Curing Hashimoto’s and lupus
Awakened by an Illness
In 2004, I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease. I already had symptoms that would later be diagnosed as lupus. All the doctors told me three things:
No one knows what causes autoimmune disease.
There is no cure.
Let’s wait and watch for things to get worse.
I didn’t want to believe what was happening to me. How could I be the victim of a mysterious disease that had no cure?
Deep down, I knew my life was a mess. I harbored resentment from an abusive childhood and I tolerated an unhappy marriage. I was unfulfilled in my work and I was chronically stressed out.
The diagnosis shocked me awake. I quickly realized that my symptoms of chronic illness were my body’s way of saying, “No!”
I had gradually become accustomed to a toxic lifestyle. Like the proverbial frog in a slowly heating pot of water, I didn’t realize it was harming me until it was too late.
A voice inside told me I could cure my condition but that I would have to jump out the hot water.
And so I did. I got a divorce, quit my business, left my home in California and moved to the mountains of New Mexico with the intention to transform my life.
Empowered by Wisdom
I was determined to heal. If the doctors couldn’t figure out how to cure my condition, I would do it myself.
I researched everything I could find on autoimmune disease. I discovered that conventional medicine had few answers and no effective treatment for autoimmunity, which is the basis for over 100 conditions and affects as many as 100 million Americans—75% of whom are women.
I spent six years and over $100,000 studying and testing different treatment protocols, diets and mind-body therapies. I attended healing workshops and retreats. I poured over medical journals and read literally hundreds of books on natural and integrative approaches to healing. I participated in healing ceremonies with healers and shaman from all over the world.
Everything I learned confirmed what my intuition told me from the beginning: my illness was a result of multiple physical, emotional and spiritual issues that I had ignored for too long.
The science was clear: chronic autoimmune conditions are caused by triggers such as chronic emotional stress, poor gastrointestinal health, nutrient deficiencies, compromised liver function, infections and toxins.
If I wanted to heal, I would have to address each trigger.
Inspired to Heal
I realized that I was responsible for my life and my health, and that I could change if I wanted to. In the beginning, it seemed like an insurmountable task, but I was deeply committed to get better! I imagined myself in a healthy, beautiful and vibrant body. My dream of health was reflected back to me each time I saw a healthy, vibrant woman in the store, in a yoga class or walking on the beach. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my dream of health would eventually become my reality. I was on the path to empowerment!
Following my inner voice, I took the best of what I had learned, created my own healing program, and addressed each of the areas in my life that were out of balance. The more I persevered, the better I got.
In July of 2009, despite my doctor’s prognosis, antibody tests confirmed I no longer had Hashimoto’s or lupus. I felt vitally alive and looked 10 years younger.
I healed my “incurable” condition by identifying and removing all the stresses on my immune system and taking loving care of myself.
Had I ignored my body’s signals, and followed the conventional “wait and watch” approach, my condition would have only become worse—with inevitably grave results.
Driven by Love to Share My Experience
Curing Hashimoto’s and lupus inspired me to share my knowledge and experience with others. I went back to school to learn about Functional Medicine and nutrition. I opened a holistic healing practice and guided hundreds of people to reverse hormonal imbalances, autoimmunity and chronic illness. I founded a company, Vibrant Way®, to create the ultimate vitamin and nutrient formula optimized to support health and healing. My flagship product “Empowerment Formula®” continues to be the only 100% natural, hypoallergenic Super Nutrient Complex on the market, especially designed for people with autoimmune conditions, allergies and sensitivities.
I could only help a limited number of people through working one-on-one. In April 2014, I published my first book The Thyroid Cure so that the Functional Mind-Body Approach could reach the millions of people suffering from chronic autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
My book reveals the truth about mysterious diseases such as autoimmunity, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, and identifies the quickest path to recovery.
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic inflammatory or autoimmune condition, you don’t have to suffer from a mysterious “incurable” disease. My book, websites and programs will help you understand what’s making you sick and will empower you to take your health into your own hands.
You CAN cure your condition and heal your life!
Michelle Corey, C.N.W.C., F.M.C., is a Wellness Recovery Expert, researcher and author.
Michelle cured herself of Hashimoto’s and lupus and has been free of symptoms and antibodies since 2009. For over eight years, she has helped hundreds of people reverse chronic inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Her Functional Mind-Body programs are designed to guide people to recover wellness by balancing the core systems of the body through nutrition practices to release stress, letting go of the past, and connecting more fully to a life of spirit.
Michelle studied holistic nutrition at Clayton College of Natural Health and completed a comprehensive 2-year practical program at Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics. She is Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and Functional Medical Consultant. She is currently an advisor to the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics and the Functional Medical University, and a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants.
Michelle lives is beautiful Taos, New Mexico and offers Functional Mind-Body healing retreats, workshops and online courses.