If you “raised your hand”, you’ve most likely been dealing with chronic pain, joint pain, or arthritis for years.
Deep down, you really want to get your health back.
But you don’t really know what to do.
You’ve tried so many things and they haven’t worked for you.
And, the people who are supposed to help you aren’t helping you get healthier.
I get it, it sucks to go through all of that!
But, I’ve come out on the other side to tell you that you can get your health back. Our bodies can heal naturally from chronic pain, joint pain, or arthritis.
Hi, I’m Margaret Gathunguri. I’m a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor and Culinary Nutrition Expert. I help people who are suffering from YEARS of painful symptoms/diseases like I did.
I help them get their health back so that they can feel healthy in their bodies … and have the freedom to do more of the things that make life special!
Now, you may be wondering… How did I get my health back?
Well, my chronic health issues started around the time I decided to start my motherhood/entrepreneurial journey. At that time, I didn’t want to take my newborn to daycare after my 3-month maternity leave. I also needed more time to adjust to motherhood and heal.
About 1 ½ years into this journey I realized…
- My emotional, mental, hormonal, and physical health was getting worse
- The joint pain and swelling in my ankle became a DAILY struggle
- I REALLY didn’t know much about my body or how to take care of it
- The 100% plant-based vegan diet I was following and benefited from for 7 + years was NOT helping my body’s health like it used to
Eventually, this led to a breakdown.
Everything I thought was healthy… everything I thought was “right” was not working for me. I felt like I was falling apart.
I desperately wanted to rebuild a healthy foundation and didn’t know how.
After a period of frustration, anger, and ugly cries, a fire was lit in me.
I decided to do something that I once thought was “unhealthy”.
I ate a pasture-raised egg to just see, would it help with any of my symptoms?
To my surprise, it did! Especially the mental, emotional swings, and hormonal symptoms I was experiencing. It felt like my brain cells were rejoicing.
Shortly after this experience, I started finding the people that helped me understand my body and rebuild a healthy foundation.
The first one was Magdelena Wszelaki’s. I had taken her assessment and learned that all the symptoms including the joint pain I was experiencing are signs of hormone imbalance. So, I purchase her book Cooking for Hormone Balance. The approach in this book was complex and layered but the steps I did take from this book made me feel better and understand my body better.
It also got me more curious to know, how the heck did Magdelena know all this?
When I looked up her background training I found out that she’d studied Functional Nutrition!
While I continued to digest (pun intended) and apply all the information Magdelena shares in this book, I began working as a private caregiver for a mother with Parkinson’s disease.
During the time I took care of her, she agreed for me to apply what I was learning to see if it would help her have regular bowel.
She was willing to try even though…
- She’d not had a daily movement in DECADES
- The medication she was on at the time I took care of her caused constipation.
- She’d just had bowel obstruction surgery because, well, she hadn’t gone in a long time and it was making her really ill
Despite all of this, this approach WORKED! Within 3 months she was able to have daily bowel movements naturally.
My mind, hers, and the nurses who cared for her shortly before I did were blown away.
This experience showed me that food and lifestyle are super powerful BUT ONLY if you know how to use them for your unique body needs.
After working with her I wanted to learn more about the Functional Nutrition approach.
This led me to study at the Functional Nutrition Alliance.
From them, I learned the fundamentals of how our bodies work and how food, lifestyle, and epigenetics impact the basic function of each body system.
I also learned how to use severely different tracking tools and how to look at lab work holistically and from a nutrition perspective. All of this helped me take better steps to support my body to build a stronger and sturdier health foundation.
Today, I feel healthy and happy in my body.
It feels good to know what my body fundamentally needs to be well, even as it changes and gets older.
And it would be my joy to help you learn what your body needs to rebuild a healthy foundation!
To learn more about how I can help you get your health back, check out my Get Your Health Back Program or check out my Gut Healing Meal Plan For Chronic Pain and Joint Pain, or e-mail me.