Nutrition Response Testimonials
Am I doing everything I can to get better? I found myself asking this question, after spending months working with physicians at Mayo Clinic, in an effort to identify what ended up being a rare autoimmune disease. I certainly took the medications they prescribed, but was there more I could do to help myself? I had taken vitamins for years, and after learning more about what is often lacking in the vitamins I purchased, decided to try Standard Process vitamins. To do so, I met with Dr. Mike and Val Fenander, who did testing to determine which vitamins my body needed. To this day, I am not sure exactly how this testing process works. What I do know, however, is that I have seen results. The recommended supplements have been nothing short of a miracle for me. A part of the disease I have causes intense skin itching and rashes, as my immune system actually attacks the skin. I have been prescribed creams, steroids, and sleep medications for this, to no avail. Unbelievably to me, my rash resolved and itching ceased when I started taking these supplements. I cannot tell you how much of a physical relief this was. During these past few months I have also been tapering off of Prednisone (a steroid) that I have been taking for more than a year. This tapering process is not always possible for individuals with my disease, and many cannot stop taking that drug. A medication that, while life saving, is also very damaging to one’s body. Today I am on only 1 mg of Prednisone, having been taking up to 60 mg, historically. Dr. Mike and Val meet with me regularly to assess my progress and symptoms. Together, I truly believe we are nurturing my body back to health, by simply giving it the nutrition it lacks. I absolutely recommend this program, and have encouraged friends and family to do so. I do not think I could have reached this level of wellness without having paid attention to my nutritional needs, as this program does.
To say I was skeptical about the nutritional program would be an understatement, but after seeing the results my husband was having on the program I decided to give it a try. Before getting on the program I was taking 4 Aleve a day for inflammation problems and Citalopram for anxiety. Much to my surprise after being on the program for about two weeks I was able to wean myself off of the Citalopram totally and reduce the Aleve to 2 per day. That was huge; I had been on both medications for years.
Besides significantly reducing my medications, I have noticed increased energy, better sleep at night, and just a better overall healthy feeling. It was truly amazing to me the difference a few supplements and a healthier diet can make.
Thank you Dr. Laura and Valerie for teaching both my husband and I the benefits of your Nutrition program, we both feel so much better and are grateful.
I’ve spent a number of years finding ways to improve my health, but I knew something was still missing. Thanks to Nutrition Response testing I’m getting a handle on that missing piece – my body needs whole foods and balancing supplements to heal. Through initial testing, Dr. Laura identified foods that I need to avoid, including some favorite “comfort foods,” so I am eliminating those foods and all processed foods as much as possible and focusing on “good” foods. I’ve added whole food supplements that tested well for me, and I’m implementing new learnings from the resources Dr. Laura provides. Several weeks into the program, I asked Dr. Laura to test supplements that I was taking. We identified which ones still work, eliminated what doesn’t work for me, and added whole food supplements that provide what I need. I’m more confident that my body is getting what it needs for healing, and testing results are confirming it.
In the past, by this point in a new program I would have lapsed into old habits. Instead, I feel energized and committed to practice the program. Dr. Laura continues to fine-tune what my body needs. Each appointment provides tangible evidence that I’m improving! I don’t have to count calories; I’m eating healthy foods (with an occasional minor lapse). My taste buds are changing, and cravings for foods I need to avoid are disappearing, so it’s easier to resist “bad foods.” I’m not hungry between meals. I sleep better. I still exercise regularly, with less intensity, yet I’m losing weight! Even though my knee still lets me know it’s there, I know it’s much better. My most recent massage was another sign of healing – I was more flexible than a month ago, and my therapist didn’t have to work as hard to restore balance in my muscles. I look forward to discovering how much more improvement I will experience as I continue on this journey toward healing.
I suffered with sinus headaches for such a long time and since doing this program, my headaches are gone. I have so much more energy and feel great. I strongly would recommend this program to anyone who wants to make positive changes with their health. Dr. Mike & Valerie are so caring, helpful & encouraging. They want to help you feel your best.
Since starting the nutrition program my general health has improved. I have less itching, dizziness, ringing in the ears and no more leg cramps.
I am so grateful that my daughter recommended that I try Nutrition Response Testing. I have been on the Standard Process supplements and have been eliminating certain foods from my diet since October 1st. I have lost at least 15 pounds, have better balance, my fine motor skills have improved, my nails are no longer brittle or thin, and I am a much happier person. Thank you Dr. Laura and staff for all the changes! I am looking forward to my next appointment with my primary doctor for my yearly physical to see what results he has for me now. I think that he will be quite surprised.
I have been a patient of Dr. Laura for over 10 years, however, I usually only make an appointment when I can no longer take the pain in my hands, neck and shoulders due to my repetitious, physical job. Sometimes I've even skipped seeing her for a couple years, but I always come back. Dr. Laura consistently relieves my pain quickly, so I can continue with my busy life.
I decided to see Dr. Laura over the summer for pain relief once again. I discussed with her how I thought my body had taken its toll by having three major abdominal surgeries over the last four years and that I was struggling with losing the weight I had gained since my hysterectomy. She suggested I try their Nutritional Response Program. I've always trusted Dr. Laura's judgment in the past, so I decided I would give it a try. It was only 12 weeks, so I hoped I could stay committed, do what they suggested, and see if this experiment could work on me.
I am a 49 year old woman who stays very active and have tried to eat a healthy diet including low fat greek yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast, eggs or cheese for protein and low-cal beverages. The very first test Dr. Laura and Val did on me showed me that I had sensitivity to the exact foods I had been eating for years, thinking I was doing everything right.
By cutting out a few foods, taking the Standard Process vitamins and learning to substitute popular processed foods for healthy, whole foods has been life changing. To date, I have lost over 10 pounds without changing my physical activity and no longer have that belly bloat feeling. I am forever grateful to Dr. Laura and Val for teaching me how to make informed decisions regarding food intake and take control of my health in the future.
- S. H.
As a relatively healthy individual, I still struggled with fatigue, inability to lose weight, painful premenstrual symptoms and bloat. I eat fairly healthy and do moderate to high intensity exercise about five times each week, but I knew I could do better for my health. My friend recommended Nutritional Response Testing with Dr. Laura and I’m so glad I gave it a try. I feel better, sleep better, have lost weight – and more importantly that terrible and stubborn bloat – and have grown more knowledgeable and aware of how foods make me feel. By eliminating (as much as possible) the foods I showed sensitivities to, and continuing to live a healthy lifestyle while supplementing what me body needs to thrive, I feel like a better version of me. Thank you, Dr. Laura and Val, for your guidance, expertise and passion for making your patients feel better than they did yesterday.
- C. M.