Alma’s journey began at a young age when she suffered from a variety of digestive issues. Doctors dismissed her symptoms as normal bloating and constipation, diagnosed her with irritable bowel syndrome, and recommended drastic changes to her diet. Nothing worked.
After a decade of worsening symptoms, at the age of 30, Alma was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. A tumor the size of peach was in her colon and had metastasized to her liver. According to the most optimistic statistics, her chances of living another 5 years were about 12% with conventional treatment. However, Alma was determined to not let the disease beat her. She endured multiple surgeries and went ahead with chemotherapy. She didn’t want to regret not proceeding with conventional treatments.
During her recovery, Alma made lifestyle choices that led her to a healthier, vibrant, and cancer-free life. She examined her diet and improved her nutrition. She incorporated exercise into her routine, and a year after barely being able to walk around the block during chemo treatments, she ran her first 10K.
Alma’s health struggles ignited her passion for holistic health, and she began to study nutrition, as well as a variety of healing practices in order to become her most strong and active self. Alma strongly believes that everyone needs to listen to their bodies and to pay attention to the signs and symptoms it’s giving off. You are your best advocate, and you need to search for someone who will listen and help guide you through you unique journey. One of the most important lessons Alma has learned is that we all have a tremendous control over our vitality, health, and happiness.