Friday, October 25, 2013

A New Beginning!!!

As many of you know, over the past 3 months I have been going through an incredible transformation! So many people have asked what I am doing that I thought it would be easiest to share here. Let me back up a little bit first. In January 2006, my family and I decided to take charge of our health so we embarked on a weight loss program and joined a gym. It was such a wonderful time, feeling that we were finally on the right path, eating in a way we then believed to be healthy, exercising and losing weight as a family. For 6 months we were just enjoying life and then we got sick. Very sick. I was the first to be rushed to the hospital where I was told I'd had a stroke. I was 42 years old. Things just got worse from there. I went through years of "mystery illness", seeing one doctor after another with each one giving me a new diagnosis from MS to Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Parkinsons, Chronic Lyme Disease and just handing me a bunch of pills with the explanation that "these things just happen". As I continued to get sicker, my neurologist referred me to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in the dead of winter! I could barely walk anymore and it was a very scary, sad time as I gradually lost hope of ever being healthy again. As the years passed I tried many different treatments including mainstream medicine, herbs and supplements and I would sometimes find something that would help a few symptoms. I was thrilled to have some sort of life back but I never experienced true healing nor did I feel I ever would.

July of this year I attended a crochet conference where my roommate and wonderful friend Kimberly was doing a nutritional cleanse. I didn't even ask her a thing about the program, I just wanted what she had! She was full of energy, she felt amazing and she looked incredible. She was healthy and I wanted that too!

I began nutritional cleansing on July 26, 2013. By the end of the third day my symptoms were gone. Every last one of them....gone! I knew from my years of research that this program just made sense! Put the good in, take the bad out! When I had lost the weight in 2006 I didn't know that toxins were stored in fat cells. As I lost weight, I went into toxic overload! This picture reminds me of the insurance commercial that is on television all the time - "It's not complicated".

So tomorrow will be 3 months since I reclaimed my life. I can't even begin to put into words what that feels like! I wake up each morning excited to start the day and I leap out of bed. For years I kept my walker at my bedside in case I couldn't get up without some help. Those days are gone! I even did a cartwheel about a week or so after I started. It has been absolutely incredible and I know I have the key to remain healthy. I am so grateful and I feel so incredibly blessed! Obviously, I have been telling everyone I know about this! Why wouldn't I? It brings me so much joy to pass this on and watch my friends experience the same healing as me! My husband began the program about 2 1/2 months ago. He has been through so much medically and it is absolutely fantastic to watch him heal and be able to do things he couldn't previously do! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more! Nothing makes me happier than to share this with everyone I can! You can message me on Facebook or send me an email I would LOVE for you to feel this great too!!!


  1. I can see from your pictures, wellness. A nutritional cleanse...? I'll look into this. Thank you for sharing your story...Stay well...:)

  2. would like to read more...I'm struggling with post-complete's awful and no one has any frustrating.
    Enjoying reading / trying your crochet patterns!

  3. Please send me a message at my email address above. I would love to give you all the details. It's time for everyone to feel GREAT!!! :-)

  4. Hi Tammy,
    I have come to your blog through Kathryn Vercillo who has shared your story. After admiring your crochet designs for a long time, I am so sad to learn that you and your family have suffered so much but also so happy that you have found a healthy path and can celebrate the results with such vigor! I agree with you that good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices are the key and your experience is proof. :-) Thank you for reminding me that toxins are stored in body fat (that is why a low fat diet is healthy too because the animals that we eat also store toxins in their body fat) but I never thought about the 'rebound' effect of losing weight. Thank you for sharing your news about nutritional balancing - I will share it with my friends. Most of all I wish to send happy congratulations to you and your family because I know what it is like to be bedridden with chronic illness and appreciate your huge achievement. I am so thrilled that you are enjoying the light at the end of the tunnel. :-)