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. We don’t learn any of this in school. We don’t learn it from the countless ad on television for drugs. And we don’t learn it in our culture.
My mom found and paid for me to go to a nutritionist. I did. And my journey to health began.
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 how food plus the products we use on our skin really can be the source of so many issues for our children and ourselves.
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 down a path of discovery. That path has given me so much enlightenment and knowledge, that I feel selfish not sharing it. I feel it is a calling on my life to empower women and moms to discover that toxic burden we may be putting ourselves and our kids.
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 and because I can’t remember everything I was doing or eating at that time, I know it’s never come back since I’ve made changes.
I am not perfect. I still eat junk food on occasion but it’s not the norm. It’s the exception not the rule.
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.
To your health and happiness,