My journey down the “rabbit hole” into health and wellness began in 2006 when I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. I ignored the divine whispers my body was sending me and a single tumor metastasized, quickly turned to 9. They surrounded a kidney, my superior vena cava running to my heart and multiple lymph nodes in my abdomen. Chemo and multiple surgeries throughout 2007 would yield a cancer-free diagnosis in less than a year. However, when I returned to normal life I hit a wall. My general health began to fail within the first three months following treatment.
To the outsider, I looked fine, but inside I was dying.
I was living on a tightrope, with the smallest gust of wind sending me into an emotional crisis and the closest emergency room. An actor by trade, I hid this VERY well, but it was a true balancing act. It was not until a third trip to the hospital in 2011 and having a foot of my small intestine removed that I started to see the pattern.
I believe the universe will keep repeating it’s lessons louder and louder until you hear the message, until this moment I was not listening.
I am not going to lie, things looked pretty bleak. My digestion was terrible and I could tolerate as few as 14 foods without an inflammatory reaction. My brain was functioning at such a low level I remember one very clear moment, holding both laces of my sneaker for a full minute and contemplating the best way to start the process of tying my F*&!ing shoes!
I visited naturopaths on the other side of the county and consulted specialists on other continents. There help was limited, over completely unaffordable and each one involved massive amounts of prescription drugs and bags of supplements for a lifetime of use. After cancer, it seemed only thing my medical doctors cared about was that I no longer had cancer, not the fact that I was in so much pain.
At the end of the day I had to trust the voice in my own head: I know my body better than anyone else. I was my own best advocate for health and though that truth I started to feel better.
I did change the food I was eating, ate an incredibly clean diet, but this was just the start. While they did point the needle in the right direction, to truly heal I needed to look at the whole picture. I had to address sleep, balancing the bacteria in my gut, detoxification (yes it’s real), calm my nervous system, and address the emotional trauma I had suffered.
Looking back on the hours and days I laid in my bed, stomach cramping, barely able to stand are staggering. I remember wishing and praying someone would walk into my life with some guidance and maybe a few answers.
I promised myself if I ever regained my vitality, I would be a lighthouse for someone else.
The responsibility of survivorship was born and I began to take action.
I started taking courses in anatomy, health, and physical fitness. I took workshops on vitamins and supplementation with application to human vitality. I became certified as a Health Coach from Institue of Functional health Coaching. I took courses in energy medicine, including a certification in Reiki healing and Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine (Everything is Energy.) I took countless workshops on body mechanics and physical fitness and became a Certified Personal trainer through the International Sports Science Association. The list is long, ridiculous and continues to grow.
So here we are! Look at the list of incredible life experiences that have led me to you, and you to me. This is Freddie Set Go. On this site, I post about success and failure. I write about everything under the umbrella of wellness.
I act as a Guide for those seeking a change their mental performance, vibrancy, and relationship with food, money, and love.
As a coach, I present numerous possible options accompanied by the most current research. I believe in education and preparation which gives the client the tools to make the best decision for their body. You will become an active participant in your own improvement and that is the recipe for lasting change!
I like to think of myself as the gap between the doctor’s office and grocery store.
I am very passionate about the process, knowledge-based research and reaching untapped potential.
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Closing it up
Today I am feeling good. I have an amazing client list which spans the United States from New York to California. I work professionally in theater/television based out of NYC. In the last 5 years, I have been on several Broadway National tours including Billy Elliot, Phantom of the Opera and Cagney the Musical. In addition, I have the energy to spend time with friends and family. I am extremely grateful for this level of functionality.
I am living my dream life and I am tearing up to be able to put this in black and white.
The coaching and health addiction fuel my passion for creating characters onstage and while this combination may seem unconventional to many, I could not be happier.
I think of the hand I have been dealt. I think of what I have been through and feel a responsibility to write it down and share where I made success and experienced failure. I strive to save those going through those same, time, money and heartache. This is the responsibility of survivorship. This why I’m here.
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