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When I was going through chemo, I was determined to take matters into my own hands... Turns out that you actually don’t have to feel as crappy as everyone tells you that you’ll feel!

-Karianne

Hi!  I’m Karianne and I’m so excited you’re here!

As you may have gathered by now, I’m a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.  I am also a shower singer, gut-gummy maker (and avid consumer!), thrifter extraordinaire, and lover of all soft clothes.  I’m married to a man that has very much earned his hashtag--#sweetmikejo. We love to travel, play games together, and speak in song to each other.  

People regularly asked me how I got into Nutritional Therapy.  Well, here we go! It all started in Ecuador when I was 18. It was the first rain of the season and I was overjoyed--so much so that I ran through the street barefoot like a gleeful goon.  Honestly, I have no idea if that was correlated or just coincidental, but the next day, I was SO sick...like Pharaoh-type sick. If you don’t know what that is, don’t look it up--just ask a trusted friend and be ready for a TMI moment.  After that, I continued to get very sick every two weeks to the day. All tests came back normal and I was “diagnosed” with IBS. This “IBS” didn’t seem to go away, so I started putting on my amateur detective hat to see what was the culprit.  Long story short, I found out that I had had a parasite...ten years later!!! Yes, ten long years of horrible GI symptoms.

Just nine months after the parasite was discovered, I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer.  “You shouldn’t wait any longer than three weeks to start chemo.”  Whoa. That took a turn! Well, when I was going through chemo, I was determined to take matters into my own hands as much as I could and began researching like a crazy woman.  Turns out that you actually don’t have to feel as crappy as everyone tells you that you’ll feel!

A friend had told me about the Nutritional Therapy Association many years prior, but I had convinced myself that I wasn’t smart enough to do something like that (I later discovered that I was wrong).  Four and a half months after I finished chemo (cancer-free, I might add!!), I began the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course through the NTA. The more I learned, the more I became fully convinced that I had found my thing.  It took 29 years, but it happened! Now, I get to work with all kinds of clients that are ready to think outside the box and grab the bull by the horns in their own health journeys. While some of my clients are battling cancer or recovering from treatment, many of my clients are seeking general well-being and working toward improving their health before they get a life-threatening diagnosis.  Either way, I’m here to help you figure out how this miraculous body that you’re in works and how to help it function as best as it possibly can!