My story and how Health Issues are a blessing in disguise!!

It was 15 years ago when I started experiencing ill health.

I found myself struggling to get through the day without consuming coffee to keep me going. I was fatigued and had brain fog and was lacking motivation. This went on for a few years and progressively got worse, I found myself searching for anything stimulating to help me get through my daily struggle of just staying awake at work.

I was drinking 1-4 strong coffees a day and at times consuming caffeine pills, guarana tablets and eventually prescription stimulants. I had no idea of what was actually good for my health and how to get my body to produce energy other than taking stimulants. Little did I know that these stimulants were actually damaging my body and making my situation much worse.

I wasn’t educated on the importance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants in my diet to help my body to produce energy.
I knew nothing about alkalising my system and detoxifying to maximise my state of health. So I continued on my downward spiral eating crappy junk food, sugary drinks and consuming all kinds of toxic  conventional food.

I also had a mouth full of Amalgam fillings (metallic fillings) in my teeth which were poisoning my body with Mercury.

Eventually I found myself in a state of chronic fatigue which left me feeling depressed and everyday was a constant struggle. I visited doctors and naturopaths searching for answers. Most had no experience with chronic fatigue so I was left to try and solve my problem on my own.
This was when I made a decision to take control of my life and I took matters into my own hands. I started researching health, organic foods, juicing, detoxification and looked for any piece of information I possibly could about boosting health and vitality.

For the next 7 years my life was dedicated to researching and experimenting with anything I possibly could that would help me regain my vitality. It took 8 years to get to a point where I could confidently say I had healed myself of chronic fatigue. I wasn’t 100% but I could function and live a happy life without depending on stimulants.

Damian now at a Health Lecture

Damian now at a health lecture

It was after this time that I read a very inspirational book by Louise L Hay called ‘You Can Heal Your Life’. One of her affirmations said this “Disease is a powerful teacher”, and I realised that my journey of suffering with ill health was a blessing in disguise. If I didn’t go through the feelings of depression and feeling of completely exhausted, I would have never have started to research health.

I have spent so long researching this topic that I now have an immense passion for health and now focus my time on educating and inspiring others to reach this vibrant state of being! Now days shopping at the organic farmers market, consuming health products, exercising, publicly speaking about optimising health and researching latest health technologies are my biggest passions.

After years guiding people on their healing journey and watching so many of them turn their lives around for the better, I truly believe in the statement that “Disease is a powerful teacher”.

I believe that if you’re struggling with a health issue, stop and reassess what you are doing in your life. Are you feeding your body nourishing foods, beverages and happy feelings or are you poisoning it with bad nutrition, chemicals and negative emotions. Your body is very intelligent and it is designed to heal itself and it will often try to communicate to you through ill health, pain and discomfort.

It’s up to us to listen to our body and feed it what it needs to be the best we truly can be. If we can arrive at a place where we feel blessed with our health challenges, I believe that we can create the most amazing state of health and a lifestyle of abundance on all levels.

Health issues in my opinion are truly a blessing in disguise.

Damian Donoghue

About the author

Damian Donoghue

Like most children, Damian grew up in a world surrounded with chemicals, consuming conventional, toxic food. It was not until his early twenties, when he found himself living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, he realised a much healthier lifestyle was in order for him to regain quality of life. It was at this point his health journey began.

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  1. Interesting story there Damian! It’s strange how little we still know about chronic fatigue even in 2015, but I think you’re right on the money! The answer is always in the diet. I for one have noticed a huge different in my energy since going vego this year, and the need for coffee has cut back a tonne! Will have to put “You Can Heal Your Life” on my to-read list.