Inspired by my own struggles with cancer, high cholesterol, and chronic inflammatory diseases, I’ve dedicated myself to helping others other women on their journeys to change their lives by changing how they eat.
At 30 years old, I had my first cholesterol test with a shocking 300+ result. After 6 months of moderate dietary changes, my primary care physician recommended a statin medication.
By 35, in addition to suffering from reduced muscle recovering and memory loss as a result of regular use of a statin med, I was 40 pounds overweight, suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic rhinitis.
Missing my active lifestyle and feeling frustrated by the increasing cost and side effects of my medications, I sought to drastically improve my health. At 38, I lost my father to chronic illness. Watching him waste away for over a year, fueled my fire even more.
I’ve struggled with hormones, emotional eating, gut issues, dieting, not dieting… You name it. I came to realize that I had an unhealthy relationship with food, because I had an unhealthy relationship with myself. I’ve learned–and am continuing to learn–how to love myself and love my body.
Now in my mid-forties, I’m healthier than I was in my mid-twenties living an active lifestyle with my husband, horses, and extra large dogs in gorgeous middle Tennessee.
My greatest joy is using my own story to inspire and teach other women how to love their bodies and repair their relationship to food. There’s a better way to live. I’m living proof.