I began my journey to a healthy lifestyle through illness. I was diagnosed with several debilitating autoimmune diseases in 2001 that left me bedridden for 4 months and debilitated for almost a year and a half. This was an ongoing fight for me for the next 11 years. During that 11-year period, I worked with many different physicians to get to the root of my illness, but unfortunately, I found no answers and no relief. I was frustrated, unhappy and desperate for a solution.
And then I found the answers I needed in the foods I chose to eat. My journey to health began by losing 50 pounds and changing my eating habits. I learned how to eat for nourishment, rather than eating to feel full. Over time I found relief from most of my symptoms as well as higher energy levels, increased self-esteem, and a sense of well-being that I hadn’t felt for decades.
I opened Ideal Wellness in 2012, with the desire to help others find the relief and happiness that I now feel every day. I believe health is the connection between an individual’s mind (a positive attitude), body (how we nourish ourselves) and soul (love of oneself). To create optimal health one needs to focus on all three of those areas. I have a passion for learning and believe applied knowledge is the key to maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Let me share my knowledge and personal experience with you.