hey, I'm jen

I'm a holistic addiction recovery specialist who believes everyone has the potential to heal, even when it seems impossible.

I was able to take my own recovery to the next level once I understood how to support my body and brain with nutrition, lifestyle and alternative medicines.

When I got sober in 2011, like most people in early recovery, I felt like I'd been run over by a train. I was riddled with anxiety, depression, fatigue and pain that I felt in every cell of my body.  As I gained time in sobriety, I was extremely grateful for the progress I kept making from where I had been during my 18 year drinking career. I was also discouraged because my increasing time in recovery didn't equal how well I felt. I was so sick of feeling like crap on the regular year in and year out in sobriety, even though I was working REALLY F#*%IN’ HARD at it. 




I had no idea at the time... 

that the fatigue, depression, anxiety, lesser addictions (like 8 cups of coffee a day!!!)  and chronic pain where hangin' on  long after my last drink not because I was 'dualy diagnosed', but because I was unaware of and had never done the work I needed to do to heal my body and brain from the unbelievable road-rash that almost two decades of crazy living had left on my ass, and that time alone couldn't heal.

I wanted more than just not drinking for my recovery. I wanted to feel good so i could actually enjoy my life.

But, I couldn’t find answers from doctors (besides weird pills for vague and generic diagnosis with terrible side effects that were wrecking people around me) or anyone in my recovery community. I almost settled for a life where just not drinking was going to have to be good enough…where learning to cope with my symptoms would have to be my goal rather than achieving  my dream of completely healing up and moving beyond my addiction experience.  The idea of ' just-not-drinking' as being my baseline felt like a life-sentence, and made it seem like the life I dreamt of was out of reach for me.





I realized I had to let go of the "I'm great because I'm not drinking" I had on auto-respond so that I could figure out what I needed to do to actually feel great.

Instead of giving up on ever achieving true well-being in my recovery  I set out on a mission to find more answers for myself and the many others I knew who were also struggling like I was.  This mission took me around the world on a beautiful years-long journey to learn everything I could about holistic health as it applies to addiction recovery and mental health.

And now i help other people recovering from addiction feel better too.

Roots Recovery Clinic is a safe place for people like you, who truly want to heal from addiction, to gather effective tools, accurate information, and the support that’s needed to shift the needle from ‘recovering but struggling’ to ‘solid and recovered'.

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WHAT YOU'LL FIND HERE

Healthy recipes, empowering
information, tools, guidance and the support that's needed to
strengthen your recovery
 

what you won't find here

what's not up

Judgement or dogma,
bandaid fixes or magic bullets,
guru-ism, all the answers, fad diets,
labels, stigma
or other things that aren't good for you

today is a gift


“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift from the universe, which is why we call it the present.”

— bill keane

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I teach people how to use nutrition and lifestyle medicine to break free from addiction, mood swings, fatigue, chronic pain, medication dependency, and more so that they can feel good in their own skin and experience true freedom, even when it seems impossible.


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