After years of agonising pain, Angela drastically improved her health with CNM
“I was a county gymnast at the age of 19 when my knee became swollen and I could only walk with crutches. Over the next 20 years I had six operations, took heavy painkillers and was often bedridden with pain. After the sixth operation my consultant explained that I wouldn’t be having any more surgery and that I would instead be referred to the rheumatology clinic.
I was prescribed a cocktail of powerful antiinflammatories which – despite making me feel very unwell – brought down the swelling dramatically, and although I was still in pain, it meant that I could dispense with crutches. After discovering that I’d be taking anti-inflammatory drugs for life, I began to investigate natural alternatives. When I explained my natural changes – and that I’d decided to challenge myself to do a triathlon in two years’ time – to the rheumatologist, he was unimpressed. The lifestyle changes meant that my body increasingly began to wake up again and respond. Two years later, at the age of 46, I successfully completed my first triathlon. I’m now 48 and it’s been four years since I’ve taken any medication. My knee is fine, I’m pain-free and I enjoy more mobility than my teenage years.
The only reason I haven’t done more triathlons is because I’d been busy studying for three diplomas at CNM: Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. I learnt amazing facts during my studies which has really helped my health. It turned out that my blood had zero rheumatoid markers, so rheumatoid arthritis was never the problem. It was tough studying for three diplomas and working full-time, but everyone at CNM helped me.
I now have three clinics offering my clients complete wellbeing packages. As a Naturopath I know the importance of giving the body what it needs for healing and returning to balance, and inspiring people to make positive changes in their lives. I don’t have the words to express how much studying at CNM has changed my life.
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CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) has a 22-year track record training successful practitioners in class and online. Full and part-time studies. CNM’s Diploma Studies in Nutritional Therapy and Health Coach are now available in class and online. Find out more: 01342 410 505, naturopathy-uk.com
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