THE WELLNESS REDEFINED STORY
By: Ebony Coleman APRN FNP-C
This journey started years ago with symptoms that couldn't be explained. Although I have been in healthcare for the past 12 years, I had not been prepared for the challenges that were ahead. It wasn't until 2018 when I noticed that my body was screaming at me and I could no longer ignore it. Having had a clear face my entire life, I was in shock to find that my skin was reacting to something I had never known or seen. Nothing had changed. My diet was the typical yoyo, unhealthy, standard American diet (SAD). However, my body wasn't having it. It wasn't until later, I realized my body had been in fight or flight mode for decades, and it was an emotional stressor that caused my adrenal glands to go into overdrive. My face quickly began to show how unappreciated it felt through various pimples, papule and excessive dryness that caused me to feel unpresentable.
I understood western medicine, I knew protocols. However, none of them were working. None of my colleagues could give me insight or recommendations of what I should do to fix my skin. Through research and self reflection, I was led on a journey and found the cause of my skin changes were associated with my emotional, physical , and mental wellbeing. Later, I realized what I had and was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis, a condition I have never learned about. Many attempts were made to heal my skin with various topical steroids/creams, long term oral antibiotics, and mental anguish. After hundreds of dollars were wasted, I decided to take a different approach. Little did I know I was headed on a long journey that would lead to life long learning of how the spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional beings interact incessantly and how important it is to consider all areas. After having success with clients through nutrition, I yearned to understand how it was impacting skin. Through functional medicine education, I was equipped will current cutting edge research that backed up my knowledge and experience.
Learning what your body needs is an ongoing process and is very individualized. it is important to find what works best for you as you are the only one that has your genetics and has made choices throughout your life. Functional medicine helps to identify physical, mental, and emotional challenges that are affecting your current health status. The ability to find the root cause of concern that your body is experiencing through various test and ongoing consultation. At Wellness Redefined, we partnered with each patient to create a personalized plan with the necessary tools and resources to guide, support, and assist you in achieving desired goals. Having this understanding will encourage a changed mindset to improve your wellness. Lets start this together!
To bring the World closer to understanding true healing is possible through root-cause medicine and gut health.
To bring One's life closer to healing, one day at a time.
To close the Knowledge Gap of Health and Wellness in Understanding Proper Care of Chronic Management for all patients and clients.