When I met Patricia, she apprehensively told me about her lack of energy, recent weight gain, poor sleep, trouble digesting food and anxiety. She was not able to find answers to this “new normal”.  She knew her body was changing, but not for the better.  Her energy level wasn’t keeping up with the demands in her life, including work and two children.  She had been down many roads, searching for solutions, but none were found.  She felt frustrated because no one could define the causes of her declining state of wellbeing.

In today’s world, Patricia’s challenges are unfortunately becoming more and more common.  As a holistic healthcare practitioner for 15 years, I have seen not only the number of people with these health challenges increase, but also a younger average age when these symptoms begin.  In my opinion, this is due to an increasingly fast-paced, high stressed world as well as a decrease in the nutritional value of our food supply and an environment which is becoming more toxic as time goes on.

After learning about Patricia’s dilemma, I explained there is a solution.  It’s a matter of uncovering the underlying causes and correcting them so her body is able to function optimally once again.  I informed her that our bodies are designed to heal themselves.  When we remove that which is interfering with the healing process and provide the corrective building blocks, it is inevitable health will improve and better days are ahead.  

I worked with her over the next few months and she gradually made positive changes with her diet and lifestyle.  High-quality nutritional supplements and homeopathic remedies specific for her body’s areas of weakness (specifically her digestive organs and adrenal glands) were recommended.  She noticed steady improvement in the way she felt.  The first change she observed was her digestion became more normal.  A short time later, she happily declared it was now easier for her to keep up with her daily responsibilities because she was sleeping more deeply.  She was no longer exhausted.  She even mentioned that although she hadn’t weighed herself recently, her clothes seemed to fit more loosely!  Over the next couple of months Patricia returned to feeling like her old self, enjoying life once again.

Patricia’s health journey is a clear example of how our own bodies have an amazing capacity to return to a state of health and vitality if the root causes are discovered, lifestyle changes are made and the correct nutritional support is given.  Ready to start feeling better?

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Eric Carpenter

Eric Carpenter is a Functional Nutrition Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist