Sunday, June 19, 2011
E.Y. was a 23 year old female presented at the
clinic with a history of abdominal pain. It started every since she was a
kid. Abdominal pain mostly occurs after eating. The pain can be sharp,
or dull and achy. E.Y. also experiences gas and bloating. She has been
to many different doctors and no body really knew why she has abdominal
pain. She was told that she has a nervous stomach. Different lab tests
had been done in the past and everything was negative.
has a decent diet. She loves fruits and vegetables. She rarely eats
meat and does not consume alcohol or junk foods. She also drinks plenty
of water and exercises regularly.
her father was diagnosed with lung cancer. The family has been under a
lot of stress. This has led her to think about her own health.
presented at the clinic and after a thorough history intake, it seemed
like no one has considered food allergy as a cause of her abdominal
pain. A food allergy test was done and to E.Y. surprise, she a strong
sensitive to many foods. Some of the foods that she was sensitive to
were dairy, eggs, gluten, and wheat. Other foods that were positive on
the food allergy panel included pineapple, almond, and corn. These are
foods she loves and eats frequently.
asked to refrain from eating foods that she was sensitive to for 2
months and concurrently started a protocol to help re-establish the
health of her gastrointestinal tract. The protocol included probiotics,
fish oil, and digestive enzymes. At E.Y. follow-up
visit 1 month later, she noted 70% improvement of her abdominal pain.
She has been following the protocol diligently. E.Y. is excited with her