My name is Michelle Bartels. I am a certified Integrative Nutritional Health Coach who is educated in holistic wellness to transform your whole life- not just what goes on your plate.
My health journey began when I was in my early 30's and I was faced with the effects that Chronic Epstein-Barr virus had on my body. At first all I knew was how I felt but I did not know the cause of my symptoms. I was exhausted all the time, my body ached, my head ached, I couldn't lose weight I had gained, I was anxious, I missed my active lifestyle, I struggled with my endurance at work, and I believed that I would, at some point, simply drop dead without warning. Sound dramatic? Unfortunately, it's not an exaggeration. I knew I needed help. Eventually, with the support of my primary care doctor, I got the answers I needed. With those answers and with a deep commitment to myself, I made a lot of changes in my life. Making those changes was hard and I certainly did not find my way immediately. However, through trial and error I figured out what my body needed. Even when it seemed overwhelming, I kept taking it one step at a time and I simply refused to give up on myself.
Those lifestyle and nutritional changes helped me heal my body. They also allowed me to create a future that seemed so out of reach a few short years ago. I feel better now than I did a decade ago, something most people in their 40's can't say! I have two beautiful children, a happy marriage to a wonderful man, and a business that I believe in.
Those years were not easy for me, but they've given me the chance to use my knowledge, passion and strength to help others transform their lives, just like I transformed mine.
Change is hard, I can help.