A little bit about me and my journey that brought me here:
I have always had an interest in nutrition and health for as long as I can remember. It started in high school as an athlete and then grew into a passion that changed my life through college and thereafter.I received my Bachelors of Science degree from San Diego State University in Foods and Nutrition in 2008. During this time I worked for several well known weight loss companies, fitness and health camps, state funded health programs…all structured and designed around the western food guide pyramid (Later I would find out how backwards this advice really was). At the time, I intended to pursue a career in dietetics as a dietitian, although after working in the hospital environment seeing patients consume processed, pasteurized and refined foods, I began to understand why people were not getting healthier. My own health challenges at the time were symptoms that I considered “normal”, but I knew deep inside that I did not feel right.
The observations I made from working in these facilities that encouraged a western diet was congruent to what is currently going on in our health as a nation. People are continuing to become more sick from our modern Standard American Diet (SAD) and lifestyle then ever before in history. Modern medicine has yet to make the strong connection with diet and the direct effect it has to our internal eco- system as a major contributing factor to disease.
Becoming frustrated and not receiving any answers about my own health issues, I decided to help myself recover and regain my health. It had been 3 years since my last menstrual cycle, my face was breaking out uncontrollably, my weight was creeping up steadily, I had severe digestive distress, I was constantly cold (even in warm weather) and my hair was falling out in chunks! As a woman, I was devastated and didn’t know what was going on, and the only answer I was receiving from my doctors was antibiotics and birth control!!
I decided to explore other healthcare systems, cultures, and therapies. I moved to Australia, traveled and explored the country as well as New Zealand; it was at this time where I became enlightened. During my travels I gained another perspective on health that started me on my journey to gain the knowledge I so desperately was seeking. I learned from homeopathic doctors, traditional naturopathic doctors, herbalists, energy workers and acupuncturists; I didn’t know theses professions existed, nor could I even begin to comprehend what they did or the amazing positive results their work has proven. I developed a strong passion for this field of holistic/ alternative health and became completely devoted to furthering my education to fit my new found philosophy.
When I returned home to California, I was a new person; focused and motivated. I knew exactly what I wanted and what I was looking for in my life’s work. Not long thereafter, I found the missing link I needed. I received my certification as a Board Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) from the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. (NTA). I now specialize in holistic and functional nutrition, focusing and supporting the body as a whole.
My mission is to educate, support and empower individuals by guiding them through a healing process where they can discover how to restore and manage their health.
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