I had enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and under my arms for 3 years prior to being correctly diagnosed. I woke up each day exhausted with barely enough energy to make it through the day. When I got home from work I collapsed on my couch. I was told it was allergies, strep throat and stress at various doctors visits. I got headaches daily, had constant stomach troubles, muscle aches, brain fog and gained weight. For years no doctor I saw knew what was wrong - but what was really frustrating is they weren't looking and they weren't listening. I knew that my symptoms were all tied together. Finally I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Epstein Barr Virus (CFS-EBV) when I was 29 years old. That was the turning point for me. I immediately started seeing 'alternative medicine' practitioners: acupuncturists, chiropractors, allergy specialists, and an ayurvedic practitioner. I listened to them and learned from their ancient knowledge. I read everything I could get ahold of and spent years reviewing research on autoimmune diseases and CFS-EBV to learn how to heal myself. By combining ancient knowledge and modern science I recovered my health, lost the weight and reclaimed my life. I turned my passion for health and wellness into a successful career when I became a nutritionist. Now I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and resources with my clients.
I was 30 and just married, and wanted to be healthier. I started calorie counting and working out. I was able to lose 40 pounds on my own. Two years later I got pregnant with my son and gained back those 40 pounds plus another 10 pounds. It took me two years to lose those 40 pounds again but the last 10 pounds wouldn’t come off no matter how much I exercised or how many calories I cut. I talked to my doctor each year and asked for help. She just kept telling me to do what I was doing and the weight would eventually come off. Finally, I sought the help of a naturopath and found out I was suffering from adrenal fatigue. Once I got the adrenal fatigue treated, I was feeling better and ready to try a new weight loss program. I found a nutrition program that was different than anything I tried before, it was all personalized for you. You took control and figured out what foods and eating styles worked best for you. That was the turning point for me in my weight loss. I was finally able to shed the last 10 pounds and feel great and be healthy again. My husband saw my passion for nutrition and encouraged me to figure out how to use this knowledge to help other women. That is when I found the Institute of Transformational Nutrition and became a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach.
Jennifer and Catherine regularly lead classes and provide speaking engagements at health fairs, yoga studios, community meetings, health practitioners offices and women's groups. To see if we are available for your event please email us your event information to us and inquire through our contact page. Thank you for witnessing us!
Jennifer struggled with adrenal fatigue, the first step in metabolic syndrome that ultimately leads to chronic disease. Catherine was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Epstein Barr virus (CFS-EBV) – just one of 100+ autoimmune diseases recognized by the medical community today.
Our stories are common. We both struggled with exhaustion, skin problems, lack of energy to power through the day, digestion issues, stress, sleeplessness and living in a mental fog. We did our research and found our own healing success through nutrition and detoxing and now we want to share it with you.