I am a mother, wife, grandmother, health and wellness coach, teacher and speaker.
Like most women, I wear many hats — I like to be involved and give back. As a mother of four, my ‘modus operandi’ was busyness around the clock, always pushing to get my never-ending “to-do list” done. While I did get a lot done, this proved to be unsustainable! I started experiencing frequent, intense migraine and tension headaches, sinus issues, and super heavy periods; all of which got worse with stress. As a highly sensitive, empathetic person, unrelenting stress is not my friend. After building our family home (a LOT of work and stress — I was the construction manager, in charge of design, materials, scheduling,… while pregnant with my fourth child), I was DEPLETED. My periods became unmanageable and the migraines lasted for days. I was in pain and felt SO TIRED, but I continued to push myself, breastfeeding my baby and taking care of everything and everybody. Tests came back “normal” and I was offered medications which gave me minimal relief and came with a host of side effects. I started living in fear — wondering if I’d be able to fulfill my duties and commitments.
Something had to change. I had worked so hard, and I was NOT enjoying the fruits of my labor. I did not want to use pain killers to ‘survive’ the day. I wanted to solve the problem, and feel well. I knew that pain and exhaustion are NOT normal. I prayed hard and searched for natural ways to help myself. That’s when I found and got trained on functional nutrition, which is nutrition at a whole new level; with a root–cause approach. I learned that treating symptoms without treating the root cause is like filling a bucket with a hole at the bottom — you don’t get anywhere. I have further learned about lab testing, mindset, stress management, detoxification, and much more…, to develop my holistic approach to health & wellness. Through much trial and error, and lots of training and education, I have learned to use nutritious food, lifestyle strategies, and professional grade supplements that work to promote health. I want to share this with you.
It is possible to live a balanced life and give from a place of strength and abundance. I only wish I had learned all this sooner! I’m a work in progress as I continue to nourish myself and find that sweet work – life – play balance. The good news is — you don’t have to figure this out by yourself! It is now my mission to help women like you optimize their health. If you find yourself in a place of declining energy and health, know that this will NOT get better on its’ own; you have to take action.
My Education & Background
I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a Masters Degree in Nutrition & Exercise. I have always been fascinated by human physiology— how this amazing body of ours works. I have additional training in Functional Nutrition which combines my passions — science, health, wellness and nutrition.
Besides nutrition counseling, I have been a teacher, catechist, lactation consultant, and a home builder. I am also a speaker, teaching and giving lectures on various topics including Nutrition & Health, Christian Parenting and Abstinence Education. I speak English and Spanish fluently.
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