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I am a proud graduate of Hawthorn University’s Certified Nutrition Consultant program and a graduate of The Institute of the Psychology of Eating, as a Certified Psychology of Eating Coach. I offer in Studio, Phone or Web Integrative Health Coaching sessions. A current member of the NANP (National Association of Nutrition Professionals) I am also a Certified Transformational Health Coach. (TCM). I have spent rigorious years studying, training and preparing to assist and guide you with your nutritional health needs. I use a combination of evaluation, stress release and Integrative Coaching Methods to have you shifting back to your best feeling self.
As a long term Sufferer and Survivor of Crohn’s Disease (35 years!), I have first hand experience of what it is to live in a body that is just not functioning well. Years of life threatning level disease, multiple surgeries and too long of running in circles, I finally look and feel like the person I always dreamed I could be. I have tried every single Western Medicine, Homeopathic, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nutritional Advice there is to offer. Each of us is a moving target when it comes to our health and nutrition. No one regime will work for any one person forever. Trust me, I have been there and done that. My methods are to move you into what works best for you and have you aware of when those stop working. We work specifically with what your doctor is advising and offer information to make your visits with your M.D. or licensed medical practitioner successful for your particular case. I work with a combination of Western and Eastern Medicine in what is termed Integrative Medicine.
I am currently in the process of writing a book titled “The Crohn’s Connection” about my journey from physical disintegration, to what I feel is complete health for me. It took a long time and many years of suffering to be able to say–I am no longer manifesting the same complaints I did in years past and in long term remission. I hate that word remission btw, it feels so–temporary–like waiting for the other shoe to drop. Cure does not feel good either–it feels shaming to my family of friends who still suffer horribly each day. I am looking for a word in between cure and remission–and I guess it is that I am able to live the life that I love–but still have occasional grumbles to still qualify me to be in the club. Don’t get me wrong…I still have mechanical issues, that plague me from time to time (The lovely obstructions, narrowing, scar tissue, a few bouts here and there with tummy aches and loo visits) but all in all, I operate from a pretty comfortable place. Crohn’s is a very complicated disease that in my opinion can start as one thing…and spiral into many offshoots of body functions deteriorating.
I believe in your health, and I believe in you.