When I began working with Christine Rosche, MPH,CNS,CBT Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Digestive Health Expert, I was dealing with severe digestive/intestinal issues that had been present for over 40 years. Each day I had pain, intestinal cramping followed by discomfort/bowel movements. As the years went by, the time required to recover now required the entire morning to feel decent. Every single week of my life was miserable with severe discomfort on almost each day. I saw many doctors and providers of medical services for years and did not get any relief from my condition, just another prescription that provided minimal relief and side effects.
Christine’s background includes studying and working with the leading physicians in functional medicine in the United States and Europe. Functional Medicine focuses on the underlying imbalances and rectifying those imbalances according to the client’s unique body chemistry and lifestyle. I did a functional GI test called a Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis which showed that I had severe dysbiosis (Bad Bacteria Overgrowth) in my large intestine.
A functional blood test showed that I had mal-absorption, blood sugar imbalances and high levels of inflammation throughout my body. Functional testing is able to identify these issues much earlier before they become severe costly health care expenditures. For example, through the functional medicine doctor I found out that when I have heartburn and reach for the Prilosec it is a sign of insufficient stomach acid. Prilosec is great short term to avoid damage due to the burning and needs to be discontinued after a month and replaced by the appropriate support of stomach acid which was deficient in my case. I took Prilosec for 20 years and it turns out that the drug itself suppresses the good bugs in the gut and the bad bugs took over causing a severe imbalance. I am grateful for the functional digestive stool and blood tests to help me identify the root cause of my intestinal discomfort and pain.
Together with Christine I was able to for the first time in my life receive a nutritional eating plan that works for me. She gave me a minimal amount of targeted natural supplements for my gut healing that have made a major difference in my condition. In just 2 short months I am experiencing significant improvement in my condition. I appreciate the thorough, detailed and in depth, customized approach that Christine Rosche takes incorporating 25 years of experience and the best of functional health care. Her work is excellent and if you have any GI or other health issues I highly recommend that you see her for permanent, cost-effective solutions.