In 2008 I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and had absolutely no clue what it was or the appropriate course of action to treat it. I was MISERABLE, had unexplained weight gain, cystic acne that required Roaccutane, irregular periods, digestive/gut issues, irritability, and awful mood swings. I was 19 and felt completely helpless. For 12 years, I struggled, some years better than others, but after graduating from law school, where my symptoms were at their worst, I knew I needed to find a different approach, one that was holistic. An approach that would heal my body from the inside out. I started learning everything there was about eating, not just for PCOS but for my cycle and hormones.
I slowly started implementing daily all I learned about eating for PCOS; before long cyclical eating became my way of life and in the best possible way. My symptoms slowly started diminishing, the weight came off, my skin cleared, I had regular periods, and my hormones were balanced. This essential health and lifestyle change inspired me to go back to school to become a health coach and nutritionist. There I learned the essential tools to further help women balance their hormones through optimized nutrition, lifestyle, and mental well-being; this includes those with PCOS. Today, I am proud to say I am PCOS-free.
Given my story, you can see that I worked incredibly hard, as a woman with PCOS, to achieve a healthy BALANCE in all key areas of my life. Therefore, with my business and social media, I like to celebrate that it is ok to enjoy the basic joys in life whilst achieving balance. Balancing hormones through food is meant to be NOURISHING and ENJOYABLE; nothing is off limits, and I am here to help show you that, and yes, pasta and wine can be included. Lastly, with my own experience, I strive to be an outlet for women; to help them discover that with simple BASIC tweaks, they too can have a lifestyle that is BALANCED and tailored to them.