Happy international women`s day one and all. I thought I would take this day to share my story.
I`m Eve, Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, mother, partner in crime to a wonderful man and child of the universe.
Several years ago, I got really ill.
I was told when my little girl was very small that I had a genetic condition that would affect everything made of collagen in my body. Well - that`s just about everything from your eyes, heart, intestines, womb, skin, joints and everything else in between.
I used to faint A LOT. My brains messaging system to my blood pressure was a bit wonky. After many stays in a neurological hospital in London, it eventually was figured out and I was told that I had Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) and Hashimotos. This had been worsening over the years and started to rear it`s head in my 30s. A bit like a car starts to go a bit wrong as it gets older.
At one point things got really bad for me. I literally couldn`t get out of bed. Every time I was vertical, I would faint.
I thought my life was ending, it was THAT bad.
The fatigue I felt was like I had been hit by a bus. It was truly awful. Initially, I succumbed to the diagnoses and went down a hole of depression about it. Life felt really like an uphill battle.
One day I was given a book all about the power of nutrition. It changed my life. I thought it was worth a try and I stocked the house up with ingredients I`d never heard of and so many fruit and vegetables! I bought a nutribullet and was juicing like crazy.
After seeing how many people end up crippled with EDS, both with joint and organ problems, I decided that was NOT the route that I would take.
I reassessed my life to see what was actually important and got rid of anything that caused stress or anxiety. I took natural supplements and gradually my light inside started to glow again.
My recovery wasn`t fast, but it happened. There`s still things I work on absolutely every single day and I still faint a bit, but i`m in a place of vitality now, thriving, thanks to the power of nature.
I retrained after this to help others. My EDS really affected my fertility and I was so lucky to eventually have a successful pregnancy with my little girl. Because of this, I was naturally drawn to women`s health, fertility and children`s health.
I absolutely love making a difference to everyone I help, and there`s nothing more joyous than receiving a text message from one of my ladies telling me that they have finally conceived.
I want you to know that when you are given a diagnosis, you will need a period of adjustment where mentally you have to delve into the details of it, and probably scare yourself senseless. But after you have gone through this process, you can move on from that and start to explore other avenues regarding your health.
Sending you love and health as always,
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