I began working with Diane Trumble early in my second pregnancy with the Specific Carbohydrates Diet (similar to the GAPS diet). I have Celiac disease and at that point had been gluten free for 6 years. I was much improved from the Gluten Free diet but was having a host of new or continuing aggravating health issues including hypoglycemia, fatigue, immunity problems, ongoing digestion issues and stomach pains, nutritional deficits, and fertility issues.
My first pregnancy also was a very difficult one after with many risky conditions for mom and baby resulting in an unhealthy baby with serious GI, heart, and allergic issues. We were lucky she survived the pregnancy at all. I wanted this pregnancy to be different and for my own health to improve. I have to admit, although I was open to new ideas in nutrition, I was a bit resistant to the idea of the SCD diet (Specific Carbohydrates Diet) as it seemed so extreme and I was pregnant, raising a not yet 2 year old with health issues and was very overwhelmed. But Diane clearly explained the benefit of the diet for me and the developing baby. She helped me to understand how my diet needed to change as healthy as it was from the outside, monitored my diet and vitamin/supplement intake and made recommendations on supplements that would be safe for pregnancy and beneficial for my unique situation. Diane also really helped with meal planning with all sorts of creative recipes and cookbook recommendations. As I went along under Diane’s guidance, I began to get the hang of this diet, I started to feel more in control of my gestational diabetes and my digestion and energy improved immensely. I felt the healing. I couldn’t have done this without her!
I ended up having a healthy pregnancy and baby, and continued on the diet. My blood levels improved, my hypoglycemia that I had before pregnancy nearly disappeared in time, and my digestion and stomach issues much improved along with my immune functions and fatigue. Over the years, Diane has given me added tips or new information and research that applied to me which has always been very helpful. Diane is extremely knowledgeable in her field and has tons of information for your individual needs. She is easy to work with as she is very supportive, caring, enjoyable, and you feel you can trust what she is telling you. I truly believe this diet healed my gut as best that it can be healed and in turn took care of other health issues. It is now a way of life for me. I am so thankful for having met her and having the good fortune of working with her as this diet was life changing for me.
Thanks to Diane and a half hour of her wisdom that she shared with me, I was able to completely change my mindset toward food and cooking. I had gotten bored with what I was eating, had no motivation to cook anymore and was resentful of any time I spent cooking. Using empathy and compassion, she explained her approach to food and nourishing my body and my life, and being mindful and grateful. I don’t know how she did it, but I am now happy to cook and my family is volunteering to help and the resentment is gone.