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I'm a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, affectionately known as “The Gallbladder Guru."
I help those that are dealing with gallstones, gallbladder and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease navigate the many options they have to help them find their new norm.
After many years of dealing with pains and issues of various kinds, I was finally diagnosed, in 2015, with 24 gallstones (4 the size of marbles).
I had a terrible attack, so bad that the pains went from my right side and shoulder and moved into the left side of my body leaving me and my emergency room doctor thinking it was a stroke! All the while on vacation several states from home and dare I say, it terrified me and my family! After the diagnosis and visiting a naturopath I was asked if I would like to try and flush the stones out. I had no idea of the physiology of the liver and biliary system (bile ducts, gallbladder and such). So I said sure lets do this! Sadly a few days after drinking a week's worth of apple juice and herbs, I drank the flush recipe of Epsom salts, and finally the olive oil and grapefruit juice combination. YUCK!!!
I passed what I thought were stones (lots of various size globules of green) and the following day felt great. However the next day, and days thereafter, I became increasingly ill and began hurting nonstop. After three weeks of this I had to have emergency surgery and found I had a stone in the bile duct that literally plugged up my biliary system causing pancreatitis, gangrene gallbladder, swollen spleen and other issues. I was also diagnosed with fatty liver at the same time. So I learned a very valuable lesson that when the gallbladder is causing issues, just getting it removed and beginning to live again was a real, viable option.
After emergency surgery in April of 2015 and taking some time to heal, I found I had digestive issues that included diarrhea and other unpleasant experiences. In my mind, there had to be a better way to heal. Other than using Imodium AD or other meds to try and control my digestive tract I kept pursuing the knowledge and education of how my body worked, how my digestion worked and what I could DO to make an impact for the better.
At my lowest I found my body was very low in fat soluble vitamins, fatty acids, and minerals that needed to be finely processed to be utilized. That’s when I found Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid (TUDCA). I had a remarkable turn around in my digestion and life! I could actually LIVE again!
I am a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, with a Masters in Medical Sciences and over a decade of experience in the preventative and regenerative medicine space. I use holistic and functional health principles, and a multi-prong approach so you can:
- Discover the right foods your body needs to function at its potential
- Uncover hidden healing opportunities to reach your ideal health and weight
- Learn how to tune into your body and give it what it needs in order for you to be the very best version of you.
I will draw on my past experience and share my expertise when it comes to creating the happier, healthier life you desire. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to your diet and health needs. As I frequently say “you’re unique and therefore your diet should be too.” As your Health Coach, I will equip you with the tools, understanding and life changing steps needed to reach optimal wellbeing. I will help you restore and rebuild your energy, performance and health.
Simply put: Health is the relationship between you and your body AND mind.
If you’re tired of being tired all the time, don’t feel like yourself in your own skin and suspect that something ‘just isn’t right’ with your body but can’t find the right doctor or practitioner that meets all your needs, I am here to help! I’d love to chat more and see how I can support and empower you to take control of your health!