It was April 1, 2011, in Berlin, Germany, when I passed out behind the wheel while driving home. Unconscious, I drove onto active train tracks. The train zooms by every nine minutes in both directions. The conductor was able to stop the train and radio for rescue. I awoke in the ambulance, after being given a glucose injection. Confused, weak and sweat-drenched, I was begging and crying to go home. I did not understand where I was, or what was happening. I did not know this crisis would be the first of many life-threatening emergencies and mark the beginning of my healing quest. My body, mind and spirit were crying to go home to my authentic self. I am now on that magnificent journey.
In late December 2010, I felt the need to perform a self breast exam, it was something spontaneous, and to my surprise, I felt a small, hard mass in my right breast. I quickly went to the doctor, and after four days, I received the bad news: “malignant carcinoma in situ” in the breast, grade 1, one inch in diameter.
I guess one could say I am a spirit of the barefooted and blackberries. From the time I was a tiny sprite, I’d get pickers from the berry bushes and calluses on my feet from days on hot summer cement and sand. Looking back I believe it was my carnal attempt to connect back to the earth, to connect with what is present and before us. The growing vines of our youth have a way of meandering into our memories and taking hold of our senses, reminding us of what we know to be our core and taking us back to the heart of our own matter.
It all began in October 1997 while living in New Jersey. It was there that three members of my family got Lyme Disease from tick bites, all with varying symptoms and degrees of illness. My quest for a cure encompassed 10 years, three states, 11 different doctors and eventually had a happy ending at Hippocrates Health Institute.
I am a 41-year-old mother of two and grandmother of three. I need to tell you about a wonderful new supplement that the Hippocrates store is carrying. It is called Meltaway.
Growing up in New York State in the middle of the 20th century offered me all of the poor dietary choices and bad life style habits that America had to offer. When becoming a teacher, I further saw the slow health deterioration of my students.
In February, I arrived at Hippocrates Health Institute for a three-week stay. I knew that I would learn a lot about nutrition, lose some weight, and come home feeling rejuvenated. Little did I know at the time that my life would dramatically change forever… and for the better.
About five years ago, I took on a career assignment and moved from downtown Chicago back to my hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. When this opportunity came along, I was a successful Marketing and Sales Professional and loved my life. With that said, I had always felt that I’d meet my dream man when the time was right, get married and have a child. That hadn’t happened yet, so when the opportunity came to relocate back to Minnesota I thought maybe it was meant to be and everything would fall into place. So, I took a chance, packed my bags, and headed north.