I originally met Dana on Twitter @ABCGlutenfree, after we started discussing our love of pies and she invited me over for dinner if I was ever in town. What I wasn’t aware of was her life battles, until recently, when she was gracious enough to share them in a comment after one of my posts. I was so moved that I decided it needed to be shared with all of you and hopefully continued to be passed on helping others. Here is Dana’s story…
Being in the medical profession as well as a health and beauty advisor, I had been helping people with allergies for 18 years. Never had I thought I would need all the information and research I was doing for others, for myself.
I was born with Tetralogy of Fallota, a rare heart defect, and had undergone several open heart and experimental surgeries. I was told I would never have children or lead a normal life. After my children were born, I had to have additional heart surgeries. I was told I needed a transplant, but I refused. I asked them to fix my heart one more time and here I am. But, the last did me in. I also have Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid Disorder and my thyroid shut down, along with other problems, and they wanted to remove it.
I decided to get additional opinions and ended up working with a nutritionist from Nutrilite. They suggested to start eating gluten free and after only THREE weeks my Thyroid was perfectly fine. I have never taken meds, yet have been able to keep my thyroid due to nutrition. After three months, with additional deletions and additions in my food choices, I was completely healthy! I am still keeping them guessing because it’s a miracle that I am alive. I think I have beaten the odds!
It’s an amazing thing to go from death to health in a few months. To be able to look at my children, my husband, and know that I did what I could for my health to stay on this earth longer, choosing not to leave it in someone else’s hands!
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