Functional Holistic Health Coach/Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner ( FDN-P ) guiding YOU to Optimize Gut/Digestive Health to excel in life!
Functional Holistic Health Coach/Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner ( FDN-P ) guiding Men and Women to Optimize Gut/Digestive Health to excel in all areas of their life.
Growing up with multiple emotional challenges, I became keen on learning about mental health from a very young age. This led me to specialize in Mental Health for my Masters in social work and further studies thereafter. I learned several theories related to psychiatry as well as mental and emotional well-being while working in several related fields. It was a tremendous journey both in my personal and professional life and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For the past 22 years working in the field of mental health, I have continuously learned many techniques to help myself and my clients better. I have spent the last 13 years of my career helping people in mental health crisis while working as a front-line worker in hospital emergency performing suicide/homicide risk assessment & recommendations. I became very fascinated with the impact of trauma in people and got trained in EMDR therapy as well, a few years ago.
I started noticing some challenges in my health in my late thirties regarding hormonal related mood changes and did not want to pursue the conventional treatment since I knew from my professional experience that would not fit well for me. I had gone through various major stresses in my life by that time. My energy levels were so low that and I was unable to continue with my day after 2pm. My sleep was down to 2 or 3 hours per night and my emotions were all over the place ranging from being irritable to sad and teary. I felt overwhelmed with life and its stresses and even contemplated whether it was worth living this way. I knew something was wrong and I had lost myself.
I began my search and found that my body was not making the hormones that were needed for my well being and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism as well. I thought I found the reason and got some solace in the beginning with Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. I knew very little at that time how the body worked together with all the systems in balance nor about hormonal and thyroid imbalances being the after effect of so many other things going wrong at much deeper levels. Knowing I had some serious work to do I began treatment with a Functional Medicine team and found out through my various functional lab tests that my body was overall inflamed, and I had serious gut issues including H Pylori. It was not easy to eradicate H Pylori and repair my gut and the realization of the importance of gut in our overall functioning was an eye-opener.
I had to take things into my own hands so that I could understand all these systems well to help me heal completely and finally at the age of 53, I feel my very best and able to live my life in fulfillment. I decided to study to become a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner to help myself initially and when my own health improved, I thought I should help others as well.
Symptoms are not the problem, but they are the results and indicators to the existence of a problem. So, don’t let yourself believe that you should take medications with severe side effects for ever and somehow manage your life with the suffering until you die. There’s another way of dealing with chronic health issues. Chronic disease is a food – and lifestyle driven, environment- and genetics-influenced phenomenon. Let me help you find and eradicate the root causes that are leading to your debilitating symptoms as symptoms are the means of your body communicating about much deeper issues that are quite complex. I understand that the journey to great health and well-being might at times seem like a long path, but I can promise you from my own experience that in the end it’s worth doing it. I would love to be part of your journey to clear the path for you.
Looking forward to speaking with you further about it soon.