My journey to become a Naturopathic Doctor started at a pivotal time in my life. I’d been a sickly kid and teen, and was an even sicklier college student. By the time I started graduate school, on track for a career in Food Science, I’d tested positive to dozens of food allergens. Even after eliminating these foods from my life, my body continued to protest. I became underweight, and I suffered from chronic depression, fatigue and debilitating migraines.
This had become my normal. After seeing several mainstream doctors, I found myself at a crossroads.
Doctor after doctor told me there was “nothing wrong with you,” which I intuitively knew couldn’t be farther from the truth.
A turning point
Things went from bad to worse. I’d started a job at an international food company, was newly married and planning to start a family. But, my quality of life was dire. Every day I dealt with discomfort, digestive and hormonal dysfunction, and depression. I knew I had to take control of my health, and that meant uncovering the root cause of what was really going on with my body.
That’s when I had my first experience with a Naturopathic Doctor. For the first time, I was with a doctor who took time to really listen, to understand what was going on in my body wholistically, instead of jumping to prescriptive solutions that simply masked my symptoms.
My ND validated something my intuition (and my nutrition training) had been telling me all along — that food, rather than medication, is nature’s most powerful medicine.
This was the first time a physician helped me understand the interconnection between all of the factors that were affecting my health. And, more importantly, how what I put into my body could help it heal, naturally. In taking charge of my own health, I realized the course of the rest of my life. I returned to school and have been a licensed ND using food as medicine for over 10 years.
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