“I am a natural foods chef and overall healthy individual who struggles with hormone imbalances (PCOS) and I was really looking for that extra support, someone to listen to my health concerns and both hold me accountable and guide me. I’ve worked with a few health counselors in the past, none of whom resonated with me. When I reached out to Joy I was really looking for the elusive good fit, and I am grateful because I found it! My personal and professional life changed dramatically from the time I started working with Joy and she’s been supportive and available every step of the way. She has also introduced me to foods, teas and other health supportive practices that I either didn’t know about or hadn’t fully embraced. In just two months my monthly cycle became a much more pleasant experience and I had begun to feel more balanced and to engage in activities that had always been on the “I should do this or that” list. Joy gave me the knowledge, support and space I needed to live physically, emotionally and spiritually healthier.” -Kate H.
“After years dealing with secondary infertility and thus moving on to surrogacy, a close friend of mine referred me to Joy. I spoke to Joy about the quality of my embryos which did not result in a positive pregnancy with our surrogate. I decided to work with Joy and began a detox program in preparation for a second IVF cycle. Joy also made suggestions of particular supplements to take to also help improve my egg quality. To my hope, but complete surpris, my embryos at retrieval did not contain the same quality issue they had with our first cycle. Our embryos were transferred successfully and we are now expecting a baby! Thank you you Joy for helping me achieve my dream.” – Marni Hotchkiss, Creater of My Fertile Food (a fertility food tracker and motivator) and Bridge To Baby (a community for emotional support and resources). To read more about Marni’s journey go to BridgeTo Baby.
“My husband and I had been trying to conceive since August of last year. We were successful getting pregnant with my son very quickly so we didn’t think we would have difficulty this time. When the new year came around and we still weren’t pregnant, I began seeking help of a fertility specialist. We tried three rounds of Clomid, still with no success. A friend of mine knew what we were going through and had stumbled upon Joy’s experience and the journey she took. I found her story to be moving and incredible and couldn’t wait to talk to her. She had me send her what I was eating for a week and then we spoke again before I began a 5 day detox. She taught me that the foods that I was eating were not nourishing enough and she thought that my body was starving. We had a great hour long conversation, her educating me on the supplements I should be taking and what foods to eat and what to avoid. I began the detox and the first two days were the toughest, but by day 3 I was feeling great. Joy provided support the whole week answering my million questions that I had. Once the detox was over, we had another hour long conversation where she gave me lots more of information. I took pages of notes and followed a lot of her advice. I changed my diet and began eating “greens” several times a day, pasture raised eggs, organic chicken, grass-fed organic beef and all organic fruits and vegetables. I continued doing these things on top of many supplements and finally got my BFP without any medical intervention! We are so excited and I’m so happy that I was introduced to Joy and the education she provided! Thanks Joy!” -A.H.