I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1989. With significant disease throughout my digestive system, I suffered acute disease for over 20 years, choosing not to have the diseased colon removed, but instead, to apply every thing I could learn about nutrition to my condition. I lived as well as could be expected, managing the disease with grace and knowledge and the help of a lot of great doctors.
In 2008, after complications with treatment, I chose to have surgery, becoming a permanent ostomate. Unfortunately, the drugs that were taken for the Crohn’s had masked arthritis. The recommendation to apply these drugs again with the newly discovered condition was made.
I chose to take on my health issues. Empowered by what I had learned over 20 years of nutritional study, and my love of Pilates, I went into training. A year and a half later, I showed no sign of disease or inflammation, and has even reversed drug-induced osteoporosis. Now I strives to help others take control of their health through food and quality movement.
I see myself as a Journey Master. I've been there and done that. I've learned to eat better, move better, and feel the difference. I look forward to helping you on your journey, from wherever you start to wherever you'd like to go.