Thriving: Life Beyond Health Failure
Today’s inspiring story comes to us by Jacquie Nelson Walburn, from California/USA
5 years ago, I found myself in a downward spiral as my health seemed to be collapsing. Western Medicine having nothing to offer to help me. I had allergies, asthma, arthritis since I was 12. Fast forward 40 years and menopause, I added obesity, diabetes, eczema, and the last straw, borderline stage-4 kidney disease, with blood in my urine, moving towards renal failure. Even with a nutrition degree, I thought I was eating healthy. I did not know food would be one of the answers to my health crisis.
I decided not to give up and not to give in and sought out alternatives.
My journey started with a holistic chiropractor who specialized in detoxification. This fixed all my \’A\’s – allergies, asthma, and arthritis – which just disappeared in short order. Soon after, my kidney disease markers started to reverse.
Next, I realized I needed to change my belief system around food. I dove into the nutrition research looking at food as medicine. I found all this information contradictory to my degreed knowledge but felt I had to empty my cup blocking my brain to be open to new possibilities and with nothing to lose, I took a leap of faith, applied what I had learned and the weight, the blood sugar, and A1C for diabetes all started to improve.
I had no idea I was gluten and lactose intolerant, I did not know I had a problem processing glucose making me sensitive to certain foods. In the end, I lost 90 pounds and reversed all my conditions by changing my relationship with food so it no longer controlled me and my health.
I am thriving and if I can leave you with one piece of advice, it\’s to take control of your health.
You alone are responsible for your future self. Let go of your beliefs and mind chatter to find new possibilities. Now, I have a future I can live into with vibrant health, vitality, and energy when I decided to take control and do what was best for me.
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