When I was diagnosed with Graves disease, I knew it wasn’t a death sentence, but I also knew it was one of the most annoying and uncomfortable diseases. I had totally lost control of my body and how it reacted to food, medications and stress. I tried fasting and diets and spiritual retreats to calm down these symptoms. To no avail, nothing changed. I continued to endure muscle spasms, crippling fatigue and stomach discomfort. Not to mention the depression.
When I went to see my doctors and reported my symptoms, they would just look at me like I was interrupting their day with my complaints. “You have Graves disease Mrs. Moore. This is what happens.” No explanation as to why these symptoms exist, or what I could do to control or even end them. So this was my life now.
A very good friend of mine suggested I see Chinyere. I was skeptical at first. My ignorance told me, what can she tell you that you doctors haven’t? Then I realized, “Well damn, my doctors didn’t tell me anything!” Chinyere provided information that changed my life. It was as simple as understanding and knowing discomforting triggers and avoiding them. Unlike my doctors, Chinyere listened to me and provided explicit explanations as to what was happening to my body and why. Her consultation was not about me having Graves disease, it was about what my body was going through and the steps I can take to not only feel better, but be better as I develop a lifestyle of healthier living. The information she provided me week after week was like walking out of a dark cave I thought I was trapped in because some idiot told me I was, and I believed it. Now there’s no turning back. Chinyere gave me tools of knowledge. I know what to do, and more importantly, I know how to live!
I had the privilege of starting to rebuild my body with Chinyere in January of 2016. I was ready to take back my body and restore myself. Last year at this time I was diagnosed with HYPERTHYROIDISM. Prior to my diagnosis I was constantly lethargic, losing weight, not able to concentrate. Of course my specialist/doctor suggested surgery to kill my thyroid and get on lifelong medication. I thought that was the answer and although I was scared I trusted my doctor and followed what he told me to do.
He never told me that I should change my diet. As a matter of fact he told me I didn’t have to change a dang thing. After speaking to a friend of mine and telling her how I was feeling she suggested that I contact Chinyere. Boy am I happy I reached out and didn’t procrastinate. HELPING BODIES HEAL changed my life forever! The program helped increase my energy by changing the way I eat and eliminating certain things from my diet. I started to incorporate plenty of water, ate more fruits and veggies. And eliminating all the yucky things out of my system. And that’s when I started to feel my body change. Chinyere shared plenty of information about Autoimmune Disease that my doctor didn’t tell me anything about. Now I’m not saying all doctors are like mine. But he just wasn’t very informative about what I was going through and how to make it better.
My favorite part of the program was the weekly group calls. During that time we could ask questions and get healthy food ideas and recipes from one another. I actual lost 5 pounds during the program and started to feel better. I will always be so grateful to Chinyere and how dedicated she is to helping women be more healthy. She taught me that through healthy eating I could actually heal my body. Sensible eating and being positive is the beginning of a brand new you. Good health to all!
I am an active person with a good metabolism (thank you, genetics!) so I never had to watch my weight until I hit 40. I run, bike, ski, and chase around a grandchild. But then I started that steady climb of “a couple of pounds every year” until I was up to the heaviest I had ever been. At the time, breakfast was a Coke and a Milky Way Bar. Yes – really. I joined Weight Watchers at work, stopped the junk food and took off 20 pounds. Yay, me! But I had gotten into the Fat Free, Low Fat, Low Calorie thing as well. I was at a good weight, but not eating healthy.
I credit Chinyere, whom I have worked with for many years, with redefining healthy eating for me. I saw her personal struggles with weight, dieting and fitness. And I saw her find her way to good health. Throughout her transformation, she was offering me advice on everything – she answered questions about healthy fats, vitamins, supplements, essential oils, cholesterol and sugars. Most important, she provided facts and research to back up her answers. She convinced me to give up things that I never thought I could do without – the Diet Coke that replaced regular Coke, the artificial sweeteners – and add things that I thought were taboo or just plain weird: healthy fats, full-fat versions of dairy, chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut oil…the list goes on. My husband is also a convert. He now asks me, “What does your health coach think of…”.
The question for Chinyere’s potential clients is, “Are you ready?” I mean REALLY READY? If you are not ready to give up the “I can’t” and replace it with “I will” – then don’t waste your time. Chinyere is proof that you CAN give up those things that are hurting you – things that are making you feel terrible every day of your life – and replace them with healthy alternatives. It’s not easy, but the rewards are so much more satisfying than a Coke and a Milky Way bar. We don’t know how long we have in this life – don’t you want to make the most of every day?
Thank you, Chinyere, for helping me to see the light. My running is easier, I have more stamina, my migraines are more manageable. And I can keep up with my granddaughter!
In Dec 2015, I went to the doctor and as always we discussed my weight. I hate when doctors do that. I was tired of having that discussion. Not only was my doctor not happy, I was not feeling my best. I was tired, my clothes were getting tighter, and let’s just face it I was going in the wrong direction when it came to my health.
So, I reached out to Chinyere, a long time wonderful friend who had become a health couch. I started in December with her 21 Jump Start Program and began to learn how to choose what food to fuel my body. At first it seemed daunting (wait, no cheese or diet coke – you have to be kidding me!!!!) But guess what, it’s not that hard and it was only for a few weeks. After the Jump Start program, I lost a few pounds, began eating better and the best part — I didn’t gain weight during the holidays!!
After that I was hooked. I was making 2016 about me. I started working out in the mornings and started eating better (confession: I still eat a little cheese and have a diet coke every once in while). I also signed up for Chinyere’s Abundantly Delicious Detox. I even got my husband Phil to sign up. Now this was definitely a challenge, but just like the Jump Start Program, it’s not that hard (except the no coffee part, but I did it). During this program, both my husband and I lost weight and felt lighter and stronger.
What makes these programs work is Chinyere. She is a coach that is real and understands our love of yummy food and cheese. She walks you through your rough patches, never judges you on slip-ups, and encourages you. She provides practical tips and in the end she is a REAL person. The other parts of the program that were great were the weekly calls with other participants. We laughed a lot at our struggles and encouraged each other along the way. It was actually fun!! We are able to share recipes and hints on the closed Facebook page. I consider these people my new friends!
If you are looking to change your life, I highly recommend Chinyere, not only because she is my friend and I love her, but secondly her programs work.
Take it from me, the busy, lazy, not a morning person who loves cheese, if it can work for me, it can work for you.
I’ve always been one who believed in holistic/herbal healing techniques, but I never stuck with anything long enough to see the full benefits. That’s where Chinyere comes in the picture. She has been absolutely amazing! I am now in my 2nd program with her and I can already see changes in the way my body reacts when I eat foods. I am not breaking out in rashes, random welts and itching throughout the day like I was before. Chinyere is passionate about what she does and is invested in others’ healing. She is knowledgeable, non-judgmental and there for you anytime you have a question or a melt down! I enjoy her webinars, recipe tips and weekly check-ins. I am now on the 2nd day of my 2nd program and it is NOT easy, but I’m going to hang in there. I have the best coach who works hard for me, so I’m not going to let her down.
I feel as if Chinyere was an answer to my prayers! I struggled with food allergies and bloating for many years. I craved sugar and I couldn’t stick to any “diet” with out reverting back to my bad habits. Chinyere helped me break my old way of thinking. She provided lots of recipes and guidance to give me the information I needed to rebuild my intestinal flora and eat healthy food that nourishes my body Through Chinyere’s support and encouragement I learned a new lifestyle of eating and I learned how to create a meal plan that I enjoy. I am so pleased with my healthy life style and have no desire to go back to my old ways. Thanks to Chinyere I feel healthier than I have in many years.
I love the supportive advice Chinyere has always given me! She is very attentive in the group and has helped me many times with better food suggestions for a healthier life and immunity boosting ideas when I dealt with a major sinus infection and ongoing cold. I’ve loved the results I received from her educated suggestions and caring advice.