Birth Year 1966
Gender Female
Country Canada
Please summarize your healing story in 100 words or less Severe and sudden joint pain came into my life after a very emotional stressful year at the age of 50. Within 3 months I went from being a strong, vibrant and active woman to being nearly disabled with inflammation, pain and fatigue which was later diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition. I was just coming up to the freedom years and they were looking anything but free! At a rock bottom moment I KNEW that this could not be how my life was meant to turn out. I decided I was going to figure this out and not stop until I did. Being an engineer, I put my problem solving skills to work, researching, experimenting, charting and graphing. Over the next several months and years I tried various natural modes of healing like food, lifestyle and mind-body medicine. Eventually I became healthy again and now my passion is to help other people become empowered in their health too.

Health Challenge

What is/was your primary health challenge?

Autoimmune Disorder

Can you be more specific?

rheumatoid Arthritis

Year diagnosed


Current health status

Condition is stable or shrinking

Year you healed or became stable


Type of Healing

I never used ANY conventional medical treatment and yet still healed.

How was your health challenge diagnosed?

Imaging (CT, PET, MRI, Mammogram, X-ray, etc), Blood Testing


Do you ever plan to try conventional medicine?

No, never

Check any of the 10 Radical Remission factors you've tried:

Diet Change, Herbs & Supplements, Increasing Positive Emotions, Releasing Suppressed Emotions, Following Your Intuition, Deepening Your Spiritual Connection, Increasing Social Support, Finding Strong Reasons for Living, Taking Control of Your Health

Check any other alternative treatments you've tried:

Energy Healing (e.g., acupuncture, reiki, kinesiology, etc), Exercise, Massage, Sleep (getting more of it)


Briefly describe your diagnosis method and conventional treatments, including their timing. Did they help at all?

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis based on CRP, rheumatoid factor and x-rays. Although I am under the care of a rheumatologist, I have not taken any conventional treatments. Luckily, my rheumatologist has been supportive of my personal choice in my path back to wellness.

Please tell us your healing story in as much detail as you would like:

What became evidently clear to me as I focused on healing was that conventional medicine solutions did not address root causes of illness. This led me to functional medicine and eventually I left my 30 year engineering career to become a functional medicine certified health coach. As I continued my research and learning, I came to understand that underlying my illness was a lifetime of perfectionism and people-pleasing resulting from limiting beliefs stemming from childhood. These created stress in the body which eventually reached a tipping point, changing gene expression and resulting in rheumatoid arthritis. My genes were responding to a stressful environment of not only physical stressors, but stressful thoughts and feelings. Now I tap into my personal power - which we all have - to release inflammatory foods, thoughts and feelings so that I create a positive environment for gene expression. Always a work in progress!

Do you have any thoughts about what may have caused your health challenge in particular, or what causes it in general?

I absolutely believe that my illness was a result of stressful thoughts and feelings. When we are stressed, and our nervous system is constantly in flight-or-flight mode, all the autonomic nervous system operations become inefficient which then causes breakdown in the physical body and turns on genes for illness. I have worked with many people with rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions, and this seems to be a consistent theme. When I help them release stress, their symptoms subside. Releasing stress can go a long way in prevention and treatment of chronic conditions.


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