I stand in front of the fridge door crying because I don`t know what to eat anymore. I have entered a new food paradigm alone. I have multiple food sensitivities and digestive distress so intense that every day verges on crisis. I am as they say, sick and tired of being sick and tired and I have a 2-year-old son to take care of.
Fast forward a few years and I’ve lost my gallbladder and weigh 73 lbs. The doctors and specialists I see do not give me a diagnosis rather they ask questions like,"How often do you make yourself throw up?" Not only is this missing the mark, it adds insult to injury.
I work with a Naturopathic doctor, who helps me move forward, yet is unable to provide the dietary focus, coaching and support I need to change my poor addictive eating patterns and overcome the health plateau at which I have settled.
Despite the challenges I face every day related to my health and diet, I slowly begin to understand and accept that although my naturopathic doctor can help bring my imbalanced body systems back into balance, he can not help me manage those systems on a day to day basis. Nobody can do that for me but me. Every food decision I make is a choice between feeling good or feeling bad – period. I enroll in a Natural Nutrition program that enables me to understand the integral part food plays, not only in providing the body with the nutrition it needs to function well, but in providing the information the body needs to be a functional human body!
Today my mind is clear, my belly is no longer bloated. I’m physically fit and active. I eat a real food diet.
Long standing processed carbohydrate cravings are a thing of the past and have been replaced by high quality proteins, healthy fats, and an abundance of plant foods. I eat better tasting food than I ever have in my life and adjust my diet as needed for my specific circumstances. I follow the 80/20 rule of eating. 80% of the time I stick to what I know is best for me and 20% of the time I allow myself to divert.
How I can help you….
I know dietary change is tough! I have been there. I have acted and eaten out of fear, denial, disappointment and hopelessness. I have made every mistake there is to make along my journey and I have come to embrace the new food paradigm that I am in and I am not alone - nor are you!
It is because of this journey that I am able to guide and collaborate with you to create a dietary and lifestyle plan that moves you step by step closer to your goals.
Whether you are dealing with a recent diagnosis or a chronic health challenge, any journey to wellness and optimal health includes a transition to eating real foods. I have walked before on this path and am happy to help you on yours.