Hello, here is a little bit of information about my personal nutrition story and how I came to be a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ and Culinary Nutrition Expert.
Holistic nutrition is a huge part of my life these days, but that wasn’t always the case. By the age of thirty, I’d already had a pretty successful career working with a financial institution. While this may seem like a polar opposite pursuit, the common thread is that of helping people. Before, I was helping people with their money choices and challenges. Now I’m helping people with their nutritional, spiritual and lifestyle choices and challenges.
I actually really enjoyed banking, but towards the end of my time in that job, I was tired, anemic, nutrient deficient, lacking energy, overweight and constantly constipated. I had digestive issues, was stressed and anxious, and was eventually diagnosed with a massive uterine fibroid tumor, making me look about four months pregnant (yes, it was that big) and leaving me with a very poor quality of life. Not only did I have a honeydew melon-sized mass growing inside my lady parts and squeezing the good out of my other internal organs; I also had a cyst on one of my ovaries and one in my breast. My hormones were running amok!
Something had to be done, but despite my best efforts to seek help and advice about treating my conditions, the fibroid just kept on growing. It was out of control and too dangerous to wait any longer. I was left with no choice but to undergo surgery to have the fibroid – and along with it, my uterus – removed. I couldn’t believe it! How could somebody still in their 20’s find herself being forced to get a hysterectomy? I was so frustrated and afraid.
So I made a vow to myself: No more surgeries to remove any body parts, thank you very much! This resonated all the more because my family history was littered with such surgeries. The writing was on the wall, and it certainly had my attention (a melon-sized mass growing inside you will have that effect!) It was a huge wake-up call and set me on a mission to find out what I could do to help myself live a healthy, vibrant and (hopefully) surgery-free life.
I decided that once my surgery was out of the way and my recovery complete, I would start living life to the fullest. I would change my career and focus all my energy and efforts on my new passion. I would follow my heart, become a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ and spend my time truly helping others.
On a personal level, these choices and this wholly new lifestyle have had dramatic positive effects. In this new life, I have seen my cysts disappear, my energy levels skyrocket, and my nutrient deficiencies disappear. I have shed the excess weight and no longer suffer from the digestive issues I had before. My stress levels have leveled out to something more akin to normality, my anxiety has decreased, and I’m able to come at everyday challenges with vim and vigour. Life, in short, is great!
Wishing you well on your journey of happiness and health!
In love and health,