HELPING A FELLOW IBDer . . .
I found Elizabeth through an online forum shortly after I was diagnosed with Microscopic Colitis in October 2013. I had lost over 20 pounds and was crippled by my symptoms. My gastroenterologist offered little in the way of treatment other than to suggest steroids and other prescription medications with heavy side effects.
Elizabeth introduced me to the SCD diet and acted as my nutrition teacher and guide with weekly or biweekly calls through the first year after my diagnosis. Elizabeth's expertise, advice, guidance, and empathy were an integral part of my digestive healing as well as my psychological well-being. She worked with me to personalize the SCD diet and helped me ascertain which foods were and were not my "friends." Her recipes and ingredient suggestions have kept my limited diet both delicious and interesting. I have strictly adhered to the SCD for 2 years and am happy to say that I feel great and my lifestyle is no longer restricted by my IBD.
With Elizabeth's help I am managing this disease without ANY prescription medications. I continue to reach out to Elizabeth whenever my diet or attitude need tweaking. I will forever be grateful to Elizabeth for her support and guidance.
- Heidi Wilson
TEACHING A CANCER SURVIVOR HOW TO EAT BETTER DURING CHEMO . . .
I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth while I was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. She and I met every few weeks to talk about the foods I was eating and then she made recommendations specific to me and my body's needs, which I took seriously and they made many positive changes. We cooked together, shopped together, and I was told I was a great student!
Elizabeth is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to foods and nutrition. I trust anything she tells me because I know she is a diligent researcher and great observer. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to gain this knowledge from her and I have recommended her to my friends!
- Laura Janca
SUPPORTING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE WITH FOOD & FRIENDSHIP . . .
If you are wanting to improve your health, fermentation is one of the first steps in doing exactly that. I have an autoimmune disease and was finding it extremely difficult to break through my doctor's frustration of not knowing how to address the problem, and instead masking the symptoms with drugs. My studying and research led to my understanding that basic good health starts in the gut and fermented foods supply the healthy bacteria needed to restore a healthy balance to the gut.
Elizabeth is a master! And with her help, I now feel that I have control of my health. I'm building my immune system and reversing my autoimmune disease, which has led to healthy weight loss, a decrease in allergies, increased mood and mental clarity, and decreased fatigue.
Elizabeth will teach you the science behind probiotics in fermentation and the steps to making delicious, good-for-you fermented foods. In my one-on-one class with her, she made something complex easy to understand, and we had so much fun, too. Now, family and friends love what I make and are wanting the learn how to ferment too. By the way. . . Elizabeth's salsa is the bomb!!! Add it to some mashed avocado and you have a guacamole that absolutely everyone will be asking for the recipe. Honestly, I can't keep enough on hand!
Thank you, Elizabeth!
- Rose Y.