Chronic digestive issues relieved with SIBO and candida treatment
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 Ideal Protein July 22, 2016