I’m Kim. Born in Oklahoma but have lived in Austin for more than half my life. In my 20's, health was nowhere on my radar. I ate whatever I wanted, drank way too much alcohol and smoked American Spirit cigarettes. If you had told me then I would become a health coach I would never have believed you.
In my 30's I had 2 babies and thanks to them I became more aware of our health and what food I was feeding myself and my family. I still had a long way to go. On a daily basis, I was covering myself in toxic lotions, shampoos, fake detergents and dryer sheets. In 2008, at age 36, I had 5 mercury fillings replaced with ALL NEW MERCURY. I had just read an article on mercury poisoning and I remember telling my dentist my concern about replacing the fillings with that much mercury right next to my brain. She told me not to worry and that I would get more mercury from eating a tuna sandwich. I believed her and went against my own gut feeling.
By 40 I was eating mostly organic foods and was becoming more and more aware of toxins.
Despite the healthy diet and exercising regularly my husband and I were struggling with mysterious symptoms. In 2011, we were hit hard. First, my husband, who also had all his fillings replaced and 2 root canals put in in 2008, developed a non-cancerous brain tumor and had it removed. I was dealing with chronic infections and taking antibiotics a few times a year. In October of 2011 I took a dose of Cipro, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic I had taken once before with no problem, and it nearly killed me. Within 24 hours I was bedridden. After one dose, my brain, my body, my gut, and my entire central nervous system felt like they were on fire. I had never had anxiety, and now I was experiencing daily and nightly panic attacks. I developed severe brain fog and began losing my short-term memory. I was scared. I learned later that this antibiotic I had taken many times had a black box warning. No doctor or pharmacist had ever discussed this with me.
From the outside, I looked completely healthy. My routine labs were normal. My doctors tried to be helpful but seemed uninterested in finding the root cause. They suggested I take more pharmaceuticals for the pain and anxiety, but I had had enough.
It turns out it was a perfect storm. The combination of strong black box warning antibiotics, a mouthful of mercury fillings, plus two copies of the MTHFR C677t -slow detox genes = one very sick mama. It was then I realized no one is going to care for me as much as I will care for myself.
I got to work and completely healed myself, mentally, emotionally, and physically. I would love to help you do the same!