Before I came to you I had one kidney stone per year for 5 consecutive years. My 2014 New Years resolution was not to have another kidney stone and thanks to you I completed my resolution successfully. Its been over a year now and I have no kidney discomfort or stones. Hopefully gone forever. Thank you! Thank you! I still remember asking the urologist what I do to prevent these stones from forming? Do I need to change my diet? He said no just drink more water. Four kidney stones later I had it with him and came to you. Needless to say, if I ever do need a urologist I will not be going back to him. I have significantly changed my diet and have taken the supplements you recommended. In addition to not having any more painful stones I lost about 20 lbs. and I feel great! I still plan on following up with the thyroid . It was borderline low. After I get the results of my next blood test I will be calling you for a telephone consultation so we can discuss how to move forward for the long term.
Thanks again for all your advice & I hope you have a happy and healthy new year.
What a Difference a Year Makes
On August 20, 2003 I had my very first encounter with Ria.
I heard about Ria approximately two years earlier. A very dear friend was experiencing some rather severe health problems. My friend shared her story with me about her road to recovery and good health. I heard many things about Ria. I heard of her unbelievable knowledge, her true compassion, her genuine concern, her giving spirit and warm heart. Ria's desire to heal and help others was obvious.
I had my gallbladder removed 9 years ago. I suffered from severe indigestion and was on four different prescription medications daily. Most foods did not agree with me. Post gallbladder surgery the doctors said I would feel great. The problems I was experiencing would be gone, and I would be able to eat whatever I wanted. Well, I was the exception for sure. My health problems actually continued to escalate. I had heartburn, indigestion, nausea, and abdominal discomfort with intense gas and problems with my bowels each and every day. I was overweight, bloated (my body was retaining fluid) and I was anemic. I had labored breathing walking short distances. I used the heating pad weekly to subdue abdominal cramping. On many occasions I was unable to leave the comfort of my home. I suffered from regular migraine headaches. I had a loss of appetite, weakness and fatigue. I had very dark circles under my eyes and was experiencing minor hair loss. Even my skin was dull, dry, and flaky. Looking back, not only did I not feel well, I did not look well.
In an attempt to pin point the origin of my ongoing health problems, I began to see a specialist. A gastroenterologist ordered many tests: Small Bowel Series, Upper GI, Pelvic Ultrasound, Colonoscopy, Upper Endoscopy and Blood work.
After the series of tests and doctor visits I was diagnosed with the following: Gastritis of the stomach, Gastric Acid Reflux, Irritable Bowel (IBS), Cholerheic Diarrhea, Lactose Intolerant, Malabsorption of fat, Excessive bile excretion and High Blood Pressure.
My diet primarily consisted of bland foods. I could only occasionally eat fruit or lettuce and could only tolerate one vegetable. My restrictions prevented me from really retaining any real nutrient value. I had to stay away from fried foods, dairy products, and foods high in fat content. I really never thought it could be any other way; therefore, I accepted my poor eating habits, my declining health and routine of daily medication. After all, people suffer from far worse.
A yearly visit with my specialist resulted in more frustration and doubt. I was instructed to take additional dosages of my medications and since my condition remained unchanged over the years there really wasn't much to discuss. Doctors blamed many of my problems on "stress". The doctor felt that nothing else could be done. The visit lasted a total of 15 minutes.
That exact day I decided it was time to seek another opinion. I was tired of not feeling well. I had more bad health days than good health days in any given week. I was eating very little but continued to gain weight. I felt I had nothing to lose and I owed it to myself. I had trusted the doctors and the specialist to know what was best, but now it was time for me to make the decision to change my life moving forward.
Soon after this episode at the specialist's office I met Ria. My first visit was very emotional for me. Ria wanted to know what brought me to seek her treatment and advice. I cried as I expressed my true frustration and hopelessness to a complete stranger. Ria immediately made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. She listened intently to every word I said. She asked me if I was ready and willing to do whatever it would take to feel well again and get my health on the right track. Ria told me it would take time and it would be a lot of work on my part. Ria said we would take it slow- one week at a time.
I was definitely up for the challenge. I trusted Ria from the very beginning and after my first appointment my life began to change. I knew I needed to follow Ria's instructions, listen to her advice and do exactly as she said. After all, I was committed to feeling well again.
Little by little Ria introduced foods into my diet. Real foods including vegetables and fruit. I also began a regimen of nutritional and dietary supplements along with vitamins. My drink of choice was to be water and lots of it.
Ria was able to identify foods that would trigger problems with digestion and my intestinal tract. Ria offered many alternatives so I could still enjoy a large variety of foods. Ria also suggested certain spices and herbs that are healing and gentle on the system.
I met with Ria regularly. She followed my progress and I was diligent in following her instructions. Ria knew there had to be healing of the inflammation to my stomach, intestine and bowel tract. Years of problems along with medication had left much damage. The build up of toxins needed to be removed from my system with detoxification and cleansing.
In no time at all I was eating foods that I had been unable to eat for years without getting sick or having problems. I was eating a very large variety of foods and quite frankly I was eating A LOT! I was completely off all prescription medication within one month.
My overall appearance changed rather quickly. The dark circles under my eyes began to disappear. I began to lose weight immediately with the identification of water retention and my healthier diet. Soon I was 35 lbs lighter. My skin tone changed from pale, dry, flaky to glowing and smooth. I was sleeping better, felt rested and had an increased energy level. I no longer suffered daily with abdominal pain, indigestion, intestinal problems, bloating or nausea for the first time in 9 years. Routine blood test results came back with numbers much improved from a year prior.
A year later I feel like a different person. I feel healthy inside and out. I have received pointers on food preparation necessary to fit my personal restrictions. I have continued on natural vitamins and mineral supplements and digestive enzymes. I have learned to love to drink water. Ria has identified my individual problems and I am encouraged for the first time in 9 years that I have control over my health and well-being.
I have come to learn that Ria is a wonderful listener. She is very supportive, caring, patient, compassionate, loving and faithful. Ria is a healer.
I will continue on my road to good health as Ria has laid out for me. There are no words to express my deepest thanks and appreciation to Ria. She did not give up on my situation or me. Ria helped me find the way to improved health. Ria has helped so many men, women and children. Ria has certainly helped me. I personally think she is AMAZING!
Many people comment on how different I look. I am thrilled that I feel different. Looking better is just a bonus. Thanks, Ria! You are the best!