Natasha Hawthorn’s Health Journey
I remember hitting a low point in my 20+ year journey with severe low back pain
The top back pain specialist in Seattle told me I was destined to live in pain for the rest of my life. 😫
“And it’ll only get worse,” he said, slashing any hope of healing in my mind.
I was only 30 years old and had been wrecked by low back pain for nearly half of my life. Around that time, the pain was my constant companion. Everywhere I went - there it was, coloring the lens through which I saw my life. It didn't seem to matter what I did, nothing brought lasting relief.
Feeling devastated, I consulted a top orthopedic surgeon for a last-ditch, desperate attempt to find a solution.
No dice on that one either. “Not a candidate for surgery,” he told me. I didn’t realize at the time that avoiding surgery was a gift... so I felt even more frustrated.
No one had been able to figure out WHY my back hurt or WHAT to do to heal it. And I had consulted with every type of professional I could think of.
Resigned, I spent the next 8 years in silent misery.
During those 8 years I continued to get treatment from doctors and other modalities such as physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, inversion therapy, sound baths, MELT method, Reiki, and more…
None of it worked and I didn’t complain because I believed I was destined to a life of discomfort. I had come to accept my fate. I was a young, fit, healthy mother of 2 with inexplicable back pain...EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
A few times a year my back would seize up to the point that I could barely move. I had to rely on help from family to take care of my kids and my house as I was barely able to take care of myself.
That was the worst feeling!
In addition to back pain, I was plagued with:
🥱 Insomnia that haunted me every night for years
😩 Fatigue on a daily basis
👩👧👦 Barely enough energy to keep with my kids
👩🦰 My hair falling out in alarming amounts in the shower
😶 Dull looking skin
👀 Unflattering dark circles under my eyes
Fast forward to 2016. … In a series of fortunate events Chad and I found ourselves enrolled in the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition program after meeting the founder, Reed Davis, at Paleo f(x) in Austin, TX. FDN, unlike the traditional symptom-based approach, teaches the coaches to look beyond symptoms to find the root causes of chronic health problems. This meeting proved to be pivotal and my life changed in ways I could not have imagined.
Within about 4 months of studying the natural healing methods taught in the course and implementing them on myself, I started feeling my pain subside!
I still remember the morning, about 5 months into the program, when I woke up and realized I hadn’t felt back pain in DAYS!! 😲
It seemed like a miracle! Remember what I said - I was used to living in pain EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
The realization hit me like a tidal wave:
🏃♀ I was able to move
👟 I was able to bend over and brush my teeth or tie my shoes
👩👧👦 I was able to pick up my kids
🦸♀ I was able to do housework
🏋️♀ I was able to workout
ALL WITHOUT THE CONSTANT PAIN IN MY BACK!!
And the sweet cherry on top of that proverbial back-pain-freedom sundae was that my whole constitution improved. I started sleeping better, I had WAY more energy, my body felt stronger than ever, my skin tone improved, and my hair stopped falling out.
It took me over 20 years but I finally found the solution I’d been searching for!
And it didn’t involve drugs, surgery, endless visits to doctors, physical therapy, or constant stretching!
Chad and I have been happily coaching clients on their own path to health and well-being for the past 3 years. I have learned more than I could ever imagine and have had an opportunity to grow as an individual, a business owner, a team player, and a guide.
My clients can count on me as a dedicated, passionate coach who can draw from personal experience in addition to the vast Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® knowledge network to help them achieve their health goals.
If you’re ready to end your own cycle of trial-and-error, one-on-one coaching support from us at Anabolic Aces is one click away...