Randy TravisMiranda Daily

Subject: Lyme disease,

Most people after being bit by a tick have an itch or rash at most but not in junior Miranda
Daily’s case. At the age of 14 her life changed forever. What was supposed to be a normal day of fishing for Daily turned out the complete opposite. Little did she know that lurking in the grass near the water was a tick acting as a mule for the spirochetes, Lyme disease carrying bacteria.
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Randy TravisRandy Travis

Subject: Fatigue, Liver, High Cholesterol, Allergies

Fitness and nutrition have always been important to me. I work out six days a week and take vitamins and supplements. I never really gave much thought as to how what I ate and drank, and even the air I breathed affected my body. That is, not until the day I lost my voice!

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Francisco de AlbaFrancisco de Alba

Subject: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Viral Infections, Allergies

For eight long and crippling years, I suffered with severe shoulder, neck and lower back pain accompanied by persistent joint swelling. In an effort to find relief from the increasing pain, I sought out and was treated by several world-renowned physicians in both Mexico and the United States.

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Katrina ArchibaldKatrina Archibald

Subject: Virus Infections, Allergies

After two weeks of droopy right eye accompanied by sharp pain, I took myself to an optometrist. A week of appointments brought no information and no relief. I was told to seek the advice of a neurologist. One day after my initial consultation, I was told that I should prepare myself for a life involving Multiple Sclerosis. The neurologist began describing treatments I should be expecting, i.e. steroids.

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Jerry BachJerry Bach

Subject: Lyme Disease & Food Allergies

My introduction to Sierra Integrative Medical Center (SIMC) started when I accompanied my wife Julie, who was recovering from severe mercury poisoning and suffering from food allergies. The thoroughness of Julie’s exam and the genuine concern and professionalism of the SIMC staff made me ask myself the question, – would I benefit from a more thorough exam?

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Lisa CowanLisa Cowan

Subject: Lyme Disease

I have a similar story to most Lyme sufferers… misdiagnosed, oral/IV antibiotics with some relief, but no cure. Then my immune system broke down and triggered HHV6 and the Epstein Barr viruses. But here’s the good part, I want other Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Lupus sufferers to be aware of, that there is hope!

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Patricia CoxPatricia Cox

Subject: Cancer

I was informed of my health crisis in July 1991, when I had a needle biopsy of a tumor in my right breast. A week later I was told by a California doctor that the lab results of this biopsy showed the tumor to be malignant. This doctor told me that I was in Stage III and that I need to have my breast removed plus the lymph nodes under my arm.

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Robin DuttonRobin Dutton

Subject: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

My name is Robin Dutton and I used to have Multiple Sclerosis. I say used to because I believe wholeheartedly that I am cured or I am well on my way to being cured. Most people get scared and suspicious when you use the word cured, especially when you have been diagnosed with an incurable disease.

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Norm EldienNorm Eldien

Subject: Lyme Disease

My arrival at the Reno Clinic was preceded by about four years of rapidly declining health. Through the 70s I had been very active in outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, biking, running, etc. January 1981 I got sick with flu, and over the next four years my health declined to the point that with the help of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association I consider applying for Social Security disability.

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Cheryl FarleyCheryl Farley

Subject: Lyme Disease

How do you thank someone for saving your life? Well, sharing my experience is one way I can express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Bruce Fong and the staff at Sierra Integrative Medical Center. The path that led me to the clinic actually started several years ago, when I began experiencing bizarre, unexplained symptoms of joint pain, extreme fatigue, numbness and tingling in my extremities and neurological issues- such as memory loss and seizure like symptoms.

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Grant GoodGrant Good

Subject: Focal-Segmental Glomerularsclerosis (FSGS)

I am 16 years old and a junior in high school. I have dealt with various health issues since birth. As an infant, I had failure to thrive and was small for my age until the age of five. I saw many specialists during these years and was diagnosed with Russell-Siver Syndrome, a type of dwarfism. However, when I turned five, I began to grow and it became apparent that I would not be short in stature.

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Joy GrahamJoy Graham

Subject: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

In 1977, Joy awoke with a sudden and blinding headache. Emergency room physicians told her it was probably a migraine. Doubtful, Joy returned home only to find that two days later the pain was localized behind her eyes and she was losing vision, particularly in her left eye. Several specialists later, Joy’s condition was confirmed—multiple sclerosis. Two years later, Joy would be confined to a wheelchair .

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Jane Hadley-SmithJane Hadley- Smith

Subject: Lyme Disease

I was bitten by a tick in the spring of 1989 in Columbia, Missouri. At that time I did not make a connection between the bite, the bull’s eye rash, and my ensuing symptoms. As recorded in my journal, I soon developed night sweats, night terrors, irregular heartbeats and blurred vision. These symptoms subsided with time, but then I experienced a slow decline of my health.

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Matilda HolmanMatilda Holman

Subject: Lyme Disease

I had been sick for a very long time but by 1991, I was significantly worse. I had been under the care of a physician for what was diagnosed as migraines. These devastating headaches dictated my life—my six weeks of vacation time were scheduled around my headaches. They would last anywhere from 3 to 10 days in duration and I would get them every 3 to 4 weeks.

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Marcia Keenan Marcia Keenan

Subject: Lyme Disease

In the late 1990s, I was living a high-energy, active lifestyle in Northern California. In addition to 60+ hour work weeks, I found time for hiking, working out at the gym, and spending time with my family. One day, after an early morning hike on Mt. Diablo, I spent the day at work as usual, but by early evening my neck hurt, my glands were swollen, and the left side of my head and neck were covered in a rash. I drove myself to an urgent care facility, where a concerned doctor found a bite under my hairline did some blood work and gave me a shot (probably a steroid to stop the reaction). He told me to return in the morning for another examination, and then he said, “We’ll probably never know what caused this severe a reaction.” My symptoms soon disappeared….but this was not the end of my story.

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Jonathan BallJonathan Ball

Subject: Arsenic Toxicity

I was a sophomore in college, a very active sophomore in college. O.k., I was entirely too active. With that said, when I started feeling extremely tired during the day, I wasn’t completely surprised. I began to get to the point that I was so fatigued I couldn’t study, much less do the things that I enjoyed. I wasn’t depressed. I didn’t lack the desire to accomplish my goals, I just lacked the energy.

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Robert KenneyRobert Kenney

Subject: Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue

At my worst I could hardly get out of bed long enough to eat and digest my food. I had debilitating allergic reactions (thousands of them – up to 8 times a day) which caused inflammation in my head and throat, with swelling and pain that was unbearable. It felt as if my head would explode.

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Roland KernRoland Kern

Subject: Epstein Barr Virus and Cytomegalovirus

After being in good health, I was told on July 2, of 1997, that I had kidney cancer. Just like everybody else that gets that kind of news, I was shocked. My left kidney was removed on July 7th. After the biopsy came back two days later, I was given the news by the doctor that I had 6-24 months to live. I had Renal Cell carcinoma, Stage 4 Kidney Cancer, with metastatic to the lymph nodes. I did a lot of calling to find hope.

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Debbie MooreDebbie Moore

Subject: Chronic Viral Infections, Lyme Disease, Chemical Toxicity

From January 1995 to January 1997, I received nineteen nerve blocks and countless drugs to try to control the pain. I could no longer wear shoes or socks and couldn’t bear to even touch my foot. My doctors just kept increasing my medication and I was told there was no cure. I knew the Sierra Integrative Medical Center was my last chance.

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Jaclyn PhelpsJaclyn Phelps

Subject: Lyme Disease & Allergies

Hi my name is Jaclyn Phelps and I am 13 years of age. When I was 9, I was really short for my age because the doctors said my bones were two years younger than my age. That kept getting worse and worse so the doctors eventually wanted to make me get growth hormones Then I developed chronic Kidney infections because of a Kidney reflux and so I needed antibiotics everyday.

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Amin SaadAmin Saad

Subject: Viral Infections, Lymes , Heavy Metal Poisoning

When I was sixteen, I was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, which is a type of bone cancer. The cancer was located in my lower left leg, and extended from my ankle up to my knee. My conventional treatment consisted of surgery to remove the tumor, as well as aggressive chemotherapy.

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Joe SattlemeyerJoe Sattlemeyer

Subject: Guillian Barri Syndrome (GBS)

I couldn’t move my hands when I tried pushing myself off the couch. The rest of my body was moveable. At first, I figured they were numb from sleeping on them. When after awhile, I still couldn’t move them, I started panicking and got scared. We called our son, he carried me to the car, since I couldn’t stand or walk by myself. And they took me to the emergency.

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Sheila SpeerSheila Speer

Subject: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Sheila had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1980 and her health had been gradually deteriorating until she finally became bedridden in 1985. The trip to Reno was the last resort for us. In June of 1996, I carried her in my arms through the front doors of the clinic.

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Hal StrackHal Strack

Subject: Lyme Disease

Most of my symptoms were somewhat fleeting and waxing and waning. All of this was punctuated by the intermittent taking of a series of antibiotics, some of which would seemingly work for a while, but less so with each renewed need and application. I turned to increasingly potent anti-inflammatories, including Prednisone.

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Renee WheelerRenee Wheeler

Subject: Vascular Disease

On January 5, 2001 I was living a normal, healthy life as a married woman, mother of two children. I could never have imagined how my quality of life would deteriorate so quickly from that day forward for the next 3 months.

That very same day I tripped, fell and injured my left knee. The emergency room diagnosed me with a fractured patella. The pain was instantly excruciating, and I could not apply pressure.

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Bruce WitterBruce Witter

Subject: Methylene Chloride exposure, Lymes, Epstein Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus.

I had little indication that there was a health problem until the day I collapsed with chest pain, palpitation, numbness in both arms, inability to move. My physician subsequently diagnosed me as having mitral valve prolapse and arrhythmia even though my Electrocardiogram is normal and there was no history of heart problems on either side of my family for 3 generations.

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Julie Jeffrey BachJulie Jeffrey Bach

Subject: Mercury Poisoning

The diagnosis is confirmed by Mayo Clinic Laboratory – severe mercury poisoning! Mercury amalgams were replaced, mercury was chelated from my tissues and blood system, two root canals were extracted, and I had been on an antifungal program for two years.

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Pete Holeman, Dr. Bruce Fong, and Cindy HolemanCindy & Pete Holeman

Subject: Arthritis, Chronic bronchitis and emphysema

I had fibroid tumors and cysts on my ovaries one the size of a nerf football. My thyroid was starting to fail.

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