For over 16 years I had debilitating migraines, poor self esteem, struggled anorexia, bulimia and then resorted to food as a form of stress relief. It controlled my life. After having no control of my life, I decided it was time for change.
Can you relate as a Mom?
There were days I felt completely hopeless, utterly angry I had no hope and felt I could never change and wanted to wake up feeling "normal." I felt there was no way to ever change or break these habits. I was exhausted all the time.
After years of struggling from an eating disorder, over exercising and poor self esteem I wanted to change. As a military wife and mom I knew I deserved better and wanted to be a great example for my daughter.
I didn't just stop there, I wanted to learn more about holistic health and how it can help nourish our bodies. I enrolled as a Holistic Health Coach at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, became a personal trainer and fitness instructor. I was quickly learning how important it was to give my body good food, know what my food allergies were,and be more mindful of myself.
Now I stand here are a different woman. My faith has gotten through these dark moments in my life. I cannot stand here and tell you I haven't had a migraine in 5 years. I get them, but they are VERY few and far between. I know my triggers now and know when I need to slow it down.
Meg and her family have entered the "civilian" life after her husband was a Marine for 10 years. They reside in Ohio with their 3 children and 4 fur babies.
How is your Journey?
Have you ever felt that way I did with wanting more control of your life? Do you feel like you have tried every diet out there yet still use food as your source of comfort making you depressed, anxious and hopeless? Are you ready for a new chapter in your life to dig deep and find freedom from food. I am here for you. I have been there friend. There IS Hope!
I am on a Mission and feel called to help other Mom's feel their best. I help them restore gut health, stress and create a healthy lifestyle they can SUSTAIN for themsevles and their families using food, faith and fitness.
Doctor of Naturopathy Program: Trinity School of Natural Health
Course studies in Bach Flower remedies, essential oils, naturopathic medicine, muscle testing and PH Balance
Hawthorn University: Master Science Holistic Nutrition
•Assist in the promotion of health and control of disease
•Conduct nutritional research
• Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary care plans and provide nutritional counseling
• Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation;
•Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutritional monitoring to improve their quality of life;
•Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patients
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Kent State University: Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
American College Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross: CPR, First Aid, AED
MOSSA Power: Group Fitness instructor
ZUMBA Licensed and ZIN Member
Fitness Instructor: Glutes and Abs, Bootcamp, Tabata, Cardio & Strength, Zumba
Published Migraine Work
Research Thesis: "Nutritional and Alternative Approach in the Prevention of Migraine Headaches
Webinar: Holistic Health and Fitness- Whole Health in a Red Line State
Webinar & Oral Presentation: "Move Over Migraine"