As a lawyer, I didn’t think I would end up devoting years of my life uncovering how to be a healthy, fully functioning human being. I foolishly thought doctors would take care of that for me.
After having my first child (I have 4), I quickly learned that I was in the best position to know what was going on, and that the ten minute office visits to the doctor were not uncovering the root of our issues. By the time my two oldest children were 4 and 2, they had already been on quite a few rounds of antibiotics for unexplained ear infections. Our pediatrician even started taking about surgery for their ears to insert tubes. I had been seeing a holistic/functional physician for years, but for whatever reason it hadn’t occurred to me to take my children to a holistic practitioner as well. I decided to do just that, and she very quickly suggested we try eliminated dairy from their diets. They’re 10 and 12 years old now, and they haven’t had a round of antibiotics since that day.
I became so fascinated with using food and supplements as medicine that I changed careers and became a health coach, then eventually a functional diagnostic nutritionist (FDN). My skills from being a medical malpractice attorney still help me out tremendously, as it was then that I learned how to conduct medical research, decipher case studies, and apply that information is an easily understandable and accessible way.
We’ve tackled mold illness, thyroid disease (Hashimoto), parasites, heavy metal toxicity, leaky gut and more – all without traditional medicine. We came out stronger -not weaker. We addressed our issues by eradicating the actual problems rather than treating symptoms. I know that sounds like a lot of health issues, but most of us have them, I just know what to look for and address it before it becomes chronic.
We are faced with more health challenges than ever before. Our food is not what it was 40 years ago. We are living in a world with more chemicals than ever before.
But it’s all ok. There are hacks for living your life in optimal health, and happiness.
Through my affiliations, I’m able to connect you with the latest testing and analysis for gut health, toxin loads, bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, food sensitivities, hormones and more. After examining your results and learning more about your lifestyle and concerns, I’m able to offer an actionable plan involving nutritional suggestions and supplements to move you toward your goals.
Just a Thawt is also a place where I share ways to hack our bodies. In other words, I share techniques to improve your life and mental and physical health. And it all starts with “Just a Thawt” — the thought that you can make changes, and that you deserve optimal health and happiness.