Hello! My name is Johnna Wheeler

I am so excited that you have decided to visit this page!

My specialty is Systemic Candida Yeast Overgrowth & Leaky Gut

I understand that you have been searching for answers and considering possible solutions to your health challenges. That in itself exhausts your time and energy, in addition to the debilitating symptoms you are already enduring daily. I want you to know, first and foremost, that your struggle with body, food and health is not your fault. There is a very great possibility that you were set-up for health challenges before you were ever conceived. Since then, its been the information your parents, and then you, have been working with that has caused your striving.

I facilitate healing and help you navigate on your journey through illness to wellness. You can take control of your health and your life. I want you to have the emotional stamina and mental presence to be available for those you love, so you can start to live your best life going forward. I want to be for you, the person I wish I'd met when I was chronically ill, searching for answers, experiencing a lot of trial and error looking for solutions, draining my finances and loosing hope.

For more information, watch my videos.


You may have been predisposed to chronic illness and autoimmune disease before you were ever conceived, but it has very little to do with genetics. I explain the less well known factors that make you vulnerable to chronic illness and disease.

"How did I get so sick?"

You may have been predisposed to chronic illness and autoimmune disease before you were ever conceived, but it has very little to do with genetics. I explain the less well known factors that make you vulnerable to chronic illness and disease.
In this 34 minute presentation, you will learn
about the gut microbiome and how the immune system develops in the intestines
what Candida is and the job it was designed to do
the role of beneficial bacteria in the GI tract
how you got so sick in the first place
what can be done to reverse it in yourself and in future generations

The Five Stages of Systemic Candidiasis and Leaky Gut

Your health problem may be caused by Candida. I explain, from 30+ years of extensive personal experience, the five stages of disease.
In this 35 minute presentation, you will learn
the symptoms of all 5 stages of Yeast Overgrowth - Systemic Candidiasis and Leaky Gut
how Candida yeast overgrowth develops into Systemic Candidiasis and Leaky Gut, which occur simultaneously and predispose the body to every kind of chronic illness, autoimmune and neurological disease that plagues us in this century.

"Why is Candida so difficult to eradicate?"

You have to know your enemy to defeat them.
In this 36 minute presentation, you will learn
the reasons why your Candida fighting strategy, prescriptions and products are not giving you the results you want.

How I help clients to facilitate healing

You will see how I work with clients and customize my strategy to best suit their unique challenges, as I encourage them along the way. (Rated A+ by those who have watched it, I believe this is the best video I have produced so far.)
In this 75 minute presentation, you will learn
how I address the whole body, because every part of the body is connected and affects every other part.
some interesting information about how the products we use and consume every day may be causing our health problems.

Candida Yeast Overgrowth & Leaky Gut predispose to every chronic health challenge that plagues us in this century

If you want complete and accurate information that explains in detail what it is you are dealing with and find clues about how you got so sick, please watch my videos.

I am reaching out to express my deep and sincere concern for you.

It pains my heart to see how almost every person I meet is, or knows someone who is chronically ill. My human family is suffering and I want to help.

My preoccupation, passion and purpose is to help you navigate on your journey through illness to wellness.

There is a personal component to my interest and work in this area, because I have walked this path ahead of you and I have recovered my health. It's the healers journey that makes the medicine. I want to be for you, the person I wish I'd met when I was suffering for 30 years with multiple chronic, debilitating, life threatening and financially draining health problems and repeated misdiagnosis. Like you, I was "sick and tired of feeling sick and tired".

By the time people find me, they have exhausted their resources on everything else and they are very, very sick. They’ve been-there, done-that so many times that, like you, they have a hard time giving it one more try. They feel vulnerable and I understand, because when I was sick, I was taken advantage of by people who said they would help me too. One of my goals is to save you and all my clients money by helping you "get it right the first time from now on" and stop wasting money on repeated trial and error. It is impossible for me to know in the first couple sessions, everything a client will need during our work together. This work reveals things and then we implement solutions. My clients trust that I will not ask them to do or purchase anything, unless they need it. I explain why it is necessary and when they understand, they are happy to do it. When they see positive results, it develops more trust and confidence in themselves, and in me.

My education

Having personally suffered with and researched Systemic Candida yeast overgrowth for 30 years, I have extensive experience and knowledge about this condition, which presents itself in many different forms; psoriasis, thrush throat, yeast infections, ear, sinus and lung infections, fibromyalgia, MS, arthritis, chronic fatigue and numerous other conditions. My extensive experience with chronic illness educated, prepared, and gave me a passion and purpose, to help others who are struggling to recover their health, like I was.

All of that experience dove-tailed together with the education I received at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, through the University of Colorado, Boulder. IPE trained and certified me for the work I do now. At IPE, I learned a unique and successful approach to working with the most common eating and health challenges of our times. In college, each of us as students were our own first client. I feel better in my 50's than I did at 20. I didn't think I would make it to 50, but now that I have my health back, I feel like I could live another 50 years. Honestly, I need to, because I really only just started LIVING.

I didn't choose this path, it chose me. I believe every person is put on this earth to solve a problem, and I believe that this is the problem I am here to solve. God prepared me for this work; to help others in their journey through illness, to wellness. I have recovered my health and my life. My immune system has healed and your's can too. I am totally confident that I can help you.

I am here for you.

I want to help you improve the quality of your health, so you can be the best and most healthy, creative, energetic, and authentic version of yourself that you can be, and start living your best life again, going forward.

I can help you with the following:

Skin conditions
Skin rashes • Eczema • Acne • Psoriasis • Body odor • Hives • Athletes feet • Chronic dry, itchy skin • Mouth / Canker sores • Bite inside of your cheeks • Very slow wound healing • Rectal itching
Chronic infections
Vaginal yeast infections • Urinary tract / Bladder infections • Bronchitis / Sinus infections • Lung - Asthma / Emphysema • Tonsillitis • Strep / Staph infections • Gas • Frequent Colds / Flu • Pathogens
Yeast infections
Systemic Candida • Vaginal yeast infection / discomfort / burning • Ear infections
Digestive problems
Intense Sugar / Carb cravings • Food allergies / sensitivities - Celiac, dairy, etc. • Acid reflux • Belching • GERD • Heartburn • Constipation or diarrhea - chronic • Abdominal distention / pain • Bloating • Gas • Diabetes - pancreatic dysfunction • Enzyme deficiency • IBS / IBD • Crohn’s disease • Ulcerative colitis • Stop making hydrochloric acid • Malnutrition • Malabsorption • Maldigestion • Food comes out looking like you swallowed it, Leaky gut, Repopulate beneficial bacteria in the intestines
Chronic pain
Muscles / Joints • Arthritis • Inflammation
Mood / Mental changes • Difficulty falling / staying asleep • Agitation • Anger • Rage - unexplained • Headaches (including migraine) • Dizziness or light headedness / Vertigo • Depression • Irritability • Crying spells • Comprehension - poor • Memory - poor • Decision making - poor • Nervous system problems - ADD / ADHD / Autism • Learning disabilities • Doesn’t want to be touched • Brain fog • Violent mood swings • Aggressive behavior • Mental confusion • Suicidal thoughts • Panic attacks • Anti-social behavior • Can’t read and comprehend • Can’t remember words • Floaters - circles of color in vision • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) • Poor self-image / self-hate / lack of self confidence • Grieving • Relationships with self / others
Nerve pain • Fibromyalgia • Muscle pain / weakness; MS • Infertility • Hypoglycemia • Hypothyroidism • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis • Adrenal fatigue • Kidney / Liver problems • Gallbladder • Cancer • Debilitating chronic fatigue • Muscle twitching • Epileptic seizures • Endocrine system exhaustion • Weight loss / weight gain-unexplained • Mold / yeast sensitivity • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity • PMS • Chronic fatigue • Bad breath • Hormonal imbalance • Red itchy eyes • Dark circles around eyes
Menu / Meal / Diet planning • Helping you find the best nutrition, body care, household products / Shopping guidance • Get rid of bad habits • Identify environmental & toxic exposures • Help converting recipes to make them more healthy
Eating Challenges
Intense Sugar / Carb cravings • Binge eating • Chronic dieting • Over eating • Compulsive eating • Sustainable weight loss

It's time to stop spending your emotional, physical and financial energy on research, tests, and products that don't produce lasting results and start devoting it to the things that are going to help your body get well. When you divert your energy from trying to figure this out, to acting on a plan to recover your health and focus on your highest goal, all of the resistance and overwhelm you are experiencing now - will dissipate. However, know that you will feel uncomfortable and confused or overwhelmed as we begin working together, because your brain will need to abandon old ways of operating that didn't serve you and create new patterns of thinking and behavior. But, with my help and your own personal support network, you are going to do it anyway. That's how you succeed.

I can offer you coaching, support and resources to help you navigate this journey and arrive at your destination of healing sooner, with less of a learning curve, less expense and results that are sustainable.

Easy road and the road plagued with detours compaired

You have questions.

You are thinking, "How is this going to work?" "How long will it take?" "What will it cost?" "How is this any different then all the other Candida programs and products on the market?" I can bring order to the chaos, and help you find the answers you have been searching for. First let me emphasize that we are not going to repeat what has already been done, because if it was going to work, it would have.

If you are tired of Candida Diets, cleanses and exhausting your finances on products that haven't given you sustainable results, I know how frustrating and discouraging that is, because I've been there too. During a 30 year period I spent over $200,000 on treatments, pills and strategies that produced disappointing results or made me worse. As a result, I know what doesn't work and I know what works, but I also know why. I'd like to help you get your health back faster, and with a lot less expense and wasted time. It's time to start getting it right the first time from now on, so you can begin living again!

My philosophy

My job is to equip you with tools to maintain or continue to improve your results, which should be sustainable for the duration of your life. I want to help you get to a place where you no longer need me, so I can help more people and not the same people.

The same should be true of any healing program. If a program doesn't heal the body to such a degree that at some point the body can sustain itself without the program, then that program doesn't actually heal the body.

The healing arts are an area that draws a lot of clients for life. My goal is to help restore the life in my clients. That is my mission. To help restore the health of America, physically, emotionally, spiritually and economically - one person at a time.

My approach

One size does not fit all when it comes to health and nutrition, and you deserve to be healthy and nourished in a way that is in agreement with your body wisdom. Together, we will design a plan that is specifically for your body, that is as unique as you are, and that meets your individual needs. Then you can stop searching and hoping, start enjoying the benefits of your efforts and focus your time and energy on truly living your life.

My work with people who have yeast overgrowth is very individualized. We will not just focus on the Candida overgrowth in your body, but also on you as a whole person. This is a total body protocol in which I coach you in all aspects of who you are and address the reasons why you got sick in the first place, so that your results are sustainable. In my unique client sessions you will learn the mind-body approach to holistic health, because what affects the body also affects the mind, and visa versa.

Symptoms and unwanted habits are not the problem. Your body wisdom is communicating with you through the language of symptom, and your symptoms are pointing to the problem. This isn't about food or drugs, but about past physical and emotional trauma that is resurfacing as symptoms and unwanted habits. I give you tools that will help you to release yourself from the struggle and enjoy food, health, your body and life again, the way you were meant to.

• You will learn about and then implement strategies in their daily life that work synergistically to create powerful breakthroughs and results. These are skills that will serve you the rest of their life, so you can maintain the results you achieve.
• You will come away with an understanding of disease processes and strategies that you can use immediately to help yourself and those you love and care for, so you can exit the path of disease for the rest of your life.
• You will learn about low cost alternative remedies that prevent illness and that you can use to treat the flu and other symptoms at home, so you don't have to be running to the doctor for every little thing.
• I can help you develop a food plan (menu) that is nourishing and sustainable.
• You will learn how to get the maximum nutrition within your food budget, so your body can be nourished and satisfied with less food.
• I can teach you quick and easy ways to prepare highly nutritious foods, so you aren't spending a lot of time in the kitchen and you can feel in control of your life with food.
• You will learn a system of how to prepare meals in advance, so that when your day doesn't allow for a home cooked meal, you can grab food and go, which will contribute to you achieving your goals and feeling of accomplishment. It also saves you from having food emergencies and spending money on "fast food" that will add to your guilt, poor health and waist-line.
• I can help you get off the energy and emotional roller coaster by helping you balance your sympathetic & parasympathetic nervous systems, which starts in the mind.
• I can offer you adrenal and pancreas support.
• I can offer you emotional support and encouragement.
• I can help you with your digestive problems and food sensitivities/allergies.
• We can work on eliminating environmental toxins (mold, chemicals, etc.) in your world.
• I can provide you with the tools to overcome Candida yeast overgrowth and Systemic Candidiasis.
• I can work with your doctor as an adjunct therapy.

If you have special dietary restrictions, I can help you develop a meal plan, because I too lived for 17 years with food allergies and sensitivities. I can help you give your body the best chance to heal and not require a restricted diet for the rest of your life.

I do not diagnose, treat or prescribe, because I am not a doctor. I act as a resource to help you find answers and solutions, and coach you on your journey through illness to wellness to facilitate healing.

Candida has met its match.001

If you are still reading and have watched the 2 hour educational video "Systemic Candida & Leaky Gut" at the top of this page, it indicates you are more than just curious, and that's a good thing. It tells me you are committed to achieving your goals. If you have not watched the video, I want you to know that I am so glad you are curious, but I work with people who have moved past curiosity and embodied commitment.

If you are committed, with the tenacity and resolve needed to recover your health, I will do everything I can to help you reach your goal. If you are stuck in paralyzing resistance, I will be very happy to answer any questions you have, so you can make the best choice for you. But my focus is on the wise use my time and energy to help people, and not on exhausting my resources giving out free information.

So, I've had most of the same challenges as you. Chronic illness has been a constant and unwelcome companion for most of my life, but not anymore! In the past 7 years (2007-2014), my journey has progressed toward truly healing this very battered body. ‘The Candida Exit Strategy' has helped me get my health and my life back, so I am excited to share it with you, because it’s just too good to keep to myself.

I developed The Candida Exit Strategy, which helps your body restore Candida to its proper form, function and station. It helps to heal leaky gut, so you can eat again. And it helps to restore your immune system, so the secondary symptoms can improve or resolve themselves.

I can tell you from experience that The Candida Exit Strategy (formerly The Candida Protocol) is not a quick, easy or inexpensive process, but I am sure you will discover that it is well worth it. You can waste precious years and finances on inexpensive, inadequate products that offer a quick and easy fix, but deliver empty promises. You are spinning your wheels, while the Candida continues to multiply inside your body, mutate, dig deeper into your tissues and organs, and "kill" you very SLOWLY - like it was doing to me for most of my life. Or, you can just "get-r-done" and start living again.

I do not diagnose, treat or prescribe, because I am not a doctor. Doctors are not taught what I know. I act as a resource to help you find answers and solutions, and coach you on your journey through illness to wellness to facilitate healing.

We will begin with a 90 minute intake consultation, in which we talk about your story. We look at your health history, relationship with food, body, family, work, etc. We look at your goals, your current diet and lifestyle. I am always dedicated to building strong, long term relationships with my clients. You will always be listened to and treated with respect. You will receive individual and undivided attention during your sessions. Of course, your information will always be kept in the strictest and most secure confidence.

We will be in constant communication every week via email. I will share valuable information during the week and you will send one update email the following weekend telling me your thoughts, feelings, ah-ha moments, what resonated with you, how you put it into practice and how the information helped you. If you have a question during the week that I can answer quickly, you may ask it in an email.

Follow-up sessions, for when we will be entering the next phase of our work together, are 60 minutes. The number of sessions will depend on your goals and your level of commitment. My goal is to get you where you want to go, in the least number of sessions. Go to "Payment Policies" to view current rates and more information.

I am here for you, so please email me or call 301-293-1500 to schedule your free introductory consultation to see if I can help you. Please note that I do not interrupt a client session to answer the phone, so leave a message and I will call you back. I look forward to serving you.

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