I’m Lauren Geertsen.
Vibrant health – in mind, body, and spirit – is your greatest potential. If you struggle with health problems, you know that feeling better would help you live life to the fullest. You want a holistic approach because you believe dependence on medication should be a choice, not a life sentence.
At Empowered Sustenance, I empower you with the simple steps I used to free myself from chronic disease and pharmaceutical drugs.
Like many of you, I know the burden of chronic illness. At 14, I was diagnosed with a severe form of ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disease. At 18, after years of disastrous medications, I saw my future dreams darkened when doctors said my only option was surgical removal of my colon.
With dedication to grain-free nutrition and a holistic lifestyle, I freed myself of all disease symptoms, all medications, and the threat of surgery.
My mission at Empowered Sustenance? To show you the simple steps on your path to vibrant health.
I am on a journey to vibrant health.
When I was faced with an unmanageable autoimmune disease, nutrition empowered me to heal my body and soul. On the other end of the spectrum, I’ve used food to numb myself and struggled with anorexia at a young age. My journey to vibrant health means redefining disease, making radical peace with my body, and making radical peace with food.
I’ve learned there is no path from Point A: Unhealthy to Point B: Healthy, which is why I call myself a Recovering Health Perfectionist. I believe health is a dynamic journey to not only physical wellness, but also emotional and spiritual wellbeing. That’s how I’m healing to my core. If you believe that as well, you’re in the right place.
I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
My healing journey took countless hours of research, including certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) through the Nutritional Therapy Association. NTA fit my philosophy and provided the clinical assessment tools I wanted to tailor wellness protocols for clients. I appreciate so many of your reaching out with requests to be a client, but I am currently not practicing due to other (exciting!) projects on my plate which I will share soon.
I am an author.
When I empowered my health, I unexpectedly and vibrantly empowered my life. I was able to pursue the things I love: writing, creating recipes, and connecting with like-minded people.
Available on Amazon, my books Quit PMS: End Your Menstrual Misery and Quit Acne: The Nutritional Approach for Clear Skin have given thousands the tools they need to transform their lives through nutrition.
I am a 21st Century Hippie
Are you seeking vibrant health in mind, body, soul? I want to encourage and empower your journey. Welcome to the Empowered Sustenance Community!