A STORY OF TWO FRIENDS

I want to tell you about two friends I’ve knows since I was a kid.

These two characters, grew up together, went to school together, and graduated together.

I got along with both of them.

They had identical childhood, and both worked very hard. They  both had more than enough drive and ambition to make up for whatever strikes they had against them.

When you add it all up, in terms of their potential, I would say they were evenly matched. In fact, they were identical in every way.

The first friend worked 3 different jobs, didn’t take much care of her health and eventually got sick – gained weight, was depressed, was tired all the time, experienced hair loss, and gut issues.

Then there was my other friend, she was someone I admired – each day she took care of her health, was surrounded by amazing supportive friends and mentors, graduated on top of her class with honors, had full of energy and enthusiasm for life and is happy beyond measure. Yet she still stays in touch with her childhood friend.

In fact, they stay in VERY close in touch.

I often think about these two, because I know I could have been either one of the. Matter of fact, I WAS. Because here is the one piece of the story I left out: the reason those two went to school together, and the reason they are still in constant contact today, its that they are one and the same person.

They are both me.

That girl who sick and frustrated and tired. That was yours truly.

That straight A college graduate who never quit, who has a bigger vision and loved helping people from all over the world. Guilty as charged.

I’ve been blessed with a lot of success in my life.

But I sure didn’t start out that way.

I started out that girl born and raised in Ukraine, who was sick and tired.

And I’ll take you a secret: I am the same person today that I was then.

Not that I haven’t changed a lot through my experiences; we all do that, what I mean is, deep down inside, I am really not that  different than I was then. I did not go into mountaintop, did not have a near death experience that showed me the truth. (Although I did go through some pretty terrible failures that at the time sure FELT like near-death experiences).

I didn’t change who I WAS as much as I changed what I DID.

The only reason I made the transformation from there to here is that, somehow along the way, I’ve had the good fortune of being exposed to the right coach.

How I got from there to here-and how YOU can get from wherever you are to wherever you want to be – is doing things no one is willing to do.

The transition from sick girl to now did not happen overnight.

It was a long, slow, at times painful roller-coaster process, because frankly, I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t have the knowledge, i didn’t have the right support. I was working it out by trial and error. Lot of error.

I was born and raised in Ukraine. My father moved to USA with only 300 US dollars in his pocket. I was pretty healthy as a child but later on neglected my health.

For whatever reason, as happens in so many peoples lives, I found myself staring squarely at a fork in the road, a point I now refer to “my day of disgust: that moment of impact we sometimes hit in our lives when we come smack face to face with circumstances and, without having a clue to the what or how of it, make a decision to change.”

In that instant, I came to just such a moment of decision. Something clicked; and I knew I could never go back to where I’d been only moment earlier.

I knew that for things to be different, I had to DO something different.

As I type these worlds, I am healthier, more energize, and more alive today that I was ten years ago. I am happier today, have supportive environment, and more of fulfilling life, than I did ten years ago. And I expect to be saying the same thing ten years from now.

I want that life for YOU. And it all start with you and taking care of YOUR health and make yourself a priority.

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“You either pay the price for success or pay the price in regret.”

Photo of me in Ukraine, we lived in powerty in a 1 bathroom apartment with a family of five

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Why information is NOT enough to reverse a disease?

There are two types of leaning: learning through study and learning through doing. But there is a third type of learning, too. It is utilizing this third type of leaning will tremendously accelerate the other two. It is knowledge through COACHING.

Throughout human history, and long before there were such things as books, universities, there has been one tried and true path for learning a skill, craft, art, trade, or profession: go study with an expert. All the great learning traditions say the same thing: if you want to learn how to do something well, go find someone who has already mastered that skill, and apprentice yourself.

The truth is, this third type of learning isn’t simply a valuable add-on to the other two. It’s ESSENTIAL. Learning pure information is not enough, and while adding the street smarts you gain from applying that information through personal experience can take you far, even that is not enough to go all the way toward the successful achievement of your goals. You need some way to process all that information and experience and  integrate it. And there is only one reliable, solid way to do that; find someone else who has already achieved mastery in the area you’re looking at, and model your behavior based on their experience.

What we’re talking about here is the power of a COACH.

The quickest and surest path to raising the quality of your life is to start hanging out with people who have been there and done that.

If you want to be a great public speaker, spend time with great speakers. If you want to be a success in business, then find a way to spend time in the company of successful businesspeople, if you want to heal from a disease, then get coaching from someone who has done just that.

What makes our clients so successful is not the information we hand out – it’s the coaching we provide, both as an environment and as individuals.

When you join our program, you get instant access to a community of people who have gone where you’re going, as well as an individual 1-1 support.

If we just only handed out some videos to watch, put up a website about how to reverse a chronic inflammatory illness, and left it at that, how many people do you think would actually get successful into a full recovery?

Not many.

Of course, they need the information, but what makes our 1-1 program truly work is the environment and associations that are created around that person. It has to consist of information AND a supportive 1-1 environment.

We are not just your coach, we are someone who lights the path with a torch so you can better see your way. That’s what a coach does. Do we teach you information, show you skills, pass on knowledge? Sure. But more than that, we light the way.

So, what is 1-1 coaching is for? More than anything else, a coach holds up a mirror and shows you what you are doing, day in and day out.

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[line]”If you want to learn how to heal from a disease, find someone who has mastered that skill and apprentice yourself.” [line]

The biggest illusion you ever experience is when you tell yourself something cannot be done

The biggest illusion you ever experience is when you tell yourself something cannot be done.

When I first started my immunology and cancer research nine years ago, I had a conversation with my PI. I learned one of the most valuable lessons of my life…

A lot of doctors in my field believe that diet has nothing to do with a chronic illness.

All those people who believed it could not be done, they never tried. THEY NEVER TRIED.

Why try something if you believe it is impossible? Why try?

I was foolish enough to believe that you can heal. I hope I stay foolish forever for the rest of my life. If I was foolish, I would find a way.

So I want to share it with you how this is done.

The reason why I am sharing this with you because I know there will come a time when you embark on a journey and it appears that it is impossible; please think of me at this very moment.

And people always ask us how do you create the impossible?

Sometimes innovations can feel like they are impossible. And how do you approach that? How?

The first step to creating truly what is possible is you must BELIEVE with your heart and soul that it can be done. You must absolutely have no doubt at all. And when you really believe that it can be done. And you really believe that with the intensity – YOU TAKE THE FIRST STEP. 

Why?

BECAUSE OUR BELIEFS DICTATE OUR ACTIONS IN LIFE.

So, you take the first step. Only when you take the first step, you can see the SECOND step. You cannot see the second step from step zero. You must be on the journey, you must be on the step one.

And then you see the second step.

And when you take that first step people might ask you: “why are you so crazy to stay on this first step?”

And it is because you BELIEVE IN IT.

Think about for a second. When you believe in something or even someone, do you ever give in?⁉️

No, you don’t. No matter how tough the journey gets, you continue the journey. You don’t give in.

So the most important is the very first step. Often, we look at the challenge before us and before we even inspect that challenge, we label it as being impossible. Before we even try and take that first step, we label it “IT CANNOT BE DONE.”

As a scientist, I understand one thing or two about ILLUSIONS.

That I can tell you now with certainty that the biggest illusion you ever experience is when you tell yourself something cannot be done. It is not real, YOU created that.

And where do those beliefs come from? It comes from top 5 people we spend time with.

That’s where they come from. If you have self-limited beliefs, change the people you spend time with.

Beliefs change with them. My greatest fulfillment is unlocking levels far above what people even knew was possible…

p.s. If you believed that you can reverse your autoimmune disease, get off your medicine and reverse your symptoms, what steps would you take?

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“I am grateful for the consequences of my choices.”
Nothing is happening to you.
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Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

How do you use purpose to create an extraordinary life? Ebenezer Scrooge shows us how.

The redemptive tale of Scrooge’s transformation from stingily, callous, and unloved to considerate, caring and beloved is one of the best examples of how our destinies are determined by our decisions, our lives shaped by our choices.

One Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the deceased spirit of Jacob Marley, his former business partner. We do not know if this a dream or if it’s real. Marley wails, “I am here tonight to warn you, that you have yet a chance and hope of escaping my fate. You will be haunted by three spirits” – from the past, present, and future, as it turns out. “Remember what has passed between us!”

Now, let’s stop for a second and bear in mind who Scrooge is. Dickines describes him as a man whose old features are frozen by the cold within him. No one cares, for he cares for no one. He is bitter, mean, old sinner – cold to the sight, cold to the touch, and cold of heart, with no thaw in sight. His life is lonely existence, and the world is worse off for it.

Over the course of the evening, the tree spirits visit Scrooge to show him his past, present, and future. Through these visits he sees how he became the man he is, how his life is currently going, and what will ultimately happen to him and those around him. It’s a terrifying experience that leaves him visible shaken when he wakes the next morning. Not knowing whether it was real or a dream, but giddy upon discovering no time has passed, Scrooge realizes there is still time to alter his fate. In a joyous blur, he rushes into the street and instructs the first boy he sees to go buy the biggest turkey at the market and send it anonymously to the home of his sole employee, Bob Cratchit. Upon seeing a gentleman he’s once rebuffed for pleasing charity for the needy, he pays for forgiveness and promised to donate huge sums of money to the poor.

Ebenezer eventually ends up at the one of his nephew, where he begs forgiveness for being such a fool for far too long and accepts an invitation to stay for holiday dinner. His nephew’s wife and guests, shocked at his heartfelt bliss, can barely believe this is Scrooge.

The next morning, Bob Cratchit, upon arriving noticeably late to work, is confronted by Scrooge: “What do you mean coming here at this time of day? I am not going to stand for this sort of thing any longer!” Before this news can sin it, the incredulous Cratchit hears him say, “And therefore I am about to raise your salary!”

Scrooge lives out the rest of his days spending him time and money doing everything he can for others.

Through this simple story, Charles Dickens shows us a simple formula for creating an extraordinary life: Live with purpose. Live by priority. Live by productivity.

As I reflect on this story, I believe Dickens reveals purpose as a combination of where we’re going and what’s important to us. He implies that our priority is what we place the greatest importance on and our productivity comes from the actions we take. He lays out life as a series of connected choices, where our purpose sets our priory and our priority determines the productivity our actions produce. To Dickens, our purpose determines who we are.

Scrooge is transparent and easy to understand, so let’s revisit A Christmas Carol through the lens of Dicken’s formula. At the place we enter his life, Scrooge’s purpose is clearly about money. He pursues a life either working for it or being alone with it. He cares for money more than for people and believes that money is the end by which any means are justifies. Based on his purpose, his priority is straightforward: making as much money for himself as he can. Collecting coin is what matters to Scrooge. As a result, his productivity is always seemed at making money. When he takes a break from making it, for fun, he counts it. Earning, netting, leading, receiving, tallying – these are the actions that fill his days, for he is greedy, selfish, and unmoved by the human condition of those around him.

By Scrooge’s own standards, he’s highly productive in accomplishing his purpose. By anyone else’s it’s simply a miserable life.

This would be the end of the story, were it not for the perspective provided to Ebenezer by his former partner. Jacob Marley didn’t want Scrooge to reach the same dead end he had. So, after the haunting, what happened to Scrooge? By Dicken’s account, his purpose changed, which changed his most important priority, which changed where he focused his productivity. After Marley’s intervention, Scrooge experienced the transformation power of a new purpose.

So, who did he become? Well, let’s look.

As the narrative ends, Scrooge’s purpose is no longer money, but people. He now cares about people. He cares about their financial circumstances and their physical condition. He sees himself happily in relationships with others, lending a hand any way he can. He values helping people more than hoarding money and believes money is good for the good it can do.

What is his priority? Where he once saved money and used people, he now uses money to save people. His overriding priority is to make as much money as he can so he can help as many as he can. His actions? He is productive throughout his days putting every penny he can toward others.

The transformation is remarkable, the message unmistakable. Who we are and where we want to go determine what we do and what we accomplish.
A life lived on purpose is the most powerful of all – and the happiest.

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How to THINK at the level that “pulls” you towards your health goals instead of “pushing” you away from them…

Lesson learned from my coaches: How to THINK at the level that “pulls” you towards your health goals instead of “pushing” you away from them…

You must understand that 80% of your results come from your activities. If you dig yourself in a hole you won’t get out if you do not take the opportunity that you are presented with to change. 

Here are examples of ILLNESS mentality:

1️⃣️ You place blame EXTERNALLY instead of taking responsibility (my genetics are terrible, I cannot afford to eat healthy, so I rather suffer; I need to save my money before I invest into fixing my problem).

2️⃣ You put off important decisions that should be made NOW, so you don’t have to face reality (I’ll just decide/act/change later).

3️⃣ You more comfortable living a storybook where everything “seems” great than FORCING through the resistance and getting to place where everything becomes great. 

4️⃣️ You say you want something and yet you’re NOT making DECISIONS based on what you say you want. Your actions don’t reflect your words. 

You would rather be a “consumer” of information and “hope” that eventually you can put it all together and “figure it out.”

Here are examples of HEALTHY mentality.

LIMIT what you “accept” and, therefore, extract more (time, money, energy) from the world than anyone else.

Ask yourself HARD-TO-ANSWER questions daily (such as, “What is one thing that is preventing me from healing?” “Am I always saying that nobody cares about me and doctors don’t listen to me?” “Am I looking for reasons why something cannot work rather than for reasons why it can work?” “Is what I am doing working? What happens if I don’t change what I’m doing? How is this affecting my family and relationships?”).

Your words reflect your actions. You are willing to do whatever it takes to reverse your health issue and led go of your addictions, mental blocks, and your reasons why you can’t do something.

Basically, you must DECIDE that you are not going to tolerate your illness anymore. 

If you stay in the mindset of ILLNESS.

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Now you have a choice to make:

Plan A:

  • Keep trying medicine after medicine and supplement after supplement hoping for a cure while still suffering from physical and emotional pain and dangerous drug side effects.
  • Continue to believe that there is “nothing you can do” because doctors made it very clear despite the evidence and RESULTS that our clients reverse their symptoms and their labs even after decade of illness.
  • Waste between $500 – $1,000 per month on vitamins, herbs and supplements while still having an autoimmune disease.
  • Spending between $2,000-$4,000 on useless “special” tests as if they will hold an answer to what you need to do to reverse your disease.
  • ​Continue paying for virtual visits to the function doctors or naturopath cost $235 – $500 for an hour who just tells you “follow AIP,  gluten free, sugar free, dairy free diet, do a detox, eat whole food, eat organic as much possible, do a cleanse or water fast” while still having flare ups and not knowing exactly what works for YOU. 
  • ​​Worried about spending more money (10K per year) and still not having your illness reversed.
  • Continue seeing your doctor who doesn’t even care about you and tells you only bad news about your illness. 

Plan B:

  • Learn how to use nutrition with our daily STEP by STEP  guidance to fix your immune system so it goes back to normal function and no longer attacks your tissues and organs. 
  • No longer need to continue seeing your functional doctor, do “special” tests, and take supplements.
  • Minimize or eliminate drug requirements because your symptoms and labs reverse, and you are no longer diagnosable as having and autoimmune disease. 
  • Be able to move without pain.
  • ​Live a full life without limitations.
  • Stop taking useless supplements and get off your medications that are affecting your liver and other organs and make you feel terrible anyway.
  • ​You want your spouse to be able to do things he/she wants to do and stop taking care of you.
  • You want to be able to take care of your children and not having your children take care of you. 
  • ​Learn how to maintain your health long so you never get sick again. 
  • ​​Feel motivated again to live your life to the fullest, feel positive, inspired and excited for your future.
  • ​Amaze your rheumatologist and your family/friends with how incredible you feel in 40 days. 
  • ​Learn how to be flexible with your diet after your disease is reversed. 

You can choose to make a difficult decision NOW (which is not going to be easy or comfortable) to get the OUTCOME that you want LATER.

If you prioritize short term comfort over long TERM comfort, you are in for an epic FAIL. 

Remember that: “The greatest ‘secret” in life right now is that by “ACCEPTING” your current reality, you are succumbing to it AND saying “NO” to a better alternative.”


“Fear isn’t always a bad thing. Just make sure you’re afraid of the right things” – Chris and Taylor

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Happy 39 anniversary Mom and Dad

I remember countless events in which my parents taught me how to think.

When I was seven, we were living in Kharkov, Ukraine. One winter, the heater stopped. In some places, that’s an inconvenience.

At that time in Ukraine, where winter temperatures regularly dip below minus twenty degrees, it’s a dire situation. The challenge was that we couldn’t afford to fix the heater.

Though Dad and Mom worked hard to care for us three kids, we were living paycheck to paycheck.

It would be at least a week until my dad got paid and we had enough money to fix the heater.

Looking back, the situation could have been terribly stressful for us kids, let alone for our parents.

But they were resourceful people, and they both sought to bring joy into everyday life.

So instead of panicking, my mom got out our camping tent, and set it up in our tiny 1 bathroom 500 square ft apartment.

She threw in our sleeping bags and coats and blankets.

We kids, oblivious of the dire situation, just thought we were camping. We’d walk to school and ask the other kids, “Where did you sleep last night?” When they said in their bedrooms, we’d brag that we were camping out in our one and only room. My parents made a difficult situation fun. Turning adversity into a good time is one of life’s highest arts, and Mom and Dad were good at it.

Through all the challenges my parents faced raising us kids, they taught us to be self-reliant. That’s how they wanted us to think of ourselves: that no matter the situation, we could handle it and make the best of it.

I have a lot of memories of accompanying my mother to work. She was a midwife in Ukraine and she loved her job. She was a genuinely happy and kind. After getting married to our father at the age of 20, she worked the night shifts, all the while taking care of three kids.

She and dad had very little growing up, and very little as they worked hard to raise us.

I have great respect for my father, as you can imagine how it must have felt when he came to United Stated in his forties with only 300 dollars in his pocket without speaking the word of English and without his family?

I remember our dad, a very intelligent engineer who build programs for space shuttles at the age of 23, telling us how he had to start all over again: learn a new language, learn how to drive a car… among when he just survived a heart attack and alcohol addiction a couple of years prior.

Later on, he told me he was scared that he might never see us again. When I asked him, what was it like to be all alone in a new country, to learn a new language, to learn how to drive a car? He told me he stayed up learning English so he could keep his job and had to work at the restaurant because he was not making enough money to pay for his tiny 1 bathroom apartment in Michigan.

That’s when he knew that if an opportunity came to change our current circumstances, he was going to do it and give it his all.

I believe the reason why we are where we are today is because our parents didn’t give up. They fought through the storms, never lied or stolen, and most importantly were honest with each other.

My mother, too, is remarkable. She is the one who kept our family together. Whatever she had trouble at work, she understood that most people were good and caring; it was just that when they were in a hurry they could be oblivious, dismissive, or rude. She started her career at 16 years old and found herself in the middle of the board meeting with one of the doctors putting her under the bus and lying about something my mom didn’t do.

She always gave people the benefit of the doubt. To Mom, everyone was like a neighbor, and she wanted to help them.

That’s how mom taught me to think of other people: as neighbors whom I should always give the benefit of the doubt and be helpful toward.

And when hurry or disappointment soured their attitude, I should meet them with patience and humor.

There’s no doubt what drew my dad to my mom: She is the most joyous and sweet person you could meet.

Mom kept a good attitude and expected us kids to treat everyone with compassion—even the mean people. She would remind us that people were doing the best they could and often just needed our help. Many of my childhood memories of my mom involve her helping people. Other people, she said, needed our attention and generosity.

Watching and listening to my parents, I learned how to think of other people. Mom and Dad didn’t teach me that other people were mean or bad. Instead, they trusted in the goodness of others in general, and showed me that with patience, grace, and humor, people could open up, change, and be friendly. More than anything, my parents gave me the gift of how to think of the world in positive terms.

They showed me that life is what you make of it, and that it’s here to be enjoyed. I can’t imagine my life without these lessons….Happy 39 anniversary Mom and Dad. We love you!Typically, those who positively influence people the most have something in common. They exert an effect on us, deliberately or not, by executing one or more of three influence actions.

First, they shape how we think. By their example, lessons they impart, or things they say to us, they open our eyes and make us think differently about ourselves, others, or the world.

Second, they challenge us in some way. They call us out on our stuff, or they raise our ambitions to be better in our personal life, relationships, and contributions to the world.

Third, they serve as role models. Their character, how they interact with us and others, or how they met the challenges of life inspires us.

Now think again of the three people who most positively influenced you. Can one or a combination of these influence actions explain their impact on you? If they taught you to be a better person, it probably happened because of a combination of all three, even if perhaps in subtle or unexpected ways.

“Any give moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” – Autonomous

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