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I help women and families create optimal health and wellness through practical nutritional and lifestyle modifications.

Primal Lifestyle

A common misconception about Paleo is that it’s a “diet”. And, when you hear the word “diet”, you naturally think of restrictive, depriving, grapefruit-eating misery. Another untruth is that Paleo is all about eating meat (bacon) all day; or that it’s more expensive; it’s unsustainable; it’s a weight-loss fad; on and on.

But if Paleo isn’t all those things, what IS it?

Paleo is actually a lifestyle. It’s a set of principles to live by that, to put it simply, give your mind and body everything it needs to be the very best it can possibly be.


It’s about living your way to “healthy”.

 


Every day you are inundated with information from social media, email and searching online for things you should be doing to get “healthier”. How can there possibly be so many different ways to eat or exercise? Do you really need to wear a Bluetooth headband that tells you how long your REM sleep cycle was? With all this technology, we’ve overcomplicated things.

About

My journey began four years ago. Between tubal pregnancies and miscarriages, I struggled with infertility. It was one heartbreak after another. Which ultimately sent me into a chronic depressive state, bouts of anxiety, excessive weight grain, and a substantial hormonal shift lead by infertility treatments. After our first round of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), our wishes had finally been answered – with a confirmed pregnancy test.

Coming into my first pregnancy already overweight and having the constant fear of losing my child with even the slightest movement, I fell into a very unhealthy sedentary lifestyle.

Due to my lack of activity and eating habits {of sugar-filled chocolate treats} I developed gestational diabetes. With a fasting blood sugar of 293, I was thrown on medications and was told to watch what I ate. Well, I didn’t, and I was induced weeks earlier than anticipated due to complications. I delivered my first son via c-section on December 6th, 2013. A healthy 7-pound 10-ounce beautiful blue-eyed baby boy.

You’d think I was crazy because a year and a half later we did the second round of IVF and after a quick pee on a stick – I was pregnant. As ecstatic as I was, I was now more overweight than my first pregnancy, and the fear of losing my child still overwhelmed me.

I fell back into my sedentary lifestyle and developed gestational diabetes again. Luckily for me, I had a new doctor this time around, who helped me control my sugar levels with food – instead of medications.

I delivered my second son via scheduled c-section on January 12th, 2016. A healthy 6 pound 8-ounce beautiful blue-eyed baby boy. As I successfully breastfed my first son two years prior, I felt pretty confident in achieving the perfect latch and the ability to produce enough milk to sustain his hunger. As our latch improved, my son’s health started to decline – development of weird rashes, mucousy bowel movements, cradle cap, acid reflux, gas, allergy-like symptoms, and non-stop crying and arching of the back.

After numerous trips to the pediatrician, I was advised to stop breastfeeding and switch to a soy formula. I felt defeated and angry, yet I was determined to breastfeed my son just as I did my first.

I started to change my diet by eliminating triggers foods; grains, gluten, dairy, legumes, sugar, and chemicals. Already feeling defeated (and angry) I headed to the internet for recipes free of all foods listed above.  


What I had discovered was…the Paleo lifestyle.

 


In combining my findings, trials and errors and the Paleo lifestyle principles, I created a nutrition and lifestyle program that works for my family. I lost 53-pounds that first year just by implementing small practical changes in my diet and lifestyle.

I can’t change the past, but I can reverse the negative lifestyle choices I made and continue to improve and maintain my health and wellness for years to come.

For the first time in my life, I honestly tell you, I AM HAPPY. I AM HOPEFUL. AND, I AM HEALTHY.


My mission is to help you create optimal health and wellness through practical nutritional and lifestyle modifications.

 


My personal journey of fertility issues, gestational diabetes, being overweight pushed me to find practical solutions and changes that my family and I could make (and keep).

Now, I’m a Certified Primal Health Coach and want to help you experience what it’s like to live a sustainable lifestyle. I believe you can make the lifestyle transition needed to be an even better version of you.

I’ve lived in your shoes, I know what it’s like to be overweight, overwhelmed, depressed, and unsure where to start. I can help.

I know what works for moms just like you to accomplish long-term, healthy living while getting their family on board. Schedule a free consultation to learn more about how I and the Paleo lifestyle can help you achieve long-term results and give you a new outlook on life.

Schedule your FREE 20-minute call today!