When healing happens.
Like most, my journey towards wellness has been painful and hard.
On reflection, my twenties look like a graveyard of dashed hopes, a collection of painful experiences. Mostly surrounding my health.
I had a staph infection of unknown origin which was antibiotic resistant, one that would flare up without warning and cause months on end of fatigue, debilitating migraines, low mood and immense pain in my body. There was nothing the specialists and doctors could do, and I knocked on every door.
I struggled to do the simplest things and felt increasing that I might never be able to lead a normal life. I had lost any memory of what it felt like to be well.
On the outside, however, I was keeping up with work and uni life - only the few who knew me without any social masks knew my pain.
I was in survival. Holding on by a thread.
The only thing that remained throughout those painful lessons was my determination to get my life back.
I married and had my first baby and still, I persisted in ridding myself of the staph infection which was problematic at best. The sleepless nights and relentless breastfeeds drained me further still and my tank was emptying faster than I could fill it.
It's fair to say I was a pile of unwanted symptoms and despite a diet and lifestyle as clean and wholesome as was humanly possible, my plight continued in what felt like a never-ending saga of trial and error speckled with the briefest reprieves.
But lying down to life is not something I do. I knew I wouldn't stop until I was symptom-free. I would find a way. I would not abandon hope.
I remember my first bottle of doTERRA essential oil. I loved the bold colours and simple type. After more than a few dabblings with other essential oil brands, I was on a hunt for the best. I needed to know it was up to the task, whatever this thing was, it was as stubborn as my desire to kill it.
By then I had commenced with a modified version of The Gerson Therapy complete with cutting out all sugar and water. Improvements came. My energy began to shift.
Every stage in my healing was leading me to doTERRA. I can see that now.
Fast forward to the pregnancy of my third child and a doTERRA order of Frankincense and Wild Orange. My self-care practices were by then robust but I still felt susceptible to headaches, cravings and fatigue.
I was actively hunting for something to finally get me symptom-free and that's when I spied The Lifelong Vitality while shopping.
In my previous pregnancies, I was unable to stomach any of the multi-vitamins on the market or those prescribed by my doctor so I relied heavily on a nutrient-rich diet.
Predictably again in pregnancy number 3, my bloodwork was starting to dip which I knew was unsustainable this time around. I was training to be a yoga teacher alongside my academic and client work. I could not be out of commission.
I decided to order LLV and risk hoping for favourable outcomes! When it arrived I started taking the maximum dose and I have never stopped. And let me say I was more than a little shocked to discover I could actually keep them down. I had extreme nausea and vomiting with all three babies.
My midwives were stunned to see that it had single handedly reversed my Anemia. Stranger still symptoms I'd grown to accept as normal, mainly face and scalp psoriasis, which had plagued me since adolescence had mysteriously vanished. Not content to believe in the product, I thought it was pregnancy or hormone-related changes manipulating the results.
Well, it is now 10 months since I gave birth to Gabriel and for the first time in my life, I am completely symptom-free.
Monthly migraines. gone.
Staph infection. you guessed it. gone. Melaleuca and Oregano you are my heroes.
I don't know what your most persistent health concerns are. I don't know if it's a nagging few or a thundering many but what I do know is that regardless of your opinion on supplementation, this product deserves your FULL attention.
It holds a commanding presence in my life and I simply will not be without it.
I invite you to try this product with an open mind and willing heart and risk being ready for the results!