Paula Lovric is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Health Coach and Registered Nurse. She graduated from her Nursing Program in the United Kingdom, and specialized in Neurology. After moving to the United States, she worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and was part of the Interventional Radiology Team at INOVA Fairfax, Virginia. Her extensive experience is enhanced by various Nursing positions in several African countries. She completed her training as a Health Coach at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City in 2015. She is AFMC certified through The School of Applied Functional Medicine.
The truth is it didn’t happen overnight! It all started some time after my two pregnancies. As I started gaining weight, it was considered to be acceptable and within normal limits; after all, I had two babies within two years! I would just watch what I ate and continue exercising. Pretty simple stuff. Who could fault me for taking a time to get back to my normal weight!
Some years passed. Now, at my annual physical, Doctors were talking about elevated blood pressure, elevated BMI, elevated cholesterol… I couldn't believe they were talking about me. Being a Nurse and self-proclaimed nutritional guru, I thought I had so much knowledge about health and wellness. However, the old ways were not working for me anymore. Was there something new out there that I was not privy to?
After a while, I really started to panic. I was trying to lose weight and remain healthy through world famous weight loss plans but none seemed to be working. I was not doing so great and the health issues were just getting worse.
I knew that this was not the track I wanted to be on.
I was determined to get my health and wellness back without drugs. It was a long road with many wrong turns but I finally found that there were some biochemical issues at play, thwarting any action on my part at weight loss.
With a functional medicine approach and without prescription drugs, I was able to reverse my prediabetic state.