My journey continued, frustrated, and confused, I started to experiment with whole foods. I was encouraged when the pain dwindled, and my energy increased. However, eventually, my health would plateau, leaving me with concentration problems, unusual sadness, and stagnant energy. This led me to seek the help of a professional to aid my journey. It took more testing and navigating but I eventually was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I dealt with the symptoms of autoimmune disease for years. I learned how diet and lifestyle factors impact symptoms. These new lifestyle areas helped manage the fatigue, pain, and flares. I had to create better habits for myself and understand the frustration and overwhelm that goes along with starting a new routine.
My journey led me to become certified as a health coach with a focus on building better habits.