An Overcomer's Health Journey
My name is Dori Smith, and I have an awesome, beautiful story I'd love to tell you. Grab some coffee and stay a little while... this gets good.
I'm a research scientist in the field of autoimmunity, immunology, and environmental toxicology. I was married with a beautiful daughter, and I worked in my field for 13 years while completing my schooling.
I was a serious science geek… During my Master’s and PhD training I won a first-place research award, I completed a prestigious two-year Doctoral Fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and I co-authored five scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. As you can see, I was working on my Wonder Woman degree as well… the stress was not such a good thing.
I thought I took care of my and my family’s health. We took various supplements, drank green smoothies and tried to eat healthy (or what I thought was healthy). Other than chronic migraines that I attributed to genetics, I thought I was healthier than most.
But I started having different symptoms in various parts of my body, none of which seemed to link together. I developed a marked brain fog that affected my work. I went from being a straight A student with an excellent memory to being extremely forgetful, and not being able to recall normal vocabulary. I told my husband, “I feel like I acquired ADHD or Alzheimer’s… my brain is different. It’s scary.” We thought I was just burnt out.