Hey I'm Bre!
Welcome to Why-Health
If the idea of taking ownership of your health and your life resonates with you, you are in the right place.
I'm passionate about living a healthy fulfilling life and love sharing tips and tools to give you inspiration to do the same. If you are ready to upgrade your body and mind, I am honoured to play a role in your health journey.
I believe that when we understand what our bodies need to heal and thrive, we are empowered to live our best life. Our bodies want to be well, and the way we can experience wellness is by eating, moving, and thinking optimally....and laughing til it hurts along the way! However, I didn't always believe this.
What’s my story?
10 years ago I was living off of sugar and foods with low fat and low calorie labels. I had a face covered in blemishes, and was always complaining about headaches and feeling tired. I consumed any type of energy drink or bar I could get my hands on in order to get me through my days and workouts. I was trying to be healthy and fit and thought I was doing the right things, but inside my body was far from healthy.
At age 20, I spent a year in and out of the emergency room and going from specialist to specialist to eventually learn that my severe abdominal pain was due to a condition called Interstitial Cystitis. I was told to avoid certain foods that aggravate the condition and this was the first time I was introduced to the idea that food does much more than just make us fat or skinny. Food is information that has a powerful effect on the body.
My curiosity to learn more led me to reading books about health, nutrition, and psychology. I began to work with health practitioners and started to change the way I ate and the way I lived my life. Eating whole nutritious foods naturally eliminated most of the symptoms I had been experiencing, but after deciding to stop using hormonal birth control which I had been on for 12 years, I ran into new problems. I experienced symptoms pointing to major hormonal imbalances. The answer to this problem from conventional medicine is to go on birth control pills. I could have gone back on them, but I knew that it would just mask symptoms and wouldn't address the underlying problem. If I was going to have children in a few years, I needed to address what was going on with my hormones.
Along my health journey I was introduced to functional lab testing. I was blown away how a functional medicine approach was able to identify where there were imbalances and dysfunction in my body. I discovered nutritional deficiencies, poor detoxification, a dysbiosis in my digestive tract, and serious hormone imbalances. I was in my mid-twenties and had the hormones of a perimenopausal woman. It was shocking to me, but understanding the root causes of the symptoms I was experiencing really helped me with healing my body.
Eventually I reached a point where the days of going to my doctor feeling vulnerable and helpless were over, and my transformation made me want to share what I learned to empower others. It inspired me to shift my career in the conventional health-care system and enroll at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I then became certified through further education to utilize functional lab testing. I also completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training to tie physical healing with mental and emotional healing.
I now help others connect their ailments to their lifestyle and develop a deep understanding of their bodies.
Over time I developed my Know Your Body program which has been described as life-changing. My unique approach to health has helped my clients become more intuitive, confident about their health choices, and feel at home in their bodies.
If you're curious to learn more, I would love to connect with you!
I changed my own life by developing healthier eating and lifestyle habits, and would love the opportunity to help you live your healthiest, happiest, most vibrant life, too.
I see clients at The Matraea Centre in Duncan, B.C. on Vancouver Island.
Don't live on Vancouver Island? No problem! I also consult with clients online.
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