My life is no secret. I wear my heart on my sleeve. Share my pain. Share my triumphs.
The photo on the right was taken a year before I started taking doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack supplements (LLV). Vegan option available here
During my childhood, I was on high dosages of Ritalin from about age 7 to 11, then Adderall from age 11 to 17. Both about 60 to 80 mg. Now, it’s not recommended that children be put on stimulants over 15 to 30 mg more than 6 months at a time. For me, it was 10 years of neurological damage! I dealt with a lot of cognitive issues on Ritalin and a lot of nerve issues on Adderall. My health worsened the older I got. By the time I turned 30, I was left with facial tics, slurred speech at times, and always tripping over my own feet. I am 35 now. You might wonder why no one took me off of the pills. I was simply a child with no one to defend me.
I also dealt with bloating, constipation, & water 💧 retention, which went away. Just in 3 days, I noticed my bowel movements started to regulate. Within 2 weeks I felt great and like my energy was coming back. Within 1 month I was no longer bloated after meals or snacks. Then by 3 months of taking this I really felt the full effects. I started dropping weight and inflammation for good. My nerve pain also went away at this time. The inflammation also made my hair thin, but just within 3 months my baby bangs came in and my roots and part looked fuller.
It is my personal opinion that most women are overweight with inflammation and water, not just fat. If you feel puffy anywhere on your body (hands, face, feet, etc), I would almost guarantee it’s inflammation and NOT fat. But Esther, I feel fat. You might think you’re fat, but it just might be a deeper underlying issue. Most women I know are very hard on themselves about their weight. They go to the gym, try to watch their diets, but nothing seems to work. Like I said, sounds like it’s a deeper issue of what’s going on inside of your body. Low thyroid? Gut imbalance? I had both of those issues and the blood results to prove my thyroid issues. My thyroid is functioning properly now!
My hairline completely changed! DRUM ROLL!!!!!!!!!!
My body tends to hold on to inflammation because of the nerve damage I have…or is it had at this point? 😊 These vitamins keep my nerve damage pain contained 90%. I do have sciatic pain when my neck is out of alignment and needs to be adjusted. But in between adjustments the vitamins do keep the inflammation down and prevent me from becoming stiff. I do massage therapy for my neck adjustments, which keeps my sciatic completely at bay. I also no longer deal with MS hugs, painful facial and eye tics, or shooting nerve pain in my legs. Since I started Ritalin, my cognitive abilities dwindled. My short-term memory was getting pretty bad. I was beginning to get lost driving to places where I routinely went because I couldn’t remember the way. I would drive around lost, frustrated, and crying. I’ve had the nerve pain and tics ever since my Adderral days. They got progressively worse as I aged.
I have taken the supplements for 3 years now. I stopped for 6 months between the spring and summer of 2018 and all my pain came back. During that time, even though I felt better taking the vitamins I was going through a bit of depression. Just before I started taking the vitamins I had some very powerful breakthroughs in sozo counseling from childhood trauma. It changed my life and I am forever grateful for my experience and counselors.
What made me decide to not buy the vitamins was I honestly hadn’t realized all of my improvements from taking them. Aside from my hair, I honestly forgot how much physical pain I used to be in. I made the excuse that I couldn’t afford them and would rather spend my money elsewhere. Then all of the pain came back much stronger than before. I think that was God’s way of waking me up and reminding me of how much I overcame.
At the time it was July. I was writing for Nordstrom’s retail site on a 3-month contract. I had one unbearable week where I was in the most nerve pain I had ever been in. I had a painful facial tic and excruciating shooting nerve pain in my legs that lasted for three days straight. I would cry at my desk and listen to my favorite anti-drug psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Breggin for answers into my past.
Why did I have to go through that trauma? Why is my life so painful inside and out? Do I even have a fighting chance? Is my health where it’s at the best it will ever get? Is my current best this half assed version of my true self? I felt like my health was the best it would ever get and maybe I should accept my life. Then I remembered doTERRA. I got out of my depression and ordered the LLV pack during this terrible week of pain. I’ll have to deal with the cost if it means being pain free. I couldn’t have been happier and everyone I met in doTERRA was happy to have me back as a Wellness Advocate after my temporary absence.
Just to mention, when I first joined doTERRA I knew nothing about essential oils. I was at a spiritual conference where a sweet girl named Carly anointed me with doTERRA’s Frankincense on my forehead. I was instantly fascinated. I loved the smell and how it made me feel. She invited me to learn more about it during a one-on-one meeting with her. I told her I didn’t have the money, but I would let her know when. I started going to her church and we kept in touch. A year later, I reached out to her, but said I wasn’t interested in the oils unless they could help my aches and pains. She quickly introduced me to her up-line, that had a few holistic mommies, a life coach, and a midwife. The life coach and the midwife both suggested I try the LLV. That day changed my life and my health. I first purchased the Healthy Start Kit, which had Frankincense ❤️ among others. The next month I purchased the LLV.
Sozo counseling broke off a lot of negative mindsets during counseling I had about myself, but I still dealt with somewhat severe dips in mood from time to time. Honestly, this was normal. It’s a side effect of stimulants and something I dealt with since starting stimulants as a child. Just within a few days of taking the vitamins, those dark clouds of depression went completely away. I’m not a medical practitioner, but after a lot of research I really attribute this to the Frankincense in the supplement pack. My motor skills improved too and I was back to not slurring my words or stumbling out of no where.
In the process of keeping my pain down, I lost all the inflammatory weight I was holding on to. Plus I lost a whole shoe size and a half. When I tell people that they are completely shocked. The only exercise I do is go out and dance bachata or salsa. I MIGHT ride my ebike every once in a while. Before LLV I was a shoe size 8, but most ran too narrow for me. I thought I was a size 8W for so long, but 8W was too wide a lot of times. Even 8 regular was the slightest bit too long and left a some toe room, but was wide enough for my feet most times. I was stuck in between. After I lost the weight in my feet I went down to a 6 1/2. My feet no longer look puffy. I really didn’t know my feet were retaining water/inflammation/fluid. I did see them look puffy at times, but I really didn’t think too much of it. Then a few months into taking the vitamins, all of my shoes felt too big on me. That’s when I noticed the shoe size loss.
I love this product! I really appreciate that this is part of a network marketing program. Meaning I have the option to sell this, as well as buy wholesale by becoming a partner. You really can’t lose with such a legitimate product. My team & clientele base has grown over my time with doTERRA. I’m excited about growing my business and helping people achieve the health and healing that I have. Here’s to my future & yours 💋
If you would like to learn more about the supplements I take then click this link that takes you directly to the doTERRA product page. Here, you can read more information on the ingredients and the essential oils that are infused into the supplements I rely on every day.
Here’s a tutorial on how to become a doTERRA wholesale customer or wellness advocate. If you simply want to buy a product without joining, then just check out as a guest. Don’t forget to use my ID 5711692 when checking out! Much love!