I had disk degeneration with a herniated nucleus pulposis. I went to an orthopedic surgeon who told me to walk 5 minutes a day and kept telling me to get cortisone shots. I had taken one shot and it was so painful and only lasted for three weeks and then I was back to the same pain. Then I decided I was going to see Dr. Sosin. He put me on anti-inflammatory supplements and colchicine injections. He also showed me some stretching exercises and gave me a prescription to go to see the chiropractor and for physical therapy. Now my pain has subsided and I am feeling much better. Thanks to Dr. Sosin and his wonderful staff. They are the most caring people I have ever met! I would recommend anyone with any kind of illness to see Dr. Sosin and his staff.
The first 3 or 4 months were difficult. I was depressed and angry that I had to do this. All of my favorite foods were gone, coffee, croissants, cheese, potato chips. But by month 5, I was getting used to it and liking the weight loss, about 15 lbs at that point. The improvement in my joint pain was very gradual, but by moth five, I could leap out of bed in the morning like a 20 year old. I rarely thought about my joint pain and my reddened, swollen elbows had returned to normal color and size. The arthritic nodules on my finger joints gradually disappeared.
I continued to search for a medical doctor that would support me. That's when I found the Institute for Progressive Medicine. I made an appointment with Dr. Sosin and he listened patiently to my health history and looked at my test results. He thought my diet was the right way to approach my disease and approved of my vitamin regimen, which includes lots of fish oil.
By now I have lost 23 lbs., am still swimming and rarely
think about food I cannot eat. I focus on what I can eat and use lots
of spices to give food flavor and interest. I have even learned to cook
a bit since I no longer eat prepared foods. I am grateful for the
Institute for Progressive Medicine for supporting my self-styled
healing path and for offering me the opportunity to learn more about
healthy living. I look forward to my visits at the center.