Hello and welcome to The Right BIte! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and spend a few minutes with me. I’d love to share my story with you!
In the Fall of 2009, I was growing increasingly concerned about my digestive health. I had seen GI specialists over the years, but had not had any significant diagnoses or assistance with my digestion. I was told I had IBS, but no one seemed too concerned. When I began to hear about Celiac disease, I was concerned that this might be something I suffered from, so I sought out a doctor who “thought outside the box” and ended up with in the office of an integrative physician and was given an IgG Blood test.
I am fortunate in that I do not have Celiac disease, but I was diagnosed with both a gluten and dairy intolerance, and I set out to change my diet. At that time, no one really knew what “gluten” was, and gluten-free or dairy-free menus didn’t exist. I decided that if I was going to change my diet, it would would be for the better, so I set out to educate myself on what I should be eating, and why.
I shifted to a much healthier way of eating, with a lot of fruits and vegetables and less processed foods. I felt better! It seemed that I could keep things pretty simple, and my body would thank me for it.
Two years later, one of my children was diagnosed with a gluten and dairy intolerance as well, and at this point I set out to truly overhaul the way our family ate. I got back into the kitchen and started cooking from scratch, without using gluten and dairy. I did my first three-week cleanse in the Spring of 2012, and from that point, I was hooked. I was telling everyone of all of the health improvements that my family had experienced, and encouraging others to make changes as well. In September of 2013 I enrolled with The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and started a year-long dive into studying health and nutrition. I opened the doors to my health coaching practice, “The Right Bite”, in January of 2014 and have since had the honor of coming alongside countless people and families to find better health and wellness through healthy eating and better lifestyle habits.
The journey has been a wild one that I would never have predicted. I am so grateful to the many people who have mentored me and encouraged me along the way. I still have so much to learn, and I find daily inspiration from those who have gone before me on the path to better wellness.