"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” Hippocrates.
In Terese's own words...
"From Chronic To Cured started as a blog website and Facebook page in August 2019, to chronicle my progress while I did the Medical Medium’s Thyroid Healing Cleanse for three months, what would be my last of many attempts to recover from chronic health issues.
I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis (under-active thyroid) in 2001, and more recently diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in 2014. This was triggered by the immense stresses that occurred through caring for my very sick husband, Matthew, who passed away from Young Onset Dementia in August 2015 at 36 years of age.
My MECFS symptoms developed leading up to the period that Matt started to show signs of Young Onset Dementia, got worse through the stresses of his rapid declining health while caring for him for almost two years, and continued long after he passed away.
In hindsight, I think caring for Matthew and being driven to learn and understand everything that was going on with him, so I could advocate for him and try to understand something that was pretty unfathomable, was the tiny spark that led me to where I am today.
I could not help Matt. I couldn’t save him. I felt helpless. I couldn’t find his answers. I felt out of control.
Despite how terribly unwell I was, and how I felt like actual death…I was not dead! I was alive and Matt wasn’t, and I could not let his death be in vain. Because, in all honesty, he would kill me if I did!
So I set out to live again for the both of us, and I have.
I had been told that there was no known medical cure for both my illnesses, and I would just need to manage the CFS and take medication to control the Hashimotos for the rest of my life. I could not work and my days consisted of resting in bed, headaches, joint pain, brain fog, inflammation, and not even having enough energy to feed my daughter, let alone myself.
I had never been happy with the advice from my doctors to just manage my systems, and so I decided to take it upon myself to try alternative therapies to see if they improved my energy levels, as I was sick of being sick and not being able to play with my growing daughter, Ellie.
So I started to research the effect of toxins in the environment and household on humans. I attended workshops to learn about lowering my toxic load which could be contributing to my body’s symptoms. I swapped out all my household and body products to natural products or made them myself from natural household ingredients.
I also researched how my nutrition and water intake could have been affecting my day to day wellness, along with researching a breakthrough redox signalling cell support supplement and other natural remedies to boost my immune system. I even researched if there were others who had recovered from my conditions and what it was that they did.
I became a sponge for information to take back that sense of control, but it was a slow process.
I began to improve in my body and symptoms by lowering my toxic load and utilising the redox signalling supplement. But it wasn’t until I discovered the root cause of my CFS and Hashimotos Thyroiditis that really helped me heal fully! A friend recommended a book called Medical Medium, by Anthony William, which suggests that the root cause of many chronic autoimmune illnesses are viruses, in particular the Epstein-Barr Virus. This book basically described the last seven years of my life and suggested ways to starve the viral cells and balance my gut to improve my health! Well it was a massive light-bulb moment that raised my sense of control over actually being able to heal myself to a whole new level!!
I fully recovered from CFS within 6 months and have maintained that for 2 and a half years now! I had found the missing piece to my health puzzle! I now wake up every day feeling rested, have a shower, clean my house, make wholesome ‘clean’ foods, walk most days, attend social events, play with my daughter, and finally have the energy and clear brain function to start my own wholistic wellness coaching business to help others