A Functional Medicine Health Journey Of My Own
by Ashley Cogley
Hello friends! My name is Ashley. I am a staff member at Dr. Cole’s health center. I wanted to share my journey of my health before and after Functional Medicine.
Before I started my Functional Medicine journey I really struggled to figure out why my body was acting the way that it was. I was dealing with symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, not being able to lose weight, severe chest pains, daily heart palpitations, and just feeling like I was slowly dying. After not being able to take on the pain anymore I began to start a health journey on figuring out what was wrong with me. I started by setting up multiple appointments with different doctors. From one doctor to another I still was not receiving the answers that I was looking for. I felt that I was going crazy! I asked myself, “Am I really sick or is it all in my head?”.
After a year I slowly started to become worse, collapsing into myself and isolating myself from anyone that I knew. My fiancé, family, friends, my church, etc. slowly began to fade away. Laying in my bed day by day not moving, going nowhere I remember praying to God pleading for help and guidance.
When everything seemed lost I was offered a job at Dr. Cole’s office and this is when everything started to change. Never hearing about Functional Medicine I began to learn a different approach to health. Working at the office day after day I couldn’t help but notice change in patients from where they started and to where they are now with their health. By curiosity I began to try it out for myself. I learned so much information and step by step I began getting answers that I was looking for so long. My hope for health was restored and I started to become myself again. Just by eating right, getting guidance, and taking natural supplements the brain fog was gone, the pain began to fade, and my energy was renewed, I felt like a new person! Each month got better and better and it now made sense to me about the difference that I’ve seen in patients. It works! It really works.
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Living a life just thinking that medications and exercising were the answer and cure to everything, boy was I wrong. There is another way to get your health back to the way that it was, there was hope, and new life and for me it was Functional Medicine.
Functional Medicine changed my life. My relationships are restored again, I have energy, my personality that my parents, fiancé, and friends were afraid they lost was back and the bondage that I felt over my life was now broken and I feel free again!
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WRITTEN BY GUEST AUTHOR ASHLEY COGLEY
REVIEWED BY DR. WILL COLE | COLE NATURAL HEALTH CENTERS
Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.
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