Candida, Gut Health and Fertility
Today I am opening the door and inviting you into my own personal health journey! Nope, it’s not about my fertility journey, although when my wife and I decided to have kids we weren’t the one try success stories you hear about. My journey began when I was approaching 11 years old and the book is not done being written.
If you have heard anything about my personal health journey you know that I have struggled and managed my own digestive issues for most of my life. I often joke that I have every -itis associated with digestive tract possible. I’m being a little extreme here but like all of us who struggle with health issues, whether you have every -itis or not, it feels like you do when your in it.
It’s how I became interested in natural health and healing… conventional medicine was not helping me and they often told me they did not know what was causing my pain. I know this sound familiar to many of you. Over the years I had many different treatments:
Meds, herbs, acupuncture, supplements, diet changes, stress management, diet changes, supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic, diet changes, …
You get the point.
I hated feeling this way and I wanted it to end. For many years Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs were my golden elixir. I felt great. My energy returned, my pain and digestive issues for few and far between. I was king of my mountain!
My wife and I had our boys and that’s when things began to shift again. I was working a lot, sleep deprived, stress levels were rising, my diet was not great (I slip from time to time as well) and I felt like my body was becoming a chemistry experiment. But the explosion just had not happened yet.
So we take a family trip to portland to get some R&R and visit the beautiful northwest. On this trip I was playing around with my son Elijah when his head bumped my lip – I thought nothing of it…. Until!
Yep, the chem lab had its first explosion and my lip turned into a big sausage! I will spare you the pictures ( and I have them). To me it seemed so strange that this little bump, which had happened many times in the past would cause this reaction. This was just the first episode. For the next year I would have these random swelling migrate all over my body. It peaked when my throat swelled and I thought it was going to close up. Scary right!
Something seemed odd and in my gut (no pun intended), I knew this was all about my gut.
I don’t believe in treating myself, the healer needs his own healer from time to time and I definitely needed someone now.
This is where my good friend Christa steps in.
Before Christa became the international health sensation that she is, she was my nutritionist. Yep, I was lucky enough to have her right here in San Diego. Christa and I had co-treated many patients up to this point so I reached out and asked her if she could work with me. I was lucky that she accepted; I’m not sure I would have let her say no
Hi everyone, This afternoon we have the treat of talking about digestive health and fertility with Christa Orecchio from the Whole Journey. Come join us live to learn how your digestion affects your fertility.Posted by The Fertility Expert on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Well… what do you think she found?
Did you know that your chronic symptoms of fatigue, joint pain, digestive issues, memory loss, brain fog, autoimmune disease, insomnia, INFERTILITY and depression can be caused by a pathogen imbalance in your gut?
Did you know that Candida and Estrogen Dominance are linked?
Did you know that Candida can lower your Progesterone levels?
Did you know that when your hormones aren’t balanced this can lead to Endometriosis, Fibroids, Cysts and even fertility struggles?
Thankfully, Christa developed a very specific process that can slash chronic inflammation, balance the pathogens causing your symptoms, and re-educate your immune system by healing your gut (which researchers believe is responsible for 70% of your immune function and inflammatory response).
I had been treating many women with candida over the years with mixed results. Candida, Digestive Issues, Hormones, Fertility – they are all connected and so it was natural for me to see this over the years. Every time it came up in conversation with a patient I always thought to myself “maybe this was what I had.” Christa confirmed it.
She put me on what she now calls “Kick Candida for Good” protocol and it was life changing. So it took me a good 4-6 months, I try to forget how long it went on, but I didn’t care because I felt great.
About a year later Christa closed her doors and went completely virtual. That’s when she refined her candida protocol into what it is today.
And because we are both here in San Diego we decided to host a LIVE ( Yep, Facebook and Instagram) event to teach you all about her protocol Kick Candida for Good and regain control of your hormones. CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT
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