For anyone that has been following my progress over the past seven years or know me or Joanna personally you may have noticed the pain, stress and even depression we have experienced due to my health decline. But now I feel absolutely incredible! It’s taken me a few weeks to write this because I’m still in shock. What just happened?
For those who have been praying and expressing their love I am grateful. It shows me that prayer is powerful and encourages me to pray for others even more. I haven’t written a post in almost a year, mainly due to work on my nutrition thesis for graduate school and honestly, treatment fatigue started to set in. We discovered a lot of new therapies in recent months but I felt we had reached a plateau with my health. Overall, things were better, but I still felt pretty drained by the afternoon on most days and wanted to go to bed by 8 or 9pm. I felt my kidneys had improved significantly, yet I still would wake up often at night and always needed to get up to go to the bathroom. I woke up every morning with joint aches and stiffness, and slept poorly due to waking up frequently at night from the pain. Frustratingly, I still wanted to exercise, but didn’t have the energy or the ability to move much without joint pain. We have been to so many doctors I no longer can count, both around the midwest and in the Bay area. After wiping through most of our savings and feeling like I may never be able to work full time again distress and fear were pretty overpowering.
About a month ago, my dentist introduced me to a redox signaling product called ASEA. I was a bit skeptical so I dug into the science and researched the company and technology behind it. While I’m not a fan of taking a lot of supplements, this seemed different, and sounded like something that may help as a foundational tool for every process in the body. So I gave it a try and didn’t notice much at first.
Then after a week, I suddenly felt different. Different in a good way. I was shocked because I hadn’t felt like this since before I became ill. I noticed a surge of energy throughout the day, started to sleep completely through the night, not needing to get up to go to the bathroom at all, and dreaming! I had forgotten what it was like to dream. I started waking up ready to go, without feeling tired. Then I noticed I didn’t want to go to bed so early anymore. Now some nights I feel like I could stay up until midnight, but because I value the restorative benefits of sleep I’ve been forcing myself to go to bed at a decent time. Even more importantly to me, I noticed less aches and pains with movement. I started feeling like I wanted to exercise again.
Two weeks ago my wife and I decided to take a short Northern California road trip. In this photo you can see Point Reyes lighthouse at the bottom of the staircase. We first stopped at Stinson beach to walk along the ocean. Before going I was hesitant because normally my feet and ankles hurt just from walking on all the sand. But this time it wasn’t a problem. Once we got to the lighthouse, there was a half mile walk to the top of the cliff. Before the hike I thought, “Ok, let’s go for it” since I was feeling good after the stroll along the beach. Surprisingly after the hike you are greeted with the daunting staircase in this photo. What we hadn’t realized was the lighthouse was not at the top of the cliff. It was down below, with a 30 story staircase in between us. Caution signs were posted, warning us about the risks and not to attempt if you have a serious health condition.
Normally this would have ended my day and we would have had to turn back, but I was still feeling great so I wanted a challenge. And that was it. I made it down all 300 stairs and back up to the top. Needless to say I was overjoyed. It felt like such a huge milestone. Afterward I was winded but still not tired.
The next day, to my surprise I wasn’t sore and still had little fatigue. Since then I am now working on physical therapy exercises, strengthening my upper body with isometric bands daily. I go for multiple mile walks without a problem and even started working on lower body muscles with an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill.
I am so happy now to have ASEA. It has changed my life so much that I decided I want to tell everyone I know about it. If you want to know more about it and how I use it, send me a message and I would be glad to share what I know.
(ASEA does not treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. I also do not claim that it can cure, treat or prevent diseases.)