Hello, I’m Helen Micallef!
I am many things to many people: wife, mother, grandmother, friend, property investor, teacher, business owner and breast cancer survivor.
One of the hats I love wearing most is the one where I get to help people become the best that they can be.
I love having a positive impact on someone’s life, whether it’s encouraging someone to look for the answers to burning questions or helping them get back on top of their health.
In 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I learnt that my cancer stemmed from my health, or rather, my lack of good health.
If your body and immune system are weak then you are leaving yourself open to disease. I thought I was healthy at the time but unfortunately, I wasn’t. I spent a long time questioning where I went wrong.
I had surgery to remove a lump from my breast and several lymph nodes and the surgical margin (the extra tissue around the tumour the surgeon removed) was clear.
The cancer was contained to that single lump in my breast and had not spread.
Despite having the all clear, my oncologist wanted to book me in for chemotherapy and radiation therapy, just to be sure.
Why? Wasn’t my surgical margin clear? Why would they want to put toxic chemicals into my body and make myself sicker just in case? It did not make sense.
I began asking questions. I asked the hard questions the medical professionals did not want me to ask and did not want to answer.
I wanted to know what non-chemo options were available, so I did my own research and began to learn from others who also said no to chemo.
I said no to chemo and yes to creating a healthy body and a healthy mind.
Deciding against chemo was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made.
Telling my medical team was almost just as hard! They thought I was crazy, but I knew that the only crazy thing was putting harmful toxins into my body when my surgical margins were clear.
Instead, I chose to eat well. My diet was full of wholesome, nourishing foods to build my immunity and restock my energy levels.
I told my oncologist if I was wrong and I died, that the responsibility for the decision was mine alone. I’m not stupid, I still consult my oncologist and doctor and have regular check-ups and annual scans. My cancer never spread and has not returned.
The decision I made to say no to chemo was right for me, but it is not going to be right for everyone.
Going through a cancer diagnosis or another health scare and making the hard decisions about your treatment and care is a personal choice and part of your own personal journey.
You might decide to follow your doctor’s advice and of course that’s ok! I encourage you not follow it blindly and know that it is ok to ask questions.
I have learnt a lot through my personal health journey. It has given me the ability and power to help others in so many areas of life and now I can pass on that knowledge and encourage you to find solutions for yourself.
I want to give you the confidence to discover that you always have choices and that it is possible to change your life for the better.
Although important, looking after yourself is more than just looking after your physical health. Family problems, relationship issues, mental health and personal challenges of every shape and size can all have a devastating impact on our overall wellbeing.
I am someone who has confronted and worked through many major issues in my life and want to help others.
If you are someone who knows something has to change, are ready to make yourself a priority and open enough try something new, talk to me. I would love to work with you.
At the very least, you’ll be glad to have met me and heard my story. At the other end of the spectrum, you’ll be enjoying life as a healthier, happier and more energised you.
Contact me using the form below, and I’ll get back to you.
There are infinite possibilities for change. Why not start today.
A single mum with three children came to me when she was ready to make some changes in her life. After her third child, she stopped focusing on her own health and wellbeing and was feeling embarrassed about re-starting her personal training business. Since starting her program, clothes that were too tight are now fitting comfortably and more importantly, she has relaunched her PT business. In her words, “I feel like my Mojo is back”.
Losing weight and feeling great
I recently worked with a woman who was ready to lose weight and start feeling great. After completing the Basic Cleansing System, she lost five inches from her waist and had to take in her trousers three times! She has maintained the weight loss, her energy has increased and she feels great.
Feeling good is not only about weight loss.
A grandmother came to see me because she wanted to feel more healthy and energetic. She tweaked her already healthy lifestyle and added some great supplements and more nutritious snacks and now feels more energetic.
A man who had only a cup of coffee for breakfast started on the Youthful Ageing System, kicked his bad breakfast habit and has found that he has more energy and can get through his busy work day with ease.