About Me

A portrait of the author of this website, a woman named Megan. Hello and welcome to Healing Journey Essentials! I’m Megan Westbrook and I am so happy to have you, thank you so much for visiting!

For the past 9 years I have been on an intensive healing journey from a number of medical conditions and imbalances, primarily including Biotoxin Illness (from mold exposure), gut imbalances/infections, abnormal gene expression, Copper Toxicity, and endometriosis.

A Bit of My Story

For as long as I can remember, I had experienced various chronic symptoms such as severe fatigue, digestive upset, and skin sensitivity. Throughout my childhood and adolescence, I saw a myriad of doctors and had countless tests performed, but very little was determined and I was sent on my way.

I essentially learned to cope with my symptoms and tried to accept them as part of my life, trying my best to keep up along the way.

Around my mid-twenties, my existing symptoms worsened and many new ones emerged. I began experiencing hair loss, extreme bloating, heart palpitations, muscle weakness, anxiety, menstrual irregularities, increasing abdominal pain, increasing nausea, insomnia, brain fog, dizziness, migraines, and many others.

The chronic fatigue became absolutely debilitating, my digestion was severely impaired, and my food sensitivities were ever-increasing. I could no longer manage my growing list of symptoms without continuing to seek additional help and guidance.

That is when I turned to the natural health arts and sciences.

While using the root-cause-focused lens that is a fundamental component of natural healing, I have been able to determine a number of core underlying causes that have been at the heart of my health struggles.

I have spent these years connecting the dots and developing an understanding of these conditions, some of which are not well known within either medical community yet.

My Ultimate Passion is the Natural Health Arts and Sciences

As my own healing journey evolved and I began immersing myself wholeheartedly into the world of natural health and healing, it became quickly apparent that I had been introduced to my true and cherished life’s calling and ultimate passion.

I turned a room of my home into my office and embarked on a tenacious quest to learn as much as I could. My thirst for knowledge in this arena continued to grow the more I studied. I became enthralled with every facet of natural health: the core tenets, the many methodologies and tools for healing, and the ancient philosophies that make up its foundations. I fell in love with the fact that our natural earth is absolutely filled with an endless array of healing resources, right at our fingertips.

Study and the implementation of my own personally tailored healing protocols became the foundations of my daily life as I have put every fiber of myself into my healing.

I have now been independently studying natural health and health topics every day for almost 10 years.

My case has been a severe and complicated one. I have multiple core underlying causes and many sensitivities that have had to be accounted for when customizing my healing protocols. Because of this, throughout these years, I have gained an extensive breadth of experience that serves as a very helpful tool in my desire to help others on their own healing journeys. The author of this website walking down a path in the woods.

I have come to see my journey, in its entirety, as a gift. While undeniably challenging and full of twists, turns, and suffering, this journey has simultaneously led me into my passions and bestowed upon me a deep sense of fulfillment, joy, and excitement that I am eternally grateful for.

I have a visceral love for this field and I feel so honored to be a part of it.

I have a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and my long-term goal is to go to naturopathic medical school to become a Naturopathic Doctor.

Healing Journey Essentials’ Mission

Shortly after beginning a root-cause-focused healing regimen, you come to realize that the process of healing is certainly a journey…a journey that becomes a lifestyle.

This lifestyle involves the process of continuously supporting the body’s interconnected systems and addressing each of your own unique and evolving core underlying causes.

The natural health arts and sciences are based on what I refer to as a core underlying cause focus. This essentially means that instead of viewing and treating symptoms as if they are the condition themselves, the root cause of illness is determined and treated, so as to achieve total healing. This is done in many ways and in full consideration of the human condition in mind, body, and spirit.

Natural health and medicine is not completely exclusionary of western medicine and medications, it takes into consideration all appropriate measures per each individual’s very unique case. This can often involve utilizing both western medicine and natural medicine together to provide the most comprehensive care.

The primary goal of Healing Journey Essentials is to help you navigate the dynamic realm of natural health and healing by exploring the most important topics, highlighting the best quality and most effective products, and providing useful tips and insights that may be of benefit for you in your own healing journey.

The natural health world is vast, with an extensive array of products, eating plan recommendations, and perspectives/approaches out there. I aim to help you navigate this terrain and to simplify the often overwhelming process of putting it all together.

Having tried a very wide variety of natural health products myself, I aim to help you take the guesswork out of choosing the best products to utilize by sharing my experiences and highlighting the most superb and efficacious products.

It is important to educate yourself throughout your journey, so that you are empowered to make informed decisions for your health. This site is here to serve as an educational resource for you.

Whether you are just embarking, have been on your own healing journey for a while, or are supporting your overall wellness, Healing Journey Essentials is here to help!

Please feel free to reach out by contacting me at megan@healingjourneyessentials.com, submitting the contact form on our contact page, or leaving a comment below.

I wish you well on your healing journey and may optimal health and wellness be yours now and always.

All the very best to you and with love,

Megan 💜

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