About Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, CHHC, ADDP

Life's Healthiest LLC

Board Certified Holistic Health, Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Consulting With Concentrations In Thyroid Dysfunction, Hormone Imbalance, Lyme Disease and Mold Illness.

North Carolina

 

 


My interest in health began at 40 when I hit the peri-menopause wall with all of its unpleasant symptoms. I had it all, mood swings, depression, anxiety, weight gain, hair loss, skin changes and more! My symptoms were exacerbated by undiagnosed hypothyroidism, a condition I always suspected and was never properly diagnosed.
My doctor's antidote for menopause was a prescription antidepressant which she handed me and told me that taking it was the way I would get through the next 10 years! Instinctively, I knew this was not the answer to hormone imbalance. I threw the prescription away, fired my doctor and started my educational journey.
I read every book I could find on women's health and concentrated on hormones and how to heal naturally.  I discovered that women with untreated thyroid dysfunction experience a more challenging time during all phases of menopause and those symptoms are magnified when thyroid function is not optimal.  Thyroid dysfunction is an epidemic in this country and there is a long list of health conditions connected to thyroid dysfunction.  The onset of menopause is also known to be a time of life when a lot of women become hypothyroid.
My son got very sick almost at the same time when my hormone imbalance surfaced.  His symptoms were mostly digestive in nature and came on suddenly.  There were countless doctors and tests and, over time, he developed more symptoms.  It was several years before a diagnosis was revealed.  So as I continued my education in hormone health and thyroid dysfunction, I decided to widen my field of study in an effort to help my son.  I attended two schools and earned 4 certifications in Holistic Health, Holistic Wellness, Holistic Nutrition and Health Consulting.  I continued my education in Lyme Disease and Mold Illness, earning certificates in these fields of study.
Birth Of The Beet Lady
Cullen's health challenge caused food sensitivities to things he'd always eaten without issue and suddenly became intolerant to.  My mission was to adapt and create healthy alternatives he could enjoy.  The first of which was Beet Ketchup because tomatoes were no longer an option.  It was an instant hit!  This alternative to traditional ketchup was so versatile.  It can be used as a dipping sauce, a marinade and a topping, and the ingredients are all whole foods, which made it much healthier than store bought ketchup.  A few years later, my Beet Ketchup became The Beet Lady brand that now includes many other products like Beet SuperFood Powders.
When I completed my Certifications, I started Life's Healthiest LLC, which is my Holistic Health business.  I work with clients all over the world to improve their health through diet, better nutrition and clean supplements with an emphasis on food therapy.  I also created Whole Food Therapy blends which detoxify the body, support healing and help the body to get back into balance through good, clean food.
 Education:  American College of Healthcare Sciences where I studied herbs, homeopathic medicine and nutrition, earning two Certifications in Wellness Consulting and Holistic Nutrition Consulting. 
Education:  Institute For Integrative Nutrition, a cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.    My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine;  Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
Education:  Mold Illness coursework under the direction of Dr. Jill Crista, one of he world experts in Mold Illness, completing Mold Illness Certification Courses.
  Through my educational experiences, I have earned Certifications as a Health Coach, Wellness Coach, Holistic Nutrition Coach and Certified in Mold Illness.  I have also completed coursework in Homeopathy and I am a Desbio Practitioner.   In addition, I am Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. 
My educational journey has equipped me with extensive knowledge of holistic nutrition, health consulting, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.  

 

Private Consultations

I  offer private one-on-one consultations through my Flex-Time, which can be found on this website.  Before booking time with me, please send me an email to let me know the nature of the health issue you'd like to discuss.  

LifesHealthiest@gmail.com

  

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Certified Health Coach:  Institute For Integrative Nutrition 

Certified Holistic Health Practitioner:

American Association Of Drugless Practitioners 

Certified Holistic Wellness Consultant:

American College Of Healthcare Sciences 

Certified Holistic Wellness Consultant:

American College Of Healthcare Sciences

Certified Mold Illness Consulting