Director of Formulations
I have been a high level athlete most of my life. Swimming (sprinter) and Soccer (goalie) were the sports i prided myself in. I never really thought of what career I wanted to do for life, but I've always enjoyed pushing my own limits, and helping others. After a plethora of concussions between the ages of 15-28. After yet another concussion at 28, my health started to spiral downwards.
After years of seeing Health Experts, at 31, they finally gave my condition a name, “Relapsing Polychondritis”! An extremely rare autoimmune disorder in which I was told that I needed heavy biologic immune system suppressors, and steroids to suppress my disease. They also told me that i was most likely not going to live much longer. Well, challenge accepted. Instead of believing the fate and folding the tents, i took this as a challenge to figure out my health. What i have learned over the last 15 years is , we should not be so focused on the “What” is the circumstance, as much as we should centralize on the “Why” is the system dysfunctional. Then, and only then, can we access, analyze, intervene, and appropriate an intelligent plan. I believe that you do not have what you are labeled with, rather you have a dysfunction in the system and your affliction is the result of those dysfunctions.
15 years after diagnosis, I am still here. I am in the best shape of my life, at 46, and generally fell better than I ever did in my teens and 20’s. I am looking forward to the challenges that the next 50 years, in optimal health, brings me.