Rachel Down Health Transformation
Rachel Down Health Transformation.
"I started Boil and Broth back in 2017 by selling my bone broth soup in ice cream containers to friends and family who were keen to give them a try after they had witnessed my health transformation. I lost a total of 6 stone over 2 years when I cleaned up my digestive system and included new foods into my diet.
In 2014, I gave birth to my first child Jack. At the time I weighed over 100kgs and had been plagued by a number of health problems, such as frequent UTI’s, vaginal thrush, IBS, fatigue, weight gain and more. I regularly visited the doctor to seek help for my issues, but was unable to get to the bottom of what was causing my problems. I then gave birth to my second child Skarlette, but my health problems continued most of which plagued my digestive system. I became intolerant to so many foods, that I didn’t know what to eat. Often, I was left crying and feeling at a loss, because I did not know how to get my health back."
Candida Overgrowth Discovery
“In 2017, I gave up on the doctors and decided to start my own research. The journey of my health problems led me to discover gut health. I learned about the gut microbiome, about inflammation and how certain foods might be able to help me. I started to make bone broth, but couldn’t drink it so added it to a soup. I ate the soup every day and followed a strict Candida diet that I designed myself. I took a few supplements to help with digestion, liver function and drawing out toxins. I also discovered probiotics but couldn’t afford to buy the expensive ones too frequently, and that was when I found out about fermented foods. Keen to ensure that I was getting enough of the good bacteria into my gut, I stumbled across water kefir juice. I was unable to buy it easily in the UK, so I started to make it myself. Daily, I would eat my broth soup and drink my kefir and within 12 weeks my infections stopped, my digestive issues cleared up and I lost 2.5 stone in weight. I continued with my new way of eating and over 9 months, I lost 4 stone resulting in a total of 6 stone weight loss over 2 years. I am now the healthiest, strongest and fittest that I have ever been.”
I am now on a mission to raise awareness about Candida overgrowth. Having spoken to many women, and sometimes men, Candida causes so many problems for people and it is going undiagnosed. It’s important I get my story and my products out there to the people who need them. I have become so passionate about health, that I am dedicating my life to helping others with their own health issues. I am keen to learn more about health science and am now studying a Health Science Degree, so that I can underpin my knowledge and hopefully share some theories and science with others who can use the information to bring back their own health.
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