The cliff notes of my happy tale:
After years of confusion, Dr. P has brought clarity into my world. Seriously. With his holistic approach, he aided in discovering the core source for all my health problems, and how to resolve them. Whew! FINALLY!
He's the cool, casual type who is eager to help. If you're particularly curious to know the details of his procedures and the history/theories behind it all -- and are particularly inept in all things biological, like yours truly -- be sure to speak up and ask! He will take the time to go in further detail, when prompted.
The full story:
My entire life I have dealt with skin issues (acne, eczema, rashes, redness) and digestive problems (feeling gassy, bloated, sharp pains... the works! Sorry, TMI?). I was always under the impression that I was just ""sensitive."" A simple fact I would have to accept for life. Right?
A few years ago, I took a food allergy exam (via blood test) and realized I was allergic to just about everything (wheat, yeast, dairy, sugar cane, potatoes, mushrooms, chocolate, tomatoes, mangoes, honey, blah blah blah...). I tried cutting all-of-the-above out of my diet, and I stuck with it for 3 months. The result: less redness, slightly fewer breakouts, and more digestive ease. But, truth be told, I didn't feel 100%.
A friend of mine referred me to Patrick after having been diagnosed with a Candida overgrowth. What the what!?
So I went in and it turned out I, too, was a Candida victim. After a thorough consultation and body exam, Dr. P prescribed a few supplementary pills and an anti-Candida diet. For a few months, I stuck with it -- the pills and dietary restrictions -- and would meet him on a weekly basis, for body realignment and to check if the Candida was diminishing. My symptoms were slowly improving, but the Candida was not going away. Come December, I was starting to lose hope. I pulled a ""slow fade"" on Dr. P, and postponed (and then, eventually, canceled) my appointments. With the holidays, it was very difficult to sustain the prescribed diet, so I caved and I ate every ""bad"" food in sight. As a result, my body switched back to its old routine of breakouts and stomach pains. Nooo!
After returning from my holiday vacation, I made a New Years resolution to eat ""clean."" I restarted the anti-Candida diet and taking the same pills Dr.P had given me a few months prior. I stuck with it for all of January and started to feel good again.
Dr. P contacted me to follow-up and make sure I hadn't ""fallen off the wagon."" I told him I needed some time for myself, to test my own personal discipline. He understood and suggested I schedule one more appointment just to check my progress. I'm certainly glad I returned.
Since then, I have cleared the Candida (Hallelujah! There IS a light at the end of the tunnel!) and maintained a balanced diet. No longer do I have to take any supplements, nor do I come in weekly. I have monthly check-ups, where I am tested for any internal issues, as well as physical (Dr. P practices Kinesiology). I sleep better, have more energy, think more clearly... and my complexion has improved significantly, as well as my stomach! I feel right. Most importantly, I have finally learned how to understand my own system. And, with Dr. P's guidance, I can stay on track.
For those disbelievers in alternative medicine, think again! Dr. P's holistic approach worked for me, and it just may work for you. Give it a try!
Pros: A holistic approach that truly works.
Cons: A bit too casual for my taste. Perhaps i'm socially awkward.