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In 2003, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after a long episode of severe hairloss, weightloss, vomiting and other violent symptoms. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms.

I was told the prognosis was fatal unless certain medical measures were immediately taken. My mind rushed into panic mode. I had never heard of Crohn’s disease less alone knew what measures to take to combat the issue.

I began to overload on medical research and sought advice from various sources ranging from gastrointestinal doctors to surgeons. I consulted with my spiritual advisor on how to address the spiritual part of the equation. Then the journey to wellness began.

Now I was equipped with a team of great doctors from Texas Children’s Hospital, my personal spiritual advisor, and detailed medical information. Together we devised a treatment plan that addressed mind, body and spirit. The plan included western and alternative medicine treatments as well as spiritual affirmations and prayer.

Long story short, after more than 3 years of working the plan, my daughter’s health was restored!

From that point, I began to educate myself on wellness and holistic living. I attended school where I obtained my certification as a Natural Holistic Wellness Consultant.

Other Crohn’s Resources

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

How to Cook for Crohn’s and Colitis: More Than 200 Healthy, Delicious Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

Controlling Crohn’s Disease: The Natural Way


About Imani Sankofa

Hi there! I’m Imani Sankofa, Holistic Health Coach & Consultant. As a result of working with us, women learn to reduce stress, release weight, and reconnect to life. I'm looking to work with women who are interested in peace of mind, improved health, and creating a life they love.


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