Meet Samantha Bowick
I am a woman who has and continues to live with chronic illnesses that include endometriosis, vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and interstitial cystitis. Despite these illnesses, I was able to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration and a Master of Public Health degree. Because of everything I have been through, I decided it was time to tell my story to help others. I have published Living with Endometriosis: The Complete Guide to Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options. I have also published my mom's/family's story with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency in a book titled Living with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: The Complete Guide to Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options that also provides medical information about the illness. Both books are published by Hatherleigh Press and distributed by Penguin Random Home. I hope to publish more chronic illness books in the future.
I have suffered with chronic pain on a daily basis and have had to change my life to fit this lifestyle. From loss of friendships, to change in career, loss of jobs, loss of ability to take care of yourself, and loss of ability to conceive, I know what it's like to feel a wide range of emotions and want others to know they are not alone.
I am also a Patient Ambassador with the Chronic Disease Coalition. This has connected me to more people who suffer with chronic illnesses and be able to reach more people as well as provide more awareness for the public on endometriosis and other illnesses.
I have created my own business with the name "Chronic Illness Support", which will allow me to provide support to those who suffer with chronic illnesses through my book as well as other avenues.
I am also a Shaklee distributor, which allows me to help others reach their nutrition goals. The first Shaklee product I tried was the Optiflora, which is a prebiotic/probiotic system that makes its way futher down the digestive tract than over the counter brands. Before starting Optiflora, I would have to run to the restroom after every time I ate. Since starting Optiflora, I have had much more regular bowel movements. I have now tried more products and love them! The Get Clean line is awesome, especially for those who have allergies or health problems affected by strong scents.
Samantha received her Master in Public Health (MPH) from Liberty University December 2017 after interning at the American Lung Association and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHCA) degree from Columbia Southern University April 2014. She is knowledgeable about medications from working as a pharmacy technician while she was in undergraduate school.