Nourishing Healthy Women
A group of like-minded women coming together on their health journey to understand why they have unexplained symptoms, improve their health, and feel their best. 

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My mission is to help women achieve lasting symptom relief & healing.
 Did you know that there are over 90 autoimmune diseases and counting and equally as many undiagnosed and/or unnamed chronic illnesses? Autoimmune diseases affect at least 20 million Americans, though research indicates that numbers have grown steadily for years.  Did you know that if you have been diagnosed with 3 or more autoimmune disorders, 
there's a name for it - Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS). 
Which labels or diagnoses have you been given? 

Acquired aplastic anemia, Acquired hemophilia, Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis (AHLE) / Hurst’s disease, Agammaglobulinemia, primary, Alopecia areata, Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), Arteriosclerosis, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Autoimmune, Addison’s disease (AAD), Autoimmune dysautonomia / Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy (AAG), Autoimmune encephalitis, Autoimmune gastritis, Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), Autoimmune hyperlipidemi, Autoimmune hypophysitis / lymphocytic hypophysitis, Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED), Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS), Autoimmune myocarditis, Autoimmune oophoritis, Autoimmune orchitis, Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) / Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease (IgG4-RD), Autoimmune polyglandular syndromes, Types I, II, & III, Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis, Autoimmune sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), Balo disease, Behçet’s disease, Birdshot chorioretinopathy / birdshot uveitis, Bullous pemphigoid, Castleman disease, Celiac disease, Chagas disease, Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) / myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), Chronic Lyme disease / post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS), Chronic urticaria (CU), Churg-Strauss syndrome / eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), Cicatricial pemphigoid, Cogan’s syndrome, Cold agglutinin disease, CREST syndrome / limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, Crohn’s disease (CD), Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CSS), Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), Dermatitis herpetiformis, Dermatomyositis, Diabetes, type 1, Discoid lupus, Dressler’s syndrome / postmyocardial infarction / postpericardiotomy syndrome, Endometriosis, Eosinophilic fasciitis, Erythema nodosum, Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia, Evans syndrome, Fibrosing alveolitis, Giant cell arteritis / temporal arteritis / Horton’s disease, Glomerulonephritis, Goodpasture’s syndrome / anti-GBM/anti-TBM disease, Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) / Wegener’s granulomatosis, Grave’s disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), Hashimoto’s thyroiditis / chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis / autoimmune thyroiditis, Henoch-Schönlein purpura / IgA vasculitis, Herpes gestationis / pemphigoid gestationis, Hypogammaglobulinemia, IgA nephropathy / Berger’s disease, Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) / autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura, Interstitial cystitis, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Kawasaki disease, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), Leukocytoclastic vasculitis, Lichen planus, Lichen sclerosus, Ligneous conjunctivitis, Linear IgA disease (LAD) / linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD), Lupus nephritis, Ménière’s disease, Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), Mooren’s ulcer, Mucha-Habermann disease, Multiple sclerosis (MS), Myasthenia gravis (MG), Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) / Devic’s disease, Narcolepsy, Non-length-dependent small fiber sensory neuropathy (SFSN), Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS), Palindromic rheumatism, Palmoplantar pustulosis (type of psoriasis), Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration, Paraneoplastic pemphigus, Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), Peripheral uveitis / pars planitis, Parsonage Turner syndrome, Pemphigus foliaceus, Pemphigus vulgaris, Pernicious anemia, POEMS syndrome, Polyarteritis nodosa, Polymyalgia rheumatica, Polymyositis, Postural Orthostatic Tachychardia Syndrome (POTS), Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) / primary biliary cirrhosis, Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), Psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis, Pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic (IPF), Pure red cell aplasia, Pyoderma gangrenosum, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Reactive arthritis / Reiter’s syndrome, Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, Relapsing polychondritis, Restless leg syndrome / Willis-Ekbom disease, Rheumatic fever, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Schmidt syndrome / autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type II, Scleritis, Scleroderma, Serpiginous choroidopathy, Sjögren’s syndrome, Stiff person syndrome (SPS), Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE), Sydenham’s chorea, Sympathetic ophthalmia, Takayasu’s arteritis (vasculitis), Testicular autoimmunity (vasculitis / orchitis), Tolosa-Hunt syndrome, Transverse myelitis (TM), Tubulointerstitial nephritis uveitis syndrome (TINU), Ulcerative colitis (UC) +, Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD), Uveitis, anterior, Uveitis, intermediate, Uveitis, posterior, Vasculitis, Vitiligo, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome (VKH)

My journey with toxic mold

In 2021, I was on my way to recovering from my undiagnosed chronic illness when suddenly I was blindsided by debilitating all-body muscle cramps. It was one of the top five scariest things I've dealt with, made worse by not understanding why. I was doing everything right. I was eating clean. I was exercising and supporting my body and mind. The first doctor I saw ran a ton of blood work, which, of course, came back "normal." Then, she had the nerve to tell me my varicose veins and weight were the cause. Really? My veins are a part of my chronic illness, but this made little sense, so I trusted my gut and searched for another opinion. Thankfully I already had a functional practitioner I trusted. 

I was still navigating my undiagnosed chronic illnesses, and the newest hiccup was nothing to laugh at.  My diagnosis was Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, aka CIRS, a triggered gene. Turns out I carry a gene that 25% of the population has that makes the body unable to detox from toxic mold on its own—Yah me. The chronic inflammation is on a continuous loop, making more and more inflammation and wreaking havoc on my insides. Did you know that mold is considered a silent imitator? I didn't realize our home had been infected with toxic mold, slowly killing us.  

Mold, categorized as a toxin, is also one of three triggers that re-activate past pathogens the body used to be able to handle. 

Like most people, I wasn't born with a perfect gut. I was born with generations of damage combined with years of inflammation I created with poor food choices, taking antibiotics and a slew of other medications, and other unfortunate decisions. Diminished foundations, poor gut health, and cruddy drainage set my body up for 30+ years of struggling and symptoms. 

I understand your struggles because not only have I been there, but I am still healing.  Many years of damage, unfortunately, does not heal overnight. I've made a lot of mistakes, but I learned from every one of them. I furthered my knowledge by becoming a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor and Lyme specialist to help you and your kids. 

I am committed to listening to your story to detect clues and insight into your health. I utilize multiple health techniques that provide a unique individualized approach to shift your health back into the wellness zone.  I will make the connections that no one in your past has been able to. I am prepared to fight for you and alongside you. You may not love what I say at times, but I will tell you how it is while helping you understand why and how to get relief and finally get on the path to healing.

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Tessa Bowers
Purcellville, VA 20132 USA
Phone: (703) 728-3336

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