In this episode, I invite Mandy Gefle to tell her story, as she moved from being a nurse in a rural setting under high stress, into a state of burnout and then gave birth to her first son and suffered “postpartum depletion” as she calls it. A tough decision on her healing journey led her away from mainstream medicine, which was all that she knew, and into the world of holistic health, and using food to help her body heal and that of her son as well. Ultimately she left her job in mainstream medicine as it no longer aligned with her values to mask symptoms rather than teach people how to truly heal. Mandy shares her road to recovery and how she now helps others get healthy meals on the table without spending all day in the kitchen because food truly is the best form of medicine! Mandy has also offered listeners the opportunity to connect with her to discover the best way she can guide them to providing nutritious meals to your family.
About the Guest:
Mandy Gefle, BScN, RN, Licensed Holistic Nutrition Practitioner
Mandy Gefle, owner of Pura Vida Nutrition, specializes in helping clients who struggle with low energy, and exhaustion related to chronic stress. Associated symptoms have a major impact on individuals; both personally, and professionally.
Mandy realized her passion for prevention after recovering naturally from postpartum depression, without the use of pharmaceutical intervention. Drawing from her experience as a registered nurse in acute care, and her subsequent education as a holistic nutrition practitioner, she has found success in her business by focusing on the benefits of high-quality whole food, appropriate sleep, and effective stress management. She takes a holistic approach and integrates easy-to-follow strategies to promote a balanced lifestyle for individuals who feel they have nowhere else to turn.
In addition to working as a registered nurse and entrepreneur; Mandy is a mom of two boys, the best-selling co-author of Heal, and an educator through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Edmonton.
About the Host:
Melissa is an Integrative Health Practitioner helping people get to the root cause of their health issues. Melissa neither diagnoses nor cures but helps bring your body back into balance by helping discover your “toxic load” and then removing the toxins. Melissa offers functional medicine lab testing that helps you “see inside” to know exactly what is going on, and then provides a personalized wellness protocol using natural herbs and supplements. Melissa’s business is 100% virtual – the lab tests are mailed directly to your home and she specializes in holding your hand and guiding the way to healing so that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.
Melissa has been featured at a number of Health & Wellness Summits, such as the Health, Wealth & Wisdom Summit, The Power To Profit Summit, The Feel Fan-freaking-tas-tic Summit, and the Aim Higher Summit, and has guested on over 30 different podcasts teaching people about the importance of prioritizing our health and how to get get started.
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