General Wellness Testimonial

Date Entered: 3-19-12

Doctor: Michael Taggart, D.C. (Kirkland, WA)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

My name is Lorie and I have been suffering with two health issues: First, I have had digestive problems for over 15 years. I was told by a doctor that I had Irritable Bowel syndrome. I also had multiple food allergies, indigestion, diarrhea, intestinal cramps, and candida; however, the doctors never gave anything to treat my problems. When the pain worsened, I went to the hospital and they would take my blood work and ordered a cat scan. Again, it always resulted in an Irritable Bowel Syndrome diagnosis but they never provided treatment.

Second, seventeen years ago, I had a work related injury on my left shoulder and was told that there wasn’t anything that could be done to help me other than to take Ibuprofen and put a heating pad on my shoulder. So with my chronic shoulder pain and my digestive problems, I then developed headaches and had difficulty sleeping which became a way of life for me.

In 2005, I decided to seek other doctors and I went to a naturopathic doctor who conducted tests and indicated I needed to be on a gluten free diet. I also went to a medical doctor and after giving her my medical history, her conclusion was that I just had to settle for a “poor quality of life”.

In speaking to my sister, she indicated that her daughter had found an excellent chiropractor by the name of Dr. Michael Taggart in Kirkland. She stated that her daughter suffers from Fibromyalgia and that she was feeling much better. My sister being very pleased with her daughter’s improvement stated that she, too, was going to see him as well.

So, with their recommendation, I called Dr. Taggart and made a consultation appointment on September 6, 2011. Blood work and numerous tests were conducted and when the test results came back, I was diagnosed with Leaky Gut, bacteria, fungi and parasites. He immediately put me on a restricted diet which also included a gluten free diet and nutritional supplements. Within two months’ time, I noticed a significant difference. My abdominal pain diminished and my energy level increased. Now it’s March 2012, I’ve lost about 15 pounds and I feel like a different person. With the treatment Dr. Taggart provided me, I can now sleep on my left side. Thanks to Dr. Taggart who listened and was successful in resolving my health issues. I would recommend other people who suffer from chronic health issues to give Dr. Taggart a chance to help you… you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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