Changes do happen if you put your mind into
In the fall of 2015, I was walking into the Naturaphatic clinic for my second appointment.
A month earlier I had seen my doctor about my depilating IBS, extreme lack of energy, constant bloating, digestive issues and my gluten sensitivity. It had taken over my life and was stopping me from doing the things I loved and spending time with the people I care about.
There were many days I was late for work or getting my kids to their sports events because I could not get out of the bathroom long enough to get to the next place.
It was controlling my life.
My doctor had tested me for foods that were causing inflammation in my body and was suspicious about something called candida, which is a yeast overgrowth.
She was so sure that was one of the causes of my issues that she started me on a special diet to kill off the candida & remove the foods that could be the problem. Today I got to find out if she was right.
Now, in only a month, I was walking back into my doctor's office with drastically improved digestion, less bloating, less diarrhea., I could think clearer and my skin looked amazing.
As soon as she saw me she asked if I had noticed my skin. I certainly had, as I said, it had completely changed in one month. I actually thought my skin was fine before, but now it had a healthy glow that was indescribable.
My test results confirmed that she was right. I had a very high level of Candida and my IGg test that showed that there were some foods causing inflammation in my body. One of which was Gluten, even though I had removed gluten years ago, my gluten levels were quite high.
I would have to stay on this restricted diet for another month.
At first, I was devastated, I had not planned for making and “lifestyle” changes. I was just doing this for 30 days, to kill off the Candida, take a few probiotics, maybe not eat as much of some foods and move on. But the results were undeniable. I felt so much better than I did a month ago. I did not want to go back to feeling like that again.
Back to the 1 bowel movement in 4 -5 days or constant constipation followed by sudden violent diarrhea,
Back to the sudden bloating that made me look 9 months pregnant,
back the bowel cramps that were worse than any labour pains,
back to having to clean public washroom before I leave the stall or Stressed about who might have heard or smelt me in the bathroom
back to the terribly low energy,
back to the foggy brain,
back to missing out on my kid's events and all the important things in life.
I decided that obviously this was working. I needed to do what Dr. Kamphus told me to do and I needed to change my mindset about all of this and stop looking at what foods I can’t eat and look at what I have gained already in such a short time and look at what kind of life I wanted to have.
In those first 2 months, I lost 25-30lbs and almost completely removed the majority of my IBS symptoms. I felt great. Not only did I change my lifestyle but eventually my family did too. My husband and I both lost 50 lbs and completely reshaped our bodies.
How? because, we made some major lifestyle changes, one small step at a time. We ate better quality food, I removed the toxic chemicals from our home, we moved our bodies more, (Ron moved his body a lot more than me).
Now I am dedicated to helping other people find the root cause of their health issues as well.