Hi There, I’m Emily!
I’m a certified Primal Health Coach and 21 Day Sugar Detox Coach. I’m an ENFP, recovering sugar addict and chronic illness warrior devoted to living my best life and helping others do the same. I was born and raised just outside of Los Angeles, CA and graduated with a BA in sociology from CSUB in 2015. I grew up with terrible habits–I was messy, lazy, stubborn, and completely uninterested in health or wellness. My chronic illness diagnosis changed my life–I became committed to learning about myself, my body, and how to live my best life. I’m now on a journey to share my knowledge and experience to empower others to make the same commitment to live their best life.
Growing up, my main sources of food consisted of the boxed, frozen and drive-thru varieties. I was always slightly over or under weight. I had migraines and stomach aches; anxiety and ADHD; infections and viruses. I averaged about 4 rounds of antibiotics per year, and cycled through a variety of OTC medicines regularly like Ibuprofen, Pepcid, nasal sprays and Excedrin just to name a few.
As a teen the menstrual and gastrointestinal issues began. I started hormone therapy for the severe cramping and was tested for a multitude of GI issues–none ending in diagnosis. I experimented with various medications, treatments, and multiple doctors to find relief. Finally, a ‘breakthrough’ in 2014 when I received an ultrasound to investigate the cause of my crippling pain. Alas, the doctor finds nothing. Looks good,” he said “No cysts, but it could be endometriosis.”
That was the first time a doctor had suggested endometriosis; and I had seen several doctors over several years. As I researched the disease I was certain that I was in fact a sufferer–all I needed was the diagnosis. In November of 2015 I had a minimally invasive diagnostic surgery which resulted not only in a diagnosis, but the removal of several endometrial lesions on several abdominal organs. In September of 2016 I had my second surgery to remove endometrial lesions, along with my appendix.
Since my diagnosis I took my health into my own hands and empowered myself with tools and information to live a thriving life in the midst of my illness. Through adopting a paleo, primal, ancesteral, real food diet (or whatever you want to call it) I’ve lost body fat, gained energy, stabilized emotions, minimized pain and inflammation, managed symptoms, strengthened my immunity, and learned how to live my life to the fullest. I want to help you do the same!
I believe with all my heart that once we understand that health and happiness go hand-in-hand, once we truly embody the fact that knowledge is power, we begin to make decisions based in whole health–in a way to fuel our bodies, minds, and souls. My hope is to help empower you to empower yourself–to make informed decisions in every facet of your health: nutrition, movement, mindset, stress management, sleep hygiene, relationships, and habits. I want you to love yourself so incredibly much that you will commit to aligning your life in a way that will make you the happiest and healthiest YOU you’ve ever been.