My story began many years ago when my daughter, then just a child of 9, suffered from severe anxiety, OCD, phobias and, constantly complained of stomach aches. I sought help through traditional medicine, only to have her become violent and suicidal from the SSRIs she was given at such a young age. I had been a psychotherapist for over 15 years and over 10 years ago I sent one of my clients with complaints of stomach aches to a naturopath.
Wheat was removed out of her diet, her stomach aches went away, and she felt less anxious and depressed. That was my light bulb moment. I did the same for my daughter. Her anxiety, phobia’s, depression, OCD, went away. That was 10 years ago.
Today I run a holistic counseling centre where clients are recommended to remove gluten from their diet. Ten years ago there was little to support what I was doing but I knew intuitively it was the right thing to do. I was, and remain, amazed by the results I was seeing and getting. I have been met with some resistance and at times ridiculed by other professionals, however I have never turned away from the idea of removing gluten from peoples diets.