Hi, Cecili here from Fit Logic Functional Medicine. I am so excited to let everyone know that I have officially joined the team here at FLFM full time! I figured now was the perfect time to share my personal health story with everyone.
Eventually, I was diagnosed with IBD – Ulcerative Colitis. I was told I would need to take medication “forever” and that “40 years of research has never uncovered a connection between food and IBD.” My only option was to take the medication for the rest of my life.
It was a time in my life that was full of fear and “the unknown”. That might have swayed me into taking this seemingly magic pill that I had been prescribed. But that’s not my style.
I decided to do some research. I had never eaten well so I started with diet. It took me months and months to determine how to eat for my body and this incurable disease. Once I figured it out, all my symptoms subsided. I knew diet was only one piece of the puzzle, so I began working on childhood trauma, all my fears and my negative mindset (and so much more). The outcome was amazing. Now I know that (most of the time) if you treat your body well, it responds in a beautiful way!
I was determined to not give up, and really it was never an option, I have three kids and a husband that I want to enjoy every moment with to the fullest. As I thought about my journey, I also thought about how other people with serious digestive issues likely needed hope and inspiration.
I knew there were hundreds of thousands of others that were having very similar experiences. Leaving their doctor’s office in a state of fear and feeling powerless. I decided that I desperately wanted to help others understand the power of their choices, the power of the body and most importantly, that they have more control over their health outcomes than they are being led to believe.
I chose to go back to school to become a Nutritionist and have continued to pursue every opportunity to learn and grow in my field of gut health and autoimmunity ever since. I use my passion and my in-depth education to provide my clients with a comprehensive wellness plan, working hard to leave no detail left unchecked. It truly is a holistic approach to helping people resolve their long- term health issues once and for all.
The absolute best part about my job is that I get to see people completely transform their health, return to living the life they desire and it’s all because they chose to use their power in such a brave and positive way. I get to meet superheroes all the time!