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Healthy guts for every body—SIBO and beyond
I help those with SIBO and GERD and other digestive disorders, and anyone who wants to reap the 'inside-out' health benefits of a happier gut
To my clients out there––those I know and those I haven't yet met––to my neighbors and fellow souls, all of you with unhappy bellies: I hear you, I know you're there. You have struggled to figure out how to eat, how not to hurt, how to be taken seriously, losing months, years and even decades wandering in the medical wilderness in the process.
Got diagnosed with IBS? Useful to know what you don't have, perhaps, but not helpful to learn what you do have:
"...a chronic condition that you'll need to manage long-term" (mayoclinic.com).
Yikes! (I don't believe that, by the way...)
Got diagnosed with SIBO? Lucky that you even got tested––so many don't even get that far.
We all just want to get back 'home' and get well.
My original 'unhappy belly' belonged to Sam, my adult son who carried a troubled stomach back from his life abroad, afflicted with what I now suspect was post-infectious IBS after a nasty case of food poisoning.
Back in the US, Sam wandered in that same wilderness you all know so well, bouncing from doctor to doctor, antibiotic to antibiotic, diet to supplement to herb to probiotic. I felt powerless to help him, though he ultimately got better after about a decade with this malaise nibbling at the edges of his life.
You know those signs that read “Drive as if your child lives here”? You get a little ‘Ping!’ of resonance and slow the car with your empathy stirred, your heart a little bit more open.
Sam is my ‘Ping!’ for every unhappy belly out there. Let me help you out of the wilderness, as I am now trained to do.
I'm here to help if you have struggled to figure things out on your own, or have left your doctor's office with a list of low-FODMAP foods and a 'Good luck', after your treatment 'failed'. I suggest, however, that it is the current approach to treating SIBO that is failing the patient.
Louise Beach, MS, CNS
Indulging a long-held fascination with the science (and art) behind optimal health after a career in music as a teacher and award-winning composer, I obtained my masters in Clinical Nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and my CNS certification after 1000 hours of clinical supervision. I now consult with clients in my Pleasantville, NY office or via telehealth.
Whether someone comes to me with a straightforward goal or with a complex set of issues, I reflect at length about the best way to help them, employing the latest evidence-based research, whole, plant-rich foods (when possible), herbal teas, mind-body practices and the judicious use of supplements as powerful tools that can help favorably shift imbalances. I aim do ‘less’ in terms of bells and whistles, in order to accomplish ‘more’ in terms of profound and lasting changes.
We all operate best in a landscape of hope, rather than in a place of fear or despair. Biochemically, this truth is played out in our hearts, our thoughts and emotions; those messages of hope and safety–or fear and despair–are conveyed through chemical signals into our very cells. My goal is to support you in body, mind and spirit to the best of my abilities, to usher in healing that begins at the cellular level.
This is why offering hope to all who come to my door is central to the way I practice. It is not done glibly, but from a deep well of belief in the body’s innate power to heal that was distilled from my own experience.