Planting the Seeds for Health and Wellbeing with The Root Cause Method
The Root Cause Method was created out of my journey.
For many years, I felt “off”. I experienced super low energy, difficulty managing my weight, irritability, brain fog, gastrointestinal distress and so much more.
Conventional doctors would read my lab work and tell me that nothing appeared to be wrong, but I knew better — this was NOT what “normal” should feel like. I wanted to feel good! I wanted to have energy. I wanted to be able to focus and exercise and enjoy myself. I wanted to be healthy.
Out of frustration and a little desperation, I began searching for answers. The turning point occurred nearly 10 years ago when I learned about Functional Medicine. I found a practitioner that took the time to hear my story. She read between the lines of my lab work and my history to determine what was causing the unwanted symptoms. She did not give me a pill to mask them, but rather she focused on the reasons the symptoms were there. Once we identified the root cause of my conditions, we created a plan. Through a combination of interventions, including dietary cleanup, meditation, self-reflection, connecting with nature and more, I was restored to health.
This path took me from frustrated patient to passionate practitioner.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and went on to pursue a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States.
I am trained and licensed as a clinical dietitian and because I specialize in Functional Nutrition, I look at the whole picture, not just your diet. While diet is extremely important and a large focal point, I also look at other factors that affect your health like stress, sleep, exercise, environmental exposure and other lifestyle components that contribute to your health and wellbeing.
I felt called to share this work with others so that they would have access to the healing I know is possible.
This is why I created The Root Cause Method.