Reclaim your Life from Chronic Health Problems!

Functional Health Coaching is a partnership informed by Functional Medicine that motivates and guides you toward the health changes you want to make. It’s an open, safe, non-judgmental space to talk about whatever feels important to you. And it’s where you seize control of your life from chronic health problems and pain to do more and feel better. In coaching sessions, we’ll make practical plans for topics of your choice that set you up for success in the face of any obstacle.

The Focus of My Work

I specialize in helping individuals like you who are struggling with chronic health problems. This covers autoimmune disease symptoms, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, traumatic injury, headaches, arthritis, and back pain. If you’re tired of taking pills and looking for solutions for chronic pain or cures for chronic illness, or if you’ve tried all the conventional and natural remedies for chronic health problems and still had no success, this is a place for you to turn your health around!

My Health Struggle and Triumph

I’ve conquered absolute hell with my chronic health problems. Because of that experience, I am driven to help others in similar health scenarios. I had autoimmune diseases for thirty-four years and was disabled by them for fifteen years. I lived through the sort of constant pain, and bizarre symptoms that I never imagined was possible until I experienced them all for years on end. I suffered from severe interstitial cystitis, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome. I had excruciating neuropathy in my trigeminal and occipital nerves and my shoulders, neck, head, waist, and legs.

I searched in vain for cures from conventional and alternative medicine and spent fifteen years studying everything I could find about health. Today, my conditions are in remission because I developed an integrated view of mind and body in health. The four pillars of health I discovered in my studies led me back to robust and resilient health: Functional Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, a survive-and-thrive mindset, and a pain neuroscience education I received from former Mayo Clinic doctor Jim Lemons. I was able to break free from the years of misery and pain to regain control of my life by combining those disciplines and making lifestyle changes in six core categories. Those areas are diet and supplementation, stress management, exercise, sleep and sunshine, environmental toxin exposure and dealing with stealth infections, and reducing my reliance on medications. Now, I’m healthier and have a better life than I’ve ever had!

My Mission

After conquering those dreadful health circumstances, I realized that I had to share my breakthrough with the world. To further that mission, I went into health coaching and began collaborating with Dr. Lemons to write a book on managing and thriving through chronic health conditions. The book discusses the four pillars of health and six core categories of health mentioned above and how to implement them, and much more. The book is also informed by my experience from all phases of my recovery to apply to every health context: rock-bottom, intermediate, and nearly healthy but still symptomatic.

I have a passion for helping others struggling with chronic health problems. I want to help turn the tide of how chronic health problems are dealt with in our culture so that no one else has to go through what I did. A central purpose of my life is to help individuals such as you get back in control of your life so you can get back to doing what you love! I can’t wait to be a part of your health journey.

May you achieve your best health!