Hi, I’m Michelle Rivera. A mother and wife living in the south. In 2013 I was diagnosed with PCOS and hypothyroidism, two incredibly miserable illness’ that come with life changing symptoms including…
- Low/No Energy
- Weight Gain
- Brain Fog
- Irregular Cycles
- Male Pattern Hair Growth
- Mood Swings
- Difficulty Producing Breastmilk
- Extreme Food Cravings
Weight Loss Surgery Gone Wrong
I was also a brand new mother and had to take care of myself and my new little one. The struggle was intense and quickly turned into postpartum depression paired with anemia and malnutrition. My situation was extra difficult, having a lap band surgically placed at the top of my stomach that had slipped down to the middle of my stomach. Long story short, I couldn’t digest very much food and would gag almost all of it back up. I also had chronic heartburn and nausea. I had lost 100 lbs. with the lap band, but at what cost!?
I finally had it surgically removed in June of 2013 after giving birth to my daughter. I made a promise that day that I’d never starve myself again.
Two years later I’d figured out a way to survive and was up to 4-5 cups of coffee a day to stay awake. I finally decided to make some serious health changes and dove deeply into natural healing with lifestyle changes and supplements. I started to learn about candida yeast overgrowth and just how much our micro-biome in the gut was effecting both my physical and mental health! I began supplementing with high-quality supplements that I’d seen achieve fantastic results with friends and loved ones. I made some serious lifestyle changes including finding a diet that works best for me (paleo) and learning to love movement again.
“Does it make more sense to be at war with your body or to work with it? Does it make more sense to heal your body from the get-go or to try to bandage it up later? Does it make more sense to think of your body as a natural body or as a thing that is distant from you and requires medication? Does it make more sense to care about the quantity of calories or the quality of calories?”
― Stefani Ruper,
In 2017, a friend had told me about Plexus Worldwide, a network marketing company that offered supplements that were worth trying! A super-skeptic, I totally wasn’t interested but kept hearing about more and more success’ with friends and family. I finally bought them as a retail client, just to prove everyone wrong. After researching all of the ingredients I shocked at how natural and plant-based they were. I gave the TriPlex™ a shot! “There’s a 60 day money back guarantee after all”, I thought. I couldn’t believe my results.
Since taking the Plexus…
- I’ve lost inches
- I’ve slept like a baby
- My sugar cravings are nonexistent
- I’ve craved healthier, natural foods
- I’ve had the energy to exercise and liked it!
After researching each and every ingredient, I’ve pieced together why it works for so many people and am thrilled to learn as much as possible and educate others on what supplements can do for us in our lives! I’m a brand new mom, I can run around with my daughter, have high energy and am finally starting to heal using natural alternatives. I still have lots of healing to do but am finally on the road to healthy mind, body, spirit and soul!
I live in Nashville, TN with my husband of 10 years and our adorable little girl! We have a small chicken farm out back, a hound dog named Jack and 2 cats named Poppy and Titi. I love to garden, hike and listen to audiobooks while knitting. While I’m a total homebody, I love to check out new restaurants and go out to coffee with friends. I originally went to school for a degree in Art History and ended up getting my license in Aesthetics in order to educate people about natural skin care lines.
I’m also currently studying for a health & wellness coaching certification & hope to help other mamas struggling with health issues. I’m an Aquarius, INFJ and enneagram type 7.
That’s only part of the story and I encourage you to follow my blog via email or add me on facebook to hear the progress and so I can read about yours! We’re all in this together and I’m excited to bring you tidbits about natural parenting, recipes, workouts that rock and what products I’m taking and how they’re helping.
Thank you so much for stopping by and feel free to check out some of my favorite posts!
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