to reversing my PCOS, clearing my skin & helping thousands of women do the same naturally!
When friends and family also started struggling with their health, that's when I knew it was time to do something more and use my teaching skills to educate and empower women globally on how to understand and advocate for their own health, in turn improving their confidence and quality of life!
I then started my YouTube channel and began building a community of women from all over the world who also wanted to take back control and learn how to support their own health long-term.
From there the Balance Your Hormones brand was born, providing women with all the programs and support they need on their journey.
hey, I'm mads
NATUROPATH | NUTRITIONIST | SCIENTIST | EDUCATOR
(BASc, BHSC, GDEd)
In fact, I already had a science degree, and growing up we would always head to the doctor for antibiotics whenever we felt sick (without a second thought). I was also that annoying kid who had perfectly clear skin through puberty. Though after a few years on the pill, at age 20 I began breaking out. Each pimple on my chin would make me SO self-conscious and I'd avoid leaving the house. Eventually my doctor put me on the antibiotic Doxycycline for my acne with no long-term plans to ever come off it *I can feel my gut cringing as I reflect back*. Overtime my acne became resistant to the antibiotics and I knew I couldn't stay on them forever.
I wasn't always into natural medicine...
WHEN I DECIDED TO GET OFF THEM FOR GOOD, THAT'S WHEN IT GOT REAL BAD...
Fortunately, given my science degree, I was able to avoid Dr Google and went straight to researching the scientific studies for REAL answers. To my surprise, all the evidence was pointing to natural medicine as the best long-term solution. I'd always been passionate about health, so I was amazed at how much I didn't know. I enrolled in another 4 years of University to become a Naturopath/ Nutritionist and became determine to spread the word, teaching other women how to naturally clear their symptoms and feel amazing long-term too!
we wouldn't trust a health practitioner with no training, so why do so many of us think that we can heal ourselves without educating ourselves PROPERLY first?
We're expected to just figure it out as we go based on watching other people and the media we're exposed to (yes, the media with the fast food ads). We think we have an idea of what 'healthy' looks like, but after 8 years of full-time university education I can confidently say that there's A LOT we otherwise don't know. This leaves us to falling victim to fad diets, quick-fix marketing and what I call bandaid approaches.
As a former highschool biology teacher, I've seen firsthand how little the school curriculum teaches about nutrition, gut health, our menstrual cycle!