I first saw Jill, age 22, when she was about three years of age; her mother brought her in with eczema, an itchy skin condition. Jill was breast fed for only about one week, her mother was simply too tired and stressed with her two other younger children to breastfeed and placed Jill on a cow’s milk based formula.
Jill had already been prescribed a few rounds of a broad-spectrum antibiotic by the time she was three. She presented with dark circles under her eyes, was lethargic and had multiple skin lesions up her arms and on her torso and legs were scratched raw. We successfully treated her skin complaints with a diet change and special pro-biotics.
I saw Jill back when she was 15yrs old, but this time for post-viral fatigue. Jill was very tired and complained of headaches and falling asleep at school. Her mother had taken her to the doctors, where she received more antibiotics, all to no avail. She had menstrual cramps and occasional outbreaks of vaginal yeast infections.
I then saw Jill last year when she was 21, this time she presented with endometriosis, which her doctor had diagnosed the year before. Jill came to me concerned about her fertility as she had just become engaged and was regularly getting urinary tract infections. She had undergone surgery to remove several cysts and had experienced a low-grade pain since. This time we placed Jill on the Candida Crusher program, and the results have been fantastic – no more headaches, no more bowel or urinary problems and plenty of energy.