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30 years? … holy cow that number does hit home for me! Good news? I have had so much experience helping thousands of people with hundreds of ailments that for sure, I can help you, too.
Yes, you absolutely, positively without a doubt CAN get well naturally and I am here to help you do just that. I’m here to encourage you, cheer you on and guide you every single step of the way on your brave new and exciting life. It’s not always easy creating vibrant personal health, but oh my goodness, it is SO darn worth it!
- BS in Health and Wellness Counseling
- Doctor of Naturopathy
- Certified Herbalist and Instructor
- Helping people get healthy since 1983
It wasn’t always pretty for me. My career in Natural Health started as I struggled with panic and anxiety pretty much on a daily basis. I was always searching for answers as to the “why” part of it. Heck, back in the 80’s the symptoms of a racing heart and unfounded fears just didn’t have a name.
My Doctor (whom I had admired up to this point) brushed me off saying I was “fine” and that all my tests came back perfect. Is there anything more maddening than being told one is “fine” when they are so far from it? I went to a friend of mine who was a Doc thinking that since he was younger he might get me better. More tests –negative and then the “Shirley, you are one of the most healthy people I know!” Sure, physically. I taught fitness/aerobic classes, ate well, looked great but on the inside…a hot, frightened mess.
I was then referred to a psychiatrist-yikes! He confirmed I was not “crazy”. How comforting. He then casually said (as he was eating Oreo’s-truth) “In my opinion, you either have a severe heart problem or adrenal cancer.” What? So I wear the heart monitor for a week and have the adrenal cancer test-which, by the way takes ten days. Can you imagine? I’m sure many of you can. Results? I was “fine”. Sigh.
At the point I knew that it was going to be up to me-there was something out of balance in my body and I was determined to find it. I went to the health food store. Found a book by a local Naturopath, scheduled an appointment and learned that my body needed B vitamins and magnesium to feed my stressed nervous system and adrenal glands. I learned to meditate. I read more. I got better-balanced. I then heard about a women teaching an herbal course. My first class the hair on my arms stood right up…I had found my calling! I got my BS in Health and Wellness Counseling then on to becoming a Certified Herbalist and then a Doctor of Naturopathy. I even had a radio show called Get Well Naturally…NOW!