You don't need to feel like this forever...
I know because I was there. It took being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder myself at age 18 [read about my story here and here] for me to really start to delve into my own health and wellness journey. I was grateful for my doctors and conventional medicine during that time, but was frustrated that it still left me feeling so deficient in many areas of my life. I was exhausted, had digestive issues, and suffered from intermittent fevers, aches and pains.
I felt stuck, and was sick of blindly taking medications as "bandaids" for a larger, underlying issue. I felt lost working with health care professionals who, despite their best intentions, didn't listen or understand what I was really going through. I was so frustrated by all the conflicting advice out there and was desperately searching for what was best for me. I wanted my active, productive life back.
After years of confusion and suffering I was finally able to take control of my life by becoming my own advocate, discovering the power of food as medicine and learning my disease triggers and how to reduce flare-ups. I focused on decreasing stress, incorporating mindful movement and exercise back into my life, and gathering a supportive healthcare "team" who truly understand me.
I know firsthand that the road to health can feel overwhelming and lonely at times, but there is a path for all of us and I really want to help you succeed! As a Registered Nurse and Holistic Health Coach I have devoted my life to helping others find their way back to health. I value the importance of our conventional medical system but understand it has its limitations especially in relation to chronic autoimmune conditions. I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness meaning I care about how all areas of your life influence one another. I want to support you in your quest to get back to health by listening to your story, understanding your needs, and finding the best way to incorporate healthy, whole foods and nourishment of your mind and body into your own unique life.
I assure you, no matter where you are, that it is totally possible to live a beautiful, vibrant life not ruled by your disease. Sometimes all you need is the right person to guide and support you through this process.
My signature Restore Your Energy Program is specifically designed to help you increase energy levels, reduce pain and inflammation in your body, decrease stress and anxiety and help you reconnect to your true self not defined by your chronic disease. We will achieve this together by focusing on nutrition and gut health, reducing stress and exploring alternative methods of healing that work together with your current treatments. Sound like a plan? Let's do it! Click the button below to schedule a complementary 30-minute discovery session with me.
Christina Tidwell, MN, RN, CHC
Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Nursing from the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia.
She is a critical care trained Registered Nurse specialized in cardiac care and management of long-term chronic illness as well as a Certified Holistic Health Coach trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.