I’ll never forget the day my hands and the right side of my body all but stopped working. It was almost as scary as the moment I heard, “Multiple Sclerosis” come out of my doctor’s mouth. Almost...
I was 21 years old and being told that I’d never get any better. Daily injectable medication and frequent rounds of steroids would keep me from getting worse.
That was it. This was my life now.
What’d I do? I saddled up and got on the merry-go-round.
I was a good patient and a New Yorker so to keep up with the hustle and grind of my city life I got on with my injections and steroids as instructed, kept all my doc appointments and admitted myself to the hospital when things got bad.
But “living” that way caused me crippling anxiety so then we added Ativan twice a day. Oh yeah, and Tramadol and Oxycodone for the physical pain.
Pretty shitty, right? But you may have already guessed things got worse before they got better.
Within a few years, I’d developed Chronic Urticarial Vasculitis (chronic hives). The solution? More prescription drugs.
I was still in New York City, living way outside my means, eating crap and thinking crap and accepting it all.
Meanwhile, not one of my doctors (and there were a lot of them, believe me) was talking to me about my lifestyle. My stress level. My total lack of sleep. My gut health (ha! or lack thereof) and the garbage I was eating. Toxicity (maybe I should stop smoking and drink less?)
Maybe it’s cliche but being dumped was what finally pushed me over the edge and onto change...
It was official: I was at the lowest point in my life. Alone, anxious, depressed, physically-mentally-spiritually broken and dependent on prescription drugs to function.
I was dying from the inside out. I felt powerless and out of control.
Maybe you can relate?
Not knowing what to do to help myself I thought I could at least help someone else, so I started volunteering at The Common Pantry in East Harlem. And something about that experience --helping others, making an impact, being an advocate-- inspired the tiniest shift in me. I started to feel hopeful again.
From there, I started exploring the idea of healing my body with natural remedies like food (thanks to the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead).
I took responsibility for my life and started to turn things around.
Now I’m happy to say I’m medication-free and haven’t had symptoms of MS in years.
And what began as a need to heal myself grew into a mission to help others do the same.
Along the way I became a Board Certified Health Practitioner, a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a Certified Practitioner of BioEnergetic Medicine and completed training in Green Medicine.
Listen: the point is this, friend -- I’ve been to hell and back. And I want to help you get back too.
You don’t have to live with stress, anxiety, depression. You don’t have to just deal with digestive problems, fatigue, chronic illness. You don’t even have to accept that you can’t seem to lose weight.
No bullshit: it doesn’t have to be that way for you.
You can heal yourself from the inside out. You can do it without prescription drugs and surgery.
I’m here to show you how capable you are...
Ready to love your new life? Let’s talk more!