A lifelong seeker of adventure, fitness, and overall wellness, Kate has always led an active lifestyle as a competitive athlete and runner. Although looking healthy, throughout her late teens and 20’s, Kate began experiencing unexplained heart palpitations, mood swings, hormone imbalance, difficulty balancing weight, and brain fog. These odd symptoms only occurred occasionally, so very little merit was ever given to them. In fact, they were typically downplayed as a “normal part” of the female aging process.
At 35, seemingly in the prime of her life as a wife and mother, Kate began experiencing nearly constant fatigue, heart palpitations, hot flashes, brain fog, postpartum depression, adrenal fatigue, an underactive thyroid, and difficulty getting pregnant. How could this be? Eating healthy, following a “low carb” diet largely avoiding dairy and processed sugars, and only purchased the best pastured, grass-fed meats, Kate’s diet primarily consisted of meat, vegetables, eggs, nuts, and a few grains such as rice and oats. She avoided sugar, especially fruits, and most vegetables were cooked for easier digestion. However, the number on the scale did not reflect true health. She sought the advice of multiple doctors (western and functional) and chiropractors while also taking blood tests only to be told that she was probably just “a tired new mom with a slightly underactive thyroid.” One pill a day would make her feel better immediately.