Meet Amy

Welcome!  I’m Amy and I’m passionate about helping women heal their hormones.  Conventional medicine gives us women little to no options when it comes to getting to the root of our hormone issues and it can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless.  I believe we can do better.  My goal is to empower women with knowledge about how their bodies work, with diet and lifestyle suggestions to help their bodies function at their best, and with self-awareness to help them tune in to and listen to what their body needs.  My own journey with hormone health has taught me so much and helped me heal my body, mind and heart.  I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with you as we walk together on your journey to health!  Come find your beautiful balance with me today!

Amy

“As you make choices that honor who you are, you’ll get exactly what life intended for you—the chance to reach your greatest potential.”

–Oprah Winfrey

My Hormone Story

I’ve had hormone problems almost as long as I can remember.  As a twelve year old girl, my periods were floods that cause me to miss school and limit my activities.  Then as a teenager, the cramping was bad enough to leave me curled in a ball on my floor, just wishing the pain would go away.  I knew my friends didn’t go through all of this, but I also knew a lot of the women in my family did, so I just assumed it was normal for me.

Things didn’t get any better as I got older.  I knew something was up in college when I gained twenty pounds out of the blue and couldn’t lose it, no matter how hard I exercised and how little I ate.  I had pain in my ovaries every month, acne all over my face, and felt fatigue that I couldn’t shake.  My doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me.  Their answer was  that some women just have to deal with all of this and the only solution they could offer me was the pill.  It was the only treatment offered and I was desperate to feel better.  I took it.

Fast forward 15 years and four kids later.  I had been on and off the pill for years in between kids, tried an IUD unsuccessfully, and was beginning to feel fed up with having to take a pill to manage my period symptoms.  I decided to go off.  My symptoms came back once again, but this time I decided there had to be a better way to deal with them.  I wanted to get to the root of the problem and solve it for good, not just put a bandaid on it.  I was tired of believing that this was just part of being a woman.

I’m not going to lie, it was not a quick process to get my hormones, and my body, back in balance.  But I learned that there are so many options and ways to heal, that it’s possible to address the root problem and not just cover up the symptoms, and that even though it takes time, it’s not always complicated to get your body functioning well.  Maybe even more importantly, I’ve learned to honor my body and her wisdom rather than despising it.  I recognize my body’s strength and beauty instead of seeing myself as weak or broken.  I see being a woman as a gift rather than a curse.  I’ve learned so much and picked up so many tools along my journey, and I am so excited to be able to share them with you!  If anything in my story speaks to you, reach out and let’s explore how we can do more together!

Amy’s Training & Credentials

  • In 2005 I received my Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University.
  • In 2019 I trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach.
  • In 2020 I went on to complete an advanced course in hormone health from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
  • In 2020 I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training and registered with the Yoga Alliance.
  • And finally, I am currently participating in an apprenticeship in women’s hormonal and reproductive health with Nicole Jardim.

“Start over, my darling. Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it. Then start over and love yourself the way you were always meant to.”

–Madalyn Beck
IIN Health Coach
RYT200