I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 26 years ago as a young girl and over the years the condition worsened. When I first saw Simone Vaz at Lusher Than Life, I had had surgery on two fingers as well as my right wrist, was lacking in energy and had accepted that pain would be a part of my life. After my consultation, I went cold turkey into macrobiotics with nothing but hope and the loving support of my family. After 2 weeks of eating macrobiotically, I found I could make a fist when I woke up, and that my energy levels were increasing. After 5 weeks of macrobiotics, I found I could hold that fist. I also had greater mental clarity. Where before my workload meant that I had to leave the office at 8pm, I found myself getting home in time for dinner with my family at 7pm. And I was able to extend my cardio workouts on the stationary bicycle.
The improvement in my condition has surpassed all my expectations. My friends and colleagues notice the change in me. My family rejoice with me. I now feel like a different person, and I know that as I continue with the macrobiotic diet, my condition will continue to improve. I am embarking on a new adventure, taking charge of my health and growing into a whole new me!
– Juliana Rajam, Ang Mo Kio, Singapore.