Have you heard the saying, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Let’s talk about having the health of a “lemon” aka always sick, pain, having surgeries and taking medications. That was me, my husband married a lemon. That was the joke for years, I was a defective “lemon.” Over the years, I had developed a ton of genetic illnesses from my parents. I had severe IBS and reflux (my father has Chron’s Disease, reflux and IBS). I had chronic pain and fatigue (my mom has EDS III, fibromyalgia and issues with Right side of body). I was taking tons of prescriptions daily in my 20’s and 30’s. I was sick all the time, taking antibiotics, pain killers, antacids, proton-pump inhibitors (Nexium), muscle relaxants, anti-spasmodics (Bentyl) and nerve medications (Lyrica). I was literally falling apart and each medication made things worse. The joke was that being the last child (7 years after my siblings) for some reason made me a lemon. I had developed all those genetic weaknesses that my parents developed as adults. So let’s think of advanced maternal age and the developing infant. It is well known that advanced maternal age is linked to Down Syndrome and genetic anomalies. This is because as we age, our bodies develop inflammation and oxidative stress, which alters our genetic makeup including the sperm and ovum. Essentially, it triggers are bad genes to turn on and inflammation to increae. Therefore, being the product of an older than ideal sperm and ovum, I developed with a predetermined genetic makeup that was less than ideal. My body was created under the influence of oxidative stress, 40 years ago this was not know or even imagined. Then introduce, processed foods, environmental factors and more stress into the body of a developing child with a weak genetic makeup. The impact is huge, a weak body with oxidative stress and bad genes will develop into an adult with chronic health conditions. I experienced this very phenomenon, first hand. It took me 40 years of learning my body and identifying my food and environmental triggers. No Doctor was able to figure me out. I went to countless doctors over the years to identify my condition, they only patched me up with a surgery or new prescription. No one ever treated the root cause of the problem. This is the issue with western medicine, it is not designed to treat the person as a “WHOLE” or to identify the “root cause.” It is designed to apply a bandage and move to the next patient. It took my disease and my career as an Special Educator and Registered Nurse to apply my knowledge and experiences in my own healing process. Let’s make my explanation simple, I was a fragile lemon. Stress impacted my body by bruising and damaging the inside and outside. By treating the root cause, inflammation and oxidative stress, the bruising and internal damage improved progressively. Now, I am delicious lemonade instead of a sick lemon. So what does that mean for you? It is important to identify your genetic weakness, your medical predispositions, allergies and triggers. The easiest way to heal quickly is activating the Nrf2 pathway for your body to heal itself. This will remove the free radicals, toxins and oxidative stress from you body, to treat the “root cause” of your genetic weakness. Then, during the healing phase you will be able to identify your triggers and allergens to create the right diet for you. Not everyone is meant to eat everything, each individual has food sensitivities and triggers that create symptoms. It is important to pay attention to those symptoms and treat your body naturally. Embrace the power of your body and accept that symptoms are there to warn you of a problem. Don’t make my mistake and cover them up with prescriptions and surgeries. This will only wreck havoc on your body and eventually your body will spiral into illness. My holistic journey incorporated acupuncture, Nrf2 pathway activation, essential oils, yoga, exercise. I am here to support you in your journey. Let me guide you through the healing. I can relate to my clients because of my personal experiences and backgrounds to develop a holistic plan that is right for you. Schedule your FREE consultation today. You have nothing to lose, I’m here to help YOU!
Essential oils provide a multitude of health benefits. I used to be huge on essential oils and for some reason lost my passion. Over time, I became so preoccupied with the hustle and bustle of life and building a business that I stopped using my essential oils. I remember a year ago, I used to come home fill my infuser with oils while I was cooking. The kids would swing by the infuser and inhale some yummy vapors and critique or praise the aroma. I also used to do some deep breathing while I did some yoga a stretches. It was wonderful to smell the clean and fresh aromas in my house throughout the afternoon and evening. I lost my focus because life got in the way. I am making decision to focus again and a conscious effort to keep essential oils with me.
I attended the Holistic Health Coach course last weekend and was reminded of all the spectacular benefits of essential oils. It was very interesting to learn the benefit of certain oils in relieving symptoms, stress and anxiety. I learned the significant difference between using any oil vs. high quality pure essential oils. Some oils can be filled with pesticides or harmful chemicals. These particles enter the body causing symptoms and damage. It is important to follow directions on using oils for topical and oral use. Another interesting fact I learned was doTerra essential oils have high quality standards and research studies for their products. They also “cold press” there essential oils to ensure pureness, quality and fragrance is preserved. As a nurse, research and quality are huge requirements for supplements, food, medications, products and essential oils. I realized the importance of quality and research after my health struggles. I realized that harmful chemicals and additives were causing me symptoms and illness. It became very important to read labels for all products that I ingest or expose to my skin. I am highly allergic and sensitive to creams, lotions, soaps and even paper products. The fact that doTerra has such high quality standards, was a huge inspiration for me. I knew the importance of essential oils but had not looked into research and quality until now. During my holistic course, I was experiencing right arm pain, neck pain and migraine. I truly enjoyed the aromas from the infuser during the course. I also loved the “Deep blue” essential oil and cream. I applied the cream to my entire right arm and shoulder. The smell was subtle, clean and delicious. There were no obvious stinky muscle rub odors or strong burning sensations on my skin. My skin felt hydrated and invigorated as the cream absorbed in my skin. I also applied the oil to my temple, wrist and forearm for the migraine headache. I was pleasantly surprised during the course my arm relaxed, the tension in my muscles was relieved and my headache was gone. I didn’t take any oral medications with me, so I would typically be stuck with that headache and arm pain all day. I was very thankful because I really wanted to concentrate and learn.
Now, back to why I love essential oils. As many of you know, I suffer from anxiety and stress. Truthfully who doesn’t in the busy and crazy society. We are always balancing tons of obstacles on a daily basis and things can definitely get stressful. I use essential oils to enhance my mood, reduce stress, reduce anxiety, stomach upset, improve digestion and reduce pain. The truth is essential oils can be used for any symptoms. They can be easily integrated into your daily routine. You can use a diffuser or infuser to spread the wonderful scents in a room. You can apply them to jewelry and enjoy the benefits throughout the day. You can carry them in a bag and apply as needed. You can keep some on your nightstand or desk. Essential oils can offer you a natural alternative to those OTC prescriptions and in some cases allow you to reduce your prescription medications. Always remember medications should be reduced and weaned with the supervision of a Physician.
My favorite essential oil: Deep blue- because of the variety of powerful benefits I experienced
What is your favorite essential oil?
The fact is I have suffered from chronic pain, fatigue, infections, digestive issues and much more. My symptoms started in childhood and progressed throughout my life. I remember going to my doctor in my teenage years and he called me a HYPOCONDRIAC. I wanted to kill they guy (not literally of course) but I was upset and absolutely frustrated. I knew my symptoms were not in my head. I had been suffering for years and this was not an acceptable response for me. That was the last time I saw that doctor. I decided to advocate for me and find a different primary doctor. Over the years, I have been to countless primary doctors and specialists to diagnose and treat all my problems. As the years passed my prescriptions and surgeries multiplied. The good thing was doctors were trying to help me but the solutions weren’t getting to the root of the problem. In my 20s, I began to realize that my symptoms were mirror images of my mom, but way more rapid and progressive. I had undergone a ton of surgeries, the biggest one was my reflux surgery. In my 20s, I had seen a bunch of gastroenterologist and undergone countless tests. My reflux was so severe, it would burn my sinus and vocal cords regularly. The tests proved that my esophagus was always opened and my doctor was concerned about future pregnancies with this issue. I had a wrap surgery to repair the esophageal flap and reduce reflux, and new symptoms started to arise. After the surgery, the reflux was better but gas was trapped in my abdomen, I couldn’t vomit or belch. Thus, my IBS began to progress and worsen. By the time I was in my 30s, I was taking 13 prescriptions and feeling like crap every day. I woke up tired, achy and filled with pain. My IBS was intense and while i was working the the Pediatric Ed, I lost 30 pounds in a few months because of it. Doctor’s told me stop dairy, do the FODMAP diet, etc. But I wasn’t ready to listen. I didn’t want to accept that diet was the issue, I loved food too much. I got to the point that I could not eat anything, not even saltine crackers. I ended up hospitalized once again to run more tests. I was a regular at the Adult Emergency Room and usually became sick during stressful workdays. At this point, they thought I had Crohn’s or Ulcerative colitis but the tests just couldn’t verify it. My father has Crohn’s Disease, I have a few other loved ones with Crohn’s disease and I know my autoimmune leaky Gut acts like Crohn’s. I have tried to tell my story and help them but some people just aren’t ready to listen. I have learned that some people need to reach a breaking point or crisis to make a life change. It is not easy to make a lifestyle change and people need to be ready for it. I am writing my story to spread the benefits of healing the GUT. HEAL the GUT = Improved Immune System, Better Digestion and Less Pain). #HEALTHYGUT My doctor told me at this point, I had to leave the Pediatric Emergency Room, it was taking a toll on my health and it was only going to get worse. My time in the Pediatric ER was rewarding and painful at the same time. I developed friendships that I treasure to this day, we might have lost track or moved away, but I still love everyone of them. I thank them for guiding me in your nursing journey and helping me through my illness. I would love to reunite with the Old School BCH Peds ED Team. I would love to reconnect each of them and thank them personally. I am not “Debbie Downer” or “BUBBLE GIRL” #BUBBLEGIRL Thankfully, my manager had noticed my health decline and offered me a desk job following up on patients. It was the best move ever. It didn’t solve my health issues but definitely reduced my stress levels. My journey to finding health was still in the inception phase. I knew that a lot of my health issues were linked to poor nutrient absorption from my IBS and reflux surgery. I told countless doctors this fact and according to them all my labs were always perfect. How can all my labs be perfect? How can I feel this sick every day and be fine? Nope, I am not accepting this, I am going to figure myself out. I went to dermatologists for HAIR LOSS, since High School. If you knew me then you remember my hair it was super thick gorgeous long hair. I will find a picture of that, Senior Picture, St. Brendan High School Class of 96′. After high school, my health became a spiral of illness and diseases. Don’t laugh but go to my doctor, any doctor and look at my file, its huge, like an encyclopedia. My medical records are BOOKS people literally the size of an encyclopedia. My favorite primary after the Doctor that broke my heart was Dr. Arguelles. Dr. Arguelles, was amazing and truly cared about me. I thank him for listening and acknowledging my pain and for empowering me to find my health. I went to his office recently and left packet about the little yellow pill but wasn’t able to see him. I really want to reconnect with him. I wish my insurance would not have changed, I would have liked to share the rest of my journey with him. I am a complete 360 degree different girl, no longer Bubble girl. I am the new and improved vivacious Diane Vich. I have energy, memory, strength, happiness and most importantly LIBIDO.
Is your libido important to YOU?
Hello ladies, how important is your libido. Mine is very important, I think it is important to many people, men and women alike. Everyone has these desires but are you TOO TIRED, STRESSED and Anxious in our stressful society. I used to be exhausted every day and heck no, I did not want to have sex. I would go to bed because I had a headache, pain or exhaustion. Sex was not my priority and I know I was not meeting my husbands desires. But who could be interested when you felt like SHIT every day. Fast forward to 2018, I have been on the little yellow pill for a year now. I will give you the details of my nutrient-rich regimen later. The fact is our food does not have the exact nutrients we need to stay younger, healthier and more active. Don’t you want to die doing something fun, like I don’t know relaxing on the beach. I am working towards doing just that, I am going to be the sexy grandma that does yoga and looks FABULOUS. Do you know her? I’ve met a few and hell yes, they take care of themselves or they have awesome GENES. The fact is my genes were crap because I had fed my body the wrong foods and no nutrients for 30+ years, it activated my bad genes, this is what happens in your body when you develop Diabetes, Cancer, Lupus, etc. These are all triggered by the expression of your bad genes from the damage your body has incurred over your life. I suggest taking the little yellow pill because I used to have tight muscles all the time before, muscle cramps, injuries, bursitis, nerve damage, etc. I am now very flexible and able to drain my lymphatic system every day. I can not say Protandim is a cure for any disease or illness but it reduced the inflammation and stress that triggered my body to develop this progressive illness. My true secret is the Vitality stack, looking back now at all my doctors visits and money spent on medications. I was spending much more on crap, now I am investing in my HEALTH, I am spending money on me. I Deserve it, I want it and I am worth every penny. It is the mentality of health prevention instead of prescription pushing and doctor visits.
THE SUPPLEMENT KEY: Since October 2017, I have been taking the little yellow pill combo pack (Omega for my BRAIN, skin and NERVES), Probiotic (Gut health and immune system), NRF1 (MEMORY, energy and sleep) and NrF2 (Cell repair, REMOVE TOXINS, LIBIDO).
Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Everyone wants to know how its possible to reignite your Libido after 30. Well it is possible, the fact is if your body is detoxing daily, reducing stress and relaxed, you are in the best state for enjoying sex. And guess what, sex helps you release more toxins through vaginal and penile ejaculation. Yep women ejaculate too. It is natural process for a healthy vivacious female body to ejaculate, thus releasing stress, enhancing relaxation and promoting sleep. Before the little yellow pill, I did not want sex, hardly ever. Now, I can have sex every day. Sometimes a few times a day. How about you?
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Did you know something as simple as stretching combined with nutrient-rich supplementation can enhance libido? I will teach each lady how to engage her own unique precious body to target and relax her muscles. In my Private class, I will teach you key stretches to promote relaxation and enhance libido. Free Sexy Saturday Calls at 10am. Write a comment or send me a message to get more information for the Free Call. I want to thank Luly B. for all her inspiration, motivation and support. I would not be spreading this story without her guidance. I was stuck in my Bubble hiding my story, I wanted to share but felt ashamed or unsure of myself, Luly helped me find my voice and share the truth of my pain and healing. I also want to thank BNI and BNI Gables Rainmakers for welcoming me into your community. I absolutely love waking up to see you all Wednesday mornings, it isn’t a hardship for me to wake up extra early and share my story.
Back to My medical history BOOKs, each doctor has a BOOK unique to their profession detailing my non-hypochondriac issues. I actually am dying to read my files at all my Doctors, what the heck were all my symptoms, I remember some, the more prominent ones but I am sure there were more. I looked at my HUGE file last week, during my visit with Dr. Guell for my annual. Ladies you need to go to your annual pelvic & mammogram, this prevents cervical cancer and other issues. I might have spent my life at doctors before, but now, I only go to my annual. Of course, I go to my annuals for all my specialists, which is quite a few. My gastroenterologist Dr. Angel Veloso and Dr Alexander Veloso-(hubbies bestie). My gastroenterologist is married to one of my best friends and personal psychologist bestie, Dr. Elda Kanski-Veloso. I love each and every one of them and thank them personally for my journey to wellness. There were some doctors that failed me, those that hurt my soul and broke me down, specially the statement “hypochondriac.” I know your name and so does my mom. I won’t say your name as respect to my parents. Most of my doctors remain the same. I have had to change my primary 3 times over the years (1 because he called me a hypochondriac).
Let’s get down to the facts, my copayment for any Physician is $50 a visit and my prescription co-payments range from $10 to $50 and add all those harmful OTC vitamins and antioxidants I used to take. Add this shit up people, If I was going to 5 doctors a year approximately 6 times each, that is 30 visits a year at $1,500 (it was more but lets keep it simple). Now, add $1,500 plus copayments and OTC stuff, that is over $2,000 and I was only getting worse. Then my holistic journey began, oh boy was that expensive, I spent $10,000+ in 6 months getting IV glutathione, Vitamin C and individualized treatments. Little did I know there was a less expensive alternative waiting for me. Fast forward to now, my little yellow pill combo pack costs me $150 a mont , and its healing my body, why would I want to spend the same money and go to the doctor. Heck no, I’m not a hypochondriac, my symptoms were all real and I can honestly say they are pretty much all gone. Those that linger are rare and fare between. So there it is I spend LESS now $1,800 on keeping myself healthy than $2,000 in copayments and junk. This is a HUGE difference from Chronic Pain (right side of body), Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, EDS III, ACL repair, GERD, IBS, Frequent UTIs, Frequent Yeast infections, Severe Menstrual Cramps, Allergies to pollen+, Allergies to creams and lotions, Allergies to FOODs, Latex Allergy (aka Condoms and gloves), Vaginal Sensitivity (Soaps, tampons, maxi-pads), Underarm sensitivity (deodorant), Labial Abscess, Bartholind Cyst (OUCH!), Migraines, TMJ, Periodontal Disease, Biliary dyskinesia, Frequent Sinus infections, Nerve damage, Piriformis syndrome, Sciatica, Hip tear, Thyroid nodules, Syncope and Fibroids. To Name a Few Lol, that is a mouth full isn’t it.
Now I want you to think about your current situation. How do you feel? How much are you spending on doctors and medications? Is it truly helping you feel better? Are you spending more time at doctors than enjoying life?
Now Repeat after Me: I Deserve it, I want it and I am worth every penny! So what is stopping you from living the healthy, energetic, vivacious life of your dreams.