What is Herbalife?
Herbalife is an amazing company with life-changing products!
It certainly has changed my life. Let me share my story with you…
Since 1998, I have suffered with a medical condition named Hidradenitis Suppurativa (try saying that when your mouth is full!). This condition creates abscess-like boils (that do not go away) across many areas of the body ~ chest, back, ears, neck, underarms, thighs, groin and buttocks. There is no known cure and no known cause.
When I received this diagnosis in 2000, I broke down and cried. The pain, the depression and the god-awful stench were enough to make anyone run for the hills. As a direct result, I was unable to exercise as heat, hormonal changes and stress caused more lesions to erupt. My weight ballooned until I was 117kg.
I looked extensively for nutritional products that would assist my body heal itself. In 2009, my husband and I joined a Weight Loss Challenge in Caboolture. I was delighted to read the research behind the Herbalife products and eagerly began to use them (yes, ALL of them – Formulas 1,4,5; Multivitamins, Protein Powder, Aloe Vera Concentrate, Chitosan, NRG, Tang Kuie, Xtra Cal, Herbalifeline, Florafibre, Rose-Ox and the protein bars). My Weight Loss Coach introduced me to a Herbalife Naturopath who determined the dosages that my body required to begin its healing journey.In 2004, an international friend, Elizabeth, and I began HS AUS/NZ: an online support group for sufferers. The stories were very similar – doctors who didn’t know of nor understand the condition; prescription of ineffective and dangerous medications; surgeries to remove lesions. I began researching and compiling stories of sufferers and utilised my own body as a guinea pig for my remission theories.
Previously, my worst ‘lesion attack’ was fifty lesions at one time. You can imagine the pain that I was in. However, since beginning this healing journey, the lesions have dwindled to one lesion a month. The next step in my journey is to control my hormones. I am thrilled with the improvement in my health and the loss of 12 kgs has been an enormous bonus!
I have been gentle with myself during this time, as my body has required extensive detoxing and repair. My friends and family are amazed at my increased health and vitality and have begun to use the products themselves.
Whenever I think I should step back from the products, I remind myself: Can I really afford NOT to be healthy? The answer of course is: NO!
I have now participated in three Weight Loss Challenges and I look forward to seeing what else my body can achieve using Herbalife!