How Stefanie overcame 50 years of symptoms in just five months

Stefanie’s case shows that you can always get well, no matter how long you’ve had symptoms.

She had previously been diagnosed with coeliac disease, and had undergone intestinal surgery.

Many people would give up, but as you’ll see, Stefanie’s medical diagnosis and surgical procedures didn’t deter her.

Indeed, she was able to reclaim her health and feel great again in just five short months (not bad after five decades of illness).

Meet Stefanie

Stefanie, 61 years young, from Arizona in the US, contacted us because she’d been feeling unwell for a long time.

In fact, she’d not felt well for more than fifty years – literally since childhood.

Stefanie worked with my colleague, Jack, for a total of five months. That’s all it took to transform 50 years of ill health.

In her words:

“When I started out researching about the Hompes Method, I was fighting an unhealthy gut. I was battling infection and I had so little immunity from the “bad” stuff. It was wearing me down and I am an athlete on Team USA for Duathlon.  I am determined to keep up with the health needed to compete, while working as an actuary full-time at a small insurance company.

Moreover, I was engaged to be married and our honeymoon was at the World Championship Duathlon event in Aviles, Spain. I really needed help to turn this around.

Jack’s support services taught me how to eat a diet that provided healing and calming of the whole body. It shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did. I found through the testing process that so many of the problems were due to stress, and my diet and habits fed the stress.

Learning how the body can be “reworked,” with a change in diet, approach to exercise, and application of specific supplements was the best way to get relief. Jack explained everything in a way that helped me to understand how it works.

Since then, I have married, competed, and just re-qualified for Team USA in 2017. I am so grateful for his help!


Stefanie’s initial symptoms

In her initial paperwork and interview, Stefanie reported a long list of digestive symptoms, as you can see:

  • Constipation her whole life
  • Indigestion
  • Lower abdominal discomfort
  • Undigested food in stool
  • Right side abdominal tenderness
  • Often felt dizzy
  • Pain in the liver area
  • In addition to her digestive symptoms, Stefanie also listed the following complaints in her energy, mood and other areas of health.
  • Yellowish cast to eyes (usually related to liver health)
  • Swelling of neck
  • Welling of upper eyelids
  • Weak muscles
  • Feeling cold frequently
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Catch colds frequently
  • Sinus congestion
  • Mucus discharge from eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Low energy
  • Difficulty gaining weight
  • Lower libido
  • Forgetfulness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Anxiety

All in all, there were more than twenty different symptoms in Stefanie’s list of ailments.

But don’t let the number of individual symptoms confuse you.

Most of the time, only a small handful of underlying causes lie at the centre of these baffling symptom clusters.

And often time, it’s the digestive system that needs work first.

Stefanie’s stool test

The initial stool test did not show as many bad bugs as some people’s do. Nevertheless, there was enough information to get started.

A bacterial overgrowth with a critter called Proteus was detected, as you can see below.

As well as digestive symptoms, Proteus can trigger autoimmune conditions in some people, so when it is detected, Proteus must be dealt with.

Stefanie’s test also revealed a moderate amount of Candida. While the level wasn’t that high, we know that even a small degree of Candida overgrowth can cause problems in some people.

Finally, the stool test showed that Stefanie’s gut immune system was very under-par.

Her secretory IgA level was at 59, when we really like to see it somewhere in the 800-1,500 range (yes, 59 is very low!)

Finally, the elastase I was very low, indicating poor production of digestive enzymes in the pancreas, and also suggesting possible low stomach acid.

Roadmap to Recovery

One of the most important discussions between Jack and Stefanie revolved around “stress.”

Because of her heavy training schedule, Stefanie’s body was under a lot of stress and strain.

In order to heal, she had to acknowledge all the areas in her life where stress was coming from and take appropriate action steps to reduce the stress.

This meant paying very close attention to her food and diet, and making sure her meal and nutrient timing was optimized to buffer her training stress and optimize recovery.

She did a great job of eating a nutrient dense, whole food diet, which laid the foundation for her recovery.

Jack walked Stefanie through a series of protocols to rebalance her digestive system.

She took herbs to remove the Proteus bacteria, and products to improve her ability to digest food and boost her immune system.

Results after five months

Stefanie reported that she felt “in the best health” for her wedding, which was approaching fast. Here are the specifics of what she was able to achieve:

  • Indigestion – alleviated
  • Lower Abdominal discomfort – alleviated
  • Right side abdominal Tenderness – alleviated
  • Constipation, whole life – starting to improve
  • Undigested food in stool – improving
  • Inflammation of the liver – significant improvement
  • Yellowish cast to eyes – alleviated
  • Swelling of neck – alleviated
  • Welling of upper eyelids – improving
  • Weak Muscles – alleviated
  • Feel cold frequently – improving
  • Dark circles under eyes – improving
  • Catch colds frequently – alleviated
  • Sinuses Congested – significantly improved
  • Mucus discharge from eyes – alleviated
  • Blurred Vision – alleviated
  • Often Dizzy – alleviated
  • Poor Sleep quality – significantly improved
  • Low energy – alleviated
  • Difficulty Gaining Weight – alleviated
  • Lower Libido – significantly improving
  • Forgetful – significantly improving
  • Difficulty concentrating – significantly improving
  • Anxiety – significantly improving

So basically what happened is that all of Stefanie’s symptoms went away or improved significantly.

In addition to drastically improved general health, Stefanie saw huge gains in her athletic performance.

  • 1st in age group in the Powerman Florida Duathlon National Championship, Dec 2015
  • 1st in Age group and oldest female competitor Seattle Duathlon, May 2016
  • 2016 Marathon. 4th place, 47mins faster than 2 years ago, 5hrs 35mins

How is this even possible?

It’s actually really easy to grasp when you understand how the body works.

Most symptoms come from imbalances in the three major body systems:

  • Digestive system
  • Detox system
  • Hormone system

If you can identify and correct problems in these systems, then five, ten, fifteen or even 20-30 symptoms can magically go away.

Having 20 symptoms doesn’t mean there are 20 problems. It can simply mean that there are 2-3 really important underlying issues that need to be addressed.

It’s not that complicated but the medical system makes it complex by neglecting to teach you how the key body systems are all interlocked and connected.

A problem in the digestive system can cause problems anywhere in the body, no matter how far removed they may be.

A problem with detoxification can also cause problems anywhere in the body – low energy, mood changes, skin problems, and so forth.

Finally, a simple hormone imbalance due to excessive stress can leave you feeling like a complete zombie. Yet it’s just a hormone imbalance.

You can achieve the same results

When I wasn’t feeling very well back in 2007, a wise man said to me, “Nobody is forcing anyone else to be unhealthy and that goes for you, too.”

He was right.

Even though I’d known for several years about the kinds of testing described above, it took my more than three years to actually take the plunge and do them.

It was silly, really, as within 90-days I felt great again. It was a big lesson.

Marina didn’t know about these tests until her friend mentioned she make contact and, sadly, many other people remain unaware just how helpful they are.

I am certain that a stool test will help if you are not feeling well – no matter how long, and no matter what your doc has said about your condition.

If you’re tired of your symptoms and just want to get your life back, I really do recommend you order a home stool test.

Yes, it’s not cheap, which is why I’ll gladly soften the blow with a money back guarantee.

If the stool test fails to detect meaningful information, I’ll refund every penny or cent for you.

So give it a shot – the results could astonish you.

Click here to learn more about a home stool test, or to order one.