Hi, I'm Nadene
I'm all about personal transformation, delicious recipes and whole body wellness without deprivation. I believe we are all capable of creating a life we love, while feeling great on the inside and looking FANTASTIC on the outside.
My journey to wellness is not new. I was the kid who was always sick, often missing weeks of school at a time. My story began a few weeks after I was born. I suffered from severe gastrointestinal dysfunction and a laundry list food allergies, leading to a weakened and compromised immune system.
I got bronchitis several times a year, ear infections, UTI's .. the list is long. In my early 20's, I started getting eczema, as well as chronic constipation. It was excruciating. My entire body was covered in eczema patches. By my mid 30's, when my daughter was born, the eczema was so
bad that I had to sleep with my hands coated in ointment and wrapped up so that I wouldn't scratch my skin off in my sleep. Going through all this with a baby who required feeding, bathing and diaper changes was exceptionally hard as I had to wash my hands all the time.
I'd exhausted all medical options by this point, so I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. I radically changed my diet and committed to following this new plan strictly for 2 months. By the end of the 3rd week on this new eating plan, I had one small eczema spot left on my left hand. Not only did the eczema heal, but my gut started to heal as well. This blew my mind! The only thing I changed was my diet! Could food really be THIS powerful in reversing a condition I'd lived with for nearly 15 years?
This all prompted me to use my experiences in a positive way by becoming a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I want to see people living healthy, fun-filled, purpose-driven lives and if your health is less than optimal, it takes so much away from the amazing life we're here to experience.
I'm also currently enrolled as a student at The School of Applied Functional Medicine, to earn certification in Functional Medicine for Health Coaching (FMHC). This will allow me to serve my clients at a much deeper level, taking a Functional Medicine approach to wellness, partnering with them in the quest for real answers, supporting them through the healing process and witnessing as they achieve optimal health and truly thrive.