Holistic Therapy - My Experience
ITEC Diploma Kingston School of Natural Therapies
in Anatomy Physiology Body Massage.
Diploma in Nutrition for Healthcare Practitioners.
I embarked on a spiritual journey having had an experience with the Holy Spirit in 1980, after being set free from Alcohol addiction! With the Holy Spirit I experience more joy, peace and love instead of hangovers and torment and depression!
At this time I also began to understand the Holy Bible.
Because of my very low immune system from birth, being bottle fed, receiving vaccinations and not the ideal diet containing too much sugar and dairy produce, I developed many childhood ailments. I had my tonsils and adenoids removed when I was seven years old (tonsils and adenoids are part of the immune system). Over the years I developed asthma, sugar and alcohol addiction, experienced slow learning, panic attacks migraines and depression.
I worked as a Medical Secretary before my marriage,and as a part time Auxiliary Nurse when my children were very young. This led me to study Nutrition and Natural Medicine in a much deeper and simple way. I just knew there had to be a more natural and long lasting way to healing and wholeness.
My journey to more wholeness began at the age of 44, after a very early menopause, when my endocrine system was exhausted! I had given birth to three healthy children, which was a wonderful gift from the Lord. However because of all the work this entailed, coupled with toxicity and nutritional deficiencies, my weakened immune system had taken a huge toll on my health.
I went to many Natural Health Practitioners to try and get well at this time in my life because I felt so ill. I spent a lot of money on supplements trying to get well, and which would probably have taken me around the world twice. I could have done this journey in a much simpler, quicker and cheaper way if I'd known then what I know now! Rather like the children of Israel, who took 40 years to get to the Promised Land, a journey they could have done in much less time if they'd been obedient to God.
Studying many of the works of the old pioneers of Natural Medicine such as Dr Bernard Jensen and Dr. Norman Walker has been such an eye opener. Especially with regard to fasting and detoxification.
I created some really messed up scenarios in my life because of lack of knowledge of God's Word, the Holy Bible, lack of knowledge of His love for me and ignorance of what the power of the Atonement of Christ has already accomplished for us. Also I had a limited knowledge of the best nutrition to nurture my body with, which is a temple for His Holy Spirit to dwell in. I'm still learning about relationships and continual forgiveness in the 12 step life recovery groups, and studying the Life Recovery Bible.
I try to keep my life as simple as I can, living in a small place and not having a huge amount of possessions. In the 12 step spiritual recovery programmes we have a slogan "keep it simple".
I now have an excellent food regime which helps to keep me fit, that coupled with regular exercise, swimming and walking and good restful sleep.
I have truly been reborn and give God all the glory. He says "My people perish through lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6). We are led into truth if we are really searching for our Creator with all of our hearts (Jeremiah 29:13). I am now feeling so much better spiritually, emotionally and physically after putting the principles I have learned over the years into practice!