Hi, I'm Kelly Johnston,

and I’m here to give you hope regarding your hormonal health. Pull up a chair and that cup of herbal tea and let’s see if you’ve heard this one before.

For years, I struggled with my hormones.  No matter what I did to alleviate the PMS, skin breakouts, and cramping, I still suffered uncomfortable symptoms.  Here’s my story in a nutshell: 

 

  • Hormonal birth control as a newlywed only worsened my symptoms and brought on a few new ones: headaches, irritability, and back acne became my daily companions.

  • The occasional ovarian or breast cyst made their appearances.

  • This scenario continued over many years with the exception of a break during two pregnancies and nursing two babies (having had some difficulty conceiving the second time around).

  • Enter late thirties, when my cycles gradually shortened to 20 days at their shortest, prompting me to complain a bit to my doctor about my “one good week out of three” (week 1: PMS, week 2: period, week 3: feeling good) to which he offered me an anti-depressant that I didn't want or need.

  • I began to feel like my insides were running on a hamster wheel.  Tired but wired. Irritable and feeling out-of-control but having no idea why.  Sleep was elusive.  

  • Enter early forties, when hot flashes and night sweats became my nemesis, adding to the exhaustion. Cycles began to lengthen back to normal and beyond until they gradually came to a halt at age 43. Weight maintenance became a struggle at this point.

  • Worried about bone, brain, and heart health, and tired of fighting the night sweats after several cycles of coming and going, I tried bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. I found some relief, but never felt truly even. While this approach is helpful for many, it always seemed to be either too much or too little for my needs and was not the answer for me.

 

This story has a happy ending.  While still a work in progress, I’ve now found the balance I've always yearned for.  Becoming a nutritional therapy/restorative wellness practitioner afforded me the opportunity to approach hormonal health another way.  I learned through my training why I spent so long feeling like my insides were racing, then feeling as though they were running on empty, ushering me into menopause before my time.  My own experience with female hormonal imbalance has birthed a passion in me to teach women how to do what I wish I could have done for myself.  You don’t have to settle.  You can be proactive and have more control of your hormonal present and future.  And I would love to be the one to help you write that happy chapter for your own hormonal story!

Certifications, trainings, and memberships currently held:

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  • Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner 2016

  • Licensed RESTART® instructor 2016

  • Certified Restorative Wellness Practitioner Level 1 2017, Level 2 2018, Level 3 2018 

  • Restorative Wellness Mindshare 2018

  • Balance + Thrive health/mindset/lifestyle coaching 2017

  • Holistic Mineral Balancing 2019

  • Registered Dental Hygienist, AAS Bee Country College, 1981

  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor, AFAA, 2008

  • Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor, Zumba Fitness, 2007

You don't have to let imbalanced hormones run the show.

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