I’ve debated with myself for a few months now, whether or not I should share my personal story. It is confronting for me, but I’ve decided I will as I want to share the message that anyone can transform and create health and happiness in their lives.
I haven’t always been healthy and it has been quite a rocky road to get where I am today. Here is my personal journey…
Growing up on a cattle property on beautiful Kangaroo Island, my childhood was filled with the company of animals, open spaces and fresh air. A whole farm to ride my horses around, a loving family and caring friends…I couldn’t have asked for a better upbringing.
Although I remained active through sports, as I grew into my late teens the lifestyle I led quickly turned into the typical party girl scene. My weekend horse rides were exchanged with ‘all nighter’ celebrations with friends and were fueled by excessive intake of sugary alcoholic drinks and very poor dietary choices.
Who wants a salad when they’re hungover, give me the pizza!
Too Much Partying Took Its Toll
I was only young, and I was filling my body with a toxic cocktail of binge drinking, refined carbohydrates, synthetic hormones (from the oral contraceptive pill) and to top it off, sleep deprivation. It was only a matter of time before my body would show me signs of poor health.
In year 11, I started to develop signs of a chronic candida (fungal) condition. Thrush infections were constant; I struggled with ongoing foul moods, energy and concentration levels were poor and I had very unhealthy bowel habits.
Unaware at the time, my chronic candida infection was causing me multiple food intolerances. I was also unfit and not an ideal weight.
Many emotional stressors (that were predominantly bottled up inside) throughout my late teens and early 20’s contributed to my symptoms. It was a big vicious cycle and I was not on the road to a healthy and happy future.
Studying Naturopathy and Nutrition
It wasn’t until I began my Naturopathy and Nutrition studies, that I started to realise the damage I was doing to my body. The pieces of my health puzzle came together! I researched the underlying causes of my presenting heath challenges and discovered how important nutritional medicine was for my healing journey. This important support gave me the power to overcome my health conditions and genuinely feel healthy and happy again.
Using my knowledge, experience and understanding, I now have the privilege of helping many others overcome their health challenges and reach their personal health and happiness potential.
I want you to know that it’s never too late to change your habits, and that I am here to support you the whole way.
Love, health & happiness,