I had been ill for years, back and forth to doctors, all sorts of tests, scans and scopes. No-one could find out what was wrong with me, yet I was constantly feeling ill. I clearly remember the doctor's face when he saw me and the look of "not you again". I started feeling like they thought that I was a hypochondriac.
I remember lying on the bed one Saturday morning and my husband asking if we could take the kids out for the day. I felt so tired - it was like I was taking my last breath. And to be honest, I would have been happy to do so. By that point I was too tired to even fight back.
After years of battling with extreme exhaustion, nausea, ear itching, vaginal infections (the list of my symptoms are endless), a friend referred me to a homeopath. Honestly I was very skeptical, but so desperate that I made an appointment and went to see the alternative healer.
This is when I was told that I had Candida. I had no clue what this was, or the effect Candida has on the body and even life itself.
As soon as I got back from seeing the homeopath, I started googling what Candida was. It was such an awesome feeling knowing that what I was experiencing was not in my head, that I was not a hypochondriac, and that others were suffering from the same thing. While googling I came across Paula’s website Whole Intentions. Reading about her moment in the restaurant, the tears just welled up (and they still do) at the thought of someone knowing and understanding what I am going through. She gets me.
It's difficult to put into words what Paula has done for me. She gave me my life back. I was ready to take my last breath and Paula made me take my first breath to a Candida-free life. She laid the pathway and I just had to walk it. Paula’s Kicking Candida program is easy to follow and most of all it works. She's is always there to support and advise.
Paula unselfishly gives of herself to help others by sharing her personalised, hands-on, step-by-step guide to curing Candida. Not only have I overcome candida using Paula’s program, but the weight has just fallen off. When I met Paula I wore a size 14, I’m now down to a size 8.
The best part about Paula’s program is that it's inspired by her own life experience and her battle with candida. It makes a difference when your mentor knows what you are going through and the struggles you face on your journey. If you are battling with candida, this is the program for you. It works and it's easy to follow.
I love all of this, which I can't believe I'm saying, because I have always HATED anything to do with changing how I eat or trying to lose weight. I feel great, and for the first time ever I have things broken down into little steps for me.
My food cravings are literally the lowest they've been for as long as I can remember. I also notice that I feel a mild aversion to a lot of the junky foods. Not always, but I thought it was crazy that even though I ate a brownie, I didn't enjoy the taste of it. Which made it all the more disappointing that I didn't resist it!
The meal plan looks incredible. I'm printing out the pages, and when we get back I'll try to incorporate as much of it as I can. But starting immediately I'll make the changes you listed on the protocol and start trying to eat according to the broader guidelines you sent.
I wanted to mention that I'm feeling better than I've felt in a while. I don't know if it's mainly one thing or a combination, but in the two weeks since I started I've been sleeping better, my energy is a tad bit higher, and I've lost 10 pounds. So, I'm excited and very grateful.
After so many years of feeling terribly out of control, I can hardly describe how good it feels to have someone help make a plan for me to start regaining control. Alyssa T.
What I appreciate and love most about Paula is her passion for helping others live a healthier, more nourished life. There are so many of us who are in need of mentors to help guide us and encourage us on our path to improved health and wellness.
Paula is by far one of my favorite healthy living coaches, which is why I’ve pointed so many of my friends and readers to her, and continually recommend her.Kelly S., author, blogger at The Nourishing Home
Paula has laid such a good foundation for us to grow from. She is always there to help and guide us along the way.
Trust me, I had many weak days and I had to fight many demons to push through, but it eventually sunk in that we are not on a diet - it's a way of life.
Find the foods and exercises that you are most comfortable with and make it part of your lifestyle. Never give up, regardless of how hopeless you are feeling, perseverance and dedication does pay off.
I have been blessed to know Paula almost my whole life. Her knowledge is endless on Candida and an overall more natural way of living. She is quick to help and answer any questions! I love her practical approach! She comes at it from a realistic way of dealing with it all. She's a mother with a full quiver and she knows how difficult that can be when trying to balance a healthy way of living.
She is one of the most dedicated people I've ever met. She does research on everything so you know if she recommends something that it really is the best option. She has a beautiful and kind heart which is expressed in her hard work of putting all of these things together so we can have access to all we need to fight Candida right at our finger tips. Leah S., mother of one
Paula has been extremely helpful and down to earth in our conversations about food and exercise. She is patient with all my questions and thorough in her answers.
I don’t consider myself a ‘foodie’ and appreciate that she encourages me to do the best that I can with the budget we have set for our family for food. After our talks I always feel encouraged to keep going and making wise choices for my family and myself.
When things don’t seem to be helping me reach my goals, she helps me try to figure out what the problem is! She's been a valuable resource in the areas of nutrition and exercise! Gail H., mother of five