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Being active in sports and fitness all my life, I naturally evolved into endurance sports, marathons and triathlons in 2007. Like many athletes, I loaded up on refined carbohydrates, consumed sugary sports drinks, and protein bars. I used my training as an excuse to eat unhealthy, over-processed foods.

I have an Autoimmune Disease?

I was oblivious to how much stress the combination of poor diet choices and long hours exercising had on my body. Then, in 2012, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism; an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the thyroid. I was shocked and scared, and the only recommendation my doctor offered me was to take thyroid medication; likely for the rest of my life.

An Inner Knowing

A deep intuition inside of me knew that although taking the medication may alleviate the symptoms, it would not treat the root cause of the Hashimoto’s. I felt that this disease was my body signaling to me that it needed healing, so I set out to explore what could help my body heal itself.

Our Health is in Our Hands

I devoured books about Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism, and slowly made lifestyle changes as I learned. Gradually my thyroid levels came back into the normal range, I lost weight without focusing on it, and I had more energy.

This experience made me realize that we can strongly influence our health through our daily diet and lifestyle choices. Since our current medical system is not equipped to guide and support people to making lifestyle changes to improve their health or eliminate disease, we need to be advocates for our own health.

Using the knowledge gained from my own journey, my mission is to inspire others to take charge of their health, and empower them with the tools to do so.

Through diet and lifestyle choices you can feel better physically, emotionally, and mentally. As well, you can prevent or manage a chronic disease with little or no medication. I want to help you reach your ultimate health and wellness goals. I know you can do it!

Jean Gillis during 2012 Ironman
2012 Ironman before Hashimoto’s diagnosis
2015 training run, three years after diagnosis
2015 training run, three years after diagnosis

My Approach

I’m on a mission to inspire women to take charge of their health, and empower them with the tools to do so. Read my story to find out how I came about my mission.


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