Are You Dragging Through Life Without Enough Energy or Pizzazz?

Well, you’re not alone. Not even close to being alone, in fact.

Of course, having plenty of company doesn’t make things better, but it says–loud and clear–that there’s a problem in getting help, and the problem is not you.

Bette Dowdell

Bette Dowdell

But there are answers. Good answers. I’ve been where you are; I understand your frustration about getting stuck in a rut. I had to dig myself out of a really deep ditch when doctors didn’t help, I made it, and now I can help you.

With more than 30 years of health research under my belt, I have solid information to share. I focus on how body parts work and interact because getting the basics right fixes all sorts of things. And I write a lot about a good diet, which is different from what we hear.

My story

A month before my first birthday, a drunk driver smashed into our little family car, and I torpedoed from my mother’s lap, face first, into the door panel, scraping all the skin from my forehead. My mother was almost killed and never experienced good health again. My dad was badly injured but recovered.

Doctors said I was fine, but I wasn’t. I suffered a concussion, which, like most concussions, damaged my pituitary gland–the king of the endocrine system and the ruler of pretty much everything that happens in the body. The pituitary is big-time player, and mine was damaged in the crash.

All through my early years, my mom took me to doctor after doctor after doctor trying to get help. They all said I was fine.

Then puberty hit. Holey, Moley! Who thought this was a good idea?

• If I joined the neighborhood softball game, one trip around the bases blew my knees up to grapefruit-size, and they throbbed for days.

• In my teen years, my knees became really noisy, especially going down stairs. The racket embarrassed the socks off me, so I acted as if I didn’t hear it.

• Raynaud’s Syndrome moved in. Cold weather stopped the circulation in my hands and feet. Warmth brought the circulation back–with eye-crossing pain.

• I spent the second day of my very irregular periods bowing to the white porcelain throne, heaving and heaving and heaving. Tis a wonder a lung didn’t come flying out at some point.

• Most of my hair fell out, and the rest of it changed color–from a light brown to a dark, ashy brown, which I hated.

• My brain started hiccuping. Unreliable to a fare-thee-well, it forced me to develop fall-back tactics for whenever I needed to cover up the loss of my mind.

• Shingles came for a long stay. Doctors didn’t help.

Well, I could go on and on about my woes, but I got past them. I’m grateful I don’t know how to give up. And I’m grateful that I love to do research.

Now, my brain’s back, my hair’s back, I know how nutrition beats shingles, my knees move like silent silk; life is good. And now I can help others, which makes life even better.

Why not join my happy group?

First of all, it doesn’t cost you a penny to subscribe to my health updates. And you can unsubscribe anytime.

Each Tuesday morning, you get a well-researched article, full of good cheer and good information, explaining something about how your body works. Everything in our bodies affects everything else, so knowing the players and what they do is huge.

For instance, most people don’t know that whenever they’re sick, their endocrine system’s in the middle of the trouble. Whether tests say so or not. The thyroid, adrenals, etc., etc., etc.–are all in the fight.

And unless you know how the body works, you might think your thyroid has nothing to do with, say, your heart trouble, digestion woes, stomach acid, and I could go on and on. But you’d think wrong.

A whole lot of body parts get involved in anything that’s going on. Medicine, though, treats one body part at a time, which isn’t all that helpful.

Finally, health is never a one-size-fits-all proposition. Our bodies are unique; in all of history, there’s never been another you. So, I talk about symptoms that point out problems–mostly things you’ve been ignoring as “just the way things are.”

And step by step, out of the ditch you come! I did it – now let me help you.

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