For most of us, we spend the better part of our early lives taking our health and wellness for granted. As youthful, robust, and strong individuals we give very little merit to the foods we are consuming, the thoughts we are thinking, and the way we choose to mitigate the stressors in our lives. We are so busy working to move forward, pay the bills, form meaningful relationships, and having ends meet that we ignore the subtleties that form the essence of who we are. The old adage of “not realizing how important something is until it’s gone” was something that resonated deep within my soul when I found myself in this very position. What I lost was something that I, and only I, could recover – my health!
Throughout my early days, I prided myself on being in top physical form. I was a fitness addict and in the prime of my life. Being a competitive bodybuilder, most would understand, comes through the culmination of years of training, eating “well”, and having that delicate balance of strength, power, and endurance. I looked amazing, felt like a warrior, and used the gym to keep me motivated and focused. The things I conveniently chose to ignore were, essentially, the very things that cost me my health. My diet was basically chicken and rice day after day, poor quality protein powders and athletic supplements, and a bland assortment of plain, steamed veggies. I ignored the little nuances that my body, so kindly, tried to get me to pay attention to. I over-trained, under-recovered, and pushed through the ‘pain.’ I followed this regime for years – until one day when my body decided that enough was enough
My primary symptom started as a little burning in my chest and it gradually intensified to, what felt like, a raging forest fire underneath my sternum and all the way up into my throat. I couldn’t ignore it any longer and understood that whatever was going on was a direct result of my lifestyle choices. When I visited my doctor, he said that I was suffering from HEARTBURN! I thought, really? Is that it? How do I make this go away? Will it return? After a very short discussion, he simply put me on a prescription medication and told me to take it religiously and that my symptoms would dissipate. I left feeling a little shortchanged – like I should have had more options with regard to how I wanted to treat this. I felt like a change in lifestyle choices would probably go a long way in reducing my symptomology. Would my answer be as easy as taking a little pill everyday? I had, quite obviously, arrived at a fork in the road. Was long-term medication going to be what I would submit to OR would it be a long hard look at what I was doing to my body and, subsequently, being committed to finding out how to really take care of my health?
My journey back to wholeness began at this very moment. It was then that I reached out to a trusted friend, in the alternative health field, who I knew would offer sound nutritional, and lifestyle, advice. She assisted me in the fundamental understanding of what disease truly is – simply put, the process by which the disease process moves faster than your body’s compensatory mechanisms. She taught me about my body’s innate capacity to heal. I recall, one of her most empowering statements to me - that my body only knows healing, it does not know “how” to be sick! Disease is a manifestation of my choices – physical, emotional, and spiritual. These were all new concepts for a man who has lived a life so deeply entrenched in the very physical world. It sounded like some kind of hocus-pocus but I had nothing to lose by giving it a try. In fact, I had everything to gain.
As I continued on this journey, I learned more about how my body worked in a few short months than in all of my years in the fitness industry combined. I realized that my condition had progressed to the point that I was a good candidate for developing Barrett’s esophogus – a precursor to esophageal cancer – yet, my newly reformed mindset did not lend itself to this being a potential resting spot for me. I began to understand how the power of food (nutrients), thought, and my sense of connection mattered. I became intimately familiar with how the synergistic effects of plant compounds could actually heal my ailing body, not just treat a symptom in isolation. My entire thought process of wellness was transforming quicker than I could have ever imagined. Not only was I learning something new everyday but I was FEELING something new everyday. My most profound moment came when I realized that healing was systemic – I started to understand that when your body heals, it heals completely. It doesn’t just heal from one disease while keeping another. This led me to the knowing that there is a dramatic difference between healing and recovering. Healing means to become whole again. Recovery was isolating and uni-dimensional. My body was certainly becoming whole again; but more importantly, my life was becoming whole again!
When you go through something as transformational as this experience, you want to share it with as many people as possible. It was through this process, that Precision Naturals was born. I wanted to connect with others and demonstrate the powerful effects nutraceuticals can have on your life. What would an epidemic of health actually look like in a world that, very unknowingly, has fallen into a paradigm of sick care, not health care, as we so fondly call it?
Introducing you to the power of innate healing potential is our mission, commitment, and passion! Since the inception of this nutraceutical line, we have held your wellbeing, and return to balance, first and foremost. Healing is a personal journey and Precision Naturals was the end result of my personal journey. This is a product line that was built for real people, by real people! We believe that health should be available to everyone and, consequently, here at Precision Naturals we want you TO LIVE BETTER TODAY!
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