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IBS Awareness Month | Andrea’s Personal Story

Feature, Gut Health & IBS | April 3, 2017

A young girl feeding her father a nutritious homemade sandwich.
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Ok guys. I rarely go into much details about my personal life in counselling unless I see it of the utmost benefit to my clients. Because in all reality – counselling is about you, not me.

HOWEVER. April is IBS Awareness Month – and my MISSION is to remove the stigma around IBS.

  • 13-20% of Canadians have IBS
  • It is NOT a diagnosis of exclusion – rather – real symptoms to match a real diagnosis
  • Many times clients come to me have been told ‘IBS is all in your head’. The stigma breaks my heart that they’re so afraid to talk about their disease!
  • Time to diagnosis from symptom onset is GREATER than 6 years. 6 years with digestive issues. No answers. Feeling unheard. This is unacceptable!

By building awareness, we can ensure more people get the right diagnosis and treatment.

SO! I recorded my very first ‘vlog’. I’m no stranger to the camera – in fact – webinars and public speaking is some of my most FAVORITE work.

So here is MY STORY.

If you’d like to join in this movement, get on social media using the hashtag #IBSAwarenessMonth and #IBelieveInYourStory.

Stay tuned all of April for all the great content I have planned for you, and be SURE To follow me on Facebook to stay in the loop!

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