- A woman in her early 20s working on Wall Street
- She was experiencing digestive issues, headaches, brain fog, fatigue, and acne.
- She sought the advice of many specialists including a gastroenterologist, a neurologist, a dermatologist, and a gynecologist.
- She was diagnosed with IBS (and was told to learn to live with it) and was prescribed traditional medicine to mask the other symptoms.
- She was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease but no treatments were offered.
This was my very first Health Mystery case. It was my own.
I was so frustrated with how the system worked (none of the specialists talked to each other and none of them considered that my symptoms might be related). I was disheartened by the prospect of a life of ‘living with’ chronic IBS which essentially meant accepting my suffering. And, I was angry. I didn’t want to be reliant on medication for the rest of my life.
I refused to accept this fate. So, I do what a lot of people do in this circumstance – I started searching the internet for answers. Luckily, I found the right people to help me.
The Answers Were Out There
It took a lot of digging and testing but through functional medicine and nutrition, I was able to get to the root cause of my ailments – and yes, they were related.
The Right Tests Revealed Everything
By taking the right kinds of tests, I discovered a whole battery of issues including bacterial infections, viruses, subclinical hypothyroidism, copper toxicity, mercury overload, nutritional deficiencies, and hormone imbalances. No wonder I felt unwell all the time!
I Wasn’t Crazy
As hard as it was to hear that all of these things were wrong with me, I felt so relieved. Now that I knew what was actually causing the issues, I could get busy working toward getting better. And, most importantly – I felt validated. The doctors had made me feel like it wasn’t all in my head. But this proved, I wasn’t crazy to think there was something more going on.
I Was Not Alone
As important as it was to find answers, I also discovered that there were a lot more people like me out there. As I conducted my research, I read story after story of women just like me. The symptoms may have been different but the story was the same – the system was failing them and they felt helpless and sick.
The Turning Point
It took me some time to deal with all of my issues. But, as symptom after symptom began to disappear, I discovered what being in good health really felt like. Perhaps for the first time in my life. It was like a revelation. And then I remembered all of the other women dealing with their unsolved health mysteries. I knew then that I had to do something for them.
I quit my job and decided to dedicate my life to helping others find the missing pieces to their health. I studied clinical nutrition and knew I wanted to build my practice with a functional medicine approach. Since then, I’ve been able to help hundreds of people solve their health mystery.
This Podcast Was Born
I know that the mysteries I solve in my practice are not entirely unique. And, if I’m encountering them in my corner of the world then there are sure to be a lot more out there. So, I’m sharing these mysteries through a weekly podcast so that more people can become their own health detective and feel empowered to advocate for their well-being.
My Promise to You, the Listener.
Each week on this podcast, I’ll share a real case from my files (first name only, of course), discuss it with a top health expert, and reveal how I was able to solve the health mystery. By listening to this podcast, you’ll be armed with the information you need to start on the path to regained health.
Putting an End to Health Mysteries
The information I share is not medical advice. I share it to help you ask the right questions, look in the right places, and demand answers so that you too may be able to solve your own (or someone you love’s) health mystery.
I need you help in letting people know that the answers are out there. Here’s what you can do.
- Tell a friend about this podcast, especially if they are struggling with unexplained health concerns.
- Subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode.
- Rate and Review the show on iTunes. It really helps to spread the word.
All information, content, and material on this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.