Brandy’s health struggles started early on, as a child she struggled with chronic ear infections, chronic colds, and chronic tonsillitis. After having her tonsils and adenoids removed when she was 8 her symptoms seemed to improve for a short while but within a year or two, she began an long term struggle with digestive issues, and weight gain.
She was diagnosed with IBS when she was 16 and followed the standard advice of eating more fiber, exercising and worrying less. In her early 20’s she started having severe anxiety and depression. She spent over a year trying several different medications but soon became frustrated by the side effects and with the help of her holistically minded grandmother weened herself off the medication with amino acids, and herbs.
After seeing how amazing they worked she became passionate about learning anything and everything she could about holistic and alternative health.
In 2011 after a difficult pregnancy, her health crashed, and she began experiencing digestive issues again, extreme fatigue, body pain, and panic attacks.
She began researching again and was tested and diagnosed with celiac disease. Although giving up gluten helped some it didn’t address the panic attacks, body pain, and extreme fatigue. She started working with a Naturopath but didn’t see any results.
Frustrated by her lack of results she decided she need to take her health into her own hands and found Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) in 2013. She signed up for the FDN Practitioner Certification (FDN-P) course and by following the FDN approach her results were nothing short of amazing, she began healing and her symptoms started disappearing very quickly.
She has gone on to study even more adding EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Transformational Health Coaching (CTNC), and Gluten Practitioner (CGP) Certifications to her arsenal of tools to help clients. She is passionate about spreading the word on the power of a functional approach to wellness and educating people that there is another way to get better and stay better.
Fun Facts About Me
I AM CANADIAN!
I was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and am currently living in Saskatchewan!
I AM A MOM OF 4!
I have 4 amazing kids!
I LOVE HOCKEY!
When I am not researching a learning about health you can find me enjoying a good game of hockey with my family!