I'm Desirée De Vries, owner at Healthy With a Purpose. I'm a budding Functional Medicine Practitioner currently studying at The School of Applied Functional Medicine and a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Health Coach Institute, class of 2016 and my purpose is to figure out the root cause to what ails you and reverse it to bring your body back to a state of balanced well-being so you can thrive rather than just survive!
As a Holistic Health Coach and budding Functional Medicine Practitioner I focus on each individual's needs because every human body is different and unique. That's why I approach every individual session from a new standpoint with a beginner's mind.
If desired, I will apply my Functional Medicine knowledge by taking a look at any current and/or past lab work you may have. From there I will search for any trends in your medical history and we will strive to achieve optimal levels rather than reference range levels as optimal levels will help us to reverse symptoms and in most case disease itself.
Sometimes annual physical blood work is not enough to get the entire picture; if there are any Functional tests I think need to be run, we will also run those tests so we can dig as deep as possible to find the true root cause to your ailments. From this vantage point we will then seek healing opportunities through a unique tailored plan for each individual. This can be done with or without lab work, the lab work just takes out the guessing part!
Each plan involves diet/lifestyle changes, supplementation where necessary, movement plans, and taking a look at possible limiting beliefs one may be holding onto. Where necessary, we will also look at spirituality, relationships, financial, and environmental stressors and check in on where you stand with purpose and creativity. It is extremely important to lead a balanced life so one can reach a state of optimal health.
YOU MIGHT NEED A HEALTH COACH IF:
*YOU HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH AN AILMENT OR DISEASE BY YOUR DOCTOR
*YOUR LAB NUMBERS ARE ABNORMAL
*YOU ARE A SMOKER OR USED TO BE A SMOKER
*YOU GET BLOATED AFTER EATING
*YOU TEND TO GAIN WEIGHT EASILY, ESPECIALLY IN YOUR BELLY
*YOU HAVE EXTRA POUNDS THAT WON’T COME OFF WITH DIET AND EXERCISE
*YOU HAVE HEADACHES MORE THAN OCCASIONALLY
*YOU FREQUENTLY BELCH OR FEEL GASSY OR GURGLING IN YOUR BELLY
*YOU TEND TO FEEL LETHARGIC DURING THE DAY
*YOU HAVE CRAVINGS FOR SUGAR OR STARCHY FOODS
*YOU EXPERIENCE MOOD SWINGS OR ANXIETY
*YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY FOCUSING OR EXPERIENCE FOGGY BRAIN
*YOU HAVE ALLERGIES OR HAY FEVER
*YOU EXPERIENCE PAIN, MUSCLE ACHES, OR STIFFNESS IN YOUR JOINTS
*YOU FEEL ADDICTED TO FOODS THAT YOU KNOW AREN’T GOOD FOR YOU
*YOU FEEL ANXIOUS, UPSET, NERVOUS, OR DOWNRIGHT CRANKY
Take any above scenario and I can help you find your new baseline! I am trained in the below main areas of health and wellness from a Functional Medicine Perspective:
-BRAIN AND MOOD HEALTH
-WOMEN'S HORMONAL HEALTH
-MEN'S HORMONAL HEALTH
-DIGESTION ISSUES/GUT HEALTH
-HEAVY METAL TOXICITY
If you or someone you know needs help in any one of these areas contact me today so we can get you or your loved one back to living a life full of joy and vitality!