Testimonial written by: Pam
At 61 years old, I’m finally the healthiest I’ve ever been. After years of only being able to afford going to a traditional doctor, I was finally in a position to save a little money every month to begin seeing a doctor that was FIRST a traditional doctor and slowly transitioned into practicing Functional Medicine. I’d never heard of it before. In fact, she had just recently “graduated” from the school. But I trusted her – since I started seeing her months before when she was still practicing traditional medicine. 🙂
All I knew was she and I were very like-minded when it came to healthcare. After a few years of dissecting my symptoms and slowly getting to the root of many of my issues she decided, since she was puzzled why we couldn’t get my homocysteine levels and sugar levels regulated, to remove gluten from my diet. Long story short, at my next checkup, six months later, my cholesterol dropped 30 points, my sugar normalized, I lost weight, started sleeping through the night, no longer suffered with sinus issues, and never had another bought of eczema on my left hand! I was a believer!
However, I was still on my thyroid medication due to a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (hypothyroidism). Nothing seemed to work. She was pretty certain I would not be able to reverse or heal it. I wasn’t ready to settle for that, so I researched, researched, researched. After coming across information on the Paleo Diet, it made sense to talk to her about it. She agreed it was certainly worth a try. That was two years ago. Two months ago I went in for my labs. The results showed that my thyroid antibodies were negative! I was elated and actually cried with gratitude and relief! I feel better at 61 than I ever did in my 40’s and 50’s! I’m a believer!