March 18, 2014
I started Elevation Health on August 21st, 2013 and it has really changed my life. When I was seven years old I fell from the monkey bars and fractured my left arm in two places, and on top of that, was diagnosed with scoliosis. The worst part of it was that I started having epileptic seizures.
Over the years I was going from doctor to doctor and being put on all different kinds of medications. I felt like a guinea pig, and the medications did not seem to help. I started having another serious problem: when I would have a seizure, if no one was there to hold my arms down, my shoulders would start to dislocate. My mom would have to take me to the E.R. so many times to get that shoulder back in place. To make a long story short, I had in total 3 right shoulder surgeries and 2 left shoulder surgeries. I was so depressed at that point that I was put on Zoloft. Taking this, I began to have severe side effects including suicidal thoughts. I took myself off of it.
I found a neurologist that put my on more medications, some of which included: Dilantin (100 mg, twice a day) divalproex (50 mg, three times a day) and topiramate (75 mg a day). I was on quite a lot of medication and then all of a sudden my seizures stopped. With that though, I was always tired and had little energy. It has been 9 years since I have had a seizure.
My wonderful husband Bill, who has always been there for me, suggested that I go somewhere else and get a second opinion. It was the best thing I did. The doctor took an EEG and did find some seizure activity. At this time, I started seeing Dr. Dan at Elevation Health in Lake Mary. I read his books and went to some of the workshops, and realized that I needed to change my diet and take care of the temple that God has given me.
I was going to an allergist while also receiving care at Elevation Health. Every week I was getting an allergy shot, taking Benadryl every night, using nasal sprays, and also using a prescription inhaler called ProAir HFA.
Praise God that with my adjustments, doing therapy, and changing my diet, I am no longer getting any shots, taking Benadryl, using the inhaler, or the nasal sprays. I have not gotten a cold or sinus infection in over a year now.
The MOST wonderful thing is that I am now off two of the seizure medications: Dilantin and divalproex. The doctor I am now going to said that I do not need to be on as much medication. To be honest though, I was scared because I had been taking them both for 38 YEARS. I put myself in God’s hands and stood on the verse: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” I also had a wonderful support team: my husband Bill, my mom, and my son. I have to thank Dr. Dan and the staff, not only have they been an encouragement but have also been a huge support. I am now feeling great, working hard on my spinal corrective care therapy, and have so much more energy. I feel like a NEW person. (I am even doing martial arts with my son!) God is so good, and he has blessed my life.
Elevation Health, Lake Mary, North Orlando, Florida
Patient of Dr. Dan Yachter
March 13, 2014
March 12, 2014
I began seeing Dr. Patti shortly after I had my first baby. I was experiencing extreme fatigue, muscle aches, migraines, neck aches and low back pain. Prior to becoming pregnant I dealt with infertility with hormone imbalance. I had to use very expensive and fairly invasive fertility treatments to get pregnant. To combat the migraines, I have tried pain meds, migraine meds and other drugs but they were only temporary relief. I also tried herbal remedies, which helped to an extent, but again did not get to the root of the problem.
The migraines mixed with the extreme fatigue left me unable to care for my son the way I wanted to. I wanted to be active with him, yet I could barely hold him because my arms felt so weak. I had no energy to even leave the house so my social life began to suffer.
Once I started seeing Dr. Patti, I noticed an improvement in my strength and slowly over time, my energy started to improve and I was thinking more clearly. With her help in guiding me through dietary changes and exercises, my migraines drastically improved. The pain in my lower back is almost gone and I can walk longer distances without pain. I have also noticed improved fertility signs where they were nonexistent prior to getting pregnant.
With Dr. Patti’s help, I hope to regain full fertility without the use of drugs and conceive my 2nd child naturally. Dr. Patti has been a lifesaver for me. I would not have been able to care for my son the way I was feeling yet Dr. Patti brought life back into me. I love her approach and the fact that she is “on call” for any patient at any time. You cannot find this kind of care and devotion with any other doctor!
I will continue to bring my entire family to see her and maintain my health for years to come.
Elevation Health patient
Dr. Patti Gonzalez
5002B E. Hampden Ave
Denver, CO 80222
March 5, 2014
I want to share my testimony with everyone who doesn’t know Dr. Rolando and has never been to an Elevation Health office. The reason I came to this office was because I suffered from a lot of headaches, which were diagnosed as migraines by medical doctors. They caused me so much pain that I would throw up. I had really bad back pain, numbness in my arms, and suffered from insomnia.
I was referred by a friend. When I got to the office I had no idea what Elevation Health was all about and how Dr. Rolando helped his patients. Nor that my life would change from that point on. Today I can share that I feel much better, I go to the bathroom 2-3 times a day, and my migraines are gone. I feel awesome!
I am very aware of the changes that my body has gone through. Also, I have changed the way that I eat; my grocery list has completely changed. My husband has also supported me with the things that we eat as a family. I have learned a lot and that has helped me to make the right choices when going to the store to buy my groceries, and this is thanks to the workshops that the Doctor has every month; those workshops are very helpful especially to us women, because we always want to be in shape, look good, be healthy and most importantly, we are the ones who are responsible for the well-being of our families. I am glad I came to this clinic and I thank God for such wonderful changes that I am experiencing.
Elevation Health patient
Cooper City, Florida (South Florida)