The pain and nausea becomes so bad you give up on food - but the
bloating is so bad I put on weight.
Whilst twice daily medication offered some relief, the only medical
guidance I could find was to stick to white rice, white bread and small amounts of chicken - avoiding fibre at all costs.
This was mentally exhausting for me - as someone that had loved whole
foods, the approach of white food did actually stop me vomiting, but my mind was a wreck and I certainly didn’t enjoy the idea of eating.
I was at a loss and grew scared of food given the level of sickness
and pain it made me feel.
I saw my friend who was glowing, she said she had been fasting with
you, and I thought I would reach out to you for some juicing ideas to try and get greens in my body.
So the 21 day fast began. I signed up to your online full support 21
day detox program!
I cant lie - it was tough!! I felt even more sick at one point, but it
was a relief that you were there as a partner to talk to - it can be a pretty lonely condition.
Day 10-12 was the worst, my body started rejecting the juice, just
like it rejected food....but you encouraged me to do
something....listen to my body. I was craving water...and so a 5 day
water fast began. Who would have thought!
Im not sure what happened in that five days - my digestive system
received a five star holiday and my head had a break too. The pressure was off - the water fast seemed relatively easier and feeling of
normality started to return.
Following the 21 days, you guided me back on to food and for the first
time I can still listen to my body. My daily life is now intermittent fasting, I am back on a plant based whole food diet and my digestive system is working! My paralysis stomach muscles woke up!!
I now have medication waiting as a rare back up, if for some reason
the engine stalls, but I cant tell you how relieved I am to be eating again.
By stripping back my system to its natural state, you have taught me
to introduce foods one at a time and pin point when and why my system breaks down. You have educated me on high fibre foods that are too much work for my gut, you have educated me on why my system would need intermittent holidays.
Avoiding certain whole foods is a lot more rewarding than having to
live on white rice only.
You have also given me a bag full of tricks to kick start my system
when it wants to fail and fall asleep.
Thank you for bringing me back to the closest sense of normal I have
been in a very long time. I appreciate how customised your approach is to each condition, working in with medical advice but also hearing what my body was needing when I was too sick to hear it.
Picking me up off the floor when I wondered if I would ever be able to
stop the nausea. Today my plate is full of colourful nutrient rich foods, I am back in the kitchen experimenting and cooking - and you have taught me how to give my digestive system a regular five star holiday. All of this from the other side of the country, always available.
(Client has requested to remain anonymous)