“You only have one body, treat it well, and give it grace, for being a steward of health is to use food as medicine…”– Brooke
Brooke Boyd, Certifying NTP
Welcome to HEALtrition!
I’m Brooke, an avid healer manifesting better health through functional nutrition! I believe in the power of whole foods to help feel your best and achieve optimal health!
It wasn’t long ago that I discovered the power of a nutrient dense diet to heal my body naturally, so I set out to help others do the same! When I realized functional nutrition was my passion and calling, HEALtrition was born! I chose the name HEALtrition because I wanted to emphasize that healing comes from a “healthy self” or hence to “HEAL-thy self,” using food as medicine.
I have suffered from chronic illness since I was eight years old. Desperate to be “normal” I went to every doctor and tried every medication under the sun and to no avail. I saw Rheumatologists, Gastroenterologists, Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons… and the list goes on and on. In addition to the flurry of doctors that examined me, offering no real explanation or treatment, I tried a wide array of medications… biologics, anti-inflammatory drugs, retinoids, and antibiotics… you name it, I tried it.
Fed up with no answers or improvement in sight, I hit a wall… I was broken. My autoimmune disorder had taken over every facet of my life. Having a rare skin condition, I had so many triggers. I developed many phobias and every decision became centered around how it would impact my autoimmune disease. I was living in constant fear of triggering it. I knew I couldn’t live in fear any longer, the weight of it all was too much to bear… I needed change.
When I turned 32, I decided to take my health into my own hands. I wasn’t getting anywhere with traditional medicine, so I looked into a holistic approach, to heal my body naturally through diet… that’s right, by simply eating whole foods. I was skeptical at first, but I figured it couldn’t hurt me to try it. So I began the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and saw gradual results at first, but with time, things drastically improved. I was made WHOLE again!
After almost a year on AIP, my life feels refreshed and renewed. And I have a positive outlook on life again! I still have a way to go, but I’ve made significant progress along the way…
Making the choice to pursue optimal health was the best gift I’ve ever given myself. Everyday, I choose to give love and grace to my body, it is the one thing I can control!
I hope you join me on this journey to (HEAL)thy self.
You just have to remember that hope is on the horizon, and I’m here to help you find it.
Let’s heal together.