Throughout the tenure of my doctoral process-6.5.years, I slowly started to develop negative habits that were triggered by emotional eating and stress. I was “eating my feelings” of unhappiness toward my decision to pursue full time studies in my early thirties. As a result, my weight ballooned and I gained more than 40 lbs! My periods became infrequent and/or out of sequence. I became depressed. I craved sugar morning, noon, and night. I developed episodic depression, panic and anxiety. I lost my luster. This went on for several years. Eventually, my period became intermittent – at one point it stopped for three months! I was in the middle of planning my wedding and realized that if I wanted to be happier during this part of my life, I had to make a change.
I went to the GYN to express my concern and after clinical assessment, she suggested I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom (PCOS). To be sure of this diagnosis, I went to my primary doctor who tested my hormonal levels and my testosterone levels were very high. Both doctors immediately recommended prescription drugs as an antidote to resolve this issue and prescribed Metformin. Within two days of taking it, I developed severe symptoms and side effects that impacted my GI tract and well being. I knew I needed a change and was willing to seek alternate therapies. I found out about FLO and Alisa Vitti just through an online search for an alternative. It also just so happened that I was also seeking some “me” time and my favorite place for respite and self care is the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.
After stumbling onto FLO’s website, I couldn’t believe my eyes! Alisa announced she was heading to Omega for a three day seminar! I booked the seminar immediately. Now I should mention that by this point I was starting to eat healthier and working out at least 3x a week. But taking the FLO seminar really put me in the right direction. It gave me the boost I needed. Learning about the foods that heal our bodies, connecting with our cycles and treating our bodies with specific care during the 4 weeks of our lunar cycle, as well as hearing the stories of other women, like me, who were having issues with their cycles and other women’s health issues was extremely helpful. Ironically, after waiting almost another two months for my period, I actually got it during the weekend of the seminar!
After applying the principles that I learned just from that weekend, I have had my period ever since AND…drum rolll…… my hormonal level are completely balanced and my diagnosis of PCOS was reversed!!!.
I am still on the road to full wellness and recovery..I am still trying to lose weight and curb my addiction to sugar, but the work that I have done and the help I received was exemplary. I now have staples in my diet: greens, turmeric, garlic and other suggested foods and really do believe Alisa and her team are knowledgeable and helpful. I highly suggest working with FLO and to trust in their protocol and process.