10 years ago, this month, I broke my back in four places and spent Christmas in the hospital. More importantly, over the past 15 years, I've gone from 199 pounds, addicted to junk food and suffering so much inflammation I couldn't take my own socks off ... to getting a degree in holistic medicine, going vegetarian, raw vegan, juice cleansing over 300 days, practicing yoga, hiking, meditating, walking around over 60 pounds lighter, and living life to the fullest.
All that I have come to learn, both in my personal journey with holistic health, from my hundreds of clients' journeys, and from my education in holistic medicine, I share with you in my new 6-week Restoring Wellness program.
In June 2003 at 23 years old, I was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis, a rare Autoimmune disease. I struggled with reaching my feet and lifting my hands above my head due to severe connective tissue inflammation. My menstrual cycle was so irregular I at one point went 70 days between cycles. At 5’7″, I was 175 pounds, a SAD eater and struggling to find the strength to be an active person. I enjoyed dance, hiking and the occasional yoga class but I was far from routine and needed a lifestyle change. So I quit my corporate job, moved back home with mom and took my savings to see a Naturopathic Doctor. He put me on several herbal concoctions and a high protein, low carb diet. I avoided all things packaged and processed and completely stopped ALL sugar intake, including fruit. I was overridden with Candida from the inside out. I began losing weight quickly. I maintained this system steady for 3 months until I couldn’t afford it anymore. I had rid my body of all yeast overgrowth, walked around 20 pounds lighter, and started hiking and doing yoga regularly.
Keep reading Stephanie's Wellness Journey here:http://www.wellnessbymothernature.com/how-my-wellness-journey-began.html