journey From Darkness to Light
Hi, I am Scott Lifer, the founder and CEO of Wake Up Sense. With Wake Up Sense I’m on a mission to help people heal from depression naturally, recover their vitality, and feel empowered about their own health. But before I started on this path I was in a lot of pain. I was suffering from not only depression and anxiety but the adverse effects of the antidepressant medication I was taking.
I want to share my story with you to help you see where I’m coming from. My journey has led me to where I am today and continues to inspire me to share with everyone the natural and holistic ways of healing I found.
Looking back, my mental state was almost always in a state of heightened anxiety. But when you are young, full of life and vigor, you tend to bury the anxious feelings. You don’t allow yourself to get caught up in that little twitch you get from overwork, that brief but impactful first brain fog moment or that first time your once exuberant step onto the floor out of bed is no longer effortless.
It’s no secret how stress impacts our bodies and minds. While the health and fitness industry focuses heavily on exercising our body and converting stress into strength, the focus on exercising or building our brain to deal with stress is not as strong. Anyway as you can probably guess, that high stress lifestyle eventually got to me.
All of a sudden, my hands began to sweat, my vision blurred, my heart started to pound like it was going to burst out of my chest and I thought for sure I was going to pass out right there in that restaurant. My mind went blank and my vitals went limp and the next thing I remember is being strapped, poked with needles, and hooked up to oxygen.
In those disorienting moments of life you realize something with absolute certainty. Your life as you knew it has changed. I spent four hours in the hospital. A battery of tests were done. All this while I was thinking why? Is this the beginning of a life of heart problems? What do I do now? Is it just a natural progression of life?
I knew I must find a way to never have to go to the hospital again from an episode like that. I began to research everything I could on keywords and topics to help heal my newly labeled “anxiety attack” brought on by suppressed depression. I was absolutely determined to find the answer to help me fix the problem.
My introduction to antidepressants
And that led me straight to the path of antidepressants, benzodiazepine to be specific. Wikipedia describes it as:
A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, or psychotropic is a chemical substance that crosses the blood–brain barrier and acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it affects brain function, resulting in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior.
Enter side effects
Post drugs and into the light
This very strong desire in me to feel alive again led me on a path of discovery, educating myself on what actually goes on inside our bodies, and finding holistic solutions to my problem through natural means without poisoning my body. My personal journey of recovery was so exhilarating that I made it my mission to share it with the world.
Everyone gets stressed, it’s part of life, our bodies get taxed and our minds go astray. But the solution to feeling better is not through a chemically engineered and synthetic drug made in a laboratory. I, along with my team of industry professionals, am here to share a better way to heal the body and mind at the cellular level through orthomolecular medicine and education on the truth about our bodies that empowers the masses.
So if you’ve ever suffered from mental agony and wish to feel well again, I invite you to walk the path of true healing with us. Take the first step and click here to read more.