My health experience at Women to Women has been awesome. I went to Women to Women for a second opinion because I wasn’t getting anywhere with my other doctors and Women to Women listened my health issues and acted on finding out what was the root of the health issues I had and then to cure the problems, not cover them up with one prescription drug after another. I can happily say that I am almost symptom free and I feel great!
“I first started to think about the possibilities of pursuing further expertise on why I was gaining weight despite my best efforts, after listening to Christiana Northrup speak to a group of women at our gym – she offered such hope that change could happen and I found out about Women to Women’s Health Initiative in Maine – this meant a 3 hour drive from Massachusetts to figure out my issues. I, for too long, had been told by my regular practitioner “that most women my age almost always complain of the added weight to their middle, especially after a hysterectomy.” I was so frustrated – my professional clothes did not fit well, and slowly over time I began to lose my self confidence that I could do this – so .. I drove to Maine…
On my first consultation visit with Marcelle, I burst into tears in the first 10 minutes because no one I had spoken with earlier seemed to hear what I was saying – she listened. Over a period of 6 months, Marcelle systematically ran tests to find out what was happening – we found out that my adrenals were exhausted, my cortisol was elevated, food allergies were contributing to my weight gain, and food not being metabolized correctly, insulin resistance and female hormones were out of sync from my hysterectomy – none of this would have ever been diagnosed under my primary care physician.
Thus began the journey—a plan with supplements to boost my adrenal system, elimination of foods that caused gut inflammation, a specific carb-restricted diet, prescribed meds to level my hormones and eliminate my hot flashes and the knowledge that everything would get to where it needed to be – and it has! Not only did the patience to trust that she would get me where I needed to be actually happen, but someone took the time to hear me and read between the lines – I am now in the last stages of losing the added inches caused by all of the imbalances – it has been worth the drive to get where I am – looking forward to a better and healthier me. So much to be thankful for and so appreciative of the staff at the center – and for Marcelle for giving me the confidence and determination to do this – medicine it isn’t always about prescribing a pill to make things better, it’s about listening to the soul and what it has to say.. it was the best decision of my life!“