Personal health and educating others on their health and wellness have been passions of mine for many years. I have had issues with my health for my entire life culminating in cancer and Hashimoto’s in my 30’s. Beyond my own health, I have also struggled while watching various loved ones suffer from health-related issues, including my husband Marc who lost his battle to cancer in his mid-40’s. Despite my many challenges with health, I am so grateful for the lessons that I have learned from them because they have given me the fuel to pass on my knowledge to other people in need.
My fascination with health and wellness began on the trips that I took with my mother to Rancho La Puerta (a wellness oasis that was ahead of its time) in Tecate, Mexico when I was just a teenager. She went to try and remedy her asthma, and I got dragged along. I was convinced that I wouldn’t benefit from the experience, but the twists and turns of life have taken me full circle – now nutrition and helping others lead a healthy and happy life have become my career and I couldn’t be more grateful for it.
Like a lot of us, when I got out of college, I wanted the fast life of a “successful” businesswoman. I worked long hours at a stressful job, fueling myself with caffeine and expensive restaurant dinners. Exercise was considered a luxury and sleep was for those who didn’t care about moving up the ladder. I was going to conquer the world.