Rick was complaining of stomach and intestinal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and gas. He also was feeling tired, irritable, anxious and depressed due to his digestive symptoms.
He had seen doctors and gastroenterologists and was given IBS diagnosis. His doctors were hands-off at that point.
He assumed that his problem was a physical issue because there are members of his family who have similar issues. He attributed that to something he had inherited, something genetic. He started doing some research on his own to see if maybe there was a connection with his diet and then went to see a gastroenterologist who referred him to me.
We got him tested for food sensitivities and incorporated a full 4-phase individualized gut healing protocol. In 10 days, diarrhea and bloating were gone, and stomach pain and gas were significantly reduced. In 30 days, he was no longer depressed, moody, irritable or anxious. By 2 months, his fatigue was completely gone and he had no stomach pain or gas. And he’s been doing that great for more than 2 years.
Before his stomach issues happened, he was very active. He’s liked running and hiking, but his symptoms made him shut in. He was able to go hiking in colorado few months after starting the program because he didn’t have to worry about finding a restroom whenever.
My gastrointestinal system was a bit of a wreck. I had gone to see physicians and gastroenterologists and after all the tests, they pretty much said, “Well, you have IBS.” That was pretty much the diagnosis. At that point, they were pretty much hands-off. The biggest [result from the program] was the psychological. It eats on you everyday and you become somewhat obsessed with your problems, which kind of amplifies the issue in a sense and you start thinking about it, which causes more anxiety and more problems. [The program] kind of freed me up. A lot of folks with this problem, think “Where’s the nearest bathroom?” “What can I eat?” “What can I not eat?” I still think about what I can and cannot eat, but I’m not as obsessed about it and I can go on vacation and go on trips and go out and not really think about it as much. When I started seeing you, we started doing a process of elimination. Eventually, we kind of figured out what it was. Once you kind of know what the problem is and attack a problem at least you feel like you could make some headway at that point. If somebody’s on the fence a little bit do [about this program], go ahead and go for it. You have nothing to lose. If you get frustrated like I had been, you’ll get to the point where you’ll have to do something and there is no reason not to try.
Do you have IBS, stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, and anxiety about your bowel issues and want to get rid of them all?