I have and will continue to recommend the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine and Holly Niles for health, wellness and true healing.
Holly Niles at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine has been instrumental in helping with the digestive challenges since having a cholecystectomy in July of 2016.
After surgery the hospital gave me some dietary guidelines to follow, such as low fat and that I might have some digestive upset, but that would subside in a few weeks. However, the symptoms did not subside and continued for months. At my annual physical I was found to be deficient in Vitamin D as well as B-12 all of which can occur post cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). At that point it was my goal to simply get through the holidays, and then try to seek professional help in January.
A very dear friend who is a patient at the Stram Center, told me that there was a new nutritionist and perhaps I should try to see her. I called and got an appointment with Holly. Holly gave me a generous full hour explaining why I might be having the GI upset. She further explained how important it was to have a healthy microbiome (good gut bugs). She took some medical history noting that I had been on antibiotics three times over the past 12 months and that that can really wreak chaos with the microbiome as antibiotics not only kill the bad bacteria, but kill the good ones too.
Having a healthy gut is key to having a healthy body. So, armed with my recent medical history she developed a plan to help heal my gut. She incorporated supplements, vitamins, probiotics and a nutritional plan that used foods to help heal. She told me it would take time for all this to work as it takes time to heal. When I went back a month later, I felt so much better, she said I looked better, my disposition was better and my eyes were brighter. She has continued to guide me through this process of nutritional healing and has taught me that FOOD IS MEDICINE!