Guest Blogger: Ondria Uzuri-Ima Phakamile-El
My story is not glamorous and is based in humility more than in anything else. During the late nineties, I was at a crossroads in my life. Upon a visit to my doctor, I was told I needed to change my eating habits. If I did not pay attention to how I ate now my body would definitely get my attention later. At this time I was in ‘ok’ health. Meaning, though I had no major illnesses, I was constantly plagued with yeast infections and allergies in the summer and spring months, along with, tonsillitis and bronchitis in the winter months. I guess some people would be grateful for these discomforts compared with the ‘miseries’ some people live with every day. Yet, I still was not happy with my physical being and I knew at that moment, after visiting my doctor I had to change.
So, I gave myself a ‘last supper’! I went to Burger King, purchased a double whopper with cheese, large onion rings and a coke. Having devoured every bite, I committed myself to better health. I have not had a meal like that since and that was in the late fall/winter of 1998! I started with giving up pork and beef then later on in my journey I gave up turkey and chicken. Within one year of making these changes in my eating regimen I no longer had to deal with chronic allergies, yeast infections, bronchitis or tonsillitis! I ate more fresh organic fruits and vegetables, drank more water, and incorporated medicinal herbs as remedies for whatever ailed me.
Today, I am a Certified Natural Health Practitioner. My family, of course, not surprised by my career choice, saw my transformation and questioned me along the way. Yet, having persevered and they, having witnessed my accomplishments, can see the benefits of my journey and can now celebrate with me! This change was not easy to make, the transformation worth the work, and I still have not come to an end. On the contrary, I have embarked on a new journey of helping others make their own transformation toward a healthier lifestyle. This new journey is much more challenging than my own, because changing people’s mindset takes patience and time. The patience to hold my clients hand while they get used to change and the time it takes to help them reach their goals.
I once read, ‘You become a natural practitioner at the moment when you decide you are one’. This statement made a profound impression on me. It says, to me, you are in control of what your life will be, so whatever you decide your life is, that is what it will be. So, decide today that ‘You become healthy in your mind, your body and your spirit at the moment when you decide you are committed’. Therefore, decide you will commit to your well being today.
Trinity Divine Healing, LLC was inspired by Herbalist Ondria Uzuri-Ima Phakamile-El. She has studied herbal remedies for over 15 years, using most of what she learned on her family and friends. After receiving her certification in herbal science and dried blood cell analysis, Trinity came into existence.
Contact her: www.trinitydivinehealing.com