Autoimmune Health Coach + Functional Nutrition Practitioner
As your autoimmune health coach, I promise to support your journey from chronic and mystery illness to health and wellness. Functional lab testing (even with an autoimmune diagnosis) and a personalised protocol can change your life.
That doesn’t mean you need an autoimmune diagnosis to work with me. My qualifications as both a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and a Certified Autoimmune Protocol Coach mean I can work with a wide range of clients. I can guide you through an Autoimmune Protocol or a General Wellness program.
Functional health addresses the whole person and uncovers the hidden imbalances which cause symptoms. Addressing imbalances is the key to eliminating the problem, rather than just covering it up.
I recognise that everybody is different and that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is not helpful. We are all unique individuals and have different needs to regain health.
We are able to start the process at whatever stage you are at in your health journey. I then help you find simple, achievable action steps that gain you the most benefit. What you get is an individual plan targeted to your specific needs that we work on together.
Functional Lab Testing – Test Don’t Guess
Functional health is about investigating body processes and function. It examines the underlying causes of a condition and its symptoms. It’s not guesswork. It acknowledges that every state of ‘dis-ease’ has an underlying malfunction. So no, you’re not going crazy and your symptoms are not all in your head. Answers can be found.
Functional lab tests highlight patterns of imbalance in the body. Many things can contribute to dysfunction in our bodies – everyday living exposes us to toxins, chemicals and pesticides, nutritional deficiencies, bacteria, parasites, lack of or disturbed sleep and stress just to name a few. We call these imbalances stressors or “metabolic chaos“. So the lab tests help us find the root cause of your symptoms.
That’s why, even when you have an autoimmune diagnosis, functional lab tests can still be beneficial. If you’re following the Autoimmune Protocol and not getting the improvements we would expect, functional lab testing can often be the missing piece in the puzzle. The lab results can reveal why you’re experiencing a particular symptom (eg gut infection, yeast overgrowth, food sensitivities).
As your autoimmune health coach, I can guide you and suggest which tests will help find an explanation for your symptoms, allowing us to adjust your current protocol.
I run lab tests through accredited functional lab providers. After analyzing the results of the labs, I’m then able to outline healing opportunities that I’ll explain to you. Depending on your individual needs, we can look into how any of the systems of the body are functioning – whether it be hormones, immunity, digestion, detoxification, energy production or nervous system.
Your healing opportunities will be outlined in your protocol plan that will have an individual focus, depending on whether you are following an Autoimmune or General Wellness program. But regardless of which program you are on, your personalised plan will incorporate the elements of Diet, Rest/Sleep, Exercise/Movement, Stress Management (internal/external) and Supplementation if needed because we know balance in these areas is essential to regaining your health. These areas affect every cell, tissue and organ in the body. We find that when we address the imbalances in these areas, your health, energy and vitality is restored.
We view the body as a whole. The human body is a complex organism with many different regulating systems. These systems interconnect and depend on each other for proper function. Your body speaks to you every day. You simply need to listen to it.
I’m here to guide you and support you through your protocol. You don’t have to feel like you’re on your own. I will be there every step of the way. I’ll communicate with you through regular coach.
Let Me Help You Get Back to Healthy
Does working with me take time? Yes.
Do you need to commit? Yes.
There are no quick and easy fixes here. But the answers you’re seeking aren’t impossible to find either. You’ve tried doctors and specialists. You’ve probably tried supplements or a range of natural therapies. But the reason you’re still not feeling great is because nobody has found the root cause of your symptoms.
That’s my job as your health coach. And more than anyone, I know how important this is to you because I was once standing where you are. I’ve gone from feeling frustrated, helpless and in pain to a brand new life. A life of energy and vitality, where I can manage my chronic illness and not let it hinder my life.
Not sure if we are the right fit? That’s okay too. I offer a free 15 minute chat where you can ask questions about how I work and quickly tell me your story.
You don’t need to go another day feeling like you have to let your symptoms impact on your life.
Make a choice to get on the road to health and wellness. And I’ll be there with you – guiding you, helping you and cheering you on. You’ve got this!
Schedule a 15 minute chat and let’s see if we’re a good fit. [Linked to appointment calendar]