In the summer of 2010 I began to have progressively challenging health problems revolving around massive and unexplained fatigue, an inability to concentrate and overwhelming anxiety. I felt bad. I was eventually diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Unfortunately, western medicine has almost no answers for someone suffering from CFS. Although the American healthcare system deals effectively with disease it falls disappointingly short when it comes to the creation and maintenance of wellness. So, left largely to my own intelligence and intuition, I began researching the link between lifestyle and wellness. Maybe my illness was not about a disease at all. Maybe overcoming my illness was just about learning how to be well.
I began my wellness adventure by turning my back on the Standard American Diet. I learned to cook and subsequently experimented with a variety of nutritional theories. By listening to my own body and ignoring rules of prescribed diets, I eventually discovered which foods supported me and which foods did not. At the same time, I began experimenting with relaxation techniques including meditation and began to connect more closely with nature and to other people. With the help of my loving and supportive wife and family, along with some select and talented health care professionals, I slowly began to feel better. Although I am still walking my road to wellness, I now have control over my health and my life.
My passion for all things health and nutrition led me to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and their Health Coaching program. I am excited and motivated to share all I have learned to help improve the health and happiness of my clients.