Suffering from digestive distress is no way to live a bold and awesome life.
You would be surprised, though, how many people are living with life-interrupting digestive symptoms, while continuing to struggle along, trying everything possible to live fully, despite difficult circumstances.
At least 85% of the clients I have seen suffer from gas & bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and even more severe symptoms, such as intestinal cramps, intestinal bleeding, unpredictable bowels, or auto-immune disorders. So how are you supposed to feel confident, reliable, and adventurous when your crazy bowels are running the show? You can’t. But lucky for you, there are lots of great solutions for taking back your health, your confidence and your dignity.
IBS is one of the most popular diagnoses for digestive issues today, but that is in no way the end of the story. The symptoms that people are asked to ‘live with’ often lead to frustration, depression, weight gain, and lack of joy around activity, eating and social gatherings. But I want to urge you to not take any of that lying down. It’s not necessary to live with these kinds of symptoms..period.
So yes, IBS means your bowels are ‘irritable’, but the bigger question is ‘why’? That’s what we want to look into more deeply, because having a strong and stable digestive system is an invaluable foundation of your overall state of health, and how well you will age. Working with someone who can help you address your condition more deeply can change everything.
Let me show you how I roll at Flourish:
1. FIND OUT YOUR SPECIFIC HEALTH CONSTITUTION
Differentiating your personal health pattern is the first step to creating a successful treatment plan. It’s important that the approach you take is based on your bowel patterns, presence or absence of bloating, gas, or pain, and also your diet, energy levels and lifestyle. Through looking at all of these pieces more closely, your treatment should be adapted specifically for you, and you should see results the first week.
2. ADJUST YOUR DIET IN A REAL WAY
In order to reduce inflammation, gas, bloating and other issues associated with IBS, you will need to make a few changes to your diet. There are some foods that may be making your symptoms worse, that you would never consider. And there are great foods, and dietary approaches that will support you getting healthier. The goal is to know exactly what those are, so you can make the right changes that lead to powerful results.
Making diet changes can be difficult, or relatively painless, depending on your approach. Lots of people have lots of opinions about which diets to try, but it’s important to make sure you are looking more deeply at what is being suggested, and why. Just like your treatment plan, your diet should be specific to your personal constitution, and adjusted as your symptoms improve.
3. CHINESE HERBS ARE MAGICAL
Not to be totally ‘woo-woo’, but when you start taking the right Chinese herbal formula for your condition, the changes are nothing short of magical. In truth, it’s actually all very logical, in terms of how an herbalist sees your personal constitution and prescribes herbs. When you have been struggling with a health issue for a long time, and we finally deal with the root of the issue, tectonic shifts happen and many, seemingly unrelated, symptoms improve or disappear completely.
4. SEEK ANOTHER OPINION
Sometimes you don’t feel listened to, or you feel like you are on a conveyer belt, receiving robotic answers that are far from helpful. Other times the people you are working with don’t have the consciousness to address your illness in the way you are looking for. And sometimes the side effects of medications far outweigh the benefits. Cultivating a relationship with your healthcare practitioners is important, because it often takes a team, and that requires trust.
If you are not fulfilled by your healthcare practitioner, do some research and asking around, and go get another opinion. It’s important to make sure you don’t stop taking medications without qualified support, and definitely do not try to self-treat–I know it’s tempting. Just remember that anyone you work with, works for you. You’re paying people for their time and their expert advice, so make sure it works for you!
5. COMMIT TO DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET BETTER
8 years ago, I was very sick. I was exhausted, overweight, and foggy headed. I consulted over 15 practitioners before I started taking the right steps to get better. It certainly wasn’t from lack of interest or willingness to make changes, it’s that it took me consulting that many people to find out the real answers.
Some digestive issues will completely zap your energy, yet require super-human strength to win the good fight. It’s an odd predicament to be in, but a crucial one to win.
DO NOT GIVE UP!
Schedule a consult with me, today, and get the right help for getting your health back on track so you can put your attention on other things.