Welcome to Empowered Sustenance!
I’m Lauren Geertsen, a Body Connection Coach and Author. I began Empowered Sustenance over a decade ago (at age 19!) to share the resources and research that supported my healing journey.
Empowered Sustenance, I help you make effective nutrition and lifestyle changes on your own healing journey.
I will help you:
- Reconnect to your body’s intuitive, healing wisdom
- Naturally overcome major health challenges
- Fully liberate yourself from Big Pharma
How I Healed My Autoimmune Disease
At 14, I was diagnosed with a severe form of ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disease. At 18, after years of disastrous medications, doctors said my only option was surgical removal of my colon. When I heard these words, my heart dropped into my stomach. I thought, “there goes my chance of a healthy future.”
At that point, with nothing and everything to lose, I found a book called Breaking The Vicious Cycle which led me to discover The Gut and Psychology Syndrome book The Gut and Psychology Syndrome book (which outlines the GAPS Diet).
With these resources, I learned how the foods I ate were interacting with my body to trigger and perpetuate my disease. For the first time, I felt empowered to change my health: I understood how my body worked, and I was not longer helpless to a “mystery illness.”
Even though my doctors told me, “food doesn’t work,” I began a grain free, nutrient-dense diet. Within three days, my acute symptoms were gone. Within three months, I was able to taper off all of my medications.
I realized my body had been telling me, all along, to change my diet. Through my disease, my body was not trying to hurt me… she was speaking to me. My body held the wisdom to heal me, and all I needed to do was listen to her.
At Empowered Sustenance:
1. You’ll learn how to transform your wellness with nutrition.
I know that empowerment goes hand-in-hand with education, because I didn’t change my lifestyle until I understood the consequences of my diet. I cover the essential, myth-busting aspects of nutrition education.
2. You’ll get easy grain-free recipes.
You’ll find dishes that are simple, practical, delicious… and sometimes bit unconventional (plantain cake and riceless-rice to name a couple!).
3. You’ll discover the bumps and learning curves on a healing journey.
Health is not a destination but an evolution to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. My journey has led me to recover from an eating disorder, redefine disease, and radically bless the challenges along the way.
4. You’ll save the time and money switching to non-toxic home and body products.
I’ve tried countless non-toxic products and ingredients for a healthy home, and only a handful of companies make the cut to be featured on Empowered Sustenance. Browse my What I Use page for these resources.
5. You’ll get support and encouragement to pursue alternative healing modalities.
Alternative methods of healing are often broadly dismissed because our culture believes scientific institutions are the unbiased, ultimate arbitrator of Truth. In reality, we need to search beyond Institutional Science for healing, and explore energy medicine modalities.
Welcome to the Empowered Sustenance Community!
Want to work with me?
If you’d like my personal support, I’d love to support you! I help spiritually-minded individuals permanently solve their food and weight problems, in my 8 week Food Without Fear Program.
If you’ve struggled with lifelong weight or eating problems (such as binging, emotional eating, food reactions, or over-control), this program will change your life. You’ll learn how to use intuitive eating paradigm to break the toxic cycle of dieting, and we’ll work at the spiritual and subconscious level to address the root causes of your eating problems.
If you’d like my support in this area, please check out my Food without Fear program.