After months of very difficult “cleansing” for candida, everyone kept asking me if I felt better and every time I said “sort of??” I still knew something was wrong, and I didn’t know what, but I had a nagging thought that it may be thyroid- and hormone-related. I was absolutely exhausted, I didn’t even realize how exhausted I was until later. I couldn’t make it through a morning at work without wanting to fall asleep let alone a day. I had gained 20 lbs in under 2 years, after about 10 different elimination diets and other ways of eating that were apparently the “right” diet or lifestyle. I couldn’t exercise because I was too tired, all I could do was fall on the couch at the end of the day. But I was also a type A perfectionist – meaning I really just blamed myself for being lazy instead of recognizing something was wrong. I had done a ton of health research on my own and tried everything, and was still lost. I was uncomfortable in my own skin, felt like I could eat nothing but vegetables and still gain weight, and had no vibrancy or enjoyment of life anymore. I wasn’t sleeping, my adrenals would pump out shots of adrenaline every time I would fall asleep, and my amazing and supportive boyfriend was suffering as a result of my moodiness. I thought I was going crazy because my symptoms were so non-descript I often thought it was all in my head. I spent thousands of dollars at a naturopath who, despite pumping me with IV therapy and (natural) thyroid meds, did nothing to help my symptoms. I not only needed someone to give me educational health guidance, I needed emotional support.
When I emailed Jeanne and Josh I was absolutely desperate. I was walking on the street checking my email every 3 minutes to see if they had written me back yet and when the email came through, I teared up on the street. I just finally sensed that something was going to work, someone was going to know what I was talking about, and something in my life was going to change.
Working with Josh and Jeanne was very interesting – they had knowledge I have never heard of despite my hours and hours of research. They were confident in their knowledge and guidance, and knew what they had to offer was going to help me heal and make me feel better. And it did. The first thing they had me implement was something I had never tried despite its simplicity, and it turned every cell of my body around within a week. I had energy. I felt like I could actually work out! After that initial step, I soaked up whatever they told me and of course had some moments where I tested my limits and had one or two small setbacks, but I couldn’t BELIEVE how much better I felt. I learned how to eat for the rest of my life so my body would be in balance. I started sleeping, deeply. My body started using energy how it was made to use it, and started burning some fat instead of storing it. But not only did Josh and Jeanne help me with nutrition and health practices, they helped me with life skills, growth and development and helped me learn how to put myself first when I need to. Josh and Jeanne are like my fairy godparents, and working with them has been one of the best things I’ve done for myself, my life, my relationship. I cannot possibly recommend working with Jeanne and Josh more – it is worth so much more than the cost.