LET ME START BY SAYING THIS...
I used to be your typical girl. Ate 'healthy-ish', made home made food, always chose lower fat, and blue-menu options that were low in sodium and all that good stuff.
I exercised from time to time, and for the most part was leading a stress-free-ish lifestyle.
I had no health issues, or allergies, I ate what I pleased and didn't think too much of it. I knew eating too much fried food, sugar and bread was 'bad' for me, because, let's face it, they fall into the 'junk food' category.
But all this to say, I never would have expected the biggest wake up call of my life to hit me at the early age of 24.
In 2011, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. For those of you who don't know, UC is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The medical community deems its root cause unknown, and incurable.
While in the hospital, I had lost 20 lbs, was on a boatload of IV steroids and had developed a blood clot in my left leg.
At the time, I was trying to figure out WHY and WHAT was happening to my body and HOW I could get better.
After being on a three-day liquid diet, the first meal the hospital gave me was raw celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, and a few slices of rolled up deli meat.
I thought, "this is CRAZY" when I looked down at the plate of food because all I could think about was "who was in charge here?!"
WHY on earth would my first meal, after being on a three-day liquid diet, be RAW, FIBROUS veggies with some nitrate filled deli meat!?
Even with zero background in nutrition at the time, something just didn't feel quite right.
I knew then and there that I had to take control of how I was going to get better and heal my body.
After that moment, I adopted a new diet, removing all refined sugar, gluten, dairy, additives and preservatives, all while in the hospital.
I began doing my own research and learned quickly how important diet was to a having a healthy gut.
After being released one month later, I was on a series of meds and my quality of life was still sub-par.
I knew I could do better. I was determined to learn how the body worked so I could overcome the dis-ease.
This is when I decided to enroll in school to become a Holistic Nutritionist. It wasn't until about a year later, I was introduced to a BioEnergetic Practitioner who quite literally changed my WHOLE life around.
From the moment I first starting seeing this practitioner, I began to notice massive changes to my health.
Fast forward to today, as a Registered BioEnergetic Practitioner, I am now able to help others who are in similar situations or just want to improve their overall health and be more vibrant version of themselves!