WellBe -- How One Woman Healed Her Gut With The GAPS Diet
Carley Smith goes by “The Fairy Gutmother” moniker, but the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner isn’t just administering wisdom to make others’ (health) dreams a reality, the Grand Junction, CO woman used these methods herself to turn around her health. Smith, 31, unknowingly contracted Lyme disease, and it, unusually, caused her to have a period for four months straight. Doctors put her on different birth control pills, but eventually they told her to just “go lay in bed with my feet up,” she told WellBe. The constant bleeding led to a bacterial infection in her uterus and she went on a heavy dose of antibiotics. That triggered a flu-like reaction and she started losing cognitive function. A friend suggested she get tested for Lyme, and it came out positive; she was put on antibiotics. Those antibiotics caused her to break out in tiny little bumps; she was put on more antibiotics. Her stomach became swollen; more antibiotics.
The topic for this month’s “Community Connections” is: “Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle” with Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Carley Smith.
Transitioning to a healthy lifestyle is easy to say, but very difficult to do. After being diagnosed with Lyme diseases, coupled with long-term anti-biotic use, Carley began searching for alternative ways of healing her body. In this instructional webinar, Carley shares her belief that “All disease begins in the gut” and once you heal the gut, you can start to heal your body overall; thereby transitioning to a healthy lifestyle.
KKCO11 News Wellness Week Series
All week on Daybreak, we've been taking a look at the latest trends in wellness. Watch the video for more information on why we should be monitoring our gut health and the best foods to eat and avoid in order to support optimal gut health.