Defying The Odds: How I'm defeating an Autoimmune Disease Final Pt.

Sweet Freedom!

As we dream of a life free from hardships, pain, sickness, tragedies etc, sometimes reality slaps us right in the face! With my sights set for healing my body of multiple sclerosis, I knew this was going to be a challenging, yet interesting journey!

I've learned so much about myself in the past two years and it's all thanks to a piece of paper with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Let me tell you I've identified with many things in my life, but this wasn't one of them. I immediately went into prayer mode to hear what the Lord wanted me to do with this thing. I needed that confirmation to seal this deal and to solidify my belief that I could truly heal my body.

So let's talk treatment…

I am primarily under my naturopathic doctor’s care. I still have a neurologist, however I see her once a year for an updated MRI. Of course she wasn’t too happy about that and I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I broke down in her office after she told me everything was great, stable, and it appeared that lesions were reversing. I mean at this point I was like I’m winning!!! But here she goes... You need to be on something and she didn't stop there. She starts hitting me statistics of African Americans (as she should I guess) and all this other stuff. This is where I really broke down and explained to her that these drugs are not in alignment with who I am. I refuse to deliberately destroy my body. I had a whole lot of faith and I know that I'm healed. So she advised that I come back every 4 months for a MRI, which I felt was a bit excessive. I said.... uhhh ma'am, will these be covered by insurance???... Lol, I already knew the answer and in my head I was saying, because the way my life is set up that's a no-go. LOL, see you in a year.  
Oh man, but yeah my naturopathic doctor hooked me up and here's how...

1. Uncovered food sensitivities / allergies 

2. Fixed my Foundation with special emphasis on gut health - fruits and veggies galore! Everyday all day! He also helped me find a way to get loads of it in daily without breaking the bank! #winning

3. Supplements - Specialized high quality supplements to support overall health especially gut health and brain function.  

These three initial things literally changed my life forever! I was able to successfully ween myself off the keppra with no returning spams or other symptoms, like fatigue, brain fog, vision variances, everything I experienced was gone. I would literally have tummy aches every day and my friends were so over me complaining about it, but when I made these changes all issues that were normal to me were nowhere to be found!

What changes did I make exactly?
A total lifestyle change is exactly what I did. I simply let go of the judgment and trusted the process. I am a plant-based occasional pescatarian now, lol! Coming from the Low Country, seafood is a tough one for me to give up 100%, however I am moving farther and farther away from the urges. Just pray for me though, LOL! I also began incorporating exercise regularly, journaling and meditation. Life is better now than it's ever been because I now have a better understanding of myself and the role food plays in my life. Going through my health coaching program along with making these changes also had a tremendous impact! God has a mysterious way of making things fit together and it was perfect for me to have found my holistic doctor and my health coaching program. I needed these two together to successfully heal my body! I soon discovered that the more processed foods I consumed the worst I felt, and the more whole fresh food of the earth I ate, the more alive I felt. So which would you choose? A life of constant pain and complaints or one of joy, adventure and love! I don't know about you but I've made my choice!

“If you have a major illness, use it for enlightenment. Anything “bad” that happens in your life – use it for enlightenment. Withdrawn time from illness. Don’t give it any past of future. Let if force you into intense present moment awareness and see what happens.” –Eckhart Tolle

The Challenge!

I was sent to challenge you! To push you to your next level in life. It's time for you to forget what you were told and really explore what may be true for you in this moment of your life! Health is a serious matter. If you aren't operating at optimal health then you are losing out on some area of wealth in your life (family, friends, fun, finances, etc). If I didn't have faith and the knowing that all would be well, I am not sure where I would be today. If I didn't take initiative to find a doctor or to get certified as a health coach, I don’t know where I would be. I just know that I wouldn’t be here. I wouldn't be here to encourage you to stand up for your health and demand a new way, a path less traveled, but a sure way to your healing. Our magnificent creator gave us one body equipped with everything we need on the inside. If you believe this, then you know we have a healing system already built inside of us. It's time to activate it! It's time to blow the dust off and crank it back up to work in your favor. Stop being a hoarder of the things God placed inside and let's begin to use this stuff. As a health coach that's what I'm here to do... Inspire you to step out on faith and take the proper steps to kick-start your healing.

You Choose!

This process looks very different for everyone but it starts out just the same. Just say YES! Say yes to yourself, your power, the greatness you are hoarding within! It's time! If you're dealing with anything and you feel like it has you are in bondage let's talk! If I found my way through so can you! Say yes to being your very best! Say yes to finding how powerful our creator is! Say yes to your transformation! Say yes to the new you! You have the potential to be who you see yourself as... We only have one life. Choose today to start enjoying yours despite your diagnosis! I don’t have MS, I was only given a diagnosis, a piece of paper, which has no power over my life!

Ready to snatch your life back? Let's chat! Remember you have the power to control your body, to control your destiny, all with one wellness choice at a time! You have nothing more to lose but everything to gain. Decide if today will be your first step towards gaining your life back!