Samantha Otero’s Holistic Healing Journey

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Over so many years of trial and error as well as endless research, Samantha has come to see how intimately connected we all are. How we cannot heal the body without addressing the mind, vice versa. How by switching up her daily dietary habits from that of a colonized Puerto Rican diet paired with the Standard American Diet, to a Plant Based way of eating- she could heal herself from dis-ease. How reclaiming her mind and balancing her emotions has helped Samantha heal trauma and overcome many old stories and limiting belief systems.

Samantha began her Holistic Healing journey going on seven years ago now. When she first began she was extremely sick and was looking for a natural solution to the 12+ acute and chronic illnesses that she was struggling with. She was seeing her primary care physician and three specialists for two years, and none were able to help her heal herself and the health issues continued to pile on.

It wasn’t until they recommended surgery to open Samantha’s nasal passageway to drain excess mucus, she was on medication to induce her period and was wearing a telemetry monitor to check on her irregular heart rhythm, that she decided enough was enough.

Samantha went home, began to do her research and discovered the healing benefits of Raw Foods and a Whole Food, Plant Based way of eating. She ordered all of the books that she could and stayed up for weeks on end reading all that she could. Then the day came that Samantha began her Plant Based Raw Food Fast. Fast forward two weeks into her 30 day fast, and all of her symptoms were gone and so were her illnesses. Samantha has yet to take any medications since. Look below to see a list of some of the illnesses she struggled with:

  • Adrenal Fatigue

  • Anemia

  • Asthma

  • Auto-Immune Dis-ease which was not able to be diagnosed

  • Irregular Menstrual Cycle

  • Cystic Acne

  • Respiratory Infections

  • Sinus Infections

  • Heart Palpitations

  • Fainting Spells

  • Candida Overgrowth

  • Red, Painful Nodules on her legs

  • Extreme Mental Fogginess and Fatigue

  • She was severely underweight and had issues gaining weight

These are some of the illnesses that Samantha was struggling with. This was her catalyst and her WHY for making this lifestyle change. Was it difficult for Samantha at times? You know it. Was it worth it? Considering that she hasn’t been sick since… YES.

Since then Samantha has become a Plant Based Nutritionist through eCornell, Certified in Fitness Training and Neurobiology Studies and has attended Conferences/Webinars all about Holistic Healing, Mental Health and Plant Based Nutrition Science. She has also had the immense pleasure of hosting a number of corporate and university workshops. As well as coaching 100+ women back to optimal, mind and body health.

Samantha believes that when we heal ourselves, we heal our families and we heal our communities. We heal the planet.