A personal testimonial by Danielle Matthews
“In June of 2012, I was hit by a drunk driver and sustained an injury to my brain. It left me, at the age of 23, unable to continue working and having to move back home with my parents to focus full-time on recovery.
“I was struggling with extreme fatigue and was in bed most of the day, napping after any sort of activity. I had pounding in my head that never relented, I was sensitive to light and noise, we actually had to put blackout fabric over the windows in my bedroom. I had a hard time concentrating for extended periods and my processing speed had slowed. I had trouble getting the words I wanted out and my mood took a real turn, not to mention I was very dizzy. It was like living in a fog.
“After a year of this and lots of therapies/specialists, I was told by my neurologist that this was simply my “new normal” and I had done all of the healing I was going to do – that I needed to just accept this new normal and move on with my life.
“Well, I refused to do that and thankfully my parents did as well. We kept searching and a year later (2 years post-accident) when ASEA was brought to my mom by a friend of hers, an acupuncturist that had been using it successfully with many clients, I blew it off. I thought it sounded like a scam, too good to be true.
“Thankfully, my parents started using it and found relief from their joint issues and finally sat me down and told me they were going to pay for it and I needed to drink it! So the biologist in me decided no other variable would be inserted, I’d keep everything I was doing the same and add this. I started at 4oz in the AM and 4oz in the PM. Nothing happened in month one, or month two…I told my parents they were wasting their money…but in month three things shifted. All of a sudden I had energy again. No more naps! The pounding in my head finally went away for the first time since my accident and the fog lifted. I was me again; I could think. The sensitivities to light and noise took longer to lessen but have since gone.
“I’ve gotten my life back. My cognitive therapist told me she had been working with people with my injury for over 30 years and had never witnessed someone recover this rapidly this far out from their initial trauma. She said with my kind of injury it just doesn’t happen. Her next comment was, “What in the hell is that stuff you started drinking???””I’ve gotten my life back. My cognitive therapist told me she had been working with people with my injury for over 30 years and had never witnessed someone recover this rapidly this far out from their initial trauma. She said with my kind of injury it just doesn’t happen. Her next comment was, “What in the hell is that stuff you started drinking???”
“Since my response was, I think salt water…? She said, “Let’s learn,” and since that day I dove into the research, learned how this was impacting thousands globally and decided others deserved to know this was an option out there.