MEET YOUR HEALTH COACH
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. Together we create a completely personalized plan based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.
As a holistic health coach, I look at the body as a whole system. When treating the whole person I focus on nourishing the body with whole foods, removing toxins, and other physical and emotional stressors. Together we identify the root causes of weight gain, fatigue, chronic pain and other problems. Because we are all unique, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness. I work with my clients to achieve optimal health and a resilient immune system. I can help you with:
Brenda Schwaller, Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach & TRX Trainer.
WHY I BECAME A HEALTH COACH
After overcoming a debilitating battle with Chronic Lyme Disease and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), I realized my God-given purpose is to assist others who face similar challenges. My journey back to health ignited a passion to learn everything I could about health, wellness and chronic conditions. Instead of chasing symptoms with medication, I began addressing the root cause of disease. God created each of our bodies with the ability to heal itself. It is our job to remove stressors such as poor nutrition, chemical toxicity, heavy metal toxicity, infections, environmental toxicity, and emotional stressors, that prevent healing.
JOURNEY BACK TO WELLNESS
I went from a competitive cross-country skier and cyclist to someone who had to take a medical leave from my fourteen year teaching career. I struggled with anxiety, insomnia, brain fog, gastrointestinal disturbances, joint pain, pelvic floor pain, dizziness, hair loss, drenching night sweats, chronic fatigue, shortness of breath, heart flutters, and the list goes on and on. My story is like so many others. I went through years of misdiagnosis and visited many doctors before my Lyme Disease diagnosis.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF A TOXIC ENVIRONMENT
One of the biggest realizations during this journey was the impact indoor mold can have on your immune system. After treating Lyme Disease for more than a year and making little progress, I discovered exposure to indoor mold from my home and work environment was creating widespread chronic inflammation in my body. The systemic inflammation was hindering my ability to fight the Lyme infection. In order to fully recover, I had to remove myself from exposure to indoor mold. My family and I sacrificed many of their belongings, moved out of our home, and moved to a mold-free apartment. Then I went on a hunt to find a doctor who had success treating both Lyme Disease and mold illness.
I found one of the best doctors in the country. He has extensive experience with nutritional medicine, homeopathy, herbs, and western medicine. He is very successful at getting his patients to optimal health, no matter how complex their health condition. He confirmed my belief that by finding and treating all underlying causes, you do not have to live life with a chronic condition.