Phoenix – a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet. At the end of it’s life-cycle, it ignites; burns fiercely and is reduced to ashes… from which a new young phoenix arises… reborn anew – to live again.
I was initially diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Quickly after diagnosis, I was told I didn’t have Lupus. Within a few short years, I was again diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease – in my case, a combination of Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. As many of you with autoimmune disorders are aware, there are other diseases that “piggyback” on the main autoimmune diagnosis (ie: thyroid problems, Raynaud’s syndrome, IBS, etc.), which I also was diagnosed with several.
I have a pre-med B.S. degree as well as an M.S. in DNA/Serology. Because of my educational background, I was able to research medical journals and understand better the pathology of these diseases, how physiology is affected, and also learn of a way to reverse these diseases. I worked with M.D.s to go through a Functional Medicine approach.
To date, I have successfully reversed my autoimmune issues for years now… and have risen from the ashes into a new, healthier and better life!