I started Alternative Wellness Solutions as a means to educate people about the ways we can achieve optimal health with positive lifestyle changes, proper nutrition and through high-quality supplementation.
In my own life, I suffered for years, not only as a result of my illnesses but also from the side effects of the multiple prescription medications that were recommended that truly did more harm than good. I visited a multitude of doctors, traveling from city to city, and received one misdiagnosis after another. I was finally diagnosed with PCOS, extreme adrenal fatigue, a benign pituitary tumor and hypothyroidism.
Furthermore, as a result of the physical and emotional stress, the medications, and the poor attempt at a healthy diet that I was told to follow, I suffered from intestinal permeability (aka Leaky Gut) that was recking my life! I realized at that point that although most of my "medical" conditions were chronic and Western medical treatment just want cutting it, I needed to take personal charge of my own health. I did my research; I threw out the side-effects-laden prescription drugs, hired a nutritionist and changed my life for the better. That was my first successful step on my path to wellness.
From that point on, I learned everything I could about the power of natural healing and became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and then furthered my education by achieving a Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNC) through the accredited AANC. I have had the privilege to work side by side with some of the leading Functional Medicine Practitioners in Houston over the past decade. I am committed to increasing my knowledge and skills in my growing field and am determined to improve the lives, one person at a time!
My education also includes an in-depth knowledge of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and enzymes and the necessary role they play in aiding our health. My natural approach to health includes a focus on a whole food diet, customized to your needs. I am experienced in coaching clients through Paleo, Keto, Pescatarian and Vegetarian diets, just to name a few. I also stress the importance of an attainable exercise plan, not only for the physical body but for mental health and heart health as well. Oh, and I am completely obsessed with detoxification!