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My name is Razi Berry.
Fifteen years ago, I was young, single and had a quite lucrative career. I had the freedom to enjoy life, and the money as well. I was living the good life, though not without stress; working towards even bigger dreams. For me those dreams were of getting married, starting a family and setting off into the sunset to live happily ever after. I had my dreams. I had my health. Until one day, I didn’t.
I began to experience debilitating body pain, daily migraines, nausea, and chronic fatigue. I felt like a wind up doll that needed winding. I would become forgetful, and even anxious. Each time I went to my doctor he told me I had a “bug” and would prescribe antibiotics. I had to badger my doctor to look deeper, and he would just scratch his head and offer another prescription.
I went from specialist to specialist who would only look respectively at his or her area of practice. Finally, a rheumatologist suggested a cocktail of pain medication, and that I should fill out the necessary forms for disability insurance.
Sometimes the pain was so bad, that I remember crawling across my bedroom floor to go to the bathroom. I looked at the prescriptions (which never helped) and just cried. So when I refused most of the band-aids they offered, their suggestion was that I needed a psychiatrist. They made me believe if a doctor couldn’t help me, it must all be in my head.
I was distraught. No one was really looking at me, or listening to me.
This changed with my first visit to a naturopathic doctor…
First, I was told that I wasn’t crazy. That my symptoms were real, and that it couldn’t be in my head because the mind and body are connected. My first visit lasted longer than an hour.
In addition to the regular health and family history, my naturopathic doctor asked me questions no other doctor had ever asked before:
Questions about my eating habits, exercise routines, places of work, any possible chemical exposures, use of pesticides, type of household and body care products, my relationships, my sleep patterns, my sources of stress… and more. In just that first visit, we had put together a plan to further discover the causative factors and remove the obstacles to cure.
This is where my healing began. And I want to share this healing with you.
P.S. Today I am healthy and thriving! My amazing recovery led me to create resources to promote the principles of naturopathic medicine so that more people can experience the healing power of nature. I overcame the pain of Fibromyalgia, Infertility, and Chronic Fatigue and now I have two healthy daughters.