Each month Kelly Engelmann and the Enhanced Wellness Living team celebrates one of our patient’s success stories as related to our monthly health and wellness initiative! Our EWL Ambassadors exemplify our mission to provide education, support, and awareness around Functional, Integrative, and Lifestyle Medicine! We sincerely thank each of our patients and Ambassadors for allowing us to be a part of your wellness journey!
January Ambassador of the Month: Sherie Bailey Holland
Last month Sherie shared her perspective as a part of the EWL team, this month we congratulate Sherie on being our patient Ambassador of the Month!
13 years ago, Sherie became pregnant with her daughter after 10 years of “normal” testing yet facing symptoms of hair loss, infertility, brain fog and the inability to think clearly, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, rapid weight gain with no ability to lose weight, severe PMS, and puffy hands and feet…textbooks symptoms of hypothyroidism. Throughout her personal journey, she faced misdiagnoses, including being diagnosed as bipolar.
At her first pregnancy OBGYN appointment, the doctor discovered a thyroid nodule. After a challenging pregnancy, Sherie gave birth to her daughter a month early. Two months later Sherie had half of her thyroid surgically removed. From here, Sherie took the proper steps, including detoxing her body and taking JuciePlus and iodine, to overcome nutritional deficiencies.
Sherie now serves as a health advocate on a mission to empower people in learning how to become better advocates for their health and the health of their families! She hopes to close the gap from the time that people experience symptoms to when they are properly diagnosed. Sherie founded Recontrol Health as she believes in educating the public on thyroid health, nutrition, and holistic approaches to healing the body!
Sherie is an American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) Certified Lifestyle Health Coach, a Board-Certified Health Coach with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and a Metabolic Effect Nutrition Consultant.
January Staff Spotlight: Flora Crawford
We are excited to welcome Flora Crawford to the EWL Family!
Flora was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, spent time in Chicago, and made her way to Mississippi last spring. She brings with her over 12 years of clinic and hospital administrative experience, focusing on Orthopedics and Physical Therapy with a natural approach to healing the body. Flora has plans to continue her education at Jackson State University where she will pursue a BA in Healthcare Administration.
Flora joins our team as our Office Manager as we continue to grow our clinical practice! She is excited to work for a clinic that has natural healing at its core. She believes the world is in desperate need of more clinics like Enhanced Wellness Living and she is looking forward to becoming further educated on the practice of Functional Medicine.
In her free time Flora enjoys cooking healthy recipes from around the world, working out at OrangeTheory Fitness, popping into open houses, and taking random drives to different states on the weekends where she and her husband, Bryan, enjoy taking pictures for lasting memories. Flora and Bryan have 3 amazing dogs, Nala, Blue, and DJ!
Join us in welcoming Flora!
December Ambassador of the Month: Cayme Smalldridge
Cayme Smalldridge found Enhanced Wellness in 2015, during the period in her life that she was transitioning into Menopause; an important time in any woman’s life to make educated, health and nutrition decisions. Cayme had always led an active lifestyle but was facing inflammation, muscle and joint pain, and the impact of old athletic injuries. Functional Medicine and the individual Wellness Living Plan that Kelly Engelmann developed for Cayme has changed her life and health!
Cayme says that the biggest change in her life, and the lives of her family, has been the consistency in their health and lifestyle choices. Maintaining her integrative and functional medicine journey has educated and empowered Cayme on the ability to consistently make healthy choices for herself and her family; the health ripple effect that Kelly believes in! Cayme recently completed her 200 Registered Yoga Teacher Training and participated in the Natchez Trace Century Ride, biking for 62 miles/100 kilometers! This is amazing, congrats Cayme!
A favorite quote of Cayme’s is, “you are never too old and its never too late!”
November Ambassador of the Month: JoAnn Purvis
My name is Tamara Laney and I wanted to share what it has been like seeing my mom, JoAnn Purvis, take her health to another level. For the past thirty years, my parents have been the picture of good health. Mom is seventy-seven years old and has lived a very active lifestyle, but everything came to a screeching halt last summer. She started experiencing extreme joint pain in her arms, shoulders, ankles, and hands, to the point where she could not even get out of bed. After countless doctor’s appointments, Mom was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I will never forget the phone call from my dad saying, “We have got to figure out what is causing JoAnn’s pain; it’s not right for an active person to be this crippled so fast.” After that phone call, that is when I started my homework researching many different functional medicine practices and trying to find the best fit.
Finding a place like Enhanced Wellness Living that would pinpoint the root cause of mom’s pain was a relief. The best part was knowing there was a game plan to heal her leaky gut due to inflammation. Taking the burden off our shoulders and allowing Kelly’s group to share their knowledge on developing a lifestyle of clean eating, exercise, and good sleep habits was exciting!
I am fortunate to have parents that have been open-minded to modifying their lifestyle at their age. It hasn’t been easy; it has taken a lot of effort. Good things come to those who follow the plan. As a result of Kelly’s help and support, mom is back doing the things she loves to do. Gardening, cooking, walking, exercising three days a week, attending church events, and socializing with friends. All these activities free of pain and with an abundance of energy!
I can’t say enough for what EWL has done for our family. It’s been a ripple effect and has allowed all of us to see the value of clean eating. Mom continues to learn more each month and stay positive along the way.
October Ambassador of the Month: Shawna Myers
My journey to Enhanced Wellness is probably very different than most; however, I’m certain in some ways very similar. Different in the fact that I had just had a preventative double mastectomy and similar in the fact that so many of us have moments when we question our well-being, and should we be doing more. I don’t think most people would take on a new way of life in the middle of such a journey; yet, by doing so, the simple truth is… Enhanced Wellness has changed my life.
I chose to begin this trek with Kelly not knowing the profound impact it would have on me. While trying to heal from one surgery, knowing I would still need several more, I started this program. I joined with the hopes of being healthier through this experience but never realizing how much I truly needed it in order to get better. I ran into several complications in my effort to heal. Complications that could have an impact on my overall health throughout my lifetime. Enhanced Wellness discovered these issues and with Kelly’s help I am finally on the right path. Now, after many months, I’ve finally healed enough to move on to the next surgery. A healing that I know in my heart would not have been possible without Enhanced Wellness.
This encounter has not only impacted my health for surgical purposes but made me actually feel better physically. I had no idea how bad I was truly feeling, until I finally started to feel better. I’ve lost over 30 pounds. I sleep better. I have more energy. No more afternoon slumps. I cannot say enough for what Kelly and Enhanced Wellness have done for me. I am truly humbled by this opportunity and I feel incredibly lucky to continue this journey with the entire staff, all of whom have been nothing but kind and genuinely supportive throughout my whole experience. I will forever be grateful.
September Ambassador of the Month: Mary Miller
How thankful I am for Kelly’s holistic approach to health challenges!
A unique combination of hereditary and environmental issues had swirled together into my “perfect storm”. Kelly’s systematic discovery of conditions & their causes has made sense of symptoms, bringing understanding where frustration previously reigned.
Her pro-active, drug-free approach — which includes excellent counsel regarding nutrition, proper supplements, exercise, & rest — has helped me to bring my mindset into closer harmony with God’s health principles. “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 1:2)
August Ambassador of the Month: Deborah Rosenbaum
Kelly and her team at Enhanced Wellness Living have been a pleasure to work with. Having been a pharmacist for many years, I have a new appreciation for the impact functional medicine can have on the outcome and prevention of chronic disease. Kelly focuses on treating the root cause of symptoms due to hormone imbalance, insulin resistance, vitamin deficiencies, stress responses, gut issues, and chronic inflammation.
She uses an individualized treatment plan with nutrition as the key component to resolving these imbalances along with natural supplements. This approach has impacted my health in a positive way of helping to improve and eliminate chronic symptoms I have dealt with for a long time. Under Kelly’s guidance and care, I now have the tools and information to make sustainable lifestyle changes and continue to feel the best I have ever felt in my life!