Hello! My name is Ann. I am of the baby boomer generation which definitely qualifies me as a “senior citizen.” The aging process introduced several health changes that were not pleasant or desirable. I have always been one to shun prescription drugs unless absolutely mandatory. I believe our bodies were not created to be “sick.” A relative introduced me to a line of natural supplements designed to focus on establishing and maintaining a “healthy gut” which was an unfamiliar subject to me. In May, 2017, I took action to educate myself about “gut health” and the important role the condition of my gut plays in my overall health. To say the least, I have been amazed by what I’ve learned.
Here’s my story……
I am very close to 70 years of age. All my life I had been 5′ 2″ tall and able to maintain a proportionate weight. The major health condition I struggled with was high cholesterol which runs in my family. Then lower back pain and arthritis in both knees set in. I became unable to stay asleep at night, so would awake in the mornings feeling weary and exhausted. My energy levels throughout the day were either low or nonexistent. I had always been plagued with chronic constipation and bloating. I had trouble remaining focused and experienced anxiety and stress more frequently. My height had shrunk to 5′ 1″. My weight was slowly creeping upward and my body was getting thick around the middle. Needless to say, I was not a happy camper!
In the case of one’s health, ignorance is not bliss! I began researching gut health after learning that 80% of our immune system is centered in the gut. It makes sense that if the gut is unhealthy, many of the diseases and afflictions of the body could be rooted in this area. Not only did I want to learn about these diseases and afflictions, I also wanted to discover ways to either avoid or alleviate the root causes. And I wanted these solutions to be as natural as possible. Thus began my journey to good gut health and a desire to share what I have learned with other people. I can now testify that in 60 days since beginning this journey, all of the symptoms I mentioned above have been alleviated: I sleep like a baby every night, waking up refreshed and energized; my back pain is gone and my knees no longer hurt at all; my bathroom habits are consistently good; my energy level throughout the entire day is off the charts; I don’t feel anxious or stressed out over everyday occurrences; my ability to concentrate and focus is solid. And as a bonus effect, I lost 6 pounds and 19 1/2 inches in the first 60 days. All of the lost inches were in my mid-section and thighs.
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Here’s to Good Health – Happy Life!
Founder of Journey To Good Gut Health