A few months ago I was in despair over my IBS symptoms and my overall health. Despite faithful adherence for over five years to a sugar, dairy and grain-free diet, the good health I’d hoped for hadn’t eventuated. My worst symptoms – bouts of vertigo, plus dry eyes and joint pain from Sjogren’s syndrome – had disappeared, but I was still chronically tired, weak and often dizzy. I had diarrhea, cramps and nausea most days and was so thin I was too scared to look in the mirror.
Feeling doomed after learning that I now also had osteoporosis and dysbiosis, I discovered Dr Norm Robillard’s book ‘Fast Tract Digestion IBS’, a drug-free approach to managing IBS through diet. I read on the cover of the book that ‘your health depends on the bacteria in your gut’. Right then, there couldn’t have been a more apt statement as far as my own health was concerned, so I bought the book and started the diet, but tried not to expect too much.
In the first few days on the diet there was such a dramatic improvement in my symptoms, particularly the diarrhea, that I booked several consultations with Dr Robillard. In these sessions I had the full benefit of the depth and range of his knowledge. He discussed possible causes indicated by my health history and suggested several tests to determine the best treatment. After every consultation I was sent specific recommendations and information to put into practice. He was sympathetic and easy to talk to and the sessions were really enjoyable.
Before starting the Fast Tract Diet
I was resigned to never being well. But in two and a half months, the changes have been amazing. I don’t have to take my car to work anymore so I can sleep in it during my lunch break. I didn’t get sick when the latest flu virus felled just about everyone in the office. I’ve stopped most supplements without noticing anything, and above all, the dizziness, cramps and emergency trips to the bathroom have steadily diminished and are now very infrequent. I’m sure there’ll be more improvements with time.
These are big changes for me, and the first ones that, in many years trying other IBS diets, have lasted and begun to restore a sense of well-being I thought I’d lost for good. Dr Robillard’s unique research has made The Fast Tract Diet a breakthrough in the understanding and treatment of IBS and SIBO. I would unreservedly encourage anyone with digestive issues to read the Fast Tract Digestion books and consult Dr Robillard.
J. Stanton – Sydney
28 August 2016