In recent years I have become very aware of Crohns Colitis as it has affected a few members of my family as well as quite a few friends. I knew very little about the condition which seems to be becoming more and more common in the modern world.
I knew it could be diet related and directly affected the bowl and stomach but wanted to find out more, as I saw so many people I care about suffer with rapid weight loss initially, which in itself is scary enough.
A great friend of mine, Wendy kay Steel has been a sufferer herself but has been sharing her experiences online to help as many people as possible. I wanted to share her testimonial with my readers in case this disease relates to any of you. She has created a health routine to help US ALL remain as healthy as possible, as we face the many conditions society has to deal with.
C R O H N S – C O L I T I S
Hi I’m Wendy, 56, busy mum to three and live in North Essex with my husband and two little Bichons Bonnie and Margot. This is my story, 28 years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after having my first child but up until 7 years ago I had been in remission. Out of the blue in 2016 I became poorly and diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Colitis. I underwent treatment with steroids, immune suppressant therapy and finally an operation to remove a piece of inflamed bowel.
I had an ileostomy bag for 14 months then in April 2017 I had the 2nd of three operations, the large bowel removed, my rectum rebuilt and another temporary ileostomy bag. This was the lowest point in my whole life. My hair fell out and I lost nearly 3 stone in weight. Eventually in July 2017 I had a full reversal and I’m so happy to say I’m bag free and business as usual!
WE ARE WHAT WE EAT!
I know for many years I did not always eat healthily, skipped meals, drank too much, smoked and in general did not pay attention to my health! It was very scary to become so ill so quickly with no real warning.
I was introduced to a small range of products whilst in hospital after operation number one. The Juice Plus, raw wholefood nutrition capsules saved my life, being able to absorb real food and nutrients directly into the bloodstream blew my mind. I have been taking the premium superfoods and Complete protein for 7 years.
Without having a large bowel it is virtually impossible to eat many fruit and vegetables. I know I am flooding my body EVERY day with optimum nutrition because the products are bioavailable and absorbed on a cellular level (absorption is a struggle for anyone with bowel disease or similar gut issues) I now have the assurance that I am being nourished with 47 different fruit, vegetable & berries, for me this is everything!
The smoothies have been phenomenal in helping me gain weight and what can I say about our program Shred10, developed by Dr Mitra Ray it is awesome…. structured meal times, vital energy, fantastic recipes and shredding bit by bit our poor eating and lifestyle habits.
I believe I am a true testament to the Juice Plus products and their unequivocal benefits. I hope my story inspires, motivates and helps you all take a little moment to think about looking after you…
I feel better today than I did 15 years ago. Navigating the menopause, disease free, more energy, love my body again and just feel a zest for living a good life. SIMPLY
Question ~ Why do we wait until we are sick and health is in jeopardy before we do something about it?
Through adversity I found my purpose. A silver lining you may say. Simply Good Habits ~ My business. To help and support other women with a simple health and personal growth routine. A daily 1-1 mentorship, accountability and friendship.
We all need a cheerleader. We rise up by lifting others ♥️
For more information, please contact Wendy directly:
WhatsApp 07939 286230
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