One of Everything Testimonials
Thank you very much for helping me overcome my arthritis. It really is one of the greatest gifts! I am back to normal since November.
It’s been almost two months since I started my rotation diet after taking the Alcat Test. I am so happy, and it seems that, little by little, I am getting rid of the underlying cause for the remaining inflammation I had.
In Sept 2011 I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. In two months I had gone from a very active, physical athlete to walking with a significant limp. All sports activities came to a halt. I also have four children (under 9) that I was having trouble keeping up with. I was reluctant to get up and walk to the kitchen due to the pain I felt in my ankles and feet.
After scouring the internet, I ran across Barbara's story. I called her and we talked about a program for healing. To my surprise she suggested I go on medication temporarily to prevent long-term damage. I try and avoid aspirin much less the toxic medications that are prescribed for arthritis. But the fact that she was not attached to any one approach of healing convinced me that she knew exactly what she was doing. Others I had spoken to were exclusively holistic but my symptoms seemed far beyond a holistic cure at this point.
I told Barbara I would do exactly what she told me and stick to any diet she advised. I took the ALCAT test and we created a 6-month diet that would have me avoiding foods I was sensitive to.
I started Humira injections about the same time as the diet with the plan to wean my self off the medication as the diet healed me.
After 6 weeks the pain was almost entirely gone and I was as active as I had ever been. I was off the medication in roughly 4 months and sticking to the ALCAT diet. After 6 months I had no pain at all and worked my way into a mostly vegan diet with an emphasis on raw foods consisting mostly of vegetables and fruits.
It is now 180 days since I have had a Humira shot and I am 95% pain free. I am due for another ALCAT test as I believe I have developed some food sensitivities recently that are causing some minor twinges but I am fully active and in very good shape.
My Dr. refuses to give the diet any credit but at the same time is impressed with my recovery and his diagnosis that I would be on medication until the day I die.
Without Barbara I would most likely had been relegated to the toxic, expensive medications that were offered. She was very patient and was the lone voice of hope in the early dark days of my diagnosis.
I strongly urge anyone who is struggling with this disease to seek her help.
I am available via email for questions if you have any. Please ask Barbara for my contact info.
My first phone consultation with Barbara was excellent! Besides all the detailed information she gives, you also benefit from her focused and calm energy! With faith am looking forward to start treatment with Barbara!
I didn't realize all the support you offer for people that read your book and follow your instructions until I started on the journey myself. You have been a wonderful support that allows me to keep going. You have been so kind to respond to a few of my emails with in 2 days of me writing them. I also had a phone conference with you that helped clarify a few things.
It's 123 days since I gave up all medication and 45 days following the ALCAT diet and it's working. All my major joints now have very little pain, I have full strength and movement in them. There is only minor swelling in my hands and feet. I am yet to determine what is causing the last of my inflammation, but I will get to the bottom of it. I know my body is now healing which is wonderful. More people need to know what you've discovered. Once I heal myself completely, I am going to tell everyone in Australia about it.
In July of 2011, I had what my rheumatologist called "a full blown world class case of reactive arthritis". At the time I alternated between crutches and a wheelchair and spent most of my days trapped in bed icing my knees, ankles, and hands as I suffered inflammatory attacks throughout the day. While I was receiving methotrexate and on NSAIDs I still had attacks.
The number and severity of these attacks was greatly reduced by eliminating the foods identified in the ALCAT test. With a tailored diet from ALCAT results and humira I'm now able to function normally again, only four months after my initial, severe onset of arthritis. I appreciate greatly the time taken by Barbara Allan to help me identify the underlying causes of inflammation and can testify to the effectiveness of this test.
I had the Alcat testing done in January after experiencing increased pain from osteoarthritis and rashes after eating. I have had wonderful results. A lessening of pain in my joints and no more rashes except a few times when I ate something that I shouldn't have. In fact, I was getting cortisone shots in my thumb because of bone on bone and arthritis. I cancelled my last shot because my thumb has not been hurting. It's been over 4 months now since my last shot.
I realize that my pain is nothing like RA but I am glad I had the testing done. I have many food sensitivities but I've learned to live with the new way of eating. Barbara was very helpful and informative when I had my consultation and so was the nutritionist at Alcat.
I signed up for your 6-month coaching in January this year. A year into my elimination diet and meditation regime, I've gone from 7-8/10 daily pain to 1-2/10 daily pain. Those meditations have been profound for me and helped me gently release very old deeply buried pain.
Yesterday, I even accidentally ate cheese at a Christmas party, and wow... no increase in pain or headaches today...!! I'm so grateful for your guidance and encouragement on this incredible healing journey.
Susan Handran Smith,