Hello! My name is Pamela Brogger and I am the owner of Streams in the Desert Reflexology & Wellness. I am very passionate about holistic health and powerful natural ways to help the body heal. As a result of my own personal health journey, I have a very unique approach to wellness…
I grew up having a lot of what I thought were “normal” health issues like chronic ear infections, bladder infections, allergies and eczema. Then when I got to my teens, more issues came about. My hormones were out of control. I had what I know now was hypoglycemia and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I was an emotional wreck. I was inconsistent at everything in life from friendships to sports to academics. My basketball coach actually told me once “Brogger, you are the most inconsistent player I’ve ever seen… one day you are an all-state level player, and the next it is like you’ve never touched a basketball in your life”.
I struggled through high school on constant steroids, antibiotics, allergy shots and birth control for severe eczema, skin allergies and hormone issues. I missed school way more than once over my health issues. I remember frequently bringing extra shirts to school because my eczema, which covered my entire torso, would bleed through my shirt. I remember sitting out during basketball practice with ice all over my body just to calm down the reactions. It got so bad I could only take cold showers with no soap. I was even reacting to water!
Once I began college, I really started to struggle more. Steroids were no longer helping with my constant reactions to everything from the environment to my clothes. Birth control was causing circulation problems and other issues like candidiasis. I missed classes… a lot. Some classes I would only show up for the tests. I started having debilitating fatigue. I could not function without 12+ hours of sleep. Doctors had no answers for me. No solutions. Just cover-ups that not only failed to address the root of any of my issues, but ultimately created a lot more problems in my body.
Miraculously I got my engineering degree and landed a job in Houston as a Project Engineer in Oil and Gas. With the added stress of a 3-4 hour commute daily, managing multi-million dollar projects all over the United States, and a relationship ending with a guy I thought I would marry…. My body had all it could handle and totally crashed. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (autoimmune thyroid disease), Hypothyroidism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, adrenal problems, Psoriasis and pre-osteoporosis. Before even reaching age 25, I was told I would probably never have kids. One doctor actually told me that I was dying. And I knew I was. I had never felt so helpless and hopeless in my life.
I spent every dime I was making for years just trying to get help with what was going on with my body. I constantly felt I could not make it another day. Doctors could not help me. They would treat me for long periods without any improvement, then give up on my case giving me discounts for the failed treatment and eventually telling me “I’m sorry. We’ve never had a case like this that we couldn’t help”. Then they would refer me on to someone else.
But God had a beautiful plan at work! Through His mercy and divine appointment, I finally started seeing a Naturopathic doctor and several other holistically minded doctors who opened my eyes to a lot about the body and the true causes of illness. I started studying rigorously to learn about my conditions. Hope began to build. I became a student of the human body. I was becoming passionate about natural healing, but I was still working in a job that was very hard on me and that I had no passion for. So I begged God to give me something to be passionate about.
He did. Through more miraculous circumstances and divine appointments, God introduced me to Reflexology. Sight unseen I enrolled in a nearby Reflexology Academy because it was one of those things I knew instantaneously and without any doubt it was from the Lord. During my first 6 months of treatment and learning, I was able to get off of steroids for the first time in about 15 years. My energy improved. My quality of life improved. THIS WAS A TRUE MIRACLE FOR ME as I had tried many things over many years without any true help or relief. I became a complete believer in not only this amazing healing therapy, but in THE BODY’s ABILITY TO HEAL when given the proper tools.
I then went on to study Advanced Reflexology, Clinical Aromatherapy and Health Coaching. The root of 90% (at least) of all disease lies in diet and lifestyle. We have strayed so far from God’s ways of living in America and it has really affected the way our bodies function. We have started to accept things like pain, digestive issues, hormone imbalances, sleep problems, depression, anxiety and fatigue as normal. These things are not normal at all… these are cries for help from your body to get you to change something!
My health journey has taken many years and I have gone down many unnecessary paths. And I am still on the journey, learning as I go. But God is so good! Through His mercy He is redeeming all of it and has given me a great mission. I believe God created us to have health… and not just health but Abundant Health. He created our bodies with such an innate ability to heal, if just given the proper tools. And He also creatively gave us many gifts of nature that powerfully assist the body.
It is now my life’s purpose to bring hope to those who feel hopeless in their own bodies, through powerful natural healing therapies and educating people on how to take care of their bodies in the ways I believe God intended from the beginning. I don’t want you or anyone to go through the things I have. If you are there, I want to help you regain your health and live your healthiest! I am a firm believer that the best gift you can give to yourself and those you care about is your health.
I can’t wait to be a part of your health journey!
Love & Blessings,