My journey to vibrant health
In March 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 two “incurable” autoimmune conditions, and I 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.” 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 a scientist and an advocate for my health. It took four years of research on the precursors to autoimmune conditions until I could 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 with 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.
I realized that I would have to shift the conditions that made me sick if I were to heal.
My 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 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 the 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 recommended 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.
No magic treatment, pill, or supplement will cure your illness.
To heal, you must release the conditions that make you sick and find your joy!
Your body knows how to heal and will naturally move toward vibrant health when you give it what it needs to thrive.
My programs have helped thousands of people recover from autoimmunity and 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!
Michelle Corey is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Nutritionist, Healer, and the author of the best-selling book, The Thyroid Cure.
As the founder of The Vibrant Way and the creator of the Autoimmune Rewired Program, she has helped thousands of people worldwide heal from conditions conditions such as HPA axis dysfunction (adrenal fatigue), Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Stress Induced Hypothyroidism, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis (AK), SIBO, IBS, IBD, Allergies, Sensitivities and Mast Cell Activation.
As a trailblazing force in the realm of medicine, she is devoted to awakening individuals and the medical field at large to the truth: autoimmune conditions are curable, and with the right approach to treatment, everybody can heal. By bringing this common sense autoimmune methodology to a larger population and partnering with forward-thinking medical organizations, Michelle and her team intend to make the eradication of disease the norm, not the exception.
Michelle studied holistic nutrition at Clayton College of Natural Health and completed a comprehensive 2-year practical program at Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics. Michelle is an advisor to the Functional Medical University, and a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, A4M, and the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants.