I’m Jen - a Naturopath and Nutritionist with a Master's in both Psychology and Health Studies. I’d like to share a bit about my own journey with you if you’ll give a moment of your time!
From a young age, I struggled immensely with IBS symptoms and overall poor gut health. When I reached puberty, I was greeted by heavy and painful periods. When I was 17, I started having terrible headaches at least half the month, including severely crippling migraines around my cycle, and that’s not even touching on how painful my cycles were.
My lovely friend, I couldn’t go to school or work. All I could do was lay on the floor, curl into a ball, and cry. Do you feel that? (If anyone has ever told you that pain is just part of being a woman, I have some stern words for them!)
My childhood, adolescence, and 20s were a time of fatigue and pain.
When I turned 26, my periods stopped altogether - and I didn’t have one for another two years! It was during my time studying to get my second Master’s and I remember waking up one morning being too tired to get out of bed. My life shifted suddenly from being a young, fit personal trainer to someone feeling overwhelmed by the mountain of health challenges she was suddenly facing.
My lovely friend, what a mountain it was!
Over the next two years, I was diagnosed with PCOS, infertility, pre-diabetes, a migraine disorder, vertigo, adrenal fatigue, and a damaged liver (worse than an alcoholic’s liver and I don’t even drink!). Lastly, as the cherry on the cake, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at 28 years old.
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed and drained with life that all you can do is lay in bed and stare at the ceiling? When everything feels wrong and no one has answers?
I get it - I’ve been there. It’s exhausting. But I am so proud of you for sticking it out because there is a better way!
I knew I wanted something other than what the 5 doctors and Naturopath I had seen had recommended. I didn’t want a pain-filled life full of unanswered questions. So I made the decision to change my lifestyle. I switched up my diet and got onto supplements - with an emphasis on treating my life from a natural perspective.
Within 3 months… My period was back!
All my other ailments - one by one - faded away as I reclaimed my life through my choices every day. My body was being brought into equilibrium and everything was balancing out! As I dove into understanding my health, I knew I needed to let go of my toxic load. When I did, my Hashimoto’s went into remission. With this beautiful change, I knew I needed to help other women make their journey into natural health and wellness, so I went to school to become a Naturopath and Nutritionist.
My Hashi’s has been in remission since I was 31 and I am symptom free from my other conditions. Now, seven years later, I am happy, healthy, and full of energy. I wake up in the morning ready to seize the day - a day filled with joy! Smiling and laughing come so easily now and I never thought that would be my reality.
Plus, should I choose, I can now have children!
My lovely friend, I am sending you a virtual hug as you read this and prepare to start on this journey. Please know that your life is not meant to be lived in pain and feeling ill. It’s not “part of being a woman” or “just a side effect of life” - it’s a real issue and you’re not imagining it. You’re not making a mountain out of a molehill. This is not something every woman deals with. Your pain - physical, mental, and emotional - is valid.
I want to see you be the happiest, healthiest version of yourself. So, today, I am inviting you to partner with me on your journey. I want to help you take this step into natural hormone health and be on this journey with you.
There is hope and there is healing.
See you in the program!