Submitted By Lois Seligson of West Orange, NJ
Location Visited: Lenox
Story Posted On: April 29, 2008
I have been going to Canyon Ranch since my 40th birthday. As a young widow, I decided to give myself something special each year. It is my birthday gift to myself. Each year I focus on something different. Some years it has been about spiritual rejuvenation, some years about diet or exercise.
This year was different. I had not been feeling well, not awful, but not right either. I have thyroid disease and have been on medication for quite sometime. But I still have not felt entirely great, always feeling sluggish and bloated. I recently had started feeling like my digestion was really off.
I made an appointment with Kevin Murray (the Ranch’s Naturopath). Kevin took a history and almost immediately knew that my complaints had something to do with food allergies/sensitivities. He recommended some tests and a course of treatment.
The tests came back showing that indeed I do have food sensitivites and allergies and some nutritional deficiencies. Since cutting out the offending foods and taking certain supplements, I feel fabulous… and, as a plus, I’ve lost 15 pounds so far.
Kevin and his assistant Bob Stevens have been wonderful and caring. They check up on me every 6-8 weeks and I feel like a new woman.
I can’t say enough for the Medical Department… Go through that door… getting older doesn’t have to feel bad…