Denver, CO 2001
There I was, unconscious and 3 months pregnant with my sweet Jisiah, for 2 days. I had no idea how this horrific experience would change my life forever. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus was the diagnosis. SLE is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. There is currently no cure for lupus and it can be mild or life threatening.
When I think back to my years in college, I now know why I was exhausted, had migraines, fainting spells, and digestive issues.
I knew nothing about the disease and only knew of one distant cousin that had sadly passed away from having it. So there I was, 24 years old, a newly-wed with two little boys and dealing with a disease that I knew nothing about.
I was immediately prescribed prednisone, a steroid, Plaquenil; an anti-malarial drug, and methotrexate; chemotherapy in pill form. I took these medications and many others for about 7 years after I decided that there had to be a better way.
I searched out as much information on nutrition and natural healing therapies as I could to educate myself about living a healthy lifestyle because I knew that if I didn’t take control of my health, no one else would. It took 10 years to find out what worked for me, but when I finally started to see results, I knew that I had to share it with others.
I do believe that first and foremost, that we can be healed through faith, by changing our mindset, and connecting with our spiritual foundation, we can have the wisdom to take care of our temples so that we can live the life that we deserve.
I am passionate about living a lifestyle that focuses on healthy eating habits that result in more energy, doing physical activity to reduce my stress and finding my God given purpose so that I can positively impact the lives of others. I am happy, I am healthy and I am healed.