Aug 19, 2020
Rebekah Farmer drops by the show today to talk about her journey battling autoimmune disease on Episode 1669 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.
“Keto was wonderful and changed so many things, but I still had issues. I was constantly choosing hyper-palatable foods.”
– Rebekah Farmer
Rebekah Farmer (@tailoredketohealth) was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 6th grade. In seventh grade, she ran into chronic pain. She was rushed to the emergency room with severe chest pains, and left with a diagnosis of costochondritis and degenerative disc. She was then diagnosed with OCD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, Narcolepsy, and a myriad of digestive issues such as gastroparesis, IBS, IBD, slow transit colon, Celiac and diverticulitis. Rebekah started regular Chiropractic treatments to address scoliosis and chronic pain. She went through multiple rounds of physical therapy, but symptoms continued to worsen. Shortly after graduating high school, she ran into chronic adrenal fatigue, crippling anxiety and pain so bad that she was bed bound. She had difficulty breathing, with frequent episodes of near- suffocation.
Desperate and afraid, she knew that she needed to dig deeper. She ventured to uncover the root of her issues, working with multiple functional medicine doctors, and embarked on a more strict/ personalized version of the ketogenic diet. She was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease, ulcerative colitis, Addisons, Hashimotos hypothyroid, CREST scleroderma, and a central nervous system disorder called Central Sensitization Syndrome (see youtube video by Dr. Sletten of Mayo Clinic). With Keto, various supplements, and support she was able to get off of Adderal, Clonazepam, and Ambien after being dependent on them for 13 years. She gained energy and focus, and reversed Hashimotos! Her cystic acne also cleared completely. She was only just beginning to break free from the cage that she became burrowed into after years of quick “fixes” and excessive rounds of antibiotics ordered by traditional med doctors. Rebekah has continued to strip off the band-aids to uncover the sources and contributors to systemic disease that almost took her life, and more importantly her hope and joy.
Listen in today as Jimmy and Rebekah dip deeply into her story and the fascinating truths she learned about the healing power of keto and her faith.