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Honesty to ourselves and others
Integrity and commitment to the greater good
Accessibility to health, education, and support
Equality of treatment regardless of age, race, gender, or condition
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Natural Health Practitioner
I found my way into this position through experience with my personal health and professionally in the healthcare field.
In my twenties, I was battling quite a few health issues including endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and chronic migraines and nausea. It started with an absence of my period, I was experiencing migraines 5-6 times a week, and I began to gain weight uncontrollably. Then my period started and didn’t stop for 3 years. I tried everything I could or knew that I could at the time.
I had really great and caring doctors whom I believe truly wanted to help me, but I know they were very limited as to what they could do. My condition worsened and I actually started to hemorrhage and came close to death. My OBGYN could only recommend a hysterectomy, mind you that I was 27 years old and 2 weeks away from my wedding date, and I just felt so helpless. It was the worst feeling ever.
So my at home research began and I dug until I ran across an article linking gluten intolerance to early menopause. I told my husband I was going to stop eating gluten and he promptly rolled his eyes at me saying that was not going to fix all my problems. But, I tried it anyways, what did I have to lose?
Within 2 weeks, my migraines decreased by half, my nausea decreased and my weight had began to drop. I remember going to see my general practitioner after losing 20 pounds and cancelling my hysterectomy appointment, and he asked me what I had been doing. I responded by saying that I had changed my diet, and he looked back at me and said "Good for you. You have to eat to live not live to eat." And I thought (briefly) about punching him because not once, had he asked me about my diet, not once. And again, he was such a caring man, wonderful doctor, and wanted to help. But I was too young to be on 5 different prescriptions including anti-seizure medication. I was pretty much addicted to Vicodin because the pain was so bad. I felt like I was in child birth 24/7 and all I was taught to do was take Vicodin. And when it wore off, I would get rebound migraines creating just a continuous vicious cycle of medication after medication. As it turns out, celiac disease, or even non-celiac gluten intolerance, can be a factor in almost every problem I was experiencing. I was getting tired of it, so I drastically changed my diet and started doing more research until I decided to go back to school because I didn't want any other woman to have to go through what I went through. By the way, my husband is a believer now and my biggest supporter (even if he does still roll his eyes at me sometimes).
"I want everyone to know there are other resources, and you don't have to face this alone. You don't have to be at the mercy of a doctor at the end of a pen and prescription pad. There is help, and you don't have to live that way."