I hear it frequently in my practice:
I’ve tried everything to fix this problem.
Doctors can’t find anything wrong with me—but I’m miserable.
No diet or workout routine I try seems to work.
I know how frustrating it is to try so hard to get to the root of your problem, only to be continuously disappointed when your symptoms persist.
Perhaps you’re suffering from digestive issues or chronic fatigue, or you’re struggling to lose weight even though you’ve changed your diet. Maybe, like a lot of the clients I see, you’ve seen a variety of doctors or specialists to address your problem. You’ve had bloodwork done, had your hormone levels checked—and everything seems to be just fine.
But you don’t feel fine. You KNOW, instinctively, that something is off. You just can’t quite put your finger on it. You’re frustrated, tired… over it.
Why Nothing Has “Worked”
When my clients come to me feeling this way, they often wonder: why hasn’t what I’ve tried worked?
There are a few reasons why you might still be feeling poorly, despite having tried many things to get better:
Addressing the symptoms, not the root. Symptoms don’t exist in a vacuum. That’s why we assess your symptoms from a holistic perspective. We take all aspects of your health into account—from how much sleep you’re getting, to how stressful your job is, to what you’re eating. Taking an integrative perspective to your health allows us to see pieces of the puzzle that might otherwise be missing.
Going for instant results. Oftentimes, people who struggle to heal their symptoms jump from one fad to the next, trying everything to see if it’ll work. The problem with that is that you’re not taking the time to discover what solutions are appropriate for you. We’re all unique beings with different needs. What works for one person might not work for the next. When we work together, I learn as much as possible about your unique situation, and work to create a plan that makes sense for YOU.
Not digging deeper. Getting bloodwork and testing done can be really beneficial if you suspect you have a deficiency or a hormonal imbalance. However, there are situations where those tests don’t quite capture the problem you’re experiencing. For example, there is usually a range of numbers that is considered a “normal” range, when you do a hormone panel or other testing. The thing is, you might still benefit from appropriate dietary changes or supplements if you’re on the lower side of that “normal” range. When I work with my clients, we dig deeper into these areas; we get curious about how these things, which might technically be classified as normal, might actually be contributing to a larger problem.
The Integrative Approach to Health
When you take an integrative approach to health—taking into consideration the full picture of a person’s health—you can start to see things that were unclear before. And when you can see how these pieces are connected, you can start taking action that truly address the root causes of your symptoms. This is how you heal from the inside out.
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