Breathing is easy. We breathe from the time we enter this world till the time we pass on. We don’t even have to think about breathing, it is something we just do.
But what happens when we do think about breathing? When we start consciously keeping track of the breaths we take in? When we start to really feel how hard the body works for air? Asthma happens.
I was told I had asthma when I was 8 years old. I got put on all sorts of steroid inhalers and Prednisone. My asthma was allergy induced by horses. Of course I grew up in a rodeo family and for me quitting was not an option. When I told the Doctor this, he looked me in the face and said, “you wont live to see your 18th birthday if you keep riding” He was 100% right! I was not going to live to see many more birthdays if I kept doing what he told me was right. I went on with the same Dr. till I was 19 and dying.
I could not be away from my nebulizer for more than 2 hours, My skin would not heal a cut, my balance was gone, I was sick on the couch. The doctor suggested me taking more prednisone and adding more drugs to my nebulizer.
The asthma was not killing me, the drugs from my doctor were killing me.
After yet another night in the ER, I was fed up! My mom found an alternative Dr. and off we went the next morning.
And so began my life of really living! Within 10 weeks I went from 10 nebulizer treatments a day, enough Prenisone to kill a horse, 3 or 4 antihistamines, and wearing face masks to ride my horse to NO nebulizer, no steroids, no antihistamines and no face masks!!
I am here and ever after a firm believer in alternative healing. I will not allow myself to be deceived by another Dr. who is getting kickbacks from drug companies. I will never again take drugs that debilitate my body to the point of no immune system, no strength and no balance. I will never again poison myself with inhaler shots. Drug companies and the doctors who use them are cruel. The whole cycle of buying drugs, making drugs, selling drugs is cruel! My daughter will never see a doctor who suggests that steroids are the only way to keep her alive.
Wake up people! As with the food industry and obese kids, it is the same with drug companies and our health.
How can we be healthy when we are getting stuffed full of chemicals and poisons?
I am proof that there is other options, healthier options!!
I went to the West Clinic in Pocatello, Idaho and saw Dr. Jason West and Dr. Hollingsworth. Watch the movie ‘Doctored’, watch ‘Fed Up’ and come the realization that what we are taught is sometimes not the best option!
Feel free to ask me more about my journey!!