Saturday, March 24, 2012

Take the Plunge ... Elimination Diet

I have had another great day at the office; pretty common. That doesn't mean that I am numb to great days at the office. On the contrary, they inspire me.

So I finished seeing patients and was checking my e-mail. And this is what I found from a long-time patient, a married, working-outside-the-home, mother of three.

"Hi Kris,

Well, I’ve decided to take the plunge and do an elimination diet. I’m tired of talking about what bothers my family food-wise and waffling back and forth about what we should eat and not eat.   My husband and son are my main motivation for doing it, but I know the rest of us need it also.  It includes a 2 day detox of green smoothies (for just my husband & I) with the rest of the elimination part being 28 days.  I was wondering if you have a few minutes if you could give me some tips that might help.

I am providing the link for the diet we  are doing.  I also wanted to ask that if you have any extra greens that you give away, if you would consider contributing to our family.  If you don’t, no worries.

We will be going Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free on Friday the 30th, with the above diet starting Monday April 2.

Any advice would be appreciated.

With Love,

A patient

P.S. I may try and document the process for you if you are interested in it for others."

I am thrilled! I have been gently, lovingly talking with this patient for years about the need for more dietary change for her family. She is ready; in her own time! And I am here to support her!

This communication from this patient and what it represents regarding her family's ability to be healthy, and regarding the effectiveness of our healing relationship is an example of what I referred to at the beginning of this post as what makes for a great and inspiring day for this doctor!

Are you ready to take the plunge into greater health for yourself and your family?

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