FDN Functional Lab Testing and Counseling
“They’re My Hormones and I’ll Cry If I Want To”
Learn How to Rebalance Them Naturally While Saving Time and Energy
You’re over wondering if your hormones are out of balance, defending your plant-based diet to people who have the best intentions but just don’t get it, and watching your hair swirl at the bottom of the shower and clog the drain.
But you’re ready to put in some serious effort, make some changes and want to feel like you’ve spent a month at a bougie wellness retreat in Bali and you’re back at the top of your game.
Introducing 3 programs from Amethyst Nutrition and Wellness: Reboot, Detox, and Transform!
I believe that the body is a powerful thing, and generally, given the right support, it is capable of healing itself.
Our bodies naturally want to correct themselves and be in a state of optimal health. The problem is that our bodies are constantly battling stress, both internal and external, and that is what leads a body out of balance.
Imbalances are caused by many things: hormones, the foods we choose to eat, chemicals we are exposed to daily that we don’t even think about (personal care products, makeup, cleaning supplies, etc). So many things may be placing a burden on your body that you are unaware of.
The good news is that by making small, consistent shifts in your daily choices you can bring your body back to a state of optimum health!
You will have more energy, less anxiety, clear skin, lose weight, feel happy and focused.
You probably have a pretty good idea of what to do, and you are already implementing some of these steps. But how do you incorporate the others? The ones you think are really hard and just aren’t possible for you right now? Well, that is where I come in! I can help you figure out your next step and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle so it becomes a lasting habit, not just something you try for a couple of weeks.
I’ve been there! I was a moody and angry b*atch for the first time in my life, I was losing a ton of hair, I had constant anxiety, and I was constipated all the time but didn’t even realize it (because that was my normal).
One day my best friend was visiting (who has her Ph.D. in Psychology btw), and I was telling her how I was constantly raging and couldn’t get out of this funk. Nothing specific would happen, but I was just pissed – all the time.
She nonchalantly said, “Maybe it’s your birth control.”
That froze me in my tracks. I had never even thought about that. I loved being on the Pill. It made my boobs bigger, I knew exactly when I was getting my period, and I could even skip it if I was going camping or to Joshua Tree for the weekend. I was shocked when I actually thought about it and realized that I had been taking the Pill for 18 years! I had a few breaks during that time, but 18 freaking years!
That really made me stop and think about things. I started researching hormonal birth control and I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I had always assumed it was perfectly safe and it wasn’t a big deal; no one had really told me otherwise. Almost every single female I knew was on the pill or some other form of hormonal birth control.
I was learning the Pill could lead to hair loss, depression, anger, mood swings, weight gain, acne, malnourishment, the list went on and on.
I started to realize that I had many of these symptoms.
Nothing specifically changed in my life, but I was getting older and I wondered if my body’s chemistry was being altered and this was the effect.
I decided to stop taking the Pill, mainly in the hopes that my mood would improve and my anger would subside.
What I wasn’t ready for was the amount of hair that I would lose once I stopped taking the pill as well as the adult acne. I have had long hair for most of my life and it was my security blanket. Now, a few months after stopping the pill my hair was falling out in handfuls. I have never had thick hair, it’s fine and delicate, so every strand matters. Now I absolutely dreaded washing my hair because every time I did massive quantities would end up in the shower drain.
The whole situation was horrifying, devastating, and embarrassing.
To top it off, I was eating a vegan diet (and have been eating a plant-based diet for over 13 years). I was very stressed due to my job as the lead graphic designer at a well-known and popular bikini company. All of these things created a perfect storm and my hair was the unlucky casualty.
I started doing more research and supplemented the most obvious things. B Vitamins, check. Herbs for hair and nails, check. Protein, check. But nothing really stopped it completely.
It was around this time I decided that I needed to switch careers and had made up my mind that health coaching was where it was at. I found FDN (Functional Diagnostic Nutrition) and signed on to become a holistic nutrition practitioner.
During the program, you are required to do lab testing on yourself so you can discover what areas your body may need help in and then learn to hone your own body’s healing process in a holistic manner.
Through this process, I learned that not only did I have excess estrogen, but the pill had also ravaged my gut which meant my ability to digest fats and proteins were severely affected. All these odd little things that I had just accepted as normal were in fact, not.
I finished the course and became a Certified FDN-P as well as a separate course and became a holistic nutrition counselor.
I followed all the recommendations that I was given. I completed a 90-day protocol and noticed huge improvements in my overall health. I noticed a lot less hair falling out and my skin finally cleared up, but I still wasn’t completely healed. FDN doesn’t recommend a vegan diet and so I needed to keep looking for answers on my own.
I didn’t want to have to change the way I eat or the beliefs I held and I knew there had to be a way to make it all work. Spoiler, there was.
I began experimenting with some additional supplements and finally found a protocol that worked!
It took well over a year, and there was a lot of trial and error, but currently, I have only a small amount of hair fall, which is totally normal, my skin is clear, I have no anxiety and I am happy and relaxed almost all of the time!
Overall, I felt so much better when I stopped taking the pill.
The hair loss was traumatic, but I didn’t want to go back on the pill, it just wasn’t an option for me. The bad skin was no picnic either, as I had never had acne before. But from my research, I knew this was common and my body would eventually recalibrate and I would be back to normal.
I started feeling less angry and moody almost immediately. I started having fun and was more carefree overall. I felt like I did when I was a teenager before I was on the pill. I don’t remember a specific moment in time when all that changed but it was a slow and steady transition.
I am still recovering from the effects of being on birth control for 18 years. It has been about 2 years since I stopped taking the pill and quite the roller coaster ride to be perfectly honest. I am constantly working on my health and although I’m a very healthy person, I still have weird things that come up. Things like needing to work on my gallbladder and liver (because of the pill).
Thankfully I was able to figure out the hardest thing and stop my hair loss.
Every body is different and every person’s set of issues stems from different imbalances in the body. That is why a custom protocol and functional lab testing is so important. It saves time because you aren’t guessing what the issue is and trying random herbs and supplements hoping that this is “the one.”
And even though there are tons of people out there that do lab tests, as well as many other at home lab tests you can buy online, they treat the test result, not the underlying cause. You get a set of instructions that address your high or low scores on the lab and how to work on that specific thing.
I use your test results to narrow in on the hidden stressor(s) that are causing your symptoms. Then I create a custom 90-day protocol that is unique to your exact situation and needs. I look deeper than the test results and ask why is this happening? And then, using a holistic step-by-step process, work on your entire body at once.
This addresses your symptoms and the root cause of your health issue!
By working in a nonspecific manner, we are able to treat much more than what your initial complaint was and go beyond addressing just the lab result. The labs are just a starting point which points us in the right direction.
I offer 3 different programs for different levels of health issues and concerns. Click below to see details!
From the one-on-one support you will get from me, someone who has actually been through the nightmare that is unbalanced hormones, to custom created for you protocols, tools, and education that lasts a lifetime, Amethyst Nutrition and Wellness Programs are life-changing.
But like everything in life, it’s not for everyone.
I’ve done my best to share everything you need to know and to help you make the most informed choice for you.
If you’re worried that you don’t have the time or energy to devote to it, this program is for you.
I bet one of the last things you want to deal with is balancing your hormones right now. But anyone in her right mind DOES want to avoid hair loss, weight gain, acne, cellulite, and malnutrition that go along with hormonal imbalances.
As you know, big results don’t happen without follow-through. You can talk about your goals all day long, but until you make consistency an unshakeable habit in your life, it’s probably not going to happen.
As you can hopefully tell…
I’m not into creating a high-pressure sales environment. That’s why I want you to really review everything and, above all, trust yourself.
Because honestly, we all want to be healthy and happy. Whether it’s for your kids, your significant other, or most importantly yourself. No one can do the work for you, and for you to show up for everyone else, you need to make sure that you are taken care of first and foremost.
You can feel better, have more energy, and look amazing.
ANW Programs are designed to be the pivot point that will help you shift your health and overall wellness to an extraordinary new level.
It’s designed to put YOU back in charge of what’s most important — your time, health and freedom — and give you the clarity, tools, and support you need to make it happen on your own terms.
If you’re ready to commit to a higher standard, I sincerely hope I have the chance to work with you.
In Health + Happiness,
P.S. If the program you choose isn’t right for you — for whatever reason — I hope to still have the opportunity to serve you. I’m committed to making a difference in every way I can. If you complete the 90-Day Protocol and do all the work, worksheets, and follow all my recommendations and you still aren’t feeling or seeing any improvements to your health, I will give you a full refund! I can’t offer refunds on the fees paid to the lab, as that is out of my hands, but I will refund 100% of my fees.
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