Tell us a bit about De’Nicea Hilton – Period & Fertility Strategist.
As a Period & Fertility Strategist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, I educate women and men about the various and holistic options available to have better period experiences by using the symptoms of their period as messages from their body, mind and spirit. By learning how to read those symptoms and then making appropriate adjustments, she can live her life without disruption from her cycle and get closer to having that dream baby she’s wanted. I do this by creating holistic strategy plans based on her period type.
Also, education is done through speaking, weekly live trainings, podcasting, upcoming online courses through The Flow Academy and an upcoming membership site – the Natural Women’s Health Inner Circle.
Most women that come to me have painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, infertility, and amenorrhea. They are tired of the run around, drugs or surgeries and are looking for a more holistic and natural approach for relief and long term wellness.
I am also a certified Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and Certified Life Coach. While I help women online, some choose to see me at my Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practice is in Tampa Bay, Florida. Hilton Holistic Health and Wellness LLC is my business name.
What gave you the idea for your business and how did it start?
It kinda all came together slowly over a few years from different experiences:
It began with using hormonal birth control. Very short lived time on it, because it didn’t feel right. A breast lump which had started spreading was found. I was only 17 years old. Fortunately, surgery was enough to remove it all. However, the highly anxious appointments for years afterwards to make sure it did not grow back were grueling! I have yet to have kids, but I was warned there was a possibility if I were to get pregnant that it could come back. Talk about fear and pressure about what to do!
Girls and women are put on birth control as if it is nothing, but there are some very serious side effects to it.
I used to have cramps pretty bad where I would be under my desk at work with a space heater and my keyboard just to try to keep working through the pain. This resulted in less productivity and used hours because I just needed to stay home.
While in grad school, as I was getting acupuncture done, taking herbs, beginning a meditation practice, and adjusting my nutrition, my periods got to be less painful and not as heavy.
Putting it together: it came time for me to open up my Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practice
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
Seeing and hearing women light up when they have a menstrual cycle that caught them by surprise because they were not in pain for the first time in years or getting the pictures of positive pregnancy tests.
What are your keys to making yourself productive?
– Learning my cycle, of course! There are times where we are most productive speaking or making pitches and doing sales calls vs other times where analyzing contracts or budgets are much easier
– Identifying what comes easier for me to do during the day and throughout the week
– Waking up slowly in gratitude and going to bed in gratitude
Tell us one long-term goal in your career.
– To provide education about and increase awareness and use of holistic menstrual health products and services to 230,000 girls and women by 2023. This will be done through speaking internationally, developing products, providing curriculum access in membership site and online school, running retreats, and providing one to one and group services.
What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your career?
To lovingly listen and trust myself. There will be mistakes and that’s ok. Those experiences strengthen the relationship with myself where I am now wiser and in a better state to make decisions from a higher state of consciousness.
What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed in your field?
Never stop wanting to learn. Information is coming out all of the time and you want to know what that means for patients and clients, as well as keep your knowledge up. It’s all for the betterment of who you are serving.
What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
Read (there are books all around me!), volunteer (most fave is collecting pads and tampons for those who are homeless or don’t have access – which is why I founded the Sisters of Flow Foundation), meditate or just sit outside listening to nature (helps bring me out of my head!), cooking (love combining recipes from Pinterest!), and bourbon, wine and food tastings
Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers.
Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
The Four Agreements
The Five Spirits
Dr. Joe Dispenza
Yasmin Boland of Moonology
Social Media links:
Podcast – Sisters of Flow
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmhilton62/