Despite her years of suffering from chronic pain and digestive issues, doctors told Amie Valpone, the writer behind popular health-food blog the Healthy Apple, that there was nothing wrong with her. Bedridden and eager to find answers, Valpone eventually renounced the advice of conventional medicine and got to the root of her health problems through the help of integrative medical doctors. From there, she discovered she was battling heavy metal accumulation, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), chronic fatigue, an IGA deficiency and was born without the gene MTHFR, which is vital for detoxification.

Subsequently, Valpone was also diagnosed with Lyme disease, which prevented her body from digesting gluten, soy, sugar, and many other foods rampant in American cuisine. Recognizing the limitations of medicine, Valpone had to do more than just change the way she ate. By adopting a clean lifestyle with the use of homeopathic remedies such as acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and herbal medicine as well as eating organic, fresh, unprocessed foods, Valpone says has finally overcome the symptoms that once plagued her.

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