Posted on April 3, 2019

Onward and Upward

Christina has been using the Dynamic Neural Retraining System to recover from Chronic Pain, Food Sensitivities, ​Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder​, Depression, Anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and more.

Christina had begun to experience symptoms associated with limbic system impairment in childhood. She recalls, “I overreacted to many, many events emotionally and exhibited behaviors of learned helplessness. I had on and off digestive symptoms, body image issues, eating and exercise disorders, and depression and anxiety that started in my preteen years.“ Prior to finding the Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS), she had visited several therapists, and sought help from naturopaths, nutritionists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, and medical doctors to attempt to get a more comprehensive diagnosis for her rapidly accumulating symptoms.

She eventually discovered DNRS when it was mentioned in a Facebook forum for people with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.

Christina has had many wonderful successes along the way of her recovery journey, and she shared her most recent progress on our Community Forum: 

My good friend and mentor reminded me yesterday that I should celebrate how far I have come, and I thought, what better way to celebrate than sharing all the goodness with my forum family!

This was my list of symptoms and what I couldn’t do when I started DNRS in February 2017. The duration of physical symptoms was about 7 years acutely, and the emotional stuff was on and off since birth. A naturopathic doctor diagnosed what follows.

Digestive symptoms fell under the categories of SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth),  system wide candida overgrowth, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and food sensitivities. I had about 25 foods that I could eat when I started, and 24/7 digestive symptoms. I was also nursing my twins.

I also experienced chronic pain, localized and widespread, burning, flushing, rashes, itching, numbness, tingling, random throat closing, insomnia, irregular cycles, poor metabolism, issues with the liver and gallbladder, detox issues, and possible Elhers-Danlos Syndrome. Things would pop up randomly and I can’t remember all of it, nor do I want to!

Emotionally, I experienced Anxiety (acute and generalized), Depression, PTSD, body image issues, and more.  

What I couldn’t do: Walk, except around the house. Drive. Clean my house. Take care of my kids. Cook. Shower.

During the first 4 months of my recovery I gained back all of those activities (except showering, but bathing became much more pleasant). I was walking 4 miles per day, and was more productive, a better parent, and had more peace, calm, and bliss than any other time in my life. I was utterly in love with life!

There has been an ebb and flow of symptoms along the way, but since January 2018, 99% of the physical symptoms have disappeared. The psychological symptoms mentioned above are about 80% gone – PTSD is completely gone, and as long as I am continuing to implement the program, none of them are present. I am still learning to love myself deeply, and I know that once that becomes a habit, I will be fully rewired.

At this point I have a fuller sense of who I am than any other time in my life. You can and will get YOU back through this process, even if you’ve never met you before. And that is absolutely priceless.

The most significant gains for me aren’t things one can see. Learning to trust the goodness of life, to live in a straight line for the first time (vs. in circles in my head as I did before), learning to live in the moment for the first time, learning to be in charge of my thoughts and emotions for the first time, learning to trust myself for the first time, so that other people’s actions no longer have power over me and know that what pleases me are good, healthy, life affirming choices. Learning to live from trust and love instead of fear and doubt is at the core of this, and is turning my life upside down in the best possible way. 

I now know and live, every day, the fact that I want to live and my life has value.

I sleep well now, walk 4-5 miles per day, and do some housework, cooking, and childcare each day. Expanding this is currently what I’m working on. I am thoroughly committed to the DNRS until my life is as full and glorious as I want it to be. Onward and upward, my friends!

To someone who is still suffering, Christina’s message is, “Give DNRS 100% effort as laid out for 6 months and see what happens. Set aside all doubt and fear and be open to accepting the magic that unfolds. This program has healed things in myself and my friends that so, so many mainstream practitioners have said were incurable. Recovered life is so, so, so much more than worth the effort it takes to get there! There is a life out there that is more beautiful, full, and free than you can imagine, all it takes is some faith and hard work. There IS hope, no matter your circumstances. You are the cure!”

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