The power of change
It’s important to realize the power that changing what you eat and what you do can have on your body. For many people, quitting sugar gives them more energy throughout the day, better concentration, and fewer mood swings. People who sleep 8 hours every night feel less stressed and find their brains work better. Others find that when they stop eating grains and dairy they have less joint pain, moodiness, fatigue, and brain-fog. You never know how these changes might help you unless you try it. And that’s what I’m here to help you do: make changes.
In my own life, I have changed what I eat and what I do to follow the Autoimmune Protocol, in order to address my Hashimoto’s Disease. Because it has made amazing changes in the way that I feel, I decided to train as a Functional Health Coach with the Kresser Institute's new ADAPT Health Coach Training program, so that I can help other people make changes and feel well too.
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I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease in April of 2017. I already knew about the Autoimmune Protocol, so I jumped in at the deep end and rearranged my diet within a week of getting my blood tests back. I brought in the lifestyle changes gradually. I felt amazingly better on the Autoimmune Protocol, but still had symptoms I couldn't shift. I finally figured out that I have Histamine Intolerance and after making adjustments for that, I feel much better. I'm still recovering and am sure that I will be for the rest of my life. I keep reminding myself, health is not a destination, it's a journey.
I am glad to call Maine home. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, then went to Bowdoin College in Maine where I majored in Psychology. After college, I went to graduate school in England. I stayed there for 11 years, during which time I married, worked as a researcher and a wedding stationery maker, and had two children. In 2014 I brought my British husband and our 2 kids back to Maine. We love spending time outside and in the snow or the water depending on the time of year.
I'm passionate about local food, and was a farmer's market manager for 2 years. Then for a year and a half I had a small company called Shipwreck Ferments which made fermented vegetables using locally grown produce. It was great fun, but ultimately wasn't a good fit with family life, and I closed it at the end of 2017.
Now, I am excited beyond words to bring together my passions for food, health, psychology, and running a small business together as a health coach.