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Suzanne CamyreHave you ever tried to make changes in your life to become healthier, only to be overwhelmed by all the conflicting information and daunting hard-to-understand research?

Maybe you’ve tried some of those suggestions only to see little results.  Maybe you just never knew where to begin.

Why does learning to become healthier have to seem so complicated? I don’t believe it has to be.

 

It’s about finding what works for you.

I’m here to help you make changes in your life so you can be the best possible you. Explaining things simply and truthfully, I can help you sort through it all. You will still have choices to make and you will try different things.  That’s how you will find what works for YOU.

It’s about finding what works for you and what you’ll stick with in the long run.  It’s about making small changes that add up to a big difference.

 

I’ve been there

 

Why should you listen to me? Because I’ve been there several times.  I know what it’s like. As a teenager I was so super skinny that I started going to the gym to lift weights to add muscle (and therefore, hopefully, some shape to my body). I researched it like crazy and it became my passion. To this day I still lift and I find that it really helps with relieving stress.

Health written in sandIn my early 20’s I became really sick and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.  I eventually went into remission with medication, but I needed to change my diet because I no longer absorb nutrients like most people do because of the scar tissue in my intestines.  So I did some research into better nutrition, both from the food and from supplements.

My 30’s were very, um, colorful.  For the first time in my life I started battling with my weight going up.  It seemed like no matter how much I exercised and starved myself I just couldn’t take the weight off or keep it off.  So I did some research, and I no longer battle with my weight.

I also came out of Crohn’s remission.  Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Over the 2014 – 2015 winter I had 4 major abdominal surgeries with chemotherapy to treat a very rare and rather mean little tumor. I missed a half a year of work and suffered severe pain from long term nerve damage. To recover from that, I went back to basics with my exercise and health knowledge.  And I did some more research.  🙂

Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.I’ve had my ups and I’ve had my downs. I know what it’s like to have setbacks. I know what it’s like to struggle with health and the frustration that can set in. I know how overwhelming it can be. But I don’t give up. I research like crazy and try things to find what works for me.

And I want to help you sift through it all and find what works for YOU. I’d be honored for you to join my community and became the healthiest person you can be.

 

Things you probably don’t know about me:

  1. I have two cats, brothers, named Hawthorne and Larkin. Hey, I live in New England. What do you expect?
  2. I have this weird meat-to-bread ratio thing. Especially when it comes to sandwiches. I prefer wraps over sandwiches because there’s WAAAYYYY too much bread on a typical sandwich. Even stranger, I absolutely love bread. When the table bread comes at a restaurant I can’t get enough of it.
  3. I love water. I should have been a fish. I’m happiest when I’m in water – not on a boat, but actually in the water. I joined my local Masters swim club to get more water, especially in the winter.
  4. Coconut grosses me out. Well, at least the shredded coconut that comes on cookies and sometimes shrimp. Just. Can’t. Eat. It. Coconut milk and oil is fine.
  5. I genuinely like to help people.  Helping you makes me happy.

 

 

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