Life had changed again. I had changed again.
Despite the dark times, I now had a “new” father and a man who would eventually become the father of my three gorgeous boys.
Both of them have been hugely influential to my career path and to the person I am today. My life was being shaped by “fathers” once more and I didn’t know it at the time.
I became a pharmacist in 1990. I loved this role and all that it entailed. I even owned my own pharmacy for almost 10 years.
It was a very challenging career, yet also highly rewarding and inspiring. The clinical experience and the precious relationships I will always cherish.
However, the last few years in business saw me questioning our health system and the way we treat disease. People were getting sicker instead of better and taking more drugs than ever. How was this possible? I’m glad I question.
In July 2005, my “dad” passed away from a long battle with prostate cancer. Life changed again. I changed with it too.
Watching him go through cancer made me realize once more just how lacking our health system really is.
Traditional medicine just focuses on “getting the cancer out”. It never asks why we get it in the first place. I questioned big time.
I no longer felt my training was sufficient to really help people heal. So, I began studying naturopathy and herbal medicine to fill in the gaps of my knowledge and to help me get to the root cause of people’s disease.
Little did I know whilst I was doing this, that I myself would be in need of healing. I developed adrenal fatigue from working too hard in my business which eventually presented as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (a type of hypothyroidism which is autoimmune based).