Can you help me as I'm a Personal Trainer with my own health problems? :-(
I've suffered from chronic IBS and mal-absorption (nutrients/vits/minerals) from ALL foods for several years now. I regularly receive colonic hydrotherapy treatments to try and eliminate build up and give me some short-term relief from my symptoms. I'm also completely deficient in oestrogen, which I have just started receiving treament for. My condition has been diagnosed as Hypogonadotrophic Hypogonadism. My C.H therapist believes there are connections between my oestrogen deficiency and my IBS etc - but my doctors are beign less than helpful and refusing to refer me to a dietician as my condition is not deemed 'important enough'. The effects that my conditions have on me are (a) my diet has become SO restricted, that I stick to a small range of foods and meals that I know don't bother my stomach/trigger bouts - i.e. my meals remain the same week on week..possibly triggering intolerances after some time???, (b) as a Personal Trainer I obviously have a VERY active job yet my energy levels and motivation to be on the go all the time are fast depleting. (c) my blood sugar levels and blood pressure are so low all the time, despite eating little and often and staying well hydrated. I am stuck in a major rut now in terms of both diet and exercise - I can't eat the right things to exercise to the intensity that I'd like to, and so my exercise is very restricted to certain types therefore I fine myself plateauing all the time. I know this is a very long winded and confusing explanation but do you perhaps have any advice as to where to go from here??
By Rhona7 – over 1 year ago