Over 15 years ago, my health was in a REALLY ugly place. So ugly, it’s a damn miracle that I’m alive.
I was 30 years old at the time, and my health had gone completely AWOL. The inflammation in my body was so out of control I couldn’t walk, use my hands, or even look sideways without extreme pain. And that was just the start of my massive complaint list.
Of course, I kept a good face on through it all, but deep down, I was really suffering. No one could REALLY tell what was going on, and most had absolutely no idea I was in that much pain. I wasn’t one to bother someone else with my problems, and quite frankly, I didn’t want to talk to anyone about them. I just wanted these issues resolved, and as quickly as possible.
In my search for resolution, I quickly found out my doctor was of no help, and natural health professionals only offered temporary relief. I was now getting to the end of my rope. Then, after 33 months of suffering, I was sent an article on broccoli and how it could heal the body, and down the rabbit hole I went…
Within a couple weeks of fervent research, I was on the organic food bandwagon. I was making smoothies. Eating salads. Taking various herbs and supplements. Tossing out any toxic products I could find. I was on a mission.
Within a couple months I was completely off my pain medications. I was feeling somewhat human again. But I had a long ways to go….
I worked with massage therapists. Chiropractors. Biofeedback. Acupuncture. Reflexology. Although all this helped, nothing was working as well as the nutrition and supplemental routine that I continually tested and revised over a period of 10 years. I easily took over a hundred different supplements, and tested how my body reacted to hundreds of different foods.
At the time, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t have a real plan. I just kept taking in more information on a daily basis, to the point that I had researched for over 3500 hours in a period of 5 years, and kept experimenting with different foods, supplements, and protocols, until I finally reached my end goal of completely reversing the 13 chronic health conditions that had taken me prisoner. No more pain, no more inflammation, no more skin problems, no more chronic disease conditions, and no more medications.
This list of conditions I eliminated included rheumatoid arthritis, candidiasis, hypothyroid, autoimmune disease, skin disease, chronic fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, prostatitis, kidney and urinary issues, liver problems, allergies, acid reflux, and pancreatitis. Doing it on my own came with a steep cost though…I ended up spending around $35,000 dollars to figure this all out myself.
Looking back, I can see that I overcame these health issues from effectively clearing various infections, discovering ways to ingest as many nutrient dense foods as possible to nourish my body, and refurbishing my overwhelmed digestive and immune system with a specific menu of foods and supplements that proved to be the foundation of my healing. In this gruelling process, I managed to liberate enough energy in my body to unleash the inner health hero that was patiently waiting for me to activate it, and you can do the EXACT same thing.
I changed my fate from being crippled for life and on multiple medications, to a high-vibe, symptom free, drug free, and CARE free LIFE.
So I hope you found some inspiration in listening to my story. NEVER forget, the body can ALWAYS HEAL. It’s not debatable. The only thing that is up for debate, is whether you’re ready to change your path to truly become well, and if you will commit to a plan that has shown to be successful. When you decide to do both, you’ll quickly realize you’re on the right path and the rest will be history.
If you’d like to talk with me more and discuss the programs in the THRIVE Academy I have set up to successfully heal over 20 different health conditions, mostly rooted in digestive and autoimmune disease, feel free to book a free program consult and we can have that insightful conversation.
Until then, take care, and know you weren’t meant to JUST survive. You were born, to THRIVE.