Life as a young doctor was awesome (married the woman of my dreams, had 3 wonderful children, pets, the picket fence, etc.) but life has a way of getting complicated and I started having medical issues myself.
I was thrown some curveballs and suffered a series of illnesses. I started to feel not myself and very unhealthy. I started to withdraw from life other than when my family dragged me back. My issues ranged from chronic fatigue, kidney stones, shingles, Lyme disease, tinnitus, and Bell’s Palsy to stress, anxiety and (what I dreaded the most) panic attacks. I’ve had high cholesterol, reflux (GERD), put on extra pounds, and tried all kinds of exercise and diets. I know all too well what irritable bowel disease is and just how little it is regarded in the typical American medical system. My medicine cabinet was FULL of prescriptions. I also know first hand about SSRIs, anti-anxiety medicine and the deep desire for a more natural, more effective solution without all the awful side effects.