I wanted to take a moment and share my story. I was diagnosed with systemic lupus in 2006 just after I had my first baby. Doctors told me upon diagnosis to start looking for people who would be willing to give me a kidney and that one day I wouldn’t walk. I suffered with depression and anxiety. I was in and out the hospital for years. I was on high doses of steroids, anti organ rejection meds, chemo infusions and more. (I still almost 😢 cry telling my story). I met Linda Gaal Downey through her daughter and she told me some things to start with. She told me about this group. I was encouraged that we can heal with food. I changed to organic, looked for my triggers and even was inspired to leave a very toxic marriage realizing stress was a major trigger. She helped a lot and she can provide a world of information. I’m on one medication now and I lost 45 pounds. Truth is it starts with you wanting to change and being sick 🤕 of being sick. I hope I can encourage someone like Linda encouraged me.🌸 TANYA
Despite my best efforts to eat healthy and exercise regularly, for years I had been struggling with fatigue, thyroid issues, bloating in my stomach and breasts, and the inability to lose weight.
Discouraged and in need of guidance, I decided to register for Linda Downey’s 8-week Recovery Program. This turned out be a life-changing decision for me! Innovative and well-designed, Linda’s program provides step-by-step instructions, important health information and tutorials, and supportive coaching, all of which proved instrumental in my return to good health.
It was the first time I had focused on creating a healthy biome, detoxing my liver, supporting my adrenals, reducing stress, etc. Within two weeks of starting the program I felt more energetic, had no bloating, and was losing weight.
At the end of the 8 weeks, I felt better than I had in years! I was no longer experiencing any of the symptoms I described above and had lost 17 pounds!
I have incorporated what I learned from Linda into my everyday life and have maintained the healthy balance I achieved with her help. I am so very grateful to Linda for using her vast knowledge to create such an amazing program and, most of all, for her true passion for helping others find healing and wholeness! BARB
When I fist met Linda I was a hot mess, losing weight has always been a struggle for me, especially since injuring myself at work. I was gaining more weight from inactivity, and my energy level was even worse than before. I felt sluggish and fatigued and that bothered me more than anything. I always felt like I needed a nap.
I knew I had to do something for real now more than ever. I didn’t need another diet- I needed a lifestyle change. And finally coming to terms with that within myself and working with Linda has been a game changer for me.
After meeting with Linda the first time, she suggested a new way of eating as a first step to my journey. This was a big change for me since I ate a lot of processed food and take-out, hence the no energy and sluggishness. It meant no sugar, eating healthy fats, and small amounts of protein. Any carbohydrates had to come from green vegetables not the bagel I would eat before work everyday. I looked at her and said “are you crazy girl!” but I immediately started losing weight and continue to do so. By the second week my energy level soared and kept getting better and better. I am down 31lbs and have more to go, but I am doing it the right way and eating healthy and enjoying it. It is a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.
Linda’s style of coaching works for me because I know she is a text or phone call away in between our sessions. She is supportive, non-judgmental and always encouraging. If something isn’t working for me she finds another way to keep me on my journey. With her weekly check-ins I know I have the support to be successful – and I am!
I feel better than I have in a very long time – no more fatigue, sluggishness or naps. It feels good to eat healthy and have the energy to do things I want to do. For me it’s not a diet but a lifestyle change for the rest of my life, which hopefully will be longer now! Thank you Coach, I couldn’t have done this without you! LISA