Felicity jumped for joy the day she received her Bio-Compatibility test results. After ten years of suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), she finally had the answers she had been searching for.
Felicity’s symptoms included recurrent diarrhoea and debilitating pain that would leave her doubled up on the bathroom floor. She relied heavily on Imodium to get her through her working day and social events. She often felt nauseous, her appetite was poor and she experienced headaches, constant fatigue, and anxiety.
Over the last 10 years, Felicity has had many tests and seen several medical specialists. For the past 9 weeks following a dietician's instructions to follow an elimination diet; Felicity had been eating mainly pears, chicken, rice, some crackers and drank only water.While she experienced some mild symptomatic relief due to the small amount of food being eaten; she felt depressed, tired and weak.
The elimination diet was restrictive, difficult to adhere to and of little benefit. As it turned out, Felicity was sensitive to chicken, rice milk and rice thins, which were causing inflammation in the digestive system so her symptoms prevailed.
Felicity was encouraged to come to the IBS Clinic by her fiancé. Although sceptical at first, after one week of eliminating just a few foods she had no pain and “hardly any” diarrhoea.
In four weeks she had her life back; her bowels were normal and she reported feeling 80% better with other symptoms. Her energy was up and she was walking for one hour every day.
She was enjoying shopping with her Mum, dining out, going to the movies and catching up with friends for coffee.
Felicity now knew exactly what foods to avoid including chicken, olives, eggs, avocado and shellfish, she knew what foods were safe and could now choose from over 200 fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, dairy products herbs and spices to build a healthy and satisfying diet.