Hello, i’m Amanda; Root Cause Practitioner
I help Women take control of their health to achieve feeling their absolute best in a world that does not focus on Women’s health the way it should, holistically.
I have been on my healing journey for years now after dealing with a laundry list of symptoms that were holding me back from living life to its absolute fullest. At one point when my health completely tanked I was “couch ridden” (I could get out of bed to make it to the couch lol) and went to multiple doctors doing all the testing to get zero answers or support as to why I was feeling so completely awful.
For most of my life, I always struggled with being sick, on antibiotics multiple times a year, all the medications with no answers as to WHY. Even as a baby, I was sick all the time with my Mom searching for answers and support from Doctors which just pointed in the direction of more testing and more medications. Unfortunately, this followed through to my teenage years where I struggled immensely with severe depression and anxiety all the way into adulthood with hormonal imbalance issues coming up to top it off. All of the symptoms I struggled with as a child just morphed into new symptoms as an adult.
This is what led me down the holistic health path as my intuition kept telling me “there is a reason this is happening and that’s what your body is trying to tell you” it just took a lot of time and digging to translate these symptoms into something deeper that was going on, which is where Root Cause comes into play. It made so much sense as I continued to dig more and more into stealth infections, pathogens, immune response, nervous system work and so much more. I had no idea I was dealing with mold toxicity, Lyme and coinfections (which was not shocking considering how many tick and mosquito bites I’ve “collected” over my lifetime in Upper Michigan), parasitic infections and so much more wearing down my immune system. I felt helpless at this point and felt no other option but to try this approach as it was literally a last-ditch effort for me and it’s been something I’ve continued to have to work at but completely gave me my life back and true healing!
After finally making immense progress in my health, I knew this was the path I wanted to follow helping others to take control of their health when they feel they have tried everything else with zero results. For the first time in my life, I knew this was my purpose and enrolled in the Nutritional Therapy Association program where I became a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in May 2022. I have since continued my education and certifications with Emily Morrow’s Master Blood Chem with Em (functional blood work), enrolled in the Integrative Health Practitioner program and a few others.
My focus is primarily on Women’s health as there is a huge gap for Women looking for support with their nutrition, hormones, PCOS, endometriosis and fertility (preconception planning). These are all things I’ve personally struggled with and have been able to really get control of from a holistic stance.
I also work with those struggling with chronic illness (including Men) as this has also been part of my story and know there are so many options to feel better and take control of their health.
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FUN FACTS THINGS ABOUT ME
IF I WASN´T A COACH..
I’d probably be doing more with Interior Design (my other love) which I plan to expand more on in the future..
WHERE I'M FROM
Born in raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I have found myself back to living here after 6+ years of traveling for work living other places across the U.S.
I'M MOST THANKFUL FOR...
My Husband – along with my entire family, I don’t know where i’d be without their unconditional love and support!
I LOVE TO EAT..
I’m not picky at all.. I love anything fresh and homemade! From grass fed burgers, to fresh caught fish from the lake!
Usually surprises people to tell them I worked for a large construction firm building Wind Farms across the US but that’s what my husband and I did for years! The burnout ultimately led me to my health declining.
Teaching women that they can create anything they want, and making healthy living as enjoyable as possible as a close second.
YEAR BY YEAR
THE YEAR I BEGAN NOTICING MY HEALTH WAS DECLINING
After moving away from everything I had ever known with my at the time boyfriend (now husband) things began really working their way to the surface with past traumas, the sense of feeling unsafe in a new place (Texas) and dealing with a laundry list of symptoms that were not seeming to go away. I was going to multiple Doctors to try to get answers on why I had excruciating pain during my periods, around my ovaries, was unable to lose weight regardless of how much I worked out and “dieted”, had zero energy, couldn’t sleep, had painful bloating and constipation which made eating anything stressful. Their solution was always birth control, which I never did well with. It took the next year at the right time (catching a cyst on my ovary) to finally get a diagnosis of PCOS – with zero real supports on how to manage it.
THE YEAR I THOUGHT MY HEALTH WAS AT ITS BEST
Wedding prep meant going hard in the gym which I had been doing the past two years since getting engaged. Although I was at my “fittest” place since I was in highschool, I was still struggling with symptoms I was bandaiding these with birth control and spironolactone, unaware what was brewing beneath the surface. These symptoms only became 10x worse when I decided to get off birth control and spironolactone after our wedding end of 2018. My mental health began to quickly decline not realizing we were living in toxic mold.
THE YEAR THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING
End of 2019 was a traumatic loss in my life that shifted everything for me. My husband and I both decided it was time to leave our extremely stressful job traveling as my mental, physical and emotional health were at their absolute lowest. Then lockdown began not long after and as you know life was pretty crazy this entire year on top of me trying to navigate a loss that I felt extreme guilt for. It felt like my world had completely stopped and I had to make the decision to either push through and ask for help in a different approach or worse. I searched for a holistic practitioner and was able to begin doing the DEEP work of Root Cause which was ultametly what led me to my life completely changing for the better and becoming a practitioner myself!
THE YEAR I CHASED MY DREAMS
After having life changing results in this side of health and finally getting to a place where I could handle more than the bare minimum (because of my health) I took the leap and enrolled in the Nutritional Therapy Association to begin my career in holistic health and nutrition! As someone who always struggled with learning and enjoying learning- this just came so naturally to me and I KNEW this was my purpose! I was consistently working on my own health, digging deeper each and every day for supports and diving into my course.
THE YEAR I OPENED MY PRACTICE
After graduated the NTA in May of ’22, I took the leap of opening my own virtual practice to serve clients on their journey! It has been an exciting journey to be a part of my clients lives and every day I feel honored that they trusted me to support them. I have continued to add additional certifications since (MBCE, Integrative Health Practitioner) and will continue to do so to give my clients the all around support they need!
and the story continues