How TLC Radically Changed My Life – Forever.
It was my 25th birthday. I was in a new patient consult with a primary care physician. My only intentions for the visit were to get a renewed prescription for my thyroid medication – All I wanted was my medication, nothing else. I hadn’t been to the doctor in at least a year and hadn’t had a thorough physical exam in much longer. As this new doctor reviewed my new patient forms and asked me questions about my medical history, she opened a door for me that I didn’t expect. She didn’t just write me a prescription. She told me that I was nearly obese and we needed to do some intervening if I wanted to avoid getting sicker.
Worst. Birthday. Ever.
I left that appointment crying. No, not just crying. Panicking. Scared. Alone.
I had been teeter tottering on the edge of denial in regards to my ever-declining health for a long time. I knew I had gained weight, but in that appointment I found out that I gained way more than I realized. I knew I was feeling sick, but I was far sicker than I was aware.
A follow up appointment after several blood labs told me that I was very sick. My doctor was straight with me. She said, “if you continue getting sicker you’ll struggle with fertility and getting pregnant. You will continue to feel fatigued, confused, depressed, and anxious. You’ll continue gaining weight, and feeling miserable. You won’t just be pre-diabetic, you’ll become diabetic. Your future doesn’t look good.” She explored putting me on several medications but I knew that wasn’t what I wanted for myself.
I became immediately overwhelmed. Where do I begin? I was scared I had dug myself into a hole that I wouldn’t be able to get out of. After a good week or two of crying and being extremely unsure of what I was going to do to get better, I mustered up a little bit of courage to begin looking for alternative answers.
I researched endlessly and finally found a program that was about to change the rest of my life – Jen’s Thyroid Fix in 6 home healing program.
“Another weight loss program,” I initially thought. I wondered if it would be worth it. I was afraid of being disappointed by another promised answer to good health. But I went for it, and what happened to me was far beyond my expectations.
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7 Ways That TLC Radically Changed my Life
1. Weight loss
Before this program, I had a long history of working myself into the ground at the gym (with and without assistance of personal trainers). I tried SO many diets and even became Vegan for three years thinking that animal products were to blame. I tried everything in my power to figure out my body and what it needed to get healthy – nothing worked. I would just keep gaining.
After starting the program, I immediately lost ten pounds. And then ten more. And then ten MORE! 8 Months into the program, I’ve lost 35 pounds through diet and lifestyle changes alone. And let me tell you, 35 pounds has meant a lot to my tiny 5 foot body.
2. GERD Symptoms Vanished
Before this program, I’d have spells where I’d wake up in the middle of the night and need to vomit. I’d wake up in the morning, almost every day, feeling extremely nauseous. I’d have the worst acid reflux after eating and, eventually, eating became a source of anxiety for me. I couldn’t pinpoint the foods that were causing me to feel this way. Doctors only encouraged me to take medication, which I refused to do.
After starting the program, it became immediately apparent to me which foods were causing this much digestive distress. All of these symptoms vanished within the first couple of weeks of the TLC protocol. No more vomiting, no more nausea, and no more food anxiety.
3. Body Pain Gone
Before TLC, my body hurt. All. The. Time. I made the classic old lady sounds when I’d stand up, lay down, sit down – well – okay pretty much all day, I sounded like an arthritic elderly woman when I moved.
After several weeks into the program, the pain went bye-bye. I was able to move in ways and for periods of times that I hadn’t been able to in so long. This made my quality of life go up exponentially.
4. Improved Fatigue and Sleep
Before I found this program, I slept all the time. Anywhere from 10-14 hours at night, with a much needed nap in the afternoons or after work. Sometimes I would wake up on the weekend only to eat lunch and would immediately fall back asleep when I was finished. I would bounce back and forth from being able to sleep completely through the night to not being able to sleep a wink. This affected me immensely. People told me every day how tired I looked. I would get asked, often, if I was sick or feeling well, at the very appearance of my face. My eyes were swollen and puffy constantly. I was pale. I felt like I was living with a constant hangover and this made me extremely self-conscious. I was calling out sick from work, a lot.
After TLC, I experienced…. Relief. That’s the best way to describe it. While I still struggle with crawling out of bed some mornings, it’s far easier than it ever was prior to this program. I can get a solid 8 hours of sleep and get out of bed without feeling like I need to call in sick. I no longer rely on caffeine to get myself to function properly. I can sleep through the night, and rarely have a night where I can’t. This has been one of my favorite parts of the program. Lack of sleep and quality rest is extremely hard on the body, I didn’t quite realize this fully until I started healing.
5. Brain Fog Eliminated
You know that feeling when you walk into a room and immediately forget what you were going to do? That was my life all day, every day before this program. I had an extremely difficult time remembering small, easy details. I’d forget things very easily if I didn’t write them down. Daily confusion and general brain fog was probably one of the most difficult parts of my life before the program.
After TLC, the fog cleared. I was able to get tasks done at work and at home with so much ease. As a public speaker, I was able to improve my presentations and speak to audiences in a very comfortable and confident way. I no longer need to pause in the middle of explaining something to remember what my point was. Needless to say, my work ethic has much improved.
6. My Skin Cleared Up
Hormonal Acne, anyone? My goodness. Before I got started with TLC, the acne along my jawline was awful. I was constantly breaking out with painful acne.
After TLC, my acne cleared up. My skin is smoother, vibrant and youthful. I love looking at my skin.
7. I Don’t Feel Alone Anymore
Before I found The TLC program, I didn’t talk about my chronic health problems. Ever. It was information that I had and knew in the back of my head that I rarely ever disclosed to anyone. I suffered at work and in my personal life, but no one knew why.
An incredible perk of joining TLC, is the community that comes with it. Having other women to talk to about the suffering that comes along with chronic health problems, has been phenomenal in my own process to emotionally heal from everything I’ve been through. I talk to my husband regularly about how I’m feeling, emotionally and physically. I’m more connected to myself and to those around me because of it. I can openly share my story and my progress, because of this community.
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You may be wondering if The TLC approach to healing is for you. You may be questioning if this is the answer to your problems, just as I did. You may be telling yourself that it’s not your diet, it’s not your lifestyle, that it’s something unknown to you at this present moment – and that all may be true. I certainly relate to all of those feelings. But – what this program did for me was force me to truly take a bird’s eye view of my life. My diet. My stress. My ability to practice Self Care and put myself first above all else.
At the start, I was desperate and willing to do anything to find the road to recovery. I never would have dreamed that the road I was looking for was this program and never, even for a second, have I wanted to stray from it. If it weren’t for Jen Wittman’s radical program, there’s no doubt in my mind that I’d be that obese, diabetic, infertile woman that my doctor warned me about 8 months ago. She gave me all the tools that I needed to save my life and I will never fully be able to express the gratitude I feel for her and her gift of health coaching. I couldn’t have asked for more. – Emmy
If you’re inspired by Emmy and want to be your own success story, I provide a ton of resources on healing your thyroid naturally, including:
- Our totally free Thyroid Healing Type Assessment, Report and Coaching Sessions
- Right here on my blog, where I talk about what’s worked best for me and my clients, as well as the latest research and resources I come across. You can subscribe to get new blog posts delivered right to your email by signing up on the righthand side of the page.
- My book, Healing Hashimoto’s Naturally — part memoir, part instruction manual for how I personally healed my Hashimoto’s disease.
- My exclusive free 6 Thyroid Myths That Can Keep You From Healing workshop — with info on the comprehensive Thyroid Fix in 6 program, which walks you through, step-by-step, the exact actions you need to take to heal your thyroid and get your life back! We’ve seen hundreds of participants in the Thyroid Fix in 6 avoid, decrease, or even eliminate the need need for thyroid medications.
- The incredible Your Best Thyroid Life Video Bundle, in which I personally invited 27 of the world’s top health experts to share their best tips for living with and healing thyroid disease.
It takes courage to change, but you can reverse thyroid disease, heal your body and transform your life!
Jen Wittman is a Certified Holistic Health Expert, Chef, Author & Vitality Coach, who teaches women how to reverse thyroid and autoimmune conditions naturally. She’s helped hundreds of women decrease (or even eliminate) their thyroid medications and has helped others stay off thyroid medication entirely.
Through her free Thyroid Healing Type Assessment, Jen teaches easy and simple steps to thyroid healing that can fit into your busy day. She also provides print outs to bring to your next doctor’s appointment so you can get the support and respect you deserve.