I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2010 at the age of 21 years old. I have been managing my disease with diet and functional medicine since 2011. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky. I plan on pursing a graduate degree in Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and practicing as an integrative medicine family nurse practitioner specializing in digestive disorders.
I have been a type 2 diabetic(T2D) for over 20 years. For the majority of that time I have followed the American Diabetic Association (ADA) guidelines. As the years went by I needed more and more medication to control the blood glucose (BG). Currently I am a 59 year old male.
This is a testimony from someone I’ve been communicating with for quite a while. Low carb wasn’t quite enough for her. “Hi Mikhaila This is my testimony. Please don’t include my name. Thanks for changing my life. I’m 28 and female. I was suffering from so many autoimmune disorders since I was a kid including eczema, horrible rashes that covers my entire body, never-ending itchiness, severe acne on my face, cystic acne on the bikini area (Hidradenitis Suppurativa), back pain, extreme Read More
I am a 34 year old female who has been experiencing a whole slew of seemingly unrelated issues for over 10 years. It started with fibromyalgia type symtoms and numbness in my fingers especially when I would try to go to sleep. It hurt when people touched me. Even the slightest pressure was excruciating not to mention waking up at night if I could even get to sleep in the first place with horrible pain because my hands were numb for hours or as I tried to go to sleep, I could feel them going numb. Over the years I also started getting headaches, which I almost never had until my 20s, and backaches so bad I had to adjust my back 4 to 5 times a day to get minutes if relief. I was on the verge of giving up. I couldnt imagine what 60 would feel like if 30 felt this bad.
I’m 26, female, and have been trying to rid myself of acne, fatigue, depression, and excess weight.
I am 35 years old, a female and there’s just a ton of swelling throughout my whole body. It is mostly localized in my uterus (my husband and I have figured out that much) and have ruled out the most normal (I say normal, because for me right now it would feel normal to have the whatever-thing that is wrong with me to actually have a name, like ulcerative colitis or chron’s. (Both of which are horrible auto-immune diseases that I am not trying to make light of.) I have this swelling that is always present, but tends not to swell AS much when I eat well; whole, balanced meals. Perhaps when our insurance situation is better we can have more access to doctors that can actually look at what is going on.
Age 24, Male, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis)
Been eating relatively healthly my whole life avoiding high sugar foods most the time.(candy, ice cream, Donuts, soft drinks etc.) I suffered from mild anxiety and concentration issues my whole life. Been on s few SSRI’s but do not take any Meds anymore.
I am 54, male, born in northern Alberta with Norwegian/German heritage. I had numerous and serious health issues since I was in my early 20s, most of which cleared up almost completely about 5 years ago with a dietary change, which I’ll discuss.