Functional Nutrition Expert + Fertility Coach
FDN-P, CHC, LE
Hi! I'm Andrea
My passion for health and vitality was the result of my own struggle with Hypothyroidism. Normally, you are given a pill to take daily for the rest of your life and off you go. In my case, this pill made things worst for me. My health continued declining and my struggled got real.
I spent thousands of dollars and countless hours visiting doctors who wouldn’t really care to dig deep and figure me out. No one really understood how I felt, all I would hear was “Your labs are normal, it’s all in your head!”. And yes, knowing that your labs are normal is a good thing to hear but in my case, since I was not able to even drive anymore because I was scared I would pass out, I somehow preferred to hear that there was some sort of imbalance or indication of what is wrong. I was this very athletic young woman full of life and before I knew it, I was spending more time in doctor’s waiting rooms that my own house or work. I had been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism but deep inside I knew there was more to it. Something else was not right.
So what did I do?
I had enough.
I decided I was going back to school. I had just finished my MBA, my student loan kicked in and seriously committing to school again was the last thing I wanted, physically and mentally. But also was the only way to I was going to understand my body and help myself at a deeper level. I was blessed to find Functional Diagnostics Nutrition Practitioner program which allowed me to run specialized labs. Without hesitation, I entrusted my health to my ability to study, learn, and hopefully run labs that conventional medicine would not run otherwise.
Just a few months into the program, my life changed. It really did.
I was able to run labs on me and confidently diagnose myself. I confirmed my hypothyroidism and found I was on stage 3 of Adrenal Exhaustion, H. Pylori infection, several severe food sensitivities, and leaky gut. I was also able to show my family that I wasn’t “thinking too much about it!”, that I was right and it wasn’t just my thyroid acting up.
As you may or may not know, dealing with all these health conditions affects so many areas of your life. In my case it affected my energy, memory, skin, sex drive, body weight, lost hair (like crazy!), developed anxiety attacks, heart palpitations, headaches, dizziness, night sweats, blood sugar imbalances, terrible nausea, stomach pain, bloated, gassy, inexplicable fear to pretty much everything and at last put me in the ER more than once- it was not easy.
Good thing my parents raised me to be a fighter! to find a way and to pay attention to what my heart always tells me. My heart always told me there was something more than thyroid and there was. After all this health crisis what became more real than my symptoms was the fact that my fertility was compromised. My ability to make a baby was seriously far at this point.
This is how my passion for fertility and prepping our bodies was born.
At the end of the road my goal was to be healthy again, but more importantly:
I’ve had to endure patience, which was probably one of my weaknesses. But no matter how long it takes, I know in my heart I am now closer to making a baby and having a healthy pregnancy.
I hope you join me in my journey and trust me that I will take real interest in your fertility. and
If you made it to this part of my story, that tells me you want this baby as much as I do. So let’s work together and let’s make it happen!
I am a Functional Fertility Expert and a real life specialist. If you are looking for a place to start your motherhood journey and want to cover all your basis when preparing your body to have an amazing pregnancy + a healthy baby, then please make yourself at home and let’s get to it.
My programs are all designed through a Functional Medicine lens and a strong base in real food eating. We will cover all basis starting with your feminine cycle, passing through your gut, knowing what supplements you may need, and of course lifestyle improvements.
No one can guarantee a pregnancy, not even a fertility doctor that conducts hundreds of IVFs in a year. What I can guarantee you is that you will become a master of your fertility. If you are already healthy, then you may just confirm that you are on the right track but if you need a vitality reset, my programs will certainly help you.
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