When I was 26, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis
My body was stiff, immobile and in a lot of stress. I was put on 3 different drugs for about a month, a self injection chemotherapy drug, a drug that has since been removed from the market because of deaths, and a steroid. (Methotrexate, Vioxx, and Prednisone)
During the time on these drugs, I was always thinking “There has to be a better way.” But I didn't know where to start. I certainly didn't want to be on these drugs forever.
Doctors don't learn much about nutrition in school so my questions fell on deaf ears or just confused minds. Not their fault. Their education is just more focused on symptoms and drug prescribing. I wanted to move beyond that.
After awhile, my mom found and paid for me to go to a nutritionist. I did. And my journey to health began.
He took me around a Whole Foods and explained to me that food could by my medicine. The food I chose to eat could heal me.
I did a minimum gut clean up, eliminated the stress that I could and got on a path to recovery.
Over the next 10 years, I began to learn so much about health, food, and personal care products. I went to personal development seminars, read books…lots of books, visited holistic and naturopathic doctors, websites, listened to radio programs, nutritionists, personal trainers, and more. And I continue to learn and grow everyday.
I loved it so much I became a Certified Holistic Health Coach and love helping others transform their lives by showing them how to "clean up the mess"we have created. I am NOT a doctor. I am not here to give you medical advice or tell you what to do.
But I am a mom that has been down a journey with myself and my children that has lead me to a path of discovery. My 2nd and 3rd child had gut related issues that I chose to heal and "clean up" with diet and food choices.
Looking back now and applying what I have learned, my arthritis was most likely caused by all the acidity in my body. My body was in a deep state of inflammation due to the personal, emotional and financial stress I was going through. On top of that, I was completely clueless about the importance of what I was putting in and on my body. Every little bit makes a difference.
Our health is something we can take for granted….until it begins to decline.
It must be created and sustained by the choices we make every single day.
What I have learned so far:
- Stress can overpower any attempt to eat right and heal
- Food can be your healer after stress is acknowledged
- Personal Care Products play a major part in your health