This Was Me!!!


This “about me” below was written in 2012. For those of you who were around, you know this site and all my others disappeared during an exerted effort by stalkers to silence and kill me. You can learn more about that here, if interested. Which plummeted me into over 4 years of homelessness being lured across the country while disabled and no income till I moved into the barn in 2018. I conquered the brain damage, herniated disks, “abnormally large cysts” in my spine, inability to walk, talk and more, but now I am back! 🙂 And no worries if you don’t believe it, because I didn’t quite know it was possible either. This is why I am so passionate about sharing my story. To let you know that YOU CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING TOO!!! I AM LIVING PROOF! And now I AM living my DREAM building my food forest where I grow and harvest most of the herbs you will find at this site used in my products.

In and out of the hospital, being drugged up again, with threats of being locked up forever being told my illness was not real, so I must be delusional…I was bit head to toe by mosquitoes in the Everglades in Florida, February 2014…which led to Neuroinvasive West Nile Viral Encephalitis….then got bit by a brown recluse on the black of my neck, where the infection crossed the blood brain barrier leaving me unable to talk or walk, feed myself or even remember my neighbors names. The next 4 years was more like a lifetime movie where the damsel in distress does not get rescued, but fights like hell to make it in a world with ZERO support. No family, no loved ones, and hardly a soul that even cared if I had toilet paper or was warm…this obviously did not help my healing….

But…what if it did? What if the fact that I did not have a safety net, like the rest of most Americans, was the REASON I healed while others stay sick…?

I will leave that question for you to ponder and move on to the original bio that was written when this site was started 8 years ago. 🙂

Yes, I know it’s hard to believe, especially those that see me now running around as if I was just Blessed with perfect health my whole life!
In my early 20’s I was not the vibrant woman you know today…I was dying, not only physically, but emotionally…and spiritually.  In fact most of my childhood memories are riddled with hospitals, doctors and drugs, so many in fact that I hardly remember anything else!
After a series of strokes and seizures I was told I had 6 months to live and was diagnosed with epilepsy!  This was in 1996!  They never gave me a reason, only MORE DRUGS!  So I did what I was told, like a good little patient and remained sick…but didn’t die.  I made SMALL changes in my diet at that time which probably helped, but not nearly enough.  I still had a lot to learn!

I was diagnosed with cancer or pre cancer, more than once and told I needed procedures to prevent it from spreading, was horribly depressed and acquired diabetes insipidous which is pretty much the ADVANCED stages where you lose your eyesight, kidneys and almost your feet.  I had to wear diapers because I lost my kidney function and had no idea I had to go to the bathroom until AFTER my legs were wet!  I had over 100 LIVE WOUNDS on my lower legs and was literally a walking zombie!!!  I would actually fall asleep at the dinner table in an instant!  Even in public.  My family just came to know me as this walking dead patient and accepted that I would always be this way.  I was lucky and was able to save my feet…this was around the time I started to learn that there might be something wrong with the “treatment” I had come to know and accept in main stream medicine.  I didn’t know the answer, I just started to realize that something might be wrong with what I believed.  I took every drug they ever offered me believing that they knew what was best for me and that their job was to heal me.  I never even considered the side effects of the drugs because they always told me that the risk of the dis-ease outweighed any possible side effects that were extremely rare!  HAHAHA  If they were so rare, then why was I experiencing almost all of them?  And their solution? MORE DRUGS!!!  Come to find out late that just by removing those drugs, many of my conditions just went away without ANY knowledge of proper nutrition, despite what I had thought I learned in school!

I also was suffering from asthma from as early as I can remember in my childhood, which I was taking several inhalers, steroids, pills like theophylline and taking allergy shots, 2 twice per week.  I had come to know the doctors office and emergency room very well.  Too well.  In fact if they didn’t see me or pick me up with the ambulance for a week they started to miss me and thought I may have died!

After a sudden paralysis rendering my legs useless and having trouble with even my upper limbs, I was later diagnosed first with fibromyalgia, then MS, then Lupus.  They offered me more drugs…and a wheelchair…and a handy dandy little disabled parking pass!  They even gave me state disability which offered me 47 dollars per week to live on!  Gee, thank you, California!  No problem paying bills, rent and raising 2 children on that income!
I was told I would have to appeal the payment decision which could take years…

That’s when I decided enough was enough and it was time for me to find a better way…
Being a nutrition major in the early 90’s I thought I knew everything there was to know about proper know, the food pyramid, white bread, grains, dairy, meat…knew NOTHING of GMO’s or the depletion of the soil and thus minerals found in our tainted foods, but I did get an A in my classes!

You know they say when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.  Life sent me a series of people who would help plant seeds about my ability to heal myself, IF I was willing to make changes.  Out of desperation I made the changes and hoped that what I was told was true about me being able to heal myself.  I had nothing left but hope. 
Honestly, I was skeptical and all I really wanted was to be able to go to the bathroom by myself and fix my children dinner…go to the store…my aspirations were not too high at the time.  I had no idea that I could make a COMPLETE RECOVERY and am still somewhat amazed at what I went through…….almost like it was a bad dream….
I quit the drugs and quit going to the doctor.  Funny that that decision alone would be the most crucial step I could take towards finally healing and being free of dis-ease!

My last appointment with my doctor in 2007 while I was in a wheelchair was after I had started taking modifilan, a brown seaweed supplement.  I started to regain control of my limbs and I was soooo excited to show him that there would be hope in me walking again!  I got out of my chair and walked a little sideways, like a crab…LOL  Fell over a little, but I was able to control my limbs somewhat and hold my weight with my legs!  I thought he would be as excited as I was, but instead he pretty much chastised me and warned me of the “dangers” of supplements, told me they were pretty much a conspiracy theory and insisted that I could get all the nutrition I needed from the food I could get in the grocery store!  He literally tried to discourage the use of any nutritional supplements and warned of the hazards that might arise taking something that had not been approved by the FDA! 

I could bore you with the long gory details of everything I experienced, from emergency surgeries where they had to call a liver specialist in the midst of surgery to repair and replace my insides after literally being bent over like an L shape in pain unable to stand straight in constant pain, but I think what is more important here is that despite what “they” might tell you, you CAN heal!  I AM LIVING PROOF!

I went through a series of replacing one negative damaging lifestyle choice with something more healthy and nourishing…learned the powers of juicing and the negative impact of the SAD (Standard American Diet) on my health.  And here we are 6 years after the turning point for health in my life and have not only not been sick since, but have never felt better! 

This is not  fictional story!  This can also be YOUR STORY if you choose it!  One of the most important things I had learned is that Mother Nature/God is smarter than man.  And if you THINK you can’t heal, you are probably right.  As well as if you KNOW you CAN heal, you are also right!

Here is a video from 2012 where I discussed my Journey of healing at the time.

Obviously, I’ve learned a lot more about healing since then…but one thing I know for sure is that it only takes a choice and that choice is yours! 🙂


Blessings and Love,

Christie Aphrodite

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