For as far back as I can remember, I have had an interest in nutrition, fitness, and health. And over the years, as my interest grew, I became a student of health and wellness, reading and studying any related materials, attending workshops and conferences. I later became the informal life, health and wellness coach for my friends and family. And while I became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and earned a MBA, there was still a burning desire to help support others with their health and wellness.
After dealing with some serious family illnesses, I felt that I had a personal responsibility to raise awareness and educate women about the relationship between nutrition and health. I attended Institute of Integrated Nutrition and became a certified Holistic Health Coach. Shortly after that I formed Deon’s Wellness Wagon and started coaching and educating women on wellness and nutrition.
However, as I continued to grow and evolve, it was my personal health journey that caused me to change the focus of my coaching practice to support women who are struggling with perimenopause and menopause symptoms, which can be brutal based on my experiences.
Between the age of 35 and 45, I struggled with brain fog, sugar cravings, always feeling fatigued, having just enough energy to get out of bed and get through my day, especially in the afternoons, which affected my work. Additionally, I was not getting quality or restful sleep layered with uncomfortable hot flashes and night sweats. It was a period of pure misery, to put it mildly!
Through research I discovered that my symptoms were perimenopause symptoms, which were related to hormonal imbalance. My doctor later confirmed that I was in fact going through perimenopause and that correlated to the symptoms I was experiencing. His only recommendations were to make sure I was eating well and getting enough rest. As a wellness coach I knew what eating well meant, but how was I supposed to get adequate rest, when I was having trouble sleeping?
Since there were so many unanswered questions, I spent countless hours researching, studying, taking a multitude of training, attending seminars and conferences, listening to podcasts trying to figure out how to alleviate or even reduce my symptoms.
What I learned is that even though I ate well and exercised regularly, I needed to do more to support my body and my hormones during this stage of my life.
As soon as I made a few modifications, the results were strikingly noticeable. The first thing that returned was my energy, then the night sweats and hot flashes disappeared and then my mood began to normalize. My kids no longer looked at me strangely, saying, “Mom, what has gotten into you, you are acting weird”.
After my success in overcoming my symptoms, I developed a Five Step Hormone Rebalance Program using the same steps I used to alleviate my symptoms. I started using this program in my wellness practice and the results have been overwhelmingly positive.
Today, as I approach menopause, my Five Step Program continues to be at the forefront of my life. Using this Program, I have helped so many women reduce and alleviate their perimenopause and menopause so they can feel like themselves again just like I did.
If you are struggling with insomnia, fatigue, unexplained weight gain, cravings, mood swings, bloating, etc. my Five Step Program could help you feel like yourself again.
Fun Facts About Me
MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY
My favorite holiday is Christmas because I get to relax, take time off to spend with friends and family. Also, I find all the festivities and preparation quite exciting. I will be remissed if I did not mention getting to have some of my favorite childhood foods that I personally don’t make at home.
READING HEALTH AND INSPIRATION LITERATURE
I get charged when I read health, inspirational, and self-development literature and seriously could read them all day and all night like a good novel and never get tired or bored. My favorite book is "The Power of Intentions" by Dr. Wayne Dyer.
I make a green smoothie every morning before starting my day along with 20 ounces of room temperature water with fresh lemon or lemon essential oils and apple cider vinegar