How has Lyme Disease affected your life? What inspires you?
Hi. My name is Ahmad Omar. I’m a holistic health coach and podcast host.
I faced many different forms of adversity in my life. The biggest was my struggle with chronic Lyme disease and Autoimmunity.
At that time, five years ago, I was going through an extreme period of adversity in my life. I had every single life and health issue in the book—Anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, depression, Lyme disease, autoimmunity, divorce, debt you name it. The cost of surviving was extremely high, and I had to drop out of my university and quit my job.
I had to travel from Norway to Germany to get treatment for chronic Lyme disease. I didn’t take it there because it was costly. Instead, I focused on using a holistic approach to heal myself and prioritized my health.
Luckily, I started getting better, but I didn’t know where to start and why this has happened to me. I was confused and didn’t know where to begin again after this. I was overwhelmed. But I made a good decision. I wanted to learn everything about health and wellness to put back my health on track.
I listened to every podcast and invested in many books on topics like food and inflammation, gut microbiome, nutrition, mindset, personal development, spirituality, and fat loss.
I discovered that the key to healing comes from fixing a puzzle within the human body. (The Mind, The Body, The Spirit) that’s why I wanted to be a holistic health and wellness coach to help myself and help other people.
Then my podcast Healed By Nature was born to shed some light on how dietary and lifestyle changes can improve and heal many chronic illnesses out there.
I focused on building back my immune system and managed my stress to keep my inflammation levels down.
I was privileged to work with a holistic therapist that gave me an eye-opener about my gut health. It was a game-changer for me. While I was learning more, I noticed something that we don’t hear about a lot, and that is how important the digestive system is for health.
The gut microbiome regulates the immune system, nutrition absorption, hormones, metabolism, and how you feel! Yes, almost 95% of serotonin, the so-called anti-depressive hormone, or the happy hormone, is made in your gut. That shocked me, and I knew the key to mental/physical health depends on gut health and microbiome.
So I knew one thing: if I can improve my gut health and heal naturally, how great that can be? How many can I help? So I start building my gut with foods and herbs and start noticing some improvements, but natural healing takes time, and it’s a curvy progress. It’s not a magic pill or a quick fix. It’s a lifestyle change.
I started training and enrolled in a Muay Thai class, lost 45kg of body fat, passed qualification matches for bronze and silver in K1/Kickboxing, and became a health and wellness advocate.
I learned how to progress/heal and grow in life even while facing adversity, and if I can do it, everybody can. And then, I self-healed my chronic Lyme disease/Autoimmunity. gained back mental clarity, and crushed my fears.
I discovered my passion to coach and empower other people to claim their life and health back. I do that by creating free content on my podcast and I start doing coaching sessions to help others.
To sum it up, facing adversity can be very challenging, but the growth and the clarity that comes with it at the end of the day are fantastic.
Remember that becoming free, healthy, and abundant is our birthright.
We are made perfect. The body doesn’t attack itself. It’s trying to heal it from chronic infections, heavy metal toxicity, environmental toxins, leaky gut and chronic stress.
“All disease begins in the gut.” Hippocrates: the father of medicine, nearly 2500 years ago.