- Stomach Pain
- Colon/Abdominal Pain. Ulcerative Colitis diagnosis for previous 23 years.
- Right side Abdominal Tenderness
- Foul Smelling Stool
- Upper Back Pain/Right side continuous discomfort
- Aching Muscles
- Low Libido
- Poor Concentration
- Frequently catching colds
- Cravings for salty foods
- Dizziness on Standing up
“For the past 24 years I’ve been struggling with ulcerative colitis, consulting doctors and searching the Internet with the hope, of one day, being able to regain a normal life.”
During the Initial Consultation we throughly investigated his Health History and Timeline of events. Interestingly, the onset of his digestive complaints over two decades earlier were related to an acute toxic exposure.
Although not the ‘classic’ or often expected cause of digestive issues, this is something I see quite often when delving into the history.
Robert’s health challenges started intensely all these years earlier with excruciating abdominal pains. He went on to describe the many hospital tests, diagnoses (ulcerative colitis) and medications that he had over the next few years.
Although these measures were extremely valuable, the symptoms were somewhat managed, but not being resolved. It soon became apparent that there was certainly no lack of focus and motivation on Robert’s behalf and his determination to achieve success was impressive.
Even after a decade of struggling, his approach to wellbeing developed further as he began to look for more natural approaches. Several diets were implemented, which provided a little progress, but still without significant impact. Robert had even ran a few lab tests in the past and followed a few cleanses, but these tended to exacerbate the symptoms and flare up the ulcerative colitis.
“Given that conventional medicine couldn’t help me, I’ve always searched the solution on my own with the resources available on the Internet. Unfortunately, a lot is confusing, contradictory and misleading. So I was looking for someone that would take the time to educate me and use an holistic and natural approach.”
As I began to understand Robert’s mindset and steps that had been put in place (and those that hadn’t been), I felt more and more confident that this was actually a situation that could value from the Functional Health Approach. This would not be a ‘treatment’ for anything. That was his Medical Dr’s job. But we could begin to look at how we could enhance the function of his body!
Back to Robert’s health history timeline and another decade passes where there were not only Ulcerative Colitis relapses, but an increasing myriad of symptoms that begin to affect a range of systems, tissues, organs, glands, cells and functions throughout the body. As you can see from the above list, in addition to the gut, there were problems with energy, libido, cognition, mood and immune health.
Yet – There was a way forward for Robert and the first step was to achieve Clarity.
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