Merrit has been integral in the success of steering her health in a positive direction, not only by becoming an active participant in her own healthcare alongside the guidance of multiple practitioners, but also by educating herself through thousands of hours of research, studying and coursework on very complex chronic health issues.
Over the past several years she has become aware and educated about which genetic SNPs (pronounced snips) are turned on and why this discovery has been paramount in improving her well-being along with understating which foods, nutritional supplements, type of exercise, amount of sleep and type of stress relief work best for her body and which to avoid. This multi-faceted and individualized approach is what she uses with her patients. She is vibrant and healthy, though with chronic illness there can be set-backs; she intimately understands exactly what will bring harmony and balance to restore her well-being quickly and she will teach and empower you to do the same.
Merrit has a kind, knowledgeable, honest and understanding way about her. She is authentic and real. She has a natural affinity toward helping others, and others have a natural propensity to seek out her guidance on their own journey. She knew when she received her diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and chronic Lyme about 30 years late, that she didn’t want others struggling with chronic illness and symptoms such as chronic pain and inflammation, to feel like they have no where to turn. She knew this was not “all in her head” as some practitioners will tell their patients.
Chronic illness is often a sign that we must change our way of life. That can be anything from making small adjustments in the way we live to really big adjustments.
Merrit has been affected by Chronic Lyme, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vitiligo and Psoriasis all since the age of eight among a host of other symptoms and health issues all as result of delay in proper diagnosis and treatment. This is why it is imperative that you have proper guidance if you are affected by an Autoimmune disease or other chronic illness because the longer you wait the likelihood of multiple illnesses increases if you do not get your illness(s) under control and stop the inflammation, which can come from diet, lifestyle, environment, infections, and/or genetics and other issues combined. This is also why it is important if chronic illness runs in your family that you take a proactive and preventative approach to ensure your future wellness.
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with a chronic health issue, Merrit can help through lifestyle education that is personalized just for you – call now for a consultation.