Jennifer is a young 20-something with a life of possibility ahead of her.
She has a great, close family, her ability to generate an income is endless and she has a boyfriend who adores her.
It would seem as though Jennifer has everything in life that would make her happy.
Jennifer has wrestled with her weight and low energy levels for a majority of her life, which causes her to not be as happy as she’d like.
And….her boyfriend struggles with depression.
I hear these stories over and over again & each time I think “life doesn’t have to be like this, there is a solution.”
So, I kept asking questions.
As Jennifer and I were discussing her history I asked about her family’s health.
She revealed to me that her brother was diagnosed recently with Celiac disease but that she never considered that it could be an issue for her because she didn’t have the same symptoms as he did.
(Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Approximately 2.5 Americans are undiagnosed.. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley and some other grains. Unfortunately it’s in most processed foods)
When one consumes gluten, it causes inflammation in the body.
Inflammation in the body can reveal itself in a variety of symptoms, such as:
* weight gain or loss
* constipation or diarrhea
Jennifer decided that she would take an IgG Food Sensitivity test to see if foods like gluten and dairy were causing her to keep the weight on (often times, if someone is sensitive or allergic to gluten, dairy also causes issues for them as well).
And, she convinced her boyfriend to do the same.
When Jennifer’s & her boyfriends results came back I thought, “Yes! Here’s the answer!”
Both of them had a few foods that were “high” or “very high” reactions.
Now, I know that when one first finds out that there are a bunch of foods that cause high reactions they often don’t get excited about it; they think, “I don’t want to give up that food, I love it.”
At least, that’s how I felt when I saw my results–and then I realized I just got the best news of my life to date.
(Want to read about that? Click here to read that story)
I realized that knowing what it is that is causing the issues that you are not happy about is GREAT NEWS because now, you have a choice.
And, you know that “it’s not you, it’s only what you are eating.”
(Insert huge sigh of relief)
Once you have this information, you can chose to continue to consume the foods that are causing you inflammation and continue to have all the symptoms your body displays (weight gain or loss, depression, fatigue, runny nose, constipation, diarrhea etc…).
Or, you can choose to not eat them and feel better.
But at least now, the choice is yours.
And having choices makes life much more enjoyable.
Are you wrestling with issues like:
* weight gain (or loss)?
* constipation (or diarrhea)?
* muscle pain?
Consider taking an IgG Food Sensitivity Test–-it very well may give you the answers you have been searching for.
And then after you take your test, let’s set up a time to talk about a plan to get you from where you are now, to where you want to be.
I’ve been there, I know it can be challenging, that’s why I’m here to help!
Eat Smart, Feel Sexy!