At the age of 18, a doctor told me my life was over, and gave me 5 years of healthy living. Along with that I had a lengthy CV of symptoms, ranging from bulimia to insomnia to psoriasis to debilitating period pains to a weak immune system, and many places in-between.
The crazy thing?
I thought I was doing okay. I thought these symptoms were just ‘my thing’. Many people have them so I didn’t see them as being anything I could change. It’s amazing what we get used to and accept as normal.
After a succession of illnesses I chose to study natural health rather than ‘guesstimating’ my way through. The concept that what we eat + exercise are only part of the solution, but that our entire lifestyle (physical health, emotional well-being, spirituality, relationships, work, finances) either supports or sabotages our health and happiness was a light-bulb moment for me.
I became a Naturopathic Nutritionist and in the process totally turned my own health and understanding of self-responsibility around. I left my office job, choosing to practice nutrition full time. Years and many adventures later, I added Eating Psychology/MindBody Nutrition and essential oils to my professional tool belt.