My Motivation To Become A Naturopathic Doctor
When I was 22, I escaped from a very stressful marriage, in which I was subjected to extreme physical and emotional abuse. Later, the side effects from the medication that I was taking robbed me of my good health.
One day, I was watching a segment of the Phil Donahue Show on OCD and agoraphobia. What a relief to learn that I was actually experiencing symptoms typical of OCD and agoraphobia! Thank goodness for shows like Mr. Donahue's.
I turned to alternative therapies and herbs for help with my health. That's when I learned that I had a weak liver and thin myelin. I first took LIV-A (now called Liver Cleanse), RE-X (now called Nerve Control), Evening Primrose oil, and Spirulina. My symptoms started to go away. Later, I changed the RE-X for STR-C (now called Chinese Stress Relief) and the Evening Primrose oil for Flaxseed oil.
Having most of my health restored profoundly affected my life!!! I began studying to become a Natural Health Practitioner. Through my work with others, I noticed that people with a weak myelin experienced symptoms of OCD and related conditions. The symptoms, fortunately, disappear when herbs are introduced and the diet changed.
I have been totally free of panic attacks, anxiety, OCD, and agoraphobia since 1992. Herbs and alternative therapies have helped me so much that I feel compelled to help others.
The heart wrenching stories that I hear from others are a constant reminder of the debilitating effects of OCD. That is why I have written a book on maintaining and regaining the health of the myelin through diet and supplementation.
My goal for this site is to do clinical (not double-blind) studies to get a better understanding of the scope of OCD symptoms and the protocol that I feel should be expanded and fine tuned. Once the protocol is proven, as I believe it will, I plan to make the information available to others to help them become OCD free.