Nothing is more important than our health and I'm beyond excited to be working in the functional medicine space! I'm humbled by the opportunity to help people combat digestive issues, chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances, energy production and so much more!
Working in the wellness space is not new for me. I started my career at a health magazine shortly after college. The magazine focused on “holistic healthcare” and “alternative medicine”, concepts reserved for people who were considered “tree huggers” and “nature lovers”. For ten years I worked alongside vegans and vegetarians who started their day saluting the sun and living as naturally as possible. It would be a few years before mainstream caught on and alternative medicine would work together with traditional healthcare, re-naming the category to “Complementary Medicine”.
Today, almost three decades later, Complementary Medicine has evolved into Functional Medicine making programs like FDN available for someone like me to create The Root Cause Solution. My FDN certification is established deep in biochemistry, learning how every major organ system in the body operates. It’s equivalent to a master’s degree and requires my re-certification every two years.
Although my experience and passion for health and wellness is the perfect fit for this journey, it was not the driver behind my pursuit. My decision to become an FDN-P came after my own personal heath struggles. I suffered with severe gut issues several years ago and it was the catalyst for me seeking and finding FDN. Now learning about the body and how it operates, in hindsight, I can identify health issues in every decade of my adult life including a battle with IBS in my 20’s; Infertility in my 30’s; and Thyroid and adrenal fatigue/dysfunction in my 40’s. Today in my 50’s, I’m working on balancing my hormones and blood sugar.
My goal as an FDN Practitioner is to help others suffering needlessly with health issues that can't seem to be resolved. I often wondered what my life would be like if I had met someone like myself to work with so many years ago, to bring my body back in balance. I think about how great I would have felt in my own skin and how that feeling would have motivated me to do so much more and really become the best version of myself. But now, after going through my own lab testing and healing journey, I'm finally here, ready to share the gift of optimal health with all of you!
A great deal of planning, paperwork and lab test analysis is needed for your personalized care, so I won’t be working alone. It is my pleasure to introduce Isabelle Sicoli as Client Coordinator at The Root Cause Solution. Isabelle graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Joseph’s University with a degree in Business Marketing. She comes with experience working in the fitness and health/wellness field. Isabelle is personable, outgoing, and eager to begin a career in functional medicine.