I have had every invasive test known to man. I have been tested for Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis … and NOTHING. The tests showed nothing. How could I be in so much pain and there be no medical explanation for it? I was devastated. For most of my life I have been very active. I was a runner and also enjoyed aerobics, biking, walking, hiking, yard work, and cross country skiing. But now I was having days where the pain was so intense, I had to limp at work, and by the time I got home, I would have to sit on the couch and have my husband wait on me because any movement was excruciating. The active lifestyle I had known had come to a screeching halt.
Despite test results that came back normal, my rheumatologist wanted me to start taking medication for rheumatoid arthritis; but the medication side effects were numerous and frightening. I knew it was time to take a different approach. With the support of my husband, I began researching holistic medicine and its emphasis on nutrition. I read literature from medical doctors who reported that 80% of all office visits were unnecessary and could be avoided through lifestyle changes in diet and exercise. As I searched for answers, I discovered that ApparentPlan and Nutrition Ignition had teamed up to teach nutrition classes. Nutrition Ignition is a program designed by Pediatrician Anne Kelly to start individuals on a pathway, one baby step at a time, to better health.