About Me

About Lynn’s Journey in Feeding Her Health

I grew up in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Minnesota is a great state for learning about nature, natural healing, and environmental factors. Growing up I was always experimenting with gardening and trying different recipes. As I babysat, I always preferred taking the kids outside to play, and feeding them the healthier things in the house.

I attended Catholic schools for elementary and high school. I went to college in Bristol, Virginia majoring in Business and Communications. After two years there, I moved back to Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with degrees in Business and Communications.

I worked for Target Corporation for two years, assisting the buyer for Small Merchandise, such as blenders, mixers, and toasters. While this might seem trivial, I acquired many utensils that helped me as I continued learning good health practices. I was running 5-6 miles a day, and started leaning more toward a vegetarian lifestyle. I was also heavily into dancing (yes, I am a disco queen), and I felt like my body was at its ideal.

My journey to better health continued with the concern for the health of my oldest daughter in the fall of 1984. I had always been interested in taking care of myself, and doing things as naturally as possible. I had used a midwife for the birth of my daughter, and was always reading about natural ways to bring up children. That fall, however, was a turning point. Brianna was continually having upper respiratory infections. After the third bout when she was six months old, I asked the pediatrician why this was happening. He replied that it was natural for children to be ill. What?!

At this point I began to do more research and found an holistic doctor. I lived in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, so this was not hard to do. Through this doctor, I learned about natural healing and healthy eating. I became a certified macrobiotic chef at this point, and started teaching classes and going into people’s homes and preparing meals that they could store and have available when they got home.

I also worked in the late 1980’s for Sandoz Nutrition, more specifically The OPTIFAST Program. You may remember this as the weight loss program that Oprah went on where she had a dramatic weight loss. My position was as an assistant in the research and development department. Once again, I received an opportunity to learn more about the body as it loses weight and the need for maintenance.

In 1990, after the birth of two more girls, my husband, Mark, and I moved to Fairmont Minnesota. Fairmont was a much smaller community, with fewer resources for food and other learning opportunities. I found that continued learning about natural health was a bit more difficult, as was my access to organic and healthier foods. But I also had obtained a large lot, and so began to learn gardening techniques and recipes that utilized these foods. I started homeschooling and began to acquire a community of people that were also interested in healthier living. I had four more children – three boys and one more girl – that were born at home, and continued my knowledge of herbs and natural healing.

In 2003 we moved to an acreage in Iowa. My garden has grown, while the children have left. I now have two grandchildren. When there is any question of how to take care of an illness, my children call me before the doctor. In 2010, I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and became a certified health coach.

So, as you can see, I am a wife and mother, with a full and fun life. Every day I continue to learn as much as I can about this wonderful world my Heavenly Father has given us. I want to help as many people as I can to achieve maximum health, to lead joyful and productive lives and to find their passions. I do this through a variety of programs and services that can be custom–made based on individual needs and goals.

I believe that coming to your home allows you to feel in control of what you will learn. You prepare foods using your utensils and tools, while I am there to guide you and help you gain confidence in your abilities.

The next step for you is to sign up to receive my Smoothie Recipe book. Then you can contact me to schedule a complimentary 30 minute consultation to see how we can be a good fit in working together.

Let’s get you back on track to organize your life and health, and help you build the life of your dreams.

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