Dear Ann Marie, I came to you because of the success my sister had following your advice for her Rheumatoid Arthritis. I too have RA and was diagnosed 4 years ago with higher levels than my sister.
Upon coming to you I was unable to get out of bed in the morning without pain. My feet hurt so much that I shuffled down the hall barely lifting my feet. I went down the stairs in my home backwards because that was easier. I had trouble opening faucets, holding a crochet hook, and baking! I was almost 230 lbs and the numbers were rising due to lack of movement!
I was taking Humera injections, Prednisone, Hydrocodone (Vicodin) & Altram for pain and Leflonimide & Plaquinol for my disease. I was stressed over what all these meds were doing to my insides!
Since coming to you the end of September, you have taught me what foods are GOOD, and what foods were not, including what foods are supportive to my one remaining kidney, (which I lost to Cancer).
Ann Marie, you have encouraged and guided me through this process with your knowledge and love! You have showed me the importance of taking time for ME! You have taught me to be kind to myself when I slip and go off my food plan… and that there are good substitutes for what used to be my favorite foods!
Today, I feel amazing & I am down 22 1/2 lbs! I have chosen to stop my Humera injections and have not taken a pain pill in SEVEN weeks!! I am going to the gym with my husband several times a week and am riding the stationary bike for 1/2 hour!! My energy is through the roof! I am able to do so much more in the course of my day.
So, in closing I want to thank you! I am blessed and grateful to you for your continued love & support! Thank you for helping me find my way back to good health! I realize I am a work in progress! God’s not done with me yet! And I look forward to the rest of this journey…and traveling it with your guidance!
With love & gratitude, Catherine, Islip Terrace, NY