I'm a registered dietitian with a background in health promotion. Through my own struggles with PCOS, infertility, miscarriage, ulcerative colitis, interstitial cystitis and feeling not listened to by multiple doctors, I created this blog.
Infertility and having a miscarriage were the hardest things I've ever faced. PCOS and all the symptoms that come along with it can be overwhelming. I may have "beaten" infertility, but I still battle PCOS symptoms every single day, and I'm constantly researching and learning how to manage the symptoms.
After being told by two doctors that my case was "too complicated" and that I had a "0-4% chance to ever conceive," I decided to become my own health advocate. I finally found a doctor who listened and actually cared what the root cause of my infertility was and even worked with a Naturopathic doctor to give me guidance on what supplements to take. I also transitioned to a gluten and dairy free diet and really watched my sugar intake to help get my period back and control insulin resistance. Real food, supplements, less stress, and a green home are the main tools I used and continue to implement to be a healthier person.
I'm a 30 something year old wife and mom of three kids under the age of 5. Our oldest son was adopted at birth. Then our middle son was conceived naturally after trying to conceive for 6 years and experiencing a devastating miscarriage. When our middle son turned one, our baby girl was conceived naturally and was quite a surprise!
Most days, I'm busy running after my boys. When I get the chance, I love to lift weights, go for walks, bake paleo treats with my boys and drink coffee as an occasional treat. I hope my blog can give you tips and encouragement along your journey.
Even though I've beaten infertility, building long term health is still an on-going quest. My hope is to share a little of my knowledge to help you along in your own personal search for health and fertility.