Hopeful Health Seekers
A group of like-minded women coming together on their own health journey to understand why they have unexplained symptoms, improve health, and feel their best.

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My mission is to help women achieve lasting symptom relief & healing.
 Did you know that there are over 90 autoimmune diseases and counting and equally as many undiagnosed and/or unnamed chronic illnesses? Autoimmune diseases affect at least 20 million Americans, though research indicates that numbers have grown steadily for years.  Did you know that if you suffer from 3 or more autoimmune disorders,
there's a name for it - Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS). 
Which ones do you suffer from? 

Acquired aplastic anemia, Acquired hemophilia, Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis (AHLE) / Hurst’s disease, Agammaglobulinemia, primary, Alopecia areata, Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), Arteriosclerosis, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Autoimmune, Addison’s disease (AAD), Autoimmune dysautonomia / Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy (AAG), Autoimmune encephalitis, Autoimmune gastritis, Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), Autoimmune hyperlipidemi, Autoimmune hypophysitis / lymphocytic hypophysitis, Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED), Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS), Autoimmune myocarditis, Autoimmune oophoritis, Autoimmune orchitis, Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) / Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease (IgG4-RD), Autoimmune polyglandular syndromes, Types I, II, & III, Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis, Autoimmune sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), Balo disease, Behçet’s disease, Birdshot chorioretinopathy / birdshot uveitis, Bullous pemphigoid, Castleman disease, Celiac disease, Chagas disease, Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) / myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), Chronic Lyme disease / post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS), Chronic urticaria (CU), Churg-Strauss syndrome / eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), Cicatricial pemphigoid, Cogan’s syndrome, Cold agglutinin disease, CREST syndrome / limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, Crohn’s disease (CD), Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CSS), Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), Dermatitis herpetiformis, Dermatomyositis, Diabetes, type 1, Discoid lupus, Dressler’s syndrome / postmyocardial infarction / postpericardiotomy syndrome, Endometriosis, Eosinophilic fasciitis, Erythema nodosum, Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia, Evans syndrome, Fibrosing alveolitis, Giant cell arteritis / temporal arteritis / Horton’s disease, Glomerulonephritis, Goodpasture’s syndrome / anti-GBM/anti-TBM disease, Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) / Wegener’s granulomatosis, Grave’s disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), Hashimoto’s thyroiditis / chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis / autoimmune thyroiditis, Henoch-Schönlein purpura / IgA vasculitis, Herpes gestationis / pemphigoid gestationis, Hypogammaglobulinemia, IgA nephropathy / Berger’s disease, Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) / autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura, Interstitial cystitis, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Kawasaki disease, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), Leukocytoclastic vasculitis, Lichen planus, Lichen sclerosus, Ligneous conjunctivitis, Linear IgA disease (LAD) / linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD), Lupus nephritis, Ménière’s disease, Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), Mooren’s ulcer, Mucha-Habermann disease, Multiple sclerosis (MS), Myasthenia gravis (MG), Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) / Devic’s disease, Narcolepsy, Non-length-dependent small fiber sensory neuropathy (SFSN), Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS), Palindromic rheumatism, Palmoplantar pustulosis (type of psoriasis), Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration, Paraneoplastic pemphigus, Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), Peripheral uveitis / pars planitis, Parsonage Turner syndrome, Pemphigus foliaceus, Pemphigus vulgaris, Pernicious anemia, POEMS syndrome, Polyarteritis nodosa, Polymyalgia rheumatica, Polymyositis, Postural Orthostatic Tachychardia Syndrome (POTS), Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) / primary biliary cirrhosis, Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), Psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis, Pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic (IPF), Pure red cell aplasia, Pyoderma gangrenosum, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Reactive arthritis / Reiter’s syndrome, Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, Relapsing polychondritis, Restless leg syndrome / Willis-Ekbom disease, Rheumatic fever, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Schmidt syndrome / autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type II, Scleritis, Scleroderma, Serpiginous choroidopathy, Sjögren’s syndrome, Stiff person syndrome (SPS), Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE), Sydenham’s chorea, Sympathetic ophthalmia, Takayasu’s arteritis (vasculitis), Testicular autoimmunity (vasculitis / orchitis), Tolosa-Hunt syndrome, Transverse myelitis (TM), Tubulointerstitial nephritis uveitis syndrome (TINU), Ulcerative colitis (UC) +, Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD), Uveitis, anterior, Uveitis, intermediate, Uveitis, posterior, Vasculitis, Vitiligo, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome (VKH)







my journey with toxic mold

Until very recently, I was on my way to recovering from my undiagnosed chronic illness when suddenly a giant roadblock occurred—blindsided by debilitating all muscle cramps. Not only was I afraid, but I didn't understand. I was doing everything right. I was eating clean. I was exercising and supporting my body and mind. My doctor ran a ton of blood work, which of course, came back "normal." Then she told me my varicose veins were the problem. Really? I mean, my veins are a part of my chronic illness, but this made no sense, so I trusted my gut. Thankfully I had a functional practitioner I trusted.

While I still have an undiagnosed chronic illness and my newest hiccup is nothing to laugh at, in fact, it's scary, but it is an answer and, with it, a clear path of treatment. Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, aka CIRS, is a type of genetic defect. It turns out I carry a gene that 25% of the population has that makes my body unable to detox from toxic mold on its own—Yah me. I always loved to be different. The chronic inflammation is on a continuous loop, making more and more inflammation and wreaking havoc on my insides. Did you know that mold is considered the silent imitator? I didn't realize my home had toxic mold, and it was slowly making us sick.  

Have you have ever had water intrusion in your home or been exposed to past mold?  If you answered yes or even "I don't know." Mold should be considered, especially if you have many unexplained symptoms.

I, like most of the population, wasn't born with a perfect gut. I was born with generations of damage combined with years of inflammation I created with poor food choices. More equals 20+ years of struggling and symptoms.

 I understand your struggles because not only have I been there, but I am still recovering. I've made many mistakes in my journey, but I learned from them. I choose to go to school to learn more, help myself and my family, and help others.

I will listen to your story, ask questions, investigate, and make the connections that no one in your past has been able to. I am prepared to fight for you and alongside you. You may not love what I have to say at times, but I will tell you how it is while helping you to understand not only why but how to finally get relief and get you on the path to healing.


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Tessa Bowers
Purcellville, VA 20132 USA
Phone: (703) 728-3336

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