Autumn has been using the Dynamic Neural Retraining System to recover from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Food Sensitivities, Depression, Anxiety, ​Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and environmental allergies.

Autumn had experienced symptoms associated with limbic system impairment since the day she was born. “The hospital staff put a gown on me that had been washed in fragrant detergent, and I broke out into a rash. I suffered symptoms all throughout my childhood–allergies, anxiety, lots of infections. Things really ramped up, though, when I reached my tipping point later as an adult. I got pregnant with my daughter and had a traumatic birth experience, all while living in a house that had a mold problem in the basement. I was never the same after that.” It was then that Autumn began searching for answers in hopes of regaining her health. “I started with my family doctor and progressed to various specialists: gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, rheumatologists, psychiatrists and therapists, dermatologists, gynecologists, allergists, and mast cell and POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) specialists. I reached a dead end with those, and started seeing integrative doctors, mold specialists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and diet coaches. I tried several elimination and gut-healing diets. Then I started trying the various protocols of famous doctors and ‘biohackers’. By the time I started DNRS, it seemed I was starting a new protocol every other week.”

Overwhelmed and losing hope, Autumn decided to try the program that she had heard about several times through the course of her illness. One story in particular stood out to her, inspiring her to give DNRS a try. “My interest was finally piqued when I heard about a woman from a mold support group on Facebook who had gone through the program and was fully recovered, off all meds and supplements, and living in her old house again. At that point, my expectation of recovery was to find a protocol of supplements, dietary restrictions, and environmental circumstances that I could tolerate for the rest of my life. It blew my mind that someone could truly recover and live a normal life again. At the same time, it confirmed a suspicion I’d always held that something about all of these mold-detoxing, hormone-balancing, gut-healing protocols just didn’t add up–that there was a root cause that I was overlooking.”

Since implementing the program, Autumn’s recovery has been nothing short of incredible. She recently shared her inspiring story of recovery on our Community Forum:

In December 2018, I moved out of my house because I was too unwell to live there anymore. I couldn’t take care of my 3-year-old daughter on my own. I ate homemade broth-based soups with spoonfuls of fat and a handful of veggies and soft meats for 3 meals a day. There was no exercise gentle enough for my body to handle. I couldn’t use any beauty or hygiene products. I lost my livelihood (professional singer and voice teacher), my home, and my family, and my daughter and I moved in with my parents while my husband continued to work and live 13 hours away.

Last weekend, almost 11 months into my DNRS journey, I moved back into this very house I left and we are–at long last–a family again, living and thriving together in a way we never dreamed was possible only 1 year ago. 

I spend all day long with my daughter. I laugh so much with her. I run around the house and the playground with her. We dance, we play soccer, we play games, and we are silly all the time. I am patient and understanding and gentle with her. I make her meals and I take her places. Every night before bed, I describe a happy memory and then I sing her a song.

I eat absolutely anything I want. Not just pizza, ice cream, and egg McMuffins, but delicious, healthy, nutritious things like huge salads with nuts, vinegars, and berries. I haven’t had a broth-based meal in months. I receive a local farm share every week and I love planning and preparing meals with every single ingredient that comes in that box–cucumbers, squash, snap peas, cabbage, beets, leeks, corn, tomatoes, onions, everything!

I do Zumba or yoga every day. Sometimes for a full hour! I dance and smile the whole time and sometimes I get to the end and feel like I could keep going. The first time I completed an hour-long Zumba class, I cried tears of joy during the cool-down.

My house is full of wonderful smells: hand soap with lavender essential oils, body soap with rosemary, and shampoo with flower extracts. Not just the products in the house, but the house itself. The musty basement smell, the coat of fresh paint in the bedroom, the gasoline smell of the garage, the cleaner on the windows, and just all the wonderful smells of cooked food, fresh bread, cut grass, outdoor breezes, and our daily activities mingling together to make the wonderful smell of home.

I am singing again. Every day, I use my voice and I fill the house with my strong, confident, clear singing voice. When the opportunity returns, I will fill the halls of churches and theaters again with my trained soprano. And this time, I will know what it took and what it means to have that gift to share with the world.

Annie Hopper, do you know what a gift you have given our family? I think not only about the families you have restored, but the human beings you have given back to the world. We, who became shells of our former selves, restored to grateful, compassionate, resilient individuals who are able to make a difference and contribute a thing of beauty and hope to the story of this world.

And to my DNRS coach, Emily, if you’re reading this, please know that your suggestions are, every time, immediately helpful.  

I have achieved my defining moment–this was the scenario I envisioned, but didn’t think was possible when I started DNRS 11 months ago. And I am so grateful for the ones who have gone before me. Your success stories are the reason I persisted to this day.

What is Autumn’s message to those who are still suffering? “You don’t have to believe this program will work for it to work. Doubt is a natural, and I’d even say healthy, part of the process. So many of us come into DNRS wanting certainty, and learning to be okay with uncertainty was, for me, a huge part of the recovery process. That being said, watching others’ success stories gave me so much hope and motivation to keep going. It is a slow process and it’s a lot of work. There are ebbs and times you’ll feel you’ve made no progress. But you commit to this, you give yourself no other choice–it’s either this or be sick the rest of your life. You maintain that determination and you will fully recover.”

15 Comments

  • Rebecca August 20, 2020 3:00 pm

    This is so wonderful! I’m so so happy for you!

  • Cara MariAnna August 20, 2020 3:04 pm

    Autumn, I’m smiling ear to ear and crying tears of joy. Congratulations to you and your family. Keep filling the world with your beautiful voice.

  • Christina August 20, 2020 5:09 pm

    Autumn,
    Your story gives me so so much HOPE!
    One question I have is, did you remediate your home or no?
    Also, who was your coach?
    I’m in the midst of DNRS right now with many same issues.
    Thank you, thank you, thank YOU for sharing your testimonial!!!
    ~Christina D

    • Autumn Boyle September 12, 2020 3:44 pm

      Yes, Christina, we remediated the basement where the issue was. My coach was Emily Lofaro–highly recommend!

  • Maureen August 22, 2020 12:13 pm

    Autumn, this is so amazing!! I see you each week smiling ear to ear I had no idea this is what you have recovered from. Huge thank you for sharing!! This gives me great hope!! I have had the same It’s as you. I am so grateful for you, your dedication, and giving us all a gift, you!!!

  • Emily August 23, 2020 7:32 am

    Autumn, thank you for your beautiful story! I am so happy that you are able to experience life again. As a mother I completely understand the desire to live fully with your daughter, and as a fellow artist I am so thrilled that one day you will share your light with the world again. So many congratulations to you!!

  • Shweta Warwade August 23, 2020 10:57 am

    Did you remediate your home

  • Brenda September 27, 2020 6:01 pm

    This is so inspiring, I just received my DVDS this weekend and starting tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your story!

  • Adele October 4, 2020 11:33 am

    Beautiful Autumn, thank you for sharing your “miraculous” story of healing. I have just started the DNRS program and my old programing still finds it hard to believe that I too could actually be living as a “normal” person in a few months time, and yet something far more powerful, deep in my soul is whispering that it is already so, I just have to commit to the work, surrender and let it happen. Thank you for this further confirmation and inspiration. How magical it will be to be writing a testimonial of my own a year from now. Big Love your way and continued blessings as you embrace your new, adventurous life and inspire so many with the wisdom you have acquired on your detour along the way and undoubtedly with profound sense of gratitude and appreciation that only comes after overcoming extreme hardships and challenges. Love and Hugs

  • Darla October 16, 2020 5:42 pm

    What an awesome and inspiring story! I’m sooo happy for you! Thanks for sharing!

  • Amanda Dee November 18, 2020 9:16 am

    Hello Autumn, I am curious if you ever retested for CIRS? That is what I have been doing the program for and am curious if having reduced symptoms goes hand in hand with either a lower positive test or a negative test. Thank you!

  • Julia December 3, 2020 7:30 am

    Autumn thank you for sharing your story…so very inspiring and I’m just crying happy tears for you to return to your precious family!!!! I’m so grateful for reading this and you giving me hope and courage to continuing on this program. Also Forever grateful for Annie and DNRS

  • Bonnie Ehrhart December 31, 2020 7:10 am

    I am searching for something to help my sister. Due to many food sensitivities, she is able to eat a very limited diet. She has suffered with this for probably 25 years, with more and more things causing reactions, not just foods but also external products. She is hovering at just 100 pounds and I am fearful for her. I am wondering if this program would help her. She has spent so much money over the past years trying to find the cure. I will gladly purchase this for her but I don’t really understand what this program is. Is this something that might really help her?

  • Hayley January 28, 2021 4:24 am

    Thank you for the inspiration Autumn. I tried DNRS a year ago and did not fully commit. I am mentally ready to commit 100% to this program now and testimonials such as yours are what give me the hope and ambition to really throw myself 100% in! Thank you

  • Charise March 28, 2021 4:20 pm

    Autumn, I am just overwhelmed by your beautiful testimony and am beyond thrilled for you and your family! You are an Overcomer! So extraordinarily happy for you!

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