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Why Choose Food as Your Best Medicine?

Written by: Emanuela Visone, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates.


My doctor’s words to me were, “Whatever you are doing is working, so keep it up and let’s retest in one year.” This news was music to my ears! I gave my body the right environment and restored my thyroid to normal. The mass and nodules had shrunk in four months, all using whole foods and plant-based supplements. Not to mention a loss of twenty-four pounds and had more energy than ever before. Woohoo! I wanted to scream this from the rooftops and tell everyone. I wanted to share my wealth of knowledge and skills to inspire others to do the same.

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How did my passion for naturally healing the body start?


That, I owe all to my sweet fur baby Sonnie, my then four-year St. Bernard.


In 2017, after two years of frustration trying to find a cure for his Irritable Bowel Syndrome, I found the solution I was searching for in my mentor. While asking God to use my fingers as guides to point me to the person who could finally teach me how to heal him, my prayers were answered. Within eight months, he was healthy and thriving again. This triggered my love for naturopathic healing and inspired me to pay it forward to other pet owners that were in the same state of hopelessness as I was. My eyes were wide open now. The simplest of recipes, yet one of the most valuable pieces of information, such as adding pureed organic zucchini and a celery stalk into his main meals, removed the mucous out of his stool and stopped his diarrhea.


This learning experience taught me how to balance his whole diet with plant-based supplements, thereby feeding his body the three biological requirements needed to maintain homeostasis.


In the meantime, there was a new dilemma on the horizon. My doctor shared that the nodules on my thyroid that were once under control had now increased. My thyroid was malfunctioning, and lastly, and most of his concern was that I developed from what the sonogram showed a heterogeneous mass on my thyroid besides the nodules. He wanted me to go to an endocrinologist and for a biopsy asap. I asked him why I had to see the endocrinologist, and he said they would prescribe thyroid medication. My reply was, “No way, I am not taking medication.” My doctor was taken aback by my refusal to comply and said, you really should go; this is serious. I left the doctor’s office, thinking, “Do I have cancer? Is this going to get worse? And how in the world did this happen?” I have always had perfect wellness exams every year.


I was tired of feeling so sick! I was tired of having no energy! I was tired of being told that medication was the only recourse I had for my life and health. I needed to get my immune system rebooted, stabilize my gut, and boost my liver elimination process and kidneys. I had all the tools and knowledge I needed to start my healing journey.


Once it began, I would check my lumps every day, and they were still there, that is, until a month later. I woke up that morning started the same ritual of checking the lumps, and to my amazement, I no longer felt them. I weighed myself, and thankfully I lost 12 pounds, and for me, that was excellent news since I am 5’3” and was at an all-time high of 151lbs. I was so frustrated that everything I tried on was tight, and I lost the sexiness that once boosted my confidence. My experience with healing Sonnie was the steppingstone I needed in treating my adrenal fatigue. No more menopause symptoms because I balanced my hormones in the process of my optimal healing.


On September 23, 2018, I checked my weight, and I went down to 139lbs and started getting my energy back. I gave myself three months before going back for a recheck, and when I did go, I got my Christmas present on December 26th. The latest thyroid sonogram showed and confirmed that my nodules and mass had shrunk more than half their original size. My blood results showed that my thyroid function was back to normal, and everything else was perfect again. (A copy of my results can be found at the end of my book.) My thyroid was still average at my next wellness exam and showed that the mass and nodules were gone entirely.


The hidden secret, which is not a secret at all, is your gut. Your second brain and all your ailments start with an unhealthy gut. Changing my diet to a wholefood diet and doing what I refer to as a ramp-up process with plant/superfood supplements as part of the healing process. It did not happen overnight, but healing the body naturally is a long process, and you must understand the healing crisis phase. I started getting my sexy back to feel my energy coming back, which made me so happy. I felt relieved that what I was doing was working.


I knew I needed to share this information with others experiencing the same things I had gone through. This system is a natural healing method that works on many degenerative conditions; you need patience. I am paying it forward and want to assist you in doing the same, assuring you, you will not regret it. I realized that many people out there like me are searching for a solution and feeling frustrated; I am here to give you peace and hope again.


I have devoted myself to sharing the knowledge that I have acquired throughout the years from personal experience and reading health-related books and articles. My goal is to empower and inspire you to get healthier, overcome degenerative conditions, and practice disease prevention. By reading my book Healing Through Nature’s Medicine, A Story of Hope, you will learn that you can achieve an incredible state of health and that only you can create that result. Only your miraculous body can generate the state of “Optimal Health,” and you are your own best doctor when it comes to the basics. Your state of health is truly your choice. The pathways you have available for achieving optimal health are what I will share with you in future articles.


Perhaps, you can relate to what I went through. Learning life’s hard lessons about health and possibly your experience related to learning about health could be like my thirst for finding a solution. I want to start by giving you an overview of my background. I am not a doctor nor a nurse. I am a certified health and life coach. My nutrition knowledge came from personal experience and mentoring from a woman whom I call my earth angel.


She has taught me a vast wealth of knowledge on healing the body using nature’s medicine. I was told so often that the Irritable Bowel Syndrome that was causing my sweet boy Sonnie so much needless suffering was incurable. Many are under the assumption that it is a fatal disease, but I am here to tell you that it is curable, and I healed my dog in eight months. Before meeting her and becoming a health coach, I was frustrated, felt hopeless, and confused about health. I did not know what to believe or what diet to follow. As for supplements, I took many from a B complex, a multivitamin, C, and E; in total, I took about ten different supplements daily. I was baffled because I still did not feel right.


Why are degenerative conditions present in the American population, such as heart problems, cancer, thyroid issues, arthritis, diabetes, etc., becoming more prevalent instead of less?


Children have more cases of cancer today than at any other time in American history. We have more doctors, hospitals, and money for research than any other country in the world. We have the best pharmaceuticals and supplements offered by labs. We have thousands of books on health and healing, so why are we getting sicker? How could something so profound and yet simple have been missed by so many? We are talking about dedicated experts from many prestigious institutions with millions of dollars focused on studying diseases, understanding the causal problems, and finding cures. The entire body is made from food, air, and water. This straightforward statement had profound importance for me and will for you as well.


Pay attention to what I will say and see if it makes sense to you, maybe even as much sense as it made for me. The quality of our health reflects in no small measure the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, as this is what our bodies consist of. That’s it, BINGO! When I learned this, I felt like I won the lottery because I became empowered for the first time. I am the one that controls the water I drink and the food I eat, but unfortunately, we cannot control the air we breathe.


The quality of the food you eat and the water you drink translates to your health quality. Quality foods give the basic building blocks to usher a state of higher quality of health. Of course, other things matter like exercise, attitude, relationships, recreation, stress management, mindful eating, and getting a good nights’ sleep for at least 7-8 hours. Mindful eating is one of the many techniques I teach my clients in my wellness program. But foods are the single most crucial element in creating the state called “optimal health.”


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Emanuela Visone, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Emanuela is a leading expert in restoring health and a Master Transformational, Health, and life coach. After 20yrs recruiting in the finance industry, she discovered her true calling for naturopathy and helping people and their pets throughout the US. The value she provides her clients has put them in a position to gain better health and live a more fulfilling life. Having restored her own health, Emanuela is excited to share her victory and help others do the same; from thyroid conditions, shrinking nodules, blood pressure, hormones, and much more. This inspired her to write her first book, “Healing Through Nature’s Medicine,” A Story of Hope. Having restored her St. Barnard’s health as well, Emanuela coaches many pet owners on how to become their own best healer. She loves spending time with her family and friends, the outdoors, and her deepest passion is helping others transform their health.

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