Many of you know that our family has been on a health journey this year. I already shared that I have lost 65 pounds and my husband Trevor has lost 35 pounds.
The one thing I have not shared yet is my ugly diagnosis of Hidradenitis suppurativa.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is an autoimmune disease – one that many people suffer with for their whole life. It is a painful disease, and truthfully, an embarrassing one. The sores are very painful, they look awful and they create sinus’ that leak and smell. Many people have surgery or spend their lives on antibiotics trying to fight this beast of a disease – sadly there is no cure. Many people go into isolation because of the disease.
I decided to use my diagnosis as a wake up call. The weight loss has been a bonus, but truly, feeling healthier is the best part. I eat well, I do not have “cheat days” and I use my essential oils faithfully. My disease no longer defines me.
The before picture below was not at the worst stage, I wish I would have taken a photo when it was at it’s worst, but truthfully I hates the way it looked and did not think of taking a picture at that time.
I am not saying that everyone who eats healthy and uses essential oils will cure all their diseases, and I am not saying I am cured. I am just sharing my story, my experiences. My story is long from over – this is just my journey so far.
You can follow along with my food journey on Instagram and if you are interested in joining a private Facebook group that my husband and I have, you are welcome! “Essential Oils with Trevor and Jody”
If you are interested in purchasing certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils, the link has the information on that.
This post is in NO WAY sponsored – it is my personal journey and story.