Nat Holcroft talking about AVM and Epilepsy

In this Episode of Love your Diagnosis, I talk with Natalie Holcroft about her diagnosis of AVM – Arterial Venous malformation at age 14 which then led her to develop Epilepsy resulting in five brain surgeries in 20 years

FIVE BRAIN SURGERIES in 20 YEARS. Three for the AVM at age 14 and then two related to the epilepsy later on in life. Nat is only 36.

Nat's story was particularly interesting to me as she has an outlook that "everything happens to people for a reason" and that having these brain related issues has humbled her and made her a more empathetic human.

As much as she would like it, allopathic medicine is really one of the only options for her as she would be risking her life if she doesn't find a sweet balance that her brain can handle to remain electrically stable. She has attempted Keto and other modalities to assist the meds but is resigned to loving her diagnosis in other ways.

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A little side note:
These shows are meant to create food for thought for people going through similar situations. Planting seeds of information about things that perhaps you never knew could and might assist in treating and managing the symptoms associated with your diagnosis.

Alternative treatments are out there to be used, alongside allopathic medicine, or instead of.
That part is completely up to you, but gaining knowledge is the first part in empowering yourself back to health.

I really hope you get some good ol' nuggets of info from these interviews so you can go and start researching yourself and perhaps even start experimenting on the treatment that feels right for you instead of just letting someone else direct your health decisions.

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Thanks for listening and thanks for wanting to empower yourselves to be the best human you can be!