NUTRITION | My Invisible illness & Me | Prep For Miss World Canada
My story with Golden Root
As I prep for Miss World Canada & continue my Miss Ottawa reign, I want to show up and be as present and authentic as possible.
Over the last year and a half, my whole life has changed.
Behind the scenes, I have been poked and prodded in ER rooms, waited hours in clinics, visited all kinds of specialists and recently got clarity on what my debilitating symptoms were..
Moderate to Severe Endometriosis + Dysmenorrhea.
These are conditions related to hormone imbalances + reproductive systems.
They are most commonly known for fertility issues + severe stomach pain.
However, there is a plethora of additional symptoms individuals may experience;
- Falling in/out of consciousness
- Emesis, iron deficiency / fatigue, dehydration, nausea, weakness, etc
- Development of digestive issues,
As you can imagine, dealing with these intense symptoms (that usually flare unpredictability) has forced me to change my entire lifestyle.
My naturopathic doctor + Holistic nutritionist guided me into taking control back and making changes;
And lastly… overall DECREASING Inflammation!
Darpan “The Total Nutrition Diva” (The owner of Manotick Natural Market) recommended trying her GOLDENROOT blend, which is a mixture of :
* Turmeric, Ginger, Black Pepper, Oregano and Lavender,
To naturally decrease inflammation which has genuinely helped my stomach / Digestion.
I want to say, for anyone suffering in silence with these kinds of issues, FIND HELP
(Or, find Darpan!)
Contact your doctors, seek more advice, be proactive in your health.
*Disclaimer this is not intended to be medical or professional advice, instead my open, honest story and testimony. I only promote services + products I believe in*
~ Lauren Pederson
"I really do! I've driven from Cumberland to Manotick in a snowstorm to get my immune boosting fix! I've delivered it to a colleague who had Covid to help in their recovery (from bedridden to man-cold in under a day) and is part of my regular immune boosting protocol now!" Tracy Robillard #ineedgoldenroot
My go to for low carb goodies!! Great variety of products, delivered to your door. Highly recommend. LM
I have had a brilliant experience with Darpan Ahluwalia at Manotick Natural Market. Here is the story...it is a bit graphic but is important to the story. I have always had Fibroids for as long as I can remember. Since being on Tamoxifen for almost the past two years, they have increased in numbers and some are quite large. I was declared menopausal in August last year and mid December I started bleeding (some days more than others, but not one day without bleeding), up until 2 weeks ago. 4 weeks ago, Darpan gave me a jar with castor oil base and a bunch of other essential oils (smells really great) to apply to my skin over my uterus. The results? I have had ZERO bleeding for 15 days!! If you have an ailment, please get in touch with Darpan. If she can’t address your issue, she will refer you to a homeopathic practitioner who can. By the way, my gynecologists' did have one estrogen free recommendation for me BUT the side effects list was BRUTAL. No side effects with Darpan’s treatment.
The best selection of unique, local, health products!! Truly enjoy it ~ ARTIZEN Agape Gardens
Excellent service! Dora Dalietos
I am not a committed 'natural food' eater, nor do I know much about nutrition. This place has such a good reputation and I wanted to try a product, so I drove out there. Well - and this is rare - I was thoroughly impressed ! Not just food products; also 'tools', e.g. infrared bed, salt lamps, blood anaysis, etc.. The owner is an expert in her field, and she's open to any question. She 'sells' a nutrition program based on the results of your blood analysis and answers to in-depth questions. The environment is clean and welcoming, and has some parking spots. I left with a much deeper appreciation of this field of expertise and recommend the Market wholeheartedly! ! KEE van DEURS
Great(sic) space, great people, amazing energy! Olga Dewar