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My quest for being healthy and living life with joy, whatever the challenge has evolved and steadily grown.
My faith has kept me strong and causes me to keep going no matter what.
My health problems started when I was a young child. When I was 19, I was diagnosed with a life threatening autoimmune disease called severe aplastic anemia. It meant my bone marrow stopped producing blood. I was given a prognosis of 2 months to live. Obviously, the doctors were proved wrong!
For many years I continued to have various health challenges. Although I had made some healthful changes to my diet, when looking back, most were not healthy after all and actually caused more harm.
I was diagnosed with additional autoimmune conditions (Hashimoto’s, Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)), Hepatitis C (from blood transfusions when I was 19), chronic fatigue syndrome, hormone imbalance, and more. A 2009 near fatal accident and 3 very invasive surgeries within a year only exacerbated my health issues.
I was not giving up!
As many of you have also experienced, I went to many different doctors to help me with my chronic conditions but to no avail. Many either didn’t know how to help or they just wanted to give me medications and advice to treat the symptoms.
I spent countless hours researching about my health problems and what holistic and alternative therapies could help. I then went to a nutritionist and was introduced to the concept of food sensitivities. This is when I removed all gluten and dairy from my diet and had major breakthrough. This was just the beginning of dietary and lifestyle changes but was a huge milestone in my recovery.
Of course, I had to do a lot of clean up work to undo the damage that had already been done to my body. I knew there was no magic pill to repair and recover from the damage and toxic overload.
I had an insatiable appetite to understand more about the food we eat, our dietary and lifestyle habits, how our bodies process nutrients and what happens when we are deficient, what causes disease, and how to detox from the accumulation of toxins.
I started my journey to obtain formal health education and devour as much about health and wellness as I can.
My passion is not only to thrive in my wellness, but help others do the same.
If you came to my site, congratulations as you have already made an investment into your health and wellness.
To get an even greater perspective, read my expanded story below, take a look at how I approach health and wellness, and review my programs to see how you can achieve optimal health and thrive in your wellness.
I will instill hope back for you where it has been lost in the healing process – I want you to experience the most wonderful transformation possible – one that encompasses hope, healing, and empowerment.
Have Joy…Always and On Purpose!
God Bless You!