In March of this year I was at the park with my 7 year old daughter, Stella Bella-Blue. Next thing I know I woke up in the hospital to be told that I had had a seizure on the street. Having another 2 grand mal (tonic) seizures while in the emergency room.
It wasn't until much later that I learned having 3 Grand Mal Seizures within a space of two hours is far from normal- even for epileptics. Needless to say I admitted into the hospital for testing (which would be my life for the following months to come.) I was released with Undiagnosed Seizures- and the possibility of death within 30 days.
Little did I know at the time that this would be one of the greatest things to happen to me. I know it sounds crazy, but it was. I'm sure you've heard - people who have near-death events tend to appreciate everything. ;)
On my journey from Doctor to Doctor I learned about my genes, I learned about toxins, I learned about prescription meds and I learned that as a country, we are killing ourselves. Slowly, but it's happening.
'Great, Heather, thanks for the overshare' what does this mean to us?
Well, after being told by a few Doctors that the culprit was probably toxins, due to my glutamate levels being off the charts toxic-
Wait. WHAT? (yes, it's actually a thing.)
How in the world did that happen? Truth is, I don't know. But I can tell you that
"Glutamatergic hyperstimulation can occur after exposure to excitatory amino acid toxins such as the marine toxin domoic acid. Other pesticides such as lindane and strychnine do not affect excitatory neurotransmission directly, but rather, they block the inhibitory regulation of neurotransmission by antagonism of inhibitory GABA and glycine synapses."
This is when everything changed for me.
I looked at my business and decided it wasn't good enough. While every product I've made has been tested and passed all laws and my own conscious- I was not so sure about what would come to light in the years, decades to come. We are evolving constantly- discovering things that do turn out to harm us. I could not be party to that... knowing what I do now.
So I changed everything.
I changed the name, the logo, the packaging and the products that I sell. I created a line of CBD Products that help to heal, not hurt. I discovered biodegradable glitter. I moved my production to the USA where I could monitor everything more closely. I am launching a line of cosmetics you could eat and it'd be okay. My packaging is made from recycled paper. Anything you can possibly think of- I have made clean & green. I work now with women owned factories that align with my principles. My core values are being met.
And that excites me daily.
I will be sharing more about the specifics of my path & what I discovered as I launch new products. #staytuned
I hope you enjoy the new Magic & Manifest. I spent the better part of 2018 developing it. I want to thank my family and friends for being supportive and showing me kindness while I was at my worst.
Be safe, healthy and glowing your very best.
Health & Wellness,