“We reached out to Tonya shortly after learning of our son's Down syndrome diagnosis. We were hungry for answers and needed to learn our own truths.
We knew we wanted to start a Targeted Nutrition Intervention program for him, but the very thought was paralyzing for me because it wasn't 'textbook' and felt so out of the ordinary.
Throughout our two-year journey we've learned how to love ourselves — our whole selves — not just the physical, but our deep down soul selves.
We learned what supplements were, what it meant to eat for our bodies, not to be a part of the latest fad. We no longer ran away from fats and even embraced raw milk!
We were always the essential oil, earth loving type, but she helped us expand our toolbox through knowledge.
It hasn't always been easy. There are times (days, weeks, sometimes months) that go by where we fall off the wagon. Seeing Tonya reinvigorates us and puts us back on track.
We're all people that don't know what we don't know and therefore innately do what we're told (whether through family or media). Turn on the TV or open any magazine and you're sure to be inundated with ads on drugs.
Tonya strips that all down and helps you think of the reasons WHY, not just the fix. She told me once that we should be grateful our bodies hurt, because it's the only way it can communicate and tell us something is wrong!
I think one of the biggest takeaways from Tonya is that knowledge is power. I no longer feel nervous or shake when proposing a new idea or asking questions of my health care provider because I know, at the end of the day, we are our children's only advocates.
We're all people, just trying to live our best lives, and Tonya can help you find yours!
We're incredibly grateful for Tonya and cherish the relationship.”