Where are you from? Where have you lived, and where do you live now?
I am from Monticello, MN. I rent in Brooklyn Park, and I have lived in St. Louis Park near Lake Calhoun which is probably my favorite place I’ve live.
How has your health journey brought you to where you are today?
I was raised in a house that valued health and fitness. When my body started reacting in odd ways to stress (burning rashes around my eyes), and the doctors misdiagnosed me and gave me erythromycin that made it worse, I started searching for other professionals that might be able to help me. I came across a chiropractor that also utilized muscle testing. He told me I was suffering from adrenal fatigue, and that was my body’s response to stress. I had to calm my body down by cutting out coffee/caffeine and starting to practice more parasympathetic activities like yoga and meditation. I even went and got certified in yoga as a way to make myself do it. Sure enough, the rash went away. Once I had more free time during the lockdowns, I came across an Integrative Health Practitioner Certification taught by a naturopathic doctor. I am a certified health coach (along with my personal training, group fitness, and yoga certifications), and now I am learning how to read functional medicine labs and bloodwork. I can’t wait to help people reach their health goals with bio-individualized programs tailored to their specific needs! It’s important to add in nutritional deficiencies and remove the toxicities!
Fun fact about you!
I LOVE reading. I don’t have much time for fun reading now but I still love the books I read for school. My favorite book since I was in second grade has been Jane Eyre. (Yes, I was reading that kind of book at a young age!)