An unbalanced, unhealthy digestive system can lead to any number of health problems, so it's critical that we all take the best care of our precious intestines, colons and gallbladders. For those of us who have diagnosed digestive issues, it’s an on-going challenge to keep the conditions under control and maintain a healthy immune system. For many of us, that requires some heavy duty (and expensive) medications.
A well-functioning digestive system is not something that should ever be taken for granted. I used to eat anything, anytime and never thought about what I was putting into my body or how digestive issues could affect more than just my stomach. After a two-week illness, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I didn’t understand what this diagnosis involved and how it would affect my life.
I was placed on two medications, which, even after insurance, cost me over $700 per month. In addition to the expense, the long-term side effects of these medications were downright frightening. I went through a couple of doctors who basically told me that I would have a restricted diet and be on these medications for the rest of my life. This was not acceptable to me. A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of conditions of the digestive tract, so I knew that it was important to find the right one who understood my concerns about taking medication and who supported healing and illness prevention through diet. Around the same time that I found this amazing doctor, I was provided with the opportunity to try the NutriBullet before it reached the masses. All I can say is that these two new finds were a winning combination!
With any digestive concern, the thought of eating raw vegetables and fruit is scary and, in many cases, not recommended. I decided to try the NutriBullet and see how I could tolerate drinking my fruits and vegetables. What I didn’t expect was that my body would actually heal from liquefying these ingredients.
So with my gastro’s permission, I began using my NutriBullet on a daily basis. With each visit, I would report that I was feeling better. One of my medications was eliminated altogether (the most expensive one) and the other was bumped down to a generic $10 a month alternative. The ultimate test of success was when I had a follow up colonoscopy and my doctor informed me that the UC was not only in full remission, but there were barely any traces of it in my colon!
I want people to know that there is hope and not to give up after receiving a digestive-related diagnosis. By working closely with the right and supportive doctor and using your NutriBullet to extract crucial nutrients that our body needs to stay healthy, we can heal ourselves from the inside out and prevent other immune-related illnesses. The NutriBullet blog and Nutriliving.com both contain helpful information and recipes to help address digestive concerns.