From the ‘knowledge’ to THE Knowledge NATURAL HEALTH RESOLVED MY HEALTH ISSUES
Another inspiring ‘Health Story’ from College of Naturopathic Medicine. Read how Naturopathic Nutrition Student, David Kirby changed his health and his life.
I thought I would share with you my health story and how and why I’m studying at College of Naturopathic Medicine.
I grew up as a young boy from South East London only ever wanting to be a London black cab driver. At 32 I embarked on learning the ‘knowledge’ to become a driver – that took 3 years. I will always remember day one, I was told to find a particular college and also to learn up to 15,000 streets and over 12,000 buildings as part of the job!
I was now starting to realise what stress and bad health was. I had no time for exercise, was constantly sitting, having up to eight coffees a day to keep me awake, I had a poor diet and was getting almost no sleep. On my last exams to pass to be a cab driver, I’ll never forget, I achieved a very high score and broke down in tears, it meant so much to me.
The stress of looking after a young family, working long hours and intense studying, had taken a serious toll on my health. I saw several consultants and was prescribed various medications, unsuccessfully.
I then saw a naturopath (who was trained and now lectures at CNM) who treated me in a totally different way, looking at my body as a whole. Between the naturopath and an endocrinologist with natural medicine background, I was able to resolve my issue, which was histamine, genetic and panic-attack related.
Then one morning a lady hailed my cab and, whilst driving her to her destination, she told me her story, how her life had changed so much by joining CNM.
Then one morning a lady hailed my cab and, whilst driving her to her destination, she told me her story, how her life had changed so much by joining CNM. Over the next 2 weeks I picked up two more CNM students, became increasingly interested and excited and felt I was being guided in a certain direction. I decided I am still young enough to retrain and have so much to give, and pay back to natural medicine and sick people the way in which it helped me. I have now enrolled at CNM to become a nutritionist, naturopath.
Over 11 years ago when I was out studying the knowledge to become a cab driver, finding those 12,000 buildings, CNM College was one of those buildings. I still remember thinking, “Wonder what they do there”. Now I know!
Promoted feature from inside Thrive Magazine Autumn issue 2019.
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