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How Julie Took Her Life Back

This has been a 3-year journey starting May of 2013. I was pre-diabetic with painful neuropathy, including severe plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and headaches. I was increasingly lethargic and could barely walk. My neurologist said I had a choice – change my eating habits and get rid of the weight or be pushed around in a wheel chair the rest of my life!

When discussing diet plans, he steered me towards a low carb diet. In exactly one year, May of 2014, I lost 110 lbs. I was healed of all my symptoms. I was walking, jogging, and enjoying things like sled riding with my grand-kids. We even bought motorcycles. My husband also lost 90 lbs.

Unfortunately, my sugar/food addiction started kicking in and the struggle started. I sorrowfully gained 50 lbs. I tried my hardest to be successful but it was up and down with binges I couldn’t control. Facing diabetes and the horrible pain I had prior to weight loss, I knew I couldn’t give up. I read books about eating low-carb, high fat [LCHF], watched YouTube videos, and read blogs on addiction. I came across an encouraging low-carb lecture by Jacqueline Eberstein, formerly head nurse for Dr. Atkins for 30+ years.

I was also introduced to Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Martinsburg, West Virginia, who educates people about their diabetes and how to reverse it. I spoke with him and he sent me to Melanie Miller who is now part of the HEAL Diabetes Clinics’ team. She encouraged me. She said I had greatness in me and that I could do it. She told me she would help. I knew this was someone who wouldn’t turn her back on me. It gets better. She introduced me to Dr. Eric Westman, a HEAL co-founder and its Chief Medical Officer, and also a member of the Duke University Lifestyle Clinic. He gave me incredible advice and momentum using the LCHF diet. I am happy to report that I have taken my life back and have lost 110 lbs. again.

I have a burning desire to pay it forward. I want to help any person that is losing hope and seeks help. I can support and help them succeed. I plan to walk in Melanie Miller’s footsteps – we need to save as many lives as we can. The low-carb way of eating wipes out obesity and reverses all sorts of diseases, including Type 2 diabetes. I’ve seen it free people from their medications and give them a life they could only dream. This could be YOU! This is YOUR time! You may have failed before but those days are over. You can be on your way to healing your yourself! You have nothing to lose. Well, maybe a lot to lose, but a lot to gain as well.


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    Loved reading your story. it is truly an inspiration. I don’t have a lot to loose, but it has been a very slow journey for me and sometimes I do get discouraged. I am also a sugar/carb addicted and totally identify with the struggle. Even with Keto treats, I have to stay away, cause just one piece is really hard. I just signed up for the support.

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    Hi Julie,
    It was such a pleasure speaking with you the other day! Your story is inspiring and so are you. Thank you too for listening to me. I can’t wait to get started with my coach. Looking forward to receiving her email.

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    Just received your very thorough and comprehensive introduction to the Healcare program….your personal story is very compelling and I look forward to some day adding my own success story…Thank you for your own expertise and willingness to share

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    Very commendable work on making you healthy again. My friend and your sister in law, Lynn lead me to you. I think you understand what’s in my head. I’d love to talk to you. Where to start is my first question.

    • Julie Jordan

      Tara, I enjoyed talking with you today! I’ve been where you are and I know the feeling of despair! Thank God I was able to reverse my pre-diabetes and rid myself of the inflammation and pain in my body. The HEALcare® program is the first place you can start! You will be amazed at how great you will feel in just a few short weeks. You can enroll and Nurse, Jackie Eberstein, will review and someone from HEAL will contact you. Good luck, my friend! You can do it! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Einstein

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    Julie that’s amazing. I Am interested in hearing more. You can find me on fb Denise and Mark Brooker. You can find me in Christie’s friend list.

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    Julie you are such an inspiration. Your support and dedication keeps me going so often. THANK YOU

    • Julie Jordan

      Hi Paige,
      Thank-you sweet lady! I sure do appreciate your love and support! Sorry I am just getting to respond but I wanted you to know I saw your kind words and they really touched my heart. I am also in awe of what you have done to heal your body and lose weight!! You are an inspiration to others as well, don’t ever forget that! God bless you my friend!


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