Private Nutrition Coaching for Women with Autoimmune Disease.
Autoimmune conditions are now the third leading chronic illness, right behind cardiovascular disease and cancer! To top this off of the 50 million Americans living and coping with autoimmune disease, more than 75 percent are women.
Autoimmune diseases remain among the most poorly understood and poorly recognized of any category of illness. Individual diseases range from the benign to the severe. To help women live longer and healthier lives, a better understanding of these diseases is needed, as well as better, more effective methods of diagnosis and treatment. Autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, celiac disease, thyroid disease, and the many other hard-to-classify syndromes in the 21st century.
Living with an autoimmune disease can be confusing and overwhelming. You might feel like you have completely lost control of your body, your health, and your life. Unfortunately, many of the conventional treatments available can make you feel worse.
There is another way to deal with autoimmune conditions by addressing the root causes of inflammation through diet, lifestyle and stress managment.
Transformational Nutrition coaching is all about empowering you and helping you find the optimal diet and lifestyle for your unique genetics, health issues and circumstances. It then involves helping you to implement and maintain these changes. I use a functional nutrition approach, which means we will address all of you, not just part of you. As you restore balance to your whole system, you will decrease inflammation in your body and allow your immune system to be at rest.
I know from experience the pain of living with an autoimmune disease. At a young age I was diagnosed with endometriosis. A disease that is now being classified as an autoimmune disease. Endometriosis is a painful gynecological condition in which bits of the endometrial (uterine) lining grow outside of the uterus. This causes pain, scar tissue, and heavy clotted periods.
To make matters worse I contracted a parasite while living in Mexico in the 90’s. Which wasn’t discovered untill recently. This parasite has created systematic inflammtion in my gut which has contributed to many chronic health issues with autoimmune components to them. Chronic migraines, weight gain, arthritis, eczema, fatigue, hormonal dysfunction and digestive issues. Through proper supplementation, lifestyle and diet I am able to have my life back again.
A functional nutrition approach for autoimmune diseases focuses on removing specific foods in the diet that can make symptoms worse, healing the gastrointestinal tract, decreasing overall inflammation in the body, and supporting the body’s adrenal glands which regulate immune function and inflammation.
Depending on your specific symptoms, you will receive a specific meal plan and diet recommendations, lifestyle changes, and herbal, vitamin and/or nutrient supplementation that work together to decrease autoimmune flare-ups, calm inflammation and prevent additional autoimmune diseases in the future.
Results you can expect from working with me
- Increase your energy and vitality
- Energize your immune system
- Balance your energy to support health
- Weight loss (if needed)
- Eliminate the stress that contributes to your fatigue
- Deconstruct cravings and binges to prevent them from controlling your food choices
- Make healthy food choices without deprivation, starvation and struggle
- Have refreshing sleep
- More Energy
Who I work with
I work with women who are experiencing any form of Autoimmune Disease, lack of energy and motivation, and any of the following symptoms related to their illness: unrefreshing sleep, pain, worry, stress, depression, anxiety, compulsive eating, sugar addiction, weight gain, inflammation, digestive issues and hormonal dysfunction.
Ready to get started?
I offer customized coaching programs for women who are ready to relieve the symptoms of Autoimmune disease including fatigue, emotional imbalance and chronic pain so they can create a new relationship with their body. If you are interested in more information and ready to commit to a journey of personal transformation, contact me for a complimentary 2o minute discovery session.
Our initial session is $145 for 75 minutes
Includes: full health intake, supplement recommendations, autoimmune meal plan, self care practice and lifestyle recommendations, email support, goal setting and accountability.
Follow up visits are 30-60 minutes $45-$90 depending on what we decide is appropriate for you.
Ready to get your life back?
Ready to book a session? You can book online here. You can also call me 250-571-1142, text me, facebook me, skype me there are endless ways for us to communicate so pick your fave and reach out.
Karen Martel Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach