Hi there! I’m Kendra Perry, Expert Outdoor Enthusiast and Functional Nutritionist. I take a no BS approach to healing female hormone conditions, digestion and chronic fatigue. My focus is real food nutrition and functional lab testing to get outdoor enthusiasts back outside and back to the activities that make them feel ALIVE.
My passion is healthy living and being in the mountains. I live in a small mountain town in British Columbia, Canada. Every spare moment I have is spent outside rock climbing, hiking, paddling, mountain biking and backcountry skiing. It’s is these activities that make me feel happy and ALIVE. I became passionate about health after spending almost a decade struggling with a myriad of health problems. In my early 20’s I ended up with hormonal issues, chronic fatigue, mood swings, insomnia, weight gain and a nasty case of cystic acne. It was a hard time for me. All these things that I loved to do had to to be put on hold. It made me feel empty and miserable. Without my passions, who was I? Total identity crisis!
It was incredibly frustrating. I felt that I was doing everything right. I was eating a healthy, whole foods diet, taking supplements and exercising regularly. Despite my efforts, I felt terrible every single day. I saw many doctors, naturopaths and nutritionists and no one was able to help me. A few years ago, I discovered Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) on a podcast. After some research, I enrolled in the course. In the intensive certification program I ran a series of lab tests on myself. I discovered that at 28 years old, I had the hormone levels of an 80 year old women. I also uncovered liver congestion, leaky gut, food intolerances, 2 parasites and Candida overgrowth. What the heck was going on?!
By implementing the science-based natural protocols as taught in FDN, I was able to bring my body back to a place where I was feeling significantly better. While I did feel better, I still wasn't 100%. Many of my symptoms disappeared but the chronic, unrelenting fatigue wouldn't give. I eliminated parasites (including one deadly infection), Candida and both types of SIBO. They did improve my digestion but they didn't even touch my fatigue. I was at a total loss.
What was the missing piece? Mineral balancing and heavy metal detox. After completing a HTMA and metals tests, I found I was toxic in mercury, lead, aluminum, cesium, cadmium, copper, uranium and thallium. It wasn't until I learned what the word ``detox`` actually meant and began to re-mineralize my body and remove metals that I finally reclaimed my energy and got back to being the badass outdoor enthusiast I have grown up to be. With clients I use a combination of functional lab testing, including heavy metal detox to get to the root cause of chronic fatigue, digestive and hormonal conditions. I can help you discover the reason you feel like crap despite doing all the right things. My goal is to teach you a model of self care, so that you can take care of yourself for the rest of your life. I will support you the whole step of the way so that you can become a happier, healthier, more empowered version of yourself.
I use a combination of functional lab testing, integrative nutrition and transformational health coaching to get to the root cause of even the most stubborn health problems. I can help you discover the reason you feel like crap despite doing all the right things. My goal is to teach you a model of self care, so that you can take care of yourself for the rest of your life. I will support you the whole step of the way so that you can become a happier, healthier, more empowered version of yourself. I am passionate about women’s health because I believe the information that most of us get is flawed. As women, we are led to believe that symptoms of PMS and menopause are just a normal part of being a women. This could not be further from the truth and has caused many women to suffer unnecessarily. I want to show women that there is a better way. When you choose to believe that things like painful periods and unpredictable mood swings are normal, you give away your power. You delegate yourself to a life much less than the one you truly deserve to live.<br />