As a young child I suffered with childhood ear infections and in my teens went thru repeating bouts of bronchitis and severe seasonal allergies. I learned from an early age that medications were not a solution.
This created a dilemma, because I wanted to go to medical school but I didn’t believe in just treating symptoms without finding the cause of the problems. Thankfully, this led me to Chiropractic school where I learned to find the cause of the problems versus just treating the symptoms. I have been under Chiropractic care since 1985 and have been a Chiropractor since 1990.
I had never felt better health wise, but despite this, over the years my health was slowly deteriorating until 18 years later, I found myself weighing about 260 lbs (I am only 5’7”), diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, suffering from stress and anxiety so severe that I couldn’t fall asleep at night. When I lay in bed, I would hear my heart pounding in my head with my mind racing for hours. It got to the point that I would stay up until the “wee” hours of the morning so that I could just fall asleep from sheer exhaustion. This eventually wound up with a middle of the night trip to the emergency room with chest and left shoulder and arm pain, nausea, numbness in my neck, etc – all the classic signs of a heart attack. After all sorts of poking, probing, and testing they diagnosed me with gastric reflux (this can exactly mimic a heart attack) and wanted to put me on Prilosec.
I declined, opting to improve my diet instead. I cleaned up my diet and it helped somewhat, but something was missing. I didn’t have the typical “fat guy” diet and was not eating excessive amounts of food, yet I couldn’t lose any weight and my symptoms continued (not the heart attack ones, but all the others).
Then I was introduced to Nutrition Response Testing and it turned my life around. Within a short time of being on a “proper” nutritional program, I began feeling the best I had felt in years, with dramatic improvements in my symptoms. I was so amazed and intrigued with this technology that I dedicated myself to becoming a Master at this science. Now, even though I was feeling great, I had only lost about 10 lbs or so after 7 months. It was then that the testing started to reveal other things that my body was finally “ready and able” to handle.
Over the next 5 months or so, I lost another 60+ lbs (without any exercising – not what I would recommend, but I never made the time for it). I was feeling the best that I could ever remember feeling, and was continuing to improve. It took some time, and I am still improving, but I had 40+ years of built up junk to deal with. If this process takes me 2 years, or even 3-4 years, so what, I have many years ahead of me and want to be here for my family. My body is rebuilding, we are not just treating and covering up symptoms, so, I have accepted that it will take as long as it takes.
To me it’s well worth it.
Guy L. Furno, D.C., F.I.C.P.A.
ESTABLISHED IN 1990
Bohemia, NY 11716
BETHPAGE, NY 11714
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