Dr. Ross changed my daughters life! She is 11 now but her problems started very young. As a baby she was often uncomfortable with stomach pressure. Around age 4 we switched from regular milk to Almond milk and that helped but the stomach issues continued. By age 6, she was crying at night saying she had headaches and stomachaches, so we proceeded to have several ultra sounds and tests done. The best they could come up with was constipation. They put her on several medications which I knew not only weren’t good for her, they also weren’t helping. In second grade she developed Alopecia and Dermographism, at the time we still hadn’t made a connection to food allergies. By fourth grade her stomach aches and headaches took over her life. She was always sick and at this point, the stomach pain was getting unbearable. She was afraid to go anywhere without me. She skipped parties and didn’t want to go to sleepovers, afraid she would get sick and be away from home. She was up most nights curled up in a ball on the couch, often in tears. We proceed again to have many tests done just to come back with the same diagnosis, constipation. I knew this wasn’t the problem, we ate a healthy diet and the better we ate the worse it got.
I found another doctor that ran a food allergy panel, why this wasn’t done before I have no idea. She reacted to 70 of 90 foods and I was told that she was not only intolerant to these foods but because it had gone on so long, she had leaky gut. The doctor said the leaky gut could take a very long time to heal and that she needed to be on expensive shakes and vitamins. I spent hundreds of dollars only for the shakes to make her even sicker. She would try to drink one and instantly her stomach would hurt. We stopped the shakes but completely changed our foods, no dairy, egg, gluten, the list goes on. She was doing so much better and we realized this was life now. All this time, pain, tests and money spent and it was food that was making her sick.
We were about 6 months into this new lifestyle when a friend of mine found Dr. Ross. I have to say that I was very skeptical, even when the referral was coming from someone I knew. How is this possible that this one Dr. can “clear food allergies” when other doctors couldn’t even diagnose them. I was willing to try anything, so I scheduled her an appointment. The difference was amazing after the first appointment. She “cheated” and tried a few foods that he had cleared and didn’t have any problems. We proceed with her final appointments before trying to much.
Two days after her last appointment she was walking through the kitchen and stopped, looked up at me and said, “mom, I have never felt this good in my entire life”. It was a moment I will never forget.
She can now eat anything she wants to eat, all of the headaches and stomach aches are completely gone. She has more energy than ever before and just feels like an 11 year old should feel. We can not even begin to thank Dr. Ross enough!!