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My name is Kelly and I am a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach through the Institute for Transformational Nutrition.  I started Be Your Best Self to help as many people as possible to transform their own health so they can look and feel their best.

Almost 20 years ago, I started to have major fatigue problems after enduring an entire winter of one illness after another—ending up with pneumonia.  It was as if someone flipped a switch and suddenly I had a lot of difficulty sleeping and even when I slept, I was always tired.  I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and tried for years to use a c-pap machine unsuccessfully—and I was even taking a massive dose of Xanax to sleep.

Ten and a half years ago, when I had my first child, my health problems grew.  Right after my daughter was born, I began having stiffness and pain in my muscles and joints.  I was taking ibuprofen daily to function.  I also had serious post-partem issues and was prescribed an anti-depressant.  I started taking some supplements that helped, but I was still taking sleep medications nightly.  I ditched the c-pap and got a TAP appliance—which goes inside your mouth, fitting over your teeth—and this was much better than the c-pap.

Fast forward five years, another child, and a few miscarriages and the bottom fell out from under me.  I started taking a different anti-depressant and it threw me into a nightmare of a tailspin.  I was only on it for four months, one of which was coming off of it and it almost killed me.  I had so many multi-system issues that no one had a clue what was wrong with me.  I saw a lot of doctors and had a lot of tests and got few answers.  I knew that I was going to have to figure things out myself.

Things that I have been diagnosed with:

  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Allergies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypothyroid
  • Celiac
  • Chronic lyme disease
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • MTHFR SNP’s—as well as other SNP’s
  • Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
  • Antibiotic resistant nasal staph infection
  • Adrenal tumor
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Parasites
  • H. Pylori
  • And more

I can’t say that I have all of this figured out yet—after all, when recovering from chronic illness, vibrant health is a journey, not a destination.  But I have made great strides.  I am off of all prescription medication—no sleeping pills after more than a decade of taking them nightly and no anti-depressants.  I don’t have issues with the sleep apnea anymore and I don’t have allergy problems.  Most of the things that I have been diagnosed with have been dealt with and are no longer issues.  I had to research a lot on my own to find answers.  I learned that diet and lifestyle changes can make a massive difference in our health.

That is why I decided to become a nutrition coach—so that I could help others to make the changes that will help them to look and feel their best.

Isn’t it time for you to Be Your Best Self?