Jordan Swartz M.A.Sc, CNP, FMCHC
I was born with poor health, requiring my first pharmaceutical when I was just 1 hour old. This was a tell-tale sign of things to come. I suffered from a long list of ailments including allergies, asthma, eczema, IBS, insomnia, fatigue, and chronic sinus and chest infections. My symptoms were managed by a myriad of medications, and I continued managing my symptoms using conventional medicine right through to my 30s, but I really didn’t feel or function well. I had a stressful career as a computer engineer, and my diet was high in sugar and processed foods. I often stayed up to the wee hours of the morning and slept through my alarm clock.
In my mid-30s I finally hit rock bottom with a big health crisis— I was unable to work for several months. At the recommendation of my sister, I took a leap of faith and went to see a naturopathic doctor despite never having heard of naturopathic medicine. This was a life changing transformation for me. My ND got me through my health crisis in just a few months and I was back on my feet again. Through working with my naturopathic doctor over a number of years and later a functional medicine doctor, I have been able to eliminate all of my health issues and no longer require any medications. Through functional medicine and holistic practices, I was able to completely transform my health and life!
My transformation not only radically changed my health but has led me to change my career. One of the first things I did on my journey back to health was to leave my stressful career in computer engineering. I continued to focus on improving my health, while learning all that I could about leading a healthy lifestyle. I eventually returned to school to study holistic nutrition, functional medicine, cooking, and health coaching.
In 2017, I decided to move to Collingwood, Ontario. Living in the Georgian Bay area has allowed me easy access to the healing outdoors so that I could pursue all my newly founded favourite activities including hiking, mountain biking, stand-up paddling, kayaking, skiing, and snow-shoeing.
Over the years, I have acquired a lot of knowledge and experience about leading a healthy lifestyle. I continue to study everything related to alternative medicine - from how traditional cultures lived to the latest scientific research into healthy living in our modern world. My aim with Functional Health Coaching is to support my clients in walking their own path to long-term health and wellness.