This is how I went from tired, depressed, sleepless and foggy to reclaiming my health …let me share with you how I did it and how I can guide you through this process, too!
Hi, my name is Lisa LeVerrier and I am a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and a Certified Wellness Coach who specializes in women with thyroid conditions. Over the last 5 years, as a Thyroid Health Coach I have been helping busy moms with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease to become symptom-free and take back control of their lives.
So, why do I do what I do?
My personal thyroid health journey made me want to share everything I learned with other women to help them to avoid the costly mistakes I made by relying too much on doctors and normal lab results and being unaware of alternative treatment approaches that modern functional medicine has to offer.
But Before I Started To Help Others I Had To Heal Myself
There are millions of women worldwide who suffer from hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. Half of them are undiagnosed and don’t even know that the cause of their fatigue, depression, weight gain and lack of energy is in fact a thyroid problem.
I have a confession to make.
Many years ago I was one of those women who struggled with all these symptoms and didn’t know why.
For over 2 years I was told over and over again that my thyroid was normal and was misdiagnosed with post-partum depression after the birth of my daughter in 2002.
At that time I went from doctor to doctor seeking answers to why I was feeling so lethargic, achy, depressed, all dried up and suffering from severe insomnia while trying to work full-time and care for a baby.
After two years of suffering and spending thousands of dollars on multiple doctor visits that led to prescriptions for sleeping pills and anti-depressants, I finally was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition that impacts the thyroid.
Little did I know that getting the correct diagnosis was just the beginning of my thyroid healing journey and a new career!
From Being Sick And Tired To Becoming A Thyroid Health Coach
Getting your diagnosis is a big step to reclaiming your health but finding a good doctor and the right thyroid treatment remains a big challenge for many. I reached my lowest point when I realized that nothing that I tried worked.
The solution to my thyroid problem became a functional medicine approach that included thyroid hormone replacement therapy along with optimizing nutrition and digestion, balancing hormones, reducing stress, and reducing my exposure to toxins and triggers. With the help of a chiropractor trained in functional medicine, I was able to reclaim my health and it became my personal mission to help other busy moms, too.
I became a Thyroid Health Coach because I want to give the kind of support and direction to other women that I needed when I was suffering from a thyroid condition and trying to regain my health.
At the time, I found plenty of informative thyroid books and articles online and understood the basics of how the thyroid worked, but very little information on how to deal with the misinformation out there in the medical community that was leaving me sick.
There was also little support available to help me with my moods and the stress of feeling “misunderstood” by doctors and even my own family. My holistic chiropractor was wonderful, but I couldn’t call him and talk about how, at the core, I felt alone through this process.
I really wanted some emotional support, and when I found it, I realized how much I could give to other people by providing that service for them. I’m truly in love with the work that I do.
I received my wellness coach certification through The International Association for Wellness Professionals. I am also trained as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner where I help my clients get to the root cause of their thyroid condition through lab testing and an extensive intake process, followed by customized nutrition and stress reduction protocols.
I also hold a B.A. in Psychology from Florida State University and an M.A. in Psychology from Wake Forest University, and have a professional background in adult education and learning and development.
Here Is How I Can Help You
I developed my approach that combines much of my formal education and coach training with my own personal experience with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease. I officially started thyroid coaching in January of 2012.
I work with women who are a lot like me…busy moms who are struggling with frustrating thyroid symptoms such as excess weight, fatigue, depression, anxiety, or insomnia. They may suspect they have a thyroid condition but don’t have a diagnosis yet or worse, they have been diagnosed with a thyroid condition but still do not feel well!
My clients want to share their personal thyroid struggle and receive guidance from someone who understands.
I work with women who:
- Are scared about the future and their health
- Feel sick and tired of being sick and tired
- Are confused about the information and treatment they are getting from doctors and want help in sorting it all out
- Understand how toxic stress can be to their body and thyroid and are ready to learn a healthy way to address it
- Want to know how to find pleasure and joy in their lives again.
If this sounds like you, I want you to know that you are not alone and I am here for you. I understand very well how difficult it can be when you have hypothyroid or Hashimoto’s symptoms and want to help you to get through it.
I want you to know that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own and I’m here to help.
I’d like to invite you to get my free guide, “My Proven Protocol for Busy Moms to Reboot their Sluggish Thyroid in as Little as 24 hours.” Here I show you simple and effective techniques you can use today to start to feel better inside and out.
By implementing the tips I provide in this guide, you’ll be able to experience results quickly and join hundreds of other busy moms who have done this, too!
To get your free guide, sign up here
Welcome to my community!
All my best,
Founder, Demystifying the Thyroid
Thyroid Health Coach