Having healed myself naturally from Lyme Disease, Ovarian Cancer, Heavy Metal Poisoning and Mold Toxicity, I understand how it feels to be faced with a serious diagnosis. That terrified, deer-in-the-headlights feeling is all too familiar to me! That’s why I’ve made it my mission to share with you how to become empowered to heal using natural methods and stop letting fear control your healthcare decisions.
My clients call me “The Root Cause Warrior for Health,” because I leave no stone unturned when searching for a solution. I take great care in guiding each individual through steps to reclaiming their strength and vitality — while making it feel natural.
I’ve been honored to have my story and teachings have been featured on The Truth About Cancer Docu-series, The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit, The 21-Day Body/Mind Detox Summit and The Global Health and Healing Summit.
In my free time, I invest in my own health by indulging in sweaty spin classes, taking 5-mile beach walks with my two huge dogs and enjoying the occasional romantic dinner with the love of my life.
Let me preface this short story by saying that even though I have been through so much with my health, I wouldn’t change a thing. Why you ask? Because every single experience has made me a wiser and more compassionate practitioner and I am able to educate first hand as a result. Digging up the root causes, on ALL levels, is how we truly find health and vitality.
My life unexpectedly began to go downhill in April 2003. I had been a strong athlete all my life and almost overnight, I began to feel debilitated. Exhaustion consumed me, I could barely function, there was rash all over my body, I could hardly breathe, sleep was impossible and I was having seizure-like episodes. The doctors told me that there was nothing wrong with me and that it was all in my head. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I eventually learned that my symptoms were caused by a Lyme infection in my brain and nervous system. We had gone Chanterelle mushroom harvesting one day and I must have gotten bitten. My world began to crumble and I could barely take care of my 4 year old son. I prayed and prayed for answers and eventually, one piece at a time, my prayers were answered. The right people and tools started showing up in my life. These were “out of the box” tools shall we say, because conventional medicine did not see anything wrong with me.
Little by little, using tools such as homeopathy, biofeedback, nutrition and detox protocols, I was able to heal myself and crawl out of the deep, dark hole that had become my life. Lyme took its toll on my thyroid, adrenals, gut and nervous system and I had to figure out how to heal myself. Which I did. Over time, I began to understand that there were layers and layers of issues which were negatively impacting my health.
I thought that I was perfectly healthy but once I started investigating my health at the root cause level, I realized there were many things that needed healing. I was heavy metal poisoned. My lead and mercury levels were through the roof. I had parasites as well which fed off the heavy metals. I had 8 mercury amalgams and an infected root canal. I was mold poisoned and spent several months sleeping in a tent in the backyard because the house was “sick” and it was making me sick too. Then the crème de la crème happened. I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2008.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is like getting hit in the head with a 2×4. The room spun, I immediately saw a coffin in my future and I almost passed out. For those of you going through the same type of diagnosis, my heart truly goes out to you. Try not to fall too deeply into the fear because that can create even more health problems. There are emotional triggers to each type of cancer and turning off those triggers is one of the most important root cause things that you can do to save your life. Thankfully we have tools to do this.
I knew deep in my soul not to do chemotherapy after my surgery. My mother died at 48 years old from breast cancer treatment and I vowed not to be another statistic. So I called my colleague Dr. Tony Jimenez at Hope 4 Cancer and set up an alternative cancer treatment program. Thankfully, along with my treatment program, I began dealing with all the underlying root causes, one step at a time.
During my journey, I’ve discovered that disease comes in many, many layers. I’ve had to think outside of the box in order to reclaim my health and most likely, if you haven’t found answers to your health challenges, then you may need to think outside of the box as well.
I encourage my clients to always ask WHY. Why is their gut not working, why are they fatigued, why do they have liver cancer? The answers are multi faceted and multi layered and one magic pill from your doctor is not going to be your saving grace. To get well, we must all take responsibility for our own health. If things aren’t working, then dig deeper. Don’t give up. The answers are always there.