I was sick.
I am an experienced health coach, trained at Duke Integrative Medicine.
I was sick for about 8 years.
Muscle weakness. Brain fog. Debilitating fatigue. Couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t digest food well. Couldn’t concentrate on anything. Extremely low body temperature. Days of recovery after the smallest physical effort. I desperately tried to hide how bad my symptoms were.
I became a student of every path I could find:
- I saw Doctors
- I saw Functional Medicine Doctors
- I saw alternative health practitioners
- I had costly blood work
- I studied Yoga, Qi-Gong, & Meditation
- I joined dozens of online health discussion groups
- I tested many, many, many supplements
- I tested most every diet
- I studied the leaders of nearly every health “movement.”
- I read countless books, articles, and scientific papers about nutrition, diet, and chronic illness
- I spent nearly a decade of endless conversations with other sufferers, looking for clues about metabolism, digestion, bio-physics, immunity, gut health, circadian rhythms, mold, EMF, and more…
I went long stretches unable to work — burning through savings — unable to figure out why I felt so terrible.
Here’s how it all began:
In 2007, after completion of a BA in Economics from Western Kentucky University, I began working at a local corporation. In 2008, I moved to Nashville, TN to play music.
Within a year, I found myself struggling with health issues that forced me out of music — and almost entirely out of “normal” life — for nearly a decade.
I spent most all of my free time studying every aspect of health I could find. I endlessly explored the scientific literature, PubMed citations, biology textbooks, and PhDs and MDs publications, and online “health gurus” on every topic from digestion to mental health. I meticulously implemented most of the ideas, diets, and supplemental regimens of every respected or popular thinker available — to varying results.
Through this approach, I learned precisely what each method had to offer me.
I explored the benefits and pitfalls of focusing on:
It wasn’t until I put them all together that I began to make real, sustainable progress.
And that’s what I’d love to help you do:
Make real sustainable progress.
By putting pieces together.
It all comes down to this:
There may be multiple areas — and big pitfalls — to focus on to give ourselves the best chance to heal.