Jodie sought support from two different family doctors, two dermatologists, a tropical disease specialist, a GI Specialist and 5 different naturopaths. Despite about 15 stool tests through the medical system, nothing showed up. The GI Specialist ran his collection of tests - a colonoscopy, an endoscopy and an MRI and couldn't find anything so his best recommendation was that she take Imodium for as long as needed. The Tropical Disease Specialist couldn't diagnose anything either, told her nothing was wrong except post-infectious IBS and recommended that she take Metamusil every day for the rest of her life. And the naturopaths recommended special diets, the Candida Diet and the FODMAPS diet, thinking these would cure her ills.
From the moment Jodie discovered functional medicine, she knew she had found something incredible. The wholistic mind-body-soul approach, the way that professionals partnered with their clients, and the ability to run tests that provided real insight into what is going on with the body was unlike anything she had ever experienced. It wasn't until she took a deep dive with functional medicine that she started to finally understand what was really going on.
Armed with this insight, and in particular the knowledge of how to treat infections that were at the root of preventing her body from healing naturally, Jodie could finally start to tackle her health issues and start to see changes. Her journey involved a combination of herbs, diet changes, lifestyle changes, a career switch and a look inwards at her own beliefs and thought patterns.
Bachelor of Science in Biology & Psychology – McMaster University
Master of Social Work – University of Toronto
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Certification – University of Toronto
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
FDN Advanced: Stress & Hormones
200 Yoga Alliance Teacher Training
Chronic IBS & Gut Infections
Healthy Cooking / Meal Planning
Diet and Detoxification