HOW I HEALED MYSELF
My story began when I discovered a bald spot on my scalp the size of a Canadian loonie. After about a month, I'd lost almost all of my hair to what I soon discovered was my autoimmune disease, Alopecia Areata. I hit rock bottom. But the thing about the bottom is, there's only one direction to go from there.
Fast forward to today and I'm living my best life (with hair!) My bottom was the wake-up call I needed to slow down and find balance - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Up until then, I was your typical young professional in a fast-paced corporate world. Working long hours, never really 'shutting off and spending too much time indulging in drinks after work to 'unwind'.
Thankfully, when it came to "treating" my Alopecia, I refused the steroid injections my MD offered me (hello, band-aid solution?!) and saw a Naturopathic Doctor instead. Together, we addressed the inflammation that was fueling my autoimmune disease by healing my gut and making healthy diet and lifestyle changes. The transformation that followed was truly incredible. Chronic constipation and bloating cleared up, my energy levels and sleep improved, my psoriasis disappeared, my mental clarity and moods improved, and best of all: I had regrowth across my entire scalp!
Living my best life quickly became my passion and inspired me to enroll in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Today, I help others struggling with Alopecia and poor gut health reclaim their health using the same strategies that I have.
No matter how painful your struggle or how lost you feel, I'm here to tell you there's hope! Our bodies are incredible machines with the power to heal themselves if we give them the chance. With the right food and lifestyle choices, anyone can learn to bring their body back into balance and live their best life. I'd be honored to help you discover yours if you're ready!