I've always loved sports and been an athlete, super active. In high school, I started having "heart issues" where my heart would race and I'd black out. After going through all sorts of medical testing, from ruling out chronic fatigue, diabetes, asthma, and every heart condition imaginable, the doctors told me that nothing was wrong with me structurally, but that I had neurally mediated hypotension, or vasovagal syncope. Out of nowhere, I went from being one of the strongest on the field to being "the girl who might pass out on us at any second". Not cool. Emotionally, it took its toll. My identify was rocked and heart was broken that I suddenly wasn't able to do what I loved.
The doctors told me to drink a gallon of Gatorade a day and to take salt pills to help raise my blood pressure to prevent fainting. After a year of struggling through that, they put me on a medication to raise my blood pressure and told me I'd grow out of it. After college, the symptoms subsided and I seemed to have, indeed, outgrown it.
At 27, the same symptoms returned, but only worse this time. I couldn't walk from my work to my car, much less even think about exercising. It was terrible. I'd never felt like this in my life. I went to my family doctor who had overseen my care with this same issue as a teenager (he transferred me to the pediatric cardiologist specialists at Shands in Gainesville, FL). When I told him what was now going on, he said we'd have to go through all the medical tests again; start over. Only this time he'd transfer me to an adult cardiologist and see what's going on. I broke down. Of all the people in the world, my family doctor was more familiar with my case than anyone else. He knew the results of all the rigorous, pain-staking tests: nothing was wrong with me structurally! Yet, medically, the only treatment option was to start all over. I knew the medical route didn't have answers as to WHY I was feeling this way, only that they could tell me that something in my nervous system was causing me to have low blood pressure, that there was miscommunication between my heart and my brain, but that they had no way to fix it. I'd have to undergo so many expensive tests all over again.
Exasperated, hopeless, and physically unable to perform my job because of how inexplicably tired I was, a friend recommended Janine. At this point, I was truly desperate to feel better. Without knowing much about Better Life Nutrition, I set up an appointment with Janine.
My family was a little skeptical at first -- we come from a very medically-minded background -- but then they started seeing the results. I was fine! I started feeling better! For the first time in 13 years, I didn't have low blood pressure/vasovagal issues! NO OTHER TREATMENT had ever eliminated the problem; it only helped me manage the symptoms. For the first time, I was truly fine, healed and wasn't having to take medicine to simply "make it through". I was able to work, be active, and live without any of debilitating effects of vasovagal syncope. Essentially, I was able to be me again.
This was 4 years ago. Today, my entire family goes to Janine. Two of them are doctors in the medical field.
I am a wife, mom and athlete to the core. I feel like BLN gave me my life back. Medically, I was out of options, at the end of my rope. When the medical field had no answers, BLN was able to facilitate my healing!
I can't tell you how much I'd recommend BLN if you have any type of physical ailment that you struggle with. There is hope! You CAN feel good again, even when medical doctors with the best of intentions say you can't. You can be whole.