Live well with Christina
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Posts tagged Chronic Disease
Why Our Current Healthcare System Isn't Enough

Our Western medical establishment typically defines alternative medicine as any practice that doesn’t come from evidence gathered using the scientific method.  And while I believe standards and regulations to be crucially important when creating guidelines to treat human beings, (do you want your surgeon doing anything other than the gold standard?) I do believe this labeling creates a very limited viewpoint.

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Being Your Own Health Advocate

Have you ever gone to a doctor’s appointment with questions, concerns, and data you’ve gathered and left without being able to get a word in before the doctor had to whizz off to her next patient?  Or have you voiced concerns about your current treatment plan and asked for alternative options only to be met with a statement such as “this is how things are done.” Or maybe you feel like you don’t even know what questions you would ask your health care providers if given the chance.

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My Story [Part 2]

The diagnosis of a chronic illness can provide relief at finally having answers to questions, but it is only the starting point in the journey of returning to health again. I began this journey at 18 years old and never imagined all the places it would take me.  This discovery is my passion, my purpose, and what I want to share with you!  Whether you are living with a chronic illness or simply crave health and balance in your life, I want to guide you and show you how it is possible to find sustainable, attainable health by nourishing your body and mind.

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My Story [Part 1]

When I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder called Adult-Onset Still’s Disease (AOSD). I was a healthy, active highschool student playing tennis in the state tournament when I started to feel vague, flu-like symptoms accompanied by a low-grade fever.   I attributed it to long hours playing tennis, being worn down, having a bad cold.  I had never had any serious illness before and had no concept of what could be happening to me.

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