While working with Brittany, in conjunction with medication, I have been able to achieve remission, and then was able to become pregnant!
When I first started working with Brittany I was still suffering from the symptoms of my active moderate Crohn’s disease, meaning gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and fatigue.
I had been wanting to start trying to have a baby, but my doctors encouraged me to wait until I was in remission and I had no idea when that would happen as my Crohn’s had been active for years.
I wanted to learn how to eat so that my symptoms would be reduced, so that I could feel full and have energy throughout the day, and so that I would be eating more nutritious foods. I also wanted to start exercising and building muscle.
I decided to work with Brittany because, although I have been on many different medications on the 12+ years I’ve had Crohn’s disease, I had never tried modifying my diet.
When I met Brittany at a meeting of my local Crohn’s Disease support group, I was impressed with her presentation on how dietary changes and stress reduction could help with the symptoms of Crohn’s disease.
I trusted her because she also has IBD so I know she understands what I’m going through.
Since working with Brittany the past 6 months, I’ve noticed drastic positive changes in my symptoms:
While working with Brittany, in conjunction with medication, I have been able to achieve remission, and then was able to become pregnant! I am so thankful to Brittany for helping guide me on this path towards a healthier lifestyle and allowing me to achieve my goals!
Before working with Brittany, I would have diarrhea most mornings for several hours, and couldn’t leave the house before noon without fear of having to run to the bathroom.
I also experienced painful stomach cramps several times a day, usually around when I ate. I would skip meals, usually lunch, because I didn’t know what to eat and didn’t prepare anything, then would end up bingeing on unhealthy sugary foods by 4 or 5pm because I was starving. I was uncomfortably gassy and bloated every night by bedtime.
I couldn’t get myself to go to the gym because I didn’t have any energy and I was in pain. I was stressed out on a daily basis.
After working with Brittany,
Brittany is wonderful and I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with her! She is reliable and responsive, and always answered messages quickly and gave lots of helpful information.
In our sessions she was warm and welcoming, making me feel at ease to discuss my symptoms, concerns, and fears about how to approach nutrition with my disease. She is excellent at finding creative solutions to problems, so I always felt like I could be honest with her about my problems and she would find a way to help me that truly fit my lifestyle.
I never felt like she was pushing me in one direction or another; she always let me lead the way and helped support me in whatever my goal was. She is a great nutritionist and really knows the science behind healthy eating and IBD, so I felt very confident taking her advice and following the plans we came up with.
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