Meet Pam Bartha
Life often takes us on unexpected journeys. For me, this journey began over thirty years ago when my world was suddenly turned upside down. I thought I was a healthy person, but at the age of twenty-eight, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Within three days I lost all vision in my left eye as if I had a black patch over my eye. I was quickly referred to the UBC MS Hospital Clinic in British Columbia, Canada and although I was worried, I thought I was in good hands.
The neurologist completed all of his tests and then diagnosed me with multiple sclerosis. I was in shock! I didn’t know what MS was and I didn’t know anyone who had MS. The doctor said that the cause of multiple sclerosis was unknown and there was no cure. He said that people would tell me about all kinds of snake oil cures, but he assured me as the expert, that there was nothing that I could do to change the course of my life, I would become completely disabled in time.
I left his office devastated and felt that my life was over. I still remember that day very clearly. It was a dark rainy day and as my husband and I drove home through a mountain pass, I stared out the window and cried as a rain poured down my window. All I could think about was how was I going to care for my two young children and what a burden I would be to my husband.
I was a mess both physically and emotionally. I lost all vision in my left eye, had weakness and tingling in my legs, insomnia, and terrible fatigue and headaches. My Mom stepped in to help me as I could not care for my young family, let alone myself. The only hope I had left was my faith in God. I begged Him to help me and because he had answered my prayers in the past, I had a sense that somehow, He would make good come from my horrible situation.
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In the 1980’s, wellness was not a popular trend and most people did not have internet access. Information was limited and I was really on my own. Shortly after my diagnosis, my mother-in-law gave me a book written by a medical doctor. I received just that one book and I believe it was an answer to prayer as it set me on the correct course to heal.
In his book, The Yeast Connection, Dr. Crook shared that he believed that all diseases were caused by infections in the body, especially in the digestive tract. As the infections were treated effectively, he observed that disease would no longer get worse in his patients but instead they would have a lot of recovery.
Soon after I read that book, I discovered three additional books written by other doctors who were also helping their patients recover from diseases by treating infections: The Missing Diagnosis by Dr. Truss, Candida by Luc DeSchepper and Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook by Dr. Rona. These hero doctors were helping people recover from diseases over 30 years ago. The sad reality is that today we are no closer to knowing what is causing disease and there is no cure for any disease.
What these doctors shared, opened my eyes to a new world of possibilities that I didn’t know existed. I didn’t know if I would be able to cure myself, but what they shared made so much sense to me. That was the turning point for my journey back to wellness, and I have never looked back. I decided to take a different path, to try to figure out what infections were making me sick and not to follow standard of care which gave me no hope.
I chose to play an active role in my healthcare and searched globally for ways to improve my health. Over the years, I have tried many safe therapies and natural supplements. The more I focused on treating infections and restoring balance using a holistic approach, the healthier I felt.
Some things helped and others didn’t. No matter how frustrated I was at times, I always believed that my journey would serve some purpose and that good would come from it.
I am very grateful that I learned this wisdom which has allowed me to enjoy an active and healthy life without the use of MS drugs. It may be that my journey was necessary to prepare me for such a time as this, when health care systems are unsustainable, and many people are suffering terribly and searching for safe, effective ways to improve their quality of life.
I have enjoyed a lot of success. I’ve been MS free for over 30 years now. I had my third child, went back to school, earned a science degree and became a certified teacher. I was able to raise my family and I now have five grandchildren. I am so grateful to be a healthy active mom and grandmother.
Because my greatest passion is to help others get their health and life back, I left my teaching profession and I have had amazing privilege to coach over 1000 students in the Live Disease Free program.
My website is educational in nature and is not intended to replace the care of a health care professional. I am a wellness researcher, educator and coach. I have a Bachelor of Science degree and I am a certified teacher. I attend integrative workshops and continue to research the fields of the human microbiome and microbiota in health and sickness. My perspective is unique in that I have a science background, have recovered from chronic disease and have helped others do the same.
I was given a second chance, and now I’m passionate about helping you on your journey back to wellness. I strongly believe that if you are committed to improving your health, you can also improve your quality of life immensely. Ultimately, the choice is up to you. Wellness is a continuum, and only you can choose which level of wellness you wish to experience. If your health challenges are great, you may have to work a little harder, but the results are truly worth it. The greater the challenge, the sweeter the victory.
The information on our website comes from over thirty years of research, personal experience, and experience in coaching over 1000 Wellness Champions in their recovery. My goal is to help you recover from disease as quickly as possible and in the most cost effective way. We do this by treating the cause of disease while following a holistic approach.
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