Whether you are striving to significantly improve your own health and the health of your loved ones, or are simply wanting to develop healthier habits for a long fulfilled life, the Living Well Connections community is for you. Sometimes when we are just getting started making healthy changes we feel overwhelmed and alone. Sharing our own personal life experiences strengthens our ability to make positive daily choices for long-term health. As we get to know each other through Living Well Connections, we give support and encouragement that carries us on through the more challenging days. The journey toward health and wellness is not always an easy one, but it is so worth it. I encourage each of you to share your own real life experiences as we all strive to live well.
Journey of My Life Experiences
My own personal experience is one of a mother determined to find the right answers for my son’s multiple health challenges. K was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17 months. Mismanagement of his diabetes care during those early days resulted in moderate brain injury. The use of prescription drugs from age 10 ended up damaging his liver and added to the brain inflammation. By the time he was 19 years, he was unable to function positively in society, overwhelmed by anxiety and depression, and having grand mal seizures. After years of frustration with allopathic medicine, we turned to a more natural approach. We discovered that K had significant food sensitivities, we used targeted nutritional supplementation to aid the detox of those prescription drugs, and helped my son alleviate much of his anxiety through teaching mindfulness meditation and biofeedback techniques. Our son’s life has been transformed by incorporating the same healthy practices we discuss here at Living Well Connections.
I spent most of my first career working in a medical research laboratory studying the role of inflammation in chronic degenerative diseases. Each day my work brought me face to face with study participants experiencing the pain and suffering of these diseases. At the time, I did not fully understand the power of how simple daily choices could have transformed their lives. My life experiences negotiating my son’s health journey has given me a passion for helping others improve their own health and the health of their family.
Share Your Life Experiences
We all have stories to tell, and by sharing these stories we empower ourselves and our community. This section of Living Well Connections is dedicated to sharing personal experiences in order to change lives for the better!