I know what it’s like to feel terrible, and yet nobody can tell you what’s wrong with your body.
Even your doctors, closest friends and family members don’t seem to understand the extent of your suffering…
It makes you feel isolated and alone!
You would do whatever it takes to get your health back, but yet nothing seems to be working.
I want to tell you… don’t give up just yet!
You can get better, get your life back and feel the best you ever have. I know because I’ve been in your shoes, for over 15 years!
Nobody should have to feel this way.
From my long 15 year’s battle with digestive issues, I’ve developed a passion to help busy women struggling with long-standing gut issues finally regain their health and live the life they want to live.
Hi, I’m Gen
I have incredible compassion for women suffering from all sorts of poorly understood, although often severe and debilitating health issues. I hope that I can offer you the care and support I wish I had through my many years of puzzling health complexities.
My health issues started when I was at Uni, studying to become a doctor
I remember feeling bloated ALL-THE-TIME.
Even though I was fairly skinny, I had a constant ‘pouch’ and was embarrassed to wear tight clothes. I could go for 7 days without a bowel movement. I can’t even imagine how that would feel anymore! I do remember having such stabbing pain in my stomach that I had to stay home, instead of going out with my friends.
I didn’t talk about it much; I was way too embarrassed.
Why did I end up with gut issues?
It can be hard to pinpoint exactly, as it’s usually multiple factors. Here is my theory on what contributed:
How I lost hope… and my faith in the medical system.
I loved my first 4 years in Medical School. I loved learning everything about the human body, I found it absolutely fascinating, and I still do! Unfortunately, my personal experience with my own gut health issues during that time got me to slowly lose my trust in the medical system I was a part of.
In my 4th year at university, I was doing a rotation in gastro-enterology and I took a leap of faith: I decided to confide about my issues with my professor (one of the top gastro specialist in the country) to see if he could offer any help. I could see that he didn’t think much of it and considered my symptoms as ‘mild’, but he still agreed to perform a colonoscopy and a few other tests. Everything came back normal, so he told me, in a nice way, that I was probably just a bit stressed out.
I was sent back home with no answers whatsoever and felt more depressed than ever. I sat on the couch and cried all evening. I felt hopeless! I consulted a few other doctors to see if any of them could help, without much luck.
I know from experience with my clients that this is all too common…
Many clients have seen over 10 practitioners before finding me!
Unfortunately, this got me to slowly lose my trust in the current medical system… why could nobody help me with my digestive issues? The unwillingness of doctors to truly listen to me, and to even show any real interest in wanting to help, was quite disheartening to me.
It was during my hospital internship that I became further disheartened to find we had spent all those years learning how the body worked only to end up handing out pills to everyone to patch their problems. I realised that most patients were not receiving any help in actually improving their overall health. I was shocked at the amount of medication patients were prescribed. It didn’t seem right to me.
So 2 years later… I quit medical school, after 6 long years of study! I had completed my doctorate in medicine and was 2 years into my hospital internship.
After quitting Medical School, I was confused about what I wanted to do with my life.
Everything I had been striving for my whole life at that point was no longer in alignment for me.
So I travelled the world and ended up settling in Australia, getting married and having two beautiful kids, Heidi and Sebastian.
It was during my first trip to India that I discovered yoga… I had no idea at that time that it would be the stepping stone to my love of holistic medicine.
Unfortunately, quitting medicine did not mean the end of my health struggles! In fact, other issues started showing up… fatigue, brain fog and mild depression…I wasn’t the bubbly girl I used to be! This went on for 15 years.
My wake up call
I woke up one day feeling so bad after a night eating out (when did dinner parties become a fearful event, rather than something I looked forward to?) This was a turning point for me; it’s when I finally decided to take charge of my own health. As much as I was previously convinced that there was nothing I could do to feel better, I now became absolutely sure that there was a way to feel better.
I started digging deeper, reading everything I could find about the gut.
My desire to heal never stopped. It took me 5 long years to finally get to the root of my own health issues when I started seriously trying to solve the issue through my own crash course into everything I could discover about gut health. From SIBO, to parasites, dysbiosis, adrenal fatigue, heavy metal toxicity and abdominal adhesions… there was a lot to uncover, but I got there in the end!
So if it takes someone who went through medical school that long, imagine what it’s like for someone with no science background or with no medical training trying to figure this out on their own? It’s not easy, but the good news is you don’t have to figure this all out on your own anymore.
Doctorate in Medicine:
University of Sherbrooke (Canada)
Gut Training with experts including:
Dr Jason Hawrelak, Dr Nirala Jacobi, Dr Carolyn Ledowsky, Dr Sandeep Gupta, Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis
Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy:
Advanced 2-year Training with Annette Loudon, Liz Bennett and Sal Flynn.
Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
I was so relieved and excited when I finally started seeing improvements
I noticed that my belly felt much better, and flatter (wow, I couldn’t believe how good I looked without the bloat!). I had so much more energy. I started doing things I had been wanting to do for a long time, like starting my own business, growing my own fruits and veggies and finally having a social life again.
Once you have more energy and feel better, everything becomes possible again
You get your life back
Nothing makes me happier than seeing a client who has been suffering for years (and sometimes decades) start to feel better; it’s the most rewarding job in the world and I absolutely love it.
If you’re ready to get your life back, click here to learn how I can help you.