This is Why

I know firsthand how diet and exercise can heal. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in the spring of 2014. When I was told my diet had nothing to do with my “condition” and that I’d need to start biologic drugs to reach remission, I refused, and set out to find ways to heal myself without using medicine. 

I started seeing a naturopath and he and I worked together using an elimination diet and supplementation. I have followed a dairy free, gluten free and egg free diet since then and I have managed to reach, and stay, in remission for several years with only minor flares (mostly brought on by stress).

Fast forward to the fall of 2017 and my then 49 year old brother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I wanted to help my brother alter his diet in conjunction with his cancer therapy but he thought I was crazy, that diet couldn’t help him. 

My brother’s cancer was very aggressive and he passed away in August 2018 at the age of 50. Just before he passed he said to me, “now I know why you eat the way you do.” I’ve thought about that conversation almost daily since then. 

I’m now 50 years old and I feel better than I ever have. I love learning about health and fitness; I’m always trying to improve. I work with others who want to improve their health, who want to feel better, who want to thrive and are open to learning how nutrition can be a game changer. Much of my decision to become certified and provide health coaching services is in honor of my brother. I like to think he’s  looking over my shoulder, proud of the work I am doing.

I am continuing to learn and evolve as a coach and I am excited to partner with anyone who is interested in making lasting changes to their health. If you’re ready to get started, let’s talk! 

Live well and thrive!