A Healing Story

A Healing Story


The most popular question I get surrounds my healing. How was I able to heal, get pregnant so easily, have a healthy pregnancy, eliminate symptoms, remove medication, and more? I am going to answer that in a little story.

Before you continue, know that everyone has a different healing journey. Not one will be the same as we have different goals.

Living A Normal Life

So imagine Kara is enjoying her life. She doesn’t know everything she is doing is contributing to an illness that is about to manifest. She has a history of thyroid disease that runs in her family, but she doesn’t think that will be a problem for her. Little does she know, her health condition can be triggered whether it is genetic or not.

Her life is about to change and she has no clue. To her, she feels normal. She wasn’t taught much about health as a kid, so she thinks her way of living is totally fine.

A Day In Her Life

On a regular day, she wakes up every morning and dreads going to work. That alone causes her to feel stress and lingers throughout the day. She goes to the bathroom and brushes her teeth with fluoride and chemical-filled toothpaste. Little does she know, this is a major hormone disruptor. She then washes her face with a chemically filled face wash. She jumps in the shower and lathers her body with more endocrine-disrupting soap.

She then moves on to washing her hair with her favorite smelling shampoo. Yep, filled with chemicals too! She is filling her body with parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Parabens alone can mimic your estrogen, causing symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, brain fog, bad PMS, and more!

When her hormones are mimicked, it doesn’t allow her real hormones to be present in the body. As she showers, the chemicals that were put on her skin are being carried from her pores to her bloodstream. This can cause her lymphatic system to be blocked which is a way she needs to detox her body. This can cause autoimmune disease, but she doesn’t know and goes about her day.

She decides to shave her legs and puts on even more endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Now, all clean she gets out of the shower and needs to moisturize. So she grabs her lotion with synthetic fragrance (with phthalates) and lathers that on. Little does she know, this is contributing to her low libido. After that, she sprays herself with her favorite chemical perfume. All these chemicals lead to infertility, anxiety, mood changes, depression, fatigue, and more, but she continues to go about her day.

She puts on her favorite deodorant that contains high amounts of aluminum and other chemicals. This is an autoimmune disease waiting to happen. Her body is filling up with an overwhelming amount of chemicals but she still needs her makeup. She didn’t look into the ingredients with her makeup, so that is full of chemicals. Now she is done and is ready for breakfast.

She stops for some coffee and a breakfast sandwich. She has no clue the caffeine and sugar are slowing down her adrenals by releasing stress hormones. Which is causing her to feel anxious, panic attacks, dizziness, blood sugar issues, weight fluctuations, hair loss, fast heart rate, fatigue, and more. All because the adrenals are inhibiting her thyroid hormones. Her breakfast sandwich is filled with processed chemicals which cause inflammation and more symptoms.

Throughout the day she fills her body up with foods containing chemicals. This is causing her liver to break down because it can’t handle all these chemicals every single day. She then goes to work where she is unhappy and stressed. This. continues to slow her adrenals and causing more symptoms.

After work, she comes home and there is so much cleaning to do she has no break to have self-care and rest. She takes her toxic cleaners and sprays chemicals all over her house. Washes her dishes and clothes with toxic soap and finally is done. She is tired but only gets 6 hours of sleep. She can’t sleep too well because she has trauma from a breakup she went through recently and lost her faith that she will ever find a good guy.

Day after day she does the same thing and one day feels sick. Symptoms after symptoms occur every day until her doctor tells her she has an autoimmune disease and thyroid condition. She is told this is a forever condition and she needs to take a pill for the rest of her life to manage it. But she is determined to feel better and knows that can not be the only way.

The Road To Becoming Healthy

She did some research and thought to start living healthier. She starts her health journey by drinking enough water a day but doesn’t realize the water is full of chemicals because it isn’t filtered. She starts a diet but doesn’t know that she can have specific food sensitivities and a diet is not working for her. She buys all gluten-free food but doesn’t know it is loaded with processed chemicals.

She is on the right track of wanting to eat healthily but doesn’t know that she needs to eat real food. That means learning to read ingredients. That goes for her skincare as well. Knowing how to read ingredients can become a game-changer for her.

She then works on her sleep, stress, healing emotional blockages, and works on her faith in knowing she will get better.

Through all her small changes it is leading her to more and more things she can change. She starts to change her lifestyle completely. Not just focusing on her physical but her emotional and spiritual side of healing. This leads to health she never thought was possible. Health her doctors said she couldn’t have. Health that was never taught to her as a child.

Now She Wants To Teach You

She wants you to know, healing takes time and dedication. You have to be vulnerable, admit your unhealthy habits, and make the changes to feel better. It is not impossible to heal and accomplish your goals. It is ok if you were not taught this growing up, you can learn it. It is also ok if this is not normal for your friends, family, or society.

When people ask her how she healed, this is how. Every day she chooses to be healthy over and over. She never stops or reverts back to those old patterns of living because she is now aware of the dangers of them. She has a new lifestyle and she loves it!

Years of living this new lifestyle, she is able to live symptom-free, medication-free (because she has her thyroid), got pregnant easily and had a healthy pregnancy, and has the energy to teach others to heal too.

Let’s Heal

Be mindful that you have the inner knowing of what to do. Your body will always guide you if you are listening. Pay attention to your habits and make a change. Dig deeper to find the underlying cause of your health condition and learn how to heal those parts of you. There is no perfection in this, only progress.

If you need guidance and are truly ready to heal, you can join her in her private healing community. It is designed to teach you how to do just that. Tap into your physical, emotional, and spiritual sides of healing to make you whole again.

Kara Stavish

Kara is a teacher, coach, online course instructor and the founder of Concepts Of Life & Wellness. She received a bachelors degree in psychology from Penn State University and not long after was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Autoimmune Disease in 2015. As she struggled to feel better, she began an intense search to find healing. After immersing herself into the learning process, she removed her medication and healed her body. From this experience, she now dedicates her life to helping others learn how to feel better and live a healthier life. Her enthusiasm for healing has helped so many people and continues to do so.

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