Illness, Hormones, Steroids Made it Hard to Lose, But Linda Conquered It All!
Linda’s struggles with weight began when she was just 16 years old. Hormonal imbalances made it easy to gain and difficult to lose. Later in her adult life she continued to gain weight with each of her three pregnancies. As the number on the scale climbed so did the many health challenges that she faced. Her daily routine included many medications. At one-point, Linda experienced a medical complication that damaged her liver and was prescribed steroids. These medications made weight maintenance even harder. After years of suffering she met Dr. Patton, a gastroenterologist at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Patton didn’t just recommend a visit to the Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center, she insisted that Linda pay them a visit.
Strongly motivated, Linda didn’t even care as much about the weight loss as she did about a life free from the many medications she was prescribed. She just wanted to feel better. Linda chose to participate in a medically supervised full liquid fast to help her lose weight. It was comforting to her that a whole medical team was following her progress and that she had regular lab-work as she lost weight. Linda describes her experience in the program as a “Life changing experience.” She learned about healthy food choices that help her maintain her weight loss and health. She describes the way she feels now as, “healthier than ever” and “such a relief” to be free from so many medications and health problems.