My name is Hollie and I’m a self proclaimed Nutrition Geek and a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

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But first I am a Mom to the coolest little seven year old boy ever and partner to the most wonderful, multi talented, loving and supportive man alive!  I also have two really awesome bonus children that I cannot take biological credit for but I love them just the same:)  These guys are the inspiration that makes me want to be the best I can be and feel the best I can feel because otherwise I could not keep up with them!

I’ve been on a journey for the last few years to figure out “What Makes My Tummy Happy”.  

 

I’ve had a Not-So-Happy Tummy all my life and as I got older it became more and more unhappy and it wasn’t just my tummy that was giving me problems.  At one point I started noticing what seemed like a new symptom every day.  

 

I was only 34 and I felt like I was falling apart at the seams.

My tummy hurt everyday, I had very little energy, I started getting itchy eczema on my hands, my hair was falling out in handfuls, I had terrible mood swings, depression, anxiety, heart palpitations, blood sugar issues and I couldn’t even go on vacation with my family because I felt so bad.  

I had an intuitive feeling that all of these problems were somehow connected but I had no idea how or where to start looking.

 

If you are reading this you might relate to the hopeless feeling of walking away from another doctor appointment feeling more confused than ever!

OR with a prescription for another drug that you don’t want to take.   My favorite comment was “There’s nothing wrong with you”.  Or “Nobody really knows why that happens so here’s a shot of cortisone and some birth control pills”.  REALLY???  No thanks!  

 

It’s really scary when you feel like you’re going to die and nobody can figure out what is wrong with you!  

I felt very alone because the people around me didn’t understand and sometimes I felt like maybe they didn’t believe me.  Maybe they thought I was making all of this up??

 

My son asked me one day “Mommy if your tummy doesn’t hurt today will you play with me?”.  

That totally broke my heart! I came to the conclusion that this is my life, my body and nobody will care for it better than me so I need to figure this out on my own.  I’ve always had a strong interest in nutrition and I knew there had to be something I could do naturally to feel better so I started devouring every bite of information I could find on natural remedies for improving gut health.  

 

What I learned was that most, if not “All Disease Begins in the Gut!” Just like Hippocrates said over 2000 years ago.

I tried a lot of different diets, supplements and protocols all of which had some effect…some good…some not so good!  I did make progress but I was still suffering.  There were missing links that I didn’t know how to address and I knew it was going to take some education and a deeper understanding about what’s really going on under the skin in order to figure it out.  

That acknowledgement was what lead me to the Nutritional Therapy Association.

The course was intense and amazing!!  It was a life changing experience and I learned so much more about health and nutrition than I bargained for!  It also solidified for me that this is what I was meant to do with my life.

I now have a means to help other people who, like me, are more inclined to a natural approach to their health.

 

I Got My Life Back!

My tummy feels better, I have energy again, most of my mystery symptoms have either disappeared or drastically improved.  36 years of damage takes time to heal but I am well on my way and feel like I have my life back!

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For me, a Happy Tummy makes a Happy Mommy!

 If you are interested in learning more about Nutritional Therapy, please contact me today!

 

 

Post By: Hollie Donelson, NTP

Happy Tummies of The Lowcountry, LLC

167 A Bluffton, SC 29910

843-227-1042

info@happytummiesdigest.com

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