She is a Peer!
Jasmine has battled autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) for over twenty (20) years, encompassing both Graves' disease and Hashimoto's. Over this period, she also confronted various mental health conditions, including complex-PTSD, obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), and periodic episodes of localized dissociative amnesia stemming from past traumas. During her teenage years, she faced substance use disorder (SUD) but persistently worked towards life restoration, ultimately achieving her dream of becoming a doctor.
Triumph in the Face of Adversity
While many individuals facing comparable health struggles often find their interventions to be ineffective, her journey has led her to the integration of alternative therapies. Embracing nutritional approaches, particularly Paleo-type indigenous practices, alongside holistic methods like meditation, exercise, and mindfulness, has proven instrumental in her healing process. These lifestyle recovery endeavors encompass relationships, belief systems, trauma comprehension, and even aspects of food security such as budgeting and selecting nutritious options.
Health effects of traumatic stress, including negative life events and substance use are well documented in medical literature, highlighting how unhealthy lifestyles stemming from harmful environments or relationships can disrupt immune function and metabolic pathways, elevating susceptibility to autoimmune disorders and mental health conditions. Through dedicated research, Jasmine's advanced studies have delved into the potential of Paleo medical nutrition therapy to successfully address and navigate these challenges. This integration of body-mind-spirit principles has emerged as a vital asset on her path of recovery and healing, ensuring a comprehensive and holistic approach to well-being.