Am currently 80 years old and retired from teaching dance, health and physical education at a community college in LA. I still teach Bones for Life once a week at the local park. Because I suffer from osteoarthritis from performing professionally and teaching on a very hard floor, I took many post-graduate classes in osteopathy, physical therapy and nutrition. This became my 2nd career after retirement, so I still have a practice, Move to Health. I’ve had both knees and both hips replaced due to osteoarthritis and poor eating habits, or so I thought. After a trip to London and Scotland, I returned in a wheelchair as I could not walk to the plane. Went to 4 different doctors, nothing wrong. Finally I took myself to a rheumatologist. She took one look, and said I have rheumatoid arthritis. She put me on steroids long term. Because of my knowledge of nutrition, I knew this was bad. I took myself off of steroids and replaced it with whole food supplements. I was symptom free for 3 years until that trip to London where I ate gluten. Then the whites of my eyes turned blood red, a symptom of RA.
The eye doctor and rheumatologist agreed to put me on an infusion of Rituxin, which eventually cleared my eyes after 3 months. Then I saw uTube videos on Kombucha and Kefir. I had been drinking Kombucha and mixing it with water, since it was so expensive. It never occurred to me that I could make it myself. Of all the videos on cultured food, Donna Schwenk impressed me the most, so I went all-out and joined her club. Been drinking 1/2 c. of Kefir daily and 12 oz of Kombucha daily for about 1-2 months. Went back to the rheumatologist Monday thinking I need another infusion.
After examining me, she said I don’t need another infusion, that I don’t have any symptoms. My blood pressure is down and I have to ask the eye doctor about my cataracts that he has been watching for years. Am excited to try the L.Reuteri, since I’ve had allergies all of my life, have been gluten and dairy free for many years.
Waiting for my Luvele to arrive so I can continue with my search for excellent health.