About Me & Why Over 40 Health
I have always been curious. I love learning, having fun, and getting work done. I didn't think about health when I was healthy.
At 35, I was running a successful consulting business leading food companies in changes to stay competitive. I was helping people and companies thrive. I loved it! However, the odd, long hours, travel, stress, and poor diet were was affecting my health.
When I was about 40 years old l developed several chronic health issues – prediabetes, hypertension, kidney dysfunction, neuropathy, degenerative back and joint pain, worsening gut dysfunction, and a few other chronic issues. Ugh, yes, it was as bad as it sounds!
I was told that these conditions were common with aging, but there were medications and procedures that would allow me to maintain a decent quality of life for many years. I would be under the care of a few doctors and would need to be seen regularly to manage my conditions as they progressed.
I couldn’t believe my future looked so bleak. I had been planning on moving to an island in the Caribbean. Would that be possible with my rapidly declining health?
I worried that this was the beginning of the long slide I had watched many other family members endure. It terrified me!
For several years my health conditions worsened as predicted and my medications and their side effects increased.
I knew there had to be a better way. With a lot of trial and error while learning all I could about holistic health and wellness, I began to healing myself naturally.
With better nutrition, gut, brain hormone health and many, gradual lifestyle changes I could feel my health improving. My body measures and blood work confirmed it! I eventually got off all medications with normalized bloodwork and NO chronic conditions.
I continue to have improving health markers, energy and look forward to my future, even after finding I have some concerning genetic issues that I have now minimized. Knowing what I know now and having a knowledgeable nutrition consultant/health coach would have made my health changes much easier.
I continue learning, spending at least 20 hours per week studying the latest health science. I am in much better health than I was 20 years ago and am still improving.
To understand how to help others regain health, I completed a clinical Master’s of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition and Health and passed the Board Certification for Nutrition Professionals. I studied and practiced nutrition, stress management, sleep improvement, health coaching, and much more in this 5-year program.
Working directly with clients to build their understanding and provide tools to make far reaching health improvement and help them prevent other chronic diseases is my passion. Diabetes dramatically increases your risks for cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney failure, neuropathy, retinopathy, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Let me help you avoid these terrible diseases.
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With one-on-one coaching it's critical that there is a good fit between us. To find out if we could work well together for you to accomplish your health goals, please contact me. If we're not a good fit, no problem, I'll help you find resources that may work better for you. Above all I want you to regain health, however that works for you!Find Out More