Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

TMJ affects the whole body

What is TMJ?

TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction) also referred to as TMD is a painful jaw condition that can wreak havoc on your whole body. Click here to learn more about TMJ.

If you are like me, you’ve probably seen countless dentists, TMJ specialists, Neurologists, and ENT’s. You’ve tried several splints, braces, AGGA (Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance), and more. Even with extensive orthodontia, many of your symptoms still remain. 

Maybe you’ve just been trying to manage your symptoms through other alternative modalities and over the counter or prescription pain medications only to only have them help for a short time with no lasting relief from the symptoms.  

What if I told you that nutrition is the one overlooked piece of the puzzle in those of us who have TMJ/TMD, crooked teeth, and/or are missing teeth? They all have one thing in common. They all compromise our ability to chew food properly! 

Did you know that digestion is the greatest stress upon the body?

You are not what you eat, but rather what your body can absorb from the food you eat Andrea Nakayama

I Believe In Finding The Root Cause, Not Just Managing Symptoms


What are the downstream effects of not being able to chew our food properly?

  • Impaired assimilation of nutrients from the foods we eat which leads to chronic fatigue
  • Leaky gut (gut permeability)
  • Heartburn/GERD/Acid Reflux
  • Gas and bloating
  • Increased inflammation
  • Increased pain
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Increased fatigue
  • Autoimmunity
  • Arthritis
  • Poor sleep
  • And so many more

I learned 2 important things on the road to health with TMJ, chronic Lyme disease, and my battle with Candida.

  • I learned that I was being grouped in with others who had received the same diagnoses, and no one seemed to take into consideration my individual history, unique physiology, and my lifestyle. I began to feel like a cow that was merely being herded with the rest of the group.

  • Empathy seemed to be lacking by many of the medical professionals that I was seeing. I was just a diagnosis to them, and not really much more.

Can you relate to any of these?


Through compassion, empathy, and direction I help others like me to find balance again. I utilize systems and frameworks to create a lifestyle and nutrition design tailored to you and your unique circumstances. I genuinely understand the pain of TMJ and how it can literally destroy your life. There is hope! Let’s find your missing piece of the puzzle so that you can regain balance in your life. Let’s get you back to being able to do all the things you love to do again. 

I Believe In Finding The Root Cause, Not Just Managing Symptoms

If TMJ or your ability to chew food properly is not enough to contend with, the downstream effects as a result only compound the stresses upon the body leading to increased pain and inflammation. I’m confident you are experiencing digestive issues, and mood instability such as anxiety or depression.

During our time together we’ll take a deep dive into your history and your unique story that has come to define who you are today. We’ll explore your triggers and the inflammatory foods that are compounding your symptoms and keeping you from living the life you so desire. Together we will develop a nutrition and lifestyle design to address all aspects of your life. Your balanced life starts here.