Valerie J. Golladay, NTP
Abundant Life Nutritional Therapy is a business born of a desire to assist in true healing by working with the body's incredible innate intelligence so that God's children can experience more of the abundant life He promised us here on earth!
For myself, I had no idea how good I could feel and it just keeps getting better and better! Almost every initial appointment I get asked “Where did you learn all this? Did you go to school for it?” Yes, but I have to smile ruefully, as there has been no one source (and certainly not from the mainstream medical field). Instead it’s been a combination of about 3-4 major sources (including the renowned alternative doctor Dietrich Klinghardt), plus using the wisdom God has shown me and the result of much hard-earned personal experience, as I’ve gone through the same detox process as my clients.
It Began with a Classic Book
My interest in health started at age 14 after reading the classic Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit by Adelle Davis. Growing up, the only health issue I had (or knew about) was occasional constipation. Several years ago, however, I experienced a bout with giardia, a microscopic parasite that causes severe diarrhea. The only product that corrected it was an herbal parasite cleanse, even though the medical doctor I went to was *rather* skeptical of the results. Not knowing what else to do, I continued with an herbal laxative for about a year to ensure complete elimination of the parasites. Wanting to get into a career in nutrition, I found out about the Nutritional Therapy program (www.nutritionaltherapy.com) through my massage therapist, and that is where the foundation of my knowledge has come from. I began my Certified Nutritional Therapist training in 2009. Learning that laxatives can allow the colon to become lazy and thereby worsen constipation, I knew I had to find an alternative to the laxative. My NT classmates evaluated me using lingual-neuro testing to find the specific nutritional deficiencies in my body. We added probiotics to help re-establish good bacteria in the gut and balance out the intestinal system’s ability to process nutrient-dense foods. The supplements helped so much that I was immediately able to stop the laxatives!
The Key to Health Restoration Discovered: Personalized Testing
And I was enthralled with the ability that method of testing gave for coming up with specific, individual remedies for clients—based on what their body needed. Also during that time some depression I’d begun to experience mostly disappeared when I stopped eating low-fat foods and instead incorporated plenty of natural healthy fats from butter, cream, coconut oil, and nuts into my diet. Learning about the dangers and health consequences related to trans-fats and refined vegetable oils created in me the desire to share this knowledge and help others become aware. The next year I went to a seminar to learn NutritionResponse Testing, and was blown away by the accuracy and scope of the testing. The instructor’s exam of me revealed gallbladder distress, which was causing some mid-back pain. I began a supplement for that, and really thought my constipation was finally resolved for good. :) I continued to get tested every several months, which revealed my gallbladder was healing, and other organs were now asking for help. Adding a few additional supplements, I found I needed less sleep at night and was more alert during the day, had improved digestion, fewer low blood sugar drops, and dealt with stress better. I could also think more clearly (especially when I started detoxing heavy metals)…it was amazing!
Real World Experience: Finding What Works and What Doesn't
Once I realized the importance of supplementing with minerals in order to detox metals and chemicals, digestion hit a new high and my sugar cravings and late-night binge sessions stopped immediately. I now check for mineral level on every client and find it is usually very low, due to our depleted soils. The next discovery was made while in the middle of cancer cell detox (in which my immune system started voluntarily cleaning up cancer cells as it is designed to when perfectly healthy)…the importance of enzymes that control many functions, besides digesting food, is to literally “digest” cancer cells. This discovery was especially precious since both my parents succumbed to brain cancer, years before I went through any training. Knowing I can help reverse the process in my clients (who all go through the same detox as a result of getting healthier) is quite rewarding. The real icing on the cake came when I learned that allergies to foods, pollens, and even our own organs and hormones could be completely eliminated. I use a laser which resets the body so that it no longer react to those substances. When I cleared allergies to old infections that had never gone away, releasing them once and for all, my metabolism shot up from 65% of optimal to the 90%s and my weight and energy have never been more ideal. Clearing these also has an immediate, dramatic effect for any clients experiencing fatigue and/or weight loss difficulty (especially when we clear their allergies to thyroid hormone, boosting metabolism from a dismal 35% up to the 80s or 90s!)
How High Do You Want to Go?
Each layer of healing—some with its rough days of detoxing viruses or dealing with a headache from detoxing parasites—has taken my health to the next level. What I find so amazing about the way we’re created is that if the body is given the essential nutrients and cleared of allergies, it can and will repair itself. I am passionate about how simple it can be to regain and experience true health, especially for those who have not been helped by the conventional medical route. I want everyone to experience just how GOOD feeling good can be, and I am so grateful for the amazing journey God has led me on!