A few years back, my life seemed picture-perfect from an outsider's perspective, but the reality I lived day to day told a very different story. Climbing the professional ladder in the tech industry, I had reached high-level management positions, from Director of Marketing to Director of Operations, after starting out as a District Manager in retail. On the surface, I was the epitome of success, but underneath, I was silently battling a number of health issues.
Initially subtle, the symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and digestive problems gradually intensified over time. These evolving issues became constant challenges that I struggled with regularly. Every time one symptom subsided, another would arise, leaving me in a cycle of never feeling completely well. I felt like I was living a double life, one marked by exceptional professional accomplishments, and another where I was struggling just to feel normal.
For a long time, I brushed my symptoms aside, attributing them to the stress and pressure of my demanding job. It wasn't until these issues began to significantly impact my quality of life that I turned to medical advice. However, the response I received was disheartening. The healthcare professionals I consulted were quick to prescribe antidepressants and sleeping pills, offering these as the only solutions without attempting to uncover the root causes of my symptoms. No tests were conducted to find possible hormone imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, or anything else that might be contributing to my conditions. I felt dismissed, with a one-size-fits-all solution that didn't sit right with me. My concerns were overlooked, leaving me with the impression that my experiences were considered 'normal'—a perception that women in similar situations should never have to accept.
The lack of a clear understanding of my condition and the potential side effects associated with these medications led me to forego pharmaceutical interventions. Instead, I opted for a more proactive approach to my health.
Determined to find another way to heal, I stared to explore holistic healing. I embarked on a journey of self-education, acquiring certifications in various holistic practices such as Biofeedback, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Advanced Hormonal Analysis, and eventually, I became a board-certified Homeopath, Naturopath, and Doctor of Holistic Health. This venture wasn't about acquiring credentials; it was a deeply personal quest to regain my health and well-being. I realized that if I truly wanted to find solutions, it was up to me to take action, so I did just that.
The turning point in my healing journey came when I had the chance to examine my own blood, relying on my extensive training to do so. What I discovered was truly eye-opening, the results revealed a complex web of imbalances and deficiencies that conventional medical approaches had consistently failed to recognize. My hormone levels were erratic, and I was suffering from multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Additionally, my gut health was compromised. This contributed to a range of persistent digestive issues, including constipation, bloating, fatigue after eating, flatulence, heartburn, uncomfortable fullness after meals, undigested food, and food sensitivities. These constant symptoms had a way of showing up unexpectedly, sometimes turning a great day into a challenging one.
Armed with this new understanding, I began to apply holistic healing principles to my own life. I explored herbal supplementation, homeopathy, and quantum biofeedback, creating a personal regimen that addressed my specific needs. It was a process of trial and error, but gradually, I began to see improvements.
Comparing my current state to the beginning of my holistic healing journey, the transformation has been remarkable. Emotionally, I've experienced a significant reduction in anxiety, and the constant fatigue has shifted to increased energy levels. My sleep issues have improved, allowing for a more restful and restorative sleep. The many digestive symptoms that once permeated every aspect of my life have subsided, making way for an overall sense of well-being. This holistic path has not only alleviated symptoms, but also helped me cultivate more emotional balance and resilience within myself.
Today, I use my expertise in women's health and personal journey to support others with similar challenges. Drawing from my own experiences and from treating numerous women, I recognize the prevalent issue of women's health concerns often being minimized and not investigated thoroughly in medical settings. Through remote consultations and home-based testing, I offer a range of services designed to address the root causes of health issues, not just the symptoms.
My approach involves the entire person as a whole. I consider each individual's lifestyle, diet, emotional well-being, and relationships, recognizing the multifaceted nature of women's health. My passion for holistic healing is unwavering, and my commitment to learning and growing in this field is ongoing.
Transitioning from battling personal health issues to becoming a Doctor of Holistic Health has been a wonderfully enlightening journey. It's my honor to help women achieve better health, demonstrating the transformative power of holistic healing. My experience serves as a reminder that a commitment to true well-being can lead to meaningful change - not just physically, but in our overall quality of life.