Today we’d like to introduce you to Debbie Kay Thomas.
Debbie, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was 44 years old, seemingly very healthy yet caught in the crosshairs of a very toxic marriage to an extreme narcissist. I got the call nobody wants telling me that I had stage three cancer on the left side of my head. This was a Carcinoma Cancer that they were certain was traveling to the lymph system as the biopsy was as deep as it was wide filled with Cancer cells. I was shocked! frozen is a better word to describe the feeling of my life flashing before my eyes. I was a mother to three teens at the time and a step Mother to two more teens and a seven-year-old.
The top surgeon in the Valley for head and neck Cancers could not get me in for nine weeks and there is where my truly begins! I decided to research what a Cancer cell is and why did I get millions of them to form this large tumor on my head? I was obsessed with gathering information on my new diagnosis never with the intention of healing myself. I spent up to ten hours a day related to all things Cancer!
I eventually was led to connecting with Cancer survivors from other countries outside the US who had healed their own Cancers 100% naturally. No surgery. No chemo. No radiation. I was mesmerized! I began to interview them all and took detailed notes which later became my road map to heal my own self successfully.
It took me nine months from start to finish along with naturally ejecting four tumors from the left side of my head where the Cancer was located using an ancient recipe known to pull out various types of cancer tumors. I also went 100% RAW in my diet for nine months, became alkaline, digested various herbal remedies daily and also did extensive emotional work as I have come to learn the most Cancers have an emotional root that must be dealt with as well. The body is connected on all fronts: mind, body, soul and spirit.
This all took place seven years ago this month. I cancelled my surgery and was sent a certified letter to my door stating “I must come in for surgery”. I politely told the surgeon’s office that I was healing my own Cancer holistically and I got a very hostile reaction but this did not sway me. By that time, I had conducted over 250 hours of research, visited several Naturopaths and was well on my way to creating my story that I have shared with hundreds of people and clients over the years.
I decided I wanted to help others and after the cancer was healed and gone, I went back to school to secure a degree in Natural Health. I have had a private practice for five years now and also created an all-organic plant-based product line based on things I created in my own kitchen to help heal my own body. The products are sold coast to coast as well as wholesale to many naturopaths, retails stores, chiropractors, med spas and skincare specialists.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No, it has not been a smooth road. I not only battled my own stage 3 Cancer, but I had to simultaneously stand up to an extremely toxic and emotionally abusive husband. I battled through the frightening unchartered waters of Cancer and then realized I had become a “doormat” in my marriage which was eating away at me much like a “cancer”. I left the so-called marriage and have never once looked back. I am so thankful I got out when I did.
Other struggles include friends and family telling me I was absolutely nuts! They came from a place of caring about me, but many thought I had lost my mind! The average American consumer wants a quick fix and they want it now! Cancer is somewhat the same in our country. People fear it so much and only equate it with death so they race to get it cut out of the body as fast as possible. I found another pathway and it was by no means a “quick fix”. It was the most painful nine months of my life.
The tumors each took 25 plus days to come out after the herbal salve was applied. I could not bear the pain some nights and would bite on a towel because it hurt so badly yet I refused to take any type of pain killer. I took over 1000 pictures of the entire process and in many of them, I look like I was caught in a bar brawl! My face is swollen, puffy and left eye swollen almost shut. This is a sign that the immune system is working its magic! I could not leave the house for many months and that was extremely difficult.
I was told by many, including my Dr’s, that I would die if I did not have the surgery to remove the cancer. I had to stay true to what I believed would ultimately heal my body in the least invasive, yet most effective manner. Thankfully, I was successful and have gone on to help 100’s of others over the years.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Soul Tender Wellness story. Tell us more about the business.
Soul Tender Wellness LLC is a product line that birthed from my own healing journey from Cancer. I created a very special cream called Face Food to heal the “hole” that was on the left side of my head where the tumors were coming out of, much like a portal hole. I could fit half of my thumb in the hole after each of the 4 tumors was coming out one by one, each bigger than the one before it. I could not find any CLEAN skincare products on the market that did not contain carcinogenic chemicals, preservatives and heavy metals so I created my own. I added CBD to my cream as I knew the healing power of cannabinoids on the cells of the skin long before CBD was a household word.
I had many trials and errors of my Face Food cream but what ultimately came to pass was a lemon pie scented fully organic dream cream that heals most any skin condition you can think of as well as eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots and pre-cancerous lesions. It’s used by men, women and teens alike for psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, post-radiation burns, baby bum rashes, and scarring.
I was making and selling the cream out of my home and could not keep up with supply and demand so I eventually approached my older brother, Chuck Thomas, to become my business partner so we could take this special recipe to market. Chuck was a day trader for many years and is terrific with numbers so he was a perfect fit for Soul Tender Wellness. I do all of the formulating, label design and creative marketing while he runs all the numbers and handles the entire back end of the business. We were raised in a very outgoing overachieving family so it just made sense to combine forces into a family-based dynamic duo.
We now have 12 products which include three organic, vegan, non GMO flavors of CBD drops with ginger and turmeric, CBD toothpaste with colloidal silver, Mag(nesium) Muscle Mist topical spray, CBD 4 Legs drops for animals, CBD Face Food, CBD Face Hydrate Serum and BCD Remedy Salve for aches and pains. This has been a labor of love on all fronts helping others heal from the inside out!
I am most proud that I turned a horrible scary diagnosis into a story of triumph and victory and now I have gotten to share that with others through our product line. We are dead set on keeping our products organic and free of any pesticides, heavy metals, chemicals or solvents. that is very rare in this industry that has 1000’s of brands, none of which are regulated and most who are in this industry to make a quick wad of cash without the true concern for the health of each person that consumes the products. We have higher standards than most companies out there and will never waiver. The heart of this company is to heal, not to make money.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck. I believe in the power of prayer and I have asked to be lead through the peaks and valleys of my life day by day. I believe I was directly lead down the path to healing my own Cancer because I made a promise to myself and to God that if He chose to heal me in this manner, I would forever share my story in hopes of helping others heal in a fully natural manner. I have kept my end of the promise and plan to do so for the rest of my days on life.
- Organic CBD Face Food $65 for a jar that lasts up to 90 days depending on how often used.
- Best seller!! Organic CBD Citrus Drops 500 mg $119 60 servings with added ginger & turmeric. Tastes Amazing!
- Address: 2700 S Woodlands Village Blvd
Suite 300 #212
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
- Website: www.soultenderwellness.com
- Phone: 480-231-5878
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