Case: Joint pain, weak ankles, bloating. 45yr old.
This client was so excited when she told me she felt so much better after 7days of diet change and supplements.
She had lower back pain due to T3-T5 degeneration for about 5-6 yrs. After walking for 2 hrs, her body felt very tired n breathless. She needed to sit and rest to feel better.
Knee pain since few yrs ago, Jan 2020 both knee started getting worse plus both hands and both legs experience on-off swelling ( water retention) + ankle pain n weak + both arm pain + right middle finger knuckle swelled. Seen TCM doctor and took herbal medicine. It relieved abit but still feeling very weak in her ankle.
She has gastrointestinal issues for 22yrs. Stomach bloated everyday for many years When stressed, she would be bloated+gastric pain, always farting, have gastric/ acid reflux/headache/migraine/giddiness.
I noticed her diet was full of refined carbs, lacking in protein and fats. She seldom ate fruits and veg because she heard fruits and veg are "cooling" and could cause bloatedness. I do not agree. Fruits and veg are very important for the immune system and bowel movement. One just has to select suitable fruits, suitable timing of eating, and the sequence of eating. She also particularly needed good fats. I suggested some detox and nourishing supplements plus a total change in diet.
After the 3rd day of supplements and detox program, she started to feel a very big difference. By the 7th day, her ankle becomes very strong, lower back aches and pain improved by 70%. Right Middle finger still felt pain, but achieved 60% improvement. Wrist now had strength.
Then she shared something really funny. Her cellulite used to be very serious and thighs felt very tight due to swelling. Now her cellulite are mostly gone and thighs feel so comfortable. She never felt so comfortable and light before! She also discovered that her skin has turned pretty smooth now. I think it's because of the good fats that she had started to introduce into her diet and all the necessary nutrients going into her system that aids in circulation, hence pain reduction.
She said hairloss had been a long-time problem for her. She hoped our program can help. I replied, "Wait... The body will use the newly introduced nutrients to nourish all your organs and systems first. Hair growth is usually the last and it takes at least 6 months to a year to see good results. Patience..." lolxx...
Am very happy that one more client is relieved of pain and getting healthier. I suspect her bloating issue is more influenced by stress rather than food. Still working on it with her. As a health coach, the most challenging part is not about improving conditions related to diet, but getting clients to change their mindset and way of looking at life. Because ultimately, no matter how well you eat, one trauma or a stressful event can set you back suddenly, leaving the body suffering with hormonal issues and pain again. Prevention is the best cure. Remember, weekly declutter of the mind, social media detox, toxic people and messy environment is a good habit to maintain health. Don't wait till you are overwhelmed then you detox.
Jacelyn Tay 26/05/2020
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