From the time I was 10 years old, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I taught Health and Physical Education for 30 years in the Chicago area, where I was born and raised. During my teaching career, I coached a variety of sports and after school activities including interscholastic volleyball teams, cheerleading, and intramural sports and dance clubs.
We relocated to Eastern Tennessee 17 years ago and are blessed to live on Tellico Lake in a wonderful community in Vonore. I am also now in my second career and my passion is to help people who want to improve their nutrition, wellness, fitness and lifestyle. I work with people who are looking for ways to:
- Have more energy.
- Regenerate their bodies with whole food.
- Eat Healthy even when on the go or traveling.
- Look younger and age gracefully.
- Manage their weight
- Reduce stress levels.
- Do an hour workout in 10 minutes.
- Learn if they are gluten sensitive.
- Avoid environmental toxins and chemicals.
- Experience the benefits of Tai Chi.
- Balance their bodies nutritionally.
- Balance their bodies energetically.
- Reduce or Eliminate Pain.
People come to our home office, which we call the Sun Life Center, because they want to experience many or all of the services we offer. I also have owned my home based Sunrider business for the past 30 years. I can’t think of anything that I would rather do. Like teaching, I am still able to make a difference in peoples’ lives.
I have also taken graduate classes in Health and Nutrition and special workshops in Gluten Sensitivities. I have been a natural wellness and lifestyle consultant for many years and in 2010 I became a certified Tai Chi for Health instructor. My husband Phil and I have added Quantum Life Biofeedback to the services we offer.
More On Sunrider
When I experienced the superior quality, powerful concentration and safety of the Sunrider foods, skin care, personal care and household products, and what it did for my health, I knew I couldn’t keep it a secret. The Sunrider regenerative herbal nutritionals are delicious concentrated food grade herbs, very easy to digest with live enzymes still intact. Sunrider never uses medicinal herbs that force the body and which may have contraindications with medicines. Sunrider does ongoing research and development and manufactures all of their own products to pharmaceutical standards. Sunrider has a pharmaceutical license, but they do not manufacture pharmaceuticals. I have had the privilege of touring the Sunrider manufacturing plants to see this amazing process first hand. Sunrider has developed a way to filter out heavy metals from raw materials. Sunrider’s herbs are free of pesticides, herbicides and chemicals and are sterilized without fumigation or irradiation. They go through an elaborate cleaning process and pass USDA inspection before they are ever shipped to the United States. Nothing is ever sprayed. There are no additives, preservatives or chemicals in the foods. The basic Sunrider formulas have been tested on people for over 3,000 years. Sunrider founder, Dr. Tei Fu Chen is in possession of ancient Chinese manuscripts where the formulas were meticulous recorded by Chinese physicians. Dr. Chen has added modern technology and concentrated the herbs so that they are more powerful than ever. These formulas are exclusive to Sunrider. No one else has these special regenerative FOODS that Nourish, Balance and Cleanse the body for optimum health. These foods are for EVERYONE: tiny babies, toddlers, youth, teenagers, adults, pregnant moms, athletes, couch potatoes, active people, the elderly, those with health challenges, those with optimum health and even pets of all kinds.
More On Life System Biofeedback
While Sunrider foods can balance the body biologically, we have now added the LIFE system biofeedback to balance the body energetically, we truly have a total health program.
The Life System Biofeedback machine is a computerized program that can evaluate your body (7,000 different items) and detect any stressor that you may have developed from excess stress in your life. Some common stressors include Food Sensitivities/ Nutrition, Vitamin and Hormonal Deficiencies/ Heavy Metal Toxicities/ Viruses/ Bacteria/Fungi/Parasites/ Environmental Factors/ Mental and Emotional States/ Spinal Energy flow, Circulatory and Digestive Disorders/ Vaccination damage/ Dental issues, and much more. Not only can the Life System Biofeedback machine detect these stressors, but it has built in programs that can be accessed to bring the body back into balance energetically.
More On Whole Body Vibration Therapy (WBVT)
Lastly, our Sun Life Center includes Whole Body Vibration Therapy (WBVT) which is a machine with a platform which vibrates in different directions and fires the muscles of the user several times a second. It enables people to achieve the benefits of an hour workout in just 10 minutes. WBVT accelerates the body’s natural healing response, increases cellular oxygen uptake, enhances cellular nutrient uptake, stimulates cellular fluid movement and facilitates cellular waste removal. Research substantiates increased blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, increased bone density, and enhanced pain reduction, improved rehabilitation of injuries, strengthening of lower back muscles that can cause back pain, improvement of many joint conditions including arthritic pain and discomfort, and much more.
I am passionate about the services I provide to my clients and I see their value in the bigger picture for healthcare. I envision a health care system that utilizes the best of traditional and complementary medicine in the same facility. I dream of doctors and practitioners getting paid for keeping people well instead of getting paid to practice on the sick. This was the ancient tradition for Chinese physicians. Let’s adopt it in our country. I envision a healthy society that seldom needs to utilize the existing sick care system, pharmaceutical drugs or surgery. This will happen when and if people accept responsibility for their own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health by tapping into their own internal pharmacy within the human body and regenerating their body on a daily basis with optimum foods and healthy lifestyles.
It's these philosophies that I value that have made me so passionate about CHEO. I have served on the CHEO Board of Directors since the inception of CHEO. In 2009 I was president and now I continue to serve on the CHEO Board. I have always been involved in the many aspects of providing the CHEO Programs. I see CHEO as an organization that is making a definite difference in how we see Healthcare. Educating the community and public is the way to invoke changes in a society. CHEO is doing just that and will increase their efforts to do even more in the most beneficial ways possible to get the message across to the general public. We are helping hundreds of people to discover their pathways to wellbeing.
Beyond my mission in the wellness field & supporting CHEO, I also love the mountains and water. I thoroughly enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling, water aerobics, boating and woodland trails. Tai Chi and gardening are also part of my activities. I love to travel and have been blessed with wonderful opportunities to experience firsthand many cultures of the world.
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Phil, with whom I share my life, dreams and many common interests for 24 years. I don’t have any children of my own unless you can count the thousands of students that I taught and coached through the years. I do, however, collect step children (total 5) and step grandchildren (total 9). We have a black lab mix named Princess that we rescued from the local animal shelter 4 years ago and she will most likely be the first one to greet you when you come to see us at the Sun Life Center.