I am so excited to have you here. The Universe must have aligned perfectly for you to find my page. Whatever the reason may be - I hope that I can help guide you in the right direction. I’ve struggled for a very long time to tell my story. This is partly because I didn’t want to re-live it over and over again. I never wanted to be the victim. But alas, here I am writing to you. My story is of hardship and hope. Most importantly though, it’s a story of survival.
We all love to share the pretty highlight reel of our lives. Sometimes though, it’s important to share the ugly side of things. My story shares the ugly truth - healing is not pretty. Healing is messy. It’s not a straight slope. Healing moves in twists and turns, yet it moves at an upward pace. However, healing can be a beautiful journey- if you let it. It’s going to take a lot of heart, a lot of hope, and a lot of love. How badly do you want to get better? What would that look like? Hold that; create the vision in your head. Now realize this: You are not your disease. Your body wants to heal. Every cell in your body wants to heal. It doesn’t matter what the doctor says, or your family says, or anyone else says - YOU can and you will heal. You just have to believe it.
The Short Story
Chronic Lyme Disease, Mold Toxicity, and Radiation Exposure. I could write a script for a horror movie. This is what happened for me two years ago. I’ve experienced things that I would never wish upon my worst enemy (if I had any enemies!). The crazy thing is, I wouldn't change a thing. Well maybe a couple things, but you get the point!
After living a healthy and vibrant life in San Diego, I was sent into a downward spiral of chronic illness. I had a wide range of symptoms that started with anxiety, panic attacks, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, stiff neck (lyme meningitis), tinnitus, systemic candida, chronic back pain, brain fog, insomnia, and dizziness (low blood pressure).
While by body was exposed to a toxic environment (I later found out I was being exposed to radiation), my symptoms quickly escalated. I started experiencing muscle twitching, mysterious rashes, chest pain/heart irregularity, gastrointestinal dysfunction, neurological symptoms (tremors, twitching, tingling in head, vertigo), eye nerve damage, eye twitches, visual snow, mood swings, blood sugar issues (hypoglycemia). At the very worst part of this, I developed Epilepsy, Lyme induced Pure O (obsessive compulsive disorder), extreme foods allergies and chemical sensitivities, Tick-Borne Encephalitis (my brain was on fire) and PTSD. On top of this, it felt like my whole entire body was being electrocuted.
Day after day, I had to convince myself that I was going to make it. Honestly, there were some days I didn’t think I was going to. I was never suicidal, but I knew that I could not continue living like this. After searching for answers day and night, some very special friends led me to a Functional Medicine MD. This man literally saved my life. Through Integrative and holistic nutrition, my body was brought back to a normal balance.
Though I am no completely cured of Chronic Lyme Disease (yet!) but my body is pretty much within homeostasis. I still have tinnitus (I had this prior to getting really sick), food sensitivities, and the non-diabetic hypoglycemia (again, had this prior to illness). I am here to help guide those with Chronic Lyme Disease, Autoimmune Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, or anyone just trying to live a healthier lifestyle. I want you to get to the root of the problem, and find the correct treatment to heal. I can provide you with the best information I can to guide you in the right direction. You can get your life back, just like I have. You have the power to heal yourself.