Hi, friend! Welcome to Early to Bed, Early to Rise, where you can find natural solutions for optimal health!

I want to be your health cheerleader and detective. I want to offer you encouragement to conquer your health goals like slipping into those skinny jeans and tools to help you achieve optimal health naturally.  

You can feel amazing, and I wanna help you get there!

My Story and Health Credentials 

I’m Diane, and I’m an integrative medicine physician assistant. I graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2006. My medical background includes experience and specialized training in holistic health, emergency medicine, and weight loss. You can think of me as your mom friend with a medical degree. I’m also a wife and momma of 2 little princesses.

I’ve seen so many patients with “normal” labs from their regular doctor’s office, but they don’t feel great. They know that they could feel better, weight less, or have more energy than they do now, but they’re not sure where to start or how to do it naturally. 

Does that sound familiar?

In addition to helping patients, I’ve also been down this road myself. Twice now, I’ve healed naturally from adrenal fatigue (from HPA axis dysfunction), leaky gut, and food sensitivities. I’ve had postpartum depression that triggered some old PTSD from working in a hospital in Haiti in 2010 during that big earthquake. (I’ll share my story next month)

With natural remedies and resources, my health has been completely restored! I sleep great, have lost weight, and have the energy and drive to jump out of bed every morning and create a life I love.

And the best part of it all? You can do it, too!

Tools To Feel Your Best, Naturally

I want to equip you with the tools to feel your very best, so that you have the energy to jump out of bed every morning, create a life you love, and snuggle into bed at night content with a day well-lived (preferably before 11pm to avoid a spike in cortisol).  

START HERE with this Holistic Health series to dive into the fundamental topics, and let me help you start to sort out the root causes of your symptoms. 

Healthy Food With Trim Healthy Mama

If you’re following the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, I want to encourage and equip you with fast and easy THM resources to add joy to your journey. 

New to THM? Start HERE. Looking for a simple, delicious THM meal plan? Find it HERE. Struggle with S meals or E meals? I’ve got you covered!

I’ve been following the Trim, Healthy Mama eating plan for almost 5 years, including 2 pregnancies and postpartum weight loss seasons. When I’m at goal weight, I tend to use coconut sugar, honey, or maple syrup as my sweetener, but I urge you to do what’s best for you!

The recipes here are easily adaptable to your unique preferences and needs, which is part of what I love about this plan! I’m a drive thru sue in practice during this season of life but a purist at heart!

Quick Word of Caution

While I am a health care provider, I’m not your provider, so please always consult your doctor before starting new supplements/diet/exercise/anything risky or new stuff (most are fine with it but they know your body and medication list ;). Check out my full medical disclaimer here.

To your health!