I’m Carrie Alexander and I am a health coach who has struggled with intense health issues in the past. Anxiety and depression crept up on me so quickly I didn’t even see it coming. I slipped into a deep, dark hole I didn’t know how to get out of, or even if I wanted to get out of. While in the depths, I developed a food allergy to barley and fructose, which caused ulcers in my digestive tract. I became afraid of eating because it hurt so badly.
I decided I needed help so I began seeing a counselor in 2010. I have been treated for several years for PTSD as well as severe anxiety and depression. I have been on and off medication multiple times as my symptoms ebbed and flowed. The doctors I saw offered no way out so I decided to take control of my own health. I began researching, listening to tons of health talks, and experimenting. I discovered a diet that ended up healing the ulcers in my digestive tract and allowed me to eat without excruciating pain. I was on a strict gluten free and low fructose diet that proved to be great for my body. In addition, I took training to become a yoga teacher – a modality that was imperative in my healing journey. I also dove head first in using essential oils to reduce toxins, promote healing, and support me emotionally. Finally, I really began nourishing my spiritual relationship and leaning on God in a way I never had before.
However, that was only the beginning of my journey. As my mental and physical health improved I knew there had to be a way of healing my food allergies. I combined many years of studying with a specific diet and supplements, along with consistent prayer. And was able to heal my gut! Later I became increasingly unhappy in my job, and I began looking for other options. My interest in health drew me to a certification as a health coach and I knew instantly that was the path for me!
So, here I am today: a happy, healthy, healed, still journeying health coach.