Addressing the root cause of illness and imbalance
I know from personal experience what it means to struggle with chronic illness, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. Whether you are affected by an illness or are feeling out of balance, targeted nutritional therapy can help tremendously.
Are you or a family member feeling stuck or out of balance? If so, it may be for a solid action plan to restore your body to health and vitality. I can support you in making this action plan. Problems such as insomnia, eczema, migraines, ADHD, anxiety, PMS, acne, autoimmune issues, digestive disorders, weight imbalances, osteoprorosis, fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome are among the conditions I work with on a regular basis.
My approach to chronic illness
When I work with people experiencing symptoms of illness and imbalance, I take a careful look at the health history and family history. This allows me to address two basic questions. The first is “What caused the symptom or symptoms?” and the second is “What can we do to clear or relieve the symptom(s)?”
For me, each piece of information the client provides during the consultations is a potential opening into further questions to learn more about the symptom, its possible origins, its evolution over time and its connection with other aspects relating to the client’s health history.
I work with a model that can be likened to a chain. This chain has various interconnected pieces. These include family history, epigenetics and genetics, environmental exposures, nutritional deficiencies, food and environmental sensitivities, lifestyle factors and other aggravating issues.
You may also want to reset your health appropriately at certain key moments in life if you have a chronic illness. A targeted functional health reset can work wonders prior to conception or after breastfeeding. Additionally, if you are preparing for or recovering from some types of medical or dental treatment, it makes sense to address your unique health needs. These include vaccines, chemotherapy, anesthesia and amalgam removal.
Restore your health and vitality
I approach illness and imbalance from the most gentle and common-sense perspective possible. This means providing you with a tool kit to restore balance in accordance your current situation. My vast kit includes nutrition, supplement and lifestyle recommendations, resources for stress management, and further testing as appropriate.
When appropriate, I offer hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) services as a tool to aid in nutritional balancing and assessing for exposure to toxic metals, such as mercury, lead, arsenic and aluminum. Unfortunately, these are a common aggravating factor in many people with chronic illness. A properly interpreted HTMA offers information about imbalances and toxicities. My approach to nutritional therapy focuses on gentle rebalancing.
Detoxification is one of the most used and least understood terms in discussions about health. Do you feel like you need to cleanse or detoxify? Need to press the reset button? Under ideal conditions, our bodies automatically rebalance, reset and restore. Detoxification happens when we eat nourishing foods, rest, relax and sleep. Sometimes, however, imbalances, dysfunction and illness can disrupt the natural cycles. This can make it harder for the body to renew, revitalize and detoxify.
Good questions lead to good answers
Have you ever worked with a health provider who just couldn’t figure you out? I can’t count the number of times when doctors treated me like a medical mystery! Many practitioners aren’t sufficiently well-versed in taking a full client history to make connections and understand the root causes of complex symptom patterns. My job is to ask questions to understand, dig deeper, connect the dots and understand the full picture to the best of my ability so we can come up with an effective plan for you.
I ask questions about your past and present nutrition, level of physical and emotional stress, illnesses, medications, environmental exposures, sleep and quality of life. As I gather more information, I ask more questions and remain curious about possible causes and connections.
Personalized nutrition and lifestyle support
So, do you need support through your journey to restore health? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complimentary 30-minute consultation so we can discuss your needs and assess whether I am a good match.
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