It all started back in April 2006 when I fell and broke my back.
The emergency room physicians misdiagnosed my case, and simply sent me home with strong pain meds and a prescription to get back to normal.
Hard as I tried, getting back to normal was awful. I was in so much pain.
After going back and demanding a referral from my doctor, I was finally seen by specialists who saw the break.
They believed it could be repaired by a fairly non-invasive procedure. What we didn’t know at the time was that I had advanced osteoporosis, and moving the bone only made it worse. I was sent home and told that pain management was now my only option.
From that point on, my health deteriorated. I experienced a lack of feeling in both legs, my blood work was bad, my thyroid was out of whack, and I struggled to get any sleep.
Exhausted and in pain, I spent about 80% of my time in bed. My husband, Warren, had to take a leave of absence to care for me, and friends and family did all they could to help.
While well-intentioned, my doctors simply treated symptoms, and didn’t have solutions.
The turning point came as I lay in the hospital. I could see the tears in my eldest daughter’s eyes, and hear the fear in her voice as she said, “Mom, I’m scared you’re going to die." Those words hit me hard.
I told her not only was I not going to die, but I was going to get better. And I meant it. I had had enough of living this way.
I didn’t yet know what I was going to do, but I was going to do everything possible to find my way back to health. My journey took many twists and turns but I made it...
My Path to Natural Healing
I knew my body was full of toxins, and that I was deficient in nutrition, so I started there.
I ditched my meds, and turned to every detox protocol and supplement I could find. I bought countless programs, but only saw small improvements.
Then late in 2013, I heard about a new approach to supplements, one founded on nourishing whole foods. That was the day I discovered Touchstone Essentials.
It was the day my path to healing and health truly began.
Upon learning the other supplements I had been taking (without much success) were actually full of synthetics and chemicals, I threw them out. Something that should have been healthy was anything but. I felt I had been sold a lie.
I started a whole body detox taking both Pure Body and Pure Body Extra Strength along with the whole food nutrition.
My body was so toxic I experienced a rare phenomenon called a Herxheimer’s reaction, where my systems were overwhelmed by the release of all the toxins. At first, I felt worse—tired and achy. Once my initial detox reaction passed, it was amazing.
Suddenly, I felt better than I had in over 7 years. I could now sleep at night! My energy levels were restored. I could now walk around without discomfort.
I could go shopping if I wanted. One step forward in healing led to another. I have lost weight, my skin glows and I look younger from the inside out.
My doctor was blown away by my results and reviewed the information I gave him about zeolites and whole food supplements.
He then called me to say, “Whatever you do, don’t stop taking this.”
I firmly believe I could not have restored my health without natural detox and plant-sourced nutrition and that it is the meaningful answer so many others are looking for.
I believe if someone as sick as I was can benefit so much, then everyone can benefit!