My digestive issues began after I was born and wasn’t able to digest regular formula. I experienced trouble eating pizza and spent hours crying on the bathroom floor in unbearable agony. The prune juice, prunes, lots of water and other alternative methods only provided a band-aid solution. I was always told I was Vitamin D deficient. It wasn’t until I started to develop a skin rash and 2 ER visits in March 2017 did I finally start this lifelong ordeal I suffered long enough would
start experiencing a breakthrough and have answers. After about 7 months with my first doctor, no true diagnosis was made and I was getting worse. Fast forward 5 months, I was throwing up all foods including water. With my strong faith in God, I knew there was more going on that wasn’t yet discovered. The very day I was at my worst was when I was introduced to Dr. Coop through a friend who went to high school with my older brother. He right away ordered a stool test to figure out what was causing all of these other symptoms. That was the approach Dr. Coop had with me from the beginning. Instead of waiting and see how my body would respond to a food if I was having an adverse effect, Dr. Coop would have me stop eating that food immediately. I’ve gained so much knowledge, wisdom and connection with my body since I’ve worked with Dr. Coop. I am starting to understand why and how certain foods react for my body specifically. It is so amazing how much our bodies can heal themselves when we give ourselves the nutrients we need, rest, and love that a lot of times we are so busy and forget to
Once we completed this stool test, so much was revealed that my faith kept leading me to discover. My body was pretty much depleted of enzymes, had a leaky gut, bacterial overgrowth in my small intestines, and a large amount of inflammation from either gluten dairy or both. I couldn’t help but cry when I heard the report. More so because I knew, literally in my soul, something was wrong, and Dr. Coop listened to me with such care and empathy and wasn’t trying to medicate me and asked to see me in a month. He actually took the time to explain what was going on, tried his best to create a theory of what could have caused my condition at the time, and created a game plan of what we can do together in order to improve my health. The goal was to get my health to a state where I would have natural energy and a more sustained body.
Leaning on my strong faith, determination, perseverance and loving support from my inner circle, helped me to recover in ways that still feel like a dream. In the first 6 weeks, 25 pounds dropped once I started feeding and healing my body through foods and rest and lots of self-care that was essential for my body. There were some all natural supplements I took to help support me on my health journey; however, the ingredients were compatible with my body and its chemistry. If I were to take any supplements that were synthetic or man-made, I’ve learned that would have defeated the purpose of supplementing my body’s healing journey and harmed my
body even more and possibly causing my issues to exasperate. After the first 6 weeks, I could tell my body was starting to respond to all of these wonderful changes as a child does with a mom’s voice. I started having more energy and not falling asleep during random times of the day, experiencing peace and joy more once my body was releasing the toxins more frequently, my brain clarity and function improved exponentially, emotions and periods regulated, and so much more! Even seeing friends, family, and co-workers both concerned and impressed with my journey, I always tell them I’m feeding my body with love and food it actually understands. The most amazing part of my journey is not only enjoying my food, every bite of it at a new and wonderful level, but also the restoration of
My vision is improving every day since my digestive system is getting stronger and brought to a level of functionality where the nutrients are absorbed more efficiently than ever before! Thus, resulting from those nutrients being sent to the areas of my body that have been severely nutrient deficient. I am a firm believer in divine appointments. I am so incredibly blessed and thankful for the support, wisdom and never-ending encouragement since meeting and working with Dr. Coop in March 2018. This is just the beginning of my journey. Yes, I’ve lost 42 pounds since then, but there are so many more wonderful transformations that transpired as well. I feel so much better about myself through my self-talk, my self-confidence, and overall how I view my life from where I was just a few months ago. I am so excited for what is in store for me and what challenges come my way. I take the rocks and stones thrown at me, figuratively speaking of course, and put them in front of the other to overcome those obstacles. I want to encourage and empower anyone reading this to keep pushing on. Even if you are feeling against the wall and feel like giving up, I encourage you to journal, pray, call a friend, talk with Dr. Coop or connect with someone who went through the program to help you accomplish the goals you have for your health. You can break through and pass any challenge when you keep your mind and thoughts in a positive space. That’s what I had to do every moment– to remind myself of my “why”– and where I am being led on this journey. All will be well in time, keep going! I believe in