Natalie: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

April 2, 2013 at 4:42 AM

Also: Yeast Infections, Skin Problems, Rashes

“My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Improved Quickly”

From Nathalie in California:

For years, I experienced very uncomfortable rashes, skin problems, yeast infections, stomach pain, constipation… Yes, these disorders were uncomfortable. But they were in my body for many years, so I believed nothing could change this reality. And I didn’t ask for help because I just thought it was the way it should be. These symptoms belonged to me, and I accepted them as a part of myself.

But then I started to suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This painful symptom was too much for me. And I decided to ask for help. That’s the reason why I decided to consult Béatrice Levinson. This was a great thing to meet her, because it was just like the beginning of an adventure.

I Could Ask Her Every Question…

When I was told not to eat wheat, I was very disappointed! I couldn’t imagine myself having a breakfast, a lunch or a dinner without wheat. What would I eat instead of bread, pasta, and home-made pie…. ? I had read nutrition books, and I thought that my cooking was healthy. I ate vegetables and cereals. I was proud to prepare my meals from scratch instead of choosing the easy way of eating: junk-food, TV dinners… Well, I had to reorganize my shopping list, and learn to prepare new kinds of food. This adventure was possible because I was not alone. Béatrice Levinson led me on this path by giving me some very useful readings and tips. I could ask her every question than came into my head: what oil should I use ? Is spelt allowed in my diet ? I felt relieved and secure to find somebody to answer all my questions. I discovered plenty of delicious new recipes. Cooking without wheat doesn’t mean tasteless cooking! It was not always easy at the beginning— but today I don’t crave bread anymore!

When I was at home, all was clear and easy. Then my husband supported me and started to eat just like me. I knew exactly what I was supposed to cook and to eat. But I was afraid to lose this self-determination outside. That’s why during the first month of my diet, I avoided having dinner with my friends. In other words, I was hiding from others, thinking that not to eat wheat would seem weird and bizarre to everyone! But I took the time to explain that I was trying to heal, and that I needed help. I also took the time to cook for others, and to share my new recipes. My family appreciated my almond meal cake, quinoa, millet… In fact, I just learned that my mother has now changed her usual cooking oil for an unrefined and healthier one. My husband’s brown bag lunches are now famous and popular in his workplace. Now, I feel comfortable to respect my diet while I’m with other people. I ‘m not afraid anymore of my new decisions.

My Old Symptoms Disappeared

By following my Naturopath’s counsel, my Irritable Bowel Syndrome improved quickly. By the way, some of my old symptoms disappeared: constipation, stomach pain, yeast infection… I was so surprised by this unexpected relief. I enjoy this new comfort! In the past, I didn’t realize these symptoms were related to foods. Now I know how to avoid these old disorders. Something changed in my mind because I am now able to restore my own body’s balance.

One of my friends was surprised we could heal by changing foods. She then consulted with Béatrice for her two-year-old girl. She was very happy and surprised to notice a real improvement in her daughter’s strong allergies.

What I have learned is much more than to stick to a diet. Béatrice Levinson taught me basic tools to cleanse and to strengthen my body. For example, I started to use Tea Tree oil for hygiene, and a therapy technique of massaging my back with 7 different essential oils. I also drink apple cider vinegar with my main meals to help my digestion, and I follow the principles of Healthy Diet explained to me by Béatrice. For me, all of these were steps to a new health consciousness. I give more attention and more love to my body while taking care of my bowels, my liver, my stomach, my vagina, and my back’s muscles. That’s why I say, it’s an adventure to heal: on my path, I found what I didn’t expect. Today, for me, this adventure continues by going deeper in the consciousness of my body, and of myself.

Thank you!

— Nathalie in California