Use Adversity to Rise Higher
Kites rise highest against the wind. Sometimes my greatest tribulations have been my greatest motivators. Like Phoenix rising from the ashes, I've had to pick myself up and go on.
As a child, I was abused and lived with alcoholism and poverty. Later in life, and with the help of holistic medicine, I battled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, then liver cancer - successfully. When I was thirty-three my first husband died. (I later married and then divorced) I wanted to die too, but there are many things I would not have accomplished if I had remained in my secure little world.
Adversity can teach people to be strong.
I gained strength from walking against the wind.
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
My journey with Chronic Fatigue began 17 years ago when I was diagnosed with CFIDS and Fibromyalgia. I was so ill my doctor wanted to give me medical disability. After four years of agony, I finally said to my doctor, “I either want to get better or I want to die."
Since then, I have recovered even though the Center for Disease Control says there is no cure. I drastically changed my diet, finished a doctoral degree in Holistic Nutrition and have more energy than I did 30 years ago. My passion now is to educate others and give them hope for recovery.
My doctoral dissertation explored the results of an alkaline diet on patients who had significant disability and pain from
CFIDS/FMS. All of them experienced significant improvement in their symptoms after changing from the traditional American diet to an alkaline diet and were able to resume normal activities. They had outstanding improvement in the reduction and elimination of symptoms. All experienced excellent to good improvement in decreased muscle and joint pain. A hundred percent of participants had improvement in 13 out of 16 symptoms.
1999-2008 Patty Butts
Patty Webb-Butts, Ph.D.
Dr. Patty Webb-Butts is a
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), nutritional consultant, and author
of two self-help books:
She earned her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication,
a Masters degree in Educational Psychology, and a Doctorate in Nutrition.
Her lecture topics
include nutrition, depression, mental health, stress management,
and her favorite: “Optimism, how to get it and keep it.”
Patty's gift is
giving hope to others in their journey to recovery.
If you would like to invite her to speak to your group, you
may reach her at the following email address: