Hi guys, Susan here, the “S” in S & A! Like Anna, I wanted to introduce myself to those of you who are new on the page and might not know my story. I think all mothers can relate to my story of the pain and anxiety that we feel when our children are going through something that we can’t seem to “fix” and make it better! This is how it all started.
I’m a wife, a mother of two wonderful children that I am so proud of, Justin and Anna, and now the grandmother of three beautiful grandbabies who have given me a whole new realm of love that I never knew existed! Just when you think your heart could not love any deeper, we are blessed with these precious babies that open your heart even more!
When I was in my early 40’s I developed hypothyroidism and began to experience some of the symptoms that Anna had experienced since she was in elementary school; the weight gain, brain fog, the incredible fatigue, feeling as if I was walking through mud, joint aches and pains, digestive problems and the forgetfulness! Through Anna’s struggle, I am thankful that I had the background to help myself and knew where to get answers. When you are in the middle of a problem you often can’t see that your struggle may one day, be able to bring light for someone else who is may be suffering.
My degree in biology landed me a high school science teaching position. I taught biology, chemistry, and AP classes to North Carolina students for 27 years! The class that opened my eyes to the toxic world we live in was teaching A.P. Environmental Science! I had always had an interest in nutrition and fitness but this class changed my world! After retiring, I went back to school and became a certified health coach and so began my new career in helping women with hypothyroidism gain back their health. S & A Wellness Duo was born out of love for sharing what we have learned over 20 years of getting to the bottom of why we developed hypothyroidism and tailoring our nutrition and fitness to work for us and and not against us! Working with my daughter, Anna, has been such a blessing! .
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