Hello! I’m Kitty

Functional Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, Culinarian, Health Journalist, Author

I was practically born wearing a “Health Hazard” sign! Ear, nose, and throat problems, a bout of spinal meningitis, pneumonia and countless hospital visits set the stage. I practically had antibiotics on speed dial, and my grades? Well, they suffered too.

And then, oh boy, puberty hit! It was like the universe decided to spice things up. Cue erratic periods and those lovely migraines from birth control pills. But that was just the warm-up act. I also got these nasty flu-like episodes that the doctors called “migraines” (quotation marks very much intended). They’d strike 4 to 6 times a year, and when they did, life as I knew it went up in smoke. Pain, puking, and a parade of meds that turned me into a zombie.

I was so desperate that I’d try anything those white-coated folks prescribed. But guess what? Nada. Zip. Zilch. In fact, some of those meds decided to throw their own party of side effects, leading to a surprise guest called infertility.  😢 Oh, what a journey it’s been!

So, there I was, staring down the barrel of what I thought was a never-ending “migraine” saga. It was like a never-ending episode of “Migraine Madness.” But I had a hunch this migraine charade was no laughing matter, and I didn’t want it to have the last laugh.

So, what did I do? I went on an adventure of epic proportions. Picture this: me, diving headfirst into the wonderful world of gut health and hormones. It was like Alice falling into the rabbit hole, only instead of Wonderland, I found answers.

Alternative medicine became my trusty sidekick on this quest, along with my husband, the one and only Chiropractor Charles Martone, and my unwavering determination. Together, we uncovered the truth. That so-called “migraine” was, in fact, a recurring viral party in my system, inflaming my meninges and causing herpes encephalitis. Talk about an unexpected plot twist!

Through hours of trial, error, and shadowing experts, I became a self-proclaimed guinea pig. And now, I’m here to spill the beans on all I’ve learned.

Shoutout to my mentors – Dr. Charlie, Dr. Robert Marshall, and Donna Gates – for their wisdom and guidance. Thanks to them, my journey took me to new heights. I started a thriving practice, kicked off my podcast called “Stuff Your Doctor Should Know,” penned 3 books on gut health, and launched the Estrogen Dominance Support Group on Facebook. A place for women to reclaim their hormone and gut health, no less.

But the plot thickens. I crossed paths with Ona, the genius behind Ona’s natural plant-based hormone support. She joined my Estrogen Dominance Support Group on Facebook looking for like minds. We began a partnership that was nothing short of divine. Unfortunately, life threw a curveball when Ona’s catemnial epilepsy led to her passing. In her memory, I joined forces with her company, vowing to continue her mission – offering top-notch hormone support and resources for women dealing with everything from dysmenorrhea to fibroids to infertility.

So, there you have it, my quirky journey. I’m honored to share it with you, dear reader.

– Kitty, the Healthy Gut Girl



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