Alma's Story of Healing and Hope
Alma’s journey began at a young age when she suffered from a variety of digestive issues. Doctors dismissed her symptoms as normal bloating and constipation, diagnosed her with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and recommended diet changes. She not only followed their recommendations, but went on a drastic diet, eliminating many food groups. Still, nothing worked.
After a decade of worsening symptoms, at the age of 30, Alma was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. A tumor the size of peach was found in her colon and the cancer had metastasized to her liver. According to the most optimistic statistics, her chances of living another 5 years were about 12% with conventional treatment. However, Alma was determined to not let the disease beat her. She endured multiple surgeries and went ahead with the chemotherapy. She didn’t want to regret not proceeding with the standard treatments.
During her recovery, Alma made lifestyle choices that led her to a healthier, vibrant, and cancer-free life. She optimized her nutrition and did all she could to make her body an inhospitable environment for cancer and disease. She regained her vitality and a year after barely being able to walk around the block during chemo treatments, she ran her first 10K.
Alma’s health struggles ignited her passion for holistic health, and she began to study nutrition, as well as a variety of healing practices in order to become her most strong and active self. Alma strongly believes that everyone needs to listen to their bodies and pay attention to the signs and symptoms that they are communicating. You are your best advocate, and you need to search for someone who will listen and help guide you through your unique journey. One of the most important lessons Alma has learned is that we all have a tremendous control over our vitality, health, and happiness.
Alma uses a functional approach focusing on the concept that food and lifestyle are the most powerful tools we can use to restore balance. She will recommend a personalized food plan and lifestyle changes to address your unique needs and she will support you in implementing these strategies, so you can achieve your goals.