷🏻♀️. Long story short- at a routine physical, my PCP noticed my thyroid was very enlarged, and presumed that hypothyroidism was the source of these issues. Fast forward to a visit with an endocrinologist- prognosis: Hashimoto’s, the autoimmune thyroid disease.
Moving on to today
A light bulb went off in my head after hearing a gloomy prognosis, and the following realization prompted my next steps… 🙌: we were not created to be mediocre, to be miserable and muddle through our days. This mindset caused me to work HARD the past two years researching the thyroid, finding a naturopath who understands autoimmunity, making lifestyle changes to put this disease into remission (yes, it’s possible!), and doing everything I can to improve my health. I didn’t settle for a pill (or 5), I demanded more. 🙅🏻♀️
Here I am today (picture on the right), STILL learning, growing, and implementing more lifestyle changes so that I can be my best, live fully, and THRIVE as we were intended to. I’m energetic, glowing, chasing my dreams, and savoring every moment of this beautiful life with those I love. I’m finally able to be present and happy. It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my own health journey, but it’s important to me to share my WHY.
✨✨✨I encourage you today friend, there’s nothing more empowering than taking control over your own health. YOU have the power to educate yourself, to partner with someone who can help you identify the ROOT CAUSE of your health issues, to heal your body, and take back your life.
Don’t be a victim of your symptoms; you are worthy of taking control over your own healthy and wellness. 💟
Sending love & abundance,