“Before I embarked upon my journey to better health through NRT, I was addicted to Coca Cola, chocolate, and junk food in general. I often took long naps in the morning, and was tired often. I was depressed about my overall health, having re-gained 40 pounds I had lost two years prior. I was concerned a lot about my kidney and heart health, as my mother died from those issues. I could cry at the drop of a dime. Although initially there were times where I struggled or sabotaged my own healing, I have learned a lot about health in general, and desire to put good things into my body. I no longer crave sodas and sugars, not even chocolate. I haven’t had to take a nap in months. I have lost weight without starving myself and the numbness in my hands has been reduced. I have not been depressed, but rather excited to continue my healing and progress.
“Why I came to NRT was brought on by severe burning in both eyes, and headaches. I knew that dry eyes had been bothering me for many years and drops were becoming less effective, but the sudden increase in pain was overwhelming. The eye doctor had no answers for me other than using baby soap to wash my eyelids, which did very little. There was a pain in my left knee that came and went suddenly behind the kneecap. Another pain was in the upper thigh muscle for many years that occasionally required lifting the leg by hand to get inside the car. Now the eyes are feeling great without using baby soap, and dry eyes drops. The headaches are also gone. The pain behind the kneecap is gone. The pain in the thigh muscle is also gone, and I no longer have to lift my leg by hand to get into the car.
E.B. Age 80
“Before, my PMS was borderline if not PMDD. Very emotional, mood swings, depressed before and after my periods and during ovulation. Trouble falling asleep or waking up and not falling back to sleep easily. Constantly tired, crashing mid-afternoon on a daily basis. Spiking and crashing during the day. Unable to focus or perform daily tasks about what was necessary. Now, I have leveled out during/before menstruation – my husband doesn’t even know I’m PMS’ing! My days are very even keel – no spiking and crashing. I get a solid 7 hours of sleep usually falling asleep for those hours. I am able to sustain my energy levels to get things done throughout the day that I need and want to do more. More mentally alert.”
“Before coming to see Sarah, I was very achy, sore, and often had digestive discomfort and pain. I was CONSTANTLY hungry and rarely felt satisfied. I was often tired and had no energy or motivation. Now my digestive discomfort is practically gone. I am rarely hungry and find myself finishing meals with food left on my plate. I rarely snack and feel more purposeful and less clouded mentally.”
“One of my main concerns was that I was exhausted all the time and always felt like I needed a nap after lunch. I am feeling a large improvement. I will still get slightly tired in the afternoon here and there but it has gotten so much better since seeing Sarah. I’m pretty amazed at how I can actually feel normal.”
Before, I felt tired and bloated all the time. I was stuck at the same weight for a while. My medications were both birth control, thyroid, and wellbutrin. I took myself off all but the thyroid meds. I was eating bad foods,
Now, I’ve started to feel more alert and less bloated. I actually lost 5 pounds. I am trying to really stick to a Paleo Diet. I’m doing awesome with it!
By the second week my skin (that pretty much always had breakouts) had cleared up and I actually felt confident enough to leave the house without makeup on. I think the most significant improvement was my energy level. I mean… THROUGH THE ROOF energy!!
I started working out in February and didn’t lose a single pound. By adding in the diet changes and supplements, I am finally seeing results. I’ve been married for almost 7 years and during that time I steadily gained weight… This is the first time in 7 years I actually LOST weight! I still have a long road to go to completely heal my body but I am super pleased with the results I’m having even in just these first 6 weeks. I will say, the cravings are still there sometimes and I do miss a lot of my old favorites, but I can also say I’m still eating good and YUMMY foods that I used to eat, but I’m just having more of them now that the junk has been cut out
The willpower that I have gained to resist the temptations (no one in my house or family is eating this way but they are ALL so supportive which really helps!!!) has been surprising to me!! I wouldn’t consider myself a super determined person but I think the fact that I feel great has help me to stick with it!! (I know in these pictures a lot of the improvements I mentioned aren’t super obvious bc I’m wearing make up and they are only pictures of my head. I didn’t intend to track my progress with “before and afters” so I just scrounged up what I could find picture wise.) ~J.B.