When the twins were born in January my mum was signed off work, she has had quite a lot of trouble with her health in the past and the medical professions struggled to diagnose her.
Eventually after many tests and lots of waiting time they diagnosed her with ulcerated colitis and Crohn’s disease. Now for those who don’t know what Crohn’s is, it’s a bowel issue and sufferers cannot tolerate the digestion of fruits, veg & berries, which is exactly what they need to help them to get better.
In the past three months, I have lost 24 lbs, have improved immune system, hair, skin, nails, my hayfever has past AND I have an amazing energy boost every day from 26 fruits, veg and berries! When I started on the product I joined the business after a week and it has been the best decision I ever made. A £50 investment, that’s helped me earn my own living, around my boys, allows me to help others but now I have the opportunity to do something much bigger!
My nan died at 52 from bowel cancer, at the moment with the problems my mum is having she could be going down the same route. She is now 46 that gives me 6 years to stop history from repeating itself. My boys are all under two but my youngest brother is 10, I would do anything in my will power to prevent history from repeating.
I was probably in the business for a month before I found the document on Juice Plus and Crohn’s disease. It was definitely one of those butterfly moments reading the document.
To put it as simply as possible because the 26 fresh, ripe, raw fruit, veg & berries in the capsules have already been digested and are absorbed into the body, also known as whole foods by introducing them slowly and steadily, in the long term the capsules can help improve sufferers symptoms, they could help reduce medication and actually help them to tolerate fresh fruit & veg!
Now side effects range from needing to be close to a toilet to having a low immune system and recently there has been quite a lot of press on raising awareness for Crohn’s. However, there is one side effect which does not get talked about often, that is fatigue. Fatigue is a massive issue for people who have Crohn’s and I’ve witnessed it with my mother.
So from today we are starting up a campaign “Fight for FITigue!”
Obviously I am aware that there are other things in life that can linked with fatigue eg pregnancy, arthritis, age, anaemia, diabetese, and many more.
I know that personally the little sleep I get with twins has left me running on empty some days, and if it weren’t for the energy boost I get from 26 f&v everyday that if I had to go without some days I don’t know how I’d make it to bed time!
I have set myself a goal of helping 100 IBD sufferers in the next year, which averages around 2per week, being a matter close to my heart this is one of my BIG whys!
This is by no means a cure and I definitely am not claiming to be a medical professions, an expert or anything other than a mother of three small boys trying to make a difference to other peoples lives.
Watching my mum suffer, in particular the past six months, makes my heart ache and if I could help to save other daughters, sons, grandchildren, family, friends from a little heart ache and help them regain their health and feel fit in themselves, then that will mean more than words can describe.
Let’s fight for FITigue together because everybody deserves it!
Here’s a 1 minute video made by my boys & I. We’d love you to watch and feel free to share!