Success Story: Tori – Busy Mom Needs Some Diet Typing Help

It’s amazing to see how eating right for your Diet Type can effect all aspects of health, even to a seemingly healthy person. We recently had a Prolotherapy patient, Tori, go through the Diet Typing process. Tori had been coming in for Prolotherapy treatments to her hip and she was getting a minimal amount of healing. She was also experiencing low energy and a cold that had persisted for nearly two months. By looking at Tori you would think she was at optimal health: she had a normal body weight and led a busy and active lifestyle caring for her two young children. However when we saw that her pain was lingering, her energy was low, and her immune system seemed to be weak, we decided to delve into her overall health to be sure that her body could support the healing that Prolotherapy was stimulating.

After completing the Diet Typing and a few other tests, it was clear that Tori’s health was not quite what is should be. She was a fast oxidizer, meaning that her high carbohydrate diet was not supporting her blood sugar or energy levels. She also had low iron, low testosterone, low thyroid hormone, and her cholesterol and blood fats were also too low. There were quite a few changes that Tori would need to make. The first being diet – she would need to begin the Otter diet and increase her protein significantly. The increased protein and decreased carbohydrate would help her to have balanced blood sugars and also raise her blood fats to a more normal range. She would also begin an iron supplement, testosterone hormone cream, and a thyroid supplement.

Additionally, Tori had food allergy testing done. Although we didn’t have the results back yet, we recommended that Tori avoid all dairy since she had been sick for so long, thinking that her weakened immune system could be food-allergy related. We would know for sure all of her food allergies in three weeks time.

In the meantime Tori was off to a new diet. She knew it would be a challenge since she was busy everyday caring for her children and preparing meals for the whole family. But she was motivated to change and knew that she would have to make some adjustments.

As Tori is making all of her changes, we are awaiting her food allergy results. Sometimes reaching optimal health is a step-by-step process, but we help our patients get there no matter how many steps it may take. If you are ready to begin your path to feeling better give us a call and let us help you get started!

Follow-up on Busy Mom and Diet Typing

We recently told you the story of a mother of two who needed some serious health. Tori had been coming in for Prolotherapy treatments to her hip and she was getting a minimal amount of healing. She was also experiencing low energy and a cold that had persisted for nearly two months. By looking at Tori you would think she was at optimal health: she had a normal body weight and led a busy and active lifestyle caring for her two young children. However when we saw that her pain was lingering, her energy was low, and her immune system seemed to be weak, we decided to delve into her overall health to be sure that her body could support the healing that Prolotherapy was stimulating.

Tori started on the Otter diet and was waiting on her food allergy results to come back. After one month on the Otter diet she was beginning to see some improvements. Her energy had improved slightly and she was able to get through her day without dragging. She was also sleeping better, which helped with energy levels during the day. And overall, she felt her immune system had gotten stronger, she wasn’t constantly catching colds like she used to. She had even lost a few pounds. However her hip pain was still present and it was beginning to drain her mentally.

At her follow-up nutrition visit Tori received her food allergy results. The answer to her hip pain may be lying in her food allergies – she had multiple foods show up as positive allergens, meaning that every time Tori ate these foods, her body was mounting an immune response and going into “attack” mode. Not only would she need to continue the Otter diet, she would also need to avoid multiple food allergies. She worked with our nutritionist to come up with meal ideas. She knew it would be challenging but was willing to give it a try.

We were happy to see that Tori had seen some positive results on the Otter diet but we knew she had some more changes and improvements to make. As we work with her and support her through these changes, we will keep you updated on her progress with her hip pain.

In the meantime, we challenge you to take a serious look at your health and diet. Do you feel as though you need to make some changes? It may be time for you to come see us at Caring Medical. We can offer you the support you need to reach optimal health. What are you waiting for?

Follow-Up 4/16/2009

After three months on the diet Tori came back to report that she was feeling great! She had been following her food allergies very closely and had only “cheated” on rare special occasions. Her energy was great; she even found that she was more talkative. Her sleep was better and she had lost 10 pounds! She was very happy with the results. A look at her food diary showed that she had made significant improvements on the Otter diet. She was no longer consuming cereal, grilled cheese sandwiches, fish nuggets, pasta with ranch sauce and fast food. She was now enjoying fresh and steamed vegetables, nuts, organic meats, sweet potato fries, protein shakes, etc. She was finally eating right for her diet type and she could tell the difference. She still had some hip pain, so she consulted with Dr. Hauser about further treatment options for her hip. But overall she told us she is so happy she began the Hauser Diet and knows that it has improved her overall health.

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