Fatigue wasn't ever an issue now it is hard to get out of bed. Let alone go for a run.
Muscle, Nerve Pain
One of the key signs of toxicity is nerve and muscle pain.
It starts with nightmares and soon you start to experience depression and anxiety.
You are afraid to go for a run or even a walk for fear of tearing your Achilles tendon.
Have Been Floxed?
When we think of the side effects of antibiotics, we usually think of digestive disturbances and upset stomach.
What doesn’t come to mind is tendon rupture, tendonitis, nerve damage and pain, chronic fatigue, nightmares. Even hearing loss.
In April 2018 I watched my husband barely get up in the morning suffering from “burning knees”, extreme fatigue, nerve pain and ringing in the ears.
He even got golf elbow (diagnosis from his doctor) despite not playing golf or doing repetitive action using his elbow.
Funny, this cleared up after he started recovery from the initial onset of systematic tendinitis.
In 2016, the FDA issued a black box warning on just these side effects on a class of antibiotics known as Fluoroquinolones. These antibiotics are often prescribed for urinary tract infections and upper respiratory infections.
Have you been floxed? Are you ready to get started on your healing journey?
Fluoroquinolone toxicity causes many imbalances especially nutritionally. With the key areas of imbalances being increased oxidative stress, damage to gut microbiota, and damage to our mitochondrial DNA. Damage to our mitochondrial DNA eventually leads to the production of faulty mitochondria. Leading to the many symptoms of toxicity including chronic fatigue, nerve pain, and potential tendon damage.
Resolve Fluoroquinolone Toxicity
In most cases, you have gone to your doctor and he ran a few blood tests. Most came if not all, came back “normal”. But were they doing the right test?
My functional nutrition assessment is the first step in your recovery. Using integrative testing and a functional medicine approach, your imbalances and nutritional deficiencies are evaluated. From there a holistic nutrition action plan is put together to get you on your road to recovery.
The first steps towards the healing process begin by correcting imbalances and immune support. Everyone is different and finding the root cause of why your body reacted, is the first step.
Get Started on Resolving Symptoms Today!
Resolve Being Floxed!
Begin your journey today. Functional nutrition uses a whole-body approach looking for the underlying causes of your symptoms. Addressing those imbalances with your personalized nutrition plan of action.
- Healing Journey Evaluation – 1.5 Hour Consult
- Comprehensive Review of Your Health History & Profile
- Blood Lab Work Panel through Vibrant American or Lab Corp*
- Organic Acid Test – Key Test for Resolving Being Floxed
- Comprehensive Report w/Targeted Food Plan
- 20% of Dietary Supplements
*Comprehensive lab work depends on your location and access to blood draw centers. The Organic Acid Test is at a home kit. You will be sent the kit with full instructions upon payment.
Why Add On Genomic Testing?
One of the reasons that some people react to these antibiotics while others do not is due to their genes. There are many different genes variants that can impact how one can manage oxidative stress and mitochondrial health. Some of the genes involved and nutrient counterparts are:
- MTHFR – Folate, B12, B2
- FUT2 – Gut Health, B12
- SOD2- Protection for Mitochondria
- COMT, MAO-A – Mental Health
- DI01, DI02 – Thyroid Hormone
- Nutrient Metabolism – Vitamin A, D, Magnesium, Zinc
Genomics testings help us to understand why you reacted and gives us clues as to why you are having the symptoms. Along with an easy to report, your consult brings together the gene variants and how you can support them through nutrition.
Since working with Eileen, I have felt so much better. I no longer have urgent stomach issues and feel confident that I can eat before getting into the car. Was such a relief after seeing many doctors with no answers. To top it off, I lost weight, drop my blood pressure, and cholestrol. Haven't been in size 8 jeans in over 10 years. Thanks to Eileen, I am back into my skinny jeans!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are consulting in office only? Do you do virtual consulting?
My practice is currently a virtual practice where I use video/phone consults only. So you can sit back on your comfy couch and begin your transformation.
Do you take insurance?
At this point I do not take insurance and that is for two reasons. Most insurance companies do not cover nutrition consulting. The second reason is this allows me to make the best recommendation for you rather the insurance dicating those decisions as often seen with conventional healthcare.
Do you offer weight loss programs?
I have extensive experience with weight loss clients and over that time have learned that stubborn weight loss is really a symptom of hormonal imbalances. Both of my weight loss programs work with balancing your hormones and improving metabolic health leading to permanent weight loss. Please see my Metabolic Health page for more details.
Do you offer group consulting?
Yes, I do. Group consulting offers a great support system and helps to reduce costs. Since most of my programs are highly individualized, I generally do a one on one to start with and have clients meets in groups after that.
Do you offer genetic testing and evaluations?
Yes, I do! I now offer genomic panels through MaxGen and Nutrition Genomics. I also offer evaluation of other testing including 23and Me.
You can also upload your 23and Me data to Nutrition Genomoics if your testing was done prior to August, 2017. For more details check out my Nutrigenomics page.
Do you offer hormone testing?
Yes, I do. Using one of the most accurate testing for hormonal levels, DUTCH testing provides not just a testing your hormones but your adrenal health too. To learn more, please see my Restore Hormone page.
Virtual Nutrition Consulting
All of my consulting is done virtually through a HIPPA compliant platform known as Practice Better.
Not sure about my lab testing and how that is done. Most of my lab kits including genomic testing are sent to your home. Lab testing using blood or serum is done throw approved facilities.
Start your healing journey today in the comfort of your home.