We love to share success stories and today we have a great one for you – please enjoy and feel inspired!
Meet Patty Contreras from Del Mar California. A proud Mom with three children who have left the nest and are making their way successfully in the world in the big apple, she is also a very successful luxury home realtor at Compass in San Diego’s North County. This is a role that requires a lot of energy and mental acuity to stay ahead of competitors.
Meet Patty Contreras
Why Patty came to us
What was the impact?
Patty ended the call with something we hear from so many new patients:
“I just want to feel how I did 10 years ago!”
Pictures of Patty before and after
Feeling all of her 57 years
Stomach aches and bloating
Mood Swings and tiredness
Dry flakey skin and scalp
Soft, peeling, thin nails
Feeling “like 30”
Stronger nails and hair
No stomach aches or bloating
No cravings and never hungry
Better mood! Family and friends enjoy
How Patty Changed on the Alchemy Program
“Literally the 4th day my husband noticed something different in my face, skin, and body…I was radiant! Even my attitude changed”
Friends and business associates noticed the changes too:
“People are coming up to me asking me what happened, what are you doing?”
Patty described feeling “clean and not bloated”. She lost 8 pounds in the first four weeks – but she felt like she had lost 20 pounds. After six weeks she was down 13 pounds. And because she was on a personalized nutrition program she wasn’t experiencing any cravings or hunger.
“The most unreal thing that has happened (and Dr. Josse Ford told me it would happen), is that I have zero cravings and never feel hungry like I used to.”
What we loved the most though was that Patty felt younger!
“I am 57 and feel like I’m in my 30’s when I was never bloated and never worried about my stomach. I’m in my clothes that I had put away thinking I would never be able to wear again. My hair and nails are now strong and my skin looks radiant”
Finding The Right Doctor
Patty is a wonderful example that you can literally turn your life around if you work with a trained professional with extensive knowledge of gut health and cutting-edge nutrition. She had been to see many doctors without realizing that they didn’t have the knowledge or experience to help her.
“I had been to so many doctors complaining about how I felt. They all passed me off to pills or said, “just eat your fruits and vegetables, exercise, drink water, and you will be fine”. Well, I did that! Meanwhile I was unhappy, bloated all the time, my stomach was distended and always hurt, my face was blown up.“
The reason Patty had been unable to get the help she needed is that the system of medicine practiced by most physicians is based on acute care – the treatment of trauma or illness that needs urgent care. That might be something like appendicitis or a heart attack, or a broken limb. Acute care is very important, but it lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, multifactorial conditions associated with the gut. This is where the functional medicine and Chinese medicine we practice at Alchemy really shine!
What we did to help Patty
1. Inital Consultation
Patty’s journey to recovery started with a comprehensive initial consultation and evaluation. At this session I spent time with Patty reviewing her health history and lab tests, and looking for interactions between genetic, environmental, emotional and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and complex gut health challenges.
This is what we mean when we talk about “healing the whole person” – supporting the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual. Humans are much more complex than an isolated set of symptoms!
2. Personalized Nutrition Plan
Based on the initial consult, I decided to start Patty on a supervised medical detox program and personalized nutrition plan. Everyone is unique and there really isn’t a one-size-fits-all diet. Today the concept of individualized medicine is gaining recognition and personalized nutrition is a critical foundation for premium health.
3. Organic Wholefood Medical Detox
Detoxification was an essential part of Patty’s program, not only to minimize the direct effects of environmental toxins (like fatigue and sleep disorders), but also to help with weight loss. This is because our bodies store toxins in fat cells to protect vital organs and will literally try to hold onto the fat to protect us from toxic exposure. Another key element of Patty’s detox program was supplementation to balance hormones like insulin that have a strong tendency to promote weight gain.
Our bodies have a natural metabolic detoxification process – which is why you’ll sometimes hear doctors say that you don’t need to detoxify. That was probably true 50 years ago, but is no longer the case due to the very high levels of environmental toxicity in our 21st century cities and living spaces. It is important though to choose a professionally managed detox program that supports the body’s natural metabolic process, because FAD diets and detoxes can lead to more problems than they solve.
Why Was Patty Successful?
Ready to Transform Your Life?
We can help you move from the hell of lethargy, tiredness, excess weight, foggy thinking, anxiety, and ill-health to the heaven of a balanced happy and healthy life. Just as we did for Patty we’re willing to give 100% to develop a personalized program for you and show you how to succeed – if you’re willing to change.
Are you willing to commit 100% to recover your health? If you have a sincere desire and willingness to change we’d love to hear from you. We invite you to get started by scheduling your initial consultation. We can work with you in person at our Encinitas clinic, or remotely via tele-consultation.
And if you’re looking for a warm and very successful realtor in North San Diego County, we wholeheartedly endorse Patty! You can learn more about her business at https://www.pattycontreras.com/