In May of 2020, I started experiencing GI issues along with brain fog and fatigue. I wasn’t sure what brought it on, but I knew something wasn’t right. After seeing many doctors and having an abundance of lab work done, I was finally diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis in March of 2021. This is an autoimmune disease in which antibodies attack the thyroid. I was put on thyroid medication but was not feeling any better. I knew what I was eating had to be playing a role, So I started researching nutrition and decided to become gluten-free. Gluten in the system mimics the outside of the thyroid tissue and can cause antibodies to attack it. Through my extensive research, I realized that I had a passion for nutrition and using natural ways to heal my body.
In September of 2021, I started the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program through the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. This program combined my love of cooking and my newfound love of nutrition. This gave me all the information that I needed to change my diet and made me realize I wanted to do this forever. So, after attaining my certification in Culinary Nutrition I decided to become a certified nutritionist to help others in similar positions.
Healing takes time and changing your diet can be a difficult thing to stay accountable for on your own. During my journey I saw a nutritionist myself who has helped guide me, keep me attainable, and has even mentored me in becoming a nutritionist. When it comes to your health, it is always important to get help and have someone hold you accountable so you can feel better than you have ever felt before.
What we eat really can be either healing or harming. Our bodies only deserve the best, so we should only give it the best foods. By cutting out the packaged foods and processed sugars, by eating more fruits and veggies, by being gluten and dairy free; I am now feeling better than I ever thought possible. I still have flare ups and issues occasionally, but I now have the tools and knowledge to manage it and stop it in its tracks. I hope to pass the knowledge I have learned on to my future clients to help them achieve their optimal health.
God has provided us with everything we need, It amazes me how nature can be so healing to our bodies. Through my own health journey God has shown me that healing doesn’t just come from medication and modern doctors, while they may help, true healing comes from Him and what He has provided for us.