Jean’s Story

Cause for Change

I began my raw journey to vibrant health on August 8, 2009.

As I look back it seems like a whirl wind of transformation.  I found myself asking why did I suddenly have the energy to make this life style change after being overweight and on the “Standard American Diet” for over 20 years.  Somewhere I heard the statement “Change only occurs when the need arises”.  If you look at nature this seems to be true.

In July of 2009 my doctor told me I had 10 weeks to get my blood to reflect results that were in the normal range.  If not she was going to put me on several more medications for diabetes, high cholesterol, my kidney and my liver.  I was already taking a blood pressure med, a water pill, med for Gird and something for a racing heart.  A couple of weeks earlier I was told by my Orthopedic Surgeon that I had hip dysplasia from birth which was causing inflammation and deterioration of my left hip joint.  It had been 4 years since my first visit and things were not getting better.  I had enough pain that I was looking at the calendar for a date to schedule hip replacement surgery.

I took a good look at myself and came to the conclusion that if I wanted to live to be 120 years old I would need to be in good health and taking a handful of pills every day in order to live a short life with disease, restricted, inflexible and in pain was not what I wanted for myself.  I had reached that pivotal point of opportunity for change.  My fabulous holy temple called my body brought me there!  It had been screaming at me for years but I chose to ignore it until this moment.

I am very blessed to have a good friend, Barbara Arbuthnot, who is my age, enjoying good health and not on any medications. She encouraged me to take responsibility for my own health and not just blindly go down the path traditional medicine takes you.  With the help of her holistic doctor, Dr. Andrea Rentea, Barb and her 25 year old son Jereme have experienced good health with few problems for many years.  Let me say now I am not against in general doctors, nurses, hospitals, medications, supplements, etcetera, they are necessary and I am glad they are around.

After looking at and studying alternative ways of treating my body issues for several years I was still attached to traditional treatments and medications from the medical establishment.  It does seem easier to just take a pill.  This way we don’t feel the symptom of the disease and we continue on with what is causing the disease instead of changing something to eliminate it.  I didn’t know what to do but I did know I wasn’t ready for more pills and an artificial hip.  This desire for change created an opening for the Divine and in rushed the people and situations I needed to show me another way.

What I want to convey here is this: change is not about will power.  It is about being motivated enough to change and often that does not come until your body brings you to that point.  It’s not until we become discontent with our issue or situation or in enough pain that we look for other answers and I am here to tell you we do have choices.