I'm an Alaska girl, endurance athlete, and nutrition nerd with a tendency to be sarcastic. I love puppies, chocolate, and the mountains. I live life on my own terms...and believe that you can do the same!
I've struggled with fatigue for most of my life. But it wasn't until I was in my early 30s that I realized that there was actually a way out. Until then I always assumed that I just had less energy than other people and that was how it was going to be forever.
In 2014 things started to go downhill. I spent several months completely exhausted and feeling sick. I was unable to do the things I loved - running and hiking with my dog - because I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open for more than a couple of hours.
I was bounced around from doctor to doctor with zero answers. Tired? Take a nap. Digestive upset? Stop eating whatever food made you feel that way. Gaining weight? Write down what you eat so you don’t overeat. Sore muscles and achy joints? Stop exercising.
As an athlete, those were not the answers I wanted nor were they the answers that would actually solve any of my issues. I practically begged for a diagnosis of any condition that I could take a pill for and feel better.
In 2015 I was diagnosed with a reactivated mononucleosis infection/chronic fatigue (due to the Epstein-Barr virus), adrenal fatigue, and borderline hypothyroid. But what I did not get was a plan to FEEL BETTER. So I made my own.
After months of research and years of trial and error, I finally found myself in a place where I can do what I love but I also know when to slow down and rest. It wasn't easy. But it was 100% worth it.
Rather than sleeping the days away, getting my energy back and finding my health has allowed me to:
Get my Master's degree and become a nurse practitioner (while also working a part-time job...because, school isn't free!)
Run 10 half and one full marathon (second full marathon coming in summer 2018)
Take up the sport of triathlon and finish two Olympic distance and one Half Iron distance triathlons.
Start running ultra-marathons and complete two 50k races in three months!
Now that I've gotten my mojo back, it's my mission to help other bold, adventurous, and badass ladies that you CAN keep working out, racing, or reaching your athletic goals even if you suffer from an autoimmune or chronic illness.
If you are
Having symptoms of an autoimmune or chronic disease, but no one seems to be able to put the puzzle together.
Feeling stuck or like you are becoming your illness.
Often in tears wondering what the heck is wrong with you and how you are ever going to fix it.
Overwhelmed by a health diagnosis that has turned your world upside down and now you need a freaking plan
Exhausted from doctor shopping...it’s worse than dating
Tired of not being supported or of being told that you need to quit doing the sport you love.
Now is your time
Check out my free training - Turn Off Your Autoimmunity - and learn what steps you can take to reverse your autoimmune symptoms and get on with your life!
Ready to go all in?
Schedule your appointment now and get your completely individualized roadmap to healing! For package pricing, please contact me.
While I might live in the northern most state of Alaska (nope, Alaska is not an island off the coast of California), I work with clients all over the world thanks to the magic of the Internet!
As a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Paleo foodie, research and science junkie, endurance athlete, and chronic fatigue survivor, I have studied and used most of the major dietary theories and self-care practices and I know how to help you develop an approach that will work best for you. I practice functional medicine which means that my approach is holistic and I look at how all the systems in your body and all areas of your life are connected. Total wellness and long-term health is achieved by combining food, movement, and self-care practices in a way that fits into your life.
With over 8 years of clinical experience I have applied what I learned from healing my own body to helping others heal theirs without sacrificing the things that they love. Athletes, especially endurance athletes, have unique needs that, as I discovered through a lot of doctor's visits, most people just don't understand. Being told that you need to stop the sport you love is just not an option for most of us!
When I'm not helping other people get their mojo back, you can find me sharing the behind the scenes bits on Instagram, eating snacks, doing triathlons, and knitting - though not at the same time. Don't run with needles. If you find a sale on airfare to far off places, wool clothing, or jackets, please let me know ASAP because I always need more of those things in my life!