Why did you decide to try my private consultation program and cleanse workshop?
I have been working with Nancy for a number of years. I held a high pressure job as a member of the senior staff team in a school board, was always on the road and in meetings both during the day and evenings. Although I was conscious of my unhealthy lifestyle (irregular meals, little exercise during the week and a maximum of 4-5 hours of sleep per night), I felt that it was mostly out of my control. Every once in a while, I would sign up for one of Nancy’s workshops and for an exercise class. I wanted a more healthy lifestyle but thought that I didn’t have the time to pursue it.
At 52, I took early retirement and decided to get my life back. I started seeing Nancy in private consultation because I felt that I needed to start looking after myself. I wanted to learn more about healthy lifestyle habits. I liked Nancy’s approach because she deals with the person as a whole, accepts where we are and suggests a direction we could take to move forward towards our goals. She puts the ball in our court but is there to help along the way. Nancy provides workshops, suggested readings and teleclasses, electronic documents, her blog and weekly newsletters as support. She has a wealth of knowledge. I see Nancy as a coach and mentor and trust her recommendations implicitly.
Cleansing is an important component of Nancy’s program. Because I read the literature provided, I too began to see the benefits and wanted to embark upon this component of the program. However, I did find the first one difficult and somewhat rigid. I stuck to it and have completed many cleanses with Nancy’s help. It is almost second nature now and Nancy’s program has made it easier to follow.
When I started the program, I was close to a burn out, was overweight and out of shape. I had a cough which was stress related, had trouble sleeping as during my working years I had been sleep deprived, suffered from acid reflux and various digestive problems. As I aged, I suffered from various aches and pains especially in my joints. I developed what is called a “snapping hip”.
Since being on the program, I have lost 25 pounds and my snapping hip has disappeared. I still have a few aches and pains but use magnesium gel which helps to control them. My digestive problems and acid reflux have disappeared. I am following a raw and living food diet. I have found peace within myself and love my life. I also started getting a life: started photography, horticulture (I have a 7,000 square foot garden), I walk at least 5 times a week and do Pilates, ski…
Since starting the program and working with Nancy, my outlook on life has changed. I look after all aspects of my life and Nancy’s approach helps with this. I do not view Nancy’s program as an event or something to do. I view it as a lifestyle and am totally committed to living this way for the rest of my life. I have stabilized my weight, cholesterol level and blood pressure. My doctor was concerned at first because I was making such a drastic lifestyle change (no meats or cooked foods). However, after my last physical, we sat down to look at my test results for the past three years. He had to admit that whatever I was doing… I should continue as all my results had greatly ameliorated.
I would like to share other examples of personal successes:
• Having my family tell me that they are planning a complete raw and living food meal for my upcoming 59th birthday.
• Having my friends and family ask about the program, about what I am doing and why and comment on the positive changes they see in me.
• Going on a shopping spree and buying size 2 and 4 instead of size 10.
• Not having to make a resolution about losing weight on New Year’s Day.
Throughout the program, Nancy encouraged me to take small steps and to proceed at my own pace. She acted as a coach and mentor and was there along the way to guide me. I still need encouragement so I love reading her newsletters and blog, participating in teleclasses and various courses.
Have the programs had a lasting effect on you?
Following Nancy’s programs has had a lasting effect on me personally and on my lifestyle and life decisions. I am a better person and feel like the “ever ready bunny”. My family was a bit skeptical at first, but now, when they see the results, they applaud my efforts and encourage me to continue. At 59, I have never looked as good nor felt better.
Paulette Laforest, Oakville Ontario