Caramia was an important part of the Xtend-Life team until her untimely death from cancer in April 2015, both as a researcher and heath writer.
Over her career Caramia demonstrated and communicated the value of healthy living and the many natural options there are for helping people to live happy and healthy lives. Caramia also played a role in, and inspired some of the products produced by Xtend-Life today.
Over a period of 16 years Caramia showed that it was quite possible by practicing what she had learnt to prove the ‘experts’ wrong and defy Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. In 1999 doctors predicted Caramia had just 10 years to live.
In 2015 Caramia had defeated her MS for all of these years. However, Caramia had unfortunately also been waging an ongoing battle with cancer for some years.
Sadly, Caramia succumbed to an aggressive cancer in April 2015. She is missed greatly.
The following is an overview of Caramia’s career and background which helped to make Caramia a source of valuable information and inspiration for Xtend-Life and our customers…
Even before joining Xtend-Life, Caramia had improved the health and wellbeing of people and companies globally for the previous 25 years.
In Companies as diverse a Philips, BASF, Hitachi, ICL, IBM and BMW she designed and implemented business improvement strategies to transform a sickly bottom line into healthy profitability. For employees, whether factory workers or CEOs she provided invaluable performance, health and wellness coaching.
The result was numerous awards for Business Excellence and Personal mentoring.
Her reputation as an effective business improvement and health consultant also appealed to the British Royal Air Force. During 16 years of commendable service she was relied upon to get the task done effectively while being firm, fair and compassionate. Her proactive championing of fresh fruit juices and coconut water, rather than the usual military alcohol binges, led some of her colleagues to call her "the fruit and nut case!"
In 1999 Caramia’s interest in health was heightened when she was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. The severity of her symptoms and speed of decline led doctors to claim she had only 10 years to live. With determination and self-belief, she spent the next 10 years proving the 'experts' wrong
She decided she would cure herself of this apparently ‘incurable’ disease, by researching diverse medical disciplines, both Conventional and Alternative (Chinese, Energy, Functional, Ayurvedic, German New Medicine, Homeopathic, anti-aging). Finally emerging from the fog of medical misinformation, she discovered the facts about the causes and cures of chronic illness. By applying this knowledge to herself, and learning from trial and error, she found her natural path to health and happiness.
Although Caramia is no longer with us, she did enjoy years of good heath, despite her diagnosis in 1999, while living in the sunny Caribbean island of Antigua.