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There once was a girl who loved really good bread...

Hi there! I'm Stephanie. I am a Nutritional Therapist certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. I started my journey to healing in 2010 when I was sick and tired of this rash on my arms and chest that wouldn't go away. It itched. All. The. Time. So I scratched it, until it bled. A little voice inside my head got me thinking about why this was happening and I started to visit with my friend Google quite often. I discovered that taking gluten out of my diet might help. So I did. One day in October 2010 I decided to go gluten free. Cold Turkey (that just isn't for everyone). It was hard and I was hungry for awhile until I figured out how to eat but two weeks later the rash was gone. Never to be seen again. After that I sought out a Naturopathic Doctor to help me better navigate my Hypothyroid symptoms. She diagnosed me with Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Something that no doctor had even considered checking since my original Hypothyroidism diagnosis in 2002.  I had some testing done and discovered that I should cut out dairy and several other things too. That was a hard one because I love cheese. I love bread too. I'm not gonna lie. There was a grieving period over those two things. I gave dairy up cold turkey too and quickly researched how to navigate through this new lifestyle I had chosen. I am managing my Hashimotos symptoms through diet and lifestyle and I do still take a natural desiccated thyroid hormone. That may never change but I am okay with that as long as I feel good. Isn't that what is important? That we feel good? It is. It is also important that you become your own advocate in a world where healthcare is defined by giving you a prescription instead of figuring out why you feel the way you do. There are, of course, times when a prescription is needed, don't get me wrong!  Nutritional Therapy has helped me manage my hypothyroid symptoms and right now I feel pretty good. I can help you get to a place where you feel good too. What ever that is for you!