Believer. Wife. Mom of 3 & "Nonna" to 2 beautiful baby boys. Integrative Health Practitioner & Registered Nurse. Fitness Fanatic & Lover of all things clean & healthy! I have a passion for educating and would love to help you with your health and wellness goals! I hope to inspire you with my own story of over 2 decades of gut issues, chronic fatigue and sleep issues which, probably like you, have left me feeling frustrated with traditional medicine! I continued to ask "WHY" until I have now gotten to the bottom of many of these issues. I have finally begun to heal with the help of some amazing practitioners as well as the utilization of functional medicine lab testing and am currently undergoing a protocol for candida and bacterial overgrowth, so I have first-hand personal experience as well! I have also completed another certification in Gut & Digestive Health & Female Hormones, as well as Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) to assist me in coaching you along your journey as well!
I began my nursing career over 30 years ago and have experience in OB, OR, Community Heath & Nursing education as well as my current role as a School Nurse. I recently completed my masters in health education, as I have always been passionate about educating my patients in all of my previous nursing roles. I entered nursing school straight out of high school as I always had a desire to help others, & the science of the human body fascinated me.
Over the past 20 + years, I have utilized various forms of naturopathic & alternative medicine as I have always believed there is an underlying cause to all of our ailments. While I truly believe allopathic medicine has its value in certain situations, I do not condone "band-aid methodologies" of treating symptoms with pharmaceuticals, which tend to allow for more cascading side effects & even death. Unfortunately, we have been led to believe we can never be healed from certain conditions & that we will always be dependent upon pharmaceuticals to sustain us.
Working for past 2 years during the pandemic as a school nurse, I have become even more disillusioned with our healthcare system & I realized I was extremely limited in how I could help my patients (students & their families) with the recent protocols I needed to follow. I began seeing the detrimental effects the lockdowns, "social distancing" isolation, repeated quarantining, & even masking had & continues to have on their physical, social, emotional & mental well being.
Knowing my own personal struggles with these external stressors & seeing its effects on my physical and emotional health, I began to dig deep & continued on my journey of asking "WHY" regarding ALL of it..... I knew deep within my heart I was being called to something greater in which I could assist people in a more holistic manner. Through much prayer, the Lord led me to begin studying under Dr. Stephen Cabral at the Integrative Health Practitioner Institute & here I am ready to help you live your best life moving forward!