About

it's time to get your hands dirty and clean up your health

Katie O

I know how overwhelming it can be when it feels like you’re losing control of your health — it’s hard to see the forest through the trees, feeling unclear where to even start making changes or improvements.  

Whether you just don’t feel 100%, constantly under the weather or battling health ailments, chronic conditions, the mind-consuming frustration remains the same. 

Will this ever end? Will I feel good again? Will I ever wake up and not have any symptoms? Why am I told I have to live with these symptoms? Is there really no solution?

If you’re tired of running on the hamster wheel of solutions — with nothing working — let’s fix that.

I believe that the only way to truly heal and become the leader in your journey is to get your hands dirty. Meaning you no longer let health professional’s opinions override your intuition about your body, and instead stand strong, ask questions, and do what you can to clean up your lifestyle. 

I empower you to do just that through my Dirty Wellness Solution. It may sound counterintuitive, BUT trust me, it works.

Here’s a peek inside my process:

  • D: Dig into your habits and get curious. It’s time to get to the root of your health issues and that starts with you getting up close and personal with your body, your habits, and the things that are not supporting your wellbeing. 
  • I: Identify your biggest barriers to better health.  Now that we know what’s in the way of you feeling well, we can start making changes to your diet, lifestyle, skincare products and more. This is where we start the detoxification process.
  • R: Refresh your self-care and movement routine. It’s time to find a form of movement that brings you joy so you can soak up all the benefits of exercise. 
  • T: Transform your thoughts so you can transform your habits and clean up your life. Your mindset informs your behavior, and your behavior informs your reality. Sow the seeds for healthier thoughts to dramatically increase your sense of wellbeing.  
  • Y: You! Putting yourself on the top of your priority list will help  these new habits and changes stick so that you are well on your way to living vibrantly!  


And start your journey towards building tangible, sustainable habits you can easily follow through on. 

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Katie O

my wild & winding journey to getting my hands dirty

THE STRUGGLE….

I was the kid who was always sick.

Antibiotics have been a constant in my life after being diagnosed with Kawasaki.

(Kawasaki is a rare inflammatory disease that primarily affects children primarily under the age 5 and its origin is unknown; some believe it to be an autoimmune disorder or virus.)  

I dealt with things like allergic reactions (hives, itchy hands and feet, which led to severe abdominal pain and eventually two separate anaphylactic reactions), a Hashimoto’s diagnosis, sinus infections that lasted on and off all fall and winter, and strep throat multiple times a year which led to countless antibiotics. These were all battles that followed me into my adult years.  

Through it all, I never questioned my doctors. And perhaps, like you, I assumed that the advice I received was always right.

But after an allergic reaction flared up the rest of my body and causing lingering effects that led to filaments on my eyes, I started to realize that something was clearly very, very wrong and enough was enough. I started to ask more questions and not accept another prescription as the solution and ASK for answers.  

THE TURNING POINT...

One day while visiting my eye doctor, he whispered to me that I needed to go to a functional medicine doctor. And then, he wrote this person’s information on a piece of paper, and said… “I didn’t give you this name.”

From that moment forward, I took my health into my own hands…

I became my own health advocate while navigating the medical system.  As my knowledge grew, so did my opportunities and exposure to alternative methods of healing started to slowly present themselves. 

Doors were opening and I was able to take full responsibility for my own health with the assistance of a special doctor and healers who worked with me and supported my journey to heal.  

There are so many healing modalities available to us and I am forever grateful that I opened my eyes along this journey. 

THE AWAKENING...

Even though I thought I was already making the healthiest choices possible, I actually wasn’t– and I had no idea they were perpetuating my symptoms.   

So, food was the first area of my life I tackled “cleaned up”. 

I removed inflammatory foods from my pantry. I started integrating more fruits and vegetables in my diet. I used fresh herbs with my cooking as much as I was able. This shift in “cleaning up” my life forever changed my relationship with food.  

More than ever, I value where it comes from and believe that the food is medicine. And as an avid gardener, I’ve fallen even more in love with the soil, the seeds, and the process of growing fresh fruits and vegetables.

Next up on the clean up journey? Beauty and household products. I discovered that what I put on my skin and in my home were triggering my symptoms too. Now use an organic plant based hair color and use beauty products and household items that are completely toxin free.

Each little shift I made helped me truly tune into my body in a way I’d never done before. Because I learned to slow down

THE HEALING...

So, what happened once I made these changes?

My symptoms went away. My Hashimoto’s was gone. My digestive issues resolved. My eyes no longer felt like I had hairs stuck in them. And I stopped taking the six prescribed medications, costing over half my monthly salary. I am symptom free and I feel healthier than I ever have before.

I can’t describe the sense of relief that I felt arriving in this place– especially after navigating a medical system that failed me. Even though it was the biggest challenge of my life, I learned to trust my own instincts. To ask questions and to make sure I am working with professionals that align with my values belief systems. 

Getting my hands dirty and cleaning things up also led me closer to resolving the true core issue I’d been facing all along– I was disconnected from my body.  I didn’t know what my body needed to thrive.  

These symptoms were yelling at me to wake up and take control of what I needed to heal. I am so grateful I did not give up and I am here to make sure you don’t give up either as it is hard to navigate the system. I am here to help you to clean things up, live more consciously and feel empowered.  

After this health transformation and incredible dose of insight into what it really takes to heal, I decided I needed to help others. And that’s what inspired me to enroll at Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach and serve you. To hopefully help shorten your journey to healing and feeling radiant.

feeling called to learn more?

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