My health story
My own personal health story began when I was just a couple of weeks old, when I almost died from a hospital acquired infection. Powerful antibiotics definitely saved my life, but set me up for a childhood of illness and infection due to poor immunity. In my twenties I developed an autoimmune condition that attacked my thyroid and left me extremely ill.
I decided to make an appointed to see a Nutritionist as I was sick of all the illnesses that were plaguing me.
The appointment with him was life changing. He took my health history and pointed out how from the day I was born my immune system had been severely compromised. Endless rounds of antibiotics had damaged my immune system to such a degree that it was now turning on itself.
For the following 3 months I followed an incredibly strict diet and supplement regime. I stopped eating wheat, sugar and caffeine – the 3 things that had propped me up for years. I introduced probiotics, organic juices and herbal supplements to start rebuilding my immune system. I took up yoga and followed a gentle exercise plan instead of pounding away on treadmills and cross trainers. I travelled to Thailand and undertook a juice only detox regime for 17 days which left me feeling incredible.
My interest in health and wellness grew from my own experiences. I read endless books on health and continued to make modifications for my diet. I was so convinced of the power of juicing that I would juice several times a day to boost my vitamin and mineral intake. I felt well and alive and went on to have 3 healthy babies.
I trained to be a Juice Therapist which was fascinating, and furthered my knowledge even more. It gave me a taste for taking my Nutritional education to the next level, and in 2016 I started a 3 year degree in Naturopathic Nutrition at the renowned College of Naturopathic Nutrition. Juggling 3 children and a full time course was challenging but I loved every minute. I was lucky to have had some of the best lecturers in their chosen fields and the amount of knowledge I gained during those three years was incredible.
My speciality interest is Thyroid and Hormone health. I look back at the jigsaw pieces of my health history and see now that so many of my health problems could have been avoided if Nutritionists and Naturopaths had been as available as they are now.
I firmly believe that the best weapon you have against illness is your own body. I don’t have a thyroid and I take thyroxine every day. For many, this condemns them to a life of fatigue and suboptimal health, yet I am proof that doesn’t have to be the case. I meet so many people on my retreats who just want to feel well again. They want the energy, vitatity and zest for life back that has eluded them for so long.
I feel lucky and privileged to be following my passion and meeting incredible people who inspire me with their determination to get back to health and happiness.
“Kate is so knowledgeable and intuitive. A brilliant combination when trying to get someone back to full health ” Helena