October 07, 2016
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
How My Journey Began
I am so excited to finally launch The Healthy Guerrilla Site! It has been over 20 years in the making. Way back to the time when the doc first dismissed my fatigue as if it were the most natural state. That coincided with a rise in my blood pressure that the doc said they had no idea why, and that no, diet had no effect on it. Except for salt – eliminate salt. Conventional wisdom at its finest. I rarely used salt – so that wasn’t much of a stretch for me. And somewhere in that same period I donated my thyroid to medical science. That is a story on its own as well. Those experiences were the beginning of my journey to The Healthy Guerrilla.
At the time, of course, I had no idea that my current state of health (or lack thereof) would provide the impetus for what is now this beautiful site. But I have always been of the mindset that if I do not like the answer to a question, I continue to look elsewhere. To settle is not part of my makeup.
So began my quest. I was far too young to have these kinds of health concerns. Certainly I had more than my share of fun in my younger days and, while my diet and lifestyle weren’t perfect, they weren’t so far off the mark to warrant these kinds of issues.
One Step At A Time
Countless visits to conventional practitioners yielded nothing more than statements about genetics and heredity and “we just don’t know”. The next step in my journey saw me spending hundreds of hours researching, and thousands of dollars buying yet another round of supplements, herbs, oils, treatments – whatever my current natural health care provider recommended. This step brought me closer to good health, but I still wasn’t feeling much better, especially given how much time, effort and money it was costing me.
Whatever we had tried to date was obviously not getting to the root cause. Once again, I was unwilling to settle. My first real breakthrough occurred when I attended a Health and Wellness show in the fall of 2012. I stopped at a booth that was selling supplements through a well-known MLM company. I started on their supplements and six weeks later had much-improved results with my natural health care provider. I no longer use those supplements because I believe I found something better. Indeed, the products that I now use are the first products that actually make me FEEL better.
Over the past five years I’ve been on a mission. To research, find and collect premium products that have worked to help give my body the tools it needs for optimum health. You will find a lot of them within these pages. They’re not all here – yet – this site is a work in progress.
And the catalyst for finally making it all happen? I attended a business retreat last month in Maui. Well-known facilitator. Thirty participants. Hugely expensive. I have spent a lot of time and money over the past few years on various coaching programs, some of which you will find within these pages. This business retreat invite came to me at the perfect time – as I was working on content and trying to build up the courage to allow myself to be seen. At the retreat we spent a lot of time focusing on just that – the notion that we keep ourselves small and hidden in an effort to protect ourselves. In doing so, we not only deny our own happiness and fulfillment, but we deny the world the gifts that we meant to share. No more denying.
I am happy and proud to present The Healthy Guerrilla. It makes my heart weep to see people needlessly suffer. My deepest wish is to be able to help anyone who is ready and willing to take responsibility for their own health. I truly believe that every item that I am presenting has the potential to help with this process. I hope that you see the value as well.
B – The Healthy Guerrilla