Cardiovascular

My Blood Pressure is Normal!

"I had had a heart attack 4 months before beginning a program at Nutritional Wellness Center. I was on 6 medications and was limited to only walking for exercise. I had high blood pressure despite taking blood pressure medication.  Now I am now down to 4 medications and in 2 months I will be on 2 medications. My blood pressure is normal. My heart ultrasound went from 30-40 to 45 (50-55 is normal). I am jogging, lifting weights and my blood sugar is normal. I lost 10 lbs. and I need less sleep. I definitely am well on the way to full heart function!"

 

 

I Narrowly Escaped 'The Big One'!

"I’m 49 years old and have had great success treating several serious medical issues with the expert help and guidance from the Nutritional Wellness Center.  As a result of my experience, and the experiences of many others,  I highly recommend the Nutritional Wellness Center.  They have had a significant impact on my life and I’m sure they will do the same for you.  If you learn anything from my experience, it should be don’t wait to get started.  Your current illness could be an advance symptom of more serious things to come.  That was the situation in my case.

 

I led what I thought was a pretty healthy lifestyle.  My father had a major heart attack when he was only 48 years old.  So I knew there was a good chance I could have problems later in life if I didn’t take care of myself.  All my adult life I’ve exercised and followed the standard nutritional guideline recommendations for eating “healthy”.  I generally followed a low fat, high carb diet.  Every morning for the past 25 years, I started each day by drinking a large fruit shake.   I had also been taking daily vitamin supplements for over 20 years.  Almost two years ago, I went to see my primary care physician for a flare up of Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS).  I’ve had IBS on and off for 30 years, in addition to GERD (acid reflux) for 15 years, and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (inflammation of the Esophagus).  My doctor recommended I try treating the IBS with the help of the Nutritional Wellness Center.  He said several of his patients had gone there for treatment of IBS and had great success.  He even gave me the Nutritional Wellness Center’s brochure and encouraged me to follow up with them.  

 

Unfortunately, the Nutritional Wellness Center was located in another city, 45 minutes away from me.  So I decided to postpone my visit for a while and try some other more convenient approaches to get my IBS under control.  Over the next year, the more convenient approaches failed, but I still didn’t bother following up with the Nutritional Wellness Center because of the distance.  This past year I noticed some chest pain. (One month after having an annual physical and being given a clean bill of health.)   It turned out I had a 95-98% blockage of a major artery that required immediate corrective action with a stent.  I had no other advance warning symptoms before the chest pain and the cardiologist said I narrowly escaped 'the big one'. 

 

After the stent procedure my cardiologist wanted me to begin taking a statin medication.  I researched statins and found there are significant negative long-term side effects associated with taking statin drugs.  So I decided taking a statin would not be the best approach for me. Instead, I decided to try using a nutritional approach to improve my cholesterol levels, without all the potential negative side effects of using a statin.  What I wasn’t sure about was which nutritional approach would be best for me.   There are tons of conflicting studies, recommendations, and information on nutrition.  I recognized I needed expert advice and guidance.  So, a year after it was recommended by my doctor, I finally enlisted the support of the Nutritional Wellness Center.

 

I presented Tara and Aaron with my list of issues; coronary blockage, heart palpitations, IBS,  Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and GERD.  Based on their analysis, they created a personalized nutrition and supplement program to address my specific health needs.  That was only the beginning.  Tara and Aaron became my own personal health and nutrition support team.  They educated me on why my past “healthy” choices weren’t actually healthy, and showed me what choices were “healthy”.  They provided me with data and study references to support their recommendations.  A big difference I noticed with Tara and Aaron is they focus on fixing the primary causes of our health problems and not just the symptoms.  Unfortunately, many doctors focus on treating your symptoms and not the primary cause of your symptoms.  The treatment of the symptoms is often only temporary, since the underlying problem is not fixed.  Plus the treatment (i.e. statins) used to address the symptom can often lead to more problems in the future."

 

 

My Cardiologist Advised Me to Continue Following Nutritional Wellness Center Recommendations!

"After only four months of working with Nutritional Wellness Center and following their recommendations and nutritional guidance, my results speak for themselves:

 

IBS - Significantly Reduced (something I haven’t been able to achieve in 30 years of attempted treatments)

GERD - Significantly Reduced

Eosinophilic Esophagitis - Gone (based on medical testing done last month)

Heart Palpitations - Gone

Coronary Arteries - See the lab results below

Cholesterol

Triglycerides

HDL

LDL 

Cholesterol/HDL Ratio

4/29/11

Pre-NWC

    225

    170

      42

    149

        5.4

     9/24/11

4 Months after

 starting NWC

        214

          69

          58

        142

            3.7

Change

     5%

   59%

   38%

     5%

   31%

I recently began working with a new doctor for a cardiac follow-up.  After reviewing the results of my work with the Nutritional Wellness Center, he told me he was really impressed with what we achieved and said he “applauds” the work done by the Nutritional Wellness Center.  He advised me to continue following their recommendations.

 

My daughter is currently undergoing her initial analysis by the Nutrition Wellness Center.  My wife mentioned this to the office manager at the largest children’s medical practice in our area.  The office manager told my wife she has heard great things about the Nutritional Wellness Center from her friends that have gone there.  My kids’ guidance counselor also mentioned the Nutritional Wellness Center and the great results they have been able to achieve.  Keep in mind we live 45 minutes away, in another city.   So the word is getting out.

 

Last but not least is the outstanding support I receive from Nutritional Wellness Center. They make you feel welcome, supported, and cared for the second you walk into their office.  They talk with you in layman's terms so you don’t feel the need to grab a medical dictionary or an interpreter.  They become your own personal support team to help you achieve better health.  The kind of results I’ve achieved with the Nutritional Wellness Center makes me wonder if I could have avoided my major artery blockage by going to the Nutritional Wellness Center a year earlier, when my doctor first recommended them.  No one can say for sure, but based on my experience and results so far, I know the probability of getting the blockage would have been significantly less.  So learn from me and don’t wait to get started with the Nutritional Wellness Center." 

 

 

It's a New World for Me!

"I felt pretty terrible. I was over weight, had problems falling asleep, was depressed, and had very little energy. I had acid reflux/indigestion. I knew I had to change the direction that my health was going as I am a ten year heart attack and upper spinal fusion survivor. Slowly over the last ten years my weight has increased and yet I had been going to the gym 3 times a week and was eating a low fat diet. I also was taking 5 cardiac related pills a day. Pain is something that I just got used to in the last ten years.  Nutritional Wellness Center had me cut out 4 items from my diet and I have lost 50 lbs in about 6 months. I now have no problem falling asleep, have no more indigestion/ acid reflux, have plenty of energy, and most importantly I am no longer depressed. I have reduced some of the dosages of my cardiac drugs. My pain has diminished too. I feel as if my life has started over. It is a new world for me as I had the previous 10 years invested in feeling miserable and being in pain, so now that I am feeling good and still not quite used to it, now the real work on healing for me can begin.

Well on the Way to Full Heart Function!

" I had a heart attack 4 months before beginning a program at NWC. I was on 6 medications and was limited to only walking for exercise. I had high blood pressure despite taking blood pressure medication. Now, I am down to 4 medications and in 2 months I will be on 2 medications. My blood pressure is normal. My heart ultrasound went from 30-40 to 45 (50-55 is normal). I am jogging, lifting weights and my blood sugar is normal. I lost 10 lbs. and I need less sleep. I definitely am well on the way to full heart function!

Wellness For Life!!!

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