I Can Love My Food Again!
A lot of my digestion issues came from the food that I ate growing up. My whole left my family overfed me and said that it was good to eat a lot and eat everything because #1 - it's good for you, and #2 - if you don't enjoy food now, when you get older, you won't be able to eat it. A lot of the time, when I did something good like get good grades or clean my room, my parents would get me fast food or sweets as a reward. I always loved greasy and fatty food, ice cream, cake and COOKIES! Anything with sugar, lots of flavor - I loved all of it!
What I began to notice though, was as I got older, things weren't sitting very well in my system. I was about 9 years old when I noticed the sharp pains in my stomach and the bloating. It wasn't bad, but when I would finish eating I would feel like I ate enough food for 2-3 people, but really I barely ate enough for me.
It started to get worse as I got older. When I ate spicy food, to starchy food or any type of dairy, I would not be able to have a bowel movement for days. My favorite food ever was milk and cereal and I used to eat up to a box a day, but at this point I couldn’t even have it anymore. My doctor told me that I must be Lactose Intolerant and told me to stay away from all dairy products.
There would be times I would find myself in the bathroom for an hour or 2, trying to "push it out". I would feel the blood vessels in my neck about to pop from all of the pressure. At times I would go back into the bathroom 5-10 minutes after I tried to "go" because I never went and I felt the need to finish.
I really thought it was normal and a part of growing up and getting older. I asked my brother if it was normal and he said "yeah, everyone gets constipated once in a while, it's natural"; from hearing that I just went along with it. I was then at a point where I would sometimes eat and be bloated for 3-5 days, sometimes even a week! It hurt so much sometimes because my stomach would be stretched out so far that I can feel it putting tension on my back. I would keep my coat on when I was with my friends because I was so embarrassed at how “pregnant” I looked.
When my friend introduced me to YOR Health products, I was so convinced that I wouldn’t need them. I never really liked using antacid tablets or elixirs to “cure” the pain. From the stories she told me, I was semi-sold and made the decision to give it a shot to see what would happen. After the first week of taking the Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics I couldn’t even go and I was so nervous about it.
A few weeks later, I attended a YOR Health seminar, I learned that I probably have so much back-up that it may take some time for my body to get into better health. When I learned that you should be going 2-3 times per day, I was terrified because I went barely 2-3 times per week!!
After about 3 weeks of loading up on the products, I began to have bowel movements once a day. I was amazed! Now, I go about 2 times a day and I’m proud to say that I have never, ever experienced the same type of bloating as I used to. Before I eat I have my Digestive Enzymes and every time I feel a little gassy, I take a Probiotic and immediately it goes away. Now, I'm excited that I can eat dairy products again! Thanks YOR Health for allowing me to enjoy the food that I love!
- Linda Chum, Fort Lee, New Jersey - US