About me, Jessie.
The Reason for Developing Curing Vision.
The project of creating the Curing Vision website is something very dear to my heart. Autoimmune diseases are on the rise, quietly affecting many of us who look healthy on the outside but are crumbling on the inside. My health condition was once very imbalanced, making each day a challenge. I believed that I was fine, but for some reason my body was keeping me from living the quality of life that I desired, and I didn’t understand why.
Finding My Why.
It was during the process of discovering how to improve my general health, after having worn glasses for more than twenty years, my actual vision began improving. It was an exciting discovery, changing my focus to then become a journey of vision improvement and proving what I knew to be possible. As I made these steps to cure my vision, I was also curing my vision of true health. Publicly sharing what I have learned has become my purpose, my why. The reason I had been in poor health and confused was God placing me in a position to use it as a learning opportunity about myself and how to help others.
My Health History.
By the age of twenty-nine, I had amassed the collection of four autoimmune disease diagnosis’s. Starting at the beginning, at the age of four I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. I had daily knee joint pain that continued from that point and progressed to include the joints of my hands and feet over a period of twenty-five years. I sought the guidance of many qualified individuals: family doctors, orthopaedic doctors, and physical therapists. They each passionately gave me advice for relief. Unfortunately, despite the use of pain relievers and exercise the pain did not subside. At the age of twenty-six I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis of the skin, with several granuloma patches that formed on my legs below the knees. Soon after this diagnosis, I was also diagnosed with Mild Tricuspid Pulmonary Regurgitation, and was rechecked for complications of the Sarcoidosis connected with my heart and lung function – thankfully they appeared clear of granulomas. However, my heart continued to have an occasional irregular heartbeat. By the age of twenty-nine, I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I say finally because we had been following the function of my thyroid with blood panels for several years. A rapid fluctuation in my weight and family history was alerting my doctor that there may be an issue with the health of my thyroid, so we had been monitoring it with a wait and see approach. I continued to live with symptoms of these four autoimmune diseases for two more years, to the age of thirty-one.
During the years of progression throughout my life, I ate a typical standard American diet. Lots of sugar, lots of meats, lots of dairy, and lots of grains. For a time, if it didn’t come from a box, can, or bag, I didn’t eat it. I have very few memories of ever eating fresh salads or fresh fruit as a consistent contribution to my diet. I did exercise, but my goal with that was to out exercise a bad diet. I followed the rule of “calories in, calories out” and didn’t give much thought to the importance of what the constituents of those calories were. If I happened to develop an infection or illness, antibiotics were my first preference for treatment. I used birth control for six years for relief from difficult symptoms associated with my monthly cycle. I was certainly less than polite to myself about my outer image. I wouldn’t say that I was reckless with the way that I treated my body, but I didn’t treat it with the respect that it deserved. I thought I could just do what I want, and it would keep up with me.
My Moment of Change.
At the age of thirty-one, standing in my kitchen, the symptoms I was experiencing were leaving me tired and not feeling well each day, in a desperate plea for my body to “just leave me alone and function” I decided to try something I had never tried before. I asked God to guide me for a solution to my poor health. Until that point, I had done everything that was suggested to me by qualified professionals who cared deeply about seeing me well. However, the one place I had never looked was prayer. I stopped looking outward to other people for answers, I instead looked inward to myself and to God for answers. I began praying without ceasing. I finally realized that God had been there that entire time – whispering to me little clues that I could conquer this. It was my time in prayer that quickly led to the necessity for changing my diet. If I ever wanted to feel normal, I had to stop eating for instant gratification. I had to begin eating to nourish not just my body, but also my spirit.
How I am Today.
It has been several years since that time. I’m happy to say that many of the unwanted symptoms I dealt with daily have since resolved. No more knee, hand, and foot pain. No more fear of, “how can I continue living this way with so much pain.” No more imbalanced feeling. No more worry of why my body is not working. This resolution is all because of the prayerful guidance I received from God, and making choices that support me into good health. I finally feel free.
My biggest wish is to help those that also face challenges of autoimmune disease symptoms. I hope to be a support to others in making better choices about the lifestyle choices they make. There are specific foods that can help you to feel your best, it isn’t about restriction anymore. Beyond food choice, it’s as equally important to love yourself and speak kindly to yourself. Keeping your mind, heart, and spirit in a place of love and positivity are some of the best medicines on Earth. It’s about giving your body exactly what it needs to develop and thrive! I’m sharing everything that I have learned on Curing Vision so we can move past this stigma that all unwanted health symptoms are permanent.
We are our own best healers and God is our best teacher. Together we can piece together this wealth of knowledge in libraries and on the internet, it’s just dripping at our fingertips, and let’s cure our vision of what true health is. Let’s stay in touch, give the page a like on Facebook. Instagram is where I share snips of my daily life and things I’m eager to share with you.
I’m so excited to hear what you think of the new website! I’m really excited to share with you my authentic and practical recipes for following the principles of the Alkaline Diet. Teaching about the benefits of using essential oils and herbs for improved healing results is a passion of mine because these are our own tools given to us for better health from God. I feel it is our right as children of God to know how to use the plants He has given to us for healing. And most of all, I look forward to getting to know you!