I spent a lot of my early life feeling ill, having menstrual issues, pain, migraines, sinus issues, asthma and all kinds of allergies. And until my late 20’s I didn’t think anything was wrong. I thought what I felt was normal because I didn't know anything else about what it meant to feel healthy.
I began to feel really sick as my Masters program was coming to an end. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get better, and couldn’t find what was wrong. I ALWAYS felt better after going back to the Ayurvedic diet and herbal concoctions I grew up with, but after I turned 30, that wasn’t enough. I’d get sick shortly after I started eating “regular” food again.
For more than a year my mentor begged me to clean up my diet, cut out processed sugar and start getting regular treatment. My diet wasn't "bad" but what he was seeing was a deeper issue. It took a while but I finally decided to start the healing process. It became an empowering moment. I discovered I what was wrong and the fix was rooted in my diet and lifestyle. I was taking courses for my Doctorate at the time and with that knowledge of functional medicine and nutrition, I put together a program for myself that combined what I knew about treating hormonal imbalances, fertility health, mental health, and gut issues, and how they were all connected with ancient diets, philosophy, acupuncture, herbal medicine and self care practices.
The healing process took a lot of planning, and research, but also changing and shifting what I knew about my personal health. There was emotional work that I needed to do to make those changes in my life. I didn’t realize how my mental health had been impacted by my physical health, or the depression and anxiety feedback cycle that I was in. Acupuncture provided me with a point of connection as I made big changes and Herbal Therapy provided grounding and nourishment. I couldn’t do it alone and having people in my corner was so important.
What I also learned through that process is that I LOVE helping others. Since 2015 I have been helping people figure out where the imbalance lies, and planning out what changes are necessary to get them back to their best lives. I love collaborating and creating a healing experience that we both participate in and I love watching you thrive.
Through healing myself I have become the practitioner I wish I had through my own health journey and I would be more than honored to help you on yours.
To learn more about my background and education click here.