For quite sometime I have experienced some frequent health issues that have been built upon over the years. The first being that at about 16, I noticed that I would sweat in a cold room. I remember it beginning when I returned from a Caribbean Cruise I took with my family. I blamed it on re-acclimating myself to the dryer climate. At around 20, my nails started to flake. At the time, I was working for Starbucks so I attributed that to working with cleaning chemicals and using hot water on my hands all the time. At that same time, I noticed I was also getting stomach pains that were almost debilitating. These later flared up when I was 25 where I had to rush to the hospital because I thought my appendix was going to burst. But around 23, I experienced a lot of hormonal issues that were very in line with hypothyroidism.
I'm now 26 and decided enough was enough and decided to visit the best of the best MD's (well according to ZocDoc at least). I'm not one to go to the doctor and felt that one would not believe me. Even when I had visited the ER last year, the doctors couldn't find anything wrong with me and said "maybe" my pancreas was inflamed. From then I cut out a lot of sugar and went on to give up gluten and dairy... just so that I could uncover any hidden triggers. Still nothing changed! I explained this to my regular doctor (the best of the best I could find) and she decided we should run every common blood test possible. When I received my results, the only thing that came back abnormal was my white blood cell count. She attributed it to stress and said I was healthy. WTF.
You guys, I literally sobbed after the doctor told me that I was fine. Clearly, I was not. I started to question if it was all in my head, but I couldn't fully convince myself of this as my symptoms were SO real. I lived with this feeling of just knowing there was not something right in my body. I was speaking to one of my friends about my frustration. She recommended Eric Isen (http://www.ayurvedicintuitive.com/) because she was going through similar issues that could not be solved by Western Medicine. He is an intuitive healer, as in he has the gift to be able to "psychic-ly" see into your body. Crazy and sounds hokey, right? BUT keep reading.
So I sat down with Eric yesterday. He asked me what was going on. I mean, we sat for about 20 minutes discussing my issues. I even told him, "maybe it's all in my head! who knows!" trying to downplay the seriousness. After that, we meditated. (YES!) And that's where he uncovered my issue... I have a parasite/virus. He could literally see it in my body. EVERYTHING clicked. That explained my low white blood cell count- it's the #1 symptom for chronic infection, second to stress. My body is in fact quite sensitive to all the things I did cut out of my diet- sugar, dairy (except cheese, less lactose), and gluten. And the hormonal/stomach issues and odd sweating, are due to excess inflammation in my gut that hover my ovaries and kill my hormones. So it's not that I was low/high in my hormones, they just weren't traveling correctly. He told me the parasite/virus could have come from my family vacation OR possibly from the bad case of the chicken pox I had as a child. Instead of antibiotics, he recommended A LOT of tinctures (purified herbs) for 2 weeks where I will go through somewhat of a detoxification process as I kill this almost 10 year parasite! I just ordered them and will probably begin this 2 week process next week. I will definitely be posting about this afterward.
For the first time, I feel hopeful. I cannot wait to see the results of how well I really do take care of my body, rather than feeling like I have to work against it. If you want any of Eric's information, the website in this post will link you to him. His visits can be done over the phone, as well and are only $108.