What Our Root Cause Patients have to say . . .
When I first began working with Tricia I had so much going on . . . I had severe pain in my feet, hands and other joints. I also had sleep problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anxiety and fatigue. I was tired all the time. I was struggling with walking and using my hands first thing in the morning and sometimes at night I would wake up in pain. I had always been really active and I couldn’t do what I wanted to do anymore. It made me feel sad.
To get to the root cause of all of these things, we tested my DNA to look for genetic issues, we did a comprehensive stool test called the GI MAP and blood work specifically to find out what was going on with me. After the results came in, Tricia came up with a plan for me. Supplements along with a dairy free and gluten free diet were a big part of what I needed to do.
After just a few weeks I started to feel different and change was coming! My pain had subsided and movement in my hands and feet improved and I had less stiffness in other joints. I slept through the night and woke up with little pain and stiffness. I was getting better.
Working with Tricia has been a God send for me!! I have gained knowledge about my body and genetics through her. I like knowing how my gut health steers the ship! I still have a ways to go but am more functional through her help.
I continue to expand my wellness and keep getting better. I have learned that I need to meditate and be calm more, but this is still a daily struggle. I am a person who wants and needs to keep moving all day long. My mind is overloaded as well as my body when I do this. Relaxing is difficult for me. I continue working on meditation and breathing. 4-7-8 breathing is very helpful.
I’ve also learned that the foods I choose to eat are so important for my health. Keeping a record of my food intake was important and I am not very good at journaling, but just taking a photo and putting it in Tricia’s App would let her and Elizabeth (health coach) see exactly what I was eating and make suggestions! . This is important to do, especially in the beginning of the program. I felt so proud of myself that I was sticking to my Elimination diet!
I have so much more energy, oh, and I have lost 17 pounds! I am now back in the gym and working with a trainer several days a week. I sleep great and have so much less pain. I will continue the Mediterranean Diet, which are my favorite foods and to avoid gluten. I still have work to do but what an improvement for me! Thank you Tricia. I look forward to continuing this journey of good health!
~ Judy E. ( Ocean City, MD)