Empowerment. Flow. Bliss.
holistic solutions to improve the quality of life of those individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
From a very early age I have been interested in nutrition. It used to fascinate me how all areas of my life including physical, mental, and emotional were profoundly affected based on something as simple as the foods I choose to put into my body.
As a child I also struggled with a variety of chronic health conditions that were never fully resolved until I became an adult, and only after I embraced a holistic healthcare model. Growing up my family took an allopathic approach to our health. Doctors treated my symptoms using pharmaceutical drugs, instead of addressing the root cause. Once I learned how holistic nutrition and functional medicine could heal not only my symptoms, but fix the imbalance at the root cause, I was hooked. I had to learn how I could help others’ heal their bodies. After almost 10 years working in corporate sales, I decided to go back to school.
Just a few months shy of graduating with my Master’s in Nutrition, I gave birth to my first child, Ava Skye. We were surprised to learn that Ava was born with Down Syndrome. Ironically, I had been struggling to find a thesis topic that I was passionate about to complete my degree; Ava inspired me to write my thesis on nutritional therapy for children with Down Syndrome. A few years later, I gave birth to my son, Hunter Bray. He was born healthy, however, I knew that I needed to incorporate holistic nutrition into our family’s lifestyle in order to keep him that way. We live in a toxic world in which one must be nutrition savvy to keep their families healthy. That is my ultimate goal working with you. I want you to be empowered mama so that you can find flow in your health and bring you into a true state of “bliss.” All your kids REALLY want is for you to be happy. When you find your “bliss,” then your children will too!
Raising two kids became a whole new ballgame and I realized that mamas need some (or a lot) of help too! Mamas are the backbone of the family and HER health matters. No martyrs allowed. If mama is not functioning well than everything within the family can really get out of flow and you are probably are not feeling “Bliss”! I know the juggling, and the time constraints , and the overwhelm. I see you mama, I hear you mama, and I feel you mama. You are enough. You cannot pour from an empty cup. So let’s start by getting you on track! Then we can get the rest of the family on track!
I keep up to date on the newest, cutting edge research and offer solutions to help your family thrive. Utilizing holistic nutrition and a functional medicine perspective, I could not be more passionate and committed to helping your family reach their “blissful” potential. It is an honor and I look forward to working with you mama and your lovely family.
In abundant health,
Gail Perrella, M.S., C.N.S