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My Journey to Vibrant Health

In March of 2004, just a few weeks after my 36th birthday, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and lupus.

Initially, I looked to the medical system for a cure but quickly realized the specialists couldn’t help me.

According to the medical community, I had an “incurable” autoimmune condition, and it was getting worse despite the “standard of care” treatment options given to me.

Unsatisfied with the medical options and the complacency of the doctors from whom I sought help, I began my healing journey. 

I wanted to go beyond “living well with my autoimmune disease,” and I could not imagine needing a lifetime of support protocols to keep the condition at bay.

I wanted to find the cause of my illness.

I wanted a cure.

Naturally curious, I became my own scientist and an advocate for my health. It took four years of research on the precursors to autoimmune conditions until I was able to identify the many factors that led to my cluster of symptoms.

What I discovered was that I didn’t develop my autoimmune conditions overnight. It took me years of living by the emotions of stress. As a survivor of childhood abuse, my dysregulated nervous system had become the perfect setting for dis-ease. My chronic negative emotional states had depleted my vital life force and drove unhealthy habits that eventually wore my immune system into the ground, turning on the genes for autoimmunity.

To heal, I would have to shift the conditions that made me sick.

My personal healing experience taught me that optimal nutrition was the foundation for vibrant health. I wanted to know more, so I enrolled in a holistic nutrition program at Clayton College of Natural Health.

It wasn’t long before other women noticed my transformation, and I began to receive requests to help them with their chronic symptoms. 

In September 2008, I opened a holistic nutrition center in Taos, New Mexico. Most women who came to the center were interested in weight loss and hormonal balance. Not surprisingly, after a few months on an individualized nutrition program, many were able to transform chronic conditions such as Hashimoto’s, PCOS, and diabetes.

After success with a few hundred clients, I wanted to impact more lives, so I created a program called The Women’s Empowerment Program. It was a 12-week online nutrition program designed to help women discover what foods, thoughts, and substances contributed to their unwanted symptoms.

The program was very successful. Every woman who followed it learned what they needed to shift in their diet and life. They found their healthy weight, but more importantly, they eliminated their chronic symptoms and got their lives back.

In 2010, I enrolled in a 2.5-year practical, functional medicine program under the direction of Dr. Charles Gant at the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics, which The College of Integrative Medicine has since acquired. 

In the program, I learned the science of how to calm the nervous system and restore health by correcting the core systems of the body.

In 2014 I published my first book, The Thyroid Cure, which is the most comprehensive text on the triggers for autoimmunity and how to heal naturally. 

In 2016 Rodale Publishing found the book and acquired rights to sell it through direct response channels. They didn’t change a word of the text. It has since sold over 150,000 copies worldwide, and over 2000 conventionally trained medical doctors have read it and recommend it to their patients.

Today, after working with thousands of people, I have learned that every person diagnosed with an autoimmune condition can get better. I am devoted to sharing my breakthroughs with you so you can do the same.

It’s my mission to provide doctors and laypersons with the irrefutable science of natural autoimmune recovery. 

There is no magic treatment, pill, or supplement will cure your illness. 

To heal, you must release the conditions in your life that make you sick and find your joy! 

The good news is that your body knows how to heal, and it will naturally move toward vibrant health when you give it what it needs to thrive. 

My programs have helped thousands of people not only recover from autoimmunity but find vibrant health!

I am here to share what I have learned through my books, courses, and exclusive one-on-one programs.

I invite you to join me in Empowered Recovery.

You are worth it!

Love, Michelle