My Personal Health Journey

Marla Holistic Nutritionist and Homeopath

My love for Holistic Health and Natural Medicine began after I gave birth to my second son Aaron and had a hard time recovering. I experienced severe post partum depression, very low energy, psoriatic arthritis and many other issues. I had eczema for as long as I could remember (6 years old) and developed IBS and PCOS in my teens due to a very high sugar and refined foods diet. Things really started to get bad in university with my eczema, PCOS and IBS due to a higher amount of stress and anxiety, very little sleep, an even worse diet along with excessive Tylenol and Advil consumption.

I got married young and had my first 2 children by the age of 22. It was after the birth of my second son when I suddenly developed psoriasis and Hashimotos, on top of everything. I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time, and continued to destroy my body and health with bad foods, stress, toxic cleaning and makeup products and absolutely no vitamins or minerals to replenish my stores after having 2 kids in under 2 years. My post partum depression got worse, my energy levels dropped so low that I would faint often and get dizzy spells all the time.

I went to doctors for years for my eczema, PCOS, IBS and then, psoriasis, but did not get the help I was looking for. They gave me creams, steroids, drugs or painkillers and sent me on my way, never testing for thyroid dysfunction, allergies or anything else that may have helped me… and worst of all… they NEVER mentioned dietary changes, especially as my psoriasis continued to spread and get worse. I got pregnant AGAIN, 3 short months after giving birth to my 2nd son. At this point, my body was so deficient in nutrients which caused many ailments and I got severe depression.

My wedding rings no longer fit due to the severe psoriatic arthritis. I got looks and stares for my rashes from eczema and psoriasis, and couldn’t travel anywhere more than 15 minutes from my home, fearing an IBS flare. Once I was 3 months pregnant with my third, I got a surge of energy and my depression started to wind down, and it was then that I thought to my self “there must be another way!”, and that is when I went to researching natural ways to heal Psoriasis, IBS, Hashimotos, Depression and Eczema.

I first came across Dr. Axe and Dr. Jay Davidson (Specializes in Lyme Disease) and that is when my life changed. He opened me up to a world that I never knew existed, in terms of health and wellness. I learned that food is medicine and that all disease begins in the gut. I learned that after taking 8 rounds of antibiotics in 3 short years (during my pregnancies and labour) that I had no beneficial micoflora left. I learned that my depression was triggered by nutrient deficiencies, and that my psoriasis was caused by leaky gut and food sensitivities along with an overburdened liver, kidneys, pancreas, lymphatic system, etc. I learned that my eczema was caused by candida overgrowth. I dove head first into holistic health and started eating up every article I could get my hands on about autoimmune conditions. My background in Science (Biology and Chemistry) gave me an extra edge in being able to understand the statistics behind all the articles I was reading. After a while of trying different supplements, diets, cleanses, therapies, etc., I found true remission.

I live a gluten-free, ORGANIC, whole foods lifestyle (I do enjoy a meal out here and there) with minimal toxins and natural supplements to support my body and I can happily say I am living my best and happiest life! I no longer have IBS, painful cysts from PCOS, no more eczema and psoriasis, no more depression or illnesses! I gave birth to my third baby ( a girl) in 2017 and had no postpartum depression. I realized the power of food, to either harm you or nourish you. It was at this exact moment when I decided to become a Holistic Nutritionist and help people find their own unique health and wellness naturally, especially in a world that is so full of toxins, fake food and synthetic chemicals.

I have devoted so much time and effort to learning about the body and Natural medicine and the importance of good nutrition, and I would be HONOURED if you would give me the chance to help you achieve your optimal health and live your best life! After all, if one does not have good health, he is poor. I have been where you are and I am here to support you in this exciting journey. I can provide you with the knowledge and resources I’ve accumulated over the years and save you years of research, trial and error and loads of money on the wrong supplements. You CAN get better, especially with my help, support and knowledge!

Wishing you true health, happiness and love,

Marla Pietruszko BSc R.H.N.


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