I want to help YOU find your best health now.
I have been an athlete since childhood. I was not always competitive and I wasn’t good at every sport, but pretty good at most of them. I was hungry for information, learning how things worked and how to make things better.
I have always been that person people come to for a ‘fix’ or solution to their problem. To me, it was easy to listen and ask questions to find out what was really the issue. Then find a solution to the ‘problem’. This came in handy when I was in sales, and it really helps now working with clients on their own health journeys!
I love uncovering what the real problem, then offer solutions.
It wasn’t until February of 2000 when I was diagnosed with adrenal exhaustion, also known as chronic fatigue, that I had to learn how to fix my own problem – MY body wasn’t working. I wasn’t like the dolls I took apart as a child and rebuilt with rubber bands and paper clips to make them work they way I wanted.
I had to re-learn and re-connect with what made me happy and healthy – physically, mentally and spiritually. I had to change what I was eating, how I was eating it, ameliorate my digestion, take a lot of supplements to replenish the nutrients I depleted and learn a new way to include fun while also getting rid of stress.
I had so much stress….no wonder my body shut down!
I kept training more to run away from the stress until the training was also one of the stresses.
I just kept ignoring it all until my body started to shut down…literally. By the time I went to the doctor, I was almost 70% depleted in all nutrients, my digestion was terrible and my monthly cycle had stopped for over 3 months. Although I took care of myself, my body could not keep up with the constant stress that was wearing me out from inside out.
I was depleted in my body, my mind and soul. I didn’t know how to stop and just kept on going….like a car running on fumes for 3 months trying to maintain 60 mph. But I was on fumes. All this after finishing the inaugural Ironman USA in Lake Placid in 11:52 hours even with severe dehydration on the run.
I was unable to get out of bed, sleeping 11 hours per day, dragging through each day and unable to finish even simple tasks without my heart rate spiking and not being able to remember anything. I was now like the walking dead but my mind wanted to keep going. I was totally disconnected mentally from my physical body. But then my mind, identity and spirit were also lacking.
I needed to reconnect with what made me happy, and stop using my athleticism to run away from being myself, stop internalizing my emotions or ‘running’ away from stress. Sports is where I connected with stillness. It was where I got praise. So I kept doing more until my body started to shut itself down…and I ignored every sign and symptom.
I couldn’t sleep. I was wired and tired and I was eating Clif bars and coffee to maintain energy for the next workouts.
I considered myself a “healthy eater”. How much I needed to learn!
I had no idea how my doctor was going to ‘put me back together’ nor did I know. But nutrition was a key part, and knowing that the stress was cumulative and needed to stop. I had to learn about the condition, how I got there and how to work myself back out of it and become ‘me’ again.
I learned about juicing to replenish nutrients quickly.
I learned about balancing blood sugar to repair and optimize my health.
I tried raw, I tried gluten free and many other things to find what works for me and my body.
I learned how to honor my body’s needs for rest, yoga and that occasional day off.
I learned how to start loving me and all aspects of me and how to laugh and be happy again.
I learned how to calm the fears and anxiety in my head and connect with me and my hearts dreams.
Some new nutrition plans worked, some did not, some were a pain to maintain. By trying all sorts of things, and continuing to be curious, I learned how I could rebuild my depleted body and get back to what I loved to do. I learned what was right for me. Now I wanted to help others find what is right for them! I never want anyone to go through what I went through!
I then knew I wanted to share my knowledge and experience of nutrition therapy and spiritual grounding with others. I started Nutrition in Motion in 2004 to help others learn how to heal from inside out using real food nutrition, energy work and essential oils.
I love doing what I do! I find soulutions for whatever ails you 🙂
Then in 2014, I was diagnosed with a degenerating hip needing a joint replacement.
I was in pain….a lot. Using Nutrition Response Testing and the Anti-Inflammatory Diet, I was able to go into surgery pain free. I incorporated The Path To Heal energy work and essential oils to heal the emotional issues contributing to the pain.
My mission is to help uncover the real reason your body is out of balance, in pain, tired, stressed or suffering with GI Distress. Some is rooted in emotional trauma, or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) while others are rooted in other imbalances unknown to you. I will find them and create a program to restore it and give you the tools to know how to never experience that pain again.
I want you to Love yourself unconditionally and live life happy, with joy and inner peace.
I want you to be amazing in your sport, your work and your life.
We only have one life, why not add vitality, inner peace and joy to those years!
Allow me to be your partner in health – body, mind, spirit and sport!
To schedule an appointment, call Joanna at 215-272-6774.
Phone and email coaching sessions are available in addition to in person (local Bucks and Montgomery county and Philadelphia area only for in-person sessions). Credit cards and PayPal accepted.