I’ve been pretty slim and active my whole life. That is until the year 2010 when I decided to do an accelerated Masters Program at the university. “Imagine… 10 months ONLY and I’ll have a Masters’ Degree” (I said to myself). Oh boy, those 10 months were very intense!
I kissed my friends and social life good bye. The classes were on Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Sunday was essentially the only day I had left to do thigs at home and spend some time with my then two year old daughter. I was working full time from Monday through Friday. So, when I got home every day from work, I would fix dinner quickly, bathe and feed my little one, and head back to the room where I spent several more hours of the night studying. That’s when I started eating junk food, and chips, and anything else that would keep me “awake” and functioning until about one or two in the morning. I gained 40 pounds during those 10 months. My overall eating habits were so messed up, but the funny thing is, I thought I was eating normal.
In early 2011, my health was compromised. Not only did I have high cholesterol, and the blood test results showed I was pre-diabetic, but I was also diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I was taking the medication Lialda to keep the colitis “under control”, but whenever flare ups appeared, I had to double the oral medication and also use double dose of Canasa suppositories. The pain and discomfort were very intense and lasted many days. That year I became pregnant with my second daughter. I remember asking myself if it was safe to take so much medication while pregnant. I searched online and asked the doctor, who reassured me that it was safe to take it during pregnancy and even while breastfeeding … so I believed him. 2012 came, and I gave birth to my daughter in April. Things were not getting any better health wise. My flare ups were lasting longer and I felt debilitated due to all the bleeding. I felt miserable and hopeless. I didn’t know what to do to make myself feel better, so I asked the doctor if I should change what I eat. He asked what I was eating and I told him “Regular food. You know… rice, beans, steak, chicken, pork, burgers, etc”. He said “You’re eating fine! Just keep eating what you are eating, and continue to take your medication to keep the flare ups under control. Remember that this is a chronic condition and there’s no cure for it. The damage in the colon is irreversible. After 14 years of taking this medication we will have to change it because the risks of developing colon cancer will increase by 40%.” When he said that, my heart shrank :(. I couldn’t believe what I had just heard. But one thing was certain… I was not going to let anyone put a sentence on me! There had to be a way to heal this condition! I started looking into YouTube videos about doctors in Asia who were helping patients heal their colon with a raw juice protocol. What I saw was remarkable. Their colon did heal, and I said to myself “If they healed, so can I”. That’s when I came to the realization that our body has regenerative and self-repairing capabilities, much different from what the doctor had told me. From that moment on I embarked on a self-learning journey. I decided it was time to take charge of my own health. After all, no one knows my body better than I do. I decided it was time to connect with my body and started making gradual changes in my eating habits. I replaced many processed foods for unprocessed and whole foods. I also stopped the medication altogether. With these little changes, I was making so much progress with my health. In addition to making changes to my eating habits, I also learned to change my thoughts and emotions for more positive ones. Doing so, changed my whole perspective about life and everything that surrounds me. I was now healing from the inside out! For the first time, my level of consciousness was shifting, and with it were my experiences. It is so profound!
My research and self-study is ongoing. There’s just something about the human body, nutrition, and cell regeneration that fascinates me! I have learned about the effectiveness of working with essential oils and herbs for healing, and to use proper foods for nourishment. That’s why we have nature, for food, hydration, and medicine.
Almost six years have gone by and no signs of colitis. Blood tests have demonstrated that my inflammation markers (CRP – c-Reactive Protein) are normal, and a colonoscopy done two years ago, showed a colon that’s completely healed…yeah!!! I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this without stepping out of the norm and taking my health matters in to my own hands. A change in lifestyle and having a balanced emotional state is key for healing the physical, emotional, and spiritual body. Having discipline and self-commitment also plays an important role in achieving the results we want. Everything works together, holistically.I love to help other people to get rid from horrible diseases.