Hannah started our program because her health symptoms were making her life a living hell. She had suffered from Candida Overgrowth symptoms most of her life.
Pain in her joints (hips and knees), heavy fatigue and mental fog, gas and bloating after meals, severe abdominal cramps and cystic acne. She had gone through multiple courses of antibiotics multiple times a year for all the infections she was getting which made her body fertile ground for fungus to take over.
Thinking back on it now, Hannah had heard of Candida from her step mother years ago when she was only 9yrs old. Her step mother was a nurse and well versed in holistic medicine
, and had explained to her parents that all of Hannah's symptoms (chronic allergies, sinus and ear infections, digestive issues, and skin rashes) was due to an imbalance of the gut flora and an overgrowth of Candida from all the antibiotics used to treat these infections.
Her paediatrician was skeptical and explained that this type of infection is "very rare", and that it would bring in more prominent symptoms of vaginal yeast and thrush. Since (at the time) Hannah didn't have those exact issues, the idea of Candida was quickly dismissed.
Unfortunately Hannah's insidious symptoms followed into her adulthood. Gastric distress ran the gambit: gas, bloating, fatigue after meals. Severe abdominal pain that kept her from school and work, and ultrasounds found nothing.
Her chronic pain was diagnosed as "stress."
Skin rashes spread into the creases of toes and fingers, skin irritation, and painful cystic acne, and vaginal yeast 2-3 times a year.
And as for her diet, Hannah admits, “My dog was eating better than me...”