Ready to restore your gut and ditch the constipation for good?
I learned how to transform my own health, digestion and inflammation - and I am here to help you.
Hi, I'm Valerie Williams.
Time for a quick story...
At the age of 15, I woke up in extreme pain in my chest, I actually thought I was having a heart attack. I tried to get up and crawl over to my parents bedroom. I woke them up, and I was rushed to the hospital. After some time, they ended up giving me antacids, and they diagnosed me with severe GERD. This was the beginning of a journey with antacids. I often felt bloated, burped a lot, went back and forth between diarrhea and constipation. I took acid blockers for years and I mean 15 years straight with no breaks. No one told me any different. I would also end up sick a lot during the years which I then took antibiotics for, which just made my gut worse.
After several endoscopies and physicians seen over the years, my symptoms never improved. Well it was because I kept eating all those foods that were making things worse. I was frustrated and thought well this is life now and I can’t do anything about it. I was also in college and tired all the time, falling asleep in class, stressed, struggling with running to the bathroom and having diarrhea. I never had any ENERGY. Now I know that the food I was eating was not nourishing my gut, and my gut health was not optimal!
HITTING ROCK BOTTOM
It wasn’t until I got married that after all those years of eating the wrong foods for my body, taking antibiotics, antacids, & dealing with severe anxiety and depression…that I was then diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, twice. I started digging into every book I could find, website articles, groups on facebook that dealt with thyroid, cancer and reflux. The one thing they all had in common was it all stemmed from my GUT.
It was then that I realized that my poor gut health and all the symptoms I faced every day were keeping me from being the person I dreamed of being! I wasn’t emotionally present at all. I was in a constant fog!!
Journey to Healing
I began to look more closely at my life and at my diet, suddenly realizing that the food I was eating was just contributing to the problem. Amongst that my stress was not helping which just caused more inflammation. Between the food, stress and all the emotions, it was all having a negative impact on my gut. Then my gut health was having a negative impact on the rest of my health and my life.
So, of course, my first step was to change the food I was eating every day. My research led me to realize that my gut health is connected to the rest of my health. So, after hours of research and plenty of time figuring out what worked best for my body, I ditched all those gut issues.
What a difference this made! I was less grumpy, had less stomach pains, no more brain fog, I was losing weight and felt better as a whole. I reduced my overall inflammation in my body, and the depression was starting to get better. Since then, I’ve only gotten better.
A NEW FOUND PURPOSE
My experience changed my life in wonderful ways, and now, I’m on a path to help others! I want to help you reclaim your life by getting your gut in great shape! In order to best help others, I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the school for Functional Nutrition Alliance so I could learn as much as I could about nutrition. Now, as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I have the passion, experience, and knowledge to help you achieve your health goals and kick those gut issues to the curb for good.
In addition to helping you get your gut in the right place so you can live a healthy, comfortable life, I also have the personal experience to guide you and support you as you work to reach your wellness goals and reclaim your life!