Let me tell you a little bit about myself. Not too much I promise.
When I was a kid, there was nothing that thrilled me more than a mystery and trying to solve it. I couldn’t get enough of the game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? When I wasn’t playing that game, I was trying to write a book. I was 10 years old. I used floppy disks to save my work on a computer we had at home. I loved it. I was immersed in reading books from early Kindergarten on. I was reading adult-level chapter books by second grade. I was in love with the written word.
As an adult, I entered Ithaca College in print journalism. I wrote for The Ithacan and won an Associated Press Award for a news series I wrote. I was a contributing writer for a local newspaper, The Syracuse Post-Standard for a summer. I had been writing primarily about health topics and had a passion for health. I ended up finishing Ithaca College with a BS in Health Education. I began teaching health education and completed an MSEd in Health Education from SUNY Cortland. I am now a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), and a Certified Personal Trainer. As an NTP I look at symptoms and locate the root cause. I help you work on those causes through nutrition, lifestyle, and sometimes supplementation to alleviate those symptoms.
I wrote my books Take a Functional Approach to PFAPA Care, and about obtaining a diagnosis for your child, and PFAPA (our story) & Other Periodic Fever Conditions to help families who feel alone and without help. When you have a sick child, or you are sick yourself, and you can’t get physicians to help and you are suffering, you feel lost. It’s hard to connect with those around you because nobody understands. You just want the pain and suffering to stop and someone to give you answers. There is a way to get answers. I got an answer for myself and my son. I want to help people find answers. I also want to help you alleviate annoying symptoms!
58-page E-book (in pdf format).
No matter your stage in the PFAPA (or PFS) journey, this book will provide you with new insight on how to approach your PFAPA care. Whether it is yourself, your child, grandchild or significant other, these tools are for EVERYONE!
This book will:
• Help you get a better balance in your child’s body systems, diet, nutrition, home environment, hydration, lifestyle and stress.
• This book contains steps that we have taken with a 9-year-old PFAPA child (episodes from age 8 months) to get control over episodes.
•This book is meant to be a guide with information that you may choose to use, or choose to ignore. Let this be a reference for new things to try in your PFAPA life, and most of all, let this be a HOPE that you can find breaks and more control in your own PFAPA life.
How To Get a Diagnosis is a 72-page book that provides a step-by-step process of how I got a diagnosis for my son’s periodic fever condition. It contains tools and resources so you can do the same thing!
PFAPA & Other Periodic Fever Syndromes – The real deal with living with PFAPA & Other PFS. Get tips and tools to help ease the condition.
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