About Tara

My Story

  I had to heal myself so I could help others do the same. I remember one of my mentors telling me that I was going  through it all so I will eventually be able to help people who have been in my shoes. He was right.  I am here help you get your life back and to put you on the path to feeling your best self from the inside out. 

 I’ve had my own personal health struggles over the years that led me into this amazing field. I have spent the last 10 years studying as much as I could about holistic nutrition and getting to the root cause of health issues. Prior to having children, I was an avid gym rat , runner and former serial dieter. I did them ALL!  I wore a bit of a chip on my shoulder judging those who didn’t’ take care of themselves. I couldn’t understand not having time, or being injured. I use to think that was just plain lazy! Boy, did life humble me.

So let’s fast forward to the birth of my son in 2009 at age 34. I had to have a c-section that has created all kinds of issues for me.  As a result of the surgery, I had terrible muscle spasms and could no longer do a sit up without getting a major charley horse in my upper abdomen!  We then found a gallstone the size of a walnut. Yup, me the health nut with a giant stone in my body. With the guidance of a great Chiropractor, I chose not to lose my gallbladder and used diet and alternative remedies to save it. (Yes, I still have my gallbladder and I’m symptom free).  Now my neck injury will follow. This was the most challenging ailment that I have ever had to go through. I had a second child in 2013 at age 37 who I breastfed for 2 years through all of this. I endured blunt force trauma to the back of my neck.  I was so debilitated from nerve damage, vertigo, pain, and depression started to creep in. 

 Here I was unable to work out. I felt sick, dizzy, and just plain awful. I have now become someone I most likely judged in the past. I  began to dislike the woman who looked back at me in the mirror everyday.  

 I had so much inflammation in my body and was having all kinds of food sensitivities that led to leaky gut. My hormones were nowhere near balanced and I was tested for MS and all other kinds of scary diseases.  The conventional doctors couldn't find a thing wrong with me. Was I going crazy? Sometimes, I really felt like I was falling down the rabbit hole. 

As if my health wasn’t stressful enough, we found out that my son has Sensory Processing Disorder and possibly Autism. 

Having a baby and 5 year old at the time, I knew I had to climb out my hole and figure this out.  For my family and for myself, I got up. There was no time to fall.  I started to study and take control of my health.

I am now a CHEK Institute Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Dr Sears LEAN Start Wellness Coach, Digestive Intensive Lab Graduate, a Certified Transformational Coach and plan to become board certified in holistic nutrition. 

  I am now in my mid 40's and feel like a completely different person.  Through proper nutrition and finding the right integrative practitioners and doctors for me, I no longer have leaky gut, my inflammation is under control and I am well on my way to a consistent exercise routine again.  I also had to learn to be in the present moment. I had to do the work, the hard cry like a baby work to let go of the past and focus on an attitude that I WILL heal and move on from all of this. I learned to love and respect the woman I've become and love who I see when I look in the mirror. 

   My son? He is amazing! Excelling in our homeschool, community, much more focused, and continues to make progress everyday. I also took a holistic approach to his issues and he is thriving beyond all expectations. 

My mission is to guide you, to teach you that the body wants to heal itself and can, if you provide the right fuel, get to root cause, and treat the whole body. Let me help you get there. 

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Specialties

 

Digestive Health

Children's Wellness

Weight Loss

Grain Free/Gluten Free Baking

Holistic Lifestyle Education