I am writing this testimonial for anyone who has ever struggled with digestive issues and been too scared or embarrassed to truly get to the root of the problem. For years, I suffered daily from everything from abdominal discomfort to heartburn to excessive bloating. I really didn’t know what it felt like to truly feel well; daily discomfort had become my norm, and so I just accepted it. After finally being diagnosed with IBS, I was hopeful that I had found the solution to my problem. Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure for IBS, so managing it really is all about a treatment plan.
I tried several rounds of various prescription meds, only to find myself with side effects terrible enough to completely negate any potential upside. I was frustrated, discouraged, and still feeling miserable. Then I called Andrew. I’d be the first to admit that I was skeptical. I was exercising regularly and had healthy eating habits, so I wasn’t convinced that a dietician could fix my problems.
Thankfully, I could not have been more wrong! Andrew took the time, effort and consideration to thoroughly assess my symptoms and pain points. By the time I made it home from my first appointment, I had a customized meal plan waiting for me in my in-box. I needed to be patient, but Andrew was honest with me that I’d likely need to work through some trial and error in order to figure this out. I could tell immediately that he was 100% committed to finding the right treatment plan for me – he was able to engage and motivate me to do the same, which was huge.
At first, we took a less restrictive approach, which was great because it meant it was easier for me to implement and maintain the necessary changes. Slowly but surely, I started to notice small wins in how I felt. Andrew partnered with me to identify what was and wasn’t working – one by one, we starting eliminating symptoms by adjusting the foods in my diet.
Andrew taught me a few basic things. I wasn’t drinking enough water given my activity levels, and I definitely wasn’t eating enough good, healthy fats. Over time, we learned that I responded incredibly well to a low FODMAP diet. I know, I had never heard of it either. Many people suffering from IBS have difficulty digesting certain types of carbohydrates. Andrew helped me to identify my “trigger foods” so that I could reduce their prevalence in my diet. The crazy part is that many of them are healthy foods for those who aren’t sensitive to FODMAPs, so I never would have thought to cut them out on my own. I needed an expert to point me in the right direction. Andrew and his team at Case Specific Nutrition™ are those experts, and they can be for you, too.
If you’ve read this far, it means you’re thinking about calling for a consult – do it! In partnership with Andrew, I went from barely being able to get myself out the door in the morning to running the Chicago Marathon without digestive distress! I could write an entirely different testimonial on that, but for now, I’ll leave you with one final thought. Working with Andrew completely restored the positive quality of life that I had been lacking for 10+ years. You deserve the same for yourself. Let Andrew and his team help you by scheduling your consult today.