An Amazing Story of Healing Autoimmunity and Psych Issues
“When I came to see Dr. Saeed I had been on anti depressants for nearly 30 years and high levels of anxiety and feelings of insecurity were the norm. I had been morbidly obese since the age of 5 having had gastric bypass surgery 8 years previously. The surgery had been successful with a 125 pound weight loss but had I gained back 40 of those pounds. My skin was a mess with a severe case of psoriasis on my feet as well as frequent extremely itchy bumps all over my body but most severely on my feet. It was normal to be walking around on raw bloody feet, and constantly in agony from the itching. My most recent medical development was being diagnosed with ADD as I was extremely unfocused and easily overwhelmed and distracted.
Dr. Saeed’s first words, “let me tell you what’s causing all of these symptoms,” astounded me – that one thing could be causing all of these symptoms involving multiple body systems, but she was right. She put me on probiotics and the GAPS diet and I started seeing results almost immediately. The depression and anxiety were greatly improved within the 1st month and I was able to stop taking antidepressants for the first time in nearly 30 years. The horrible distraction and unbearable feelings of insecurity were also greatly improved. I began losing weight w/o really trying for the first time in 55 years! I have continued to lose weight – about 45 pounds in the past year and am now at the lowest weight I’ve been in about 30 years. While my psoriasis is not completely gone it is much improved and much more comfortable to live with through Dr. Saeed’s helping me to identify my food allergies, detox and using homeopathic treatments. Dr. Saeed has vastly improved my quality of life and I am living a life of health, happiness and energy that I only dreamed of. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Healing Nine Autoimmune Issues and Getting Her Life Back!
“I have lived with depression, anxiety, and autoimmune issues since I was 11. As a kid I knew something was wrong. There was a logic to it. My body didn’t do what it was supposed to do and my brain couldn’t seem to focus on anything. I managed to muddle through but as a teenager the way I coped and functioned with what I had to work with made social interaction a nightmare. My family either couldn’t or wouldn’t understand what I was trying to tell them and doctors just attributed it to a thyroid that decided to quit. I spent years of my childhood at one doctor or another looking for answers as to why my skin suddenly would break out in rashes or my thyroid decided at such a young age to quit. Why would I pass out if I exercised too much and why did I feel the need to keep a bag packed in my closet?College I fared no better. The stress of finals week and family pressure had me sleeping in my car for two days at one point because even approaching my dorm room had me break into a full panic attack. My muscles started failing me at odd points in the day and years later I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. Following that diagnosis came Hashimoto’s disease, lichen planus, psoriasis, eczema, and suspected Sjogren’s disease. By the time I walked into Dr. Saeed’s office for my first appointment I was a nervous, depressed, distracted wreck on the brink of medication that it would be all but impossible to get off of.
My first appointment with Dr. Saeed we sat down for over an hour going over every single symptom, disease, issue, and concern that I had or currently have. She not only listened to the medical issues but to the life issues, the stresses and emotional components that contribute to flare ups. Then she said “Ok, now here is why you’re having all these issues.” She walked me through all the components that lead to a healthy body and life, not just the medical issues. She explained that all these autoimmune issues were based in a leaky gut and that it was possible not only to get rid of the issues but to get off of all my medication. It was something that none of the doctors or specialists I had seen before had said to me. It was always the have a problem here’s a pill list and no other ideas as to how to cure it or reduce the symptoms. No other doctor had put all of these issues together or even considered outside factors. It was honestly miserable.
After just six months on the diet I was completely off medication, I had lost weight, and my depression and anxiety had completely disappeared. I felt more like myself than I had in a very long time. My other doctors were amazed that I had managed to get off my medication using just a specialized diet. Some of them did not agree with my way of doing things, some were fully against my being off medication. Conventional wisdom says this isn’t possible and typical Western medicine unfortunately does not recognize this diet as a treatment course
I fully believe that Dr. Saeed saved my life. With the diseases I have and the treatment course that is typical for all of them, the cure of conventional medicine could just as easily have caused worsening problems. Finding another way and healing myself naturally opened me up to a whole new way of seeing things. The people around me have noticed a change and even a personality shift. I’m more confident, more open. I’m relentlessly positive and finally feeling like me for the first time in my life, like I know who I am and what I want.”
A 20 Year Struggle is Over!
"After struggling for over 20 years with severe abdominal inflammation, I had booked a ticket to fly to Los Angeles to meet with a Integrative Gastroenterologist. My abdominal inflammation was profound and painful - I looked like I was 9 months pregnant. The last straw was when I was hospitalized twice for abdominal inflammation - they thought I had an obstruction in my intestine track. The results were negative. I was in pain, tired of going to countless Physicians who had no answers. And yet I ate perfectly.
One week before my trip, I happened to walk into Dr. Harding's office to pick up some supplements and shared with the staff where I was going. They had informed me that a new physician would be joining the practice (who's specialty is the Gut). As a last resort, I booked an appointment with Dr. Saeed. During our 1st consult, I was so impressed with her. Besides an incredible golden heart, she understood what I was going through. She held my hand and told me that she can help - no need to travel to LA. After 6 weeks of working with her, my whole body changed. All of my inflammation had gone away.
I can't thank Dr. Saeed enough. She is an angel that came into my life and healed me."
She Heals the Whole Body!
"I think Holistic Mom M.D is great! The approach she takes to helping heal the WHOLE body works! In just two weeks, I've seen even the most common symptoms I've dealt with daily diminish almost completely! I'm feeling better with each passing day but it does take work on the end of the patient. If you want to see change, you can't wait for someone else to do it!"
Let’s be honest: implementing lifestyle changes to keep you and your family healthy is hard, especially when you don’t know where to start, what you can do to fit into your busy lifestyle keep your family and wallet happy.
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