Let me tell you something that might surprise you……………………… I don’t believe in perfection!
I am not your typical naturopath. I am a foodie, I enjoy a glass of good wine and I love dark chocolate.
I know the quest for health can become overwhelming. There is so much conflicting information ‘out there’ that people do one of two things.
1. They put ‘being healthy’ in the too hard basket and soldier on suffering with fatigue, stress symptoms, digestive discomfort, hormonal imbalances, weight issues, headaches, bad skin etc.
2. They take on board all they hear and read and allow health to take over their lives. They follow restrictive diets, take bucket loads of supplements and become socially isolated while doing so.
Well I believe there is another option. I believe having GREAT health is achievable for everyone. I believe you can enjoy life AND be healthy.
I am one of those people who knew what they wanted to do from a fairly young age. I was always interested in health and nutrition, and stumbled upon Naturopathy in a career planning class during my final year of high school. I knew it was what I wanted to do.
I was one of the youngest in my naturopathic college and after graduating decided I wanted some life experience before settling into my career. So off I went, travelling the globe, all the while gaining experience and learning from incredible practitioners in Naturopathic clinics and Wellness spas in London and Canada.
My interest in naturopathy stemmed from my own health issues and my frustrations in the lack of choices modern medicine offered. I had suffered with acne and irregular periods from the age of 15 and the only solution my GP offered was the pill. While I took the pill my symptoms disappeared but as soon as I stopped taking it my symptoms came back with a vengeance. To me this was crazy, I was taking a pill which I knew had a negative effect on my health and it wasn’t even fixing the problem. I knew there had to be a better way.
In the back of my mind I was also concerned about fertility, I knew I wanted to have children one day and knew hormone balance was vital to fertility. I decided to come off of the pill once and for all and work on balancing my hormones naturally. At first the symptoms were terrible and let me tell you acne in your mid 20s doesn’t do much for your self esteem. I changed my diet and took nutritional and herbal supplements and my symptoms improved and then disappeared. Not only that, my level of health stepped up a notch, I had more energy, my digestive discomfort vanished and I had a stronger immune system.
The biggest reward from my personal health journey is my two precious little munchkins – my children. I remember my Doctor telling me as a teenager I may have fertility problems, but we became pregnant easily, I had healthy pregnancies and natural births. I truly believe I have naturopathy to thank for that!
Returning to work after having my babies I naturally attracted more mums into my clinic. Mums that were tired, stressed, moody overweight and not coping. Mums suffering from bloating, headaches, heavy and painful periods. Mums with fertility issues, IBS and insomnia. Mums that weren’t looking after themselves because they were too busy meeting the needs of their children.
I was getting fantastic results with these mums. They felt better and had energy to do some exercise, prepare some healthy meals and most importantly have fun with their children. The results were so rewarding that I decided to dedicate my time to build online products and services specifically for mums. So I could reach out and help more mums live their life and enjoy the everyday moments with their children.
So what does Ultimate health look like to you?
- Waking up in the morning with energy and a zest for life
- Being able to keep up with your children
- Enjoying nutritious foods
- Coping with the challenges of being a mum
I have created a free report for mums – “Top 10 Wholefood Pantry Staples” (so you can prepare healthy food quickly and easily!)