"It was very bad, to the point that I had the phone in my hand in several occasions and I was ready to dial 911. I was really scared!"
MY HEALTH STORY
I suffered from infections from a very young age, I remember being sick all the time, I was always taking antibiotics, and I was very skinny. I was taking all these drugs and antibiotics and they were not helping me at all, after years of being constantly on antibiotics I had the ultimate fix that the official medicine provides, my first surgery, at age 8.
In my teens there was nothing that I could do to gain weight; I was lifting weights, taking protein and weight gain shakes every single day, taking weight gain supplements, etc.
Doctors couldn't get me to be healthy, so, I suffered for many years with unexplained food reactions and digestive issues.
Then all of the sudden I gained a ton of weight in my 30s. I was married, working all the time, not sleeping, very stressed, getting sick all the time and still suffering from infections. At this point in my life I had been treated by 30+ different doctors, I had no health, and they were using the same recipe over and over again! Isn't this the definition of insanity?
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting to have a different result"
I realized that it was enough, my health journey had been insane, so I started to look for other solutions, and I started trying to fix my own health issues. I read every book that I could get my hands on. I talked to holistic doctors, naturopathic doctors, homeopathic doctors, chiropractic doctors, etc. I really enjoyed receiving all this knowledge, but it can get very overwhelming at times, and it's difficult to put everything into practice. Then at age 37 I hit rock bottom!
I had a big business with several offices over different states, but I was working all the time, I was having anxiety attacks, my stress level was extremely high, I couldn't sleep, I had vertigo and nausea almost every single day and night.
And now I had two beautiful little princesses and my wife to provide to. It was very bad, to the point that I had the phone in my hand in several occasions and I was ready to dial 911.
I was really scared! Hitting rock bottom forced me to see my health and my life in a different way. At this point I knew that doctors wouldn't help me to recover my long lost health. One of the first things I did to start tipping the balance away from sickness was to learn how to reduce and manage stress in my life. This was huge! Stress reduction, internal and external, is pretty darn important if we want to be healthy! Then, still at rock bottom, I made the bold decision to commit to a sports related goal, in my case I was missing sports from my life and I really needed the exercise. I said bold decision because I signed for my first triathlon race! Triathlon is three sports in one, it consists of an open water swim, and then a bike race, and you finish with a run.
For me this was really fun, like being a kid again! WooHoo! :)
"It's amazing what a healthy body can accomplish!"
With only weeks to train, I registered for the race and paid for the airline ticket and hotel. My commitment to race forced me to put my engineering mind to good use (I'm an IT and Electronics Engineer, and I'm trained to find the best solutions to pretty complex problems). My gift is to solve problems, and I do it by following a certain logic and by looking for the root causes. I applied all my research and knowledge in Health and Fitness and naturally supported my body in a holistic way.
The result was that from almost dying I went to get 16th place at my first ever triathlon! Oh, and this in the short period of 12 weeks.
I stopped going to doctors for their temporary fixes that involve toxic drugs, and at a consistent pace I have been improving my habits and lifestyle ever since (diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction and supplementation). Doing this allowed me to qualify to the 2010 ITU World Cup in Budapest in my age group after only 2 years of doing my first ever triathlon.
It's amazing what a healthy body can accomplish!
I understand now that nobody will care more than me about my health. And it has been awesome to be able to take control of my health!
It's been 9 years since I hit rock bottom, and after all this years, and after expending several tens of thousands of dollars, I now have multiple health and wellness courses under my belt, I also have several advanced certifications from amazing companies, oh, and I have tested hundreds of supplements. So, I could say that I learned a thing or two along the way.
I haven't visited an MD for 6+ years, and I have been antibiotic free also for 6+ years. And I don't get sick and I don't suffer from one single allergy!
I'm 46 and I feel better than when I was in my 20's!
Don't waste years and years of your precious life, and your hard earned money trying to figure it out by yourself, I can teach you how I did it so you can do it too, and you will do it a lot faster and a lot cheaper than what it cost me.
"I'm 46 and I feel better than when I was in my 20's!
Don't waste years and years of your precious life trying to figure it out by yourself, I can teach you how I did it so you can do it too, and you will do it a lot faster and a lot cheaper than what it cost me."