Hi, my name is Adelle Trogdon and I am a holistic nutritionist from the Dallas, Texas area. I received my nutrition consultant training from Hawthorn University. I hold a B.S. in Studio Art from BIOLA University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. I am a member of the American Association of Nutrition Consultants and have completed additional training through the The SIBO Doctor, Bioindividual Nutrition Institute, Gut Health Partners, and the School for Applied Functional Medicine
I use use a holistic approach with my clients which means I'm considering the whole person and not just individual symptoms. We look at your unique physiological make-up, dietary habits, and lifestyle. Our focus on nutrition, emotional wellness, lifestyle, and stress relief.
My Road to Health
My road to health has been long and winding! As a child I was addicted to sugar, sneaking sweet treats whenever I could. I was prone to depression which really intensified in my high school and college years. I also developed an anxiety disorder in college. And I used candy and food to help myself feel better.
During college I went through an anxiety program which helped me get a handle on my panic attacks. I decided to pursue a masters degree in counseling and loved studying every aspect of mental health. One tremendous benefit of my time in graduate school was that I also learned how to overcome my depression.
In my mid 30s I began to experience a lot of digestive distress. I tried various diets to improve my symptoms and eventually discovered that I had become gluten intolerant. When I avoided gluten my bloating, nausea, and gas went away. I replaced all my gluten foods with gluten free and continued to eat the standard American diet. Then I began having gallbladder attacks! After about eight months of intermittent attacks they discovered I had a polyp and recommended the gallbladder be removed.
At first life seemed to normalize and I resumed my gluten free diet. But I began waking in the middle of the night in horrible pain. Through medical testing it was discovered that I had bile in my stomach which was causing gastritis and attacks of intense pain in my stomach and esophagus. I went on various medications, which didn't help. And had every test my GI could think of. Everything was normal, except for the bile in my stomach.
After a year and a half of pain, I decided to seek out a nutritional therapist. She put me on a paleo type diet and a regimen of supplements. I began to feel better within days! As my symptoms began to subside, I was amazed that diet made such a difference.
While I still had a few symptoms as a result of the bile reflux, life improved a great deal and I decided to pursue training in nutrition. I found Hawthorn University and decided to take their nutrition consultant training.
During my digestive struggles I was amazed at how little traditional medicine helped me. And I discovered that doctors have very little training in nutrition. It's my desire to help those who have had similar struggles and have given up hope of living a life without daily discomfort. We'll work to achieve balance and health for your body and mind.
Contact me to set up a free discovery call. You too can live a life without pain!