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 Alisa Vitti Found a Way to Reverse PCOS
When she started college, she gained 60 pounds. It took her seven years to get her diagnosis: PCOS. Now she’s helping women approach their hormones in a new way.
How Lyme-Literate Doctors Saved Ally Hilfiger from the Psych Ward
Imagine suffering from range of ailments that totally controlled your childhood and then having a psychotic breakdown at 18 that led to institutionalization. For Ally Hilfiger, now 32, that was the reality of the bulk of her childhood. When she was 7, Ally Hilfiger was bitten by a tick, but not diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease until 19. For all those years in between, she had to deal with severe fatigue, joint pain, difficulty retaining information, fainting spells, shooting pains, migraines, and serious anxiety attacks. No one could figure out what was causing her physical and neurological complications.
Phoebe Lapine on Managing Hashimoto’s and SIBO
Phoebe Lapine found out she had Hashimoto's thyroiditis at age 22, and after many ups and downs, managed to heal naturally. But then less than a year later, she was diagnosed with SIBO, and a whole new journey began.
Joy Fennell on Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis Naturally with Diet
After she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and prescribed a regimen of powerful drugs, Joy decided to take control of her health. Through lifestyle and diet choices, she found her path from bedridden to thriving.
If You Want a Holistic Pregnancy But Are Planning a Hospital Childbirth, Here Are 6 Things I Wish I’d Known
A WellBe team member shares her story of a hospital childbirth after a holistic pregnancy, and what she wishes she'd known before.
Kelli Tennant’s Journey from Star Athlete to Fibromyalgia Warrior
Kelli Tennant was a Division I athlete and in the best shape of her life when suddenly she became bedridden. Over the course of 13 years, she overcame an incorrect fibromyalgia diagnosis and found health.
How Holistic Nutritionist Elissa Goodman Avoided Chemo and Beat Lymphoma (Cancer)
Holistic nutritionist Elissa Goodman talks with WellBe about how she healed from Hodgkins lymphoma without chemo.
Finding a Holistic Way to Manage Crohn’s Disease — Without Meds
When Courtney Maiorino was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, she was told she'd be on medication for the rest of her life. But she decided to find a different, holistic way to manage this serious disease.
Nitika Chopra on Improving a Lifetime of Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Nitika Chopra struggled with severe plaque psoriasis and arthritis for decades. Her journey to wellness spans two continents, many different disciplines of medicine, and both the body and the mind. Watch (or listen to) her inspiring story.