I’m Emily Blasik, a Nutritional Therapy Consultant dedicated to helping women with a history of disordered eating ditch the yo-yo dieting, balance their hormones, and reclaim their health and vitality without giving up their life.
It wasn’t long ago that I was standing right where you are: dealing with all sorts of frustrating symptoms, trying out every diet under the sun, and completely confused about what it meant to “eat right.” For years, I struggled with restrict-and-binge eating patterns, sugar addiction, acne, sluggish digestion, irregular periods, hirsutism, and fatigue without having a clue about the underlying cause or how to fix it. I hopped from doctor to doctor, only to be given an uncertain diagnosis of PCOS and prescribed band-aid “solutions” like the birth control pill, Accutane, antibiotics, and Spironolactone. Despite doing exactly as I was told, I wasn’t getting any better; in fact, these medications seemed to make most of my issues worse. But who was I to argue with a trained medical professional?
Frankly, my personal pursuit of health felt like a wild goose chase that lasted throughout my early twenties, and by the time I married my sweetheart in 2015, I was exhausted. Maybe I was just destined for a life of hormonal acne, low libido, brain fog, and anxiety. I should suck it up and move on, I told myself. (After all, things could be much worse.) But my husband and I knew we wanted to start a family eventually, and I feared that whatever was causing my symptoms—PCOS or otherwise—might also affect my fertility. So I took a leap of faith, and my first step towards truly healing my broken hormones, by joining Alisa Vitti’s FLO Living Monthly FLO program. It was through her brilliant online course that I first discovered the healing power of whole foods, the importance of stress management, and the impact that the right kind of therapeutic movement can make on our overall wellbeing. I was hooked on learning—and once I began applying the basic teachings to my own life, I immediately noticed a difference in my skin, cycles, and energy levels. (For the first time since junior high, I no longer needed an afternoon nap or a cup of coffee to make it through the day.) Little did I know then that my newfound fascination for holistic health and wellness was just the beginning of a journey that would change my life for good.
The Road to Healing
Fast forward through four years of extensive personal research, experimentation, and a certification in ancestral nutrition, and I can honestly say that I’ve never felt better than I do right now. But that doesn’t mean that it’s been a cakewalk; overcoming compulsive eating behaviors is a daily effort, and chronic health conditions don’t clear up overnight. Since embarking on this journey, I’ve battled the effects of subclinical hypothyroidism, candida, leaky gut, heavy metal toxicity, and blood sugar dysregulation—and I won’t pretend that there weren’t times when I felt like throwing in the towel. But experiencing these setbacks along the way has taught me how to better help those who are going through similar challenges, and I’m here to encourage you: Don’t give up! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Though I won’t ever claim to have achieved “perfect” health (because there’s simply no such thing), at 27 years old, I’m finally free of food guilt, unburdened by the worst of my pesky symptoms, and—surprise!—expecting my first baby this November.
If my story sounds at all familiar, I promise you one thing: your situation isn’t hopeless. But I know how confusing and lonely the road to wellness can seem, especially when it feels like you’re doing everything right and seeing zero results. This is why I’m devoted to providing one-on-one support for women who want to feel better without sacrificing their joy. Whether you’re tackling major health concerns or simply want to embrace a more holistic lifestyle, I’ve got you covered. (What I would have given for that kind of support four, five, or six years ago!) Together we can get to the bottom of your symptoms and get you back to feeling like your confident, snappy self again—so you can continue to take on the world like the badass babe you are. Read more about my wellness philosophy here, or click the button below to browse my services.