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I was a mess

Before I started Nutrition Response Testing, I was a mess. I had a lot of issues with allergies, energy, and digestion that nobody could explain. The list of symptoms went on and on… I never felt like I could get enough sleep, I never got hungry – I just felt like I would be sick if I didn’t eat, I got headaches, and every time I went into the sun I felt completely drained of energy and would need to take a nap. I barely had enough energy to get through a day, let alone a work-out. I was sick after every meal, and suffered from terrible constipation and debilitating stomach cramps. I couldn’t lose weight, and was nauseous and car sick all of the time. Worst of all, I was really forgetful… it was hard to pay attention to many things at once, and I would forget words, or part of conversations I had, putting a strain on my relationships. I was only in my mid twenties, and I saw what my life was becoming, and I had to make a change.

I sought some help, and doctor after doctor told me it was food allergies, and I kept cutting more and more out of my diet, and feeling better for a small time, and then all of my symptoms would start to come back. I spent thousands of dollars to see a specialist at the Mayo clinic who told me that I was allergic to all plant based foods (nuts, beans, grains, veggies, and fruits), and I would need to stick to eating mostly meat and dairy. I left that meeting feeling depressed and helpless, because I knew that my issues were a symptom of something bigger, and not the real problem, but nobody wanted to dig deeper.

At the time I had been seeing Dr. Heidi, and she had talked a bit about Nutrition Response Testing that she had done with her daughter, and I thought that I should try it. I had nothing to lose, and everything to gain. I met Dr. Ben and did the test, and according to his results, I had no problems with food at all, just chemicals and artificial dyes that were in my food, and they had built up so much in my system that my immune system was a mess, and I couldn’t digest food properly. He tested my body’s responses to some all natural supplements that would rebalance my body, and from there gave me a weekly regimen of the foods I could eat, supplements to take, and told me to cut out sugar.

I have to say, I was a bit skeptical at first, only because nothing had worked before, and a holistic approach was not something I was used to. Also, it seemed unlikely to me that the solution was this simple after seeing doctor after doctor, but as it turns out, it was that simple. I devoted myself whole-heartedly to the program, and three months later, it is the positive changes in my life that go on and on, and not the symptoms.

I no longer have headaches, and when my alarm goes off, I am up and ready to go for the first time in my life. I know when I am hungry and when I am full. I go out in the sun and feel like I could play out there all day. My seasonal allergy symptoms have declined. I am no longer nauseous or motion sick, and I do not have problems with digestion any more- the debilitating pain is gone, and my enjoyment of food is back. Best of all, I remember things!

I have so much energy now that I take two walks a day and had to join a gym, which I never had the energy to do before. On top of feeling great, I have lost 15 lbs so far, and even my skin looks fantastic. My favorite comment has been, “Wow, I love your new make-up regimen!” I just say thank you, but the truth is that I don’t really wear foundation or cover-up anymore, because I don’t have to. I just look more awake because my body is balanced and working the way it is supposed to, which will last me way longer than any make-up or cream ever could.

In just three months, I have changed my life forever because of Oak Springs Chiropractic and Nutrition Response Testing. I am again an active 27 year old who has been given the incredible gift of my life, and I hope that anyone who feels unwell gives Nutrition Response Testing a shot, because it really does work, and it could change your life.