I Had Taken Back Control of My Life and Body!
When I first came to Nutritional Wellness Center 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 diagnosis of IBS. Then I began the futile attempt of trying 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 pounds in less than six 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 three 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 Nutritional Wellness Center 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 six 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 two 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 two years ago, I have even carried a healthy pregnancy and delivered my 4th baby nine months 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 four of them become clients and shared referrals with countless others! Thank you Nutritional Wellness Center, you have helped me change my life."
I Have Started to Regain My Health!
"For years I have been very tired with a history of yeast infections, PMS, difficult periods, vitiligo, poor sleep patterns, acid reflux as well as vomiting more recently. I have gone to nutritionists and have tried numerous vitamins, and herbs, etc. I would see some improvement but nothing was lasting. Now, I am doing much better for the four months that I’ve been seeing Nutritional Wellness Center, I was determined to put 100% of my effort into their program and have felt from day 1 that my problems were pinpointed correctly using NRT, whole food supplements and encouragement from Nutritional Wellness Center. I have started to regain my health. I’m excited to see how the next four months will be! Thanks everyone at Nutritional Wellness Center!!"
They Focus on Fixing the Primary Causes of Our Health Problems and Not Just the Symptoms!
"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’ve 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.
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 lab results and full testimonial on "Cardiovascular Page"]"
No More Indigestion/Acid Reflux!
"I felt pretty terrible. I was overweight, 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 three times a week and was eating a low fat diet. I also was taking five cardiac related pills a day. Pain is something that I just got used to in the last ten years. NWC had me cut out four items from my diet and I have lost 50 pounds in about six 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 spent the previous 10 years invested in feeling miserable and being in pain. Now that I am feeling good but still not quite used to it. Now the real work on healing for me can begin."
What Was It Like Before You Came To See Us?
"Before I came to the Nutritional Wellness Center, I was addicted to sugar and had indigestion all the time. I ate a lot
of grains and breads. I was unhealthy. I could not lose weight no matter how much I exercised. Now I feel a lot better. My sugar craving is under control and indigestion is gone for the most part. I am more conscious of grains and breads. I am trying to eat more vegetables, fruits and grass-fed meat. My energy level is so much better – not so tired all the time. I am so thankful for my practitioner, Cindy Davis. She has helped me a lot. Always patient and kind. Love her!
I hope to see more improvement during my next 12 visits. Thank you!"
My Digestion is Under Control!
"I had very uncomfortable digestive problems, anxiety that kept me awake most nights, and I was exhausted all the time. I have never felt like my body could reach its full potential. It was as if I was trying to run through the mud each day. I even had mono four times. Now, I have adjusted my diet and feel so much better after I eat. My digestion is under control. Although I still have some anxiety, I am sleeping every night. My moods are more stable and my energy levels are significantly better. I am no longer "running through mud". Not only have I avoided a re-occurrence of mono, I haven't even gotten a cold."
My GERD is so Much Better!
"I had no idea how many things were wrong in my body! When I came to NWC, it was with the goal of improving my IBS and reducing the number of migraines and headaches I was getting each week. I have had severe IBS symptoms since I was a child and I was officially diagnosed with IBS in 2003. I haven’t been able to digest properly since then and I have had severe GERD, abdominal pains, bloating, cramping, and gas for over 15 years. I thought that was “normal” and that I’d have to live like that for the rest of my life.
About 10 years ago, I started getting headaches that continued to increase in severity and frequency; they got so bad that I had a headache almost every day and 18-20 really bad headache days every month. My hormones were all over the place, I started having brain fog, my nervous system was unstable, and I had severe anxiety. I was a mess!
I started coming to the NWC almost six months ago, and I’m seeing improvements in so many of these symptoms, along with improvement in areas I didn’t know were “off.” My nervous system is finally starting to balance itself! I used to have severe PMS symptoms and I would be very symptomatic with gut aches, headaches, back aches, anxiety and emotional swings during my menstrual cycle. I’m starting to see improvements there as well. Additionally, I used to have intense sugar cravings and I would binge and stress eat on junk food; that is significantly better too. My GERD is much better! I am starting to see improvements in my headaches; I still have a lot of headaches, but the really bad ones are decreased to about five to six days per month. The amount of belching and gas that I have is starting to improve. I still have a lot of distress in my gut, as I was diagnosed with having SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) in April 2018.
I realize it is going to take time to correct these problems, but I am thrilled with the progress I’ve already made! I just started my second round of 24-visits at NWC, and I am excited to see how things continue to improve as I make my way through the next round of healing cycles!"