Who are We
Post college, to another state many hours away from my family and close friends, along with getting out of a long term relationship, I started suffering from multiple symptoms of anxiety and depression-which of led to poor eating and living habits.
I went to my primary care physician to discuss how I was feeling. I was then prescribed medicine that was supposed to make my depression and anxiety go away, but unfortunately it did exactly the opposite. It exacerbated my chronic issues and left me feeling completely disconnected from the person I once was. In a short one month span, my life had seemingly changed forever.
I quickly threw it away, and started on a journey of self-healing. I became my own health advocate, researching and studying every chance I had. My hard work was paying off and I was slowly beginning to heal – from the foods, supplements, and practices that are freely at our hands every single day. Lifestyle changes, daily affirmations, and unwavering determination is what helped me overcome my health issues. Some of these including GERD/severe acid reflux, anxiety, depression, joint pain, skin issues, and even weight gain despite eating what I thought at the time was “healthy.”
So again, how did I do this? FOOD. Delicious, wholesome food; and supplementing where necessary.
I have studied a multitude of nutritional therapies including food and supplement synergistic combinations and exercise/coaching techniques to help clients with a wide variety of ailments. My studies and teachings include: My extended degree at East Carolina University in Kinesiology and Nutrition, Masters Degree in Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States, and multiple professors from my Functional Medicine program, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, the “father of Functional Medicine;”Dr. Mark Hyman, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine; Dr. Alejandro Junger, Clean Gut; Dr. Terry Wahls, The Wahls Protocol; Dr. Andrew Weil, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health; Dr. Llaila Afrika, African Holistic Health and many more!