Meet the Coach
Hi! My name is Lydia and I’d love to take a moment of your time to tell you how I came to be a Holistic Health and Wellness coach.
I was diagnosed with severe asthma and allergies at age 7. As an avid rider and lover of all things outdoors both conditions limited my ability to run, play, ride, and enjoy life. Over the years I was tested for allergies to every kind of dust, dirt, pollen, animal and food you can imagine. I came back with reactions to all most everything, including my dogs, horses, milk, corn, and pretty much everything that grew outside. Between 7 and 10 I took allergy shots in an attempt to control the reactions to animals/dust and pollens. As I got older shots become daily antihistamines.
I refused to give up on living life outside with my horses but the stress on my body started to become apparent in my late teens and early twenties when I began suffering from chronic low energy, brain fog, depression, malnourishment, and mood swings.
At 21 I dropped the steroids but continued to take the antihistamines and albuterol. When I graduated from college I was underweight, malnourished, suffered seasonal allergies, and had to wash my hands and arms immediately after handling hay or horses. As I started my teaching career I turned to processed foods, sodas, and sugar in order combat the chronic low energy and brain fog.
In 2009, I shifted gears and began teaching horsemanship and coaching horse owners on equine nutrition, stress management and balancing nature with modern living. I soon realized what I was teaching applied to humans as well and my own lifestyle habits. I was still eating a diet heavy in processed foods, and in addition to my asthma and allergies, I was experiencing bloat, skin rashes, and other signs of inflammation in the body.
A few years later I begin a deep dive into human nutrition, the affects of stress, and asthma/allergy triggers. I learned to identify the underlying root causes of my asthma & allergies stemming from inflammation from food intolerances, and most importantly I learned how to change it. Understanding what was going on inside my body, how I could heal, and eliminate my allergy triggers started my journey to become a Health and Wellness Coach.
Today, I am thrilled to report not only am I 100% medication free, the asthma/allergies are distant memory, I’ve kicked the sugar habit and most important to me, I have all the energy I need to be a wife, mom to two active kids, work full time, and enjoy my horses!
It’s been a long journey from scrawny chronically sick kid to happy healthy adult, and I want to share with you, so you can live the active lifestyle you want!