About 20 years ago, Dr. Sherrill Sellman was battling with all kinds of health problems.
She was battling arthritis, severe allergies and thyroid issues. She had trouble sleeping, and would often wake up in the middle of the night experiencing night sweats and anxiety attacks.
Looking back on it all, Sellman wouldn’t have had it any other way.
She views those challenges as a blessing from God, because it forced her to search for answers.
That search led Sellman to a career in naturopathic medicine, a holistic branch that focuses on using natural remedies to prevent and treat illnesses. She’s now a doctor, published author and radio host who uses her knowledge to give health advice and tips to women around the globe.
Her latest stop was Grace Street, where she held a women’s health seminar on Tuesday morning.
The seminar, “The Rejuvenation Code: Unlocking the Code to an Ageless Body,” focused on how naturopathic remedies like vitamins, food and meditation can be used to improve one’s health.
She said she was able to recover from her problems without visiting a traditional medical doctor, who she suspects would have likely prescribed antibiotics and other medicines rather than focusing on a naturopathic method that caters toward the body’s natural ability to restore itself.
“All those conditions are gone,” Sellman recalled of her health challenges. “I don’t have any of those symptoms. In fact, I’m healthier now than I was 20 years ago. If I can do it, you can do it.”
Sellman said there is a difference between a person’s chronological age, the number of years they have been on this planet, and their biological age, or how well their body is functioning.
By eating healthy and making good lifestyle choices, Sellman told the crowd of women gathered on Grace Street they could lower their biological age as their chronological age increased.
“It’s so easy to say ‘Oh, you know, I’m just getting older. This ache in my finger, it’s just because I’m getting older. I just have to put up with all these things,’” she told those in attendance. “I want you to know and my message today is that is not true and never accept those things.”
She said it’s never too late for women to start lowering their biological age, pointing to an example of one woman who celebrated her 100th birthday by skydiving.
She outlined several actions women could take, including getting their Vitamin D levels tested and ensuring that they have enough of it in their system. She also encouraged women to eat healthy foods — she suggested chia seeds and fresh cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale and cauliflower, with some extra virgin olive oil drizzled on top — and Omega 3 fatty acids.
All of them have broad-ranging positive impacts that can dial back biological age, Sellman said.
She added women can also benefit from getting enough sleep and spending 30 minutes a day relaxing — either through prayer, listening to music, meditating or another method that works.
Sellman also spoke highly of Silver Sol and the benefits it can bring.
She challenged those in attendance to take action toward improving their health.
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten,” she said. “My job today is inspiring you to take one baby step. Take one of the things we’ve talked about today. Just one. One food, one supplement. Start there and begin the journey to getting younger and healthier with every breath you take.”
Later Tuesday, Sellman was an in-studio guest for a taping of The Jim Bakker Show.
The show, which also focuses on health, will air on your local station beginning Feb. 9 and contains special information about how to purchase copies of the naturopathic doctor’s seminar.