My Life Was Changed Forever....
In 2005 my life dramatically changed; forever. I went from a healthy, vibrant, happy and strong marathon runner and full-time fitness professional who thrived off of working out and living a healthy lifestyle, to someone who was 20 pounds heavier, puffy, foggy headed, anxious, depressed and very emotionally unstable.
I had developed asthma, total body muscle pain and debilitating fatigue and brain fog. I was someone that I didn't know and that I didn't like...at all. Everyone knew me as the 'fit and healthy one. I ate as 'healthy' as you could possibly eat and worked out every day. Caring for my body and health had always been my very top priority for as long as I can remember, yet my body had completely shut down, and had failed me. I could barely walk, sit, stand or get out of bed. I felt like all I could do was sit there and watch my life and my dreams pass me by.
After a diagnosis of an 'undifferentiated connective tissue autoimmume disease' (which basically meant that they didn't know what exactly it was, or how to help me), I went on a search to discover more answers and find more help. I had to give up my fitness career (and even got fired from a job because I could no longer keep up with the demands) and transition to a full-time holistic nutritionist. Despite my background and my love of learning about the body, I couldn't figure out how to fix myself. I tried one thing after the next, all which would either provide temporary relief, only to relapse shortly after, or, some things would actually make me worse.
Fast forward 5 years, and I had received a handful of new diagnosis: chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, leaky gut, parasites, adrenal burnout, food senstivities, hypothyroidism, heavy metal toxicity, and more. I had worked with doctors, acupuncturists, chiropractors, functional medicine doctors, integrative medicine doctors, alphabiotics practitioners, EFT practitioners, nutritionists, Muscle Activation Techniques practitioners, and more. In 2011, I moved to Denver, and I now know why life brought me here; I was connected with Dr. Schaner. Since working with Dr. Schaner, my life is dramatically different, richer, more vibrant and more full than I ever could have imagined. He is the ONLY practitioner I've ever worked with where I saw my symptoms gradually begin to disappear and my body gradually begin to get stronger and stronger.
Kinesiology and Dr. Schaner are the tools I trust more than anything when it comes to my own mental, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing. Not only does Dr. Schaner treat the body, but he treats the spirit and mind. And I can say that this is one of the most amazing things about his work. He addresses the whole person. He knows more about the body than most practitioners I have yet to meet. There are little words I can use to describe how his treatments have changed my life.
It is now 2012 and I FINALLY have my life back. But even better than that, I have a life that is better than I ever could have imagined. I truly believe that my work with Dr. Schaner has forever changed the course and outcome of my life. It has allowed me to give more to my clients, to know my body better, to trust the Universe, and to see limitless potential within all things. The wisdom of the body is truly amazing, and I am blown away with every treatment.
If there's one thing I think people should do to improve their health and/or their overall quality of life (mental, emotional and spiritual health), it is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schaner. If I could, I would require all of my clients to work with him. If you schedule just one appointment with Dr. Schaner, you'll be hooked and your life will be forever changed. :)
-Sara Grout, MS