Leslie Parran, MS, RN, FMCHC, AOCN, BMTCN
I’m a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach (FMCHC), registered nurse with a master’s degree in oncology, Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse, Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse, Certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP), and Essential Oils Coach. My passion is to help you look at root causes of your health issues and find ways to reduce inflammation and pain to feel better, move better, live better. You want to be in the best health possible as you age and look forward to your next journey, whether its “rewirement” or retirement so that you can live your passion and be active and participate in those activities that bring you joy.
Do you want to feel better? Do you feel limited by symptoms of inflammation and pain like I was, which can make it challenging for you to feel up to connecting socially with friends or family and enjoy activities because you no longer can move without pain?
Do you want to move better? Do you have difficulty moving and getting around, maybe potentially even being at risk of falling? Are you experiencing stiffness or feeling inflexible?
Do you want to live better? Do you want to live your passion or be more engaged in your life, but you are pre-occupied with pain, stress, or have limited energy other than to hang out at home?
As a nurse, and as a woman with an active lifestyle, thought that I was relatively healthy. After raising 4 children with my husband, and having a full-time nursing job, I started to experience Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, then arthritis. Then came the questions, “How can this aging thing be happening to me? What can I do to feel better, move better, and live better? What can I do to manage my health more naturally and avoid the side effects and complications of toxic anti- inflammatory medications? How can I improve my health to be present and active for my children and grandchildren? How can I get back to a more active lifestyle?”
I came to realize that my health started with investing in me and not just relying on traditional medicine practices. I explored opportunities to understand and improve my health piece by piece. I learned through genetic testing that I was gluten sensitive, so went gluten-free. I saw some remarkable improvements in my symptoms. I had also developed arthritis, which impacted my mobility. I knew it was time to make peace with my own body and figure out what was causing the inflammation. I wanted to find ways to positively impact my future, and prevent diseases that were in my family history such as colon cancer, other autoimmune diseases, and heart disease.
What an interesting journey! At first, I struggled with reconciling my traditional nurse training with a functional medicine approach. My nurse training and experience with traditional medicine approaches were most often a pill for every ill. I started to watch docuseries, review research, study gluten sensitivity, and essential oils, and holistic nursing, and ultimately decided to get a certificate in Functional Medicine Health Coaching through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.
I also sought out my own personal functional medicine practitioner and have been working on ways to improve my health, heal my gut, and reduce inflammation. I learned that my thyroid medication was causing some issues as it was not gluten-free. I also used other integrative therapies such as acupuncture, meditation, and essential oils to manage pain and reduce stress. I sought out a regenerative stem cell therapy physician who helped me use the power of my own body’s stem cells to repair my deteriorating joints.
Getting coaching along the way and studying the impact of coaching helped me to reduce my arthritis and thyroid symptoms and improve my overall health. Now as a health coach, I would like to serve you as your Champion Peacemaker to find peace from inflammation and pain one piece at a time.
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