Is it possible to reverse high blood pressure, rosacea, acid reflux and bloating? Absolutely!
I will be talking about my recent Functional Medicine client whose primary concern was rosacea. She’s been struggling with the rosacea her entire life. And to her surprise she has been experiencing flare ups despite using anti-biotics such as metronidazole and doxycycline.
For almost a decade she has also been taking high blood pressure medications. And recently her doctor told her that she will need to go on statin drugs as well.
Medications definitely have their place. They provide a great deal of triage. However any medication is still a toxin and has its cost in a long run.
This client was also a life-long soda drinker. Unfortunately soda was one of slow acting “bombs” that was wreaking havoc on her skin, exacerbating rosacea. It was also causing a damage to the endothelial lining of the arteries contributing to high blood pressure, weight gain and anxiety. This for sure created a forward feeding cycle of badness. She couldn’t comprehend, when I told her that all of her symptoms are interconnected. And that we can peel back the onion, go upstream and get to the root causes of all her symptoms synergistically. Functional medicine looks at person as whole, nothing in the body is separate or broken. Nothing happens out of nowhere. There is always a reason.
Functional medicine looks at the interconnectedness in the body and digs deep into the root causes.
So after completing a thorough health history assessment consultation and symptom questionnaire form, I was able to put puzzle pieces together what was at play in this client’s case.
She’s been using oral and topical antibiotics to treat rosacea. This is a common medication because it helps to reduce swelling and inflammation, while decimating endemic microflora.
High blood pressure medication which was necessary intervention was depleting her from the nutrients that she needed for healthy functioning of the blood vessels. Soda, medications, nutrient insufficiencies, dysbiosis was creating a perfect storm of badness that was causing a damage to the endothelial lining of the blood vessels and promoting high blood pressure, exacerbating rosacea, bloating, acid reflux and anxiety.
Through the functional medicine science and lens I helped this client to maximize things that her unique body needed, minimized things that was harming her body. We also put an emphasis in prioritizing an environment for healing.
In less than 4 months her rosacea cleared up. Her blood pressure is under control. She no longer takes high blood pressure medications and anti-biotics. She no longer suffers from acid reflux, bloating and anxiety. As an unexpected bonus for this client, she also lost 12 lbs during our work together.
Healing is possible!
I am not acting in the capacity of a doctor, licensed dietitian-nutritionist, therapist, or psychologist and will not diagnose, treat or cure any disease, condition or other physical or mental ailment of the human body.
RATHER I SERVE AS A MENTOR AND GUIDE WHO HELPS A CLIENT TO REACH HER/HIS OWN HEALTH AND WELLNESS GOALS THROUGH IMPLEMENTING INCREMENTAL, POSITIVE, HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT HELP THE CLIENT TO LIVE AND THRIVE USING SIMPLE METHODS.
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