I first came to Rachel because I was having digestive issues, fatigue, chronic pain, and acne, along with other issues. I had tried many different diets, and I was tired of guessing what was right for my body. For 12 years, I went from doctor to doctor only to be told that I was too young and looked too healthy for there to be anything wrong with me. It wasn’t until I finally said enough is enough – 2 cancer diagnoses, 3 osteoarthritis surgeries, plus other “mystery” chronic injuries later – that I took my health into my own hands. I finally got the diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Mast Cell Activation in 2018. Then I was referred to Rachel.
My initial symptom survey score was 68. That score is now down to only 18. You don’t realize how bad you feel until you feel good. Once the results of my food sensitivity test came back, she went over exactly which foods and supplements were likely contributing to which symptoms, and she gave me a detailed plan for what foods to eat, which ingredients in supplements to avoid, and details of how to start introducing back into my diet between visits.
Before working with Rachel, I felt overwhelmed. I read that what I was eating was supposed to be great for autoimmune conditions, but it wasn’t working for my body. I now have answers as to what does and does not work with my body. There is no more guessing. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and stressed about food, I have a solid plan and I can just enjoy eating.
Working with Rachel is priceless! For the first time in years, I have not been to the doctor for yet “one more” mystery ailment. My chronic pain levels have decreased, I don’t have to buy endless acne products, I’m sleeping through the night, and am more productive at work.