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Samantha Marie My Personal Statement: Growing up as a dancer since the age of three, I didn't eat much outside the realm of hot dogs, cheeseburgers & pizza yet still managed to be skinny from all my activity. I did catch every cold that went around though and usually caught strep and bronchitis once or twice a year. No one made any connection.
My first introduction to nutrition in my early 20s was purely for vanity reasons. Dancing less while having an office job was starting to show so I went to the bookstore and picked up a copy of "Skinny B*tch" (still one of my favorite books) and immediately changed my diet. Within three months of cutting out artificial ingredients, most processed carbohydrates and many animal foods I had lost 15lbs without changing anything else. I noticed something different though - I wasn't getting sick anymore. Winter passed with no cold, flu or bronchitis. Maybe there was something to this whole nutrition thing after all...
Fast forward five years later after developing an anxiety disorder that evolved into heart issues leaving me unable to dance or virtually work at all. My blood pressure was 150/100 and was in the ER nearly a dozen times with a resting heart rate of 140-150 while trying to sleep. I wanted to get off the prescriptions I was on, doctors were trying to put me on more and I was only getting worse, not better. Enough was enough and I decided to refuse additional medication and attempt to fix myself naturally. I believed in nutrition and began to try various natural alternatives while documenting what I consumed and how I felt. Within a year I was able to get off all prescriptions, brought my blood pressure to 117/78 and had a resting heart rate in the 70s.
The past four years have been the healthiest and happiest I've ever had. Not only am I committed to being naturally healthy for the rest of my life, since my experience I have been passionately dedicated to help others find their own natural way to health and happiness. During my first few months of health, I finished completing my first Personal Trainer Certification with N.E.S.T.A. and have since continuously educated myself in various forms of health, nutrition and natural alternatives.