it’s all about
Lifestyle Exercise Attitude Nutrition*
My enthusiasm for health and wellness began when I was young. From climbing on trees and riding a bike to playing college volleyball, being active has always been in my blood. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation and began my professional career as a P.E. teacher and coach. Though my career path vered, I have always remained active and interested in health.
In 2008, my view on health changed. I began experiencing brain fog, digestive issues, difficulty with sleep, oily skin, and struggled to lose weight despite consistent workouts at the gym. I would sweat for no reason, had tons of energy yet my muscles were shaky when I would lift any amount of weight. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and a goiter. Hyperthyroidism is an autoimmune condition that accelerates the body’s metabolism causing a rapid and irregular heart rate. A goiter is growth of the thyroid gland due to the changes in the thyroid function and lack of iodine in the body. Because no one in my family had experienced issues with their thyroid, I was on a quest to find out the cause of my condition. Nutrition and stress turned out to be a big factor in my diagnosis which led me to learn the ins and outs of gluten/dairy/soy free eating which is now my specialty. I had always followed a low fat diet, which was touted as being healthy in the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s. Through my research and implementation of various changes, I have discovered how to take charge of my overall health through lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition to address the challenges that have come about in mid-life.
Life changes as does our body as we get older. Embracing these changes is what I want to help you do.
I get you and I have been exactly where you are. I am here to support you with sustainable habits that ACTUALLY work.
Please send me a message so we can chat more and get you started on taking your power back so you can feel confident in your health/body.
“Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out.”