Patient: Jody’s Mother-in-Law
I am writing this recommendation on behalf of my mother-in-law, who has suffered with bowel problems since she was 12 years old. She is now 61. She has lived most of her life trying to watch what she eats and avoiding certain situations so that she won’t have the excruciating gas and/or the urgency that caused her to need to run to the restroom for fear of soiling her pants. She’s left full carts of groceries right in the middle of the grocery store because she couldn’t make it to the restroom in time. Long drives were not a good situation because she would often have to pull over at a gas station, but what usually happened was she would soil her pants because she couldn’t pull over in time. She suffered for over 10 years at her job as a cashier in a drugstore while her uncontrollable, putrid gas kept her running to the restroom to escape embarrassment. Can you imagine the humiliation of all of these events?
For the last 12 years she has seen the same primary care doctor, been to gastroenterologists and other specialists, and taken every possible test for bowel issues available to Western medicine. Her primary care doctor finally told her she’ll just have to take antibiotics for the rest of her life! What?!
I was so tired of seeing her suffer and watching as she trusted what her doctor was telling her (even though she was still suffering with the same symptoms) that I finally said enough is enough. I took her to a naturopathic doctor who had been referred to me by a colleague of mine who was also suffering from severe digestive problems. Her name is Dr. Kristine Reese at LotusRain Naturopathic Clinic. Dr. Reese took about 2 hours and listened to my mother-in-law’s life history and medical history and gave her a simple treatment plan to follow. After about a week of the treatment, my mother-in-law had no gas, no urgency, and no more soiled pants. She’s never felt better. And all the foods that she was avoiding (really for no reason) are now hers to enjoy! It’s hard to believe that after 50 years of suffering and the doctors who couldn’t figure out the problem, Dr. Reese pinpointed the problem during that first appointment and the symptoms were gone in just one week. I now refer all of my friends and family to see Dr. Reese, especially those who can’t find answers at their primary care facility.
Thank you, Dr. Reese, for giving my mother-in-law back her life!