"Your body is the only home you have to live in. It is precious.
Reset your health and keep it for a lifetime."
I understand how uncomfortable is the feeling of having your belly so bloated every single day without knowing why? You might feel hungry but you do not feel like eating because you are so big. You may wake up with a flat stomach and as soon as you start eating, you get so bloated that you look pregnant. You do not even feel like dressing nicely (just baggy clothes) or being social or staying up late with friends. So it does affect your social life!
I struggled during more than 15 years being overweight (as you can see in the photo in my teenage years) and all related to chronic gastrointestinal problems. As a kid, I didn't understand why I was bigger than my friends, and I certainly had no idea what to do about it. As I got older, I became more and more frustrated with my weight. I also suffered of abdominal bloating, gas, constipation, heartburn, Helicobacter pylori infection, SIBO and Candida overgrowth. I tried different approaches like natural laxatives, artificial fiber, antibiotics to get rid of the bacteria...........none of them worked and increased my symptoms. After many years living with them, I finally decided to do something else and went to the nutritionist who put me on a gluten and dairy free diet.
My constipation got better but it did not improve my other symptoms. Going gluten free is not the only way to feel better. Sometimes it is even worse because we start eating a lot of processed gluten free products that substitute gluten for sugar, which feeds the bad bacteria in our gut. Finally, when I realized I had to make the right dietary and lifestyle changes that fit my body, using Functional Medicine, is when I started changing in the right direction. I never felt better in my life! It has improved the way my body feels and how I feel about myself.
Now, it is your turn to start feeling your best.
I am willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen!!
I practice Functional Medicine, which focuses on finding the root causes of the health concern and create individualize plans for my patients. I am specialized in digestive, inflammation, and immune system disorders, which are the root causes of many symptoms that you may have and didn't even know they were connected.
Why all Disease begin in the Gut?
The way we eat and the way we live condition our digestive and immune system (80% of the immune system is in the digestive system). Different factors including chronic stress, poor diet, hormones, medication, environmental toxins or infections are some of the factors that induce gut inflammation and leaky gut syndrome. Gut inflammation is associated with symptoms/disorders/diseases presented in this image.
It is important to take action and make good choices in nutrition and lifestyle to restore the intestinal barrier, immune function and gut microbes.
I focus on each person's concerns and symptoms to establish an individualized approach.
The way that I work with patients differs considerably from the conventional medical model you may be accustomed to.
Identifying the underlying patterns contributing to disease is the key to a successful and lasting outcome. I look at how all areas of your life -nutrition and lifestyle- are connected. As we work together, we will determine the different parts of your life that affect your health as a whole.
An initial consultation it enables us to more accurately estimate how long your care with me will last, what testing will need to be done to evaluate your condition very thoroughly, what it will include and how much it will cost. The different tests will identify the underlying cause of the health concern, rather than just suppressing symptoms.
I will then provide you with a specific unique individualized nutritional program to help restore your gut and body.
As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for your body. Successfully you'll implement sustainable changes to improve your digestive system so you can boost energy, reach your ideal weight, eliminate pain and improve overall health.
You can try to navigate on you own, as I did years ago. But what’s the real cost of going at this alone?
… weeks of energy and frustration because you didn’t make any change
… no matter how hard you try to exercise or restrict calorie/food intake you are not able to eliminate stubborn abdominal fat because it is inflamed!
… lost money in kitchen gadgets, recipe books, products or supplements just because your friends told you they are good, instead of understanding what is the real root cause of what happen in your body
...end up taking a medication for the rest of your life that is masking the problem not solving it. And it is causing even more gut inflammation and related disorders
...frustration of not knowing what to eat anymore because everything you put in your body doesn't feel right and makes your feel discomfort
... continue with insecurities about yourself, not feeling good about your body, not socializing because you don't feel like dressing up nice because your abdomen is so big and bloated
If One Conversation Could Teach You .....
... reach your ideal weight and eliminate stubborn abdominal fat
... eliminate uncomfortable bloating, gassy feeling, digestion problems and body inflammation
... feel more confident in your body. Feel like dressing up nice with tighter cloths. Socialize more. Increase self-steam and eliminate insecurities
.... being able to have a normal day. Wake up and feel normal, no more pain
... live a healthy sustainable lifestyle that fits your unique body where you can still enjoy the foods you love without feeling deprived or guilty
... decrease inflammation induced - brain disorders, so you can say bye to foggy brain and poor focus.
... increase the production of serotonin by healing your gut, so you won't feel moody or depressed. And since serotonin is precursor of melatonin, will improve sleep. You will be able to feel rested and ready to go the next day. Regain Energy!
Wouldn't be Worthy Your time?