Overcoming Fertility Issues
by Leah Zanin
August 29th, 2010
In mid June 2009 I came with my Mom to do a Blood Analysis with Cody at Journey of Health. I didn't really understand what I was coming to do as I actually thought he was going to tell me what foods are good for me based on my blood type. It was a huge eye opener for both of us. When you are ready, teachers will appear.
On May 29th 2009, at our 19 week ultrasound, we found out our baby girl was no longer living. Two weeks later here we are at Journey of Health and my blood showed I was in worse shape than my mother. My fungus levels at 5 minutes were as bad as Cody had seen in others at 20 minutes. My red blood cells were clumped in long strands and my cancer signs were through the roof. I had eaten organic for years, cut out nitrates (nitrites), no MSG (yeast extract, etc.), and we were using safe skin care products. I was beside myself and of course being postpartum just broke out in tears.
I borrowed my Mom's raw books, recipes and started taking Tonya's classes, and followed Cody's recommended diet along with going to 80 to 100% raw. I read Rainbow Green-Live Food Cuisine by Gabriel Cousens during this time (what an awesome book!). Of course I went into major detox but over the next 4 months I lost 30 lbs. Symptoms of yeast over growth started to disappear and my one month follow up showed free flowing red blood cells, major shifts in my body and toxic levels, and decrease of fungus. In a time when I should have been devastated, I had an inner bliss I cannot explain that helped me through one of the hardest times in my life. Many people in my life thought I was hiding my grief but I wasn't.
I have had fertility issues since my hubby and I started trying. It took 3 years to get pregnant with our son. At 26 weeks I went on bed rest because I was getting ready to have him early and my blood pressure was 140/90 during my whole pregnancy. Then 3.5 years of trying again we got pregnant with our Angel baby girl Nevaeh. Again my blood pressure was 140/90 until she passed away. I started really learning about Superfoods from David Wolfe, Malcolm, Tonya and Cody and incorporating them (especially Maca!!). In 5 months with only one ovary working, I was pregnant with a baby girl again. I am now 34 weeks pregnant with perfect blood pressure. I am NOT on bed rest and my doctor is very pleased with my pregnancy. I have gained only 15 lbs and actually I haven't gained any in the last 4 to 5 months. I may be the only pregnant woman out there excited to see what I look like after giving birth since I must be losing while she gains. I have not experienced puffiness, retained water, and I am still wearing pants that I could not fit into at the end of my pregnancy with my son (and I weighed less before I got pregnant with him). I also have no new stretch marks (!!) and have no symptoms of endometriosis anymore.
In the last year my grey hair and migraines have disappeared, my eczema cleared up, and constant pimples have gone away. I have lost weight, gotten pregnant, beat depression and very low energy levels with a supposedly non working thyroid. Nothing I have tried before could do that. My life has changed so much in the last year in many areas for the better. I wish to thank all my teachers with this testimonial. I wish to thank Tonya, Cody, Malcolm, David Wolfe, Mike Adams and Gabriel Cousens to start! I just hope my story can help someone else have their own sweet baby bundle.