MY HOLISTIC HEALTH RECOVERY
For the first quarter century of my life, I was the perpetual patient—endlessly scoped, scanned, poked, prodded, and saddled with an ever-expanding inventory of diagnoses, which was finally confirmed to include multiple autoimmune conditions and dysautonomia. Despite being subjected to invasive medical procedures, exhausting all the pharmaceutical remedies conventional medicine offered, and being referred through a revolving door of reputed specialists at the most prestigious institutions, my condition continued to deteriorate.
My intuition told me there had to be a better way. Once I immersed myself in research, became my own health advocate, self- experimented, and adopted healing strategies in the realms of integrative medicine and nutritional therapy, I began to experience tangible improvements and eventually tapered from my pharmaceutical drugs, replacing the deleterious pill-for-every-ill, symptom suppressive approach that predominates in biomedicine with the bio-individualized, therapeutic partnership and root-cause resolution paradigm embraced by functional medicine.
A customized dietary protocol, targeted supplementation, and mind-body therapies enabled my dramatic recovery, as did addressing root causes of dysfunction, including micronutrient deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction, sex hormone imbalances, dysbiosis, stealth infections, blood sugar dysregulation, and aberrant mitochondrial function. Confronting my chronic, inflammatory diseases through nutritional interventions and by identifying the functional medicine antecedents, triggers, and mediators in particular produced such a dramatic metamorphosis in my own life that I became motivated to become a nutritional practitioner in order to help others re-claim agency in their health care and recapture vitality.
Instead of surrending their healing power to a paternalistic and patriarchal medical establishment, I aspire to empower others to seize agency in their health care, and to witness the transformative potential of whole foods nutrition. My mission is to educate those suffering from chronic illness about evidence-based, empirically rooted holistic and intuitive healing modalities and to motivate adoption of food-as-medicine strategies for wellness.
Therapeutic nutrition and personalized functional medicine strategies---coming soon!
Science-based holistic remedies for autoimmune disease, dysautonomia, Lyme disease, and other chronic, inflammatory illnesses.
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