I was diagnosed with depression at 16, and anxiety at 27. After becoming a mom I set out on a holistic journey to find natural solutions to my mood disorders.
Living with at times high-functioning anxiety/at times debilitating, & seasonal depression affected my relationships with my extended family, my husband, & my kiddos. It was a daily struggle. I woke up in an anxious state with brain fog every single morning.
I found myself “self-medicating” with alcohol. I knew it was a problem but it was the only relief I found. I constantly relied on coffee to keep me energized, then alcohol to help me wind down. It was a vicious cycle.
I’m knew that going the pharmaceutical route was NOT for me, but what other solutions did I have? Dr. after Dr. prescribed me things to “help” but nothing was worth taking with the long list of side effects, & what I did try only worked temporarily and impaired my ability to be a good parent.
I found holistic solutions, like essential oils-I use them all the time! And they help. So much! But the need to use them daily was still there, the root cause still underlying.
I was introduced to Amare & was told it would help my energy levels. I was open to trying it, what did I have to lose?! What happened over the next couple months shocked me!! I feel like a new person. Among the list of noticeable changes: improved energy, no depression, highly diminished anxiety, sleeping better, my body craves healthy foods, NO brain fog, healthy digestion (NO more IBS!!) and better focus. Within my first couple weeks I no longer craved alcohol/caffeine & I completely cut them out of my diet!!
When I say this has been life changing, you have no idea to what extent. I feel like the person I was born to be. I went from surviving to thriving. I was silently struggling day in and day out with my mood disorders, I never ever thought that there was a root cause or that I could heal it. I am empowered, energized, & HAPPY!! 💖💖💖
At age 23, I was diagnosed with Bi Polar 2 and PTSD. I have been dealing with anxious feelings and depression for as long as I can remember.
After trying pharmaceutical medication for 6 months, I chose to find a natural way to manage my moods. I have been mostly successful in doing so, but there have been times when it is tricky. Living with Bipolar, I feel the world intensely. It takes constant management to be mindful of my boundaries and my reactions to people and situations.
In early 2017, my husband and I welcomed our 2nd daughter into the world. I'd had a complicated, high risk pregnancy. Six months along, we lost my father in law in a tragic accident. It had been a very stressful time, to say the least.
A few weeks postpartum, I was eager to return to doing everything I knew would help me feel better. This meant a daily discipline of nutrition, yoga, and exercise, and weekly counseling. I dove in and got to work, but what had been effective for me in the past was no longer enough.
I had insomnia, anxiety, irrational fears and visualizations, food sensitivities, hormone imbalance/low functioning thyroid, adrenal burnout, constipation, brain fog, memory loss, hair loss, weight loss resistance, and boughts of depression.
Throughout 2017 I saw various doctors, trying to get to the bottom of things. I was led me to learn more about the gut-brain connection and restoring my gut health. I’ve been diligent in taking care of my body and mind for several years now, but never truly felt “great”. Because of my mood disorder, I accepted that this was my “normal”. I’m now realizing, as I heal and rebalance my gut and gut-brain axis, that the sky is the limit for how I can feel. That long list of symptoms I lived with does not have to be part of my life.
In March 2018, I found Amare and knew it was the missing link my body needed to heal. I started on the FundaMentals, Sleep+, Relief, Mood+, and Digestive. Within a week, I slept RESTFULLY for the first time in almost 2 years. Within the first 2 weeks, I lost 13 lbs of inflammation. Within a month, m y food sensitivities were reduced from 20 foods down to only 2 or 3. I felt a huge weight lifted off my chest and my anxious feelings have subsided. My energy is back, my brain fog is gone, my digestion is the best it has ever been, and I feel like I am FULLY living for the first time in years.
I wouldn’t have fully believed this kind of progress was possible without experiencing it myself, but it’s amazing what can happen when you find a combination of innovation and integrity like Amare has. After several months on the products, I feel like I am finally experiencing life the way a “normal” person does. I still have bad moments, but I no longer have bad days or weeks. The highs and lows are much less intense; I feel more balanced. I am finally appreciating the benefits of all of the therapy, mindfulness, nutrition, exercise, and other natural methods I’ve used over the years. I can’t overstate how thankful I am, or how much it means to me and my family for me to have found a true solution.