Have you ever felt out of control, desperate, overwhelmed, or in physical and emotional pain – like you just could not go on? There was a time in my life when I felt all of these things.
My confidence, productivity, relationships and even my ability to enjoy life was destroyed.
But I learned how to overcome my alcoholism, abuse, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, cancer and even the death by suicide of my only son – all naturally and without the need for medication or invasive therapies.
It is my life’s goal to help you to do the same.
I grew up in an alcoholic, toxic and abusive childhood home. That experience created physical illness as well as mental health issues including, long term unresolved post-traumatic stress, unbearable anxiety and obsessive–compulsive disorders.
Not surprisingly, I became addicted to alcohol and behaved in ways I felt I could not control.
I knew I needed to break free of that toxic cycle, and after much research and education I discovered an emotional coping and resiliency technique which I now use with my own clients that allowed me to recover and achieve sobriety.
The Big C
Then in 2008 I faced a deadly and very scary health crisis—a diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer, which I was advised to surgically remove. I knew I needed to get well and I was determined to heal myself, naturally.
I found a little-known testing procedure – a hair and mineral test – that showed unusually high levels of lead, arsenic and antimony in my body. Many of my critical minerals (chromium, selenium, zinc, iron) were far below acceptable levels.
Given those results, I created an intense detoxification, acupressure massage and clean diet program for myself that included weekly ionic cleanses and acupuncture sessions with doses of hormone balancing natural herbs.
In less than six months, my biopsy came back showing I was cancer free without the need for any radiation, chemotherapy or surgical removal of my thyroid. It has now been 12 years and counting!
My beloved son
Then in 2017 I lost my beloved and only son Adam, aged 27, to death by suicide because of his overwhelming physical pain and suffering. The grief is still ongoing, but somehow, I am able to cope using the techniques that I have developed over the years to combat mental illness and to heal naturally.
I have been able to find purpose in my pain by delving deep into understanding the root causes of mental illness and finding solutions, for myself and for my clients.
Adam’s powerful story is the fuel behind my life’s work to spread awareness and help as many people as I can to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.
I developed my treatment programs while working at the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control at Health Canada. At that time, I was instrumental in organizing the first scientific conference in Canada for the Department of National Defence which addressed environmental contamination, Gulf War Vet syndrome and Post-Traumatic Stress disorder for soldiers returning from the Iraq war.
Over the years I have travelled extensively to Central, South and North America, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe and Africa, researching and teaching about holistic and effective ways of healing the body and mind.
I have helped professionals from all walks of life including: doctors, psychiatrists, CEO’s, executives, entrepreneurs, employees, police, first responders, and veterans—in Canada and around the world—to address the root cause of their physical and mental limitations and start feeling like their vibrant selves again.
Better known as “Canada’s Natural Healing and Detox Expert,” Maggie Maier empowers high achievers to heal from anxiety, depression and addictions—without prescription medications.
With over two decades of experience, Maggie is a sought-after speaker and expert in scientific and holistic therapies that improve wellness of the body and mind. Her in-depth knowledge includes toxicity and environmental pollution impacting mental health, nutritional balancing science, hair and mineral testing and ionic cleanse detoxification.
Maggie has appeared on many media outlets including Rogers TV and CBC radio. As a holistic mental health advocate, she has been a featured speaker at Bell Let’s Talk Experts, Invest Ottawa, the University of Windsor and the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.
Maggie is also a trained Chinese acupressure masseuse and a Pro EFT (Progressive Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner. Maggie lives in Ottawa, and when she is not reading or researching, you can find her out on long walks in nature with her beloved Shih Tzu Maxx.