about me.

My name is Cathy and I am passionate about wellness, healthy living and achieving my full potential. My journey to health and wellness came out of a bit of desperation, to be honest. In the fall of 2017 I began struggling with severe sinus infections, fatigue, brain fog and digestive issues. What was most troubling was 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, inflamed sinuses and foggy thinking. 

I sought help from a number of doctors but I was always given the same answer, treat the symptom and then move on. Unfortunately my health didn't improve and I spent a year or so trudging through my day, unable to make any real connections or have the energy to enjoy life at all. I began searching online for someone who had any solutions or explanation as to why I suddenly and unexpectedly had gone from happy and thriving to sick and depressed. 

In my search I came across several people who had used juicing and raw foods to reverse their chronic illness and it seemed like this was a great place to start. I jumped head first into this new lifestyle and quickly saw some pretty amazing results. I stayed on this path for about 2 years, until my symptoms returned and I was more confused than ever. 

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From about 2019-2022 I went back and forth with different diets, countless supplements and went down some pretty deep rabbit holes in the health space. I did find some answers and after piecing together the symptoms and events in my life it was pretty clear that I was suffering from mold toxicity + severe emotional trauma. 

Although I had a lot of information (maybe too much) I still didn't have a plan or even know where to start. I dabbled in the natural health space, experimenting with different supplements, protocols, cleanses and detoxes. Nothing seemed to bring me long lasting relief and eventually, I decided to work with a functional medicine DC, do some lab testing and find out exactly what was going on. 

The results of my lab tests showed that I had an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut, I had H. Pylori, SIBO, leaky-gut and several food sensitivities. I also was low in some essential vitamins and minerals, all of which were contributing to my ongoing symptoms. 

I mentioned trauma earlier because right at the onset of my symptoms, I was dealing with a very stressful work environment and had several upsetting life events all within a few months of each other. I cannot emphasize the importance of emotional balance, self-care and removing stressors enough when it comes to healing. 

I was so inspired by my own progress throughout this journey that I decided to turn my passion into a business. In 2020 I became a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and in 2022 I became a Certified Integrative Health Practitioner. I have learned so much about health + healing over the last 5 years and I truly love sharing my knowledge with others and helping them find the root cause of their symptoms so they can live the life they've always wanted. 

I am always continuing my education so I can better serve my clients, friends, family and myself!