“I did not want to be on prednisone for the rest of my life”
My change in diet has totally changed my life and given me health! For years, I was tired and felt run down, though rarely was I sick. My personal life was stress-ridden with a roller coaster marriage, two jobs, raising a teenager, drinking lots of coffee, and eating what I could on the run, including candy at the office and inconsistent snacking. Though most meals I ate were healthy, I was about 15 lbs. overweight.
I was diagnosed with Lupus and Small Vein Vasculitus and had small sores and bumps all over my body. With the start of a heavy prednisone treatment, I decided to come the Dr. Cederquist to see what I could do to keep from being on prednisone for the rest of my life and minimize potential weight gain from the prednisone. She conducted deep food allergy tests only to discover many allergies including gluten, wheat, soy, milk, and cheese, and explained that these, along with stress, could be triggers for diseases such as Lupus.
I immediately started a detox plan that lasted 12 weeks. During that time, Dr. Cederquist’s staff coached me about what to eat, when to eat, and how to adjust my diet with my new-found food allergies. The weekly weigh-in meetings allowed me to ask many questions, and encouraged me to stick with the plan and make changes in my entire lifestyle. Not only did I lose 25 lbs. and about 25% of my body fat, I became healthy. Recent blood tests, only 4 months later, indicate that all signs of Lupus and Small Vein Vasculitus are gone.
I am still on a very light dose of Prednisone that is gradually tapering, but I have experienced very few side effects of the medication due to my diet change. My energy has returned, I look 10 years younger, and my skin is more beautiful without make-up. My entire body shrunk and I went from a size 10 to a size 4, and am even better proportioned that I was 20 years ago without hours of exercise each day.
I realized the results of stress on my health and was able to make other life changes to end the roller coaster marriage, receive individual counseling, and streamline my work hours. Most of all, I learned how to treat my body and its specific needs, how the body works to maintain a healthy metabolism, and how to eat well even when there are many foods that I can’t eat. This was the best money and time I ever spent. I will never be the same; this has changed me forever. Thank you so much!
P.B. Female, Age 46
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