I have had health and digestive issues for as long as I can remember. After a couple of surgeries 15 years ago, I resigned myself be on medication the rest of my life.
Seven years ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I instantly enrolled in the courses that the provincial Health Ministry offers to educate myself and do all that I could to fight diabetes. Determined to do everything that was advised in the diabetic clinic, I embarked on a dietary regime that was very restricting and felt deprived. I stuck to it religiously. Imagine my discouragement when my numbers kept going up to the point that I had to take medication to control my sugars. More chemicals in my system. Other side effects started to plague me; liver issues, fatigue, and a general sense of unwellness. It seemed that every time I went for labs or to the doctor, it was more bad news.
Feeling desperate, somewhat hopeless, and mostly defeated, I finally reached out to Brigitta at Food Effects Nutrition.
For the first time in many years I felt listened to, truly listened to! I also felt that this is the first time ever that somebody explained what was going on in my body in a way that I could actually understand. Not only was Brigitta hopeful and positive, she left ME with a positive feeling of hope. She was convinced that this was fixable, by way of changes to my nutrition, lifestyle, sleep and activity.
She took her time to compile all of my information and offer me protocols to follow that were based more on freedom than on restriction. I made a decision to follow protocols as closely as possible for the first 6 weeks to gauge what type of change I might experience.
Within three weeks I took myself off of Metformin, and two weeks later visited my doctor to tell her what I had done. She ordered labs to be taken and called me back to tell me that whatever I was doing to keep it up. My blood sugar levels were lower without the Metformin, than they were when I was taking it. My blood glucose was consistently lower at all times of day than when I had been taking my prescription. WOW. This was an amazing result that made me feel like I was getting a new lease on life.
In the months that followed, I gained more and more energy, and have completely been freed of my lifelong dependency of digestive support medication. While there is still work to do, I feel like it is all within reach, that the future is bright instead of the ‘dark cloud’ that I used to feel over my head. It is my choice as to how I proceed from here, but Brigitta has equipped me with all the tools that I need, including her support and encouragement, to succeed on my journey to health. Thank you so much Brigitta! I feel like you’ve given me my life back.