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 two 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, I 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 and my arthritis has decreased. Now that I have changed my way of eating I have much more energy and feel much better about myself."