B.Ed., C.H.N.C, NNCP, FNC, CKC, CNE
Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ | Natural Nutrition – Clinical Practitioner | Functional Nutrition Coach | Certified Keto Health Coach | Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert | Watt Works Nutrition C.E.O. | Wife to a Supportive and Amazing Husband | Mother to Four Outstanding Adult Sons | Lifestyle and Nutrition Cheerleader | Lifelong Learner
“Healthy is an outfit that looks different on everyone.” ~ Unknown
I LOVE learning! As I have continued on this journey of nutrition, I have delved into webinars, courses and numerous books to keep current and knowledgable in this ever-changing field.
A couple of years ago, one of my sons challenged me on fasting and the ketogenic lifestyle. At first, I rejected it because both were contrary to what I had been taught in school. But I decided that if it was worth asking about, it was worth figuring out where it fit my paradigm of nutrition knowledge. What a journey of learning I embarked on!
My initial interest about eating “the ketogenic way” was peaked a year later when Dr Dale Bredesen wrote about the success of applying a low-carb high-fat eating style with intermittent fasting as a way to reverse or at least slow the onslaught of Alzheimer’s disease. Why did this interest me? My mom had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I was willing to try anything to slow the progression of her precious memories.
The more I dug the more I realized this made sense — reduce carbs and eat only when hungry. Novel idea, right. I know, how do you know if you’re hungry. That’s the catch — until you allow yourself to experience hunger you may never know what it feels like for you.
Anyway, shortly after all this researching, I was tested for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and the test came back positive. With this diagnosis, my time was spent figuring out how I got it, what I could do about it and what my next steps were. Again changing what went in my mouth brought about a reduction in the bloating, distention and gas. Initially I followed a modified SIBO protocol with various herbal antibiotics. Unfortunately, they weren’t bringing about resolution, so off to my family practitioner I did go. I was armed with my research and lot of medical information. With some mild persuasion, I got a prescription for SIBO specific antibiotics for the methane version I had. After a couple of rounds later of the pharmaceutical antibiotics, I decided to go all in with the elemental diet. I used Dr Allison Siebecker’s homemade version for three weeks — I missed eating real solid food so much!
At first, I would have said not much changed. When I started back to eating solid food, I began eating a well-formulated ketogenic protocol as per Maria Emmerich’s suggestions in her books and her website, MariaMindBodyHealth.com. Months later I realized that my symptoms and reactions to problematic foods like dairy and nuts were much less. The change was gradual but my body appears to have started healing itself with these changes.
With these digestive improvements under my belt and Emmerich’s offering a coaching course, I decided to be a part of their first class of keto health coaches. What a journey! I’ve learned so much and continue to do so.
- Are you ready to make changes to transform your wellbeing?
- Do you want to feel better?
- Do you need to reduce your body weight or fat?
- Do you suffer from symptoms like bloating, gas or inflammation?
- Are you wanting to feel amazing in your own skin again?
No matter where you are right now, together we can create a well-formulated protocol that fits your needs and lifestyle. I will coach and encourage you to pick foods that prompt fat loss and optimal health, so you can once again live a full and energetic life. Choosing to go low carb may be exactly what your body needs to begin positive changes. I know it works. I’ve done it.
“We don’t need to create a ‘new’ you – we need to bring you into balance to be your happiest and healthiest self.” ~ Sara Gottfried, MD
My expertise in helping you improve your health and wellbeing, so you can enjoy your life are
- Ketogenic Lifestyle
- Weight and Fat Loss
- Digestion | Food Sensitivities | SIBO
- Brain Support
- Nutrition Coaching
- Menu Planning
- Food and Recipe Preparation
- Lifestyle transformation
My doors are open to you. Together let’s work on the three pillars of amazing wellbeing — food, movement and sleep. Starting here will spill over into improvements in other body systems. What have you got to lose? Nothing but disease and symptoms.
Contact me today at 403-801-5698 or email. I offer complimentary Discovery Chats to figure out if I’m what you need to become the vibrant and vital individual you desire to become.
I am excited to support and coach you in nurturing and nourishing your body, so you can live your best life possible!
Want to know more about what a holistic nutritional consultant can do for you? Check out these posts and watch the video in the side bar:
- Holistic Nutritional Consultant, What’s That?
- Ready for a Change? Hire a Holistic Nutritional Consultant