One woman’s story
Sarah is a 45-year-old with a five-plus year history of gastrointestinal complaints which consist of alternating constipation, diarrhea, and sensitivity to certain foods, chronic bloating, increased flatulence, possible environmental allergies, increased fatigue and upper respiratory complaints.
Of note, Sarah was in her third marriage, this time to a man who was probably an alcoholic, and was living in a house (completely furnished by his mother) that he had prior to their marriage. Sarah began doing recovery work years ago. She continues to look at how she can establish boundaries for herself in this home with her husband and is also looking at whether this is the best place for her to be.
At the same time, Sarah came to us and chose to have a food allergy panel done; we also did a CDSA and a CP X 2 with a purge. The tests indicated yeast, an overgrowth of bacteria, imbalanced intestinal flora and multiple food sensitivities. She was placed on a number of supplements, asked to avoid the food allergens, and placed on a yeast-free diet.
Soon Sarah felt better than she had ever felt in her life. She had no constipation, diarrhea, abdominal bloating or pain, her energy level was better than she could remember and she describes feeling at least twenty years younger. She is now able to set boundaries in her life. She has made changes in her marriage and home environment and is beginning to do career counseling to look at what she wants to do with her life. As Sarah proves, when you feel better, it’s easier to take the steps needed to improve your life.
Sarah explained on her last visit that she finally feels as though she has reached a sense of balance in her life. She realizes now that she has done her inner work by looking at the emotional issues that kept her “stuck” and has done the outer pieces which included getting the physical dimensions in order. She feels now that the inner and outer parts of herself are lined up. I anticipate no further problems with dysbiosis.