I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a grandmother. I have suffered with Hashimoto's and Rheumatoid Arthritis most of my adult life (since 2006).
I left Corporate America, as a CPA, in 2018 to become a Health & Wellness Coach because I have a passion for helping individuals like myself find healing naturally through diet and exercise.
I had an adverse reaction to the one and only flu vaccine I had ever received back in 2006. Three days after receiving the vaccine I was unable to lift my arms past the height of my elbows and I was experiencing excruciating amounts of pain and inflammation in my joints. I spent about six months like this before a doctor finally diagnosed me with Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism and Rheumatoid Arthritis which were both viral in nature and caused by my reaction to the flu vaccine. I spent all of my adult life battling flare ups of autoimmune symptoms, weight gain, and struggling to get the right dosage of medication to address my sometimes conflicting blood test results.
In September of 2017, my physical and mental health had hit rock bottom as a result of the passing of my mother in the early part of 2016. The stress and anxiety of handling her affairs for the year and half before had caused my symptoms to become exasperated. My bloodwork results were off the charts and my weight was close to what it had been after the birth of my last child 11 years prior. I just wanted to hit reset on my body and on my life.
After many failed attempts with endocrinologists who said they couldn't treat my Hashimoto's diagnosis, I began my own search to find healing through diet and exercise. In my research I came across Medical Medium Thyroid Healing by Anthony Williams and The Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Healing Diet by Kate Barrington. For two years I did a hybrid diet incorporating both of their dietary recommendations.
The results have been truly life changing. For the last two years I have been relatively symptom free, off of all medications, and have lost 35lbs and have managed to keep it off to date.
I am passionate about helping others find the same level of healing that I've experienced. I believe with all my being that through nutrition and exercise, you too, will find the healing you deserve!
What started out as a mission to find a way to bring down the numbers in my own bloodwork to a range that was actually healthy; has turned into lifestyle change and a quest to find healing through foods that work with my body and exercise that promotes thyroid healing. After seeing my own success, experiencing my own healing; I decided I needed to share this with others. And that is how Living Well Essentially was born.
Through Living Well Essentially my goal is to help individuals find healing mind, body, and soul of their autoimmune diseases, specifically Hashimoto's. I am not promoting a quick fix or magic pill, what you will glean from my Healing, Happy, & Healthy with Hashimoto's Online Course is lifelong habits that will heal you of your symptoms naturally through nutrition, fitness, and a positive mindset.
Here’s my story, shared in a way that I've never shared before; of the journey that lead to finding healing naturally so that I could finally live happy and healthy with my Hashimoto's.