Who we are and why we're here
|Tom & Linda Anson of Health-Essentials.info|
I'm joined in this enterprise by my wife, Linda.
I'm a 50-ish guy who has been severely disabled since 1970. I was in serious trouble before that, but it was in my first year of high school that I became largely non-functional. (You can read more about this in my story and in a letter I wrote to my Senator.) The medical profession wasn't able to offer me anything that helped. So I looked for alternatives.
The search begins
The belief that there were answers available that the medical profession could not provide, and the confidence that I could find them on my own began with my mother's introduction to Nutrilite food supplements. That was in the early 1960s (before the company was bought out by Amway — a truly sad day for Nutrilite and multi-level marketing).
She had suffered for years with pernicious anemia, and was a lot closer to dead than alive, despite her doctor's best efforts. Then she found — or was found by — Nutrilite. The change in her was so remarkable, it wasn't long before she started selling the products herself. In order to do this more effectively, she educated herself in nutrition.
Needed: a better way to go.
It's my strongly held opinion that the medical profession's reliance on drugs is an indication of its utter failure in terms of true health care.
If you really understand the body, you can find natural ways to bring it back into balance. Instead, the dominant healthcare system opts for drugs that, under the best of circumstances — rarely the ones they're actually used under — are hazardous.
It seems this should be the option of last resort — not the only option you have.
That tradition was passed on to me, and then to Linda.
The things we saw in the lives of others whom we introduced to Nutrilite were truly remarkable, and convinced us we had found a better way. We've never settled again for a doctor saying that there was either nothing that could be done, or that the only options available were drugs or surgery.
And, while I still believe that Nutrilite has been by far the best food supplement on the market for many, many years, more recently, some other products that support natural health and wellness have emerged. It's been with my use of these other products — specifically therapeutic-grade essential oils and Primal Defense ULTRA — that my health improved to the point that I've been able to start my own business.
Why we're here:
This website, along with its sister sites dōTERRA-Aromatics™ and Essential-Vitamins.com™, is the fruit of my search for effective alternatives in health care. I've learned a lot through my years of struggle, and I offer that here for you, with the hope that your journey toward health and vitality will be made the easier.