Hi, I’m Lexie
Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Certified Athletic Therapist
Certified Personal Trainer
Bachelor of Kinesiology
I’m a classic type 3 on the enneagram,
a serial goal setter
& I pretty much live in yoga pants all year long.
My absolute obsession is teaching frustrated, motivated women the simple holistic tools to heal their skin, so they can go back to being the confident badass they truly are!
I know exactly what it feels like to be stressed, confused and frustrated with the health and nutrition world.
I spent most of my life hating my body, wishing I were thinner and searching for the ultimate diet, the best workout plan, or that one supplement combination that would give me the perfect body and the perfect life.
I spent years learning about the basics of nutrition through trial and error and googling (thanks internet). I kept expanding my knowledge which lead me to change from the ‘counting all the calories, restricting myself, eating low fat, obsessed with protein bars’ diet that I ate while I was in the fitness industry, to a more ‘paleoish, veggies rule, food quality matters, nutrient dense food’ diet.
That drastically changed my body, got rid of my crazy sugar cravings, helped me shed some pounds and more.
BUT when I FINALLY thought I had it all figured out… I developed painful, inflamed, deep, cystic acne!
I was eating so well. WHAT THE HECK was I missing?
It was as if my own body was against me
- even though I was desperately trying anything to make it happy -
it turning on me.
Sugar Cravings - that randomly came back with vengeance
Low Energy - that had me sleeping 8+ hours a night and STILL feeling exhausted
Mood Swings - that made me feel extra emotional, or frustrated, or was I just HANGRY?
Headaches & Bloating - that didn’t go away when I changed my diet
Constant Weight Loss Plateaus - even when I followed a set healthy plan & exercise
& of course: Horrible, Painful Adult Cystic Acne - even though I changed to natural skin care
After years of being in the fitness and health industry as an Athletic Therapist and Personal Trainer, trying all the fad diets and workout plans, I figured “eating healthy” wasn’t going to cut it anymore.
In fact, the more I learned about nutrition, the more confused I became
(because I THOUGHT I was doing it “all right”).
I was tired of hoping for an acne diet to work. Trying to wade through the marketing BS and blog posts about what products to use and what specific food must be causing my acne was exhausting & I was sick and tired of doctors and dermatologist telling me that the only way to clear my skin was harmful topical creams or going back on the birth control pill!
I wanted a step by step plan based on a holistic approach that actually supported my body so I could finally get rid of the cause of my acne for good… not be sold on some “quick fix” product.
& then it hit me:
IT’S NOT JUST WHAT YOU EAT, BUT HOW AND WHY IT’S AFFECTING YOUR BODY
there are so many different styles of healthy eating out there & so many different opinions
maybe I was trying to WRONG style for MY BODY!
feeling exhausted all the time wasn’t normal & I had a choice to find a solution.
it was up to me to find the root problem & find a natural solution to fix energy.
I needed a long-term game plan to make sure stress and exhaustion don’t rule my life.
finding the perfect acne products was not going to heal my acne.
I needed the actual solution so that I didn’t have to deal with acne ever again.
What was causing my cystic acne in the first place and how could I fix it?
I realized I needed to follow a proven protocol & actionable plan to really dig deep & heal my skin from the inside out.
Why Nutritional Therapy made me successful at healing my body:
very specific nutrition & supplement information
food first recommendations that fit in to the individuals life (it all starts with food)
learning the value of the correct supplementation at the right time (not just Dr. Google)
having a clear roadmap & step by step protocols to follow (literally designed for MY body)
address my body as a whole - food, lifestyle, beauty products, work, sleep, activity & more
No more throwing supplements, diets, fads, bars, shakes, restrictions, acne products, face masks and random products off Amazon at the wall and crossing my fingers something would work!
Nutritional Therapy for me meant:
healing my painful cystic adult acne (that made me not want to leave the house)
decreasing my PMS symptoms like breast tenderness, painful cramps, irregular periods, irritability, crazing cravings (that I thought were “normal”)
dialling back the effects of a stressful lifestyle to combat low energy, poor quality of sleep, skipping meals or binge eating when I finally had time to eat, craving sugar & caffeine, yawning all afternoon, feeling irritable before meals, endless weight loss struggles (ditching these allowed me to finally feel CONFIDENT & live my life)
taking the pressure off being perfect with my eating or worse, having me undo all my hard work after a busy week (because it isn’t about counting calories or bad vs good foods but rather what steps will work for you)