Jen Messer MS, RDN
certified Lactation Counselor
I believe our pain becomes our purpose. I am inspired by my own personal struggles.
- Why did this happen?
- Could this have been prevented?
- Thanks to genetics would I meet a similar fate?
I remember the day I saw a picture of myself and knew that I was headed down the same path as my father. I was overweight, tired, and not healthy. Motherhood fostered my desire to live a healthy lifestyle. I wanted to do everything to raise a healthy family, beginning with breastfeeding.
Determined to be a role model for my daughters, I shed more than sixty-five pounds and markedly improved my health. I became aware of the direct impact my own wellbeing had on the health of my family.
My dietary changes soon influenced my husband’s health and he normalized his blood pressure. I could feel the difference that good nutrition and physical activity made to my health and quality of life. I’ve maintained my weight loss for over 20 years. Now, I am compelled to help other families avoid the devastating effects of losing a loved one prematurely and help people live full and active lives.