First things first
Autoimmunity is multi-factorial and complex, usually occurring as a comorbidity or concomitant (accompanying) state/s of dysfunction.
Autoimmune conditions are caused by autoantibodies that are 'attacking' our tissues, yes. However, the condition/s can be exacerbated by hidden or unknown factors. In other words, there are factors that typically keep us feeling worse than we should feel considering our circumstances. In truth this is very common for those of us with autoimmune conditions.
It is rare that a state of autoimmune dysfunction manifests as a singular, or isolated set of, symptom(s), or as a result of a singular factor. For most of us, our doctor has identified multiple possible labels and therefore assigned more than one diagnosis, often regarded as unrelated and separate. The challenge we face as autoimmune survivors is that our doctor's diagnosis does not tell us the 'why', it simply tells us the 'what'. Further, more often than not, our multi-diagnoses are, in fact, interrelated and not separate states of dysfunction at all. Although a doctors diagnosis is important information to have, it does not ultimately help us. This is where Mission Healing Engage comes in. First, we work to uncover the multiplicity of contributing factors; moving beyond the the 'what' (as previously diagnosed by your doctor) to find out the 'why'. Next, we address those contributing factors with nutritional, mindset, and lifestyle therapies to help lessen, alleviate and, in some cases, reverse the progression of further dysfunction - naturally. It is important to understand, however, with autoimmunity, there is no cure. But there are natural therapies that can help us to live and function more optimally. And, more importantly, no one therapy is correct for everyone. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing chronic dysfunction. It simply is not possible. Because of this, everyone will have varying and different results from any healing modality, be it holistic, alternative, nutritional, orthomolecular, or allopathic. This is why there simply are no guarantees. However, based on sound clinical and scientific evidence, there is reasonable expectation that most individuals will experience beneficial results from natural and holistic therapies.
Let's talk root cause for a minute
Yes! Of course your body can and will heal itself... that's what it is supposed to do. That's what it does and it does it automatically. It does not have to be taught.
So why do we develop health issues that compromise this healing process?
The problem comes in when your body becomes overburdened...
You see, your body is still working to heal and protect you, always. However, we do live in a different world than our grandparents, and even our parents.
Simply, in the modern world, we are surrounded by many, many environmental toxins from our food, from our water, from our air. It is the price of a 'developed and progressive' world.
So, the difficulty comes in when our normal detoxification pathways - which in the past were able to keep up with natural environmental toxins - become over taxed by synthetic or human-made poisons that have been incrementally introduced into the mix.
Our bodies simply have a difficult time keeping up, especially those of us that are genetically predisposed to autoimmune conditions or immuno-compromised. Now this does not mean that if one is genetically predisposed to autoimmunity that they are doomed. Instead it means we have to be more aware of the impact of our environment and take the necessary steps in being proactive to counter these things so that we can achieve optimal health, whatever that looks like on an individual basis.
A word on MHE's Healing Programs...
Signing up for one of our healing programs is an investment, not a cost.
It is an investment in yourself, your health, and the quality of your life for the rest of your life. Working with me will provide you with a new tool set that you will be able to use to empower, protect, and guide yourself out of future autoimmune crises; enabling you to know what to do and when, and how to handle the ups and downs and inevitable flares that come with autoimmunity. In short, instead of feeling helpless, panic, and that typical impending sense of doom and fear in the pit of the stomach when a new pain sets in or an old pain flares up, you will have the tools necessary to say "I know what I need to do to get through this as quickly as possible... I know how to take care of this. I know how to save myself from this!"
Let's discuss mindset and expectation
I want to ask you to take a journey with me. Not a journey to some far-off and distant land, but a healing journey that will take place inwardly; inside your mind, body, and spirit. As I guide you through a systematic and proven process, founded on scientific methods and sound holistic healing modalities, to finding your way back to health, reducing symptoms, and reversing the hidden and underlying autoimmune triggers that keep you stuck in a state of poor health, pain, and feeling simply awful.
Here's the catch. In order to take this healing journey you will need to be open and willing to new possibilities regarding everything you know about health, diet, and nutrition; including your likes and dislikes regarding food preferences.
I'm not saying abandon things you know work for you. But I am saying you must be open to the processes and to learning a new approach and skill-set that will enable you to achieve and maintain your health for a lifetime.
In order to do some deep healing, we will need to push the reset button on a life of learning incomplete or just plain incorrect information about what health is, what it looks like, and what it takes to achieve health. Because we are not concerned with 'health'... we are concerned with optimal health, YOUR optimal health... we are concerned about you being the most, and the best, and firing-on-all-cylinders you, that I know you can be!
But to get there, will require you to put away preconceptions and ideals, to make room to begin the most important personal work you will ever do for your life... working on the truth of your own individual and personal needs to achieve your best health and vitality.
Are you ready to take this journey?
I will be here the entire time to coach and cheer you on through all the 'scary' and unfamiliar territory, guiding you to a better, happier, healthier, more pain and symptom-free place!
My Commitment to You
If you are willing to give yourself to this process 100%, I will give you 100% in return. I will not give up on you! But there is a catch, you must be willing to do the work and hold up your end of the deal. I cannot do this for you, I can only guide you along the path to healing.
If you're ready to finally feel good again and to empower yourself and your life for the rest of your life... then let's get started because, quite frankly, you are worth it and I believe in you!
My Coaching Style
In addition to my professional training as a health-advocate partner, my mother is a board certified psychologist specializing in trauma-therapy. I guess you might say I grew up around the counseling 'biz' so-to-speak; immersed in an environment of compassion-based and collaborative-style listening, engagement, and fostering of a discovery process that is collaborative and client-centric encouraging diversity of ideas and viewpoints.
That's a long way of saying that, in my sessions, I strive to create a place of non-judgement, empathy, and compassion as the starting point to forging a coach-client relationship of trust and confidentiality.
Only from a place of non-judgement, where finding answers and solutions that work for the individual, can yield lasting results; not a cookie-cutter, one-size fits-all, top-down ‘expert-lecture’ model.