After a car crash in 1999, my health deteriorated rapidly.
Over the years I was diagnosed with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Severe Nerve Damage, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Insomnia and Depression. I lived each day in chronic pain, on so many pain killers, my bag rattled!!
6 years on, after several nerve root blocks, numerous tests and a 3 week Pain Management Programme I was no better, in fact I was getting worse and my life was becoming a struggle as I was living in constant pain. I tried hydrotherapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, physio therapy, a craniologist, a sleep specialist, CBT, everything I could to try to improve my life, but nothing worked
I was told I would never work full time again, never get a mortgage, and never enjoy a normal social or family life. I couldn’t sleep, had to give up exercise, sports I loved, going out with friends, and, eventually, work. I spent 6 years in a fuzzy haze of medication until one day I decided I was no longer going to accept that I had to live the rest of my life in pain and with endless restrictions.
I gradually moved away from conventional medicine in 2005 and started to look into the unknown world of nutrition, exploring how my health could be affected by my diet. Surely my diet couldn’t possibly be affecting my pain?
Today I am pain free! I no longer suffer with any of the conditions I was told I would have for life and no longer take any medication. I feel healthier, brighter and more positive than I ever did. After years of learning about Health & Nutrition for my own illnesses, I decided to return to college to study it properly. I want to be able to help people make the same discovery that I did.
In 2010, I qualified as a Health & Nutrition Coach with the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health receiving two distinctions; An ITEC Diploma in Diet & Nutrition and Fetac Level 6 Certificate in Nutrition & Health!
Not only had I found the answer to my numerous health problems….
I found a career I was passionate about!!
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