IHP2, CECP, CSH
My health crisis began after the brith of my second child, however, looking back the imbalances in my body began when I was a baby. Growing up I struggled with chronic ear infections, persistent strep throat, UTI’s, acid reflux, skin rashes, seasonal allergies, acne, PMS, and chronic constipation. I was prescribed by well meaning doctors, countless rounds of antibiotics, steroids, acid blockers, laxatives, and birth control to help minimize my symptoms. But none of it actually worked.
In high school I noticed unexplainable weight fluctuations, highs and lows in energy, I struggled with acne and skin rashes, PMS, and swollen lymph nodes. After going to a few different doctors, all of whom seemed to unconcerned with my symptoms, I continued on with life and accepted the reality that these symptoms were just my "normal."
After the birth of my second child, my health took a quick turn for disaster. I experienced chronic diarrhea for over 3 years, I was under weight, and completely depleted of nutrition. Not to mention I had zero energy. My body was deteriorating and it was difficult for me to care for my two young boys. This madness had to stop, but how?
I went to countless doctors again (primary care doctors, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, podiatrists, dermatologists, gynecologists). However none of my doctors consulted with each other or listened to symptoms out of their scope of practice. I followed through with all of the recommended procedures, tests, and bloodwork, but I was still left with no answers. My body was failing at the age of 27. I was beyond desperate, depressed, and angry.
Out of an act of desperation I turned to, you guessed it, Google. I discovered an alternative clinic that began answering some of my questions. After years of searching for answers I was finally diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s. I was thrilled to finally have a diagnosis and not be told “everything looks normal here” one more time. I was finally on a long and bumpy path to healing. As I look back, what I was actually doing on this long and bumpy path, was discovering a lifestyle to support my body everyday. This eventually lead me to creating and perfecting the OwnLifestyle I teach to my clients today! More on this later...
Along my journey I also discovered I had leaky gut (because you can't have an autoimmune disease without at least one gut issue), several food allergies, mold toxicity, heavy metal toxicity, parasites, SIBO, congested liver, and adrenal dysfunction. I had it all. Even after my diagnosis, I experienced doctors who did not know how to help me. The tools and knowledge the doctors had simply were not enough. They could only coverup my symptoms for a short time, but eventually the symptoms came back and sometimes even worse than they were before. Example, my full blown acne as a 30 year old woman. (see pictures below)
I was determined to no longer have Hashimoto’s. I refused to take this on as my identity and believe my body was forever "confused." This truth resonated deep in my spirit, my body knew exactly how to heal, I just had to get out of her way. I knew there was a different approach.
I needed to be viewed as a whole person, (mind, soul, and body) instead of individual isolated body parts that have nothing to do with each other. Who could teach me? Who could help? Where do I start? Well, turns out these were harder questions than I had anticipated.
This is when I discovered the approach of combining the best of all forms of medicine, the integration of medicine. With the help of multiple practitioners I was able to remove toxicities, replace my nutritional deficiencies, and rebalance my physical body.
But wait, there was more to healing my body than just removing toxicities and replacing nutritional deficiencies. My spirit needed healing, my mindset needed shifting, my truths challenged, my world needed reordering. It was on this journey, I uncovered my purpose within and discovered the healing power of Divine Reorder through OwnLifestyle.
I dug deeper and discovered the healing power of meditation, yoga, journaling, mindfulness practices, inner child work, emotional release, breath work, sound therapy and more. After I began incorporating these practices into my daily life my body, my mind, and my spirit slowly transitioned into Divine Reorder.
Today I no longer have Hashimoto’s! Doctors will tell you this is not possible, however that was not my truth and it doesn’t have to be yours either. We are divinely created to heal.
While on my OwnHealing journey, I discovered my passion to educate, empower, and encourage women to Divinely reorder their life, heal their physical body, and reorder their soul within. I am so excited to teach you what I have learned so you too can practice OwnLifestyle!
I am a certified Integrative Health Practitioner Level 2, Certified Sound Healer and Emotion Code Practitioner who specializes in helping you create a healing environment within the body, mind, and spirit.
I work with you to remove physical and emotional burdens, replace your nutritional deficiencies, and incorporate OwnLifestyle to Divinely Reorder your body, mind, and spirit.