Special Edition: Healers of Hilton Head Series
I am so excited to share with you the HEALERS OF HILTON HEAD SERIES!
My goal is to not only shine a light onto the amazing healers of the Lowcountry, but as a reminder for anyone listening to look for the healers in your own community! There are so many empowering and enlightening options available.
Today I welcome Laura Shofroth, motivational health consultant and founder at The Miracle of You.
“In 2005 I was diagnosed with an ‘incurable’ condition…called Endometriosis. Endometriosis in laymen terms are tissues that grow outside of the uterus and attach, adhering organs to organs and in many cases, growing and spreading. In my case, it had already spread to my spine and my gynecologist informed me that the never ending pain that I endured throughout the month was due to one of my ovaries being attached by fibrous tissue to my intestines. (I had already had two collapsed lungs and was terrified that the endo was going to spread to my lungs which she stated was a possibility). In fact, it did cause one of my lungs to collapse twice!
This was after a final diagnostic surgery that left me both with a bleeding cut inside that the doctor mistakenly had done, and left me walking with a cane for some time due to pain and the shifting of my organs during the surgery.
The diagnosis and prognosis of the eventual outcome was dismal. The doctors and all the research I initially gathered, gave me the same end result-a radical hysterectomy in which they would remove every female organ I was born with, and then I was to be given supplemental hormone pills, Lupron (a chemo derivative) and other medications for the rest of my natural life.
The hormone pills themselves had horrifying consequences to include hair loss, early menopause, loss of bone density as well as other ‘side effects.’ After some of my initial research turned up empty as to any known natural cure, I was faced with a surgery that no part of me could accept.
Please note that I also had digestive imbalances, thyroid issues, depression, fatigue, and more.
Some part of me inherently knew that because I was also caring for my ailing father who was terminal, along with being a full time homeschool mom, and in pain for the duration of the month, every month, all these things together had put me under a hugely elevated burden of stress.
Even so, my passion to cure myself became undeniable…to the extent that I absolutely refused to believe there was no cure.
To me, there was no other option but to believe that if given the right tools (vitamins, nourishing foods, minerals, detoxing, activity, and more importantly, changing my thought processes, the body could and would heal itself.
I found a book written by an author in England who supposedly had cured herself, and I bought and read it. I scoured the internet and learned about estrogen and the part it played in Endo as well as some cancers, and how much estrogen was rampant in so much of our every day lives! I also contacted a nutritionist in Denver, who had also cured herself of the disease.
Full speed ahead, I went off of sugar for 3 months, and I mean completely. Who knew how hard THAT was going to be and further, that sugar is in everything in the western diet! But, I was persistent and dedicated and pushed through. I spent countless hours researching the body, how to use foods as medicine, the dangers of toxicity & stress and was inspired constantly by the stories that I came across of people that were able to cure or overcome illnesses that were either deemed incurable or only controllable by medications.
In most cases, I found that maintaining conventional medicine intake had even worse or eventually dire consequences and side effects, than the disease itself! I only became more and more passionate about my health and was freshly invigorated by each step I took. I detoxed, juiced greens and other vegetables, only organic to reduce the pesticides & chemical burden on my body. I grew lots of my own food, I stopped using chemical products on my hair, face and body…my mantra becoming-if it wasn’t safe enough to eat, it wasn’t going to be put on my body.
Unbelievably, after just the first few weeks of my diet changes and the reduction of toxins as well as the journey to learn how to de-stress and have a positive outlook on life, I began to see major transformation in my health. I lost weight! I had energy, and the pain was finally, happily gone!
Continuing on the path, I went on to become a master herbalist. I used myself as my own test model and was amazed that I had cured my own strep throat through the use of raw garlic. The passion became my life and as I shared my story, and as people watched my own transformation, I naturally was able to help those around me. I then continued my studies to become a Certified Life Coach, and have continued to help thousands regain their health, happiness and balance in their lives.
The process was life changing, but even more so, it has been so inspiring and such an honor to help those around me, to see doubt or disbelief in someone initially, but then after taking small steps through my encouragement & knowledge to find their own steps for change in their own health challenges.
Hooked for life, I juice daily, use herbs for common ailments, eat as little processed foods as possible and encourage and motivate others. I went on to become a Health & Wellness Consultant, Certified Herbalist, Certified Life Coach, & President of the local Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Author and Speaker, & Certified Food Oracle Healing Deck Intuitive Reader.
As I learned more about the power of our mindsets and how it plays a part in both our health & success in our lives in whatever we do, I began teaching mind empowerment. Teaching people to develop a SUCCESS mindset in order to achieve anything they want is part of the change that brings total transformation to the whole ecosystem of the body.
We have control of our body’s health and well being, and most importantly, it’s not as hard as we think!”
Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunes, Blubrry, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also catch soundbites of our insightful interview on YouTube.
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