A few years ago, I suffered from everyday anxiety. I couldn’t sleep at night, I had a short temper, I always had a cold and was constantly worried and feeling overwhelmed. It wasn’t obvious from the outside, in fact, I actually looked pretty together. However, on the inside I was constantly questioning if I should feel this way. Over the years, I described how I felt to different doctors and they always said I was “fine,“ but I didn’t feel “fine.” There had to be more to life than this.
I decided to take matters into my own hands. I began to learn a great deal about food and the nutritional effects it has on our bodies. Once I started learning, I couldn’t stop. I read, I listened, I interviewed and I talked to everyone and did everything I could to continue to absorb as much information as possible. It turns out, there are foods that trigger anxiety. This led me to upgrade the way I ate to a whole food-based diet - fruits, veggies and small amounts of high quality meats filled my plate. I eliminated processed foods from my grocery bag and never looked back.
As my body detoxed from a lifetime of eating processed foods, microwavable quickie meals and foods that I thought were “healthy”, amazing things resulted. I had new-found energy which eliminated my afternoon haze; my chronic acne cleared and that stubborn “almost 40” weight melted off my body. Most importantly, my anxiety quieted immensely. I was calm, clear-headed and focused like never before. I was able to enjoy my life with a whole new perspective.
My family and friends could see the transformation. People began to inquire what I was doing differently and asked me to help them to find their way on their own personal journey to feeling much better. I loved sharing what I learned but it wasn’t enough. I was ready to make a career change and become a health coach.
After significant research, I enrolled myself into a nutrition-based Health Coaching program at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. The school focuses its teachings on over 100 dietary theories, and the concept of “bio-individuality”, where one person’s food is another person’s poison. When it comes to food, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
My experience overcoming everyday anxiety, combined with my education and passion to share what I know, has lead me to you. If my story resonates with you, please reach out and connect with me.