The journey to natural healing
Where many people can be anxious about changing careers in mid-life, those who start their own business are often driven by passion. For Kristin, choosing to retrain and work for herself came naturally.
Pregnant with her second child, she presumed her poor health was temporary and would improve once the baby was born. Instead, she found that her symptoms of chronic sinusitis, headaches and light sensitivity lingered far after the birth. Although she had worked with a naturopath before, it wasn’t until the doctors suggested surgery that she decided to find a non-invasive and natural solution on her own.
“I was very motivated as I wanted to be healthy and have energy to look after my children. I responded well to the herbal doctor and medicine, but it wasn’t until I completed an elimination diet that I started to see improvements. That means I removed all inflammatory foods from my diet for 3 months and slowly re-introduced them. It turns out I had a gluten intolerance, but I also realised that I no longer had energy slumps or cravings for caffeine or sugar. It made such a large impact on my life, I wanted to know more about it.”
Kristin undertook a diploma course with the Nutritional Healing Foundation to become a naturopathic nutritionist. The course had an integrative, holistic approach that not only looked at the science behind nutrition and naturopathy but also considered the influence of spiritualism and mental health.
Putting that knowledge into practice, Kristin now helps to empower others through taking responsibility for their own health.