You’re a mom, and as a mom, who do you put first? Probably your kids. Maybe there are days you are too exhausted to make your own lunch, so you find yourself eating the leftovers from what you made them; maybe from the pot at the stove, or standing over the sink. Sound familiar? And after doing this for awhile…you start to feel like garbage. You’re tired. You don’t recognize the person you see in the mirror anymore. Maybe you have other nagging symptoms beginning. Digestion issues, skin problems, sleep disturbances, weight gain, and general fatigue. As moms, we dismiss this as being a normal part of motherhood, but it absolutely doesn’t have to be.
I’m Annie-Rose, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner, and mom of two children, ages 3 and 5. And I have been in your shoes. I was putting myself last, and even though I had always thought of myself as “healthy” I realized I wasn’t even doing the basics. I wasn’t drinking enough water, was drinking too much coffee, and I was lucky if I snuck more than a piece of fruit or a vegetable into my day. I started experiencing symptoms like stomach pain, never-ending heartburn, fatigue, night-sweats, and dizziness. I realized that I couldn’t continue to feel this way and be the mom and wife and woman I wanted to be. I saw many doctors and no one could find anything – they took stabs at what it could possibly be, but all guesses were “maybes” and uncertain possibilities of vague issues. I was given medicine to mask the symptoms and sent on my way. These were non-answers, as far as I was concerned, so I turned to food and lifestyle. I set out to overhaul my diet, prioritized movement and sleep, and, slowly, I started to feel better. All my symptoms began to wane and I felt like a new person – a lot like the person I was before the busyness of motherhood took hold.
So, I finally was feeling better than I ever had, but it wasn’t enough. I felt compelled to unburden other moms from their symptoms, so I started the journey to become certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. As an NTP, I take a holistic approach to wellness. We start with your body’s foundations: digestion, blood sugar regulation, mineral balance, fatty acid balance, and hydration, and use a whole foods approach to get your body back in equilibrium. We also look at lifestyle factors such as sleep, stress, and movement because these can have as much impact on our body’s functions as food. Through my multi-pronged approach, we can work together to really make a life-changing impact.
I love what I do, and I have so much fun working with moms to get to the root of their symptoms when doctors say there is nothing really “wrong”.
It can feel really overwhelming to think about making room for change in your life when it feels like there is no. room. left. But, I promise you, there is room, and it doesn’t have to be hard. I will walk through this with you, every step of the way, to make it feel attainable and to ensure you actually reach your goal to feel better, both inside and out. My wish for you is for you to bask in the glow of your own health.
We can get there.
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