Hi, I'm Missy!
I'm so happy you're here!
I have a Master's Degree in Nutrition and specialize in gut and thyroid health. My husband, Willie, and I own the Health Habit, which is a natural food store in Northern California. I personally struggled with thyroid disease for 28 years until I addressed the rogue bacteria in my gut that were causing the problem. I created a simple, 3 step program that healed my gut and reversed my disease. After 28 years of taking thyroid meds, I no longer need them!
I developed this protocol based on my own experience and the results seen in the 1000+ clients I have been blessed to work with. I LOVE my clients and nothing makes me happier than seeing them regain abundant health by reversing leaky gut, losing weight, improving digestion, ditching allergies, reducing stressors, and discovering how they can feel amazing Every. Single. Day!
I understand the stress, doubt, and fear of living in a body you can't seem to control.
For a long time, I was completely unhappy in my body.
I was taking 270 mg of thyroid medication, trying every diet on the market and only eating what my doctors and dietitians allowed. Yet, the number on the scale kept rising. I quit weighing myself after the scale breeched 275 pounds because my actions seemingly had no impact on it. I was fat, hungry, depressed and my doctor was blaming me for all of it. I could either resign myself to a lifetime of weight gain or go in search of my own answers.
I pursued a Master's Degree in Nutrition along with education and training in intuitive eating, life coaching, eating psychology, and different counseling methods that I now incorporate into my programs. I lost 100+ pounds and eventually reversed my own thyroid disease by treating the root cause of the problem. (spoiler alert, it's in the gut!) I began helping others find better health like I had when my life abruptly got turned upside down.
We purchased the Health Habit store in May of 2012. Just two weeks later my husband, Willie, was hospitalized with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He had a bone marrow transplant and beat cancer like a champion, but it returned in August of 2019. I used every single tool I had learned in my years of studying mindset and the brain to help us navigate the waters of a second cancer battle. It's been a challenge, but I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Cancer has been the greatest teacher I've ever had and I am so grateful for the lessons I have learned from the trials and challenges of this disease. You can read more about our cancer journey in the blog section at the bottom of this page. Willie beat leukemia a second time and is currently in remission for which you may hear me singing praises from the rooftops! I am forever grateful.
Because of the cancer, we had to undergo IVF in order to obtain the most amazing gift I've ever received, our son, Beau. I'm not sure if my level of obsession with him is normal, but he represents everything bright, happy, and beautiful in this world.
I appreciate my personal trials because they allow me to speak with authenticity when I tell you that healing is available to you. There is ALWAYS hope! I am honored to hear your story and work with you to find joy in your body. Click here to work with me.
Talk to you soon!
I love gut health so much, I wrote a book about it!
When I was 8 years old, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto Thyroiditis, which resulted in rapid weight gain and metabolic disturbance. This diagnosis shaped my career as I sought to heal myself through nutrition and lifestyle changes. I agree with Hippocrates who famously said "all disease begins in the gut." This is where I begin treating anything from weight gain, thyroid disease, diabetes, PCOS, autoimmune conditions and cancers.
I created a leaky gut protocol that reversed my Hashimoto's Disease and I no longer need thyroid medication after 28 years of taking it!
I offer this program and other services to clients all over the world. I'm delighted to help people heal their mind and body to find abundant health.
I love gut health so much, I wrote a book about it! In Reversing Leaky Gut in 3 Simple Steps you will discover the impact leaky gut can have on your health and how to reverse the symptoms. The simple, 3 step program will help you seal a leaky gut, kill the pathogens creating the problems, and heal the relationship between mind and body.
Did you know that the brain and gut are made from the same tissue when we are in utero? This tissue is full of neurons that respond to our thoughts and emotions. With the rampant anxiety, worry, doubt, grief, and fear that is happening in all of our brains right now, it's no wonder that our gut health is suffering! This book provides tools to change the thoughts that are creating nerve and hormone damage in the gut. There has never been a greater need for this education!
Get your copy and start healing your gut today!
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"I had been having stomach problems for 3 years before I went to see Missy. When I first contacted her I was waiting on test results from my doctor and couldn't take it anymore! I did deeper tests with Missy and got results and a personalized plan within 3 weeks! All of my symptoms disappeared in a few days of following the diet and supplement protocol Missy created for me. When I finally got into my doctor, he couldn't believe how much better I was doing. I feel better than I have felt in years!"
"When I started working with Missy I was taking 180 mg of Armour Thyroid. After following her diet and supplement protocol I am only need 30 mg per day. I have better energy, no more brain fog and have lost 20 pounds!
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