Almost Immediately I Began Seeing Improvements!
"When I first came to NWC I was in serious danger. After 17 years of being a single parent and enduring chronic stress, my body was giving out. For 10 years I’d had intermittent and increasing stomach problems, aches and pains, horrible sinus infections that lasted months and a lowered immune system in general. I’d become highly prone to depression and anxiety and was diagnosed with PTSD, depression, anxiety, lactose intolerances and IBS. It had taken 10 years of ER visits for mystery abdominal pain, CT scans, ultrasounds, blood work, and even a colonoscopy before being given the answer of IBS and then I began the futile attempt to treat something the doctors didn’t even understand. After a traumatic event early in 2010, my body just said “enough.” I started losing weight fast, about 30 lbs in less than 6 months, I couldn’t eat without severe pain, my immune system crashed, I had problems sleeping, and was having multiple and major panic attacks daily, constant overwhelming anxiety, and was dangerously depressed. At the age of 35 and with 3 children to care for, my body was eating itself; my physical and emotional state was keeping me from fully functioning. I felt almost completely hopeless, and with the addition of some dangerous prescription medications from my PCP to try and alleviate these problems, I was quickly headed for emergency hospitalization. When friends and family stepped to help, my cousin introduced me to NWC and I began my journey back to health. Almost immediately I began seeing improvements. Within a couple of weeks I felt like I had taken back control of my life and body. By 6 weeks in, my worst IBS symptoms were all but gone and I began tuning in and hearing my body again since I wasn’t in constant pain anymore. My emotions became more manageable and I learned to recognize the difference between “depression , anxiety” and an allergic brain reaction to certain foods. The food/dietary changes were not hard to make and I found myself feeling cravings for healthy foods quickly, as opposed to the easy, convenient but empty foods I had been grabbing on the go. I can’t say the last 2 years have been easy. With a very hectic lifestyle, it’s still a challenge to put my health first at times. Slowly and steadily though, I have regained healthy weight levels, my “depression” is all but gone, as are all my other diagnosed illnesses. In fact, from death’s door 2 years ago, I have even carried a healthy pregnancy and delivered my 4th baby 9months ago in a wonderful home water-birth with no complications at all. My friends and family have been so amazed by my improvements that I’ve helped 4 become clients and shared referrals with countless others! Thank you NWC. You have helped me change my life."
I Kicked the Blood Pressure and Asthma Meds!
"Before I came to the NWC I had too many problems to count, and I had been deemed a medical mystery at the ripe old age of 9. I was taking more medications than any person should have to. I have always struggled with my weight trying everything from Atkins to the grapefruit diets, without any success. At just 21, I had issues with my liver and pancreas, high blood pressure, asthma, eczema, hair loss and allergies to just about everything! Needless to say, I needed a little help. This is where NWC came in; I cut out a few things in my diet and added a whole bunch, including the suggested supplements. Almost immediately I noticed that my eczema cleared up and my hands stopped cracking. I stopped feeling bloated and just, blah! I have lost 15 pounds and my hair loss has decreased significantly. I kicked the blood pressure and asthma meds, and best of all, I feel healthy, strong, and beautiful! My journey to wellness is far from over, but I know without the help of NWC I would still be an itching, wheezing, anxious, hypertensive mess!"
Not Out of Breath!
"Before coming to Nutritional Wellness Center I was feeling a general decline in my overall health. I felt out of breath too easily, had constantly aching joints, was battling not to gain weight, suffered from insomnia and motion sickness, had a lot of lower bowel gas, a perpetually constant runny nose and post nasal drip, and was frequently aware of inappropriate spikes in my heart rate. I’d been diagnosed with osteopenia and degenerative disc disease and had been receiving chiropractic treatments for years. I feel years, if not decades, younger! Within 2 days of making dietary changes my small joint pain ended completely. I eat till I’m full, whenever I’m hungry and have dropped the extra pounds and maintained my weight. I haven’t been bothered by a runny nose, post nasal drip, gas or motion sickness. I have much more energy and haven’t noticed spikes in my heart rate or feeling out of breath. I still have trouble sleeping now and then, but the episodes are less frequent. I continue treatments for my back, but have more pain-free days and my chiropractor has noticed improvements in my mobility. I just wish I’d started this program years ago!"
The Entire Experience Has Been a Life Change!
"NWC was the last resort for my husband, Mark and myself. Frankly it was hard to see how nutrition was going to solve our myriad of problems. We were already eating organically. All of our meat was grass-fed. We had cut artificial colors and sweeteners from our foods. We only ate whole grains. However, our quality of life was suffering. I was considering selling the house, because we didn’t have the energy or strength to keep up with the maintenance.
My husband, Mark, dealt with incapacitating daily migraines, nerve pain (which included numbness and buzzing). He had overwhelming fatigue and was unable to stay standing for long. Sometimes his limbs would go numb. He would have a hard time getting to a standing position. He moved like a man much older than his 40 years. Mark’s gait was slow and he was developing a limp. Overwhelming fatigue characterized his days. His cholesterol was in range of needing medication. The first round of doctors discounted and minimized his pain. The second required endless scans and tests. While they didn’t come out and say MS was a diagnosis, it was always brought up as a possibility in conversations. Anything we enjoyed was going by the wayside: hiking, fishing, kayaking. Our young children were getting a picture of their father as tired, irritable and sick.
I was experiencing dizzy spells. I found it hard to teach my elementary students without feeling this sensation multiple times daily. My lips would swell constantly. Maybe I should have been pleased to look like Angelina Jolie, but I was worried that one day my throat would swell up too. Doctors told me to take more Vitamin C. My allergies were out of control. Since the age of 16, I had dealt with severe and life-limiting gastrointestinal problems. My skin was dry, and I was very prone to eczema. Blood sugar problems would plague me daily as well. As a result, I would feel weak and shaky. My heart would pound. I would try to compensate by eating something and invariably I would feel a sugar high. I had brain fog and trouble thinking. Weight was an issue as well. I couldn’t lose weight, in fact I was gaining no matter how much I exercised or deprived myself. Going to the Nutritional Wellness Center meant a new lifestyle. We never would have discovered what we needed to do using traditional medical and nutritional advice. We were slogging through a variety of specialists: ENT’s, neurologists, hematologists, oncologists, cardiologists…
It has been a year, but we are seeing the other side of things. Mark has monthly migraines, instead of daily. When he does have them, he can usually get them under control. He has more energy and stamina and recently went to Haiti where he worked on a 10 day church mission trip. The days there were intensive and he helped with construction on a church and school and played with the Haitian children. His cholesterol is in normal range and he has lost 25 pounds. This past summer he totally re-did our bathroom, including sheet rocking, painting, tiling etc. Mark is beginning to do things again such as: fishing, archery and photography.
Most of my issues are well under control. My lips don’t swell anymore because I cut preservatives and colors from my diet. My eczema and skin conditions have improved. After learning how to eat for my body, I never deal with blood sugar problems. As a result, I don’t have the amount of mood swings that were a part of my daily life. The stomach problems I used to experience are stabilized. I have lost 20 pounds and feel much stronger. My dizziness has dropped by about 75% and this alone had improved my ability to be a mother and a teacher.
The entire experience has been a life change. Our eleven year old son and eight year old daughter see NWC too. They are also experiencing many health benefits within a short period of time. This has meant a drastic change in how we cook, where we get our food and what we eat. However, once we committed we realized that the food from our previous diet wasn’t as satisfying as it used to be. Our bodies crave the nutrients from natural and whole foods. We can’t imagine going back to our old habits and giving up the improvements we have made."
Allergies are MUCH Better!
"When I first came to NWC, I couldn’t get to sleep at night, suffered from arthritis, stomach reflux, high cholesterol and allergies. My goals were to lose weight and stop taking all my medicines. After a year, I have lost over 20 lbs and have stopped taking all my medicines. All my ailments have improved greatly. I can now sleep much better, stomach reflux has decreased greatly, allergies are much better but not completely gone, arthritis has decreased. Now that I have changed my way of eating I have much more energy and feel much better about myself."