By Alex Dean
“When fear knocks, let faith answer the door.” - Robin Roberts
I was a little hesitant of spotlighting this story on my own mom who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in January of 2019. It brings up a lot of emotion and not the greatest of memories to be honest with you. But with us stepping into October which is highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted you to hear her sharing a real-life experience of fighting, motivation and understanding of what we are putting into our bodies on a daily basis.
Going about our daily routines, we can tend to forget about nourishing our own bodies and taking care of them. We are living in such a fast paced world with access to so many unbeneficial foods, we sometimes don’t take the time to stop and think about what we are actually consuming. Check out her testimony below on how she became introduced to Elderberry Syrup during her breast cancer battle.
“After I became diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 2019, I was introduced to so many different oncologists and a cancer dietician. It was a lot to take in and became overwhelming at times. But when listening to them, they told me a lot about what we put in our bodies TRULY matter. How even the smallest of changes with eating better with plant based or organic ingredients, can help move us in the right direction. There are so many things we can’t control environmental wise but if we can keep our immune systems up by consuming healthy products, you’re already creating better steps for a healthier life. It was very eye opening for me and it pushed me to do a lot of research. During chemo and after the battle itself, you are on so many medicines to keep the cancer away. Unfortunately, most of them lower your immune system at the same time, so you have to find ways to keep that boosted. I was introduced to the syrup when my daughter started working at The Elderberry Co. in March of 2020. She herself became educated in what it was and opened up that conversation with me about the product. I did some research just because I had never heard of it before. Once I tried it out for about a month, I had personally already noticed a difference in my allergies, which was unexpected! I didn’t have to take over the counter allergy medicine anymore. It was also convenient in taking this verses multiple vitamins/pills a day. It’s very straight forward with the ingredients so you clearly know what you’re putting in your body. There is nothing artificial about it which is nice to know. Till this day, I am still on a medication for 10 years so knowing this syrup does encompass a lot of the healthy ingredients to keep my immunity up while still taking my daily cancer medication, is a safe feeling. Toward the beginning of my cancer journey, I also had a lot of nausea from the chemo and I had a few cups of the Lemon Ginger Tea at the time which helped keep that away. I definitely know for fact this has helped my immunity and not to mention, I haven’t had one cold or battled the flu since being on this. This is personally part of my daily routine and works for me. I personally encourage all of my breast cancer warriors out there, to keep fighting and educate yourself and your families on cleaner products so we can live a healthier life.”
I want to encourage you to leave a comment below on your own testimony or somebody you know that battled or is currently battling breast cancer. Know that there is a community of women who have walked or are walking through the same battle as you. You are not alone and you are loved. If you have any questions about our products as well, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org