Owen is an intelligent, athletic 12 year old boy. He has been raised by health conscious parents in a loving, creative environment. Owen likes to surf, ride horses, and spend time with his friends. When Owen was sent to me he was having full-body hives and some emotional upset around school. At first the hives were coming on only at night but they had started appearing during the afternoons as well. Together we discovered a mild pre-diabetic sugar sensitivity and a malfunctioning carbohydrate metabolism. After working together for three weeks rebuilding his gut and temporarily altering his diet, he is hive-free, feeling more comfortable at school, and able to eat normally again.** Case studies are based on actual people, however, names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.