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 Health Coach Manages Her Type 1 Diabetes

How This Health Coach Manages Her Type 1 Diabetes

When Lauren Bongiorno was seven, her mom began noticing that something seemed off. Lauren was constantly thirsty, going to the bathroom upwards of 10 times a night; she was cranky, a departure from her normal happy self; and she was inexplicably losing weight. A visit to the hospital left her with the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, setting off a years-long journey of learning to manage the disease she calls a “24/7 job,” and finding an unexpected career path in the process.
Using a Symptom Tracking App to Heal 6 Autoimmune Conditions

Using a Symptom Tracking App to Heal 6 Autoimmune Conditions

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.
Amie Valpone on Finding the Root Causes of Chronic Illness

Amie Valpone on Finding the Root Causes of Chronic Illness

Imagine gaining 40 pounds through the course of a single day. For Amie Valpone, a case of edema— swelling caused by excessive fluid trapped in the body’s tissues — started her on a medical journey that took 10 years to resolve. Valpone went to top hospitals and doctors to try to figure out what was causing her legs to swell, but no one could pinpoint and resolve the issue. On top of that, her body would become inflamed when she ate and she was put on multiple antibiotics for a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and candida.