During the summer of 2016, I lost my father and went through a really stressful job transition. The stress of it all made me start to feel depressed with anxiety and rage. These were things that I’m usually not used to feeling. By that summer, once my school year as a teacher ended, my whole body just stopped, collapsed. I couldn’t get out of bed at all; I couldn’t lift my head off the pillow. I slept all the time. I would have to force myself to get up, to take my kids to the places where they needed to be, to their activities. I had to get a lot of help from some friends who would come pick them up so that I could sleep. That’s not a way to live, so I needed to do something.
What changes have you seen since working with New Life?
I’m out of bed! I’m not sleeping anymore! My eight year old told me this summer, he asked, “are you going to be in bed the whole summer like you were last year?” And after I got over the, ‘taking the knife out of my heart and thinking, oh my gosh, what did I do to my children?’ I said, “I’m out of bed and I have not had a need to take a nap.” I’ve been able to get up and function properly and effectively and cook meals and make snacks. One of my most wonderful pleasures is to read. I can tear through some books once school gets out, I feel like I just read and read and read and read. I wasn’t able to do that the last two summers. This summer I’ve already read 10 books. It’s my favorite thing to do and I can do it again. So there’s joy!
Why did you decide to work with New Life?
I saw an ad on Facebook for you guys and my mom saw it too. She sent it to me on messenger and, I said, “oh, I’ve already been looking at that.” She said, “You should do it!” The doctors in my area, one told me that I had thyroid problems, but he didn’t want to see me again if I didn’t have thyroid cancer, that there was nothing he could do for me. When I came here, after reading some information, knowing that it would be a full body change and find the root cause of everything, I realized I needed to get down to the bottom of what was really wrong before I could get healthier.
How would you describe the results of your care at New Life?
It’s been phenomenal to go from feeling the way I felt and then having the numbers that showed up on my blood work that you don’t normally get checked for my regular doctor and thinking I was a hot mess. But now, the care, the supplements, the support … I mean I live two hours away from here so I don’t drive here often. But when I do, I feel like I get the best care! Knowing that I can Skype or just have the phone calls and the constant checkup has been extremely wonderful and supportive and made me feel like I had what I needed to propel forward!
What would you tell someone who is considering working with New Life?
These people listen to you. They find out what’s really going on and they’ll support you and give you the counseling and the medical care that you need. You guys are awesome! I feel like I have my life back!
Amanda Pond – N. Augusta, SC