According to research done by UCLA, up to 60% of patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) also have Fibromyalgia, and up to 70% of patients with Fibromyalgia have IBS. Is this the key to finding healing for both?
Have you ever felt like your illness or condition was “too hard” for a health practitioner to handle? Does your diagnosis ever feel like a life sentence? Haunting you everywhere you go, yet invisible to those around you? Have you ever wished you just DIDN’T have the disease, illness, or even the body you had? If so, you are like many of our clients we have worked with.
According to the Center for Disease Control in America, Fibromyalgia currently affects about 4 million US adults, or about 2% of the American population. Of these cases, 75-90% of those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia are women. Fibromyalgia is a pain disorder with unknown causes and origins, and for anyone diagnosed with it in the US, most solutions to fibromyalgia are focused on mediating pain – not healing it. On today’s episode, I interviewed my client Sharon, who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in her 40’s. Since then, she has tried everything she knew to try to help her chronic fatigue, pain, stiffness, and brain fog. Diet, food restrictions, doctors, medications, supplements, hydrotherapy, massage – you name it.
Today’s podcast guest is Dr. Paul Anderson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine (NMD)! He is a recognized educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine with a focus on complex infectious, chronic, and oncologic illness. Dr. Anderson joins me to discuss his new book, “Cancer… The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment.” Whether you have Crohn’s, Cancer, or IBS – today’s podcast episode will give you tools and thoughts for how to emotionally approach having chronic illness in a healthy and empowered way.
I’d like to share something special with you: a LIVE recording of a three month follow up call with one of my clients! My client, Dessie, kindly allowed me to record her call to share her progress with YOU!
Starting this process, her top three complaints were upper abdominal pain, joint pain, and fatigue. (Plus a slew of other symptoms that improved, as well!)