Hi! I have always had problems with my health and was diagnosed in 1983 with Systemic Lupus. I was told I had a maximum of 10 years to live. By 1988 I was in pretty bad shape, and then God sent me a wonderful husband! He married me with 5 years to live because he said, "If this is the woman God has for me, I will take how ever much time he has given me with her." Well, he got together with my doctors and weaned me off of all the drugs they had me on (steroids, antidepressants, anti-inflammatories), made sure that I got at least 12 hours sleep a night and hired a house-keeper! I started to improve a little at a time.
In 1995, several things changed all in a short time. I was prayed over at church and we just asked that God would make me well so I could watch my kids grow up. Shortly after that the insurance company (I was on permanent disability) wrote me off as a bad job and paid us a death benefit on me. This was a great thing because it took off the financial strain, and it meant that I didn’t have to go to the doctor all the time and prove how sick I was! If you have never dealt with insurance companies this will sound strange, but it was a huge relief! We had also recently moved to the country and our house had a really deep well; we started growing some of our own food; and we started home schooling the kids.
Then, in 1998, I had my Gall Bladder out and I was one of the 5% who never digest again after this operation. I tried lactobacillus, digestive aids, pig bile, you name it. But I still spent at least a couple of hours every day down with cramps and diarrhea .
Still, I was feeling stronger all the time. I wasn’t as tired all the time, I started to spend more time outside doing things around the ranch, etc. I guess my energy level just started picking up and I stopping being too sick to go out. But I still had about two bouts of severe flu a year and I couldn’t digest much of anything.
Then, on October 4th, 2003, I was having lunch with some friends after church and I got sick to my stomach. My friend tore a check out of her checkbook and wrote three names on the back of the check: Primal Defense, Omegazyme and Perfect Food. She told me to stop at the store and get these three products on my way home. Well, I didn’t think we had time before I "really" got sick, and it was Sunday afternoon; where was I going to find a Health Food Store that was open? Well, on the way home, we noticed a Health Food Store and it was open! We stopped, my husband took the note in and handed it to the clerk and just said he wanted those things. We had no idea what they were.
On the way home I took one pill out of each bottle. Then I thought, "That was dumb!" Because I didn’t digest pills either! Well, by the time we drove the 3 miles home – I wasn’t sick anymore! I never got sick that day at all!
I was so excited that I called my other friend, Lora, who I have known for years and, who was in bed with breast cancer. I said, "Guess what? I found something for my stomach!" She said, "I don’t believe it and I’m bored. See if they gave you any information on it that I can lie here and read." So I looked in the bag and there was a catalog, which I asked one of my daughters to drive over to Lora’s house.
An hour later Lora called me back. They had a supplement in the catalog for cancer! Well, there is a long story here, but in the end it turns out that God has a sense of humor. The Garden of Life company let us open an internet health food store, Health Food Emporium, over a weekend so that we could get the supplement (RM-10) for our friend Lora. Lora’s story about what RM-10 did for her is amazing! But too long to write here.
Since we started Health Food Emporium and I started taking the Primal Defense (Pro-Biotic), Perfect Food (Whole Food Vitamin Supplement) and Omega-zyme (Digestive Enzyme) that my friend told me about at lunch on that Sunday afternoon, plus RM-10 (Immunity Booster) that Lora discovered, my life has changed. I have now lived 15 years past my expiration date, and I am now so much healthier than I ever was before! I can digest fairly normally as long as I stay on my products, and stay away from fatty foods. Plus, I don’t have those two bouts of debilitating, horrible flu every year anymore! I can even play with my grand children (yes, God is good. Not only have I lived to watch my kids grow up, but I have three grand babies and one on the way!!) Praise God for he is so good!
Here is a little bit about those products in case you are curious:
Primal Defense is a probiotic blend containing Homeostatic Soil Organisms (live enzymes, vitamins and minerals) designed to optimize the digestive terrain, bowel and immune system function. These unique micro-organisms in Primal Defense are shown to devour undigested matter, and eliminate yeast, parasites and bad bacteria from the intestines. Primal Defense contains the same nutrients used for thousands of years by some of the healthiest and longest living people in the world.
Omega-zyme is ESSENTIAL to anyone who suffers from digestive or gastrointestinal disorders! It aids in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, dairy and other difficult to digest foods. Garden of Life Omega-zyme contains over 20 different digestive enzymes to handle large quantities of sugars and starches, and contains up to 20 times more lipase for fat digestion than other leading brands.
I also take RM-10 (Immunity Booster). I have found that I almost NEVER get colds or the flu anymore, and I show NO symptoms of Lupus at all! Garden of Life RM-10 contains a combination of 10 organic medicinal mushrooms, and Uncaria tomentosa (Cat’s Claw) to aid the immune system in fighting Viral Disorders, Allergies, Asthma, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Cancer, Candida Yeast Overgrowth, Diabetes, Parasitic Infections, Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Eczema, Aids, Rheumatiod Arthritis, Lupus, etc! Test results indicate that Garden of Life RM-10 enhances innate immunity and exhibits anti-tumoral properties!
I also take Perfect Food (Whole Food Vitamin Supplement). It just makes sense to me that we don´t get enough vegetables in our daily diet, so we would naturally be better off if we add good solid whole food supplements that help to fill in those holes. Perfect Food contains over 45 Nutrient-Dense Superfoods providing over 100 minerals, Vitamins A, B, C, E and K, plus Perfect Food contains antioxidant complexes and Enzyme-Rich Live Foods.