Anyway, I often share with you, success stories, in their own words, from some of the people I’ve helped.
Today though we’re putting a bit of a twist on it and, in particular, will look at how a stool test helped Kathryn transform her health.
I think you’ll find it really useful, as I appreciate you don’t always get the information you need from doctors on stool testing and just what it’s possible to uncover if you get the right test (and interpretation).
Kathryn had been struggling with digestive problems for a few years before she was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s.
No matter what medication they tried her on she was still frequently going to the toilet, and said at times she felt like she looked pregnant she was so bloated.
So what did we do?
Well, to start with, I had Kathryn complete some forms that told me more about her, her existing diet and lifestyle, and her health history.
From that I created a completely personalised nutrition plan that gave her some changes to be making to her diet (while making sure it was still enjoyable and manageable, I never want it to feel overly restrictive as it can just be too hard to stick to).
On top of the diet changes (which on their own, in the first couple of weeks, had a positive impact in terms of reduced bloating) we had her provide some stool samples that were sent off to the lab for analysis.
This told us SO MUCH more about what was going on in her body.
Here’s a few extracts from the report we received back…
The above shows the first part of the report, which gave us a snap shot of the health of the bacteria within Kathryn’s gut.
This showed, in particular, that there were relatively low levels of good bacteria (which, itself can be a major problem) but also, quite significantly, 2 different types of bacteria within the “Dysbiotic flora” column.
These bacteria (which are considered the “bad” type) certainly could have been huge contributors towards her symptoms.
It didn’t end there though as she also showed to have a parasite (Blastocystis Hominis)…
…as well as issues with how she digested Carbohydrates.
These are significant findings.
For someone to have 2 “bad” types of bacteria, a parasite, problems with carbohydrate digestion, as well as potentially low levels of good bacteria, can be a real recipe for significant digestive problems and inflammation.
It was no wonder she was suffering!
So what did we do?
On top of the diet changes, Kathryn was also put on to a supplement protocol.
Essentially, this was designed to primarily fight the parasite and bacteria, using natural supplements that have been shown to be very effective at killing these things off.
We also used certain things to help with the carbohydrate problem, and the low levels of good bacteria which left her gut in a really strong place.
How did her symptoms change?
Over this time, the changes were significant.
– Her bloating went away completely (she’s realised many of her clothes are now too big for her as her stomach has reduced in size so much!)
– Her bowel movements are now under control (most days, one a day)
– Her energy levels have increased
– She feels like she has her life back and can do what she wants without worrying about her symptoms
The change has been so positive to see. After we worked together she sent me this note…
“Thank you so much for all you’ve done. A couple of days ago we went out for dinner with some friends and it was so nice firstly feeling comfortable in what I was wearing, but also lovely to able to sit at the meal, enjoy my food, and not worry about having to rush to the toilet at a moments’ notice! And I actually felt good after the meal too, which hasn’t happened for a long time!”
It’s so good to see her turnaround.
So many people are living with bugs and bacterial issues and all the things that her stool test showed, but they don’t know about it.
Which means that almost regardless of what they do with their diet, stress management, lifestyle etc, they will never feel as good as they want to.
It was this type of thing that was leaving my wife very ill with her ulcerative colitis, after we’d sorted out her diet and more.
And its things like this that are a part of many other people’s symptoms without them even knowing it.
If you’d like to learn more about how to use this testing as part of one of my personalised programmes then just fill in this application form and we can talk about the best options for you www.iamgregwilliams.com/apply