Taking Control Of Your Health


A few years back I got really sick.  No matter what I would eat at night, my stomach would get bloated and hard for hours.  I would have to prop up two pillows to sleep because the food would come up on me.  The pain and discomfort was unbearable.  After countless doctor visits and invasive procedures, nothing was found wrong with me. The doctors said it was irritable bowel syndrome/acid reflux, yet my symptoms didn’t quite fit the diagnosis.  I was basically told ‘take these two pills and call me in the morning.’

Not satisfied with my treatment, I started to dig deeper and eliminate foods from my diet like dairy and processed foods.  At the same time, my cousin told me I should accompany her to a detoxification certification course in Sarasota, FL. I was desperate, so I agreed to go to see if I could find some relief. It was the best decision I’ve ever made for my health.  I learned about the power of raw foods and how our body can heal itself under the right conditions. It was what led me to a plant-based diet and today I write to you symptom free.  No drugs, no surgery. 

In the latest episode of Planted in Miami, we sit down with Rosanne Calabrese from Partners in Healing, a holistic wellness center.  Her story of healing from not one, but two chronic illnesses is a must hear.  I first heard her story in Sarasota during the training and it’s stayed with me for two years.  Rosanne’s story will empower you to take back control of your health and underscores the impressive capacity our bodies have to heal themselves naturally.

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