“Béatrice, I want you to know that your diagnosis and the improvements your recommendations brought about have been life altering!”
From Lome in California:
You may not remember me but I came in to see you around the February/March of last year. At that time, I was suffering from severe IBS related symptoms and those symptoms were controlling my life. You had me get some lab tests done by Diagnos-Techs, Inc. and based upon the results of those lab tests you placed me on a diet free of gluten, dairy, eggs and soy. You also prescribed some supplements but regrettably, my system just wasn’t able to tolerate them.
Since March of last year, I have followed your dietary recommendations to the letter—never knowingly deviating from them. If I’ve ingested any gluten, dairy or soy during the past 10 months it was purely accidental. I unknowingly did so because they were ingredients within something I ordered at a restaurant for example. Other than that, I’ve been totally disciplined never deviating from your instructions by choice.
Béatrice, I want you to know that your diagnosis and the improvements your recommendations brought about have been life altering! I can not thank you enough for what you’ve done for me. I won’t go so far as to say that I feel 100% normal and confident all the time—how I wish that were the case. But, I feel so much more normal and far more confident than I did when I first came to see you.
In a couple of months my wife and I are going on a cruise to Italy and I’m beginning to worry about my ability to remain 100% loyal to my diet. The last thing I need is to have the IBS symptoms return during this trip. I’ll eat only what I’m supposed to but the choices I’ll have are out of my control. I would like to schedule an office visit with you for help and guidance that you can give me as I prepare for this journey. It’s relatively easy for me to stay loyal to my diet when I’m home but my ability to avoid problem foods will be limited and I’m very worried about that.
Do you have some advice—is there something more I can do to maintain the control and confidence I enjoy now? I will call to schedule an appointment with you to discuss this.
—Lome in California