If there’s one thing I’m deeply passionate about, it’s helping people feel less confused about how to live a healthy, happy life.
Because, let’s be honest, it’s way too confusing.
Now, this wasn’t something I was fully aware of until I had to face some serious health issues of my own back in 2014, when no one seemed to know what was wrong with me.
You see, after a pretty terrible bout of food poisoning, I was left with severe stomach pains and digestive issues.
In just 5 months, I had gone to 12 different GI doctors, all of which were unsuccessful at giving me a real diagnosis. In fact, most of them concluded that my symptoms were psychological, not physical.
Frustrated and worried that I’d ever feel like myself again, I finally connected with a doctor who was willing to do more extensive testing, and I was diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid. Cue the medication (Synthroid to be exact).
While it was a relief to have clarified one piece of the puzzle, it didn’t explain or remedy the bigger problem: my digestive issues
Determined to get to the root of my symptoms, I was thrilled to find a functional medicine doctor who through even more testing discovered that I had both SIBO and candida: two bacterial imbalances in the gut that were the cause of my pain and discomfort.
Finally, a diagnosis that made sense! Albeit, 2 years later.
After 3 years of feeling alone, misunderstood, and pretty darn hopeless, I’ve realized a few things.
There is a serious lack of knowledge in the medical community.
You should never give up on finding the right doctor for you.
It is possible to find powerful relief from a chronic condition.
How you feel in your body is 100% related to how you eat, move, and live.