Before working with Julianna, I had been struggling with digestive issues for years! I would get nausea, gas, bloating, and I never knew what would upset my stomach. For over three years, I went from doctor to doctor to try figure out what was wrong with me. I started with my primary care physician who put me on Nexium for my indigestion and upset stomach. After that wasn’t working, I was referred to a Gastroenterologist who said, “Well, some people just get nauseated”, and then he prescribed me an anti nausea pill which gave me terrible side effects. I eliminated dairy, gluten , soy, and grains and stuck to a paleo diet. I did get symptom relief, but I still was never 100% better. My next step was seeing an allergist to see if I am allergic to something I was eating. Luckily, I didn’t have any allergies, but I was still getting terrible gas, bloating, and digestive upset. I would try and read up on different stomach issues that I thought I had. I was guessing and fed up with not having answers. I was so frustrated and depressed about not feeling well. Many of my friends and family new how I was struggling. Luckily, one of my friends referred me to Spark Health and BioIntelligent Wellness. This is where my amazing relationship with Julianna began.
Through some lab tests, I learned that this was not all in my head. I was diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and candida. I finally was getting answers to why my body was out of whack. I finally understood why I would look six months pregnant by the end of the day and why I had gas that could clear a room. I was relieved to know that all my digestive issues could be fixed and I would be feeling better. In addition to SIBO and candida, I also learned my thyroid was sluggish and my blood sugar was erratic.
My first visit with Julianna was amazing. I was so impressed with her knowledge and how thorough she was. She explained everything about SIBO and candida in great detail in a way I would understand. She made outlines for me and customized food and supplement list so I was on the right track. When ever I did not understand something or had a question, she would get back to me right away. Doing the SIBO and Candida protocol took commitment and discipline. She made me feel comfortable about asking questions which help reassure me I was on the right track. She gave me delicious recipes to eat when my food choices were limited. What I love about Julianna is that she does not have a one size fits all approach. She customizes each protocol to what your body needs.
I have finished my protocols and I am amazed at how much better I feel. I am actually absorbing what I am eating and getting the proper nutrients my body needs. I have more energy and I am sleeping better. I can eat foods with out discomfort. I now don’t look six months pregnant by the end of the day and my husband and son are thankful my stinky gas is gone.
Before Julianna, I was so lost. I was in a constant state of searching for answers and often feeling frustrated, tired, and worn down. Julianna has been such a blessing in my life. She is an excellent listener and spends a great amount of time informing me and guiding me during all my appointments. I am always super excited when I know I have a an appointment with Julianna. I leave her office or phone appointments with a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. She is truly a breath of fresh air and I am so grateful and lucky I found her. I will keep continuing working with Julianna for maintenance and check ins.
Thank you Julianna for all that you have done for me.
Jen B. San Marcos, Ca July 22, 2016