My Story

March 8, 2009

Greetings! My name is Kathy. I am joining the bloggers out here in hopes of helping others towards better health. 

I began this journey in the early 90's after my oldest daughter was diagnosis-ed with a seizure disorder.  My other two children followed in her footsteps, having seizures as well.  When my youngest was two she was diagnosis-ed with high blood pressure as well as a seizure disorder. Needless to say I've spent many hours at the doctor's office, hospitals and getting lab work done. 

Our children's health can be a great motivator and sparked my passion for researching and studying health and nutrition.   My own health began failing around 1995.   I had about 38 symptoms which seemed to be unrelated  and my doctors got tired of seeing me coming.  I was suffering from systemic candida...which manifest itself all over the body.  I had chest pains (by wearing a monitor they discovered I was having 73 premature ventricular contractions) hypoglycemia, chronic fatigue, constant sore throat, congestion, insomnia, shortness of breath, a myriad of pains in my joints, ears, neck, food sensitivities, sensitive to light, sounds, etc.  On one occasion we had to call 911 one night because I had some sort of allergic body was freaking out. I felt ill all of the time.  I felt like I had been poisoned or had some sort of fatal disease.   I also had several miscarriages during this time. My body and my mind wanted to shut down.  In fact I wanted the doctors to knock me out until they could discover what was wrong with me.

One day I visited my local health food store a clerk ask about my symptoms and suggested a low blood sugar diet and  that I consider candida. Off to the library I went to begin researching this condition and discovered that is exactly what was going on.  One of the books I was reading was full of case studies and that is where I read about a local doctor who treated this condition.  When I went to visit Dr. Betty Rainey OB/GYN I was prepared with three pages of symptoms.   Because of her familiarity with this condition it didn't take long for her to make the diagnosis.  She prescribed anti-fungal's and I implemented a candida diet that I had come across during my research.

This led me to the best health I had ever experienced up to this point in my life.  I felt 150%.  Then after feeling good for about a year and a half,  I began to compromise my diet . After some time of poor eating habits I was sent to a gastrointestinal doctor.

His diagnosis was IBS and he offered to medicate me. When I asked if he thought it could be diet related or if there was anything I could do differently about my eating habits, he got a little huffy and told me again that he could give me a colonoscopy and give me medicine for the symptoms.  No thanks was my response.

This is what led me to more research and adopting the high raw nutrient dense diet  I now enjoy.

A few years down the road I  tested positive for Celiac disease, so now I am also gluten free.

It has been a process of discovery and I am still learning to make positive changes and better choices. Over the years I have transitioned from the Standard American Diet.... to an organic whole foods diet...then a vegetarian diet and now a high raw nutrient dense diet... I have been vegan for most of the time since beginning a high raw diet.

I am currently working on a Naturopathic degree and continue to study all areas of health and nutrition. I teach Yoga and Group Fitness classes and also enjoy teaching Nutrition classes and demonstrating how to prepare healthy foods.

I believe God made our bodies to self-heal, if we will just remove the obstructions that are hindering it from doing it's marvelous work and then to give it what it needs to rebuild.

I would love to help you on your journey to good health.

Find me on Facebook at "Wellness Warrior"

Contact me for more information or to host a class for your group


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