Testimonials

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"Asthma – was on Singular, and other meds, daily inhaler and rescue inhaler
Menopause – was on Premarin – hot flashes frequently Blood Pressure – on 2 different meds
Was having considerable hair loss"

How is it Now?

"Asthma- off all meds and have had no symptoms in years
Off Premarin and hot flashes are gone
Blood pressure meds – now on lowest possible doses

I go to my Dr. next week for physical and am asking her to take me off 1 since my blood pressure has been running about 103/65 in middle of day. I have not been sick or missed a day of work since coming to Natural Health. Thank you!"

P.L.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"Eighteen years ago I was a mess of allergies, asthma, swollen glands and always sick. I was constantly sneezing, wiping my nose, using my asthma inhaler, on steroids and my glands were swollen to the size of medium eggs. My primary doctor suggested a trip to Barnes-Jewish Hospital for further testing."

How is it Now?

"I went to Dr. Mark instead who suggested trading raw vegetables for frozen, eliminating sugar and wheat, and taking several nutrition supplements. In a year I was off steroids, had eliminated my life long asthma, the swollen glands were greatly reduced and I felt better than I did when in my teens and 20’s. I learned good health is a lifetime commitment. As long as I continue to eat clean, take supplements that Dr. Mark suggests to maintain good health. I have avoided the prescription medication track that so many people my age are on. I am now 59 years old and feel better than when I was 29 years old. "

T.G.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I had allergies and sinus issues my entire life. I also had joint pain from several broken bones and previous injuries. I have taken medicine for years for both allergies and joint inflammation."

How is it Now?

"With the changes in my diet, supplements and chiropractic care I have been off all medication for well over a year and feel great. "

M.H.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

In 2014 Alexis contracted a rare form of lymes disease. Ever since she has been sickly, bloated, sluggish and her system wasn’t “digesting” the way it should. She’s had trouble going the bathroom to the point of walking in so much pain and not going for over a week at a time. We visited multiple doctors but none fixed the problem.

How is it Now?

Now Alexis is doing so great. She is able to go the bathroom regularly. She’s lost all of her bloating. AS well as running, playing and being active. Since we started her I’ve noticed so many changes in her that I didn’t realize were off. She’s happy, no pain and has that twinkle in her eye again. I’ve also noticed now that her body is healing. She isn’t getting sick as often.

N.B. 

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark? 

" I was covered in eczema, a disease I have battled all my life and it was getting worse the older I got. It began to affect more than my skin and I felt fatigued and had GI upset almost every day. I had to see two different dermatologists, an allergist and a holistic MD and the solution was always steroids or allergy shots. I felt hopeless and fed up! I wanted to cure myself not suppress the problem."

How is it Now?

"I am absolutely on the road to recovery! The eczema on my face has completely vanished and the rest is better than it has been in years! Right away with the first month of seeing Dr. Mark I was able to rid myself of my fatigue and GI problems. Along the way, I have also picked up useful diet tips that have made me feel great; such as giving up gluten and drastically decreasing my white sugar intake! "

A.G.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I was miserable. Intense stomach pains, headaches, and completely drained. I’m 26 years old and knew this wasn’t normal. I visited my doctor frequently and was prescribed medicine that did not help. I was sick and tired of always feeling sick and tired!"

How is it Now?

"The nutrition program has helped tremendously! My stomach pains are nearly nonexistent, headaches are minimal, and I have so much more energy. I feel like a 26 year old should feel! I’m able to focus, I’m eating better, and I feel so much healthier. When others see me taking my supplements it seems they often have questions, so I do my best to educate them on the program and how much it has helped me—which I think is evident by my smile and enthusiasm to be healthy. Thank you Dr. Mark and everyone at Natural Health!"

Anonymous

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

" I was on a prescription arthritis medicine and a stomach medicine because the arthritis medicine messed my stomach up. My joints ached. I had borderline eye pressure for glaucoma. I thought I was eating healthy and had already cut out soybean from my diet. I couldn't have dairy without passing blood or having diarrhea. I also took over the counter vitamins and supplements. I didn't sleep very well at night, I slept on one side until it went numb and then would turn over to the other. Plus I had hot flashes."

How is it Now?

"Since coming to Dr. Mark, within a few months I quit my stomach medicine. I switched to all natural supplements from Dr. Mark instead of the synthetic ones over the counter. My eye pressure has gone down. Within the last couple of months, I have weaned myself off of my arthritis medicine. My kidney numbers have gone up because of not taking the arthritic medicine. I can eat a limited amount of hard cheeses now and not have side effects. As a plus, I've lost over 30 pounds in the last 13 months. I haven’t had any hot flashes. I sleep through the night. I have more energy. I also use Dr. Mark as a chiropractor along with the Standard Process supplements."

R.T.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"Pain, fatigue, limitations to my mobility, constantly eating and craving sweets, gastro-intestinal imbalance, that resulted in two Endoscopies procedures in two years and wondering if my life would ever be what it used to be before the beginning of “The Journey” that began back in 2008, when my health took a drastic turn from “Healthy as a Horse” to being close to despair due to a series of unbelievable health issues that I wondered if they would ever end! "

How is it Now?

"OMG! Who would ever believe I would be able to say I am feeling so amazing and I am getting – My life back! My pain levels went from a 95% to a now 10-20%! A BIG WOW! My energy levels are best they’ve been since August of 2008 and my gastro-intestinal imbalance is healing and drastically reduced. I’m so Happy to be feeling better and better and I truly feel my life is doing a 360 degree back to health and prosperity, instead of the downward spiral that was engulfing me and my life. Thank you so much, Dr. Holtschlag, for all of your encouragement and guidance with the healing and nutrition that has changed my health and brought me back to WELLNESS!"

L.F.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I was tired all the time, couldn’t sleep well. I was bloated. My joints hurt. My sinus was a big problem."

How is it Now?

"I have more energy and I sleep great at night. I am no longer bloated. My sinus are greatly improved. "

M.M.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I was trying to find the right combination of foods/supplements to help me with my celiac disease. I was feeling tired and having indigestion and anxiety issues."

How is it Now?


"Dr. Mark has helped me reach my goals and feel better every day. I am confident in choosing the right foods to keep me healthy and will continue, trusting him in my journey to better health. "

K.M.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"Severe headaches, tiredness, insomnia, hot flashes, digestive issues, neck & shoulder pain. My regular physician ordered a CT scan and MRI trying to find the cause of my headaches. All tests came back normal, at which time my physician prescribed meds for migraines, a muscle relaxer and another for insomnia. Before taking these meds I consulted with Dr. Mark."

How is it Now?

"I started the nutrition program in April of 2011. He put me on a gluten free diet. The headaches became less frequent. Dr. Mark keep peeling away the layers of my health issues, my case became a little challenging at times, but I can now say I have no headaches, my digestive issues have improved. I no longer have neck and shoulder pain. My sleeping pattern has improved, thus I have more energy. Thank you Dr. Mark!"

S.F.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I was miserable. Intense stomach pains, headaches, and completely drained. I’m 26 years old and knew this wasn’t normal. I visited my doctor frequently and was prescribed medicine that did not help. I was sick and tired of always feeling sick and tired!"

How is it Now?

"The nutrition program has helped tremendously! My stomach pains are nearly nonexistent, headaches are minimal, and I have so much more energy. I feel like a 26 year old should feel! I’m able to focus, I’m eating better, and I feel so much healthier. When others see me taking my supplements it seems they often have questions, so I do my best to educate them on the program and how much it has helped me—which I think is evident by my smile and enthusiasm to be healthy. Thank you Dr. Mark and everyone at Natural Health! "

T.B.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I had suffered for years (20+) with digestive disorders. Pain-lower abdomen, dull hurt stomach area, indigestion, to name a few. Specifically, my hiatal hernia was troublesome."

How is it Now?

"My Hiatal Hernia is healing well – the fatigue I endured due to the pain was common – it is pretty much gone. I have an appetite now. The abdominal pain is almost nil. Life is wonderful once again! No more diarrhea after years and years! Thank you! "

R.B.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"Couldn’t sleep, Fatigued all the time. Coughed a lot. Got upset a lot."

How is it Now?

"Much better on all things."

B.L.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I first came to see Dr. Mark for symptoms of weight loss, no energy, anxiety, irritable bloating, etc. I was going to the gym 3x a week and watching what I ate (as I know how) and the scales would not budge."

How is it Now?

"Dr. Mark has got my body unblocked – taught me how to eat and stay on track in a healthy way – I have lost 40 lbs and learned a new life style to continue on track. How to keep your body healthy by the things you put or don’t’ put in your mouth."

ALH

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I was having a lot of pain in my hands – it was so bad I couldn’t sleep. Went to the doctor and they ran test for Lupus, Gout and Arthritis. They said everything was negative but said my immune system was not where it should be. She also said we’ll see you in six months. That is when I went to Dr. Mark."

How is it Now?

"I started the nutrition program with Dr. Mark and in the three months I had no pain and feel more like I did at 40 – I am 69. I’m also off all prescription drugs."

J.T.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I was miserable and looking for hope. Natural Health gave me that hope. I was having hormonal troubles, struggling with my weight, and achy joints. I am 45 and these symptoms developed over the last year. I felt out of control with my body. "

How is it Now?

"Now, I feel more in control of my body. Through change of diet and proper supplements, I feel my hormones are coming more into balance. I have more energy and no longer depend on caffeine or energy drinks to get me through the day. I feel full of hope on my journey for optimal health and feel comforted that Natural Health is there to guide me through this."

G.B.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I am 78 years old and had a farm accident. The back pain was so bad we went to the Emergency Room. They took x-rays and sent them to a expert in Springfield. He said nothing was wrong, take pain pills. The pain was so bad I almost passed out getting out of bed and I couldn’t even comb my hair. I went to the family doctor and more x-rays. Same results Springfield said, nothing wrong. Take stronger pain pills. Dr. Mark took a look and said here’s the problem. I had a compression fracture of T12 and subsequent vertebra subluxation."

How is it Now?

"With treatments from Dr. Mark and advice on what to do and don’t do I am not pain free but I can easily get out of bed and comb my hair. I can get where I need to go without my wife pushing me in a wheelchair and best of all no operation."

B.H.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I had pain running through my legs at night which kept me awake and tossing and turning. I had lower back pain into my hips which was really becoming bothersome. My sinuses were constantly giving me trouble (headaches and pain). I had “trigger finger” and I just generally felt like crap. I couldn’t kneel comfortably at all."

How is it Now?

"Now my leg pain at night is all but gone thankfully. My lower back pain into my hips is very much improved (most days non-existent) My sinuses are greatly improved. The “trigger finger” is gone. I feel so much better overall in general. The kneeling part is improved, however I have a ways to go before it is comfortable. "

R.W.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"Because all the regular doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong. They just kept sending me from one doctor to another and I got tired of it, so I came to Dr. Mark. I couldn’t walk or stand up much at all. I stayed in my chair and didn’t get out at all. I couldn’t do anything without severe pain."

How is it Now?

"Now I have my life back, I don’t feel like I’m crippled anymore. I get out of my chair, go places and enjoy things like walking and just life again."

P.L.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

"I had a hip injury 9 years ago that I would seek chiropractic help for. Starting there, my adjustments just would not “hold”. Walking my calf muscles would cramp hard & I would have exterior bruises. I would be cold, yet have profuse arm pit sweating; even during intense exercise I would experience my toes and fingers going numb often. I had rapid decline in eyesight, would bruise easily, have receding gums quickly and had dealt with a “trigger” finger for two years. I had that afternoon fatigue each day, headaches that would render me sick if I didn’t sleep and brain “fog”. I also had pain/achiness in my joints that would cause me to almost fall when walking or getting up from a sitting position."

How is it Now?

"Changing my diet, within 6 days I started to see improvement in each area. In 5 months, all my organs tested 50% better. I am 8 months into eating well and feel like a new person!! We are targeting the trigger finger yet & some slight joint ache, yet each and every other symptom is in the past! I also am excited about all the learning our family has taken on. Trying to be healthy, we thought certain foods were really good for us, when in fact; they were actually causing our problems. We are all benefitting from knowing the truth and I am back to the things I enjoy; horseback riding, walking, hiking, biking and mowing all because I am not aching and bruising! Thank you Dr. Mark for your help and insight as our family is truly grateful! "

S.W.

What it was like before I came to see Dr. Mark?

I was exhausted physically. I lacked motivation to do anything. This led to depression which in turn fueled the cycle. I knew I did not want anti-depression medication from conventional medicine, but I had to do something. Having seen the video on nutritional response testing while utilizing Dr. Holtschlag’s chiropractic service, I decided I had an alternative. If NRT did not work for me, then I could seek the more conventional path. I had many doubts about the testing methodology of NRT. Dr. Mark patiently answered my questions in easy to understand language (thank you Dr. Mark). Although Dr. Mark emphasized that NRT was not an overnight cure, my expectation were just that—something fast. I started my program with all my doubts firmly in place. The first week the “black cloud” of depression lifted from my head. That is truly the feeling that was invoked—the lifting of a dark cloud from me. I was shocked, amazed, thankful and motivated to continue one less doubt. The second awakening came a week or 2 later. Getting off work late at night, I had fallen into the bad habit of making a fast food run—for speed of satisfying my immediate hunger and to avoid the necessity of preparing something at home so late at night. So as I was preparing to leave work a couple of weeks into my program, I was running the list of fast food options through my mind. To my total amazement my body told me I didn’t’ not want any of them!! No, it was not self-control, I have none. Some signal in my brain/body was saying it did not want what I had proposed. I was blown away.

How is it Now?

I have had a few fast food meals during my program (yes, Dr. Mark knows) and I am still eating out—but I am trying to make belter choices. I have continued to improve throughout my program, progressing to observation phase within the 12 week time frame…not exactly overnight, but another lesson learned. I had to reassess my unrealistic time expectation and enjoy the little unexpected surprised coming my way. I am in my observation phase and am again motivated to pick up my crafting and gardening. I am expecting to turn into Wonder Woman any day now!! The program is one of common sense nutrition and healing without disapproval or guilt from bad diet choices. The program is working for me. Thank you all at Natural Health

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