I was already sick, I just didn't know it yet. This is my health story.

Marcel CorbeanuHolistic Health Coach @ RefreshMyHealth

I did all the mistakes that most people do … and more

I’m 40 this year but I wasn’t always preoccupied with health. In fact, until only a few years ago, I was doing all the mistakes that most people do. Let me explain …

In my 20s I worked as a programmer and small business owner in the media field. I was working 7 days a week, I used to love my job, I was making enough money and enjoying the fact that I’m pretty good at what I do.

I was learning interesting things every day, my mind was challenged and that made me happy. Or at least this was what I made myself believe about my life situation.

Unfortunately, I was also ignoring my health and this led me on the path of becoming sick.

I was working too much and I wasn’t taking any vacation time. And I mean never! I was afraid that if I’d take a break, I’d lose what made me competitive in an industry where to be competitive means working 7 days a week.

As you can imagine, my mind was becoming more and more analytical and I was becoming more and more stressed. As Dr Joe Dispenza would put it, I was becoming more matter and less energy.

As a result of my unhealthy habits, I become sicker and sicker but I didn’t know it at the time. I couldn’t possibly accept that something bad could happen to me or that I could get sick. Not me, never!

Like many other people, my energy was dropping by the week. And my dental bill was getting bigger and bigger every time I went for a check-up. I was easily gaining weight and I felt tired pretty much all the time. I was stressed every day, but this didn’t stop me from continuing my toxic lifestyle. I was eating junk food and loved it, I loved ice cream and eating it by the can, and sweet chocolate was my thing. I wasn’t exercising my body at all so my muscles were pretty much inexistent.

But it was about to get worse …

My condition got even worse

Fast forward to 2010/2011, my bad habits continued and my health declined rapidly. I started noticing there’s something wrong with my immune system, since by now I was tired all the time. On top of this, I would lose my concentration more often than you’d think and I was becoming very easily irritated by unimportant events and by people close to me.

I was in a continuous state of stress (flight-or-fight) and I simply couldn’t be productive anymore. That got me depressed which only made things worse. To top it off, I.wasn’t sleeping good and my sleep patterns were messed-up pretty bad. I was often awake at night and sleeping during the day or not sleeping at all.

That was the time when I started developing a weird infection in my body, which led to a condition where I had thick mucus in my throat all the time. I now know that my condition was a serious sign of systemic inflammation and toxicity. I just didn’t realized it at the time so I simply continued with my familiar toxic lifestyle.

I did the next logical thing and saw different doctors, but they couldn’t provide a definitive cure. My symptoms improved a bit in some periods and got worse in other periods. Sadly, nobody was addressing the real cause of disease and the treatments were always based on my symptoms. Doctors didn’t seem to care about the real cause of my problems, they would do what they knew best: perform tests and prescribe medications. These pills or treatments were not making me healthier, they were only masking some of the symptoms and only for a certain pariod of time, while my body was falling apart in the background.

Things got worse in the winter of 2013/2014 and that was the moment when I realized that something is definitely wrong with my health. Now I had all sorts of digestion issues which made that winter one of the worst periods of my life. Imagine waking up with nausea, feeling nauseated all the time and just not being able to eat anything. This was the new me: tired all the time, not being able to stand up, depressed, feeling nausea all the time, and the list of bad symptoms goes on and on.

And on top of all these symptoms, I developed anxiety, fear and panic attacks. I simply couldn’t handle this new diseased me and I got very depressed. I couldn’t find the energy to continue, especially since winter time is always hard to manage by itself.

I had to do something, anything, but I just didn’t know where to start. So I did the only thing I knew and saw more doctors (lol). Needless to say that during the next 6 months I spent lots of money but I didn’t get any better.

This time they recommended various invasive treatments which I’m pretty sure wouldn’t have helped. Fortunately, I chose not to take their advice anymore and, without even realizing it, I had started my own health journey. There was no other way than to take my health into my own hands. That was the moment I realized that it’s up to me now!

I knew there had to be another way around this, I just didn’t knew where to start. The scary thing was that it was just me and my wife, we were on our own. I had to do something fast or I was looking into a life of bad medical treatments and depression. I had to change my mindset and I had to think outside the medical framework. I had to make different choices but where to start? Will it be safe for me? Will I get better?

You are designed

to be live think and feel stay healthy.

Let go of the past and create a new future.

The start of a new life

In the summer of 2014 we decide to make a change of perspective so we moved to Norway and I started experimenting with natural remedies. In just a few months I was seeing great improvements in my health. I started eliminating the thick mucus from my sinuses and my energy was slowly coming back.

Soon I was able to think more clearly, and I was able to eat different foods without feeling nauseated all the time. I was waking up refreshed in the morning and I was becoming optimistic again. By the autumn of 2016 my recovery was almost complete.

I won’t get into all the details of what I did or didn’t do. Let’s just say that I changed everything, I slowly found the root cause of my problems, and now all of this has become the framework for what I call “Refresh My Health”.

By 2017, my full attention was concentrated towards learning all that I could about natural remedies, healthy cooking, real food, different ways of eating, correct exercise patterns and how to avoid exposure to environmental toxins. I was incorporating more and more new and healthy lifestyle behaviors into my daily routine.

I started reading about these things day and night, I was documenting from multiple sources and I was putting all this knowledge together. I was seeing health from a different perspective now and I slowly started to understand what holistic health is all about.

By the end of 2019 I shifted my attention towards personal development, mindfulness, spirituality, meditation, neuroscience, epigenetics and the power of perception. I became fascinated by the works of Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Bruce Lipton or Gregg Braden.

Since the covid paranoia started, I focused almost all my attention towards the healing powers of the mind, awakening one’s consciousness from deep unconscious behavior and reprogramming the subconscious mind to achieve peace and love inside and outside.

I slowly changed my focus towards a holistic approach and health coaching, and I made it my mission to help other people get healthy and happy, inside and outside of them.

Holistic Health Coaching can help anyone

I now know that a holistic health coaching approach can help people on a different plane than medical doctors can. I also know that there shouldn’t be a competition between medical doctors and health coaches, and that we can actually work together for the benefit of the people.

Looking back, I can see great improvements in my family’s energy levels and overall health. And that makes me happy because, just a few years back, we were on a downfall. The fact that I am now in my best shape ever gives me the power to continue my holistic journey and to make plans for a life of happiness and freedom.

Health is my passion now and I want to help others achieve their optimal health through natual solutions, without chemical addictions and without naming diseases.

I truly believe that anyone can be healthy, it just takes a bit of time to put all the pieces back together – and that is where a health coach comes in. Because no two persons are alike, it takes skill and motivation to put things into the correct perspective, but it can be done. You can be happy and healthy!

A Health Coach is a wellness expert who educates, motivates and guides clients toward lifestyle and behavior choices that support optimal well-being. I’m one of them and this was my health story.

With love!
Marcel Corbeanu
Autumn 2021

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