I started having tummy troubles over three years ago. For a while, I just lived with it, but then it started to get worse and worse. It affected my everyday life. Finally, I went to the doctor about it and was told I had IBS. But everything that is recommended for those with IBS just didn’t help. I saw two nutritionists before finding Sahar. The advice I got was basically to keep cutting foods that caused me problems. I did that but didn’t get any better. By the time I had my first appointment with Sahar I was eating five foods: boiled chicken, carrots, zucchini, spinach, and kale.
As a functional nutritionist, Sahar first focused on healing. She recommended supplements and teas that would help heal my gut. After some time of healing, I was able to start introducing other vegetables into my diet. Slowly but surely, I was even able to add sweet potatoes, potatoes, some cooked fruit, and even gluten-free grains. I was doing much better but still had daily pain and trouble. Sahar recommended some testing that would hopefully help to clarify what my problem was so I could continue to heal. We found I had a bacterial imbalance and Sahar implemented changes in supplements and probiotic foods to help me combat the issue. Now a little over a year later, I am no longer in constant pain and am actually able to eat foods that the rest of my family will eat too! Without Sahar and her functional nutrition approach, I would still be eating nothing but my homemade boiled veggie and chicken soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She has helped me be able to live again and I am eternally grateful!