Welcome to Oak Leaf Wellness
My name is Kate Ortega. I am a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Holistic Health Coach.
I specialize in helping those struggling with chronic stress and its related health issues, such as fatigue, digestive discomfort, and hormonal imbalances, to build their health back, so they can lead more fulfilling and energized lives.
As a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P), I am dedicated to uncovering and addressing H.I.D.D.E.N. dysfunctions within the body's systems, therefore addressing your Metabolic Chaos.
H.I.D.D.E.N. stands for Hormone, Immune, Digestion, Detoxification, Energy, and Nervous System. Throughout our journey together, I will guide you in exploring a holistic approach to healing, prioritizing the entire body's well-being over individual symptoms or diagnoses and relying on functional lab testing. By delving deep into the root causes of health issues, we can foster the body's innate ability to heal and restore balance. I firmly believe that the body functions as an interconnected whole, meaning that when one area is out of balance, it can affect multiple other areas. Together, we will get on your healing journey and build your health back.
Throughout my life, I believed I was healthy and lived a wholesome lifestyle. However, my journey took a turn when I became a mom to my beautiful children. I faced various health challenges, including hormone imbalances, adrenal dysfunction, gut issues, immune system struggles, and relentless fatigue. All these symptoms lasted for many years. I thought these were just part of motherhood, enduring them silently.
Then, my world was shattered when my mom, my best friend, was diagnosed with breast cancer. My own health deteriorated even further. It was a dark moment, but it was also the moment I realized I was meant for something bigger. (My mom is doing great by the way!)
Finding My Purpose
In my search for answers to help my mom and myself, I discovered functional medicine and came across FDN. I devoted my time to studying and graduated as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN).
I learned that chronic stress was the underlying trigger behind all my health issues (and now I am sure behind all your health issues as well!). Determined to reclaim my well-being, I delved into holistic approaches, seeking healing and self-discovery.
Through rigorous training, extensive research, and unwavering commitment, I not only regained my vitality but also found my true calling – helping others regain their health and vitality. My personal journey ignited a deep passion for guiding individuals towards lasting well-being and inspiring them to live their best lives.
As a functional health coach, I blend the wisdom of holistic healing practices with modern scientific knowledge, providing a comprehensive approach to address the root causes of health imbalances. My empathetic and compassionate nature creates a safe space where clients feel heard and supported.
Whether it's hormonal imbalances, gut health, immune system challenges, or stress-related issues, I am dedicated to unlocking the body's innate healing abilities and creating personalized wellness plans for each individual. My mission is to empower my clients to achieve optimal health, vitality, and balance.
Who I am NOT?
I am not a medical doctor. I don't diagnose, treat or prescribe. I am a holistic health coach. I am a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.
Understanding that well-being encompasses mind, body, and spirit, I am devoted to guiding others on their path to renewed health. Join me on a journey of transformation, and together, let's discover the vibrant and healthy life you deserve.