Back in 2013, I found someone who seemed to have the answers to all of my health problems.
I was exhausted all the time and had constant brain fog. Almost every day I found myself hitting the vending machine for a quick blast of energy…and then feeling even more tired for the rest of the day.
I had acne and my hormones were out of balance.
I had been to a few doctors who handed me a prescription and sent me on my way before I could even finish telling them my symptoms.
I scoured the internet for answers and eventually found a different kind of doctor – one who looked at things holistically and would spend a full hour with me before creating a plan.
The only problem? That hour was going to cost me $150.
Now, $150 may not be a lot of money to some. But for me, that was A LOT OF MONEY.
Especially to spend on myself.
When I was growing up, I didn’t see women dropping this kind of money on themselves. And to spend anything more than a copay on health was almost unheard of.
My mom was a single parent, a teacher, and the quintessential self sacrificing mom. The most she did for herself was to buy a pair of shoes at Payless – after the old ones fell apart.
Spending hundreds of dollars on your health was something that happened to you because you didn’t have insurance. It wasn’t something you willingly chose to do.
When I really thought about it though, I was already spending more than I thought I was. I had never really realized it, but all those $20 shoes, and $15 food orders, not to mention the hair products…
Let’s just say they added up.
I thought I was pretty frugal, and I was, but in some ways I was doing myself a disservice. I realized that all of those little “cheap” purchases were actually costing me more than I thought they were.
I started to look beyond price and consider the value of what I was buying.
I began to understand the difference between buying and investing. I saw that I could choose to skip some of the things I wanted so that I could invest in the things I needed.
That’s not to say that I never eat out or buy cute shoes – just that I’m more strategic about it now.
Needless to say, I made the appointment. And I still felt like it was a lot of money, but I knew it was time to stop struggling on my own and invest in my health. I was tired of spending hours Googling and trying to piece things together. I wanted a comprehensive plan and real expertise.
All these years later, I can honestly say it was worth every penny.
That appointment gave me a starting point to change my health and ultimately my life.
I went from feeling like I had no idea what was wrong with me and not getting the answers I needed to feeling relieved that I had a clear plan that made sense for me.
Within a few weeks, I wasn’t walking through my day in a fog. I didn’t need to sleep all day. My acne improved and my hormones were starting to balance out. I didn’t go into it looking to lose weight, but I did.
Turns out, a lot of my issues were caused by my diet, and changing what I ate made a dramatic difference in how I felt.
To top it off, I shared my new eating habits with my mom and her cholesterol dropped over 100 points within months.
I realized that generational health issues like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes weren’t inevitable, and learned that I could make choices that will help me stay healthy as I get older.
I realized how powerful food really is.
This lit a fire in me and it’s a big part of the reason it’s become my mission to help women in my community understand how to take control of their health through food.
I created a free class where I explain the exact method I use to help women go plant based to nourish and restore their bodies and health. Interested? Register below!
THE 4 STEP SYSTEM
TO GO PLANT BASED THE EASY WAY
A FREE CLASS HOSTED BY KAYA CASPER