Functional Health Coaching
I’m Becca, a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. From an early age I struggled with hormone imbalance, gut dysfunction, and a weak immune system. I got sick often, my cycles were a mess, and I had raging candida overgrowth.
The fast-paced lifestyle I led in my 20’s was the start of the health dysfunction that show up in massive ways in the following decade. I’ve always been a bit of a serial entrepreneur who had many interests and ideas to constantly explore. My diet and tendency to put my health last (my drive to succeed was more important than my health at the time) set me up for inflammation, leaky gut, and extreme hormone imbalance. I thought my body could take whatever I gave it and would “be fine”. I would go go go until I dropped.
I burnt out big time. Exhaustion, brain fog, insomnia, anxiety, IBS, and simply feeling toxic and inflamed forced my body to slow down in ways that created major frustration for me. I had big, juicy goals and dreams I wanted to “reach now”! I didn’t have time to feel terrible. I felt like my body had failed me, but the reality was that I had failed my body by not paying attention to the signals it had been sending out for years that something was wrong. And yet I still didn’t give my body what it needed.
The next 10 years were marked by having three precious boys via emergency c-section (the last being a cesarean/hysterectomy as a life-saving procedure due to placenta accreta) with multiple chemical pregnancies and one eight-week miscarriage in between. In the midst of all of this baby making and child raising I started and ran multiple businesses, and managed my household with a husband who traveled a lot for work. I didn’t make rest and play a priority. I simply tried to survive each day.
I had been so busy taking care of my clients and my family that I had failed to take care of myself and make my own health a priority. My body finally gave me a major wakeup call and I stopped functioning. My life looked like chronic pain, significant inflammation (I looked like I had aged 10 years), daily headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and brain fog that caused me significant concern. My productivity and performance halted and relationships suffered. I knew it was time for some major shifts!
I utilized multiple functional labs to seek out the healing opportunities in my body that were presenting as symptoms. I worked HARD on my gut health, eradicating overgrowths, decreasing toxic burden, releasing heavy metals, ensuring proper digestion and improving the integrity of my mucosal barrier. I supported my genetic predispositions and hormone issues with the diet and nutrients needed for my body to function at the proper levels.
The next part of my protocol, though, became one of the keys to long term success. I added back in two of the most important vitamins for health and wellness, rest and play. I could do ALL OF THE THINGS, but if I didn’t get a handle on my stress and overwhelm, none of it mattered long term.
I know what it’s like to be an exhausted, irritable, overweight, and anxious insomniac who feels like she is failing herself, her business, and her family. I also now know what it’s like to move towards my ideal health vision and feel joy and contentment for no reason, get restorative sleep, have abundant energy and feel like my body matches my brand again. My kids, husband and clients deserve the best version of myself and so do I. I want to be a woman, business owner, wife, and mom who is fully present with the capacity to live a fiercely vibrant, connected, and fulfilling life.
I no longer pour out of my cup to serve others. Instead I now fill up my cup with rest and play and serve others from the overflow. I ask for and accept help when I need it. Subbing out house cleaning, laundry and hiring a VA for my business opened up time and energy for the important things in my life. I slow down to go fast.
Is it time for you to start functioning at an optimal level without your symptoms slowing you down or holding you back? I would love to help you bring your body back into balance so you have the capacity for high level performance in all areas of your life.
To your health and happiness,
FDN-P, HHP, M. Ed.
Functional Health Coaching
I’m Lauren – a little about me, I am Certified Integrative Health Coach dedicated to helping those achieve the health they desire without sacrificing fun and joy in their life! Ever since I was a kid, I have struggled with gut issues, anxiety, depression, and body dysmorphia. The doctor put me on a lot of antibiotics as a child for chronic ear infections which ultimately led to a compromised immune system and terrible IBS that made it incredibly difficult to lose weight and feel safe in my own body.
In college, I developed a severe eating disorder and would drown myself in alcohol to numb the intense anxiety, depression, and body dysmorphia I was experiencing. As I got older my IBS symptoms, inflammation, and mental health only continued to get worse no matter how healthy I ate, or how much I exercised. I experimented with every diet under the sun and nothing seemed to work for me. Little did I know the constant dieting, supplements, and two hour workouts 6 days a week, on top of the ED, and drinking I was in denial about were spiking my cortisol levels and further contributing to my problems. It wasn’t until the pandemic when started losing my hair, couldn’t fit into any of my clothes (because I was so inflamed), and suffering from intense depressive episodes and anxiety that I decided I needed a change.
I tried the conventional medicine route and nothing was working for me – they just tried to prescribe me drugs and told me what I was doing was fine due to “normal” blood tests, and refused to believe that something was wrong with me. I refused to accept their answer. That’s when I turned to holistic medicine. It was through holistic and functional medicine, many alternative forms of diagnostic testing, and emotional trauma healing that finally gave me answers to the suffering I was going through. I was diagnosed with high levels of h pylori, candida, parasites, leaky gut, an inflamed liver, and hypothyroidism…all by the age of 28….
This healing experience allowed me to find purpose and passion in nutrition, stress management, and mindfulness, ultimately leading to a MASSIVE spiritual awakening. I was meant to go through this journey to guide others down their own path. I decided to complete my health coaching certification and quit my corporate job of 5 years that was contributing to my dis-ease, to pursue my passion in health coaching and nutrition.
Part of this journey involved me learning how to create strong boundaries around partying and having fun with my friends. I was attending shows, nightclubs, and festivals while staying committed to my healing protocols (with a little wiggle room – no one can be perfect 100% of the time). There is nothing I love more in this life than music, and there was not a single thing getting in my way of enjoying it. This entire healing experience has taught me I can still enjoy the things I love and have fun in these environments by creating boundaries, moderation, and…….STAYING SOBER. When there is a will, there is a way.
Today – I am the happiest and healthiest I have ever been. I feel strong and EMPOWERED, which has allowed me to cultivate a profound mind-body connection and tap into my intuition. The most transformative step in my journey has been working with a master healer and medical intuitive. During my work with him, I learned how heal my suppressed emotions, work through my past traumas, and protect my energy. I believe all suppressed negative emotions create dis-EASE in the body – emotion is energy in motion and we are emotional beings. This work also taught me that the mind is the KEY to healing. Never underestimate the power of the mind, what we believe we achieve, and with the right mindset and support, we can manifest ANYTHING we desire…. including good health.
Lauren, Certified Integrative Health Coach
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I help driven women overcome health obstacles so they can make a difference for their families, their communities and the world.
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Are you someone who wants to live a fiercely vibrant, connected and fulfilling life?
Did you used to feel unstoppable, but now symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, gut issues or unwanted weight are halting you in your tracks?
Do you want to have it all in your career and relationships?
You can have it all, but only if you have your health.
Luckily for you, I help badass go-getters reach their peak performance by giving them the tools to conquer the health issues that are holding them back.
If you want to:
- Perform at the level you need to in order to reach your goals while having time and energy left over at the end of the day
- Have the capacity to be a changemaker without symptoms getting in the way
- Gain confidence that your mind and body represent your brand
- Advance at the speed you desire without burning out
- Engage in a satisfying and fulfilling personal life
It’s as simple as executing a strategic plan that is as individual and unique as you are.
If you are tired of taking wrong turns, trying to find the YOU who feels amazing and experience life as a woman who feels at home and empowered in her body, well then…
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Self-StartHER was created for badass women who want to have it all but need the tools to conquer the health issues that are slowing them down or holding them back.
A Self-StartHER is a woman who is ready to shift her actions, habits and mindset in profound ways. She is ready for:
A balanced mood
A period that doesn’t dictate her life
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A soothed gut
Peace and joy in her daily life
Pain free movement
An ideal weight
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I felt sluggish for years and recently have had multiple bizarre symptoms arise. Thankfully I found Becca, with Holistic Obsession, who has been a game changer for me. After my first round of testing and protocol suggestions with Becca, I have experienced a marked increase in energy and my body is functioning much more efficiently. My brain fog has lifted, my digestion has normalized and I feel human again. I am taking a deeper dive with Becca’s help in the coming months and look forward to optimizing my health even more. I highly recommend Becca and wish I had done this sooner.