Many years ago, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease when I was in elementary school. I can remember having a huge goiter, an insatiable appetite, a racing heart and not able to ride my bike or play outside at recess because of my heart rate.
Fast forward twenty years, I gave birth to my only child and gained 50lbs almost overnight; depression and anxiety set in and my hair was falling out in clumps in the shower. I struggled for over a year to find out what was wrong with my own health after several missed diagnoses by “medical experts.”
Even after the diagnosis of several more autoimmune issues, I was still struggling with exhaustion, depression, and extra weight.
That is when I discovered Functional Medicine. Not only did I find out that I had hormone imbalances, leaky gut and gluten sensitivity, but I had an overall Systemic Yeast infection.
I have learned that we don't have to keep throwing pills at the symptoms, but we have the power within ourselves to get healthy.