This is episode 2 in a series following the health journey of Leigh-Anne Sharland as she struggled to find a diagnosis for her health problems and eventually comes to terms with both epilepsy and liver cancer.
In this very moving episode of Leigh-Anne’s journey, her vulnerability shines through as shares how hard it is waiting for surgery; the fear, loneliness and sadness she is experiencing. She knows she will be okay; the cancer has been caught early and the epilepsy is controlled with medications – but human emotions still well up inside, and that is okay. We don’t know what it’s like to confront our own mortality until it happens to us. Although she has always had a lot of compassion for others, she describes how her understanding of what sick people are going through has changed.
Leigh-Anne explains what she means by her morning “fish and chips”. We have her on a nutritional protocol to help her deal with stress and allow the immune cells in her body to make enough energy to do their job of protection and defense. Her fish and chips are cod-liver-oil and an adrenal cocktail – whenever possible we want these from real food sources that the body can absorb and utilise. She also takes a magnesium glycinate supplement – because we burn through magnesium quickly whenever we are under stress – and not just from a chronic illness. There are many different forms of magnesium and some have very low bioavailability, Leigh-Anne is using the Pure Encapsulations, magnesium glycinate brand.
We hope you enjoy this series and look forward to sharing more of Leigh-Anne’s journey over the next few months. Please subscribe, like and share with anyone who may find this helpful.
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