Have you ever suffered from panic attacks? What about one that lasted over 2 months? When it was so bad you couldn’t leave your house or even take a shower…
Well I have, and that was the beginning of my journey which led me to a holistic natural vegan lifestyle. I knew deep down I wasn’t crazy and that my body, mostly my nervous system and brain, had enough. I couldn’t handle it anymore. Thank God for the internet because I researched a lot during that time and learned so much.
I recalled a holistic chiropractor. Years prior my mom had taken my brother to see her. When searching online, I found her information and had my dad drive me there. From the moment I stepped into her office she said that I would be OK and that started to give me hope. I was going to be OK and she was going to be the one to help me. She did an adjustment and a bunch of scans and muscle testing. She concluded my body was in major overdrive from toxicity, drug abuse and the birth control pill I was on.
Up until this point I was regularly using drugs and had been for the past 5 to 6 years. My drugs of choice was speed, cocaine and Adderall. Right before this particular panic attack started I had taken some Sudafed and the epinephrine triggered it. Once the panic attack started, I couldn’t take anything. I mean, I could barely even eat during that time. Even Xanax wasn’t helpful and actually made it worse. I was too panicked and in such a freaked out time I was literally holding on for dear life to not die. I usually describe it like being on the verge of a serious stroke and just about to die, at least that’s how I felt. It was very scary.
My chiropractor gave me a supplement, Beta TCP, which is actually meant for the gallbladder and used to assist in bile production which also has a lot of vitamin C and taurine in it, which is good for the brain. She instructed me to take it as soon as I felt the panic coming on or getting to intense, at the same time someone would normally take a Xanax or valium. To my surprise, it helped! For the first time in over 2 months I could start to feel the panic reduce and the next day I was able to take a shower and lay in bed and sip a cup of tea in a calm state of mind. At first the bouts of calmness were short lived but more Beta TCP and it would resolve itself again.
During this time I engulfed everything I had in health and nutrition. I read every natural healing book you could think of, took classes, schooling and spent lots of time up at Hippocrates Health Institute learning and healing. I still have a bottle of BetaTCP in my purse to this day. It’s like a security blanket I guess.
That time was such a scary time in my life but something I think I am finally ready to let go of. To stay healthy, one major thing I do now is incorporate lots of juicing in my diet. This I found is one of the best things you can do for your body, especially when trying to heal. It’s been 7 years now and I’ve been 100% sober. I don’t even touch the over-the-counter stuff and I won’t even put anything unnatural on my skin. Also, these past 7 years I have been mostly raw vegan.
The past 7 years of my life have been the best years of my life. Such a crazy and scary time in my life ended up being such a blessing and something I am so grateful for. Something I wish everyone could experience. A life free of drugs and awakened by eating live, fresh and organic whole foods. Since my experience, I have shared all that I’ve learned with people as much as I can but one thing I see is people really need to want it for themselves. Most agree with me and say they want it but can’t seem to follow thru. For me, my life depended on it and for that I am forever grateful.
Peace and Love,
Jamie Sasso is the owner and operator of Three Sevens Animal Sanctuary, a holistic, organic, vegan, paddock paradise style farm in Parkland, FL. Three Sevens Animal Sanctuary focuses on healing the mind, body and spirit for the animals and people.