My name is Rachel and I’m 27 years old. I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease when I was 13 and I spent most of my teens in a (lime green!) wheelchair. I was in constant pain, and had a whole bunch of other symptoms, forcing me to drop out of middle school and be a full time patient. After years of treatment, I was able to walk again, and begin moving on with my life. My mom wrote a book about everything she learned from our experience. You can read more about her book, When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide here

After I got out of the wheelchair, things were pretty good for a while–then I started college in a building that had toxic black mold. After that, everything in my body went crazy and I ended up going down the path of detoxing from mold.

Dealing with toxic mold exposure is a full-time job. It’s slower than one can possibly imagine, and it’s harder than anything I had ever done before. That’s one of the main reasons I started this blog–to be able to share my experience with Lyme and mold, hoping my journey could help others going down similar paths. To learn more about this time in my life, visit here

After years of treating mold, I had mostly recovered, with the exception of two symptoms: food and chemical sensitivities. These two symptoms continued to worsen, eventually leading me to the Dynamic Neural Retraining Systems (DNRS) program. DNRS completely changed my life, helping me eradicate my food and chemical sensitivities. To learn more about my journey with DNRS, click here