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 this Economist Used Spreadsheets to Heal Autoimmune Disease

How this Economist Used Spreadsheets to Heal Autoimmune Disease

Mette was 14 years old when she was diagnosed with her first autoimmune condition, psoriasis. She noticed three red dots on her neck, then woke up the next day covered in them. “The shock in and of itself was pretty disturbing to a young girl,” she told WellBe. This was the beginning of a decades-long struggle with chronic illness, which led to five more diagnoses, a ton of drug prescriptions, and, ultimately, the realization that she wasn’t far from death. That’s when she decided to take control of her treatment, find true health — and found a company, Mymee, that helps others do the same.
Holistic OB-GYN Dr. Anna Cabeca on Natural Fertility, Pregnancy, Menopause, and More

Holistic OB-GYN Dr. Anna Cabeca on Natural Fertility, Pregnancy, Menopause, and More

In a woman’s life, most of her most important and transformative moments revolve around her reproductive life cycle: getting her period, getting pregnant, delivering a baby, going through menopause. Yet many women have very little understanding of how these processes work, and most doctors aren’t interested in helping women optimize them to live their healthiest, fullest lives. Holistic OB/GYN Dr. Anna Cabeca wants to change that. Dr. Cabeca is a triple board-certified doctor, bestselling author of Keto Green 16 and The Hormone Fix, an expert on women’s health and functional medicine, and a mother who has her own powerful story to share. Read on to learn about the best natural fertility practices (including how she learned the connection between stress and fertility), how to have a natural pregnancy in a hospital setting, and much more.
How Sakara Life’s Whitney Tingle Healed Severe Cystic Acne with Diet

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

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.