My Diagnosis with Rheumatoid Arthritis

My fascination with health and wellness has always been an eternal source of energy and motivation. As a entrepreneur and busy mother of three amazing kids, I can easily get overwhelmed with the juggling act.  I have come to realize that maintaining BALANCE is key and this is why I am compelled to share my story with you.

For the most part, I lived a life of relatively impeccable health, experiencing no real ailments until age 31, when I was diagnosed with early onset rheumatoid arthritis.

After the initial shock, my doctors prescribed an intensely rigorous weekly regimen of meds. The concern of having to spend the rest of my life being heavily medicated to manage this disease, along with the long list of side effects that came with it, left me overwhelmed with fear and worry. However, it also sparked the beginning of a new reality for me, and so my wellness journey began right then and there.  

Overcoming an Autoimmune Disease

I began to research alternative ways to combat extreme fatigue, alleviate inflammation and manage the pain in all my joints. I learned that by altering my mindset and lifestyle, in terms of diet, exercise, stress, and toxic surroundings, I was able to directly mediate the impact of this autoimmune disease. I can proudly say that I have been med-free since 2011 and have never felt better. I am living proof that we all have the will within us.

I also attribute much of my health and wellness strides to date to following an alkaline diet , which has helped reduce the overall inflammation in my body while giving me a brighter complexion, a significant reduction in bloating, and a huge energy boost. 

The Global Glow Shrimp Zoodle recipe, available online today! Julie Katerine is proud to share a family staple of hers.

Why I Became a Health Coach & My Accreditations

This journey has helped me gain immense knowledge with respect to autoimmune disease as well as how to naturally relieve my body from pain. Yet, keeping all this to myself didn’t feel right so I wanted to share my story.

I decided to study at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in order to learn innovative Health Coaching methods, practical lifestyle and management techniques. I graduated with expertise in understanding the fundamentals of digestive and gut health, the factors that can influence conditions of gut imbalance, and dietary and lifestyle choices that may promote optimal health. I also became a licensed member of Health Coach Alliance Canada.

My impetus for becoming a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & a HCA Licensed Health Coach™ was so that I can support and guide my clients with their own health goals and struggles by helping them implement a more balanced and integrated lifestyle.

Discover the Global Glow Lifestyle

Global Glow is the byproduct of my passion for healthy living through ultimate wellness. As a health coach I am here to guide & empower you in your wellness journey, no matter where you are starting! Have any questions? Want to know more? Let’s get to know each other, book a one on one health consultation with me & take your health into your own hands!

In the meantime, discover the Global Glow shop! The GG shop was built on products that I started using at the precipice of my health journey. These products changed my life and have become a trusted part of my health & wellness routine, as well as my family’s. That is why I can confidently recommend the products on my shop to all my clients. I’m thrilled to say that all of the brands I carry on my e-shop are women-run companies! As an entrepreneur myself, I love supporting other women doing amazing things in the wellness space.

Global Glow is here to provide wellness products, health tools and tips, recipes and blogs and everything you need to take control of your health! I am eager to share with you my passion, helping you live your life to the fullest by adopting the Global Glow lifestyle.

Welcome to the Global Glow World!

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