Why I Became a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
"Those who HOPE in the LORD, will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint."
I’ll never forget the day my doctor said “You have an autoimmune disease.”
Immediately I began to worry about the What ifs.
➳ What if it is MS, or worse?
➳ What if this is going to be the rest of my life? The fatigue, the joint pain, the random muscle aches, brain fog and memory problems.
➳ What if I never have the energy to go on hikes, travel, and spend quality time with my family?
After some time, I decided this didn’t have to be my life. I could find answers and my body could be healed.
Through it all, I called on God and He reassured me over and over again.
Specifically with this verse from Isaiah 40:31-
This became my goal, specifically to renew my strength and to walk and not grow faint.
Within those next few weeks, I decided to leave my job and start my own business helping others find their own journey to healing. This has been my passion all my life.
I stumbled across Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and loved that their program included training on in-depth functional lab testing, (the kind I was begging my doctors to run on me, but I didn’t know what to ask for) AND training on things like diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction, and supplements.
It all clicked. If I had the right data, I could find the root cause and so could others who were struggling with similar health challenges.
As part of the course, I tested myself and discovered I had a leaky gut, food sensitivities (especially gluten), a clogged-up liver and underlying mold toxicity that was triggering my immune system. My healing journey had begun, and and within weeks, I started seeing improvements and was able to hike 6-8 miles a day on our trip to Yellowstone the following year!
It’s been over 3 years now, my energy levels are back, and my body pain is completely gone...“my strength has been restored, I can once again walk and not be faint”.
I know how to listen to my body to give it what it needs daily. It’s the most empowering toolkit I never imagined was possible and I’m so grateful.
That’s why I’m now a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. I was so inspired by my own journey and passion for helping others that I completely changed career paths so I can now help you.
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I clearly remember starting my final year in college, missing my period and begging God to please "not let me be pregnant". That prayer was answered, but as the story often goes, not in the way I had hoped in that moment.
What I didn't understand then, is how this path in life and my daughter, Sarah, would become my greatest blessing and lead me on this amazing journey that included motherhood, a deep relationship with God and a passion for holistic, all-natural health and the healing power of food.
It's been through prayer and stillness that I've finally come to understand the connection of Gut+Soul, a bridge between the physical gut and the supernatural soul, and bringing both of those to you, that is both my purpose and my passion.
My Journey to Gut + Soul
my spiritual journey