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From the outside looking in, you’d see me as a 28-year-old woman who loves life. What you wouldn’t see, is that every single day used to be a severe struggle for me. Normal, ‘every day’ tasks felt so much more challenging to me than they appeared to be for everyone else. In my mind, I was trapped in a constant web of anxiety, panic, and pain.
I struggled with this throughout my childhood, up until my final year of high school, and well into my twenties. I may have appeared normal, but ultimately I received the following diagnoses: Severe, debilitating anxiety, a panic disorder, and agoraphobia.
Naturally, this had been seriously impacting my quality of life.
Feeling helpless and hopeless had become ‘normal’ for me, and this led to depression and feelings of worthlessness. My moods could be catastrophic at times, the winter months were almost unbearable, my attendance at was work deteriorating, and the heavy fog I felt in my brain made concentrating nearly impossible.
My relationships were also suffering – leaving my house was becoming too uncomfortable because I never wanted to risk having a panic attack in public. I tried therapy and various medication combinations. I had lab work done on everything from my hormones to my thyroid to vitamin deficiencies and gluten intolerances.
Ironically, my results showed that I was healthy and ‘normal.’
I was a relatively healthy eater – or so I thought – and I even tried eliminating gluten just to see if that made a difference. Nothing was working. I felt like I was losing my sanity, and to say I felt lonely would be a huge understatement.
In the summer of 2015, I found Dr. Cole through one of his articles on
Mindbodygreen. I was desperate to find something – anything – to help me regain my life. After years of failed attempts and no relief from any of my symptoms, the thought of trying something new was terrifying. I didn’t think I could mentally survive feeling a glimmer of hope, only to have that hope shattered once again.
Needless to say, I was hesitant to start the program. Part of me believed that nothing would ever work, and that I needed to accept that this was how I was going to feel for the rest of my life.
Dr. Cole and his staff at Cole Health Centers were so personable and wonderful to work with. I instantly felt comfortable, and the Officer Manager was very patient with the countless questions I had.
I remember asking, “Do you have any other patients like me, and have they been successful with your treatment program?”
She confidently assured me that all of their patients have seen some form of improvement.
With the encouragement of my loving boyfriend, my friends, and my family, I took this huge leap of faith. I knew in my heart that I needed to discover the root of my problems.
I officially became Dr. Cole’s patient in November 2015. After a mere two weeks, I began to feel relief from his dietary program. The inflammation in my body began to noticeably decrease, and I learned that this was a significant contributor to my anxiety and brain fog.
I began Dr. Cole’s dietary protocol in December and he eliminated so many foods that I thought were healthy. I learned that eliminating these specific foods was essential for me to feel relief.
My lab results revealed a diagnosis of the following: Dysbiosis, leaky gut, candida overgrowth, and increased cortisol imbalances.
I had no idea how much the transformation I was about to experience would positively impact my life.
In over a year into my healing, I’m still in the process of reintroducing certain foods into my diet. It is trial and error so patience and the ability to listen to your body is important. I have come to realize that I’ll never be completely ‘fixed,’ because optimal health is not a destination – it’s an ongoing journey. Dr. Cole taught me this, and it’s been a revelation.
Bad days still come, but they also go and the good days seem to occur more. What is important for me is the recent realization that a bad day no longer feels like a bad life, but rather just part of the journey. This particular journey has been a beautiful one. Thanks to my newfound knowledge of functional medicine, and my awareness of the power of food, I have found my life purpose in my desire to help others.
I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Cole and his staff members Andrea, Ashley and Yvette. My life has changed, and more importantly – my life has been saved.
Until this point, I’d always looked to others to fix my issues – to ‘save’ me – but one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that you have to make the effort to save yourself. Only you can make those changes, and you must always be willing to take responsibility for the role you play in your health. Deciding to take my health into my own hands and be my own health advocate has been the the best decision I have ever made, and I encourage others to do it daily.
I’m so grateful that I invested in myself, and I’ll always encourage others to do the same. Dr. Cole has taught me that all disease begins in the gut. He has given me the necessary tools to heal my gut so that I’m able to once again be the woman who loves life.
I highly recommend Dr. Cole. He got to the root cause of my issues and I have complete confidence that he can get to the root cause of your issues too.
My name is Rachelle – and this is my story.
Sure, you could dogmatically take out foods society tell you are bad for you.. Or… you could try Dr. Will Cole’s method and find out what ACTUALLY doesn’t work for you. Everyone told me my issues were due to pasta… turns out it’s eggplant and soy sauce. Through his methods I learned to pinpoint what my body loves and what it hates, which in turn has allowed me to live freely and successfully every moment of every day, without the dogma and stress. – Lauren Imparato, International Yoga Instructor, author of Retox
I came to Dr. Cole seeking help with my wrecked immune system, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disease, and digestive issues. Dr. Cole prescribed dietary changes and natural medicines that have resulted in a loss of 75 lbs, my fasting blood sugar normalizing, having my blood pressure medication cut in half, reduction in the amount go thyroid hormone I require, relief of many digestive symptoms, strengthening of my immune system, balancing of my hormones and easing of my arthritis symptoms! Dr. Cole also provides great support, resources, and suggestions to make taking these positive changes in my health possible.
Until I attended one of Dr. Cole’s workshops, I felt as though I was doomed. I was taking insulin before every meal, with no end in sight. I truly believed there were alternatives to medications and Dr. Cole proved it to me. After 5 months, I am insulin free and 50 pounds lighter! I recommend this to anyone who is serious about their health. I feel like a new person.
I love this course! Dr. Cole has made the elimination diet easy to understand for everyone! He takes the guess-work out of what to do so that you can have the tools to take back your health. You will learn exactly which foods to eat and not eat and with the delicious meal ideas you will see just how delicious eating healthily can be. – Terry Wahls, M.D. Assistant Chief of Staff at Iowa City VA, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and author of The Wahls Protocol
I’ve never been more excited than when I got to work with Dr. Cole. I started getting sick 12 years ago with chronic digestive issues, muscle pain, brain fog, and intense fatigue. I tried countless doctors but within less than a month of starting Dr. Cole’s program and altering my diet my digestion improved rapidly! I now have very little discomfort in my stomach. My brain fog and fatigue are also lifted! Though I have a ways to go I know I’m finally on the right track and trust in the process of Dr. Cole’s program.
Before I met Dr. Cole, I had been feeling terrible for years. I was in my mid-twenties when my body just felt like it was falling apart. My muscles started hurting, I was always tired no matter how much rest I got, and my brain just didn’t function the way I was used to. I grew up in a farm where I learned to always work hard, and my illness took away my work ethic. At first it was hard to make it through 8 hours of work. Then, 4 hours was difficult. I was only working a few days for a few hours each day. It took me days to recover enough to try to work another day. It always also took me hours to get out of bed. I heard about Dr. Cole on KLOVE and I instantly knew I needed his help. Him and his team looked into everything, ran a bunch of tests and helped me change my life. Less than a year later, I’m back to feeling like me. I’m working full time plus running my own business on the side, and I have energy to play with my girls. I fully believe Dr. Cole saved my life. And I cannot thank him enough.
I am 68 years old and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 6 years ago. I was on diabetes medicine and my A1C was at 9. I have been a patient of Dr. Cole for the past six months and my A1C is now between 5.3 to 5.5 (Normal range for non-Diabetics) and I no longer take diabetes medicine. I have lost 25 lbs. And I feel great. I am determined to follow Dr. Coles advice for the rest of my life and be free from diabetes.
I’m so fortunate to have an amazing job that takes me all over the world. The downside of that is a lack of routine that wreaks havoc on my digestive system. For years, I struggled to find a way to feel balanced and healthy. Dr. Will Cole played a huge role in helping me find a way to re-boot my system and make me feel strong again, whether at home or on the road. Now, I’m back to feeling empowered and in control of my body, and I know that is in part because of the way Dr. Cole guided me down path towards daily optimal health. – Kathryn Budig, International Yoga Instructor, author of Aim True
Dr. Cole’s new book is highly informative, yet easy to understand when it comes to what we should be eating and how to combat issues you might be facing. As a health expert, it’s very important for my clients to know the ‘WHY’ behind how certain foods can affect them and I believe this book gives great insight into solving some of those unanswered questions. Dr. Cole is on the forefront of functional medicine and is leading the way we look at food, our body, and the connection with the mind. – Nikki Sharp, Wellness expert & best-selling author of ‘The 5-Day Real Food Detox’
Before meeting Dr. Cole, my doctors wanted me to have gastric bypass and to be put on insulin. I wasn’t going to do it! Even on all my medication, my blood sugar was high and my A1C was 8.2! Now, on Dr. Cole’s program, my A1C is 5.7, my blood sugar is normal, and I am off my blood sugar medications. I lost over 60 pounds and I feel great! I am diabetes free!
Before I met Dr. Cole, I was on strong stomach medication for three years for my GERD. I began to feel helpless and didn’t know where to turn. Dr. Cole helped me to put my health and my life back into my own hands. By following his dietary protocol, I have been able to cut my medication in half within just a few months. Now that I’m on the road to recovery, I feel healthier and happier. Dr. Cole and his team are always just a phone call or email away, and I can always feel their support!
Thanks again for your commitment to me and my health. I have NEVER had a doctor that individualizes care as much as you do or one that really listens as patiently as you do. I realize, getting healthy is going to be a process. But I am now moving in the right direction thanks to your care and expertise.
Before functional medicine I was lost, my life determined by how sick I was that day. I would get dizziness, nausea, weakness, and other symptoms that attacked me at random and slow me down, I couldn’t live my life. I would see other doctors, cardiologists, therapists etc, in hopes they could find out what was wrong with me. Over a span of 10 years of being sick I was pretty much done wanting to give up and just accept the fact I would never be a normal healthy person. With Dr. Cole I have lost close to 20 pounds and now I have more confidence than ever and don’t feel sick all the time.
In December 2015 my husband David and I attended one of Dr. Will Cole’s free dinner presentations. We were both having health issues. After hearing Dr. Cole we both knew we needed to let him help us get healthier. In fact we signed up that evening. We started our new way of life January 2016. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.
I myself have thyroid issues, brain fog, stomach problems, and achy arthritic joints. Three months into the program, my brain fog has pretty much cleared up. I can now eat without stomach pain and bloating. My arthritic pain is gone and my crooked arthritic fingers have straightened up. My leaky gut is being healed. I have lost 11 pounds without being on a “DIET”. I haven’t felt this good in years!
I have no more sugar cravings. Who knew… no counting calories, measuring and weighing foods could make me lose weight and get healthy. All I did was give up eating processed foods and now eat organic vegetables and fruits, grass-fed meats, wild caught fish, and good healthy fats. Thank you, Dr. Cole and staff, for your care and guidance. I now feel like I can truly live my life abundantly!
A few years ago after a lifetime of taking good, health conscious care of myself, I started having digestive issues. I spent years doing the rounds of numerous GI specialists (all diagnosing me differently and treating me differently), dieticians, nutritional experts, as well as trying alternative practices such as hypnotherapy and acupuncture. No treatment gave me any sustainable relief. I was dependent upon medication without which daily life was almost intolerable. Deciding to consult with Dr. Cole turned out to be the best decision ever. Since starting treatment with Dr. Cole my general health, ability, and approach to my daily activities have improved dramatically. In less than 3 months I was off the medication I was so dependent upon, my energy levels have improved greatly and I feel normal again. I highly recommend Dr. Cole as he is truly the only practitioner who has made a substantial and lasting difference for me. He also is a really nice guy who is thoughtful, professional, responsive and compassionate
I have been a patient of Dr. Coles since April, 2014. When I started his program I was on 12 medicines and my diabetes was getting out of control. I was on the verge of having to start insulin shots. With just a few months on Dr. Coles program, I am already off two diabetic medications and have lost 43 pounds! I have more energy and I am also sleeping better at night. In the next few months on the program I am set to eliminate more medications and shed more pounds!
Dr. Will Cole is a fantastic and knowledgeable doctor who cares deeply about his patients. His expertise in the microbiome runs deep and his science-base, but simple recommendations can help restore gut health and promote overall wellness. His insights are a must for anyone who cares about their overall health. – Heather White, President & CEO of Yellowstone Park Foundation, and former Executive Director of the Environmental Working Group (EWG)
I looked back on the last six months and can’t believe the progress I’ve made. My family and I cannot thank you enough. I was a slave to a sick body for so long, and every doctor I saw was unable to help me. Until God sent me to your website it was truly an answer to our prayers.I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how grateful I am that you have given me my life back, instead of every second of my life being consumed by illness!
I had recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune (AI) disease and differing AI diseases run in my family (Mother and siblings) so along with my husband, who had more acutely severe symptoms, we chose to consult with Dr. Cole. My symptoms were annoying and uncomfortable however within the first 2-3 months of treatment they had gone and my AI disease is now in remission! The protocol we followed under Dr. Cole’s supervision was at first a little difficult whilst making so many changes to our daily diet and habits, however, in a short period of time I got so used to it and found I really enjoyed the changes and benefits! It has now become such a routine part of our lives and we are so thankful to have had Dr. Cole guide us and direct us back to healthfulness!
Dr. Cole you have given my husband and I so many reasons to be thankful. After following your protocol for two months I have never felt better. I have seen all kinds of professionals concerning my stomach problems with no success. Through extensive blood work you have created a plan for me that works. I’m now off all my medications and down 13 pounds! My acid reflux is gone and I feel great. I look forward to continuing working with you on our program. You’re a life saver!
My adventure with Dr. Cole began after attending one of his presentations. I was 71 at the time. My goals, expressed at our first appointment, were to drop a number of expensive prescriptions and lose some weight. I began following a series of food consumption protocols (some seemed strange) but Dr. Cole guided and encouraged me throughout. After about 10 months, I’ve had the following results: Weight 175 down from 225; Waist 33’’ down from 38’’; 3 prescriptions dropped; insulin down from 30 units daily to 10 units only occasionally. I feel better than I have in years and am a very happy camper.
I began going to Dr. Cole at the end of December 2013 because I was concerned about the effect Diabetes and High Blood Pressure were having on my health. Since beginning Dr. Cole’s program, my A1C has gone from 9.0 on medication to 5.9 without medication, I have lost weight and have been able to stop taking prescription drugs for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol. I have gained complete peace of mind that if I continue with what I have learned through this program that I will have a lot more years to enjoy all life has to offer.
I started Dr. Cole’s protocol on December 27, 2013 and 5 months later I can’t believe my results:
Before: 302 lbs.
After: 210 lbs.
Off blood pressure medication!
No longer need CPAP machine to sleep!
Triglycerides went from 272 to 102!
A1C is 5.3!
Thank you, Dr. Cole!
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Comprehensive Health Consultation With Dr. Cole
Dr. Cole customizes health programs based on an extensive health history, the patients goals and comprehensive lab tests that look at the body’s complex systems and their function. During your initial consultation Dr. Cole will extensively review your personal and family health history, review any labs you may have, go over your health goals and expectations, answer any questions you may have and determine if you are a candidate for care.
We take on a limited number of patients yearly and only accept people into care who we know we can help. We devote our time to giving personalized, one on one clinical care and health coaching. Our programs are tailored to the patient’s needs and range from a few weeks to several months. Once your lab work has been completed, Dr. Cole will explain the meaning of your test results to you in a follow up consultation. He will also create an individualized health program for you which will include one or more of the following: a customized food medicine plan and condition specific natural medicines based on your labs, exercise, lifestyle and stress management recommendations. He will then clinically monitor your case, coach and keep you accountable and educate you so that you can ultimately do it yourself. We see Functional Medicine care as a sort of semester at school for your health.