It was 2012 when I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder and told it would take my hearing. Faced with that diagnosis by multiple doctors who never once addressed the root of my illness, I began a number of medications and testings. These left me with strained breathing, poor memory and focus, fatigue that sometimes made it difficult to leave the bed for days, digestive distress, tinnitus and hearing loss.
It was when I was told to begin a regimen of immune-suppressing drugs that I knew it was time to try something new.
I was fortunate enough to find Functional Medicine practitioners who helped me look to the root of my health issues. I began an anti-inflammatory diet that started to relieve some of my symptoms. This helped me develop an interest in food as nourishment and discover the connection between mind, body and spirit.
It has been a long journey but one that has me on the road to recovery.
- Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, Nutrition Therapy Institute, Denver CO (2015)
- Certified Dementia Specialist (2017)