Fatigue, Gastritis, Thalassemia, 27 yr old.

Updated: Mar 17

Case CS01002-6

Within 1 week, this client lost 2kg, no more gastric, bloating, giddiness or breathlessness. She felt energetic even with only 6 hrs of sleep daily (her work is 12hr routine). She was very happy to finally see a "6" in her weight after so many years. Now she is 69.8kg.

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This young client wanted to have more strength & energy. Since 2014, she started having serious gastric, acid reflux, bloating problems and put on 17kg. Cos she was thalassemic, she constantly felt giddy, breathless & tired. Migraine, headaches, night cramps were common to her.

She had been taking antacid for gastric & TCM medicine for her dizziness but it didn't seem to help. I explained, no matter what pill one takes, if you can't pin-point what's wrong w the food you've been taking, what r the nutrients you're lacking in & make changes, medicine only temporarily relieve certain discomforts. Food is the source of energy that she needs, not medicine.

Hers is a straightforward malnutrition case with no autoimmune issues, easy for me to rebalance. Just change diet and take some food supplements.

She loves spicy food, a major problem to her stomach. She craved for icy foods and drinks due to her heaty body. So I suggest lots of fruits (non-citrus) and veg to bring down her heat.

Some TCM advise those with bloating to avoid fruits & veg cos they are "cooling". Not true! Select the fruits that are gentle to your stomach and eat cooked veg.

Now, this client is beginning to feel hungrier even when she had full meals of veg, meat and rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I congratulated her.

True hunger indicates her absorption of nutrients is better now. Time to load up on more food! The more right foods she eats, the more energy she gains and weight loss is for sure with an improved immune system.

I asked her to increase fat intake. That should satisfy her hunger other than eating more carbs and protein.

Jacelyn Tay 19/05/2020

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