I came to an alternative health informational seminar in April of 2014 where I was able to meet Dr. Nelson and John and learn of Candida overgrowth. I actually went there to try and help my son, then 8-years-old with some issues. Never would I have guessed that all of my symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, foggy brain, irritability, anxiety, depression, and skin problems among others were a direct result of Candida, even though I had never experienced a yeast infection in my life! For the first time I realized I had to take care of myself first then I could help the rest of my family. That started my 2-month detox program.
My symptoms greatly decreased by the time my program ended! I was able to get off 3 of 4 medications, one for sleep the other 2 for my skin. I was really surprised that I could actually fall asleep on my own again without Ambien and my complexion was much improved. My 4th medication I’ve been able to cut in half. That foggy brain feeling gradually went away and I could think much more clearly after years of feeling this way. I could feel my energy increase and no longer needed to take afternoon naps. Also I lost 30 pounds and 41 ¾ inches in 2 months! My whole family benefited too. Changing the way we ate, drinking much more water and taking all the supplements enabled my husband to lose 40 pounds and he was able to get off Nexium after being on it for many years!
What I loved about the program was that it concentrated on treating the whole person not just individual symptoms that medical doctors love to treat with medications. The whole program was explained really well, all of my questions were answered and tremendous support from the staff the whole time. Every day I would get a call and it seemed I always had a question to ask, but even if I didn’t, they would remind me of my goal, discuss any symptoms I was having at the time and reminded me to stay away from certain foods. This was a must to keep staying on track for the 2 months! If it was before or after hours or anytime really, being able to get in touch with John personally with any concern I had was always appreciated and reassuring. I also love the supplements and the services.
I feel that going through the program gave me a much better understanding of nutrition. I had plenty to read up on, they had Candida friendly recipes to copy. I absolutely loved the fact that we were eating much healthier and that my normally picky eaters, ages 5 and 9 have a good taste for healthy foods and they read labels before they eat something! Literally, I was given everything I needed to succeed in the program. In fact I know I could not have gotten healthy without it. I have been maintaining my weight for a year now and still off the medications, so I know this is not just a quick fix, it’s a life-style change for the better. I encourage everyone who is tired of not feeling well to go get a consultation with John and discuss what program would be best suited for them. You can’t go wrong; in fact you can only come out feeling much better!
On a personal note, thank you so much John and Patty for all of your hard work in educating people about nutrition, your great programs and services, and your caring for my family and me!
Heather LaRose…Norwich, CT