I’m Kate, mother of two, wife of one! I’m also a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified Gluten Practitioner, AIP Certified Coach Practitioner and qualified Chef living the dream in Vancouver, BC. Things that make me warm and fuzzy inside are cycling, hiking or snuggling up for movie night with the family and Alfie the tabby cat. I’m passionate about the health of myself, my family and YOU.
I’m the one with the teens who tease me mercilessly about my thyroid. When I’m cold (which honestly I am a LOT in the winter time) they’ll probably say “ugh, the thyroid”. When I’m tired they’ll blame my thyroid. Dry skin, fine hair, dodgy eyebrows – tick that label again! But they’re right, they’ve learned from the best after all. But I’m working on it … things really are getting better and do you want to know why? Because I’m loving my adrenals and I bet you don’t come across too many people who say that to you, ha! Oh and we’re also following the Autoimmune Protocol (with a little bit of GAPS thrown in)!
For 20 years I’ve been taking meds for this sluggish thyroid of mine, which is frustrating because I bet I could have done something about it back then. But nobody told me how or why, so that little white pill has been a part of my life ever since. After my brother died from a short but really intense battle with cancer before Christmas in 2008 my health took a nose-dive and not long after I was living with joint pain and stiffness, crippling anxiety, tingling, panic attacks, heartburn, palpitations and symmetrical swelling on my thumbs and wrists. I’m convinced I was starting to struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Of course my doc told me to “keep calm and carry on” but with a strong family history of autoimmune disease (including RA), I knew I had to do something quickly so I consulted Dr Internet. That’s when I found the Autoimmune Protocol. All those signs and symptoms are long gone now, some of them went as suddenly as they came and it wasn’t until much later that I realised I wasn’t living with them any more.
My family are with me on the AIP and it’s done wonders for them too. Since this protocol came into our lives my kids have shot up in height, they both look pretty gorgeous and glowing (despite being a bit lacking in the facial washing department!), what’s more my son has progressed from a depressed, anxious and aggressive boy to a wonderful, calm, loving and happy teen. Life is good and I truly put that down to using food as medicine.
I believe it so much I went back to school, retrained as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and completed the AIP Coach programme. I needed to satisfy my burning passion to spread the word and nothing gives me more pleasure than helping other people thrive in the same way my family and I are doing.
So let me help you. Let me take you back to that blank canvas we all wish we could have; allow me to discover the root cause of your symptoms and set you back on a health journey that continues in the right direction.
I offer a complimentary 15 minute conversation, where you can give me a brief background of your health concerns and I’ll tell you how I can help. I look forward to hearing from you.