Overcoming depression, fatigue, and ankylosing spondylitis – Cynthia
What were your symptoms before Maximized Living?
- No energy – I had to take naps throughout the day
- Migraines (at least 1-2 times / week)
- Vision impairment (holes in vision, sometimes complete blackouts)
- Severe Flu at least 2-3 times per year
- Severe stomach issues (I would experience nausea and vomit often … not on purpose)
- Swollen fingers, to the point where I could not bend them
- SEVERE lower back pain (woke me up at night, could not vacuum without breaks in between, could not sit for long periods, etc…)
- Entire body would be stiff for up to (and sometimes over) an hour upon waking
- Lack of motivation
- Irritability & Mood swings
- History of depression – I had taken multiple psychotropic drugs in my teenage years (Prozac, Clonazepam, Risperdol, Lorazepam) and spent time in the psychiatric ward at Victoria Hospital
- Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis
How did you learn of Maximized Living? Why were you inspired to make a change?
I learned about Maximized Living through my uncle and my mom. I was sick of being sick! Doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with my back or why I had so much inflammation.
What changes did you make?
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Maximized Living Advanced Nutrition Plan
- Exercise (Burst training + Weight training)
- Quit Smoking
- Discontinued Birth Control
- Maximized Living detox
- My family has become closer because we’ve all taken the challenge to better our lives!
After Maximized Living
- No more need for random naps!
- I have not had a headache in months! I don’t even remember the last one I had.
- Last blackout episode was 9 months ago – at least!
- I have not had a flu or cold this year at all!
- No more nausea!
- My rings don’t fit me anymore, because there is no longer the inflammation in my fingers! My shoe size has gone down too, along with the inflammation in my feet!
- I have very little lower back pain. It does not wake me up at night anymore; in fact I own a cleaning business now and am able to do lots of physical activity without pain. I am also able to sit through long lectures and movies with no pain, either.
- My body is not stiff in the mornings anymore.
- I have lost 20 lbs since starting the Advanced Plan.
- My concentration is much better, and my grades have improved by 15% since last year.
- More motivated.
- No mood swings
- Within 3 months of Maximized Living, my doctor completely removed my diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis! Her exact words were, “I’m in shock!”
This is the best I’ve ever felt and the happiest I’ve ever been.