I’m glad you're here because I understand how it feels to be frustrated about not feeling well, and not being able to figure out why.
Like you, I’ve been to doctor after doctor, trying to ‘treat’ what was wrong with me, and nothing was working. Lab tests were even normal, I ate healthy food, exercised, did everything I was supposed to be doing, yet I knew something was wrong, because I didn’t feel well and my body just seemed to be deteriorating.
Finally, I figured out the problem. I was being treated for various symptoms, but the underlying problem was still there, festering, and continuing to wreak havoc on my body. No one was trying to determine WHY this was happening to me.
Once I began addressing WHY I wasn’t feeling well, instead of just focusing on the outward symptoms, things significantly improved.
For more than 15 years, I could not leave my house (thankfully I was working from home) after eating lunch because I’d experience horrible issues with IBS-D.
Diarrhea, gas, bloating, depression and anxiety, brain fog, insomnia, a stressful career (a big part of my healing was removing myself from that environment, and venturing out on my own to focus full time on my passion and career as a clinical nutritionist in 2017)… all led to my severe need to control something, anything, which turned into controlling what I ate.
Not to mention I was afraid to eat because every time I did, I’d experience gut issues, and literally not be able to leave the house for hours after a meal, and it went on for so long, it even seemed normal to me, this was my routine and my life.
In June of 2016, I thought I had a horrible flu. The urgent care doctor looked at me, and the pieces started to fall together… I was down to 98 pounds. My body was literally starving.
Talk about a wake up call. It was time to change. Time to change the way I took care of my body (I clearly completely had been neglecting taking care of myself while working to help others, talk about a wake up call), and time to change how I managed my health.
Enter the functional medicine approach to health. I have been able to identify and address underlying issues that were plaguing me all these years, and you know what, I CAN GO OUT TO LUNCH AND NOT PANIC THAT I’M GOING TO NEED TO BE NEAR A BATHROOM 30 minutes to 1 hour later (it was like clockwork).
I no longer need to schedule my food intake around my life activities. I literally would just not eat because I didn’t want to for fear of the outcome, and didn’t have time to end up in the bathroom for hours.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I admit not every day is perfect, far from it.
There are aspects of it all that I will need to work on likely for the rest of my life.
Healing is a process and often physical healing takes place more quickly than mental and emotional healing. Time heals ALL wounds.
Patience and persistence with protocols, and with ourselves as we navigate the muddy waters of healing are integral parts of the process.
It's messy, it's uncomfortable, and it's scary. It's also worth the benefits a billion times over.
This is why I understand what you are going through, whether it’s gut issues or any other issue that hasn’t been resolved, because no one is looking for the WHY.
No one is addressing your health issues by taking into account your mind, body and spirit. A holistic approach is needed.
I’m a bulldog detective and use my strong knowledge of biochemistry and nutrition to tirelessly research and connect the dots to determine WHY.
I've also been in your shoes, and I understand the emotional, mental and spiritual components involved.
You don’t have to do this alone anymore. I can help. My personal journey gives me a deep level of compassion and empathy for what you are going through.
My path in life is to help you, because I know how.
As a team, we can fill in the blanks and determine the root cause of your problems, and develop a plan to help you reach your health and wellness goals.
If you’re ready to start getting the help you need, schedule your 30 minute strategy session with me.
During our session we will talk about your health challenges, and the clues that have been overlooked to find the root cause of your problems. After our session, you'll have an understanding of how you can start to put the pieces of your health back together. We’ll also determine if I’m the right person for you to work with on a deeper level to finally heal your body, and discuss how that works.
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I'm looking forward to talking to you, and learning how I can help you reach your health and wellness goals!
"Your nutritional needs are as unique as your fingerprint, and they are dictated by your individual biochemistry. As a functional and clinical nutritionist, I can help you interpret your body's nutrient needs and customize a plan to reach your health and wellness goals. This is personalized nutrition."
-Jennifer Caryn Brand, MPH, MS, CNS, Clinical Nutritionist
Wishing you a delicious weekend!
Functional and Clinical Nutritionist
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