GUT-HEALTH & IRIDOLOGY

GUT-HEALTH & IRIDOLOGY

CASE STUDY

Client: - Female                                 Age: 28 years old

Status: Single                                    Occupation: Legal Secretary – London based

Presenting symptoms: - Alternate diarrhoea and constipation, bloating & smelly flatulence.

Client reports symptoms can be exacerbated by certain foods and/or stress, suspects IBS.  GP wants to prescribe medication – client reluctant

Time frame: - approximately 5 years

Clinic assessment: Tongue and pulse analysis, iridology and information gathering.

A typical day

Bed - 10.30pm and asleep by 11.30pm, sometimes broken sleep and uses an alarm to wake her at 6am.  Has a lay in until 8-9am at the weekends.

Energy levels – 5/10 (low first thing) 7-8/10 after coffee

Upon waking case one consumes a cup of coffee and throughout the day has a further 3-4 cups, containing both milk and sugar, 2 of which would be lattes.

Current intake:

This young lady loves her food but found she was reacting to more and more different foods in her diet and is finding herself restricting certain food groups. 

Her intake is varied and inclusive of fresh fruit and vegetables, she also consumes processed foods and enjoys take-aways or fast food at the weekend.

Her diet consists of around 50% home cooked meals and 50% processed or foods ‘on the go’.  She also eats out a lot through work commitments and enjoys socialising and enjoys a glass or two of wine with her dinner. 

Discussion

 

This lady has presented with gut issues that were increasing the number of foods she was intolerant or reacting too, she had kept a food and symptom diary and could not find any particular pattern emerging or correlation.  She was constantly feeling tired and had no motivation to do any exercise.

 

Whilst reading the clients iris, it was evident that the she was intolerant to two food groups and these were causing inflammation.  An elimination diet was therefore put into place to reduce the inflammatory response.

 

Other lifestyle factors discussed and addressed were stress levels, exercise and relaxation techniques, all suitable to her constitution from the iridology reading.

 

Plan

As with all clients a plan is sent out within 48 hours of the initial consultation, this includes all that was discussed along with a plan of action to follow, recipe ideas and other guidance specific to the client. 

As with the majority of clients there are a number of areas to address, this is broken down in the consultation into achievable steps ensuring that the client does not feel overwhelmed.   

A diet plan and gut protocol was then introduced to re balance the gut flora, reduce inflammation and allow the gut wall to heal.

 

On occasion in consultations, diagnostic tests could be required.  Tests can range from hair mineral tests to serum or saliva samples and can help give a broader picture in terms of specific hormonal imbalances or micro nutrient excess’ or deficiencies.  However, they were not required in this case.

 

Follow up appointment – 3-4 weeks

There are a number of ways to be supported throughout this health journey, ensuring that you benefit from the advice given and are able to implement the changes into your current lifestyle. 

Telephone appointments and emails are a popular way to check in and report and monitor your progress.

Monthly support groups will also be available at the Therapy Life Centre for all clients.  Should you have any questions or need guidance or some recipes and tips of the trade we want to support others in their transition. 

 

 

 

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Karen Revivo