Inspirational success stories from people who healed their chronic issues naturally. For these stories, we talk with individuals who struggled for years with serious health problems — from MS to Crohn’s to rheumatoid arthritis to psoriasis and many more ailments — and tried everything they could think of within the conventional medical system without success.
Then, each one turned to a holistic, integrative approach that focused on getting to the root cause of their issue rather than simply covering up symptoms. With this shift, every person we spoke with was able to find true healing through lifestyle changes and reverse their symptoms either mostly or entirely. They were able to find their healthiest self, without any of the side effects or risks that come with pharmaceutical prescriptions, invasive surgeries, or other medical procedures.
Read these stories to be inspired by what’s possible when you take your health into your own hands.
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How Sakara Life’s Whitney Tingle Healed Severe Cystic Acne with Diet
Whitney Tingle had struggled with severe cystic acne ever since puberty, and had tried seemingly everything to get it to go away, including some shockingly aggressive treatments laden with side effects. But nothing the doctors recommended worked, and eventually she decided she had to figure it out herself. She dove into the world of nutrition, searching for the best foods for clear skin, and discovered how connected diet is to every aspect of our health — a discovery was the catalyst for co-founding Sakara Life, a clean meal and supplement delivery service. Read on to learn Whitney’s full story, as well as the best foods for skin repair and more.
Former CEO of Aetna Mark Bertolini on How Holistic Insurance and Preventative Healthcare Can Fix Our Broken System
Mark Bertolini had worked in private health insurance for his whole adult life, and never considered any sort of integrative therapies. Then, two personal health crises showed him firsthand the importance of holistic healthcare and the failures of the current system. As CEO of Aetna — a role he left in late 2019 when he sold the company to CVS — he implemented sweeping changes that reflected his newfound viewpoint. Read on to learn about his own transformative health journey, how he changed the culture of Aetna, why he believes holistic insurance and preventative healthcare can help fix the U.S. healthcare system, and more.
Chef Seamus Mullen on Finding the Best Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Celebrity NYC chef Seamus Mullen shared his journey of healing rheumatoid arthritis naturally.
Jennifer Esposito on How 30 Years of Untreated Celiac Disease and the Effects of Gluten Wreaked Havoc on Her Body and Mind
For 30 years of her life, the actress, health advocate, and author struggled with a stream of physical ailments, searching in vain for a diagnosis and effective treatment. Finally, she found out she had celiac disease.
Dr. Taz On the Issue of Medical Gaslighting and How More Women In Medicine Can Fix It
Dr. Tasneem Bhatia (aka "Dr. Taz") shares how her personal health journey changed her treatment approach, the challenges facing women in medicine, and much more.
Extreme Side Effects of Synthroid: Gabriella Campagna’s Hashimoto’s Story
For a year, Gabriella Campagna, 32, struggled with fatigue, joint pain, hair loss, depression, and always feeling cold, but blamed the symptoms on the stress of post-college life and her dance career. When the New York City woman was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, she was prescribed Synthroid and sent on her way.
Birthday Reflections: Finding Your Purpose in Life Helps You Live Longer
On Adrienne's birthday, she did a simple 3-question exercise to determine her life's purpose and how to measure her success. Learn the exercise, read her results, and share your own!
Britt Martin on Using Seed Cycling to Heal Amenorrhea
Britt Martin, founder of FoodPeriod, shares her health journey and how she used seed cycling to reverse her amenorrhea.
How to Treat Lupus Without Medication: Rachel Winard’s Story
The founder of Soapwalla went from never being sick and having great skin to suddenly having all sorts of weird illnesses.