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Dietary Changes Heal Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, IBS, and Arthritis

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Posted: Fri, Sep 28, 2012
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC
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Many people around the world suffer from chronic pain and fatigue known as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Both men and women afflicted are prescribed many various anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, and pain medications but nothing really helps them regain their health and the medications often cause additional serious health problems. These people will often tell their friends, family and other members of online support groups that they are praying for a cure - a miracle drug - that will heal all that ails them.

There are many reasons why a person can be experiencing chronic pain and fatigue. These conditions usually are caused by a combination of many health, nutrition and lifestyle issues that is very complex which conventional methods of treatment do not know how to address. It is truly unfortunate that so many people are not receiving the help and support that they need to overcome these debilitating conditions. They feel hopeless and depressed, are lost in a never ending cycle of medical care and drugs, and tragically some commit suicide.

The primary reason why I became a holistic health & nutrition counselor and founded my company Artemis in the City is to help people who are not receiving the help that they need - people just like me so many years before. In 1997 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Connective Tissue Disease. I saw many doctors and tried many medications, but nothing helped me until I learned how to truly eat healthy and take care of myself. And though I had always eaten fairly healthy, so I thought, it was my complete dietary change that helped me nourish my body, remove harmful toxins and triggers of inflammation, and create balance that enabled my body to heal itself. My will to not "own" a disease and live with it for the rest of my life is how I was ultimately able to overcome Fibromyalgia and Connective Tissue Disease and heal from a host of other ailments. I did not wait for a future miracle medication that would just treat symptoms of pain and inflammation, or that could potentially cause harm to my body. Instead, my proactive self-care has nourished and created a healthy and well life since 1998.

Anyone can choose to not "own" a disease and to be proactive in their own self-care. As a holistic health & nutrition counselor, I teach, coach and support people who want to help themselves learn to make dietary and lifestyle changes in order to prevent and reverse disease and live a healthy vibrant life. I help people learn to implement very quickly what took me many years to learn, and I provide them with professional counseling support which was not available to me when I was unwell.

The rewards are great for those who choose to be proactive, embrace food and healing (food as medicine) and who are willing to make changes and stick to them. I would like to share with you a letter I recently received from one of my clients who I worked with in 2010-2011 as an example. This client is a young woman in her 20's who suffered from severe chronic pain and fatigue, and who was on a lot of pain medications when we first started working together. She was referred to me by one of her doctors because he believed that everything had been done conventionally and he wanted to help this young woman regain her health. My client and I worked together for 6 months (a 6 month health program) and during that time she learned to completely take control of her health. She embraced everything that I taught her and improved almost immediately upon implementing the recommended changes. She now is living a healthy and happy life instead of one in pain. She no longer worries about her health deteriorating and becoming a burden on her family. She can go on fun vacations and endure sight-seeing and walking. She radiates good health, is looking forward to an amazing and active life with her soon to be husband, having healthy children and she is also influencing her family!

Her Letter: "Just wanted to check-in and say hi. We are 37 days away from THE BIG DAY and are getting ready to move next week. I have been juicing on a regular basis for about six months and feel wonderful. I've been pleasantly surprised by how strong my immune system has held up despite all the stress. You'll be pleased to hear that our dedication to juicing and whole foods in general has FINALLY started to spread to our family members. I was able to take my mom to a natural market a few weeks ago to introduce her to green juices and she was pleasantly surprised. She even told me that when I am moved in and settled in our new house, that she wants me to teach her to cook "like Danielle" and how to juice. Yippee!

Despite the chaos of the past couple of months (selling our condo, finishing the new house, wedding planning and moving), I have had no symptoms of any kind from either Fibro, IBS or arthritis. I preach your word to EVERYONE I meet and always pass along your contact info. I'll be sure to send wedding pictures along! Hope all is well.”

She is just one of the many people that Artemis in the City has helped empower with essential health and nutrition skills, who can now give her body the proper care, nourishment and love that it needs and deserves and who has experienced the rewards of proactive self-care.

If you would like to find out how more people have benefited from Artemis in the City’s programs, click here to read client testimonials!

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Artemis in the City to review your health history and discuss health counseling programs or to find out if food and chemical sensitivity testing would be beneficial for you, please click here to complete the health history form and get started TODAY!

Thank you very much for reading my blog and please continue to visit often.

I wish you good health, happiness and love!


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