Reducing cholesterol level
Mary wrote to me:
"After just 6 weeks of following your recommendations, my cholesterol dropped from 6.9 to 4.4 - without drugs."
Ulcerative colitis - Pamela saves herself from having her bowel removed!
"When I was first referred to Robyn, my ulcerative colitis was so bad that I was facing the prospect of having my bowel cut out. I had been having bouts of bloody diarrhoea and intense abdominal pain for 10 years, and had been hospitalised and on high doses of steroid drugs a couple of times. My gastroenterologist had put me on a powerful immune suppressing drug which made me extremely ill. He told me that ulcerative colitis had nothing to do with my diet, and there was no way to treat it except with drugs and surgery.
Now he was telling me I’d probably have to have my bowel surgically removed, and live with a colostomy bag for the rest of my life. I’m only 38 years old and there was no way I wanted to do this!
Robyn gave me hope that I could recover. She explained what was causing my immune system to attack my bowel, and prescribed a dietary plan and some nutritional supplements to stop my immune system from attacking my bowel, calm the inflammation in my bowel, and help it heal up. The first stage of the diet was really strict, but Robyn told me it was just for 3 days, and I was prepared to do whatever it took to hang onto my bowel! Within 2 days I was hardly having any pain, and my energy level had increased. After 1 week I was only going to the toilet twice a day (down from 5 times a day when I first spoke to Robyn) and had no pain, only a little bit of cramping before bowel movements.
When I spoke to my specialist after beginning the diet changes, and told him I was doing well and didn’t think I needed the immunosuppressant drugs, he told me ‘this won’t work; call me when you go downhill’. He told me that he couldn’t deal with me, so I found another specialist who’s really happy to support me and pleased that I’m doing well.
I saw my new gastroenterologist today. He told me my full blood count, platelets, ESR and all my other pathology results are completely back to normal, even though it’s been only 3 months since I was in hospital and on the verge of having my colon removed! I’m weaning off the anti-inflammatory medication, and he has officially pronounced me in remission from ulcerative colitis."
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"The first time I spoke to Robyn on the phone, she had taught me how to do EFT to help me cope with the anxiety I was feeling about my condition and the prospect of losing my bowel. As I started to improve, we began working on all the stress factors that had contributed to my ulcerative colitis.
I’d always pushed myself to go on looking after my family and our home, even when I was sick. I envied my husband who can just sit down and relax – I just couldn’t do that when there was work to be done, and of course with 2 young children, there’s ALWAYS work to be done. I thought that was just the kind of person I was, and there was nothing I could do about it. Robyn helped me see that I had a choice. We did lots of EFT on my feelings and beliefs, and now I’m happy to say that I can play with my children without having to get all the housework done first!
Another issue that was really bothering me was my sleep. I would wake at 5.30 am every morning, needing to go to the toilet. Once I was awake I just couldn’t get back to sleep, so I’d do lots of housework and then be exhausted by 10 am. We worked on this issue with EFT, and now I sleep contentedly until 7.30 am and my kids wake me up!
Not only do I still have my bowel because I followed Robyn’s nutritional advice, and no abdominal pain; I’m also dealing with the stress factors that triggered my ulcerative colitis so that I’m happier in my everyday life."