When I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis in 2004 after a bone scan, I was offered a prescription for Fosomax. Since I knew from my own research that Fosomax is not good for you, (See Osteoporosis Information) I sought other ways to increase my bone density. I increased my weight bearing exercise, walking and rebounding, and improved my diet and pH balance.
Being thin, it was hard to get the weight-bearing exercise I needed. Then I discovered the weighted vest. A weightvest enables even the thinnest person to have good weight-bearing exercise without going to the gym. I tried many of the vests on the market, back then they were designed mainly for firemen and athletes, and none of them felt good, so I designed my own. I had been a movement therapist for many years so I knew how to design a vest that would improve movement and feel safe.
I was glad to add the weightvest to my health products. Since wearing it I always have the energy to carry out all my new ideas. For this I am truly grateful.
In 2006 I realized I had Candida and my energy level went down. I was diagnosed shortly after with Diabetes and realized that a lifestyle change was in order. I avoid doctors as much as possible and try not to take drugs so I set out to learn how to heal myself. The internet is such a blessing for people who want to take back control of their health. I know there are many scams and I got caught by some, but there is also an incredible amount of information that I could never have accessed any other way.
I have experimented with many different diets in the last two years and went down to less than 100 lbs while trying to keep my blood sugar under control. Now I am feeling very robust and strong and am starting to regain a little more muscle so I don’t look so scrawny. I am eating a GAPS diet to heal my gut and it feels very healthy and nutritious to me. With this diet and my regular exercise I can keep my blood sugar levels in the safe range. It turned out by hindsight after healing myself that the trigger for all these auto-immune diseases was mold in my house affecting my immune system.
Looking back, my fifties were the hardest decade for me, so when I hit sixty I made up my mind it would be my best decade yet. It’s working like a charm. The power of Spirit, the power of mind, good nutrition and plenty of exercise are all lined up to keep me the best that I can be.
Since I was giving out so much nutritional advice to women who called me I got a Nutritional Counselor certificate so that I could share my knowledge with more credibility.
Now business is slowing from the recession I have time to do art again. Here is a stained glass sculpture I just completed. The inner pieces don’t show up very well, they are rich reds, and purples.
I took up NIA dance at 65 and it improved my life tremendously. I am moving now better than I ever have. I’m flexible and strong and have visible muscles.
I’m 68 now and my mind is still very quick and agile too so I am doing really well. That must be the continual learning I have to do to run a business online.
I am starting to move into a new peace of mind and realize I don’t have to work so hard to earn my breath. I’m not sitting on the couch watching tv but I am opening up to a whole new world of fun and joy that feels really good to me. I have been a Type A workaholic my whole life and this daily adventure of what would please me is wonderful.
I am now 71 and very happy and healthy. I am determined to end my life as healthy as I am now. I rewrote my Healthy Over 50 website to cover more issues that can’t be addressed on the weight vest site. Then I revised and reprinted my book, ‘Come Home to Your Body.’ Now I am working on an update of this weight vest site to make the information more easily accessible and clear. When this is done I will change my main focus to art.
I am starting to do abstract acrylic paintings and loving it. Check out my art website pamfreefineart.com I will continue doing the weight vest business because I enjoy it and because I consider it my service to women, but now following my bliss is being an artist and learning by doing.
I am dancing less but walking more because I got a spaniel a year ago and we walk for half an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. I actually have had two falls recently, both involving the dog, nothing to do with balance issues. They were caused by other, bigger dogs with no manners and no leashes. Each time I was knocked down and fell hard and got bruises, once a black eye, but no broken bones. So I know my healthy life is working for me.
I wish all women could experience the peace of mind and enjoyment I am experiencing now as they age. I hope this website helps some of you to accomplish that.