The shockingly simple way this mom saved her 6-year-old’s life

The shockingly simple way this mom saved her 6-year-old’s life

Editor’s note: QueenBeeing is proud to introduce our new Holistic Healer, Agatha Repice. 

When 6-year-old Daniel’s mother first came to me for help, she was desperate. She had been struggling for more than a year with his condition, and she had no answers – despite the fact that she’d done everything she could to get help from several medical experts.

IMG_0264“Daniel started his chronic hives in October of 2012,” his mother said. “I had taken him to his pediatrician, hospital, dermatologist, allergist, and even the children’s hospital of Philadelphia.”

But she said that after a lot of bloodwork, poking, prodding and testing, there were no answers. And this is what she was dealing with.

“I did days and nights, hours and hours of research and I came to the conclusion that I needed to do something drastic, I didn’t want my son on steroids he was only 5 years old,” Daniel’s mom said.

“All my research pointed to the FOOD we eat, at first I didn’t believe that, but I was a desperate mother with at the time a 6-year-old who I was tired of seeing 85% of his body covered in hives, and suffering, itching and couldn’t walk at times.”

The First Steps to Recovery: Eliminating Artificial Food Coloring and Flavors

IMG_0418Daniel’s mom said the first thing she did was to eliminate artificial food coloring and artificial flavors.

“… to my amazement I started to see a change, but it wasn’t enough. I needed to do something else for him,” she said. “I decided to follow something else I saw online, we went gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. And wow! I cannot hesitate to tell you what a huge difference it made, they were not gone completely but it was only about 20% of his body now.”

Seeking Professional Help from a Holistic Healer

Though she’d started to see results, Daniel’s mom wanted to know how she could do better for her son – she knew she was on the right track, but she just needed a little guidance to help Daniel recover and live a comfortable and healthy life.

That’s when she found me.

“When I met Agatha Repice at Clean Clear Body, I had given her a list of foods that we normally eat and she told me what was ok and what was no good for him,” she said. “She also did cupping on him. Through time we had him all cleared up as long as we were careful with what he ate and touched.”

Schools and Food Allergies: Daniel’s Experience

IMG_0141So often, teachers at school are so busy that they don’t realize the importance of understanding their students’ dietary needs – and thanks to the level of toxicity in many of our foods today, it’s more important than ever – especially when allergies are involved.

“Unfortunately some schools just don’t understand and he had an incident where the teacher (even though she had a list of things he can’t have or touch) had given them all regular pasta for an art project,” Daniel’s mother reported.. “Needless to say my son ended up in the hospital with a first time reaction of this kind a fever of 103.5 and a body with no reaction limp as a noodle.”

Thankfully, his mother said, Daniel was okay.

“I had given him children’s Tylenol and allergy medicine and that helped him,” she said. “The hospital was afraid to give him any medicine because all of their medicine had artificial colors in it, had to be dye free. I got a letter from the hospital and showed it to the school. They promised to be more careful.”

If She Can Do It, So Can You!

Daniel’s mother is on a mission to help educate fellow parents as well as teachers and daycare staff – anyone who works with children.

“I want to add the importance of following these diets,” she said. “If it’s your family member especially a child,I would suggest the whole family stick with it and remove items the child shouldn’t have from your home.”

“It’s easier for them to stick to it that way, it’s what I did,” she said. “I’m not going to lie, it’s not easy but for my son I will do anything, and I did. Including cooking many things homemade gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, corn free, yeast free but not taste free I always made sure they tasted good. And I am a full time working mom.”

Today, Daniel is a happy, healthy and hive-free boy, his mother reports.

“Thanks to following Agatha Repice’s advice and guidance, he is finally cured.”IMG_0475

Do you need help getting your health in control? Contact me for a free coaching session to see if I can help you.

No-Neck Blues: The Shocking Trigger That Led to a 100 Pound Weight Loss

No-Neck Blues: The Shocking Trigger That Led to a 100 Pound Weight Loss

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” ~William James

100 pounds lost before and after 5 feet tallIt’s time to come clean.  I used to be seriously obese – I know, you know. But what you don’t know is what it is that made me finally stop being that way.

Maybe it wasn’t the best reason – but hey, it did the trick. But it took a long time to get there. Even though I had high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and several other obesity-related health issues, it took a few non-health-related things to kick me in the butt to get moving.

So I can’t hide it any longer. Here’s one of the incidents that inspired me to lose weight and later tell my story. Of course, I never thought I’d be sharing this stuff in public. But here we go – a whole new thing has occurred in my life – I have chosen to try that whole radical self-acceptance concept, and I’m digging it – which means that I am willing to share my secret weight loss stuff to help you, my very favorite reader, out – and also willing and able to ignore the negative stuff that comes with it when the trolls get a hold of the link. But that’s another post for another day! So anyway, on with the show.

The Day I Lost My Neck: A Painfully True Story of Self-Realization

My name is Angela Atkinson, and I’m the editor-in-chief and creator of QueenBeeing.com, among other things. I’m also a woman who has struggled with being obese and being invisible in a society that both perpetuates obesity and shuns those affected by it.

There was a time that my face appeared to be attached to my shoulders – I was seriously neck-impaired. One evening in 2009, I was sitting in my living room having coffee with my friend Lori, when I admitted something that I hadn’t yet been able to say out loud up to that point.

“Lori,” I said. “I no longer have a neck. I can’t believe I’m this fat! I used to have a NECK!”

Being the good friend she was, Lori insisted she could see something that resembled a neck – but the truth was that she was just being nice. I had no neck.

But that moment was significant – it marked a period of serious personal growth in my life – and within two years of that day, I had completely changed my relationship with food and with my body – and dropped 100 pounds in the process.

Good old Timehop helped me remember this stuff actually – see what it stuck in my face the other day? Ha, I kid! I love these kinds of before and after weight loss photos – they really help my motivation to stay on track!  (But, see how I had no neck on that left pic? Yikes! No wonder I could barely breathe.)

angie head before and after

 

I managed to get past the biggest part of my weight struggles and to take off the 100 plus pounds I needed to – although the journey continues every day. I learned to change my mind and to understand myself and the way my body works on a whole new level.

In fact, I chronicled the whole deal in my book, Project Blissful: How I Lost 100 Pounds Without Starving, Sweating or Surgery. 

I wrote this book because I truly believe in paying it forward and in helping others who could use some real, solid advice from someone who has been where they are, rather than some random fitness guru who has never experienced the life of an overweight or obese person.

My genuine hope is that it helps everyone who reads it to find a new perspective and to allow her (or his) true self to emerge through the physical baggage she (or he) is carrying today. That’s how it worked for me, once I figured out the really important “little things” I was missing – and I’m sharing them all with you in this book.

 

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