As I finish up my 8 weeks, I have to chime in on how invaluable this program has been. The clearly presented information as well as the personalized testing gave me insight into how to handle Hashimoto’s. Equally important, I now know that I am not in nearly as bad shape in terms of AI disease as I feared. That knowledge has been pivotal for me to make a mind shift that is beginning to become an upward spiral in my life.
Like many others out there who suffer from chronic pain or disease, I was trapped in a cycle of anxiety, fear and chronic pain. I am learning that his cycle can become hard-wired in the brain, perpetuating pain. With the knowledge and sense of empowerment that this program and community have given me, I am beginning to break that cycle. April 2 will mark one year that I have been nearly bedridden with chronic pain. But that anniversary will be a celebration of new life, not pain. Just this week I have been on a shopping trip with a friend, a grocery run, and the first hand- in-hand walk I have taken with my husband in a year. I have cooked meals for my family, cleaned house and walked to the mailbox. These are all breakthroughs for me. I am beginning to live again.
All of that is to say thank you. Thank you to Dr. Maggie, Frankie and the whole team. Thank you, God, for leading me to them. And to the community out there that is still fighting for their health, keep fighting. Invest in yourself, Throw all of your strength into it. Apply the knowledge you have gained in this program and walk it out. And if you, like me, have been trapped in pain, know that there is hope. You may have to seek out the tools, like I have, to ‘unlearn your pain’, but your brain can be retrained and your body can heal. You, too, can live again.
- Elaine S.