“I have my life back. I went into this with a healthy dose of skepticism, thinking it would be yet one more dream to be healthy that wouldn’t materialize. Only today, I feel like a healthy 36 year old woman with an active life and an active family. “
“I always think of Halloween four years ago as the beginning of the end. I had been growing ill for quite some time but that Halloween marked a decided downturn in my health that I battled for the next four years. Despite numerous doctors appointments, lab tests and a few surgeries, no one could tell me why I was getting sicker nor tell me how to get better. I was 32 and the best I could hope for was treating the symptoms as they emerged. During these four years, I suffered extreme anxiety and debilitating depression to the extent of needing a heavy duty antidepressant, gallbladder disease which resulted in surgery, sudden onset of chronic, continuous hives for which no one can explain, chronic diarrhea, severe mood swings, extreme fatigue coupled with insomnia and disturbed sleep patterns and severe asthmatic and bronchitis episodes. I was sick and weary. My son would see me spend days in bed either from asthmatic issues or from simply being unable to get up. My husband was doing the heavy lifting in our lives.
And then, by chance, I found Katie Blair. Today, I have my life back, or at least the beginnings of it and for that I owe Katie and her persistence in environmental hazards and environmental medicine. I am not 100% healthy yet but I am 100% better than I was when I began to climb out of this pit of despair. Four months after Katie dragged me warily into the world of supplements, vitamins and herbs, most of my symptom have either eased or abated as mysteriously as they began. In only four months Katie has accomplished what no medical doctor or pharmaceutical had been able to accomplish in four years. Today I have energy, I no longer nap during the day, my healthy night sleep has been restored, my anxiety is gone, my sugar cravings are gone, my chronic digestive issues are resolved, my PMS symptoms are gone, the mood swings are gone, and for the first time in four years I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Even my asthma has taken a turn for the better. I have been off inhaled steroids for several months now despite being the most critical time of the year for my disease.
I have my life back. I went into this with a healthy dose of skepticism, thinking it would be yet one more dream to be healthy that wouldn’t materialize. Only today, I feel like a healthy 36 year old woman with an active life and an active family. I can take part in my life again not just sit on the sidelines watching my family. I can ski, play basketball, run, bike, swim and do all of the fun things with my family that I used to do.”
“Katie has given me back a full restful night sleep and I am able to be productive from the moment I wake up the next day.”
I always thought that acupuncture was to help with things like physical pain, “real” diseases, and allergies. I never thought it could help with what I considered normal life. I had been experiencing extreme stress and worry; I went to Katie with tight shoulder and a constantly running mind but not many other physical symptoms. Katie told me that she could help and gave me an acupuncture treatment. That night I was totally relaxed and had the best sleep in my life, when I went to bed I fell asleep when my head hit the pillow. This hasn’t happened in years, usually my mind races for hours. I slept thru the night and didn’t wake up until a normal time the next morning and again a clear mind, it was truly amazing. This was all done without pills. Previously, a medical doctor had put me on Ambien to help with my sleep but the medicine kept me drowsy for most of the next day and my mind still raced. Katie has given me back a full restful night sleep and I am able to be productive from the moment I wake up the next day. Thank You Katie!
– A Well Rested Patient, J.R.
“The information she shared with us has been invaluable, and I highly recommend her services”
“I was recommended to Katie to treat my son’s hyperactivity. At a time when I felt so helpless and unsure of what to do, she immediately introduced us to so many changes, most significantly dietary changes. She not only suggested foods to stay away from, but explained what they do to the body (specifically my son’s body). Understanding the repercussions of the food choices I had been making was necessary for me to change the way we eat. I saw immediate results in the NAET treatments for my son, and realized how very sensitive he was to so many things. I learned how to get the chemicals out of our home, chemicals I never considered the dangers of before. In short, Katie changed our lives for the better. Now our whole family eats organic, wears organic when possible, and we live in a home cleaned with organic and chemical free cleaners. The information she shared with us has been invaluable, and I highly recommend her services to anyone in pain or desiring a healthy life.”
“One of the things that I value most in Katie is that she really listens and is genuinely interested in my thoughts, feelings, and questions.”
Katie Blair has been a godsend to my family. By the spring of 2007, my health had been quite poor for more than a year and a half and I realized that I needed professional help, and my experiences to date with conventional medicine had made it clear that I needed to look elsewhere. I was constantly tired and cold, having trouble thinking, my hormones were clearly out of whack, and I just generally felt bad. My husband had to pick up a lot of the slack, and I was not the mother I wanted to be to our two young children. I found Katie through a friend of a friend, and she pulled together what I thought were unconnected signs and symptoms and pieced them together into a coherent story of how and why my health has unfolded as it has. And even more importantly, has helped put together a plan of how I can turn around the downward spiral and eventually have truly good health.
I was, shall we say, skeptical, when she told me that she thought my problems stemmed from the mercury in the amalgam fillings in my teeth that had been sitting there, seemingly peacefully, for 20 years. But I was willing to do some reading, and the more I read, the more this seemed possible. And then I bit the bullet and tried the rather intimidating dietary changes that Katie recommended and was completely, utterly convinced. A day and a half of avoiding the foods Katie had said were problematic gave me a boost of energy that was stunning. And then I put a great deal more credence in Katie’s concern that my son’s occasional head-banging, described as normal in the baby books, was actually one of the few overt signs that he, too, was poisoned by mercury. It took dietary changes and several months of nutritional supplements, but the head-banging has completely stopped, although if we get any contaminated food, it recurs for a day.
We now have a plan to heal. It’s not quick, but since getting this sick took me 20 years, I’m grateful that getting better, more robust health than I’ve ever had will likely take me less than three. We’ve been working with Katie for about six months at this point, and my son probably has a year or so before we’ll have the mercury out of his little body. I will be weaning my son soon and then I can get my amalgam fillings replaced with composite, and after that I think it may still take two years to get the mercury out of my body and heal the worst of the damage that’s been done. But each month I feel better than the last, and knowing that I am doing the hard work now that will allow my son to grow up healthy, without a ticking time bomb inside him, is hugely gratifying.
One of the things that I value most in Katie is that she really listens and is genuinely interested in my thoughts, feelings, and questions. Clearly I value Katie’s knowledge base, which seems huge and I think I’ve only scratched the surface of it, as this is key to my recovery, but if this were not coupled with a deep, genuine caring for other people, it would not be nearly so effective. I feel my family has truly been blessed in finding Katie.
“She prescribed an herbal preparation and I started feeling better – and with no side effects from the herbs!”
“When I developed chronic diarrhea I visited my family physician who sent me to a gastrointestinal specialist. After taking a brief history, some lab work, and a colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis. I was placed on a brief regimen of prednisone followed by another medication to manage the problem. After taking the medication for 2 weeks, I developed a rash. The doctor prescribed another medication – I took this faithfully even though I always felt nauseated and generally not feeling well.
Then I visited Katie who took a thorough history. She took the time to answer my questions and educated me about my problem. She prescribed an herbal preparation and I started feeling better – and with no side effects from the herbs! [I was especially happy to be able to discontinue taking medication for the diarrhea.] I continued seeing Katie and she prescribed an herbal preparation for my menopausal symptoms (hotflashes) – again, the herbs worked without side effects.
I have also received acupuncture and acupressure from Katie for back problems and plantar fasciitis. Her skills and technique have proven to be beneficial to my overall health. Each time I go to Katie, I learn something new to help me and my family live a healthier lifestyle. I trust her medical judgment and would recommend her for anyone seeking a more natural way of improving their health.”
If you would like to submit a testimony, please e-mail Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org