by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP
One woman’s amazing story of gastrointestinal relief
When Sarah first came to see me, she was a 45 year old woman who suffered for more than five years with gastrointestinal pain as well as discomfort. This included her body alternating between constant diarrhea and constipation, sensitivity to particular foods, persistent bloating, extreme flatulence, and probably environmental allergic reactions, uncommon exhaustion, as well as upper respiratory issues.
Sarah was a married woman, who more than likely was married to an alcoholic. Not only that, but Sarah also lived in a home that her husband purchased before they were married and she resided in this home with her husband and his mother. His mother happened to have furnished the entire home before Sarah moved in. Years before Sarah came to see me she already started doing internal healing work. She was curious to examine how she could create boundaries for herself in her current home, as well as if this was the best home for her to live in.
Sarah requested a food allergy and food intolerance panel performed. I spoke with Sarah, and we discussed performing a CDSA along with a CP x2 with a purge. The testing suggested that she suffered with Candida (yeast), which is an overgrowth of the bacteria’s unbalanced intestinal flora plus she had several food sensitivities. Immediately, I opted to put Sarah on numerous dietary supplements including probiotics. I also asked that she avoid the food allergens that her test revealed and she was quickly placed on a yeast-free diet. None of this is easy to do, but the results are life changing for many.
She quickly began to feel healthier than she ever had in her life. Sarah was not suffering from constipation, diarrhea, abdominal bloating or discomfort any longer. She told me that her energy levels were better than she could ever remember. Not only that, but Sarah shared with me that she felt at least 20 years younger!
Sarah is now able to create the boundaries she desires in her life. She made the changes in her relationship that she wanted to make. She also made the changes in her home life she felt were necessary for her to continue moving in a positive direction. As Sarah demonstrates, when you feel better, it is easier to take the steps needed to improve your life.
During her last visit, Sarah told me that she finally feels as though she has reached a sense of balance in her life. She truly understands now that she has accomplished her internal balance emotionally by looking at her issues that kept her feeling “stuck.” She also completed the outer pieces that she needed to do which included getting her physical problems in order. Sarah explained how she felt that her inner life and biological issues were finally aligned and balanced. I predict that Sarah will no longer have problems in her future with dysbiosis.