"I began my journey of health & wellness in 2008. I enrolled into the Institute of Integrative Nutrition(IIN) because I knew there had to be a better way to get well, instead of making hundreds of doctor’s appointments and getting nowhere. I have been back and forth to various types of doctors since 2002 when I was diagnosed with anxiety, IBS, leaky gut, depression, anemia, migraines, fibromyalgia, arthritis, lymes disease- you name it they labeled me! It just didn’t seem right to me that at an early age of 32 my body was slowly breaking down and yet it took a panel of 5+ doctors in different states to try to build me back up.
You see I am a 9/11 survivor and when the doctors heard that, they used it as the reason why my body was deteriorating. But I knew in my gut that was not the case & couldn’t go on anymore putting my life into their hands. I had a newborn at home I had to take care of and didn’t want him to grow up without a mom or a mom that just “existed." I heard it all and was not happy with what I was hearing, so I started researching everything I was told & every prescription I was given on how it would affect my body. I did not grow up on pills and was not going to use them now as a band aid - I wanted to get to the root cause, not cover it up and have various side effects!
After doing all my research and graduating from IIN I took control of my life & health and went the alternative route. I no longer made hundreds of phone calls waiting weeks for appointments. I started juicing, trying different supplements/herbs, essential oils, stress reduction, cleanses, colonics - you name it, I tried it! I went organic, practiced yoga, quit my job and enjoyed the little things in life by slowing down. I was then introduced to the AltWaters™ System, which are water-based formulas that cleanse & detoxify the body on a cellular level. After 8 weeks of that program, I am proud to say my health is better than ever and I have taken control of my life as well as my family. I started my company Healthy Nu You and before you know it, I had paying clients. I practice what I preach and because I have been to hell and back for over 8+years I am able to relate to my clients on multiple levels. I am still growing and learning on a daily basis- you can never know enough about wellness! All my research, studies and training with amazing health practitioners have led me to where I am today and I wouldn't change it for the world. Paying it forward one day at a time....."
- Fran M., CHHC, AADP / Certified Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor / Nanuet, N.Y.