Autoimmune Health Transformation Success Story: Breaking the Sick Cycle

by | Aug 13, 2021 | Lupus Blog | 0 comments

Before joining the Autoimmune Health Transformation Program, Julie had tried numerous diets, programs, and treatments. Each one would get her a little better, but she’d eventually end up repeating her old patterns and old ways. Because of the mindset work we focus on in the Autoimmune Health Transformation, Julie’s noticed her transformation from the inside-out, and she’s finally found a program she’s sticking to! Not only is she transforming, but she’s noticing those around her transforming too just as a result of her transformation Journey,

“ Dr. Connie”  – Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, Julie. I’m just giving you some context. So, last week, I hosted an auto-immune virtual retreat, and I believe you were a part of it in March. And that’s when you signed up. But, I’d like you to kind of share your testimony as to how this program is different. As you said, the reason you signed up for this program is that I think you really resonated with my message. I know you come from a very extensive background in holistic medicine, integrative medicine, energy medicine, supplements, diet, functional medicine, but they all only marginally helped you. 

And you knew you’d be repeating the patterns if you didn’t get things right from the inside. As a result, nothing you do on the outside will heal you on the inside if you don’t change on the inside. So, given that, tell me about your experience so far in the program and what you’ve accomplished.

“ Julie” –  Well, I tried everything. And in trying everything, I always sabotaged it. I always returned. I’ve gone on a series of elimination diets. All of these things have been done by me. After that, I’d feel great for a little while and all of a sudden I would just sabotage it and go right back to my old ways.

But there was always that nagging feeling that something was missing. There was always something there, and I never altered on the inside. I still lacked self-assurance. I still hadn’t figured it out. That’s what I believe, and I’ve never felt good. I was usually unwell. I couldn’t stop hearing myself. There was no vitality. I was always in a terrible mood. I don’t even recognize myself; I’ve been a walking zombie for years.

“ Dr. Connie” – I just want to say something because now that I’ve gotten to know you a little better, I want to make sure that people understand that it’s not that you weren’t trying to improve, but I believe that there were a lot of circumstances in your life that took precedence over your personal well-being. You let the people in your life or the conditions in your relationships come before you, and your patterns were always self-betrayal, and pleasing everyone else while your health deteriorated. And this became a recurring pattern. Then you notice that things are changing as a result of our time together. Do you fully agree?

“ Julie” – Yes. I recognized what drew me to sign up for you. Even though it was a huge move for me and one that I struggled over because I’d tried so many things. In the past, I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars. And since it sounded awful, I couldn’t even tell my husband because he’d say, “Oh, another one. She’s going to spend all this money on and then abandon it.” However, this struck a different chord with me. It seemed as if it tapped into something deep within me. And, yes, it is correct. It was because, even though I was changing, I didn’t tell anyone in my family about it.

They began to say things like, “Wow, how come you’re sticking to it? You’ve never been able to stick to a plan before.” People were noticing things about me, but I didn’t tell them at first why I was changing.

It’s because you utilize the whole-body method. You make us reflect on our understanding of who we are, where we came from, and where we might go, much like the mind-body relationship. And, believe it or not, I’m still a work in progress. Another thing is that you are there for us at all times. This isn’t just therapy. It’s a medical professional. It’s as if you’re everything – you’re the real package. That’s what fascinates me. Also, I could call you up, even though I felt like I shouldn’t because I didn’t want to bother them, but you immediately responded, and always says that  “No, that’s why we’re here”. You have a team that is always there for us.

Your yoga is incredible. It’s not just one small item that will make a difference. It’s a big holistic approach.

“Dr. Connie” – So, Julie, if you were to say something about yourself, are you getting to the stage where you are highly aware of your previous patterns? Because, before the recording began, you discussed how, in the past, you would spin away and self-sabotage, reprimanding yourself and all the undermining negative things that have happened in your past. And now you catch it and are much more conscious of it. You also stated that these were Julie’s words. You mentioned that you’re fighting against old patterns, which are altering in and of themselves. I’d like you to weigh in on it.

“Julie” – Basically, yes. I see it as previously I would just wallow in my own misery. I’d wallow in my own self-pity, just beating myself down, and then I’d get so caught up in life and everything. And again, my health would collapse. It was almost like I had to go to when the fibromyalgia hit every time I went to the genuine sickness. That I’d say, “Oh, Julie, you’ve got to do something. You can’t get back on track with your diet or your supplements.”

But I never made the connection. It’s more than a piece of advice. I didn’t realize it was my thinking until today. What’s more, despite the fact that I’ve done it, I’ve also done a lot of cognitive-behavioral therapy, but I couldn’t see the connection. I couldn’t seem to get it out of my brain how to do it. Because I’ve tried it all.

“Dr. Connie” – You talked about, that one of the biggest hurdles that you had in your relationships, especially with your husband. And as you began to change, and seeing changes in those around you, can you kind of elaborate on the changes that your husband is making without you nagging on him?

“Julie” –  The craziest thing is that you indicated in one of your presentations a while back that when people change and become who they’re supposed to be, other people around them will change as well. They won’t be there otherwise. They won’t be genuine, therefore maybe they shouldn’t be with you in the first place.

And all of a sudden, my husband said to me one day, “This is the first time I’ve ever seen you stick with anything.” As he previously stated, he would say, “I’m in all of you. I don’t even know this Julie.” There was a time when I had to be quite clear about my demands and desires. There comes a point where it didn’t matter what he did to me anymore. I couldn’t believe how unconcerned I was.

That impacted him so hard for some reason that a man who never stated he would go to treatment is suddenly going to therapy. He’s bringing me mindfulness information and things that “you’re this doctor” and he’s bringing up the whole mind-body link to me. “Why don’t you read or listen to this with me?” he said. And I’m thinking to myself, “Who are you?” And I’m noticing a change in our relationship. It’s only been a few months since I was ready to pack it in and be alone. Despite the fact that I didn’t want to do it. That was something I truly didn’t want to do. But I felt compelled to.

“Dr. Connie” – Going back to where you were a few months ago, I know there are a lot of individuals who are on the fence about investing. They have no idea who I am or what this program entails. Do you remember the questions and the doubts you had before you went on a discovery call and chose to go ahead and do it? You’re sticking to your guns. You’re so delighted you said some parting words for those who are undecided about Cost of Sickness Vs Investing In Your Health

“Julie”–  I have to admit that I was sure that this was something I needed to accomplish right away. I already knew I wanted to do it and needed to do it, but the expense came up. But I’m in Canada, so US dollars aren’t the same as our money right now. And I thought to myself, “Well, I’m not up to it.” I was afraid I won’t be able to. I thought I was just going to blow it all again. I wasn’t even sure of myself.

Then, all of a sudden, I thought to myself, “Wait a minute, I’m worth it!” I also had some money set aside from my mother, and I told her, “This is exactly what I need to do.” I’m not sorry in the least, since this is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. It’s something I wish I’d done 20 or 30 years ago.

“Dr. Connie” – But, as you so eloquently stated, it was an investment. You took a different approach to it. Because my question to you was, where would you be in three or five years if you don’t do the exact thing you should do. It’s not particularly strange, but I believe it was the inner knowing, you’ve just been persuaded. It was because you listened to your heart.

“Julie” – Yes, I listened to my logic because I honestly believed that if I didn’t do something soon, I wouldn’t be around for much longer. I was already thinking in those terms. With the state of my health and the way my body is failing, I wouldn’t last any longer. I’d have to make some serious changes. Despite the fact that I didn’t have a diagnosis indicating that I was dying, I just felt like it on the inside. If I kept going, I felt like I’d only have a few more years.

“Dr. Connie” –  That is how I feel about your perspective on life right now.

“Julie” – I’m sure I’ve got another 25 0r 30 years in me. It’s something I’m still working on. I’m not there yet, but happiness is a process. It’s not like it’s a big deal. You just have everything, and I get it. It’s the things you’ve taught me about the yin and the yang, about the good and the evil, and it’s all very new to me. It’s all very self-reflective. I only wish I had known this years ago, but I do now. I’m also at work.

“Dr. Connie” – To recap, this program is a hole in the wall, not a wall-holding program. It’s quite well-balanced. It entails putting all of the puzzle pieces together. It’s a part of the diet. It’s all about the testing. I only serve as the bridge between your medical care and your holistic treatment. We focus on the subconscious and conscious minds, as well as the contemporary functional medicine component. Of course, there’s the ageless knowledge. Then we adapt and grow, and the cycle of life continues, so you can continue to hear and have all the skills you need to heal. That is to say, you now live in the hope of things improving.

“Julie” –  Definitely. Well, I’m starting to have a sense of it. I’m more energized than I’ve ever been. I’m not sure when it was. Yes. I’m already noticing changes. Like I feel, and I know I’ve slipped up now and then, but this time I just say, “OK, that’s it, let’s get back on track.” Previously, I would simply give it all.

“Dr. Connie” – Transformation is a journey, after all. Now you see why it’s at your own pace rather than a month or three because else we’d be left spinning our wheels forever. 

“Julie” –  That’s an additional benefit to the whole year-long event. I’m always a little anxious that I’m going to leave; I don’t want the year to end.

“Dr. Connie” – I simply wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I learned so much from you, so much about you. You’re such a bright spot in the group; we loved you and truly support you. I just wanted to thank you, Julie, for taking the time to share your experience with the rest of them, because we have over 2500 individuals signed up for this round, and they’re from all around the world. So, I’ll see you at 4 p.m. for yoga.

“Julie” – Yes, Thankyou! 

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