Hi, I'm Jules.
I teach busy professionals that there is an alternative to treating symptoms with harmful medicines and risky procedures. I partner with you to get to the root cause of your symptoms so you can live freely.
I wasn't always this health conscious. Growing up, I always had stomach issues, but I never paid attention to them. Every now and then I simply had a stomach ache and I blamed it on indigestion. Into my late 20's, I was either eating unhealthy foods or on the latest fad diet. I loved red licorice, pretzels and diet coke. I lived on cheese, wine, and bitterballen when I lived in Amsterdam. I went to Weight Watchers after each of my 3 kids were born. Food choices were directly related to what the scale said. To stay trim, I took classes at the local YMCA when my kids were babies. I picked up tennis again and dabbled in some triathlon races. My life was full and my fire was burning brightly, but the frequency of symptoms was increasing.
My symptoms appeared slowly. I thought it was normal to feel tired, anxious, and bloated.
Getting myself up off the couch to go to carpool some days was a challenge. I had to say no to things I really enjoyed. My relationships suffered. My fire was dampened. Things accelerated when at age 40 when I decided to get breast implants. Six months post implant surgery, my health took a nose dive. My somewhat manageable decades long IBS morphed into full fledged malabsorption. I could not digest anything. I would burp all day long. I developed SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). I had a belly that looked like I was 7 months pregnant! I developed Hashimotos (autoimmune thyroid), autoimmune Reynauds syndrome, hormone dysfunction, painful inflammation, and adrenal insufficiency.
I visited many doctors who could not come up with any reason this was happening to me.
I am a seeker by nature so I scoured the research on breast implant illness and my other new symptoms. There was so much conflicting information, but I knew what I had to do. Two years after implantation, my research and intuition led me to removal surgery (full en bloc explantation). Removing the toxins from my body via surgery was step one. I still had a lot of work to do to detoxify and heal my body.
When I started digging deeper, I found deep gut dysfunction, hormone imbalances, and heavy metal toxicity. So, I set out on my healing journey.
True health is about more than working out and eating healthy most of the time. My journey included mindfulness, human potential coaching accreditation and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition certification. I started testing myself regularly so I didn't have to guess. I made my own dedicated food, detox and exercise plans. This means that today, I exercise in a way that is right for me. I eat foods that are nourishing for my body. And I have reduced toxins in my body and in my environment. Today my fire is bright again. I'm off my thyroid medicine, and my decades long gut complaints are no more.
As an FDN practitioner, I believe with all my heart that the body can heal. My hard learned lessons fuel my passion to partner with you to solve your chief health complaints.
I am ALL IN with you so that you don't waste years with low energy, pain, inflammation, and disease. We run simple lab tests so we can take a deeper look at your health. As we learn more, we adjust your protocol and evolve so you can figure out what is holding you back from living your live to the fullest and reaching your ideal health and weight goals. I want to empower and inform you so you and your family do not suffer.
You too deserve a healthier lifestyle filled with joy and empowerment. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, but can't find the right doctor or practitioner who can help your whole body, I'm here to help you. I'd love to talk with you to see how I can support you on your journey.