I have always been an athlete and had enjoyed great health up until college. All of the sudden, I began to experience fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and irritability. My insomnia was debilitating, and persisted despite counseling, meditation, yoga, diet and other interventions. I had engaged multiple doctors, herbalists, and acupuncturists to no avail. I just couldn't sleep. I finally gave up and tried a
number of antidepressants and sleeping pills, but was often left feeling sedated. It wasn't until after doing extensive research that I found that my Mercury amalgams might be the culprit. It made sense--my health declined dramatically after I had dental work done. I mentioned this to my Doctor and he reluctantly agreed to test my blood for Mercury. After my blood test came back negative, my research and intuition led me to the decision to have my fillings removed by a local Holistic dentist. Just mere weeks after removing my amalgams, my anxiety started to fade, my sleep improved and my well-being returned. It was a long, 10-year journey, but I felt like I had gotten my life back. This ordeal compelled me to investigate the world of functional, integrative, and holistic medicine. I was further compelled on my journey by my many friends and relatives who, just like me, had experienced seemly mysterious health conditions that were left unanswered by the conventional medicine approach, with health conditions ranging from: anxiety, joint pain, headaches, stomach problems, and so fourth, to more complex conditions like auto-immune disease and Parkinson's Disease. This set me on a path to find a way to truly heal people, not just treat their symptoms. My reward is seeing my patients' quality of life improve.