You might call me the "Queen of Disorders". As a young child, I had a growth disorder known as precocious adolescence or precocious puberty. I developed very early; in fact I reached adult height by the second grade. I often heard, "You're so big!" I was often thought of as being much older than I was. I was made fun of a lot in school. Having a child's mind inside an adult body was very confusing.
In my teens I developed eating disorders (anorexia then bulimia) as a way to become "small". I starved myself to a very petite size. Eventually, I realized that my dreams were greater than my quest to be thin and I got healthy.
In my early 30s I began experiencing fatigue, PMS, digestion problems and hair loss. After years of going from doctor to doctor I found out that I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Additionally, I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, hypoglycemia and many food allergies. Many experts believe that Candida (yeast overgrowth) is to blame for all of these conditions. It's also believed that my childhood growth disorder could have been a result of dairy consumption and the hormones added to our milk and cheese.
In my own quest to get healthy I got quite an education then I got an education for real when became a student of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Now I am a Holistic Health Counselor and PAC (Protect Allergic Children) consultant. I also received training from the ELL (Eat Live Learn) Foundation. To put it simply I teach people how to eat. I specialize in helping eclectic eaters: food allergy sufferers, diabetics, hypoglycemic, those with eating disorders, and sugar-aholics. Ironically, even though many clients feel very "messed up" (to put it nicely) with several health issues, they walk away with greater appreciation for their bodies and lives.
If you have any questions I can be reached at Chicagoeatsallergyfree@gmail.com.
Disclaimer: Information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure. This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace proper medical care.