MYF 14 | How I'm Living Pain-Free with Endometriosis: Special Guest Kristy Dishmon, NTP
Welcome to Episode 14!
In this episode, we interview Kristy Dishmon, an NTP colleague of Kristin's who spent more than a decade in debilitating pain before finally being diagnosed with endometriosis. Since discovering nutrition 3 years ago, Kristy has been on an incredible journey to heal her body and reclaim her life from chronic illness. She is now living almost completely pain-free by supporting her body with nourishing foods, a healthy lifestyle, and other natural therapies. Listen in to hear her entire story, all the way from the onset of her symptoms to the specific protocol she's using today to get and stay healthy.
Kristy's miraculous health turn-around sparked a passion in her to help other women get to the root cause of their symptoms and heal from chronic illness. She received her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification in 2018 and started a nutrition practice called The Rooted Life.
Other resources we discussed:
FREE Checklist: 7 Ways to Reduce Pain & Boost Fertility with Endometriosis
Functional Lab Testing and Review Consults: https://tinyfeet.co/work-with-us
2:55 Kristy’s rocky start to life and what her health was like as a child
7:35 First symptoms of endometriosis starting at age 11
11:40 10 years later – how a seemingly unrelated issue started bringing her to the doctor frequently
16:10 Continually discussing period symptoms without any suggestion of endo from her doctors
19:40 Finally seeing a new doctor who recommended investigating endometriosis
21:15 Laparoscopic surgery a year later, receiving a definitive diagnosis, and what that felt like
24:45 Options that were presented to Kristy for her endo after surgery
29:10 Other health issues that she was experiencing along with endometriosis
31:20 Seeing a GI doctor to investigate severe gut symptoms and getting no definitive answers
34:15 Trying out a gluten and dairy free diet at the suggestion of her gynecologist
38:00 Looking deeper into nutrition and finding an NTP (Kristin) to work with
40:20 Major health discoveries Kristy made through nutritional therapy, including SIBO & parasites!
50:10 Successfully coming off of birth control after some gut healing and significant pain improvement
52:15 Implementing an AIP diet to further investigate food sensitivities and continue gut healing
58:00 Kristy’s take on other popular dietary approaches for endo
60:45 Other natural therapies that Kristy uses to manage her endo and support her healing
61:10 Acupuncture and massage
62:20 Pelvic floor therapy
64:10 Helpful herbs
66:00 Other supplements
66:30 Pooping every day! – diet and exercise help with this
69:15 Castor oil packs for liver support
71:30 The emotional struggle with having a chronic illness and how Kristy copes with it
77:20 What she wishes she would have known at the beginning of her journey
80:45 How to connect with Kristy!
81:45 Wrap-up – Get your FREE endo checklist and look into functional lab testing with us