About Desire To Live Now
Hi, I’m Tracey Mixon
Owner/Founder, Nurse Practitioner
Have you lost your loving feeling? Do you feel more tired than usual? Having hot flashes or night sweats? Are you moody, forgetful, gaining weight, not getting enough sleep, no longer motivated to move let alone exercise?
After age 40, not only did I struggle with a couple of autoimmune diseases, and I also struggled with hormonal imbalances and it was horrible. I had to sleep between 2 beach towels so my night sweats didn’t drench the bed. My periods became unpredictable, heavy and painful. My brain fog was so bad I thought I was losing my mind. I had such severe fatigue I didn’t want to move, and I didn’t want to exercise, but even if I did, I wouldn’t lose any weight anyway. I have always been known for my long thick hair and not only did my hair begin to thin out, but I started having to hide bald spots.
I was seeing a team of physicians. Most of them specialists. Usually, they said my lab work was normal or there was nothing much that could be done. I was placed on a laundry list of medications to fight symptoms and side effects.
I began to wonder if it was all in my head or maybe I just needed to try harder…but what? My relationships were suffering with my family, my friends, and my co-workers. I felt alone in my suffering because hardly anyone I knew understood what I was going through.
I searched the internet for answers. I tried this and that spending money I didn’t have and only getting at best minimal results. Information I came across was conflicting. I would find one very reputable, experienced, heavily credentialed person saying one thing and then find an equally reputable, experienced, heavily credentialed person saying the exact opposite.
I was referred to a Functional Medicine practitioner by a friend to mainly help me with autoimmune disease. I was skeptical because I had experienced so much disappointment in both the traditional medicine world and the complementary or alternative medicine world. The functional medicine practitioner turned out to be something in between.
He ran a lot of tests on me. Some I had heard of some I had not. He helped me shed light and taught me to understand all that was going on with my hormones, my immune health, my nutrition, and my gut health. This information pointed me to the solutions I specifically needed to do. Not just general information intended for the masses.
In well under 90 days, I felt better, I functioned better, and I definitely looked better. Most of my symptoms were gone. I lost weight and I began weaning off medications. It seemed so unreal. Nothing ever worked before. In the beginning, I was skeptical this would work.
After I experienced my transformation, I had a desire to help others achieve their transformation. That is why I became a nurse practitioner. I devoted my training and experience in integrative health to work in helping people like me. People who are experiencing daily symptoms that affect their day to day life, their relationships, their careers, their state of mind, and are being told there is nothing anyone can do or even worse, that nothing is wrong with them.
As a functional medicine nurse practitioner, I help men and women over the age of 40 evaluate their health and get to the root of what they are dealing with to help figure out where symptoms are coming from and determine what the next big step will be.
I’m looking forward to working with you and helping you experiencing your transformation.