Ora’s Amazing Story (abridged version)
Hint: It didn't begin as a business.
In 1991, I was sick with Crohn’s disease, needing steroids (not that kind of steroids) and feeling very frustrated. I was 18 years old and wanted to feel good. I had recently been released from the hospital but still didn’t feel strong or energetic. I told my doctor that I still just didn’t feel well, like I used to. That doctor looked at me the way one may look at a toddler who doesn’t want to go to sleep, and said to me, “Well, you may just have to get used to it.”. He seemed to think that I needed to simply accept sub-optimal health as my new reality for the rest of my life.
He even went so far as to tell me that my diet would not have any impact, and not to bother making lifestyle changes. Ridiculous.
This experience guided me toward taking a more proactive role in my own health and toward discovering the Amazing healing that holistic medicine and lifestyle has to offer.
Let's jump ahead about 19 years.