Functional Medicine Health Journeys
The following testimonial is the first in our new personal health stories series. Here we will showcase just some of the amazing people we get to work with and help on their journey to better health.
For as long as I can remember, I knew that something was going on with my body. As a teenager, I battled migraines, dizziness and anxiety. Throughout early adulthood, more and more symptoms appeared and I began a decade-long search for answers. I was bounced from doctor to doctor, underwent countless diagnostics and even had surgery in an attempt to figure out what was going on.
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After my son was born, my body began to rapidly deteriorate. I started having severe skin reactions from almost everything my skin came in contact with and suffered from near-constant spells of nausea and vomiting. I was barely functioning, trying to take care of an infant and desperate for answers.
I found Dr. Cole’s website one night in the midst of one of many attempts at self-diagnosing via google. I filled out the request for a consult and heard back the next day. Dr. Cole was able to identify and address what was going on with my body immediately, and I started his protocol right away.
The diet was a drastic change from the way I was used to eating, but I was desperate and willing to try anything. Right away, the episodes of vomiting stopped. That alone was enough to make me believe it was working. After the first 30 days, I noticed tremendous improvements in my energy level, digestion, mood, cognitive function, anxiety, migraines and skin reactions. I was amazed at how well I was beginning to feel. I continued the elimination phase for 6 months, gradually reintroducing some foods.
When I first began treatment with Dr. Cole, I was incredibly ill and had lost hope of ever living a normal, healthy life. He and his amazing staff ensured me that they could help me, and they did. I was a slave to a sick body for so many years and no other doctor was able to give me relief. This protocol has given me my life back. I am healthy, happy and thriving! I am so grateful to have found Dr. Cole. He is so knowledgeable, so kind and truly such a blessing in my life.
- Kristin Koltick
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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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