Functional Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Herbalist, Certified Health Coach.
As you can see, I love Fall and being outside in nature. I also love talking about health, nutrition and living well.
I have long been interested in and passionate about health and wellness. I taught aerobics and weight lifting as a young adult. After I got married and had children my focused turned more towards nutrition. I read “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon and “The Makers Diet” by Jordan Ruben many years ago and began to change our family’s way of eating based on what I learned.
As with most health coaches, I also started in this field because of my own health challenges. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos when I was 18 and had many years of secondary fertility because of my thyroid issues. My husband and I also suffered adrenal exhaustion due to our many years with behaviorally challenged children. I also suffered with gut health issues and Menieres Disease.
I am happy to say that through gut healing, diet changes, lifestyle changes and the use of specific herbs I no longer suffer with these issues.
As far as my personal life, I have been married to my husband, Steve, for nearly 30 years. We have 18 children, by birth and adoption and I am now also joyfully a Grandma! In addition to health coaching, our family runs a small farm in the Pacific Northwest where we raise pastured pork, grass-fed lamb and in the future, Lord willing, potatoes and lettuce for market. We also raise three breeds of dogs; Great Pyrenees, Golden Retrievers, and Golden Pyrenees.
I love working with families because if one family member is dealing with chronic illness, much of the time the changes that person makes can benefit the whole family. Plus its super important when working on diet and lifestyle that the whole family is on board-this is what loving our families is all about!!
If you or a family member is suffering with chronic illness or just wants to improve your overall health, I would love to hear from you! You can send me a message through the contact form below.