What was it like before you came in to see us?
My health issues began at a very young age with stomach aches, headaches and sleeplessness. In my teens I struggled with endometriosis, anemia, chronic headaches and yeast infections and a bout with Mononucleosis from which I felt I could never fully recover. A lot of my symptoms came and went so my doctors often attributed my issues to stress and some even said that it was “all in my head.” In my early 20’s I struggled with IBS and later in my 20’s fibromyalgia and depression. I was getting sicker yet I consistently tested as “healthy” with the conventional medical community. So I began to seek more natural methods of care in my early 30’s – after I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I had found some relief with homeopathy but how it worked was a still a mystery to me. Although I was aware of what I ate, I was not aware of how my misconceptions about healthy eating were at the root of my heath issues. After my first child seemed to be born with tooth decay, I was introduced to Weston Price and I started learning about whole food nutrition. I realized that our diets were leaving me and my family under-nourished and toxic. I began incorporating organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, raw-dairy and healthy fats; as well as developing an understanding of what a true nutrient-rich diet looked like. Yet, I struggled to incorporate it into our daily eating habits, especially when spending time with family. At the end of my third pregnancy I suddenly developed multiple health issues including a mysterious rash, severe eczema on my hands and face, constant weight loss, dizziness, extreme fatigue, painful digestive issues and headaches. For almost two years, I was able to reduce my symptoms with the help of homeopathy, naturopathy, essential oils and a lot of trial and error. Despite all of my efforts, including liver detox and following a strict gluten and dairy-free diet, I was still not absorbing nutrients. I felt as though I was going to lose my life if I didn’t get help soon.
How is it now?
The NRT that Aaron uses was what drew me to Whole Health Nutrition Center. I wanted to stop taking shots in the dark with my health. Since working with Aaron I have been able to take control of my health. He provided my with the missing information, whole food choices and discipline that I needed. I am now able to make better food choices about the grains and sugars that I was so addicted to. I am finally healing and have begun to thrive again. My energy and vitality have returned and I am starting to truly take control of my health.