Like many teenagers, when I was 16 years old, I worked at McDonalds--a great part-time job. Between school, studying, socializing, hanging out with friends, working and going to the family cabin, my diet of fast food and little or inconsistent exercise eventually led to stomach problems. If you’re like most people, you probably have experienced some problems I had: Heartburn, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea. And just like me, you’ve used over-the-counter medications to get temporary relief. By covering up and ignoring symptoms, I learned first hand how lousy it is to feel bad all the time. My journey to health began with cleaning up my diet with whole foods; cutting out fast food, pop and excess sugar. While studying nutrition and applying what I learned, my health improved and I felt good most of the time. Then applying my training in integrative and functional nutrition, my food sensitivities and gut healing improved even more and restored my health and well being.