Every once in a while I like to assess where I have been, what I have learned, where I am, and what I hope to accomplish in the future. This seems to be an appropriate time to do that.
I am incredibly thankful to have been raised by two loving parents who gave my brothers and I a very strong foundation to grow. My extended family (cousins, aunts, uncles) is an important part of my life and learning. I am married and I am thankful for the support of my husband. We will celebrate our 30th anniversary this summer. My adult daughters have brought me so much opportunity to learn and grow. Raising them was the hardest and best job I have ever had. Now, I am trying to do all I can to make my grandson’s future the best it can be.
I am grateful for being able to seek the truth and learning new things every day. What I learned in school (the science) was good. The application was skewed. I learned in school that I should tell a diabetic patient to use artificial sweetener. But, at the same time I was writing research papers that showed the toxic effects of aspartame. So, I learned the value of seeking knowledge and the truth for myself. I am very happy that I learned biology, physiology, chemistry, and food science. It gives me the ability to research now and look for true answers instead of just following a headline.
My health before The NHCAA was good for the most part. I was a Dance and Pilates instructor. My life was busy with kids and family. But, I had headaches almost daily, frequent sinus problems, and back pain that brought me to The NHCAA to see Dr. Schmidt. I also had a fearful outlook of the future. I made decisions based on fear (rather than hope and a positive outlook of the future). If I was scared something wouldn’t turn out right, I would avoid it or do something different. The positive changes in my health (too many to mention here) and outlook on life are a product of strengthening my body and mind with nutrition and learning new things. My focus now and going forward is “how can I help more people?”.
Dr. Schmidt has taught me more in the 15 years I have known him than I could ever have imagined. He researches constantly, which improves the quality of life of every person around him. His patients and staff all get to benefit from the things he says every single day. He is knowledgeable about so much more than nutrition which makes every day a learning opportunity. To say I appreciate the opportunities to learn from him is an understatement.
I am so appreciative of my patients and what I learn from them each day. I learn about new foods, recipes, products, and what is helping them. I listen to their experiences and discover more about how to help others. Connections between people are so valuable. Thank you for making me better, stronger, and more capable as a Practitioner.
Finally, I am grateful for the tools we use in this office. We use supplements to help the body with nutritional deficiencies, toxicity, and immune challenges. And, we recommend other devices for healing.
Some of my favorites supplements for this time of year:
- Vitamin C (example: Camu Camu Vitamin C) to keep your immune system healthy and adrenals (one of our stress handling organs) and heart strong.
- Vitamin D (example: Solray D) for immune system, heart, bone, and brain health.
- Quercetin (example: D Hist or Quercetin Phytosome) to help with the immune system, inflammation, allergy symptoms, and more.
- Zinc (Zinc Chelate) to help the immune system, hormone balance, and healing.
Recently, we have been recommending a Nebulizer for many people. This is a tool that can be used with distilled water and hydrogen peroxide (or Hydroxygen from CellCore Biosciences) to help with breathing problems, sinus congestion, and headaches. Here is a link to a nebulizer: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K7P7FYD/
I have more people and things in my life to be grateful for that I didn’t list in this article. I appreciate all of you for your support and inspiration. I am going to continue my thankfulness journey. I hope today and every day you can find something to be thankful for that gives you hope for a brighter, healthier future. I am here to help any way I can.
Gratefully Yours in health,
Kerry Cradit, B.S. Nutrition and Food Science