Read Valarie's Journey to Improved Health & Wellness
MY JOURNEY BEGAN OVER 5 YEARS AGO...
I've been dealing with chronic hives for over 5 years. When this began I went to my doctor, who in turn, sent me to an allergist who evaluated my condition. After a year of testing the allergist determined that my condition was idiopathic and there was nothing anyone could do. I was given a prescription for prednisone and told to take daily allergy medicine. I followed the direction as best I could, but I continued to have hives. The allergy medicine made the hives itch less, while the prednisone would make the hives less visible at times. Nothing was consistent.
I just accepted that I was going to suffer with hives for the rest of my life, but then things changed for the worse. Within the last year my hair started to fall out, I stopped menstruating, my scalp became so itchy I had to use a medicated shampoo daily, I developed heartburn, gained weight, and I was tired. I was sick of going to the doctor and emergency rooms for steroid shots, but I was even sicker of feeling tired EVERY SINGLE DAY, ALL DAY. My exhaustion was getting in my way and I wanted more energy.
One day I was talking to Kristy (full disclosure - Kristy @AlmandineWellness is my sister) and she said, "Val, let me try and help you. I think I can." So, in December we set off on this journey to see what would happen and the results are amazing!
Prior to our initial consult over FaceTime (we are thousands of miles apart) I had to fill out a few questionnaires. In our initial consult she looked my tongue and asked some questions so that she could develop a plan for me. Part of my plan included drinking more water, taking a couple of different herbs and a mineral supplement, and following a fairly strict eating plan for the first two months.
In less than 30 days my skin was clear, full, and hydrated. I was not tired during the day at all! I noticed my scalp was not itchy and my hives only seemed to appear if my immune system was down. Kristy and I talked each month and reviewed and tailored the plan as needed to make sure it worked for me.
It's now been six months and I no longer have heartburn, no itchy scalp, my menstrual cycle is back on track, my hair is thicker, and the biggest result, NO HIVES! As an added benefit I lost 25lbs!
MY DELIGHT AND SURPRISE...
Over the last 5+ years I have tried physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and multi-level marketing companies from friends that promote health and weight loss. While some of these things helped for a short time - my hives would be gone for a few days, I could use the medicated shampoo weekly instead of daily, and my weight loss would never "stick". I would just bounce from one approach to the next with little relief.
I really was not too optimistic that anything would change regarding my hives. No one was able to help with that issue, but Kristy never doubted that I could live hive-free. This was such a nice change from other practitioner approaches.
Kristy's consult was the best thing that I could have done for myself and I will continue to work with her as I rebalance my overall mind and body. I recommend her to anyone who wants to try another option in their journey for better health and wellness!!!