Hey! I'm Whitney. I launched Rooted in Healing to help women heal their autoimmune diseases through diet and lifestyle changes. If you're sick (pun intended) of feeling like sh*t all the time and ready to get your body in balance — you've come to the right place!
My journey started back in 2015 when I discovered a bald patch on the back of my head. I was a 26-year-old — not a middle aged man. So why the hell was I going bald? I bounced around from doctor to doctor trying to find answers, but all my labs checked out so they tossed it up to stress and depression. WRONG. I changed my diet, switched jobs, and started a spiritual practice (yeah, I'm into the woo-woo). Since the doctors couldn't help me, I decided I would become my own health advocate. I went back to school to become a Nutrition Therapy Consultant and I never looked back. Eventually, I found a holistic practitioner who diagnosed me with Alopecia, Hashimotos, PCOS, SIBO and Candida. Today, I'm happy to say my hair is completely filled in, and that I was able to lower my inflammation, lower my thyroid antibodies, and balance my hormones. How 'bout them apples?
I believe in our body's ability to take care of us IF we give it the tools it requires to maintain balance. Unfortunately, we've been fed inaccurate information about what our bodies need. Low fat, low calorie, low carb diets paired with intense cardio MIGHT give you a banging beach bod, but not without consequences. Subscribing to this conventional wisdom is part of what got us sick and tired in the first place.
Did you know approximately 50 million Americans have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease? That's only the people who are in poor enough shape that conventional medicine has recognized their illness. Many people suffer for a long time because they don't yet fit the parameters of disease by conventional medicine's standards.
I'm here to tell you — I BELIEVE IN YOU. You don't have to go another day with a doctor dismissing your concerns about belching after meals, a bloated stomach, hair loss, weight gain or painful periods. I'm also here to tell you that it CAN and it WILL get better. I'm going to virtually hold your hand as you navigate healing your disease through diet and lifestyle changes.