All my life I've been active. Running, bicycling, swimming, etc. and I NEVER supplemented - BIG MISTAKE. The bottom line is that if you don't keep your 'mineral tank' filled it's going to run out! It's just a question of when. The more active you are the sooner IT WILL happen!
I compounded my problems when I developed arthritis in my lower back. I made the mistake of taking NSAID pain relievers (like Motrin, Aleve, Tylenol, etc.) for the pain. Unfortunately, by the time I learned that NSAIDs tend to eat cartilage, especially in your knees, it was too late the damage had been done. Mine were pretty much bone on bone by the time I learned that little secret (that the medical community and drug manufacturers seemed to have forgotten to tell us poor schmos).
For the last several years walking and standing has been excruciatingly painful and I avoided stairs like the plague! For the last two years I've walked with a very distinctive limp.
I'd been on Prilosec since 1994 for gastric reflux and I'd been totally unsuccessful at finding a natural replacement. My blood pressure was 185/120 for the last several years. My heart felt like it was doing gymnastics in my chest. I needed to take a pill every night to sleep. I felt like I was falling apart. All those years of activity without replenishing my supply of nutrients was beginning to take its toll. Honestly, at the beginning of 2012 I didn't think I was going to see 2013! I was beginning to get my affairs in order just in case.
I thank the Lord for Dr. Wallach and Youngevity! I first learned of Youngevity in 1996 when I was helping a friend put on Y2K Survival Shows. One of the table holders at one of our shows gave me a 'Dead Doctors Don't Lie' cassette. I've never heard anything that made so much sense! I've been studying health and alternative medicine for years and it all clicked for me! Dr. Wallach had the missing pieces to the health puzzle and he knew exactly where each piece belonged in the bigger picture! The only problem was that the distributor who gave me the tape hadn't put his contact info on it so I didn't know who to get in touch with. All these years I knew that one day I'd start using Youngevity products; I just didn't know what it would take for me to get really serious! I finally called the company in 2010 and asked if I could be signed up as a distributor since I didn't know any. They signed me up and I ordered a bottle of plant-derived colloidal minerals. My first attempt was pretty half-hearted. It wasn't until early this year (2012) that my health got so bad that I knew I HAD TO DO SOMETHING! In April I decided to do whatever was necessary to turn my health around. I bought my first months’ worth of Youngevity products and my life started looking up with the first dose!
Within a few weeks my heart had given up gymnastics and my blood pressure was back to normal. I stopped taking Prilosec the same day I started the Youngevity products and I haven't had any trouble as my reflux is totally gone! I began to sleep like a baby without the assistance of pills. Every day I feel better and I think of something else that has stopped hurting or is working better!
I also lost 25 pounds in the first two months without trying and my gray hair is returning to its natural color!
Health Issues I’ve Reversed with Scientifically Based, Clinically Verified Medical Nutrition:
High Blood Pressure (185/120 to 99/77)
Degenerative Disk Disease
Irregular Heart Beat / Arrhythmia / Possible AFIB
Arthritis (back pain so bad I couldn't bend over the sink or put my socks on without sitting down)
Lost weight (70 lbs in 13 months)
Joint degeneration (knees)
Rebound Congestion - (hooked on decongestants) gone!
Poor Sleep (constantly waking up to urinate)
Sciatica (pain shooting down my legs had been unbearable!)
Got off my CPAP (for sleep apnea)
Sleep like a baby (after almost 20 years of not making in through the night)!
Gastric Reflux (on Prilosec for 20 years) - gone over night!
Bags / dark circles under my eyes are now disappearing thanks to IMORTALIUM!
Clarity of thought and concentration
I think of new things almost daily...
Plus, I’ve been able to:
Increase my energy levels greatly
Improve my outlook on life
Improve my financial outlook!
I want to start off my story which in April of 2017, I found Dr. Glidden from a you tube video on Chemotherapy. I knew from seeing other friends family and Acquaintances who followed this protocol did not last long and had horrible side effects. After watching Dr. Glidden's radio show and his description of the 12 bad foods I was always open minded and began the journey of eliminating these foods from my diet. Also into the bargain I began to take the 90 EN on a daily basis. The Changes that occurred kept me going because the first symptom of really bad heartburn vanished. I was also prone to headaches daily. That also vanished. Following the 12 bad food list one naturally will move away from a high carb diet, to one high in protein and vegetables. Before even I had even noticed, I was being complemented on the weight that I was losing. I went from a 34 inch waist down the a 32 and the "beer belly" vanished. I also had ringing in the ears and back pain. I began taking extra calcium and Gluco gels and both of these conditions have been corrected. I also was running a blood pressure of 155 over 102 on a regular basis. One year later my resting blood pressure is 135 over 86!! My sleep is better, my mood is better, my sex drive is better, everything has brightened up and as a male who is 51 years old I'm looking forward to many more healthy years because of Dr. Glidden and Dr. Wallach!!
I have become a champion of the Naturopathic Doctor when it comes to chronic aliments, and will never stop. God bless these men and the work that they do.