Parkinson’s, Hypothyroid, Autoimmune, Endometriosis, Psoriasis
I was blessed to work with Derek for the 12-week THRIVE Revolution holistic health program. Thankfully, I had been following Derek for years prior to making the decision to work with him directly. In that time my health had traveled an intense rollercoaster of health issues, both autoimmune and chronic.
Working with Derek was like having my wise older brother take me under his wing and share with me what he had learned through his trials in life. I came in with a laundry list of symptoms, most of all fatigue, pain, and sleep issues. My list of maladies is long, but the ones that impact my life the most are hypothyroidism, Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, psoriasis, and endometriosis. I also struggled with an inflamed gallbladder.
Derek thoughtfully shared life-changing information with me in bite-sized bits strategically timed throughout the program. This empowered me to do the hard work of implementing the necessary lifestyle changes, specific to my personal needs, that I needed to truly thrive in my day-to-day life.
It wasn’t long, and I was seeing big changes. My muscle stiffness had greatly decreased making it easier to walk, and it wasn’t long before I was running across the yard to do a chore. I’ll never forget that day. I cannot tell you how long it had been since I had run anywhere for any reason before that moment. I can even walk barefoot now, which is amazing. I have been wearing shoes or supportive slippers all the time due to foot pain for years now. I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to walk barefoot in the grass after so long of not being able to do so.
Though my chronic and autoimmune illnesses are not completely resolved at this time, my quality of life has been dramatically improved. It took 50 years to get my body to this level of dis-ease. So, I don’t expect to cure everything in a mere 12 weeks. However, I have gotten remarkable results in that time.
The reduction in pain and the increase in ease of movement, coupled with the additional 30-pound weight loss, is a priceless gift. My kind of side effect! In addition, I have improved sleep, going from nine hours per night and always tired to seven hours per night and the energy needed to face the day. Brain fog is a rarity anymore, bathroom urgency is basically a thing of the past, my gallbladder is no longer inflamed, and I don’t have to worry about canceling plans due to “off days” anymore. Plus, I now have the knowledge and resources I need to continue to nourish and support my mind and body as I continue this healing journey. It is truly a beautiful thing!