My name is Cathy and I am a wellness, juicing and healthy living enthusiast! My journey to health and wellness came out of a bit of desperation, to be honest. I began struggling with severe sinus infections in the fall of 2017 and I never really "got better." I saw countless doctors and went on multiple rounds of antibiotics and steroids in a feeble attempt to quell my ever pounding head and inflamed sinuses.
It wasn't until I began addressing the underlying causes of my disease and stopped treating symptoms that I started to not only feel better. I say disease because that truly is what poor health is. It is a dis-ease within the body, on a cellular level. I have had diagnoses like "cystitis" "arthritis" and "psoriasis" over the course of my life, beginning at a very early age. All of these "itis's" are nothing more than chronic inflammation of the tissues.
I began addressing the signs of inflammation in my body, added in fresh juice, eliminated some triggers in my diet and I immediately started to feel better, better than I had in YEARS. I was so moved by my own transformation that I decided I wanted to pursue a career in the health and wellness industry, helping other people to feel better and take back control of their life. I enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in April of 2019 and completed the one year course in April of 2020.
The education I received was truly eye opening and inspirational. More valuable than my education is my own experience. I have suffered in moderate to poor health for a good chunk of my life and I know how depressing and debilitating it can be. Over the last few years I have made changes to my diet + environment and have become my own healing detective. I am always learning and trying new things to improve my health, I am just so passionate and interested in how the body works!
In November of 2020 I left my job of 18 years to pursue a career in health. Armed with my health coach training, personal experience and a desire to do good, I'm setting out on a mission to help other people turn their health around and have the energy to be able to enjoy life! Immune health is more important than ever and I have my own personal experience keeping a robust immune system and staying off prescriptions and antibiotics for almost 3 years! I couldn't go one month without an antibiotic or prescription in the past! It wasn't always easy and it wasn't always fun but it was so worth it in the end!