If I can say anything about LOHAD, is…They saved my life. The staff is friendly concerned, genuine & sincere about your health. I went there for two months twice a week from St Augustine, because I needed their emotional support as well as the shots. Once I got stronger & was feeling better, I did for myself. I’m one of their BIGGEST fans and once on the subject I can’t say enough. The Food Intolerance test they offer should be a standardized test among the medical community, its results & adherence could banish many daily ailments & symptoms. For my story read on, otherwise, give them a call, try for yourself.
During the course of two years I hadn’t felt well at all, some illnesses were specific & treatable, others, well they were just there. Symptoms included (not all at the same time) ringing in ears, sore throat, fuzzy feeling, tired, slight headache, cold, acid reflux, sinus problems, sleepy, insomnia, vision trouble, not hungry, no taste, emotional, latherargic, unable to concentrate, flue like symptoms, etc,. In the course of 6 months I had been to the Doctor 9 times & had just about everything check out (ENT, sleep study, Gastro, allergist, but not the cardiologist (doctor said no reason). I really thought I had a serious undiagnosed disease I needed HOUSE. My primary doctor was at a loss & suggested Bio-Identical Hormones.
Immediately Googled bio-identical, found Lohad & scheduled an appointment. March 25, 2010. They explained everything, took blood 4 lab work including hormone testing. I saw their Dr Young about 10 days later. Hormones were in the tank, immediately put me a Bio Identical Hormones, and changed my thyroid med from Synthroid to Bio-Identical Armour Thyroid. I had gotten fat, Dr Young said the word obese, He wanted me to go on no carbs & take MIC shots. I tried my best with no carbs; I cut out the worst grains (pasta, rice breads) white (sugar, flour etc) but allowed some fruits & veggies, no soda & alcohol & added MICs.
Next, this is huge, the Food Antigen Test, which test your body for food intolerances (4-16). I had 28 food intolerances, I cried as he read the list. I had felt so awful for years & had been really trying to feed my body good foods, but I was making things worse. Some of my foods: diary-cow, soy (it’s in a ton of foods), gluten, wheat, mustard, apples, grapefruits, lemons, oranges, cherries, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peppermint (helped my acid reflux), cashews & peanuts (protein), gelatin (vitamins) you’d be surprised), saccharin, grouper, shrimp, scallops & halibut. (large intolerance)
I embraced this food intolerance, cut it all out, cold turkey, no beer, wine alcohol, sodas, no restaurants…amazingly from the 3-25 to May 5 2010, I lost 30 pounds which was the bonus, because I FELT GREAT, back to my old energetic self. This SAVED me.
Two years later, still feeling good, I cheat on my Food Antigen. Today I had a craving peanut butter & jelly sandwich, but I won’t cheat today or maybe for the rest of the week. The good news if you follow the plan by rotating your food, stay away from the Avoid List, you’ll get better everyday & will eliminate or reduce the severity of your food intolerances. Many of my initial food intolerances were off the chart, I’m now down to 16 and they are marginal at best. Some I think I’ll have forever such as cow’s milk, soy, gluten, gelatin, red dye #2, & saccharin, I can live with that. Knowing if I rotate my diet, avoid the foods I should, I’ll be happy & healthy.
The BONUS, once I got my hormones & food intolerances under control, most of my symptoms went away & I was able to stop taking acid reflux medicine & others meds. My knees & back no longer ache as they once did, & my arthritis in my hand is gone except when & cheat too much. My sinus issue is gone & I sleep without the aid of a sleep aid. Food intolerances cause inflammation which can be in tissue, mussels or organs, that’s where the symptoms start, then snowballs from there.
Thanks, LOHAD for everything.