29-year-old woman with chronic stomach pain
I had a stomach ache for 14 years. I didn’t know any different in my adult life. Sometimes I’d be in excruciating pain. Eating was a terrible experience — to the point where everything I ate would send a wave of cramps, bloating, and discomfort. I was overweight, weak, constantly fatigued and in a bad mood. I never wanted to get up to go to work, I drank way too much coffee, I never felt comfortable enough to date or go anywhere without a bag full of over-the-counter remedies to settle a spiral of symptoms. And honestly I didn’t know how to fix it — my GI pumped me full of antibiotics and pain killers with the message “stay away from things that don’t make you feel good…”
Nobody ever really connected the dots until Brittany. Brittany helped me discover some of the root causes of my chronic stomach pain. She taught me a how my symptoms were connected and addressed them head on with a tough, but *miracle* elimination diet — which she helped me stay motivated through the whole time. She spent a lot of time teaching me about the macro and micro nutrients that I’m missing from my diet, never judging my not-so-great habits, always encouraging new and healthy ways to think about food. Today, I feel confident that I’ll be just fine when I get in the kitchen and cook or when I order food at a restaurant.
It’s been 6 months since I started working with Brittany and I feel like a new human. I lost over 15 lbs, I work out 5-6 days a week without fatigue, I can go days without coffee, I sleep better, I threw out the pain killers, and I eat (mostly) what I want with no pain.
Brittany is the most patient, nonjudgmental, supportive, and encouraging nutritionist, teacher, and partner — I’m very glad to have her in my corner.