I've been an OTR driver for 24 years and have struggled with weight loss, tried all the fad diets and as usual was disappointed. I ordered Gut Instinct and when I received it I just sorta glanced at it then put it down. Then one day I decided to read it. No fad diet just clean eating so I used the advice in the book and have been losing weight ever since. Lost 20 lbs so far. Thank you Carolyn for this great guide.
First I am terrible at spelling! I blame this on being left handed and my creative brain being in charge thus my creative spelling.
This time last year I was taking an antidepressant(2009), Lorazepam for anxiety, an inhaler for asthma ( because Docs were not sure if I really had anxiety or asthma or both so they treated both!) a sleeping pill, (maybe Lunesta), using a CPAP (2016) and my synthroid for under active thyroid(since 2005).
I weighed about 175 and gaining.
In March of 2017 I was sick of it. I stared to tapper myself off the antidepressant, sleeping pill and Lorazepam, by the end of April I was down to just one lorazepam at bedtime. The withdrawals from the antidepressant lasted for months. would come and go as they pleased.
(In about August when I saw my Dr. he wrote me a new antidepressant prescription! I didn't fill it. and I was up to 185! so I took about three weeks worth of Fin Fin? lost 10 lbs quick. but it was difficult to sleep on this stuff not to mention how terrible it was for me but I was desperate. Before taking it I had started exercising regularly, took a 6 week boot camp.....was more careful about what I was eating but nothing was working.
Then September!! Was our first phone call with you! now.......
I am 150 lbs (size 12 was getting snug now an 8 fits great) I never felt hungry...not at all! I never felt like I was on a diet.
I take my synthroid and do use my cpap but not as often and I don't have to wear if for as long. If I go to sleep with out it I feel ok but for now I think I feel better if I wear it for part of the night.
I do plan on reading up on iodine for my thyroid.
No more antidepressant, no more anxiety pills, no more inhalers, no more dangerous diet pills and cut way back on my need for the cpap.
I am so thankful for all of your help, I'm not eating a perfect diet 100% of the time but wow......I love the changes you have helped us make and the new found awareness of how different foods effect each of us differently. I can't thank you enough!
For years I had been suffering from muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, shakiness, and a whole number of strange maladies. I had been to numerous doctors with diagnoses varying between fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, atypical multiple sclerosis, to "you just need to exercise". I was prescribed pain relievers, muscle relaxers, antidepressants, and even swim therapy. I continued to get worse. I met Carolyn, then I began to mention some of my health problems. Carolyn always listened to everything I had to say, and then she would make suggestions as to some natural things that might help. She also suggested that I might have had a mold exposure. After discussing that, she zeroed in on Lyme disease. She recommended a Lyme Dr. and it turns out that I did indeed have chronic Lyme disease, along with a blood clotting disorder and a mold exposure. I would have never learned these things had it not been for Carolyn's guidance. I truly believe I would still be very sick had it not been for her advice. I am still learning how to live healthier and to think of more natural ways to heal. Carolyn is always there to help with and questions that I might have and just to listen when I need her to. I am very blessed to call her my friend.
Christie Home school mom of 5
As a healthcare provider, I’ve been a practicing physician’s assistant for the past 31 years. It’s been a pleasure to work with Carolyn during that time. I also consider it my fortune to have learned and benefited from her vast knowledge. Amazingly, I’ve been impressed and taken aback with her intuitiveness and seemingly innate awareness concerning the complexities of the human body systems and their functions. Her own personal story has led her down a life-changing path that focuses on a holistic, integrative approach to improving health. Not surprisingly, I’ve encouraged her to share her passion about understanding and applying all information that will assist others in achieving a healthy lifestyle. She is a credit to the alternative healthcare profession.
Tom PA-C (Physician Assistant)
I want to thank Life Coach Service for the help that I got. I feel so much better about myself than I ever have. I deal with life’s struggles so well now and the future looks good. I highly recommend Coach Carolyn.
Driver from Nashville, TN
Working with Carolyn has been an investment in my mind, body and spirit.
While in crisis, Carolyn's love and healing practice helped me overcome tremendous
health and emotional obstacles. Her support for me was constant; I never felt a
speck of judgment, but rather a sense of weightlessness after each session. She
has a real gift for listening and an innate understanding of the body as a whole
unit and its ability to heal when given what it needs. I am eternally grateful for
Carolyn and her God-given gifts.
Teacher in Alabama
Carolyn is like a breath of fresh air. She is real. no sugar coating tells it like it is using solid guidance and sound direction while genuinely caring about her customers. Having lived through tough times she is able to use herself as an example proving it can be done. i totally recommend Carolyn whether it is her book Gut Instinct or her life coach services. You will be very happy to have her expertise advice in your life
Ginger Starcher Truck Driver
Just wanted to let you know what your book did for me . Before reading it , I drank forty to sixty ounces of diet soda per day. After reading the part where you challenged the reader to look up what aspartame was made of, I did so, and became angry that the mega corps would be putting that crap into our food source.I never bought another diet soda again after that. I've drank , maybe ten sodas in the last five months, and the weight just keep dropping. I'm now at my lowest weight in sixteen years, and all I really did was quit sodas, and sugary snacks, while making water my drink of choice.There were also some documentaries on Net Flix I watched while I was home recovering from a workplace injury , which bolstered my resolve. One was an expose' on the sugar industry called "Sugar Coated", and one was Michael Pollen's " In Defense of Food", which distills the game plan down to two sentences, "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants," and, "Make water your drink of choice." Denise then quit drinking soda around three months ago, and the weight is falling off of her too. It's like someone gave us our forties back, just without teenagers. Thank you so much for your advocacy.
May God Bless You,
Paul Marhoefer Truck Driver/Entertainer