Hi, I'm Julia! In my early 20's, I set out to find answers to my chronic health issues and, upon a major lifestyle overhaul, my body immediately began to heal by leaps and bounds. Once I was finally back to being my positive, strong, fun-loving self again, I realized a deep and true calling to help others find healing, too. So, I hit the books (again!) and became a certified Holistic Nutritionist!
A silver lining of my challenging journey to better health is that I not only found answers to healing chronic illness and obtaining optimal immune function; I found within myself a deep and profound understanding of the principles of wellness, discovered and connected with my intuitive understanding of holistic health through personal experience and education, and developed an unwavering sense of hope for a cleaner, happier, healthier world. Spoiler alert: I want to help you achieve all of this, too! With an inherent love of nature and zest for life, I now have my true purpose: influencing my corner of the world by sharing the abundance of knowledge I've been gifted along my own journey. It is my mission to share this wisdom and support with as many people as I can, so that they can flourish in a wholesome life full of possibility and free from illness, fear, and worry.
WHERE MY JOURNEY STARTED
Following a childhood riddled with illness, leading to chronic health issues and antibiotic overuse (from age 14-21, I was on 10-12 rounds of antibiotics per year just to live functionally), I set out to find the solutions for true health. As a child I had frequent and reoccurring eczema, hives, allergic reactions and strep throat. That was followed by nearly 10 years of mystery illness as a teenager/young adult with chronic fatigue and exhaustion, reoccurring upper respiratory infections (sinus and chest/lungs), asthma, brain fog, hot flashes, acne, weakness of limbs, elevated liver enzymes, swollen/painful lymph nodes, MRSA skin infections, achey joints, reoccurring Epstein Barr Virus (Mononucleosis), heart palpitations, hormonal symptoms, irregular menstruation, and antibiotic resistance.
Along my journey, I was tagged with diagnoses such as: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Hypoglycemia, Adrenal Fatigue, Immunoglobulin A (IGA) Deficiency, Celiac disease, Thyroid imbalances, Autoimmune disease, double MTHFR gene mutation, and heavy metal toxicity.
I had struggled to function on a normal level, plagued with exhausting symptoms and in a vicious cycle of relying on medication, for years. It all came to a head when I reached the height of my career in real estate at age 22 and my doctor's best guess was that I had Lymphoma. Thankfully, I did not; but the fear had set in, along with the reality of how poor the state of my body's health was, at an age where I should have been thriving. With this sobering realization came my choice to make any changes necessary; I committed to find the answers that I so desperately needed in order to heal, at all costs.
I was able to unshackle myself from the vicious cycles of medication and illness, and from the labels of the daunting diagnoses, by finding concrete answers! I hope to share all that I can about my journey so that your health doesn't require the same sacrifice of time, effort, money, and heartache.
I truly believe that every single small step toward healthier living is actually a big step. Whether you are looking for an entire lifestyle overhaul or to make a few small changes for the better, I am here to help in full capacity at any pace that feels right to you individually. As a lifetime student of wellness, I have tried dozens of methods to heal my own body including fad diets, trendy workout regimens, Eastern/Alternative medicine, and many conventional medical treatments. There is no one-size-fits-all, and my approach is as individualized as it is modern, holistic, scientific, intuitive, and interdisciplinary. It is all-encompassing with the goal of finding what best suits your body's thrive-ability!
I share my experiences, expertise, and research to propel you forward in life. In addition to helping you to thrive, I also hope to save you from exhausting the ample resources that I put forth throughout my own journey (expensive practitioners, treatments, testing, supplements, and more) only to ultimately find simple and inexpensive keys to optimal health. I bring all of the knowledge and support I have to give and assist you with integrating what you are comfortable with, every step of the way. I am honored and humbled to be on anyone's team as they embark on the fulfilling journey to optimal wellness.