Autoimmune Health and Wellness is very personal for me. As stated in my bio, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 1998. But the symptoms began for me in 1990, 8 years before my diagnosis. I had constant abdominal pain, joint pain, nausea, diarrhea 6-10 times a day and numerous more symptoms for years. None of my doctors knew what was wrong with me. I’ve had countless yearly colonoscopies which always showed moderate to severe inflammation with strictures (narrowing of the bowel/colon). I went through surgery in 2001 to have part of my small intestines removed. I have been on numerous amounts of medications, injections and infusions but nothing ever helped.
I decided in 2016 that I was done with this cycle of treatments, which never helped, and I stopped all medications. I then researched different ways of eating, which I was always told by my doctors, “what I eat has nothing to do with Crohn’s Disease”. In 2016, It was through my research that I first learned about Autoimmune Paleo Protocol (AIP). After some preparing, I began my AIP journey 1/2/17 and I have been in complete remission since July of 2017. Also, I still have not taken ANY medication since 2016 and have never felt better.
I finally returned to my doctor after 2 years and he performed a colonoscopy. I was told that I’m in complete remission. I had no inflammation and no strictures. Which of course I knew because I don’t have any symptoms, but I wanted him to know that it was the food I was eating that helped heal my colon, he was still in disbelief. My diet is closer to Paleo now and I am happier, healthier and whole due to the nutrient dense whole foods I consume.
I have helped so many people thus far and want to help so many more with their autoimmune disease — therefore, I am proud to have been trained by Mickey Trescott, Angie Alt, and Sarah Ballantyne as a Certified AIP Coach.