SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leslie H. struggled with a low thyroid condition since she was diagnosed in 2005. Her symptoms are not uncommon to many low thyroid patients, yet her recovery plan was personal and specific.
After experiencing steady weight gain with an inability to lose weight despite constant exercise and dieting, Leslie knew something wasn't right.
"You know how uncomfortable you feel when you put on ten pounds over the holidays? Well, I gained 50 pounds in just five months," Leslie said.
However, doctors and nutritionists couldn't figure out what was wrong. Leslie began to have extreme headaches. She would go to bed in pain knowing she would wake up with the same headache, day after day.
"Not long after the headaches started, I began to feel extremely tired," Leslie said. "No matter how hard I tried to rest and get more sleep, I was always too exhausted to do anything in the evenings. It was all I could do to make it through dinner before falling asleep on the couch."
Leslie sought help at a health and wellness center where she was given an individualized care plan. Her plan was a process; through tests and trial and error, Leslie found that her body wasn't absorbing vitamin D properly. She also couldn't tolerate wheat, oats, rye, barley, rice, corn and dairy. The care plan helped her discover that these food sensitivities and digestive disorders were causing most of her symptoms.
"I now eat a whole food diet composed mostly of protein, beans, vegetables and fruit," Leslie said. "It's a pretty strict diet by most people's standards, but in my case it's absolutely essential."
After several months of working with the chiropractic physicians at the center and following her new plan, Leslie was able to identify the root causes of her symptoms. She could now determine what specifically she needed to do to improve and feel better.
"I've gone as long as 45 days without a headache," Leslie said. "I've now lost 44 pounds, 17 percent body fat and 22 inches overall. Today I look and feel completely different than I did a few years ago…I'm living a whole new life today."
To read more about Leslie and hear other stories of overcoming low thyroid conditions, check out The Truth About Low Thyroid by Dr. Joshua J. Redd, chiropractic physician.
About RedRiver Health and Wellness Center
The RedRiver Health and Wellness Center provides personalized care plans for patients struggling with Hashimoto's Disease, low thyroid and other autoimmune diseases. A dedicated team of chiropractic physicians offer hope and healing at locations in Utah, New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona. For more information, visit www.redriverhealthandwellness.com.
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