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I’m a certified Endometriosis Integrative Care Expert, Advocate, health and wellness professional, and wife to an amazing husband.
I’m passionate about helping you by sharing all that I’ve uncovered when healing from endometriosis myself. I take an integrative, holistic and lifestyle medicine and faith-based perspective for helping the body heal. My journey involved each of these components which I see as critical. The faith-based piece was critical for me to adhere to my conscience when deciding on treatments, healing modalities, and consulting with certain healers, and believing that ultimately true healing is a gift from God.
I was diagnosed with suspected stage IV endometriosis over eight years ago. During my quest to heal as naturally as possible and find the root cause, I learned so much about my body and ways to support my healing.
Endometriosis impacted my life is so many ways: professionally, in interpersonal relationships, financially, spiritually, emotionally, and of course physically. I went through every diet, fitness plan, stress management plan, supplement and prescription for rest. I read everything I could research on my own and consulted so many different health care professionals for help. I encountered great spiritual desolation and clung to my faith to get me through. Finally, after a pain relapse which I attribute to a great period of high stress, I sought help with surgery and the post-surgery issues that arose. I’ve learned an incredible amount and have lived pain free for several years…something I wasn’t sure was possible.
No one told me over the years ago how my hormones, thyroid, iron levels, inflammation, immune system function, fatigue, brain fog, stress, trauma, mood issues, bloated tummy and loads of other symptoms were all linked with endometriosis much less that anything could really be done to help me get to a root cause; that is, until I stepped into the realm of integrative medicine. I finally found ‘my people’ who not only understood me and all of these symptoms, and also took it to another level of healing through their own intensive research. For these mentors I will be forever grateful. Feeling like the veil has lifted has been incredibly confirming.
Recovery is possible. What frustrates me is how hard good healthcare is to come by and how long it took me to find it. I wish I had known what I know now 25 years ago. Though, the tide is changing. Huge amounts of research on endometriosis has come out in the last 2-3 years. And with it, new less invasive ways for women to heal and more careful instruction on what good healthcare looks like when it needs to be invasive.
While the journey has taught me so much, I’ve continued investing in my education to quench my thirst for answers. While I hold Bachelors of Science and Masters degrees, I’ve gained coursework certification for knowledge in the following areas approved by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching for Integrative Medicine:
- Endometriosis from a bio-psycho-social model, systems biology and “beyond functional medicine” approach to understanding and addressing endometriosis and associated chronic pelvic pain conditions.
- Integrative principles related to helping endometriosis from functional nutrition, functional medicine, health coaching, systems biology, and patient-centered care.
- Modalities for healing and wellness
- Gut Dysbiosis and Women’s Health
- Optimal Fertility
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Gluten and Women’s Health
- Therapeutic Diets that Influence Cancer Metabolism
- Hormone Balance
- Endometriosis and the Gut Microbiome
- Perimenopause and Weight Gain
- Integrative Lifestyle Medicine
- Female Athlete Wellness
- Post Birth Control Syndrome
- Eptein Barr Virus
- Yeast and Chronic Pain
- Toxic Environments and Environmental Pollution on the Biological Systems
The purpose of this site is to: help you understand cutting-edge research on holistic, lifestyle and integrative medicine for endometriosis, reach your health goals faster,
and knock down roadblocks that may now be in your way.
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Wishing you light and life,