TIRED OF FEELING TIRED AND OVERWHELMED?
We live in a stressful world. No one is exempt from it. Whether it's physical, emotional, financial, relational or chemical stress, our bodies all perceive it as stress.
WHEN THE DOCTOR SAY EVERYTHING LOOKS FINE.... BUT IT DOESN'T FEEL FINE.
Have you ever left an appoint after reviewing some results that were all "normal" but in your gut you knew that they were anything but "normal"? It's that defeated, confused feeling of wondering if all the things you are feeling are in your head. And feeling lost with not knowing what to do next.
You are not alone. So many people experience this. Not because doctors aren't there to help you. They are there to treat diseases and to spring into action when your results are in the disease ranges. They aren't there to be proactive and help you find root causes and see patterns of what's going on in your body.
That's where I come in. As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, I am trained to do functional testing to find hidden stressors that are contributing to the health chaos you are having. This means I work with you to be proactive and comprehensive to find patterns and root causes as to why you aren't feeling well.
Let's take a look at one of these functional tests: basic blood labs.
Basic blood labs are generally compromised of a Complete Metabolic Panel, a Lipid Panel and a Complete Blood Count. These will give you an idea of how your liver, kidneys, adrenals and immune system are functioning. It can also give insight into electrolyte balance, gut health and cholesterol.
Conventional lab ranges are based on a bell curve distribution of test results. What this means is conventional ranges are based off the "normal" person and those ranges get wider and wider as the population gets sicker and sicker. Optimal ranges are based off of what is best for optimal health.
I look at the optimal range for each marker to find patterns that point to imbalances in the body. This can give direction and insight into further functional testing recommendations and confirm the things that you've already been suspicious of. And help you know that what you are feeling isn't all in your head.
This is not intended for medical advice, to diagnosis or treat.
TIRED OF PLAYING GUESS AND CHECK WITH YOUR HEALTH?
So often when we have a problem, we do what we do best- try to figure it out on our own. Sometimes that's effective and sometimes it's not. When it comes to our health, often it's not just one thing that is causing us to feel bad. It's a multitude of things.
Trial and error is a costly road. We try something for awhile and if we don't see results, we feel like it doesn't work. And it's money that's been spent without getting answers. Maybe it's a piece to the puzzle but there are multiple things that all add up to us not feeling well.
TEST DON'T GUESS
Stop guessing and start testing.
I am excited to now offer a multitude of functional testing options to identify hidden stressors in hormones, immune, digestion, energy, liver health and detoxification.
Together with these specialized tests and a comprehensive personal health assessment, I can help you create a personalized program to address the metabolic chaos and get you on a path of wellness and wholeness!
HEADACHES- WHAT THEY ARE TELLING YOU.
We've all probably had a headache a time or two in our lives. Maybe some more often than others. They can be frustrating, annoying and even sometimes debilitating. But all headaches are our bodies way of communicating that something isn't right.
Let's consider some of the messages our bodies may be communicating to us through headaches.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Our bodies are complex and often there is more than one cause for persistent headaches. If these simple suggestions don't get you the results you want, it might be time to dig deeper.
I offer a Personalized Wellness Program that consists of a comprehensive personal health assessment, specialized testing and regular check ins over the course of six month to create a custom wellness plan.
For those of you who are frustrated with the guess and check approach and not getting the results you want, this will give you data to uncover root causes and find a solution that makes a difference!
Hormone Challenges? Uncover the Root Cause!
Are you tired of feeling yucky and searching for answers to fix your hormone challenges? Has your journey been full of trial and error and sorting through the many voices out there? I know how frustrating this can be!
Everyone deserves to have someone who listens, cares and is trustworthy to guide them to answers and results! I am here to teach, educate and support you to have the health you desire.
One of the major root causes for hormone imbalances is mineral deficiencies. Minerals are the spark plugs of our bodies. They make our cells run and are the foundation on which our body works. Because so much of the endocrine system depends on minerals, when you have better mineral balance you have better functioning hormones.
An HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) is a functional test that shows stored minerals in the tissue and reveals excess or deficiencies of both macro and micro minerals.
The difference between a HTMA and a blood lab test is that a blood test only shows levels circulating in the blood where a HTMA shows what is stored. Often excess minerals are stored in the tissues to protect our bodies from excess levels.
Why get an HTMA? Because it gives you information about:
Why I love this test:
How it works:
5 Reasons You Need a Health Coach
1-Awareness- You can't change what you don't know! Being aware of who you are, how your body feels and what is normal can create powerful awareness to start in the right direction of better health and wellness!
Through education, I will help bring awareness to what your body needs and what is normal to give you the tools to make the changes you need to.
2-Accountability- Have you ever committed to making a change in your life? Like New Year's resolutions, to stop eating dessert or to exercise every day? How long did you make it?
The problem is that our will power isn't strong enough when we try to do things on our own. When we really want to make a change in our lives, the power of having someone joining us on the journey can't be underestimated! In our monthly consultations, we will review your goals, explore the barriers to progress and make a plan that you can stick to.
3-Education- Understanding how the body works exposes root causes to health challenges. I provide you with education regarding your specific health concern to help you understand what changes will be helpful and why they are needed.
4-Encouragement- I don't know about you but I love to have people acknowledge my efforts and progress! Especially when it's something I have really been working to change.
The power of positive words is incredible! Every month, we will celebrate the things that are improving and the efforts that you are making to help you stay motivated to keep going.
5-Improved Health- To feel better. That's what we all want, right? No matter the concern, using a personalized approach we will use specific supplements and tailored plans for lifestyle changes to create better health to become the person you were meant to be!
If you are ready to optimize your health and heal your body, contact me to schedule a free call to discuss my natural approach to restoring your body to what it was meant to be!
It IS possible to have happy hormones! Yes, I know many of you are thinking that you have been dealing with this for years but it is possible! And not just by masking the issues but by really getting to the root causes.
What it requires is a holistic approach to your hormones with a focus on these areas. Using these, I have been able to help myself and my clients find balance with their hormones. All it takes is a commitment to your health and proper coaching along the way.
Sleep- This is when the body detoxes, heals and recharges. If you aren't sleeping well, your body can't do what it needs to do.
Stress- Stress is a huge player with hormones. You can do all the other things right but if you don't manage your stress, you won't be able to achieve the results you want.
Improve Gut Health- This is where it all starts. If you aren't absorbing nutrients or your gut is inflamed, it's hard to make progress with your hormones
Balance Blood Sugar- Insulin plays a key role in hormone levels as well as weight management.
Reduce Toxins- Many toxins are endocrine disruptors, meaning they interrupt the hormone function in our bodies. It's essential to remove them from your body and your environment.
Nutrition- If your body doesn't have the minerals and vitamins it needs, the body systems can't function like they should. Nutrients are the building blocks for hormone function and production.
Would you like to get started with me to change your hormones? I offer several options for coaching you with your health.
3 month plan- A Whole Body Reset
6 month plan- Personalized Wellness Plan
Today I would like to share about some of my favorite essential oils to support hormones. While hormones is a broad and complex topic and effects so many areas of our lives, I'll give you a few tips for where to begin.
Stress- Yes, our hormones are responsible for our stress levels. And how we manage stress effects our hormone health.
Sleep- Our sleep is regulated by our hormones and when we get deep, restful sleep it balances our hormones!
Weight- There are many factors to consider with weight but curbing cravings is a great place to begin!
Menstrual Cycle Regulation- This is what most of us think of when we think of hormones- progesterone, estrogen and testosterone balance.
As women, hormones affect all aspects of our daily lives. And when they are out of whack, we feel less than optimal. But the good news is, you don't have to live like that! That's my passion!
If you are tired of feeling run down, moody, carrying extra weight or not sleeping, I would love to connect with you and help you discover what needs supported and balanced in your life! Together we will do some testing to see where you are at, create a personal plan and some lifestyle changes that will make all the difference in the world for you!
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Spring is the perfect time to detox! Your body is already naturally detoxing to help it move from winter to spring.
But why do we need to detox? Overtime we pick up toxins from our environment in the air, the chemicals added to the ground, food and products we use and from the things we put on our bodies.
Toxins disrupt our hormone balance, contribute to inflammation, digestion & respiratory problems, weight gain and poor sleep to name a few.
What is the best detox for you?
If this seems overwhelming, contact me and I would be happy to customize a detox plan for you!
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