functional medicine

Meet Elizabeth, our Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach!

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Welcoming Elizabeth to the Team!

Hey everyone! We are excited to announce and welcome Elizabeth Grimm to the Ampersand team! Elizabeth is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach from Reno, Nevada. Her interest in health and wellness coaching grew after overcoming her own health issues and specializes in focusing on the whole person in their journey to over all wellness! She is passionate about working with clients on practical ways they can make lifestyle changes to reclaim their health, which allows us at Ampersand to see the whole picture of your health and fitness! Elizabeth shares not only our passion of fitness, but even more our passion in creating a great community by serving great people!

 We are pleased to host a Facebook live interview/Q&A with her on 05/24/18 at 7:00pm. We encourage you to read her story and get to know her a little first, and make sure to tune in!

Elizabeth's Story

From the age of 14, I started having bizarre neurological symptoms. I went from doctor to doctor trying to figure out what was wrong with me, but it took me 8 years to get an answer.

I was finally told I have Lyme disease.

I went on to find a Lyme literate medical doctor who successfully treated me for about 4.5 years.

After my treatment with him, I was told to "be free and fly" but I still had major issues with my immune system. I had worked so hard to complete my treatment but I was missing something.

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I had spent over four years confined to my house doing my Lyme treatment so constantly catching every cold or stomach bug was not okay with me. I sought out a new doctor to help me with my immune system. I found a clinic in Reno, Nevada that specialized in Functional Medicine and Chiropractic Neurology. I was hooked! I couldn’t believe the transformation I experienced and those around me were experiencing!

I wish I would have found a Functional Medicine doctor before beginning my Lyme treatment. I believe I would have saved so much time and money if I had worked on making my body strong first by focusing on the root components of health like diet, stress, sleep, elimination, movement, etc. Treating my body with the bug killers would have been much easier if I had been in a stronger state to begin with.

After following the protocol from my Functional Medicine doctor, I was no longer at the mercy of my body...I was in control! As long as I ate well, slept enough and kept my stress down I was nearly unstoppable. I now I help others figure out this balance so they can achieve optimum health too!

What is Functional Medicine?

With functional medicine, we seek to know the reasons behind the condition you are experiencing. We look at your bodies fundamentals like your sleep, stress, relationships, movement and food choices. When we make changes to our root issues many times other conditions in the body improve. As a coach, I cannot diagnose or treat you but I can partner with you as you make changes to your body to improve the roots of your health and provide guidance along the way! 

My Coaching Style

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I believe you are wonderful. As your coach I want you to know I believe in you and see the good in you. I look at you as a whole person, not a diagnosis or problem. I know you try very hard and want to make good choices for your health. Sometimes it takes someone to be with you through the process of making a change to help hold you accountable and empower you to achieve things you never thought were possible.

Let me be a mountain guide for you and we will work on whatever the mountain is in your life (decreasing stress, eating better, becoming more active, following your doctor's recommendations, sleeping better, adjusting to a cleaner lifestyle, etc.).

I work with people who are ready to make a change or want to continue on their journey to sustainable health. I love involving your doctor to help you achieve optimal wellness for you given your unique circumstances and diagnosis.

Looking forward to meeting you all! 

- Elizabeth


Read more about Elizabeth at her website www.ElizabethGrimm.com, and don't miss us going live May 24th at 7pm, so you can ask questions and get to know her! 


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