**WARNING, Gets a little personal***
These supplement bottles were my life back in 2012!
This was my daily regimen with the addition of the refrigerated probiotics that cost over $50 and L-Glutamine that are missing from this picture!
I was taking well over 20 pills a day when I was following a heal your gut program and it was pretty expensive BUT I didn’t care because my health was and is worth it!!
I was also on medications that included prednisone 60 mg QD, 6-MP 25 mg (this is a chemo-therapy drug), allopurinol 100 mg QD, ferrous sulfate 325 mg. Immunosuppressant medications that caused weight gain, moon face and a weakened immune system. All just to treat my ulcerative colitis that was uncontrollable at the time. I was left with a decision to have my colon removed, something I wasn’t ready for!
I am posting just a sneak peak of doctor notes for the second time ever. Something I have not been able to do because it brings me back to a terrible place; but I know that I will no longer be there and can manage my own health, so if I can inspire just one person sharing this was worth it. My record is pretty detailed, personal and TMI so I am not posting everything but wanted to give a little insight as to what I really was up against. The first Dr (Dr G) was not supportive at all! He was the dr I was given when I was admitted to the hospital in 2009 when I was diagnosed with colitis and he had no sympathy for me. He would tell me that I had to come to terms with my diagnosis and that having my colon removed would be my best, and eventually, only option. Dr S was the dr I met in 2012 after I landed in the hospital again and he was amazing! I switched to him right away and he has been super supportive of my decision to try and heal my gut. I still visit him every 6 months as routine checkups and I have colonoscopies every couple of years to screen for cancer.
In March of 2013, just 4 years ago, I learned about an amazing shake that had the potential to replace all of my supplements. I had been drinking it on and off prior, but thought it was just a protein shake. Once I realized all of the amazing ingredients in it, I started drinking it daily. After one month of drinking it, I slowly weaned off all of my colitis meds.
I have been in remission since March 2013 and off all of my colitis medications since April 2013 and the only change I made was including this shake in my diet daily! I never want to go through what I did ever again! It was the scariest and most depressing time of my life and I don’t wish this on anyone.
My goal today is to INSPIRE others who suffer from IBD and other auto-immune diseases to take control and I am here to offer support because I’ve been there! If you know someone who could benefit from reading this please share with them ❤
Food can destroy you or heal you, it’s your choice! Small changes in your diet can make a huge difference in your quality of life ❤️