Deteriorated Brain Health

In 2008 when the economy took a nose dive so did the deterioration of my brain health. Basic conversations with my closest friends became difficult, and decision making was nearly impossible. In 2014 feeling defeated, desperate and emotional and having no success in the general health system I found Dr. Flannery and his excellent staff. Through his strategic protocol of diet, exercise and supplements things slowly started to turn around.

Today, most days are perfect, and if they aren’t, I can pinpoint with accuracy what is causing me to feel foggy. Every day is normally better than the last, and I have Dr. Flannery to thank for that.

Tim H., Los Angeles, CA

 

Debilitating Fatigue, Impaired Cognitive Function and Depression

By the time I found my way to Dr. Flannery through determination and grace, I had pretty much been bed bound for the better part of two and a half years and had all but given up hope. My cognitive functions were so impaired it was difficult to think at all. My energy so low I could hardly turn in bed and the horror of depression and distorted perception felt like a living death. In addition, I had lost forty pounds.

After a very comprehensive targeted lab panel, Dr. Flannery was concerned and cared enough to fit me in before our scheduled appointment. This meant he had to start his day earlier than usual. Dr. Flannery explained to me with clarity and patience what exactly was going on in my body. He explained that I had issues with intestinal permeability caused probably by taking pharmaceuticals to help curb symptoms of spinal arthritis and obsessive compulsive disorder for over twenty years, in addition to a genetic predisposition to autoimmunity. These most likely had caused a worsening of my condition and that my previous conditions were due to autoimmunity. He explained to me all the mechanisms that were causing the worsening of the severe dysfunction to the brain and how a hidden infection played a major role in my declining health.

After starting treatment and following directions from Dr. Flannery as best I could, I was able to get out and about in six weeks. Now, a little over one year on, I continue to heal and work with Dr. Flannery and his staff, who are so kind, meticulous, and prompt. I now have a new chosen career as a result of becoming aware of what’s truly important and Dr. Flannery’s help. Thanks to Dr. Flannery and HealthWise Clinical Nutrition, I now get to travel out of the country to work and train in this new profession. My life has much improved and keeps getting better provided I remain willing to do certain things.

I’ve discovered that no matter how far down the scale I have been in my illness, that with proper help and willingness to make lifestyle changes, I can get well. I feel most fortunate for having found Dr. Flannery who is a most proficient practitioner of functional medicine, a greatly needed but woefully scarce treatment approach for chronic illnesses. Dr. Flannery is the only truly proficient practitioner of functional medicine who is well equipped to work through skype. I feel most fortunate to have another chance of life. Thank you Dr. Flannery and HealthWise.

Winit (Vinny) W., Bangkok, Thailand

 

Testimonial From Former Employee

Maintaining your health is an investment. This investment is not only financial but physical and emotional. Your very will is tested and often times you find yourself losing faith and second guessing your very will. When you are also looking to experts for answers that they cannot provide you find yourself for even the smallest of lights to guide you. After working for Dr. Flannery and witnessing the incredible practice that he has built I am unshaken in my belief that he is that light for countless individuals and their families. Although I have never been a patient of his the opportunity to be his assistant has been both life changing and eye opening. I can say with great certainty that Dr. Flannery builds his work around the patient by fostering a sense of trust, compassion, and respect that is imperative to one’s health journey. In my time here I have never seen him interact with a patient in a cold, clinical matter. Each patient is an individual with a unique journey that he is dedicated to learning, celebrating, and changing for the better. It comes as no surprise to me that his philosophy is thus to treat the patient and not the symptoms. Dr. Flannery always places the needs of the patient first. If you choose to become a patient of Dr. Flannery then you are in my humble opinion in outstanding hands. Your struggle, pain, and confusion becomes his but more importantly so does your strength, faith, and triumphs. At times it can be very difficult but Dr. Flannery never loses faith in the patient and instead inspires them to realize their greatness is taking back their health. Dr. Flannery won’t simply work with you to have an other success story under his belt. Improving the lives of other people so that they can truly embrace all life has to offer with an eased heart is why he comes into the office everyday. It is altogether humbling to witness this and to know that I have had the privilege of being on his team and seeing the transformations that take place in this office. It is also inspiring to know that the work and achievements of Dr. Flannery are all an extension of who he is as a person. At his core Dr. Flannery is hard-working, dedicated, and selfless with what he does. You never walk alone during the process as he is always there to ensure, guide, and listen. I cannot sing his praises enough and can tell you that the incredible things you read about him do not begin to uncover how truly remarkable Dr. Flannery is. I am eternally grateful for the chance to have worked for him because I have personally grown so much as a human and that is without being a patient of his. The same sentiment can be echoed by the countless numbers of individuals who have been treated by him. Know that if you choose to work with Dr. Flannery and I hope that you do, you are joining a family. I did without realizing it when I first joined his team and I thank God because it has been an enriching experience. I strongly encourage you to join the family as well as work with Dr. Flannery to a truly healthier and happier you with a truly gifted doctor. In this world there are some truly good individuals who emanate compassion and hope. Dr. Flannery is one such person.

Charles Biers, former employee, Woodland Hills, CA

 

Type 1 Diabetic No Longer Needs Insulin

In November of 2013 our family received devastating news, when our 9 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  Needless to say, we were at a loss since no one in our family had ever been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition.  Immediately following his diagnoses, my wife and I began his treatment of the daily regimen of insulin shots, which very quickly proved to be an overwhelming and daunting task.  My wife and I believed that we owed it to our son, to seek any alternative treatments that might be available, in order to control his condition.  Unfortunately, we quickly discovered that traditional medical practice dictated that there was only one way to treat Type 1 diabetes.  In January of 2014, we began reading about the benefits of functional medicine, and how this alternative medical philosophy has helped so many people dealing with a variety of autoimmune conditions.  One day, a coworker of mine who was familiar with my sons diagnoses, told me about Dr. Mark Flannery, and how his alternative medicine approach, had helped his daughter who at the time was suffering from a debilitating reaction to a vaccine.  Our journey with Dr. Flannery began in February 2014, and we have never looked back.  Following a comprehensive medical evaluation and blood work, Dr. Flannery was able to identify and explain in detail, many aspects of my sons overall health, things no other physician had ever done.  This was clearly the beginning of a journey that has given my son the only thing he had left, hope! Dr. Flannery’s professionalism and knowledge of alternative medicine principles, created a plan, a blue print, a road map to recovery for my son.  There were no promises made, except for the fact that every possible treatment option tailored for my son would be explored.  Shortly after treatment began, we saw that our son’s blood sugar levels began to lower and stabilize.  We had absolutely no explanation, but we believed in what we were doing and we were not going back.

Today my son is insulin free, but we continue to monitor his sugar levels throughout the day.  Just recently, my son had his regular appointment with Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  Needless to say, we were met with a bit of skepticism until his A1C levels came back at almost normal levels.  His doctor was so mesmerized that she ordered a complete blood panel in hopes of finding the cause of his lowered blood sugar levels.  In other words, they believed that my son was suffering from another autoimmune condition. Several days following his appointment, we received word that all of his blood work came back “normal.”, and as his Doctor later stated via a telephone call, “I have no explanation on how your son’s sugar levels have stabilized, and so far he is the only child at Children’s who has been insulin free for this long.”  Well, I have a couple of explanations of my own.  First, I believe in that God works miracles, and second, those miracles are performed by people who God chooses to do his work.  It is our families’ sincere belief that those special people are Dr. Mark Flannery and his incredible staff! No one can say how long this will last, but one thing is certain, Dr. Mark Flannery has given my son hope, and hope is the first step in the healing process.  Thank you Doctor Flannery for all you’ve done and I hope our relationship may last for years to come.

Sincerely,

Patrick and Claudia A., Valencia, CA

 

Heart Disease / Diabetes – The Unusual Patient Testimony

In 2008 I visited Dr. Mark Flannery due to my complaint of a repeated acid-reflux disorder that was continually awakening me at night in bouts of great pain and distress. During my consultation, Dr. Flannery suggested that I have a complete blood work-up, which I did. Upon his review of my blood work he became very concerned about my overall health and well-being. My cholesterol and triglyceride levels were sky-high, along with other abnormalities of great concern to him. He told me I was headed toward diabetes and at high risk for a heart attack and/or a stroke. He also cautioned me about my unhealthy diet and suggested that I take some specific health supplements. Unfortunately my financial reality is that I have to pay for my own monthly health insurance premiums, which are costly, as I do not have health coverage through a job. Therefore, I made what I now see as an unwise decision to stop seeing Dr. Flannery as my health insurance provider would only pay for office visits and prescription medication charges through my medical doctor. I now regret that move as I hadn’t realized that Dr. Flannery was discovering more about my overall health condition than I was aware, as he is a very thorough diagnostician and practitioner.

My decision to stop seeing Dr. Flannery came back to haunt me more recently, as this past May I indeed suffered a heart attack due to 1½ blocked arteries which had been building up for quite some time. I am sure that if I had stayed under the care of Dr. Flannery back in 2008, he would have undoubtedly discovered my coronary heart disease early enough and would have had me take precautions to avert the inevitable heart attack that he saw coming. After the heart attack, my medical Dr. apologized to me that he had not seen it coming. Thankfully I am still alive and recovering today, albeit on a more healthy diet and a regimen of expensive medications that I will need to take for the rest of my life.

Dr. Flannery has a passion to serve his patients well. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking to uncover the root cause and proper treatment of any physical condition or malady that has not been satisfactorily diagnosed or properly treated by other medical practitioners. As I see it, his specialty is his wonderful technical ability to discover the actual causes of diseases that have previously gone misdiagnosed or undiagnosed by others. I have seen him treat a wide array of disorders that get directly to the heart of the matter, thereby correcting a patient’s symptoms in the most healthful of manners. You are unlikely to ever find another health care practitioner more caring, interested and able to treat your specific health condition than Dr. Mark Flannery.

S.V., Malibu, CA

 

Chronic Cough, Fatigue, Irritability, Food Sensitivities

I have had a chronic cough for over 20 years.  Thinking it was a food allergy but doing nothing about it in the beginning because it didn’t make me sick.  It didn’t alter my life and it wasn’t very bad.  It was only a small cough in the beginning occurring every once in a while.

As the years went by my cough increased with other symptoms.  I had a hard time getting through my day without coffee and the cough would start waking me up at night. Nine and a half years ago I quit working thinking taking it easy would help.  I seemed to be getting worse as the years went by.  I starting feeling fatigued, grouchy and irritable. I thought I had asthma from my cough but all medications made it worse.  One doctor even wanted to put me on antidepressant drugs.  I refused all pharmaceuticals and was trying to take care of it naturally.

Two natural doctors I saw said I had adrenal fatigue yet didn’t give me a real course of action.  Exercise made me feel worse and it was getting harder to get up in the morning and stay energetic enough just to make dinner at the end of the day.

I started reading a book about adrenal fatigue that explained it a bit and introduced a diet plan.  On this plan I gained 30 pounds so I thought something must be wrong with my thyroid.  That is when I got Dr. Kharrizian’s thyroid book “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms, When My Lab Tests Are Normal” and learned about the food elimination diet.  I found out through this that I had a sensitivity to many foods I was eating regularly.  With this info I new I needed professional help in this area.

I found Dr. Mark Flannery through the thyroid book’s author, Dr. Kharrizian’s, office, yet it still took me a while to make an appointment.  Not only did I want to take care of it myself, I was in a bit of denial.

I finally made an appointment with Dr. Mark.  He put me on a gross diet, exposing me to many different foods that made me sick, to find out what was making me sick.  What a blessing.  As soon as the results were in and the truth was told I could avoid the sickening foods.

I am now on a strict diet of meat, fruit and vegetables.  No grains. Almost everything I eat is fresh. What a difference this has made in my life.  I can now care for my children and even home school with diligence and organization.  I can clean my house and not get exhausted and I can stay up past 9:00 at night without feeling tired.  I am more easy going and am much more compassionate toward others.  This has helped my marriage.  My poor patient husband put up with me for those sick years and I am so happy God gave me such a kind, unselfish man.

Thanks to Dr. Mark for stepping out from the ordinary and making a difference in my life and the life of others. Thanks to God for changing my life and giving me a new start.

Mandy H., Valencia, CA

 

Severe Digestive Problems, Extreme Pain, Fatigue

My experience with working with Dr. Mark Flannery over the past few years has been an incredibly pleasurable and beneficial one. Dr. Mark Flannery is a very informative, helpful, and caring Doctor that always takes the time to thoroughly explain everything to his patients and never hesitates to answer any questions or help in any way he can. When I first came to see Dr. Mark I was suffering from massive digestive problems that prevented me from eating for days, some times weeks at a time. I woke up every day with extreme pain through out my entire digestive system and would go to sleep with even more pain and nausea. My digestive system was so compromised that my body could not digest any form of food and was not able to absorb any nutrients, which caused me to live every day with extreme fatigue. Since I started working with Dr. Mark my health has drastically improved and I am now able to live a normal life. His approach of treatment for preventing illness as well as treating current illnesses has been the only form of treatment that has helped my body heal over the years. With the diet and supplements that Dr. Mark put me on, I have successfully rebuilt my digestive system and am now able to eat normally and function as a normal person. I highly recommend Dr. Mark Flannery to anyone struggling with physical ailments and or diseases.  I am extremely grateful for Dr. Mark and the work that we have done together in order to restore my health and well-being.

A. McCullough, Thousand Oaks, CA

 

Depression, Weight Gain, Mental Fog, Forgetfulness

All of my life I have been an outgoing, very friendly and happy person, involved in sports and striving to live a healthy lifestyle; that is until about four years ago. It did not happen overnight, but slowly I was becoming unhappy, lethargic, and uninvolved with friends and family.  After going through two divorces, dealing with the stress of being a single mom, and struggling with family issues, my health had taken a back seat in my life. Over time, I was not only unhappy but I was seriously depressed, 60 pounds overweight, eating too much, drinking too often, struggling with horrible mental fog, forgetfulness, and pushing friends and family away. Rock bottom was rapidly approaching. My loved ones tried to help but sat in despair as I further alienated myself from them and my former life.

I knew that I was in serious trouble and had to do something but was paralyzed to act. I was feeling my life force slipping away. One day out of the blue my mom – God bless her – told me that she had pre-paid to have me evaluated and tested by Dr. Mark.  Afraid of what I might find out, I was a bit apprehensive.  I was not sure if I wanted to go, but knew that I owed her that much for giving me such a kind and generous gift.

It was October 11, 2012 when I sat down with Dr. Mark and he so patiently and thoroughly explained my illnesses to me. I tested positive to gluten allergy along with corn, dairy, egg, and ten other foods. I had leaky gut, inflammation, and autoimmune disease. No wonder I was feeling so horrible. As I went through his box of Kleenex he explained to me that there was hope and that together we could tackle each issue and work my way back to health. He outlined a plan which included taking the foods that I was allergic to – and causing the inflammation- out of my diet , eating whole and unprocessed foods that would help heal and regenerate my leaky gut, and adding supplements to promote healing and support my immune system.

As I left his office I felt, for the first time in four years, that there might be a way out of this deep dark hole that I had been wasting away in and vowed to follow his plan. I removed all the foods that I was allergic too and replaced them with real, live, whole and unprocessed foods and started taking his prescribed supplements. The transformation was amazing! After two weeks I could feel a huge difference. After six weeks I became a new person, shedding the blanket of a depressed and forlorn soul, and regaining my enthusiasm and joy for life

It has now been six months since the “Kleenex visit” with Dr. Mark. Today I am 50 pounds lighter and I feel so completely different; full of life, hope, joy, and vitality. My back yard has become my “farmacy” where I grow many of the “life-foods” I eat and often share them with friends and family. Being active outside cultivating life which in turn gives me life has brought me incredible joy.

I love the way that Dr. Mark has used natural, non-prescription methods in my healing process and has been there every step of the way to answer questions and give me support. I will be forever grateful for him for not only giving me my life back but for saving it as well.

A. Canyon, La Canada, CA

 

Triathlete Overtrains and Looses Health

I took me a while to write this testimonial because I don’t know how to express how much I’m thankful to God for giving me the chance to meet Dr. Mark and to be subjected under his care. The improvements have all been so overwhelming; I can’t believe that in eight months, I’m now feeling so much better—even better than my “old self.”

At 22 years old, I’ve done so many abuses on my body without even realizing it: training too hard, eating too little, drinking too much coffee, being busy with too much things, resting too little. My collegiate schedule was always very busy: triathlon training in the morning, classes until the afternoon, then training again in the evening. I would just take a day off every two weeks, and I’d always be too tired to eat more than what is needed. I would join triathlon, running and bike races almost every other week, never tapering, never taking a rest.

Then, shortly after graduation, I joined a 600-km, 4-day bike ride, which for me was the ultimate final push to my already-worn out body. After the 4-day ride, in a week, I gained 10 pounds, had headaches, I couldn’t eat, and I felt so bad I could not even get myself getting up from the bed in the morning. I had hypothyroidism, PCOS, I always had cramps; I could not train anymore, nor walk even 500 meters without feeling tired; I had unstable blood sugar; constipation; more weight gain; acne; food intolerances and allergies; mood swings; and lots of emotional downs. I was always too tired to do anything, never even having the motivation to do anything, which is the ultimate antithesis of what I was before.

After nearly a year of being in and out of so many doctors around my country, the Philippines, and all this time not having anything resolved at all, and with my condition getting worse by the day, I tried to intently search on the Internet for something different—something that is far from the traditional approach of curing low thyroid.

Then I came across Dr. Kharrazian’s book on the Internet, which has been receiving so many positive reviews from readers and patients alike. On first impulse, I bought it. From there, I came across Dr. Mark’s clinic, which my parents and I chose for treatment because it is the nearest to our relative’s home in Southern California. It was a very big decision to make, with all the financial responsibilities we had to consider for the trip, to and from the Philippines, and for our entire stay in the United States. Yes, it has cost us a lot of money, with my Mom even having to file for a 2-month work leave to accompany me in the U.S. But, it will always be a decision my family and I would never regret going for.

I’ve had many ups and downs during the treatment, but now, eight months after my first visit at Dr. Mark’s clinic, I am feeling way better than ever before. My thyroid levels are now normal, I’m now PCOS-free, and I have now discovered the joys of hiking and long walks. This journey made me realize more the importance of taking care of my body, and the importance of giving it time to recover, breathe and heal itself. There is definitely no point of abusing it, because it is only by taking care of it that we get to take care of our spirit, too.

Dr. Mark’s program is very life-changing, in that I have healthier eating habits now, eating more vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. I cannot tolerate eating sugar and greasy foods anymore, which I used to really like. I will avoid gluten for the rest of my life, but I have no regrets, because I would never compromise better health among other things. Since starting Dr. Mark’s program, I now have clearer skin, better digestion, better mood, and I’m always feeling active and energetic. I still do exercises but in milder forms, and I never have cramps anymore. One time I hiked with a couple of friends, and they were really surprised that I was walking way ahead of the guys. I felt so happy then because it was like a miracle for me. I would never imagine doing this again, after only eight months of treatment.

Right now, I still have my appointments with Dr. Mark via Skype, and we still contact each other every now and then, just to check on my improvements. I’m still taking the recommended supplements, which have been of great help in this entire journey. I cannot believe that after much patience and faith, I am now taking my Masters abroad and doing hikes with my friends. This is way beyond my expectation. I sincerely thank God. And I sincerely thank Dr. Mark for being the Messenger that led me to the right path.

Again, thank you so much, Dr. Mark! This has been a long and winding journey; but we made it through. I am just so happy and grateful that I had been under your care. Hopefully I can visit you again someday in your clinic— not for treatment but for fun conversations over cups of herbal tea. J

-R.S. Albano, Philippines

 

Heart Disease / Diabetes – The Unusual Patient Testimony

In 2008 I visited Dr. Mark Flannery due to my complaint of a repeated acid-reflux disorder that was continually awakening me at night in bouts of great pain and distress. During my consultation, Dr. Flannery suggested that I have a complete blood work-up, which I did. Upon his review of my blood work he became very concerned about my overall health and well-being. My cholesterol and triglyceride levels were sky-high, along with other abnormalities of great concern to him. He told me I was headed toward diabetes and at high risk for a heart attack and/or a stroke. He also cautioned me about my unhealthy diet and suggested that I take some specific health supplements. Unfortunately my financial reality is that I have to pay for my own monthly health insurance premiums, which are costly, as I do not have health coverage through a job. Therefore, I made what I now see as an unwise decision to stop seeing Dr. Flannery as my health insurance provider would only pay for office visits and prescription medication charges through my medical doctor. I now regret that move as I hadn’t realized that Dr. Flannery was discovering more about my overall health condition than I was aware, as he is a very thorough diagnostician and practitioner.

My decision to stop seeing Dr. Flannery came back to haunt me more recently, as this past May I indeed suffered a heart attack due to 1½ blocked arteries which had been building up for quite some time. I am sure that if I had stayed under the care of Dr. Flannery back in 2008, he would have undoubtedly discovered my coronary heart disease early enough and would have had me take precautions to avert the inevitable heart attack that he saw coming. After the heart attack, my medical Dr. apologized to me that he had not seen it coming. Thankfully I am still alive and recovering today, albeit on a more healthy diet and a regimen of expensive medications that I will need to take for the rest of my life.

Dr. Flannery has a passion to serve his patients well. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking to uncover the root cause and proper treatment of any physical condition or malady that has not been satisfactorily diagnosed or properly treated by other medical practitioners. As I see it, his specialty is his wonderful technical ability to discover the actual causes of diseases that have previously gone misdiagnosed or undiagnosed by others. I have seen him treat a wide array of disorders that get directly to the heart of the matter, thereby correcting a patient’s symptoms in the most healthful of manners. You are unlikely to ever find another health care practitioner more caring, interested and able to treat your specific health condition than Dr. Mark Flannery.

S.V., Malibu, CA

 

Bone Loss / Memory Loss / Sleep Problems

I initially sought treatment with Dr. Flannery because I was diagnosed with osteopenia. I also was not sleeping well and would wake up with a pounding heart at 3 a.m. every morning.

My medical doctor prescribed hormone replacement therapy. I became aware of the long-term negative effects of taking hormones through my own research and decided I wanted to take a different approach. I wanted to get off the medication but worried about further bone loss.

Dr. Flannery was concerned with my forgetfulness and memory loss. I had always struggled with schoolwork and learning since I was a little girl (I am now 67) and thought that was normal. Dr. Flannery insisted that these symptoms were not normal.

He ordered several tests to find the cause of my symptoms. Along with the blood test he ordered a stool test and a saliva test. I did not want to spend the money on the stool test as I did not have any digestive problems. I was shocked when the stool test revealed I had four different infections! The saliva test confirmed I had a problem with my cortisol levels. Dr. Flannery explained my insomnia was due to the imbalance in my cortisol.

Within two weeks of starting my protocol I was sleeping again and noticed I had more energy during the day. My children noticed my memory was better. I realized I could dial phone numbers without looking them up in my address book. I had never done that before.

I am so grateful that Dr. Flannery addressed the memory problem I had always accepted as normal. By the way, my last bone density test was normal.

Dr. Flannery’s side note: This patient was treated with a combination of prescription medication and botanicals for her gastrointestinal infections. Once the infections resolved, natural compounds were used to repair her intestinal lining. Blood sugar and cortisol balance were supported using natural herbal compounds with a high dose phosphatidylserine cream. Memory function improved using compounds that support healthy levels of acetylcholine in the brain, high dose DHA, and phosphatidylserine.

K.S., Simi Valley, CA

 

Chest Pain; Acid Reflux

In the past two years I have suffered from consistent chest pain. During those two years, I consulted two different gastroenterologists, two pulmonary doctors, two cardiologists, a neurologist, have gone through two surgeries on my stomach, and have been put on and taken off over 15 different medications.

My mom’s friend told her about HealthWise Chiropractic and she wondered if it would help. She had already spent too much money trying to figure out what was wrong and I was still in pain. My parents were skeptical about chiropractic, but this was our last option. We didn’t know where else to go.

Today, I am not on any medication, and my chest pains are not constant-—I rarely have then anymore!  Dr. Mark and Dr. Vera have made me feel better in 3 weeks than any other doctors have done in two years!

What I like about Dr. Mark and Dr. Vera is that they listen to my feelings and don’t put words in my mouth. They are dedicated to their patient’s care. I would definitely recommend HealthWise to my friends and family!

Amanda F., Moorpark, CA

 

Fibromyalgia

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia back in 1991, but I have been in constant distress with my health for the past 50 years. The number of doctors I have seen would shock you! When one doctor was finished running tests that didn’t show anything, he would pass me to the next specialist for more tests. Medication has been part of my life for my asthma, on and off of antibiotics for reccuring sinus infections, and a host of other things.

I came to HealthWise Chiropractic looking for answers to my failing health. My weight hovered at 100 lbs and I couldn’t seem to gain any more no matter how hard I tried. I was treated with the utmost consideration and care. My health was evaluated on a deeper level than ever before to reveal a serious parasitic infection in my lungs, scoliosis in my low back, malabsorbtion and leaky gut in my intestines, and food sensitivities that were weakening my immune system. Now I know the underlying reasons to why I have Fibromyalgia.

Now that I have answers, I know what can and cannot be done to improve my health. I have had considerable relief from Fibromyalgia pain and gained a new perspective of why I am sick in the first place.  My weight is now at 110 and even though I still have rough days in my journey toward good health, I have hope.

D. K., Simi Valley, CA

 

Chronic Digestive Problems and Severe Neck Pain

When I first sought help at HealthWise Chiropractic & Nutrition, I suffered from neck pain, inflammation, bloating, irritable bowel and trouble sleeping for more than 15 years! I had been to other chiropractors, physical therapists and on pain medication with no long-term effects.

The HealthWise doctors took excellent care of me! Dr. Mark spent time explaining in detail where my symptoms were coming from and how to best treat the cause of my problems. Not only that, but my phone calls were returned promptly and my questions were always answered with care and concern – now that’s a REAL doctor.

As of today I have 100% relief of neck pain and digestive discomfort, and I feel an increase in energy. I feel confident in continuing to work with the team at HealthWise to improve my health even more!

I would recommend HealthWise to anyone who really wants to understand & improve how their body functions.

Jan S., Thousand Oaks, CA

 

Digestive Problems and Weight Gain

I was referred to Dr. Mark Flannery by a woman I work with after telling her about how tired I felt and the stomach pain, bloating and weight gain that I was suffering with. My condition was keeping me from spending quality time with my kids and I was losing focus at school. At first I thought it was normal “female” problems, but when the symptoms didn’t go away after 1 ½ years , I knew I needed to take action.

In the past, I had consulted with my medical doctor for treatment and was diagnosed with heartburn.  I was prescribed Prevacid as the answer for all my problems. I just got worse.

I was treated very well at HealthWise Chiropractic & Nutrition and enjoyed a thorough, detailed consultation by Dr. Mark. Finally, I felt like there was hope for me! After committing to the program Dr. Mark recommended based on my test results, I am no longer bloated, my stomach pain is completely gone, and I have more energy to take care of my children and attend school with a positive outlook.

I am so thankful someone cared enough about me to refer me to HealthWise Chiropractic & Nutrition. In turn, I recommend people to HealthWise because I know they will get the help they need.

Melisa H., Moorpark, CA