For years I have been a sufferer of migraines. Actually I remember getting them since the age of 6. As I have gotten older my migraines have worsened. I got them more frequent and with so much pain that they would make me vomit. My husband would have to drive me to the hospital so I could be given a shot that would finally take me out of my misery.
As a young mother it was hard. I felt like a bad mother because so many days I would just lay in my dark bedroom moaning and groaning. I could here my children making their own breakfast and getting themselves ready for the day. (My oldest was 4 years old) I remember her telling her little sister to “be quiet because mommy had a headache” this broke my heart. As the years went on the headaches worsened. I went to specialists, I had brain scans, I had tests done, and no doctor was able to help me. I was given more drugs and told that I just needed to learn to live with it. That was the problem I was not living I was just existing. I became depressed. I wanted to die. I wanted the pain to stop. The only things that kept me going were my 4 beautiful daughters. They needed me. I didn’t want them to grow up with out their mother.
So year after year I suffered. I lived on prescription drugs and over the counter medication. I don’t remember half of the drugs I have been on there has been to many to count.
I have worked, I have volunteered, I have been involved in my community and church trying to live a normal life and all the while I suffered.
I dreaded mornings because I knew I would wake up with a migraine. Usually I would wake up take my medicine and go back to bed until I felt well enough to get up. A lot of my medication was loaded with caffeine, which would make my heart race and make it difficult to sleep. I spent many a night awake…cleaning my house. Then in the morning it would start all over again. I knew that the caffeine was bad for me but I also wanted to be able to function and those pills made me able to cope with the pain. I started to think of it as “the lesser of the two evils”.
I stopped making plans, as I usually had to cancel. I attended my two oldest daughters weddings medicated. I have spent pretty much every holiday including Christmas medicated or in bed for part of it. Our vacations… I was drugged to be able to function. Drugs have been my life for over 25 years. The sad part is no doctors seemed to care or go the extra mile to help me they just kept writing out prescriptions.
In a month I would suffer 28 days out of 30/31 and that is not an exaggeration. And then I met Judith Cobb. I was volunteering at our church’s Family History Library. Judith was sitting beside me at a computer I was rubbing my neck and head and made a comment to Judith that I had a migraine. She then asked me a few questions about my migraines and then told me that she could help me. She gave me her phone number and told me to call her. I was desperate and thought I might as well give it a shot as nothing else was working for me.
A few days later I called her and set up an appointment. When we met on December 31, 2011, I basically told her everything that I just wrote and answered a few more personal health questions. Yes, I suffer with stomachaches and constipation, yes, I am always suffering with sinus congestion and I am mucousy especially in the morning. She then proceeded to tell me that she could help me but it would probably take a few years because I have been sick for so many years. Would I be willing to try? She told me my body was full of toxins and I would need to cleanse. She also explained to me that I would have to quit “cold turkey” all of my medications. At this point I started to panic. How could I live without my medication! She told me to stop any plans for the next few weeks while I got off my drugs, as this would be hard on my body and me. I agreed. She then told me what she wanted me to do to begin my treatment. Drink plenty of water with a pinch of sea salt at least 2 litres a day, eat lots of green vegetables, 3 servings a day, and she started me on some Nature’s Sunshine supplements. Oh yes, and very important rain or shine headache or no headache I needed to get outside and walk for 45 minutes every day. I agreed to this and she sent me home. Telling me to keep in touch thru emails.
It was hard for the first couple of weeks not to take my medication especially when I had a migraine. I needed to suffer thru them. But before I knew it good things started to happen. January I had 9 migraines. February- 7 migraines, March- 5 migraines, April 1 migraine and 3 headaches, May- 4 migraines and a couple of headaches. I have been taking Vitamin B6 under the tongue for most of my headaches and that seems to do the trick. Sometimes I don’t even take anything and just drink plenty of water. I wake up most morning feeling clear headed…that is a miracle in itself. I feel like I have been given my life back and I am looking forward to the future.
Each month when I meet with Judith she gives me something new to do to improve my eating habits and make lifestyle changes. All these small changes have made big difference to my health. I avoid sugar and white flour and have been experimenting with foods and vegetables that I would never have tried before. Even my daughters send me new recipes that they think I will like. They call me almost every day to see how I am doing my success is felt by them to. Its funny because for years they would only call me in the afternoon so as not to wake me, now they call me first thing in the morning because they know I will be up and awake. I have suffered for 40 years and it is amazing to me to know that most of my problems have come because of poor eating habits.
I am so grateful that I commented to Judith that I had a migraine that day in the library and that she was willing to take me on as her client and friend and share with me her knowledge of good health habits. Thank you Judith, I will be forever grateful to you!
I just want to give you a big vote of thanks for the help you have given me, over the past twenty years, or so, with respect to a healthy lifestyle.
Probably one of the most important links to good health was having you do Iridology on me, as I feel strongly that that is a very important tool, from which we can work In my case a 'lymphatic rosary' showed up, and you advised me to use the rebounder, on a daily basis, which I have been doing.
As well, you suggested using an exercise ball, with which we can do many beneficial exercises, and that I use, as well. I have been a Senior for a number of years, now, and really appreciate the advice you have always given me, as I think it is vital to keep our Golden Years' free of chronic illnesses, as much as possible, with stress kept to a minimum, too.
Thanks again, Judith, and I certainly wouldn't hesitate in recommending you as a qualified person, in assessing someone's health, along with treatments, including Nature's Sunshine Products!
Young at Heart Senior
Gordon C. Bjorkman
P. S. - I've always said that a 'Healthy Senior is a Happy Senior, and that's what I am!
Nov. 11, 2007
Allergy Reversals are wonderful!
My daughter (age 8) and I have had great success reversing our allergies with Judith’s help. My daughter had food allergies to fruit and oats. My allergies were more environmental (dander, dust, mold and pollen). After our very first session both my daughter and I noticed a big change. My daughter was not having as many rashes and I did not get my usual spring and fall sniffles. We have had a few more sessions since then to fine tune our bodies’ responses and we are well on our way to becoming allergy free.
I have to admit, when I first heard about allergy reversals I was skeptical, because it involved muscle testing and gentle tapping of different sections on the body to rebalance it when in contact with a small bit of the allergen. I did not try allergy reversals until my daughter was showing signs of food allergies. I had severe food allergies as a child and I did not want my daughter to go through life always scratching as I had as a child. We tried some herbal remedies to support her systems, but she still could not eat any fruit. I decided to try allergy reversals with her as a totally non-medical option for treating her allergies. I was pleasantly surprised when it worked on her. I decided to try to reverse my allergies and I was also amazed at how quickly they went away.
Allergy reversals are a very gentle way to allow the body to heal itself. I recommend them to anyone who is struggling with a body that over responds to foods or environmental stimuli. It is very freeing to be allergy free.
I would like to commend you for your skill and patience in facilitating my recent recovery from a five month bout with chronic diarrhea – and the bonus of ending diabetes.
I had been consulting a traditional doctor repeatedly about diarrhea from Nov ‘08 til March ‘09 with little abatement of the discomfort and frustration of racing for the loo several times every day and night. Sometimes I would not make it which resulted in a cleanup and disinfecting of the floor and walls around my toilet. During those long weeks, the doctor recommended Immodium and took me off the diabetes medication I was on – to no avail.
On the recommendation of a friend, on March 26 I came to you and the diarrhea was stopped THAT DAY. You took the time and had the expertise to carefully interview me and consider various options.
You introduced me to Silver Shield and several supplements, and adjusted my diet to a strict, one week regimen of Gloop Soup every three hours. Since I don’t cook, I hated the cooking and pureeing it required. However, I was highly motivated as I was seriously considering being forced to cancel a long-anticipated bus trip around Ireland eight weeks hence.
The first week produced excellent results as my gut returned towards normal, so my diet was gradually increased and varied. You reminded me of the importance of proper hydration and also, of chewing my food properly so carbs can get a goodly amount of enzymes in the mouth to start digestion, smaller bits of protein can be digested better in the stomach and fats in the gut. I had not known that improperly digested carbs will ferment and cause gas in the gut. I continued to wear a pedometer and aimed for 10,000 steps a day.
In four weeks I had dropped 15 pounds. My blood glucose test results had dropped to between 4.1 and 5.7 and have continued steadily in that range (when I refrain from a chocolate binge). I do not consider I have active diabetes any longer.
For me you have been a healer. I will continue to check in with you periodically. Thank you for changing my life and health for the better.