Hi! My name is Kristin and welcome to Sassy Holistics.
My goal in life to help people feel empowered with their own health and wellness. You CAN heal if you are given the right information and the right tools. Part of healing is learning how our bodies work, what nutrients are most important for, and being open to learning about new healing methods and modalities.
Welcome to the world of mineral balancing, whole food nutrition, and holistic health.
To me, holistic health means treating the body as a WHOLE. Nearly all aspects of health are connected in one way or another. It’s time to stop treating symptoms, and start truly healing. I focus on 5 main ways to achieve and maintain health: Reduce toxins, manage stress more efficiently, find your ideal diet, heal your gut and balance your minerals!
So take a look around the site, especially the blog section. You can even “search” for particular topics so you can find what you are looking for with the search bar.
I was almost always sick growing up and by the time I was 17 I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. I had chronic pain, migraines, digestive issues, depression, anxiety and I gained a lot of weight. I saw about a dozen doctors who just kept giving me more medications but they usually made things worse. I learned to just deal with the “fibromylagia” but I was majorly depressed for several years.
My life started changing when my health was declining even further. I knew I had to make a major change both physically and mentally. I lost over 100 pounds and I started cleaning my life of negativity. I felt the fog lifting from my head and I realized that the typical lives we lead are just a recipe for disaster.
I finally started to learn the way to live holistically and one by one, all of my health issues started disappearing. It was the proof I needed that this was the true way to live. It was the push I needed to realized that I can help others break free of their illnesses and regain their health and happiness.
My Experience with Natural Health
When I first got into natural health I had some really major wins pretty quickly. Within the first few months I had an arsenal of supplements that I started taking, and I was starting to feel really good! However, after some time I started to develop new symptoms and I was so confused. Eventually I realized that isolated, synthetic supplements were NOT a long term solution to actual healing. Nutrients have co-factors and antagonists and when we take a nutrient in an isolated, lab-made form (especially for long periods of time) we can actually create even MORE issues down the road.
So even though taking magnesium helped to get rid of my fibromyalgia, it started to make me incredibly fatigued and I had big issues sleeping because magnesium lowers sodium and can suppress adrenal fucntion. Even though zinc initially helped to calm me down, it started to give me panic attacks as it can create copper deficiency with regular use.
Because of my own experiences, I feel it led me to the truth about health. We aren’t meant to switch from pharma drugs to synthetic nutrients! After a few years of observing things in my own clients, followers, and other groups online I became even more secure in my views.
I saw people that were going through adrenal crashes being told to just take more magnesium because the crash meant they needed the mag more. I saw people that were saying they had suicidal thoughts to just push though copper dumping and take more zinc (which is what caused the thoughts to begin with!). I saw people say they had no changes at all with their current supplements being told to increase and increase and increase until they did notice something. And one of the worst- I saw people telling pregnant women to take massive doses of synthetic vitamin C (which can act as an abortifacient!!).
I am not sure how others have not noticed these things, or if I was meant to see and understand it because I had already gone through it. To this day I get people arguing with me because “you can’t heal with nutrition alone”. However, HOW is anything that I mentioned above healing? Using synthetic nutrients like drugs is not natural and I will never change my mind about this. Logically, it makes no sense. We need stomach acid to utilize our nutrients- period! Why would you want to supplement with 100 things when you can just work on your gut and liver healing and get your body to absorb things better like it’s meant to?
Hopefully that helps clarify why Sassy Holistics is the way that it is. Not that I am trying to justify anything- nothing is every going to make me shift from this view on healing. I am constantly learning and evolving when it comes to health but I am more interested in true healing and real health. But when you’ve seen and heard what I have, then you might understand more about where I’m coming from. It’s not just a random opinion I have- it’s because I do not want people to get hurt. I care more about the actual people that we’re meant to be helping instead of studies or attitudes of “we’ve always done it this way”.
We are ALLOWED to grow and evolve and we’re meant to be moving away from allopathic thinking now.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is the main service we offer here at Sassy Holistics.
We have 2 practitioners right now: myself and Breezy. You can read all about HTMA here. HTMA is an amazing test that gives us a lot of information about the state of your body. As you can probably guess, it tests for mineral levels. We use these levels and the ratios between then to determine certain things like adrenal strength, gut function, detox ability, and more. When this test is used correctly like this it can be an invaluable tool in the healing process.
We use this test as well as your current symptoms to make our plans. Our plans include food recommendations, herbal tinctures, herbal tea or infusions, mineral baths, or other natural remedies like castor oil packs and dry brushing. Our goal is to help you to learn how to support your body so you can heal yourself. We give you the tools and knowledge that you need to heal. We focus mostly on foundational care, which is the most crucial form of care that everyone needs when healing from a chronic illness. Foundational care includes gut healing, detox support, nourishment, and more.
Why I started Sassy Holistics
My goal in life is to help those that want to gain back their lives. Whether you want to get healthier or just learn how to “green” your life, I will be there to help. I want to help people learn the truth about what it means to be healthy. We have to change now in order to make our future generations healthier. Our children are now estimated to have shorter lifespans than us- that is unacceptable!
My Certifications and Education:
- I have my Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences from University of Natural Medicine, with concentrations on homeopathy and clinical nutrition.
- Holistic Nutrition Certification from Penn Foster
- Fitness and Nutrition Certification from Penn Foster
- Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Training with the Malter Institute
- HTMA Course through UNM taught by Dr. Wilson completed
- Certificate in Functional and Nutritional Blood Chemistry Analysis with Metabolic Healing
- Introductory, Intermediate, and Entrepreneur Herbal Courses completed from Herbal Academy.
- Currently enrolled in the Alchemical Herbalism course with Evolutionary Herbalism
- Over 4 years of hands-on experience in the nutrition field helping people find their path to better health.
- I plan on continuing my education further afterwards as well. So much to learn!
- 3 years of training other practitioners how to read HTMA and utilize it in their own nutritional practice.
I have real-life experience
I’ve gone through so much and it has inspired me to try and help others. Between learning about our food supply and environmental toxins, to learning how to handle stress, I can help you figure out how to change your life.
Some of my posts about my own healing:
- Why I Got Into Holistic Nutrition
- Healing My Own Emotional Trauma
- My Experience Healing from Mold Illness
- About Sassy Holistics and Holistic Healing
My name is Kristin!
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