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Environmental Allergies

M.M. July 23, 2001
NAET (EAT) has been a lifesaver for me!! It has successful cleared my many lifelong environmental allergies in a painless and medication-free way – something that I never dreamed was possible. Since my NAET (EAT) desensitizations, I have been free of the severe reactions and chronic sinus infections that I’ve always had when exposed to allergens such as latex, perfume, mold, mildew, grass and pollen. I no longer become ill from dental work (latex), being around people and products that are “scented”, mowing the lawn, or taking a nature walk. (I was even desensitized to the cottonwood tree pollen that has been plaguing so many Western New York allergy sufferers this season). NAET (EAT) has given me freedom from the allergens that are unavoidable everywhere in our environment. I only wish I had learned about it sooner!!


Severe Crustacean Allergy

H.V. from Fonthill May 12,2003
When I came to NaturoMedic.com I had an allergy to all crustaceans (shrimp, lobster, crabs, prawns) which I had developed on a trip to Egypt in 1972. Eating any of these would cause blisters on the lips and then constriction of my throat making breathing difficult to impossible.

During the course of my treatment at NaturoMedic.com for other problems and eliminating food sensitivities I was advised we could eliminate this allergy and it only took two treatments. For the first time in 30 years, I’ve had a shrimp cocktail with no adverse effect. I will now try lobster and crab.

My elimination of this allergy allows a wider variety of restaurants with friends and family. My wife can cook dishes she likes that I will now be able to enjoy as well. I don’t need to be as careful at buffets and restaurants where ingredients in some items are not always clear.


Asthma & Allergies

A.C. from Sudbury, ON June 2006
I was a sick girl – always on antibiotics. I had bad asthma and environmental allergies and had developed a severe allergy to nuts 10 years ago. I went for live blood analysis in Sudbury and my white blood cells were barely visible. In the past, I had to quit 2 jobs because of my asthma. I went to a naturopath in Sudbury and he sent me to Dr. Mike Um for allergy elimination. I went through 15 ozone treatments and saw Dr. Um at least once a week all summer. I have maintained seeing Dr. Um to continue my EAT treatments. Although Sudbury has started their own EAT treatments, I totally and thoroughly trust Dr. Um and would rather travel the 5 1/2 hours.

Well, after that summer of treatments and maintaining what meds Dr. Um had put me on, I was able to go to teacher’s college in Maine, USA. Without these naturopaths, I would have never been able to go to school, let alone in the states. My asthma has become controllable and I have been able to decrease my meds. I am actually “normal” in health now, which if you had seen me before is amazing. I am a certified teacher now and have a job in September. My family is so amazed and we are TRUE believers in Naturopathic Medicine. I have always done traditional medicine, but now also do naturopathic which has decreased the traditional.

If you do not feel well, you need to try this because it works. I also recommend the live blood analysis. Our bodies are amazing in what they will accept and will not. Allergy elimination works and I am an example of that.


Allergies

S.M. from Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON June 15, 2005
Before starting treatment at NaturoMedic.com I had severe allergies and rashes. I had been using antihistamines, nose spray and eye drops, but not getting any relief. My allergies have bothered me for 25 years and were all-year round. Rashes covered my chest, neck, shoulders and back for most of 10 years.

After one and a half years of treatments, both MET and EAT, my allergies have totally left me. I don’t take any medications anymore. My rashes are almost all gone also. I used to suffer with sinus infections before my treatments, but this has also stopped.

My quality of life is so much better. No more being embarrassed about wearing short sleeves or tops that show my neck. No more headaches from sinus pressure, no more suffering from any allergy symptoms. Thank you!

Arthritis and Cholesterol

J.R from St. Catharines, ON November 2011
My hands, knees and shoulders were always sore due to arthritis, I also had high cholesterol.
With naturopathic medicines and diet I have become pain free. My cholesterol levels are now normal.
My outlook is great now that I can play with my many grandchildren once again, pain free. I can also do simple tasks such as writing, housework and sewing in comfort.


Arthritis, Urinary disorder and Stress

S.T. from Niagara Falls, ON October 30, 2008
Arthritis related discomfort to the hip/knee. Frequent night time urination disorder. Stress, related to thoughts and worries.

I have seen improvement in all areas mentioned above. Arthritis improvement from a 10 (very painful) down to a 4 (depending on weather). Evening urination has improved from 4x a night to 2x a night (possibly 3-depending on food intake ie. salad)

Improvement in walking during day outtings. Better sleep time, awake more refreshed. Stressful thoughts have become more fleeting, they do not stay with me as long anymore.


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Louise from Niagara Falls, ON July 23, 2002
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis a month before coming to NaturoMedic. I was also afraid of what this meant, such my quality of life and shortened life span. It reached a point where I couldn’t walk well, drive or dress myself.

As soon as I started coming to NaturoMedic, I started to feel better. In about 6 months time after having revisited my rheumatologist, there was no trace of rheumatoid arthritis in my system. Within one year, almost all pain and symptoms are gone.

I feel I’ve regained my life. I can sleep and eat better; digestion is almost perfect. I can do all of the activities that I did before such as gardening, sewing, cooking, and volunteering at church, all with energy again.


Arthritis

M.B. from Beamsville, ON March 10, 2005
When I first came to NaturoMedic I was dealing with arthritis in my lower back and neck. After undergoing treatment, I am doing really well. Before, in order to get through the day I relied on anti-inflammatories. I no longer take medication of any kind in order to reduce inflammatory response.

I also had to limit my diet in the past. I couldn’t eat wheat or dairy and now I can eat almost everything.

Living without pain has made me a healthier person. I can’t say what a relief it is to wake up in the morning and know that I can run and play soccer without difficulty any more. I have more energy and sleep much better because I am now free of chronic pain. I enjoy being an active adult.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Keith from Port Colborne, ON May 7, 2008
Prior to going to NaturoMedic, I was diagnosed with COPD. I could not climb the stairs of my home without gasping for breath. It was a problem taking the weekly garbage curbside. Walking any distance was a problem. Cutting grass was out of the question. Had a low energy level, constant gagging and belching.

I can now climb stairs, cut grass, and play golf with the use of a riding cart. Take the garbage to the curb. I still breath heavy when exerting but not gasping.

My energy level is much better, I am less nervous. I feel that I am getting my life back and able to do the things I used to do.


Eczema and Asthma

J.S. from Welland, ON February 28, 1999
When I first came to Dr. Prytula I suffered from eczema and asthma. With the eczema, my skin bubbled and would split leaving it still very itchy and I love to scratch. For my asthma, I was on puffers daily. The summer was horrible. I would wheeze constantly with no relief in sight.

Having started in the winter with Dr. Prytula, by summer my eczema was completely gone, and I mean completely gone. With my asthma, all gone as well. The Medical Dr. had me on a puffer and I was to blow into a tube to see how far I could blow. Well with the puffer and the asthma program I could only blow about half way. With Dr. Prytula, I was blowing to the maximum with no puffer and no program.

My family was very concerned about me going to NaturoMedic.com, but by summer they believed. Asthma and eczema are not something you can hide. They saw with their own eyes what Dr. Prytula has done for me. I no longer have to wear long sleeve shirts and long pants in the summer. I can now enjoy my summers.


Allergies, Asthma and Fatigue

M.D. from St. Catharines, ON December 19, 2002
When I first came to the clinic I had problems with allergies, asthma, fatigue, and ongoing infections due to low functioning immune system. I was depressed due to ill health and had little or no energy.

My energy level has dramatically increased. Even though I have a demanding schedule, I am well able to function. Allergies are much better. Due to better health, I am no longer depressed. I am more able to fight off infections and they do not affect me as seriously. The asthma is improving as well.

This has meant everything to me!


Chronic Lung Disease in Child

B. from Niagara Falls, ON May 2001
Brady was born very premature, weighing only 1 pound 12 ounces. He endured many complicated illnesses from birth to age 3. Most long-term was chronic lung disease. Brady was very susceptible to colds and allergies. All affected his lungs. Brady was hospitalized 4 times a year with his chronic lung disease. Each time Brady was put on Prednisone, 2 inhalers and sometimes needed oxygen. Brady was also a very sensitive child who had a very bad time asserting himself in group situations.

The chronic lung disease is a thing of the past since starting over a year ago with Dr. Prytula. It has been 16 months and Brady has been free from inhalers, Prednisone, oxygen and not one antibiotic in over 16 months. Brady’s immune system is so strong now that he is able to fight off anything that comes his way. He has experienced the common cold, but his body does not react to it in the same way. As far as the assertiveness, Brady exudes confidence and is the leader in his Kindergarten class!

This treatment has allowed my child freedom to be a child and not hindered or controlled by illness. He is a happy, confident, intelligent 4 year old with the determination of people twice his age.


Breathing Problems and Headaches

K.S. from Niagara Falls, ON June 5, 1997
When I came to Dr. Prytula I had shortness of breath, wheezing, headaches, a short temper, frequent trips to the bathroom at night and my face was constantly red.

I am now 100% better. All the above symptoms are no longer present.

It has changed the way we eat and we are more conscious of taking better care of our health.

Thank you so much Dr. Prytula!


Asthma, Severe Allergies and Heart Disease

D.L. from Buffalo, NY January 1997
My son had asthma, severe allergies and heart disease. He needed shots on a daily basis for allergies and allergic reactions. His diet was so restricted that one bite of certain foods would stop his breathing. We were in the hospital many, many times as a result and faced daily shots.

Although it has been a long time, my son’s health has improved to the point where what used to send us to the hospital, now can be controlled at home.

As a result of this wonderful treatment, my four-year-old son is growing and thriving and enjoying being a little boy. He is able to eat foods that he never could. He rarely needs to be hospitalized, nor does he require shots or steroid therapy.


Asthma

Niagara Falls, ON April 2, 2004
Upon starting treatment I was dealing with asthma and sinus problems, continuing infections in sinuses, sleep deprivation due to wheezing and coughing, lack of energy, emotional problems including weeping, anxiety attacks, indicicivness, and weight issues. I also had hiatus hernia and acid reflux problems.

After being treated at NaturoMedic.com, I have had no sinus infections this past year. From using an inhaler for my asthma four times daily and taking one tablet at night, now I only use the inhaler when necessary and take the tablet only. This is wonderful!

My emotions are under control – no more weeping or anxiety. I deal with personal problems much better because I feel well. Also, I am no longer taking medications for hernia and acid reflux problems!

Now I have far more energy. I don’t feel like everything is an effort as my stamina level is back. I can exercise more due to better breathing. Weight issues I can look at more positively and will deal with more sensibly. Overall, I am feeling healthier and taking less medications. I have been given a whole new outlook on life in general. Thank you Dr. Prytula and staff!

Bloating and Constipation

Tom from Hamilton January 17, 2011
I came to NaturoMedic concerned with bloating, constipation, skin problems, depression and periodic lack of mental clarity.

Since coming here bloating ceased, more regular bowel movements, skin problems much relieved. Many less periods of depression and mental focus has much improved.

I have much more positive energy. Joy has returned in relationships. Clarity in my work and feeling of physical lightness.


Stomach Problems

Nick from Niagara Falls October 5, 2010
I was concerned that my stomach issues at age 20 would continue throughout my life. I’ve had problems since I was 16 and went through many other medical tests to find the problem. NaturoMedic was my last hope. If they couldn’t help me I would be sick feeling ill every morning.

Ever since I started taking the natural medical treatments I have notice 100% increase in my stomach. I no longer feel ill in the morning and have more energy. This was my last hope and it was a complete success, I never felt better!

My family and I are very proud to say we go to NaturoMedic. Its given new life and my family no longer has to wait for me to feel good enough to go out.


Ulcerative Colitis and Breathing Problems

J.V. December 1, 1996
I was diagnosed with “Ulcerative Colitis” by western medical standards. I was prescribed by my Doctor, Prednisone and anti-cancer drugs to lower my immune system and was steroid dependent. I also had low energy, anxiety and trouble sleeping. I had many episodes of grief due to physical limitations. I also had upper respiratory problems and my Doctor wanted to remove my colon.

Since coming to Dr. Prytula I have done very well. I have been off the anti-cancer drugs and steroids. My facial appearance has changed (a colleague whom I haven’t seen in a year thought I had lost weight, but I’ve actually gained some!) It feels as if my body is slowly healing, although I still have upper respiratory problems.

I have learned how closed-minded the western medical system is. Some very helpful remedies cannot be measured empirically and with duplicating results. How much has research achieved anyway?

I am now able to sleep better, and realize how the physical body and the environment effects all that we do. I now have a positive outlook.


Ulcerative Colitis and Fatigue

M.P. from Grimsby, ON February , 2000
I suffered from ulcerative colitis, fatigue, chronic bloating and extreme urgency with bowel movements. There was blood in my stool and I had chronic joint aches and back pain.

Prior to NAET (now known as E.A.T), I used homeopathy, herbs, Chinese medicine, ozone and other therapies. All therapies except modern medicine because using prescribed steroids caused my problem in the first place.

All of the natural therapies helped immensely, but they did not cure the problem until NAET (E.A.T) was incorporated with everything else. Now, the ulcerative colitis is 100% better. My digestive capabilities are 80% better and I’ve only done the first ten items. The bowel urgency is 80-90% better and the joint aches and back pain is 90% better.

This now means that I can fly (aerobatics) without the possibility of loosing my license. I can be more active athletically and with my children without having to worry about loss of bowel control. My energy and concentration is significantly better and I can eat foods I haven’t been able to consume for years.


Chrohn’s Disease

K.A. from Niagara Falls, ON January 2, 1997
I was at a very serious stage of Chrohn’s disease when I came to Dr. Prytula. I had joint aches, stomach cramping to the point of where I could not walk, skin rashes, eight to ten bowel movements with blood in the stools, no strength and unable to sleep. I was going back and forth to McMaster University and on forty-two pills a day and had also received two experiences on chemotherapy.

Since first seeing Dr. Prytula and going on his cleansing diet, at first I felt it was not helping but, I stayed on his programs and my illnesses started to subside. After nine months of treatment and some preventative care I have my life back.

I am back working again after not working for more than a year. I can play golf, skate and ride a bike with my daughter and dance with my wife. My future once again has a future, thanks to Dr. Prytula’s caring and his programs to change my life. Try it and be patient.

Breast Cancer

N.Z. from Niagara Falls, ON July 3, 2007
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 1999 and saw Dr. Prytula for my first appointment in February of 2000. I had high stress levels with the recent death of my husband from cancer and my mother was on palliative care. I have two daughters (12 and 14 yrs old.) who were not coping well with anything at that time.

Dr. Prytula gave me natural ways to better handle chemotherapy and radiation. He gave me hope, encouragement, caring, a positive attitude, taught me to relax and deal with the physical, mental and emotional concerns. I am pleased and proud to say that I have resolved all the original issues I came to see Dr. Prytula for and am doing better in all asepcts of my life than before. I am a healthy, happy, active person and credit Dr. Prytula’s input to put me on the healthy path.

I have since remarried and enjoy an active lifestyle with yoga, long bike rides and golfing. I am employed part-time by choice. My attitude has never been more positive and the goodness keeps coming into my life – I appreciate more on a daily basis.


Heart Disease and Non Hodgkins Lymphoma

Shirley from Mississauga, ON January 12, 2007
When I came to NaturoMedic.com I had been dealing with heart disease since 2003 when I had two heart valves repaired. I also had chemotherapy in 2005 for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.

In 2006 I began seeing Dr. Prytula and started treatments of Vitamin C intravenously and other naturopathic medicine.

With the results I have achieved at NaturoMedic.com, my life is now as it was prior to 2003. My energy level is back to normal. I am walking 2 miles a day, 5 days a week. I am enjoying my grandchildren, watching them grow. My outlook on life is very positive and I am enjoying life to the fullest.


Benign Breast Micro Calcification

L.J. NOVEMBER 22, 1996
When I came to see Dr. Prytula I was experiencing decreased energy levels, benign micro calcifications in my right breast with tenderness, neck stiffness, low back pain on occasion and increasing body weight.

On my third visit (I should say before my third visit) there was a definite increase noted in my energy level and minimal neck stiffness. Change in diet and elimination of junk foods have aided me in my weight reduction. Mental clarity has improved and has aided me in increasing a positive attitude.

When I look at myself I see a more energetic, positive person. My skin even appears clearer. I’ve always had a high threshold for pain/discomfort and personally I can truly say in the mornings I jump out of bed and am feeling better physically and mentally than I have in a long time.


Cancer

J.S. from St. Catharines, ON DECEMBER 13, 2005
September 30, 2004 I was diagnosed with cancer. I was devastated with how much – I had cancer of the right lung, adrenal gland, right side of the lymph nodes and two spots on the liver. I told my husband and sister that I was living on borrowed time. The doctors told me without chemo I had six to eight months to live, with chemo I had a year to 2 years.

When my nephew found out I had cancer he told me to see Michael Prytula ND. I gave Michael a call…the best thing I ever did. He started me on IV Ascorbates and other medicines and I thank God for him every day.

During my chemo I felt sick and slept for the following four days off and on and didn’t have much of a life. Two weeks after starting my treatment at NaturoMedic.com, I started to get my energy back and slept like I normally did. I didn’t have to take the pills and didn’t feel sick anymore.

I had my first CAT scan on December 30, 2004 and I couldn’t believe the results. Over 50% of the cancer had disappeared. The next CAT scan was even better – all of the cancer disappeared except for a very small spot on the lung. My doctor couldn’t believe it. At the end of my chemo I told Dr. Shoa about Michael my naturopathic doctor, but he didn’t want to hear about it. I swear if it wasn’t for Michael and his treatments I feel that I would not be here today. My friends and family say it’s a miracle for me to be alive, I agree with them thanks to Michael. I returned to work in July of 2005. My boss and co-workers couldn’t believe how good I looked and was able to do all my work, never taking time off for being sick.

Michael does everything for sick people – not just cancer, i.e. heart disease, clogged valves, poor circulation. No matter what’s wrong he can help you if you give him a chance. Rather than being on prescription drugs that can do more harm to your body, if you feel your life is worth it, give Michael a chance. I’m telling you that you won’t regret it. Thank you Michael for giving my life back to me and my family.


Pancreatic Cancer

G.M. from St. Catharines, ON April 22, 2002
In January 2001, I was diagnosed with 4th stage pancreatic cancer. It had already spread to my liver. All the conventional doctors gave me no hope. In fact, most were quick to point out that pancreatic cancer patients can usually expect to live about 4 months after diagnosis. My surgeon then discovered that my type of cancer was “carcinoid”, a slower growing, rare type of cancer, which accounts for only about 2% of all cancers. We began our own research, which led us to Dr. Prytula, who helped to restore our hope.

I began a number of treatments with Dr. Prytula including ozone treatments, ascorbates, M.E.T., and others in conjunction with chemotherapy. At my lowest point, I was 130 ponds and was so weak I could barely stand. Today, I have regained my weight, have returned to work after a 15-month absence, and continue to live positively and with hope.

The positive and caring staff at NaturoMedic have helped me to get my life back; enjoying my wife and family and a normal life of work and leisure.


Breast Cancer

K.P.L. from Marilla, NY June 26, 1999
When I came to see Dr. Prytula, I had breast cancer; which had spread to my spinal vertebrae. I had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation.

Dr. Prytula helped me with ozone treatment, recommended several vitamins and each time I see him he usually starts me on some herbs.

I am a survivor. It has been almost 10 years since the first diagnosis. Six years ago I had a recurrence, and then 2 years later when I came to see Dr. Prytula. I feel much better about my survival.

Dr. Prytula’s treatments help with my energy, so I can do what I want. He is always reassuring and upbeat. Don’t look back; always strive ahead.

Infection Causing Hair Loss

L.M. from Beamsville, ON April 5, 2006
When I took my daughter to NaturoMedic.com, she had an infection that was causing her hair to fall out. Dr. Um has provided support along the way with the medicine as well as verbal support. If I had any concerns, I could call and Dr. Um would call back the same day with suggestions. My daughter’s hair has now started to grow back. This has made our lives much more relaxed as we were concerned that our daughter would not have hair to go to school. She no longer has to wear a bandana or a hat to hide her hair loss.


Leg Calf Perthes and Bacterial Stomach Infection

G.R. from Allanburg, ON March 28, 2006
Prior to coming to NaturoMedic.com, I wasn’t gaining weight and I had developed leg calf perthes disease. I also had a bacterial stomach infection.

Dr. Um tested me and gave me meds to take and instructions what to do. After going through this, I am clear of all the infections and my hip has restored back to about 95%. I gained my weight back and I feel healthy and normal again!

I can now play all sports again. I can walk without limping. I’ve gained weight and I thank God! My families come and watch me play sports and are very happy for me.


Croup and Constant Antibiotic and Steriod Use

J.B. from Niagara Falls, ON March 10, 1997
When we came to Dr. Prytula, J.B. had recurring croup, approximately every two weeks from September through May. There was a constant cough causing continual use of medication (antibiotics and steroids) since the age of three months. J.B. couldn’t be exposed to any irritating factors.

J.B. has only had one bout of croup since December (three months), and no cough. The things that irritated before don’t seem to irritate anymore. There are better moods, better sleeping habits and no medication! It’s amazing.

J.B. doesn’t miss 1-2 days of school every week; not always coughing; no weekly trip to the Doctor, tests, x-rays and has better eating habits.


Hyperactivity

K.D. from Dunnville, ON September 17, 1997
My son was hyperactive. He was three years old and not toilet trained. He was clumsy, hyper, irritable, had mood swings, night sweats and growing pains.

I first went to my medical physician, who shrugged it off and commented that they could test him for A.D.D when he reached school. That was another three years. I did not want him on Ritalin. Dr. Prytula tested him for various food intolerances and with a strict diet and certain herbs he’s a changed boy.

My son is now what you would call a “normal” three year old. He plays well with friends and sisters. He’s able to entertain himself quietly and is totally toilet trained. His co-ordination is excellent and he is affectionate.

Thanks!

Chronic Fatigue

Margaret from Grimsby, ON May 2, 2008
For many years I had been dealing with chronic fatigue and was unable to do much of anything. My dear husband had to cook, clean, shop etc. and often even take care of me, and because of that I went into depression. Our family doctor was great in trying to help me but was only able to improve things some what. Dealing with lots of pain was very hard. Then we heard of NaturoMedic and decided to go there for help.

Even though we were very skeptical, Dr. Um has done wonders for me. Although we did not always understand the procedures, we trusted the doctor to know what he was doing. These treatments do not work like pharmacy medication, but with patience and trust I soon started to improve. In the past 18 months my health has changed for the better.

My life has changed dramatically and I do most of my own housework again and enjoy visiting, volunteering, church activities etc. It’s also great to be able to spend time again with children and grandchildren and I have become a very happy person again. I thank God daily for giving me back my health, with the help of Dr. Um.


Fibromyalgia

J.V. from Grimsby, ON April 13, 2006
I am a 67-year-old female and due to a car accident 20 years ago, I ended up with fibromyalgia. In the beginning, it was not too bad. But as time went on, it got worse. I had excruciating pain and the family doctor prescribed morphine and sleeping pills for me. I was also on medication for stress. We tried any cure you can think of. We even went to Europe a few times. Nothing helped. The last few years I needed a wheelchair to get around. I thought, well I’d better learn to live with it. This was not easy. Your quality of life is not very high. A few years ago, a member of our family suggested to make an appointment with the doctors at NaturoMedic.com. I did not feel like it too much and thought it was a waste of time and money. But was I ever wrong!

This was an answer to our prayers. After 8 months, I had no more pain and slowly weaned myself off all the medication I was taking. I also parked my wheelchair and don’t use the handicap parking license anymore. I regularly exercise every week, which before was impossible. I even went skating with my grandchildren a few times.

With the help of Dr. Um and the blessing of the Lord, I was completely cured. You do have to be patient to get better. It does not come overnight. For me it took approximately 8 months. But, I feel like a new person and 20 years younger. Thanks again Dr. Um and the people at NaturoMedic.com!


Chronic Fatigue and Aches and Pains

Y.B. January 2, 1997
When I came to Dr. Prytula I had general burnout. This included Chronic Fatigue, which I had for approximately eight years. I also had problems with moodiness, weight gain, poor digestion, aching bones and muscles, acne, dry eyes and skin, and frequent colds/flu viruses lasting six weeks or more. I was nervous and depressed, and I was also dealing with anxiety, excessive hair loss, candida and hemorrhoids. The Doctors that I had seen had labeled me as having “Epstein Bar”.

As of writing this, my Chronic Fatigue was resolved with homeopathic drops, my food allergies are gone, and my digestion and immune system was fixed with the use of herbal aids. My aching bones and muscles, and hemorrhoids disappeared with fasting. My energy increased, my acne is gone, my hair growth is improving and I am more content emotionally.

For the first time in eight years, I was not ill at Christmas and New Year’s. I am able to be more involved in all activities without falling ill or suffering from exhaustion. Spiritually, I have a much deeper relationship with God. What I first perceived as premature aging is turning out to be a new beginning. I thank God he protected me from more serious conditions such as cancer.

Even though some homeopathic remedies magnified my symptoms, I knew with perseverance, this was necessary and things would improve, and so they did. My life has had a 180-degree turn-around.

Thanks be to God for leading me to this office.

Loss of Energy, Headaches and Depression

S.H.
When I came to Dr. Prytula I had loss of energy, bad digestion, hiatal hernia (I went several days at a time with no meals), headaches, light-headed, ringing in my ears, constipation, circulation problems and I woke up depressed in the mornings.

I have indeed improved. I am able to eat more meals, my energy has picked up, constipation has improved, headaches are gone, and depression is now fading away. I have improved 85%. I began the program with Dr. Prytula, August 1996.

I now am able to clean the house more often. I can literally go shopping, I used to sit in the car and let my husband do the walking. I have a better appetite and I can at least enjoy eating with others now. I’m looking forward to more improvement and joy in my life.


Depressed, Cold, Allergies and No Energy

A.C. from St. Catharines, ON May 31, 2001
Problems I had when I came to Dr. Prytula included: cold hands and feet all of the time (especially in cold weather), allergic to mould, eyelids were often swollen, often depressed for no reason, had very little energy to accomplish what I wanted to do, swelled often from retaining water after receiving cortisone shots some time ago.

After only three visits to Dr. Prytula I have seen great improvement in the above-mentioned problems.

My outlook on life is so much better. I have much more patience with friends and family and have more energy for work and play.


Bedwetting and Depression

T.D. December 3, 1996
Nightly bed-wetting was my worst ailment, also lack of energy, dragging myself around sometimes becoming very depressed. I was also coughing up nasty phlegm each morning.

My bed-wetting has improved about 50% and continues to improve. I have normal energy back and seldom become depressed. I have no more phlegm at all.

I am feeling better about myself and looking forward to the day my bed-wetting ends completely. I have just a completely better quality of life. Thanks a lot.

Diabetic Infection on Left Foot

G.G. from Dunnville, ON April 5, 2006
When I came to NaturoMedic.com, I had a diabetic infection on my left foot (toes). A possible loss of my leg was a foregone conclusion according to my medical doctor.

After only two or three IV ozone treatments, healing had already started – to the surprise of my nurses. My medical doctor wanted to know what I was doing and I informed him of NaturoMedic.com and my treatments there.

I have been able to keep my leg – not a bad deal! I am back to normal with work and active with my family. I plan on returning to the clinic in the future for further treatment for other health concerns.


Diabetic Retinopathy

E.M. from Buffalo, NY April 2, 1997
When I came to Dr. Prytula, I was experiencing numerous problems with diabetic retinopathy. Laser surgery seemed to be doing little for my condition. I was still hemorrhaging and I felt that the repeated laser treatment was actually damaging my eye in other ways. Eventually the condition progressed to the point where I was scheduled for a vitrectomy (a much more serious operation than the laser).

Dr. Prytula suggested the possibility of ozone therapy and injections of B-vitamins. Five days after my first ozone therapy I was examined by my eye surgeon because as he stated, I was a very high-risk case. He was astounded by what he saw. He said my condition seemed to be reversing and my eye seemed to be healing itself. He questioned going ahead with the surgery. In the weeks that followed, I received a second ozone treatment. I went back to the surgeon for my last examination before the surgery. He said he didn’t feel I needed it because my condition had improved so drastically. He cancelled the surgery.

Through Dr. Prytula’s treatment (including ozone, herbs, homeopathy and dietary changes) my health has improved a great deal. I am taking less insulin, my diabetes is in better control and I feel much more energetic. My vision has improved to 20/25.

Dr. Prytula’s methods of treatment have improved my overall health a great deal. I am rarely sick, I feel energetic, and overall my outlook on my condition and life in general has improved. The surgeon told me early on that my condition would only get worse and there was nothing I could do about it. He tried to force me into procedures that I wasn’t completely sure about. This led to a great deal of depression and an over-whelming feeling of helplessness. These feelings have dissipated. I no longer feel hopeless or helpless. Things have improved a great deal and continue to improve. Instead of fearing the future, I look forward to it.


Diabetes and No Energy

S.J. December 10, 1996
When I came to Dr. Prytula I had absolutely no energy! I also had diabetes, was overweight and basic blahs etc., etc., etc.

My diabetes is now stabilized and my eating habits have drastically changed. I have energy to spare and a much better mental outlook.

Since I have come to Dr. Prytula, I have felt like I’m alive for the first time in my life. I have the energy to get through each day with plenty of energy left to enjoy the things that I like. The days aren’t long enough for me! I am learning to cope much better and my outlook is dramatically changed for the better. I can’t sing Dr. Prytula praise enough. His encouragement and support has given me a great boost in getting me to a healthier place in my life. This has been the best thing that I have done for myself! My family has also reaped the rewards of my newfound life. In fact they have trouble keeping up with me. Thank you more than you will ever know.


Diabetes and Bad Circulation

I.F. from Niagara Falls, ON May 11, 1997
I’m a diabetic and I had bad circulation in my legs and feet. I had no energy and tired all the time, and never felt strong enough to do anything.

Now I feel great, I have more energy and my circulation is about 90% better. I look healthier and have more colour in my face.

I’m producing more at work. I’m not depressed anymore and I have a better outlook on life. I’m more calm and less stress.

Skin Problems and Pain

R.R. from Welland, ON March 29, 2001
The problems I had when I came to see Dr. Prytula was itchy skin with blotches, an old back injury, and my right leg was also very painful.

Thanks to Dr. Prytula and the natural products he gave me, I have learned to cope and feel better. I was tested for food allergies and eat more sensibly now.

Since my pain is more under control, I go swimming for my exercise and live a fulfilling lifestyle.


Low Energy, Skin Rash and Lack of Assertion

J.N. January 21, 1997
I had problems with a skin rash, digestive disturbances, fluctuating energy levels, heel pain and difficulty being assertive and saying “no” to people at the expense of my well being.

My skin rash and digestion problems have greatly improved. My heel pain is gone and my energy level is more even with little need for naps. I have achieved a sense of equilibrium, most days. I have acquired the ability to say “no” without feeling guilty—a wonderful gift!

I feel much more comfortable with myself. I am less anxious and worried, and I can feel free to enjoy myself and share joy with others. I have developed a sense of humour and a better perception on situations that may have appeared threatening in the past.

My experience with Dr. Prytula has been a totally positive one and I feel he is a natural healer.


Hives, Nervousness and Thinking Problems

E.F. from Toronto, ON January 30, 1997
I came to Dr. Prytula for various problems: itching and hives on my body, bloating and water retention, hair loss, tension and nervousness, lack of clarity of thought and concentration.

Dr. Prytula put me on a very strict diet to cleanse my system for ten days with the aid of his prescriptions. At the end of said period he found that coffee, wheat and sugar had to be eliminated for their adverse influence on my body.

By following his advise and prescriptions I noticed a great improvement. First, a general sense of well being, less tension, and clarity of mind. Second, hair loss and water retention are almost non-existent. Last but not least, no more itching and no more hives.

My present state of well-being is clearly reflected in my relationship with family members, colleagues etc. Instead of snappy and tense, I am more condescending and relaxed.

I am very satisfied for having found this new natural way of healing my ailments without traditional drugs and antibiotics, and to have immediate and successful results is simply wonderful!


Eczema

N.A. from Welland, ON February 9, 1999
My first visit to Dr. Prytula was on Nov. 5, 1998. I had a history of skin problems that were diagnosed as eczema. The condition was becoming more severe over the past year and a half. I had small, almost pimple-like bumps all over my chest, stomach and legs. I went to two doctors and they diagnosed the problem and then proceeded to tell me that there was nothing that I could do. Ointments were prescribed, but didn’t help. The doctors informed me that the problem would go away in approximately 18 months or so. These bumps were not only unattractive, but at times would develop into a red burning rash. It was becoming unbearable and I would scratch these areas causing infection.

Dr. Prytula provided a treatment for me as well as explaining what caused the outbreak. It turned out that sugar and fried foods did not agree with my system. I also have very dry skin and infection and fungus were in my body. I discovered that I had some weak organs, kidney and large intestine. What was happening was that my skin (the largest organ of the body) was picking up the slack for eliminating what my body couldn’t do normally. After my first treatment of homeopathic and western botanical medicine, the condition exacerbated but by the second treatment all of the areas began to dry and the itching became less. By the third visit on Feb. 2, 1999 all that remained was a discoloration of where the lesions had previously been.

The clearing of this condition has relieved my Mother of undo stress as well as allowed me to continue swimming throughout the winter without fear of embarrassment that this condition often did. I have a positive outlook and am glad that I got to the cause of my skin disorder as opposed to simply masking the symptoms. I have developed better eating habits and now know what is good for me and what should be avoided.


Clear Skin and a Positive Attitude

M.V. from Lewiston, NY February 4, 2003
When I first came to this clinic my concerns focused on my skin problems that had plagued me for most of my life.

Because of Naturopathic Medicine my skin has improved dramatically. Red blotches, scales and rashes have given way to healthy, dewy skin. My digestive and eliminative systems are working well. Remarkably, I am able to see, hear, attend and think more clearly. This change has added years (quality speaking) to my life.

What has this meant to me? How can I count the ways? My outlook is more positive. I feel able to cope with all sorts of situations. Nervous fears are gone. Happily I look forward to interactions with family members and friends and new acquaintances.

Fatigue, Eye Inflammation and Stress

K.W. February 13, 1997
When I came to Dr. Prytula I had general fatigue (frequent colds and feeling run down), inflammation of the scalp, irisitis of the eye (floaters developed as a result), and arthritis in my right shoulder, feeling stressed out often and my face had frequent blemishes.

Since seeing Dr. Prytula I have a lot more energy than before. I’ve also had less colds and haven’t missed a day of work all winter. The arthritis in my shoulder is not as painful and I have more movement. I’m able to cope better with stress after listening to my stress tape. My eye is much better but my scalp still tends to break out.

My outlook on life is much more positive. I feel better physically and am less stressed out. I can cope better with various struggles in my life (work, raising a family, etc.) I’m more understanding towards others as a result of what I have experienced.


Diabetic Retinopathy

E.M. from Buffalo, NY April 2, 1997
When I came to Dr. Prytula, I was experiencing numerous problems with diabetic retinopathy. Laser surgery seemed to be doing little for my condition. I was still hemorrhaging and I felt that the repeated laser treatment was actually damaging my eye in other ways. Eventually the condition progressed to the point where I was scheduled for a vitrectomy (a much more serious operation than the laser).

Dr. Prytula suggested the possibility of ozone therapy and injections of B-vitamins. Five days after my first ozone therapy I was examined by my eye surgeon because as he stated, I was a very high-risk case. He was astounded by what he saw. He said my condition seemed to be reversing and my eye seemed to be healing itself. He questioned going ahead with the surgery. In the weeks that followed, I received a second ozone treatment. I went back to the surgeon for my last examination before the surgery. He said he didn’t feel I needed it because my condition had improved so drastically. He cancelled the surgery.

Through Dr. Prytula’s treatment (including ozone, herbs, homeopathy and dietary changes) my health has improved a great deal. I am taking less insulin, my diabetes is in better control and I feel much more energetic. My vision has improved to 20/25.

Dr. Prytula’s methods of treatment have improved my overall health a great deal. I am rarely sick, I feel energetic, and overall my outlook on my condition and life in general has improved. The surgeon told me early on that my condition would only get worse and there was nothing I could do about it. He tried to force me into procedures that I wasn’t completely sure about. This led to a great deal of depression and an over-whelming feeling of helplessness. These feelings have dissipated. I no longer feel hopeless or helpless. Things have improved a great deal and continue to improve. Instead of fearing the future, I look forward to it.

Constant Pain, Sleep Disorder & Acid Reflex

L.C. from Niagara Falls, ON March 22, 2007
When I came to NaturoMedic.com, I suffered from shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, a sleep disorder, fatigue, and acid reflux (age 82). I needed a cane to walk even short distances and walking was very painful. I gradually had to give up walking. My family doctor could only prescribe antiinflammatories which didn’t solve my problems. The specialist I saw for my knee warned me that I would have to have surgery in the near future. I was in constant pain, day and night. I could not even dress myself because of the pain and needed my wife’s help.

I started seeing Dr. Prytula in June 2006. At my first visit, Dr. Prytula told me I was full of lead and other heavy metals. Within 2 to 3 months of twice per week IV treatments, I started noticing improvements: less pain and more energy. This improvement continued. By early March 2007, Dr. Prytula told me I no longer needed weekly treatments. Now, I have occassional, minimal pain in my shoulder and my hip and that’s it. I go for daily brisk walks without a cane and am pain free generally. My daily walks are between 5 to 10 kms, even in cold weather. I am now sleeping at night, without pain.

I no longer suffer from constant pain. I am able to exercise and do work around the house and in the garden which I hadn’t been able to do before a long time. I am enjoying life again.


Fibromyalgia

J.V. from Grimsby, ON April 13, 2006
I am a 67-year-old female and due to a car accident 20 years ago, I ended up with fibromyalgia. In the beginning, it was not too bad. But as time went on, it got worse. I had excruciating pain and the family doctor prescribed morphine and sleeping pills for me. I was also on medication for stress. We tried any cure you can think of. We even went to Europe a few times. Nothing helped. The last few years I needed a wheelchair to get around. I thought, well I’d better learn to live with it. This was not easy. Your quality of life is not very high. A few years ago, a member of our family suggested to make an appointment with the doctors at NaturoMedic.com. I did not feel like it too much and thought it was a waste of time and money. But was I ever wrong!

This was an answer to our prayers. After 8 months, I had no more pain and slowly weaned myself off all the medication I was taking. I also parked my wheelchair and don’t use the handicap parking license anymore. I regularly exercise every week, which before was impossible. I even went skating with my grandchildren a few times.

With the help of Dr. Um and the blessing of the Lord, I was completely cured. You do have to be patient to get better. It does not come overnight. For me it took approximately 8 months. But, I feel like a new person and 20 years younger. Thanks again Dr. Um and the people at NaturoMedic.com!


Very Low Energy

C.L. from Welland, ON April 20, 2001
I was always tired. Went to work, came home, had dinner and went to sleep till morning. Many times I tried to stay awake but I was unable to concentrate or focus on coming events. Very forgetful. Went shopping & in 10 minutes came back home too tired to shop.

I can now plan events and have the energy to do them. I can concentrate on projects. My memory is way better. I have reasons to live.

My family life is great. We have great family get-togethers. I help with my grandchildren and play and do outings. I got ambition back. Life is great!


Mental and Physical Exhaustion

I.G. from Port Colborne, ON March 27, 1997
I was exhausted mentally and physically to the point where it was a chore trying to get through the day. I was eating constantly. I felt hungry constantly. Then I would feel awful, very sluggish, bloated. Overall, I had never felt so lousy in my entire life. Even my emotions and thoughts were very negative. Just not myself.

Now I feel great! I’m very proud of myself. Dr. Prytula is a true healer. No one else could ever have succeeded in having me do a fast. I felt so good and well after my fast was over. In one years time I feel like I have regained 5 years! Sounds corny…it’s just now I am feeling younger and glad to be alive!

This has put hope back into my life! Myself, and my children especially, have reaped the greatest reward having a Mom with energy, patience, and just seeing me as a positive person (my true self). It’s great to be alive and well, as opposed to just existing.


General Fatigue and Weak Health

Jodi from Niagara Falls, ON May 2001
I had a history of viral illnesses that kept coming back. My immune system wasn’t very strong. I had headaches often and needed help with stress relief.

I have found many, many amazing improvements. I now have energy for things that I never did in the past. I have an overpowering sense of control when it comes to illness. I CAN control it. I haven’t had so much as a cold in over a year and a half. Headaches are a thing of the past and I am much more relaxed and able to handle life’s stresses in such a positive way!

What I received from Dr. Prytula’s work was far more than I had ever expected. I not only gained physical wellness, I gained mental and emotional balance as well. My glass is no longer “HALF FULL”. I have an overwhelming amount of control in my life. We choose how we are going to perceive things. The saying is so correct, “What the mind perceives, the body will achieve.” I now practice this! I recommend Naturopathic Medicine for all.


Pain and Sinus

Joe from Niagara Falls, ON August 28, 2001
I had low back pain, shoulder pain and sinus trouble. Since coming to Dr. Prytula, I have done very good.

My life has improved but the real improvements came from the awareness of your spirit, soul, body and mind. Getting to know the real you from healing yourself from the interior to the exterior. This is something that I believe everybody should go through. The process is terrific.


Pain

M.J. November 12, 1996
For three years I was experiencing pain and swelling in my right wrist. I was also having discomfort in my feet (especially when I first got out of bed in the morning), in my lower back, arms and left wrist. After continually visiting my family Doctor and having seen three Rheumatologists with little relief, I was recommended to Dr. Prytula.

When first starting on the Chinese Medicine and homeopathy drops I did not notice any change for the first two weeks. I even thought my symptoms seemed to worsen. After that period and doing the cleansing diet I started to feel less pain in my body and especially in my wrist. I even had more energy and was less irritable.

After losing confidence in Western Medicine, Naturopathy has given me hope that I will not have to live with this pain for the rest of my life and will not lose function of my wrist. I’m sure my family like me around more than before, as well.


Inflammation in Nerve Endings

E.G. December 10, 1996
I came to Dr. Prytula with inflammation in my nerve endings, severe pain and I had lost 90 pounds. (Had for 2 years.)

I started coming here in September of 1994 because I couldn’t take the conventional medication due to allergies. With Dr. Prytula’s help I slowly got better.

This has changed my life and my family’s by accepting alternative therapy.


Fibromyalgia

J.T. from Fort Erie, ON
I had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was very stiff and in constant pain over my entire body. I was tired all the time, could not sleep at night, and felt very depressed. I had no energy to do anything.

I now feel like I have a new body. I have more energy, the stiffness in the joints and body are gone and I am much happier.

I can now enjoy my life again. I can do activities that used to be so difficult, such as gardening, walking and climbing stairs. I now have a positive outlook and I am looking forward to living a long and productive life.


Chronically Tired and Pain

A.F. January 4, 1999
I was constantly tired and felt mentally drained. Also, I was suffering from chronic back pain for twenty years, and had developed an occasional chest pain.

Within the first two months of seeing Dr. Prytula, my energy level had jumped back to how I felt when I was in my early twenties. I have become much clearer headed and I no longer feel drained. My chronic back pain is now only an occasional inconvenience and is easily relieved. I have not had any reoccurrence of chest pains.

I feel more in control of my destiny. I am less irritable to family and co-workers and have a new lease on my athletic endeavours.


Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Sleeping Problems

Leanne from Niagara Falls, ON April 2004
I heard the other day on a television show, I believe it was one of those infomercials, that said, “Pain is the pre-requisite for change.” If that is the case I guess I was in for big changes.

After being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, fibromyalgia and a sleep disorder
and suffering from these and multiple other ailments for approximately 3 years, I was at my lowest point in the spring of 2002. At the continuous urging of a co-worker who praised the work of Dr. Prytula and his staff, it was actually my husband who finally said enough was enough dealing with every type of medical specialist with no results and called to make my first appointment at NaturoMedic.com.

This appointment was in August of 2002 and I’ll be the first to admit that I knew nothing about the practice of Natural Medicine. At that point I was just meeting with one more Doctor in the hopes that he may make a difference. (Although these hopes had been dashed many times over the last few years.)

My visits with Dr. Prytula and his staff continued to be helpful for mind, body and spirit. Within six months of my initial visit to the office I had seen (and so had my friends and family) dramatic improvements in my health.

I no longer use a cane for support; my sleep has improved as has my energy level, strength and stamina. I am able to mange flare-ups with a positive attitude knowing that the triggers are usually stress or overwork and can adjust my schedule to get through these times.

I will be the first to admit I made many changes over this past year. I was able to switch to a reduced hour workweek and a complete diet change along with ongoing visits to NaturoMedic.com.

I am positive that without the help of Dr. Prytula and his staff I would not be the person I am today, on my way to being the person I used to be. I am looking forward to coaching my daughter’s soccer team again this year, and not just from a chair on the sidelines anymore.

My many thanks and praises to Dr. Prytula, Dr. Um and the staff of NaturoMedic.com.


Chronic Fatigue and Aches and Pains

Y.B. January 2, 1997
When I came to Dr. Prytula I had general burnout. This included Chronic Fatigue, which I had for approximately eight years. I also had problems with moodiness, weight gain, poor digestion, aching bones and muscles, acne, dry eyes and skin, and frequent colds/flu viruses lasting six weeks or more. I was nervous and depressed, and I was also dealing with anxiety, excessive hair loss, candida and hemorrhoids. The Doctors that I had seen had labeled me as having “Epstein Bar”.

As of writing this, my Chronic Fatigue was resolved with homeopathic drops, my food allergies are gone, and my digestion and immune system was fixed with the use of herbal aids. My aching bones and muscles, and hemorrhoids disappeared with fasting. My energy increased, my acne is gone, my hair growth is improving and I am more content emotionally.

For the first time in eight years, I was not ill at Christmas and New Year’s. I am able to be more involved in all activities without falling ill or suffering from exhaustion. Spiritually, I have a much deeper relationship with God. What I first perceived as premature aging is turning out to be a new beginning. I thank God he protected me from more serious conditions such as cancer.

Even though some homeopathic remedies magnified my symptoms, I knew with perseverance, this was necessary and things would improve, and so they did. My life has had a 180-degree turn-around.

Thanks be to God for leading me to this office.


Car Accident

H.F. 1995
Due to a car accident in early 1995, I came to Dr. Prytula with the following problems:

Headaches: Would wake up with a headache every day. I would take pain killers and my headache would return during the day and evening
Neck and right shoulder: Painful and sore from injury. Did see a chiropractor, but did not have any relief from this
Right hip: Thought to have initial stage of arthritis. Started to drag my right leg
Lack of energy: Would wake up tired, go to work, return home exhausted. Most times I was falling asleep on the couch around 6:30 p.m.
Irritable: Prior to the accident, I was an even-tempered person. After the accident I would lose my temper quickly. I would get upset over the most insignificant thing. I seemed to have turned into someone I didn’t even like. My friends, family and co-workers noticed this and made comments to me
Upset stomach and diarrhea: Constantly had pains in the stomach and diarrhea. My stomach was always making noise, and I also had severe bowel cramps to the point that I would double-over in pain
Sleeping: Would not have a good night’s sleep. Would wake several times during the night. Also had a lot bad dreams

After approximately five visits with Dr. Prytula, I have achieved the following results:

My headaches are practically non-existent. Occasionally there is some discomfort in my neck, right shoulder and right hip, but only one quarter of what the pain was. My energy level has improved 70%. I now stay awake after I return home from work. Most times I go to bed around 10:00 p.m., and get up around 5:00 a.m. I have my temper under control. I am better at coping with stressful matters. I can rationalize situations and am able to cope with several stressful situations at one time. I do not panic nor dwell on them. As far as my upset stomach and diarrhea are concerned, Dr. Prytula has found that I am allergic to various foods. I have avoided these foods and my stomach problems and diarrhea have been corrected. I do not have rumbling noises in my stomach or bowel cramps. I can now go into a deep sleep and not wake up several times during the night. My bad dreams are very infrequent and I do not wake up as tired.

I am more physically active. Going to work is not as difficult. I carry out the duties of my job with greater confidence, as I am able to handle various stressful situations at once and not lose my composure. My co-workers used to wonder what happened to “the old me” and now I have returned. I can laugh and tell jokes again.

I feel like I am in control of my life and body again.

My marriage is much better. I can now stay awake longer which means I spend more time with him. I am also not nagging or as irritable as before, but I think my husband will always complain that I nag him.

Please share my story with others so they can be helped like I have.


A Myriad of Problems and Fibromyalgia

C.B. November 21, 1996
When I first came to Dr. Prytula, I was suffering from a myriad of problems. I had been unable to fully recover from recent surgery and had also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This was compounded by digestive problems, fatigue and headaches. Traditional M.D.’s could offer no relief and felt they could only try to keep me comfortable with painkillers.

Under Dr. Prytula’s direction we accessed all of my symptoms and dealt with one after another through the use of various herbs and Chinese medicine along with lifestyle changes. Initially, some symptoms worsened before improving, but the end result was always well worth it. My recovery did require effort and changes on my part, as well as an open mind to new ways of doing things. It was a process that took some time, there was no “immediate cure”, but I always felt that I was moving forward and doing what was right.

Since seeing Dr. Prytula, I feel that I am a new person. I went from being exhausted, in pain and struggling through each day to feeling healthy and full of energy. I now look better, feel better and enjoy my life again. I’ve learned a lot about myself that will help me through my entire life.

Infertility

D.D. & P.D. from Thorold, ON March 24, 2006
My husband and I were dealing with infertility and were going to McMaster’s infertility clinic where we had tried several different therapies and medicines.

My wife came to see Dr. Prytula who then prescribed western botanicals and chinese herbs. Immediately after finishing these, we conceived.

We now have two happy, healthy boys and are enjoying life as a family. Proud parents of two boys.


Weight Problem, PMS and Thyroid Problems

R.B. November 12, 1996
My motivation for seeking help from Dr. Prytula was my weight problem. I also was experiencing lack of energy, water retention, swollen and stiff joints in the morning, PMS, headaches from neck and shoulder tension. I also had low thyroid function (Hashimoto’s disease) and conventional allergies.

The hardest thing for me to realize while going through the homeopathic remedies is that you may feel worse before you feel better of the very symptoms you so desperately want to rid yourself of. Keeping that in mind is what got me through detoxification of prescribed drugs I had taken in the past (such as water pills, diet pills and decongestants.)

I have had great results since seeing Dr. Prytula. My energy has greatly increased—no more afternoon naps. My PMS symptoms are all but gone and my headaches are rare. The environmental allergies I had experienced only bother me when I am exposed to massive amounts of moulds. We are now ready to address the weight issue!


Vaginal Burning, Bad Nerves and Tingling Extremities

H.F.T. from Thorold, ON August 19, 1997
When I cam to see Dr. Prytula I had the following problems:

Problem with sole of left foot
Burning in vagina and mouth
Tingling palm of hands and bottom of feet
Lower back problems-hurt to walk
Nerves bad
Now my left foot is back to normal. The burning in my vagina has cleared. The burning in my mouth is almost gone. The tingling in my palms are gone. There is still a bit of tingling in my feet, but my lower back problem has cleared. My nerves are a lot better.

This has meant that I am now getting along better with my family. I can tolerate more. I don’t get upset about every little thing. I can also walk better and for longer distances, and can wear all my shoes now.


Stress, Heart Palpitations and Hot Flashes

N.M. from Niagara Falls, ON February 9, 2000
I suffered from nervousness and anxiety, as well as heart palpitations and hot flashes. I also had some sinus problems.

After only four visits, my symptoms improved by about 85% and I felt more confident. I learned to deal with the stress in my life more effectively. My hot flashes totally disappeared and heart palpitations are almost non-existent now.

I have more confidence and am able to better deal with a crisis. Little things don’t bother me anymore and the big ones I deal with more logically.


PMS and Low Immune System

P.T. November 13, 1996
When I came to Dr. Prytula in September of ’96, I was in a period in my life whereby I had made a commitment to myself to heal myself totally—body, mind and spirit. I was feeling lower energy, had digestive problems, low immune system, bloating from water retention, painful periods, sore throats, etc. These were things that I had learned to live with and had become second nature. However, I decided that I did not have to continue to live with these. I was also experiencing a tremendous amount of stress; running my own practice, engaging in a new relationship, and blending with a new family. But I did not consider these to be treatment also in the context of this service.

As I am writing this I have been seeing Dr. Prytula for approximately three months (about four visits). In that time I have acquired knowledge to empower me to keep my body and mind healthy and balanced which has definitely rendered positive spiritual results also. I feel physically better than at any point in my life that I can recall, my emotional and mental outlook is calmer in spite of the continued pressures and stresses. These results were achieved by sharing life-knowledge and application of appropriate techniques etc. by Dr. Prytula along with the mutual belief that the individual is responsible for his own well-being.

I am feeling better on all fronts. He has enabled me to have a clear outlook and more energy to meet the everyday challenges. I am less irritable, calmer and more balanced which obviously has a positive impact on my practice, relationship, family and work. Now I have to learn to play. I’m working on that.

I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Prytula’s services to anyone and would also like to comment upon the professional yet friendly assistance and support of his staff.


PMS and Food Cravings

S.H.
I was experiencing constant headaches due to congestion, constant fatigue, cravings for food (especially at night), P.M.S., mood swings and depression.

Most of these problems were cleared up within the first four weeks. The sinus problem, since it is a seasonal issue, continues to be worked upon.

It is difficult to find the words to express how great I have been feeling since going to see Dr. Prytula. I feel that I have finally found a health practitioner that really listens and is concerned about treating the cause and not just the symptoms. I have more energy to do the wide variety of tasks I face each day. My family is happy with my progress because I now have energy to spend time with them. I only wish I had heard about Dr. Prytula many years ago.


Infertility

Connor’s Mom from Buffalo, NY June 24, 2000
When I first came to Dr. Prytula in May 1998, my primary concern was infertility. My infertility was unexplained to me by the three fertility specialists I had seen in the Buffalo, New York area over the previous 6 years. During that time, I took many fertility drugs without success. Needless to say, my spirits were very low regarding the situation. I feared that my lifelong dream of having a baby wasn’t going to happen; yet I knew that I had to keep searching and hoping. In addition to the infertility, I’ve had sinus problems – headaches became a part of my life and infections required antibiotics, which I then became sensitive to. Antibiotics were usually followed by yeast infections. Nasal and post-nasal congestion was nearly constant. Skeletal problems included lower back and knee pain. I also frequently had episodes of rapid heartbeat or palpitations.

On my first visit, Dr. Prytula told me that if he could help me I would know within one year. During the months that followed, Dr. Prytula prescribed vitamins and mineral supplements, Udo’s oil, Western botanicals and homeopathic medicines. He also did skeletal adjustments, which were very helpful.

After a few visits, he suggested that I fast for a week. I had never done anything like this before so the prospect of not eating was a little frightening, but it was fine. I believe this fast had an enormous impact on my general level of health.

Ten months later, my husband and I found out that I was pregnant – without drugs! We were surprised, amazed and simply thrilled. The first few weeks were difficult because I was out of town and experiencing cramping. My gynecologist told me “not to worry” about the cramping. As soon as I returned home, I saw Dr. Prytula. He prescribed a Chinese herbal medication that helped within a few days – as he said it would. The remainder of the pregnancy went smoothly.

On December 1, 1999, we had a healthy and beautiful son, who we named Connor. We will be forever thankful to Dr. Prytula for his part in helping our dream come true. In my situation, I have been in awe of how sensitive Dr. Prytula has been in both diagnosing and treating the imbalances he finds. I think we, as patients of Dr. Prytula, are fortunate to have such a skilful physician available to us.

As far as my other health issues are concerned, I no longer have frequent sinus infections and rarely have headaches or congestion. My lower back has improved as has my knees.

The best part is my family life. We are both so happy watching our little son grow. The void that lasted so long has been filled. Seeing my son’s smiling face everyday makes my heart filled with joy that I feared would never exist. Parenthood has changed my life in the best possible of ways.


Headaches, Fatigue and Hot Flashes

S.C. from St. Catharines, ON February 18, 2000
When I came to Dr. Prytula I had headaches, hot flashes, I was tired all the time, I was bloated and had various aches. I lost two good friends at 48 and 50 to cancer in the last two years so I was a little scared and depressed. I wanted to look after my body better by eating new food and take natural herbs and supplements. In general, improve my health and well being.

I now have no headaches, no hot flashes, nor am I as tired or bloated. My immune system is a lot better this year; no colds or flu. In general I feel a lot better with myself; a more positive attitude on life.

This more positive attitude on life has made me more content and happier with my life and this helps with my family and friends and I am able to help them be more positive and healthy. I have found Dr. Prytula and his staff to be very friendly and helpful.


Headaches and PMS

E.L. January 16, 1997
I came to Dr. Prytula with headaches (normally 24 hours a day and severe), and PMS with a four-day emotional manifestation that was quite disruptive.

I have vastly improved. I no longer have headaches every day and night and they are less severe in intensity and duration. PMS is virtually eradicated. I am using herbs and homeopathics for the headaches and am being educated about etiology cause and effect. Certain dietary changes had an immediate positive effect on hormonal cycles that is ongoing.

This has taught me there is hope. Learn to listen carefully to your body’s messages. With that and qualified guidance you can know what must change to facilitate and honor healing and perfect health as well. The office staff shows you how and what; the rest is up to you. Go for it! Enjoy the process and go for it!

Thank you very much for all of your ongoing, warm and patient help.


Chronic Sinus Infections, PMS and Allergies

Maria from Buffalo, NY July 2001
The initial health problems I was concerned with when I came to NaturoMedic.com were: chronic sinus infections that began seasonally (Spring and Fall) and had become lengthier each season, including severe nasal congestion and mucous, difficulty breathing and debilitating headaches: painful menses and PMS that included painful cramping, bloating and extreme mood swings and emotions: very low energy and fatigue and inability to cope with stress: joint pain that made exercise and walking difficult: food allergies that had severely restricted what I could eat without experiencing a reaction (I would have a sneezing attack merely from touching flour when I was baking.)

Since treatment with Dr. Prytula I have experienced relief with every one of the initial problems I itemized above!!! I have not experienced one sinus infection during either the spring or fall (a bonus to this is that I haven’t had to suffer the nasty side-effects of the antibiotics and medications that I used to take for these), my menstrual cycle is under control, my joint pain is gone, I can cook and eat foods that I previously had to avoid, my energy level is like it was when I was in my twenties (20 years ago!). There are many other more minor health issues that have been resolved as well: I no longer have very dry, itchy skin and warts, gas pains and embarrassing flatulence, days where I just couldn’t get out of bed, a poor body image and lack of interest in sex, feelings of overwhelming anxiety, emotional outbursts, and depression that I just couldn’t seem to control.

In actuality, my entire life has turned around since coming to NaturoMedic.com!! I have a healthy body and a positive outlook on life. Finally, I feel like I am in control of my life’s stresses. I am more calm and relaxed than I have ever been. This has meant a better life for my husband and children who were probably as miserable as I was before. I am very grateful to Dr. Prytula and NaturoMedic.com for showing me the way to GREAT health!!!!

Migraines and Neck Pain

D.R. January 6, 1997
The problems I had when I came to see Dr. Prytula were severe migraine headaches, which were increasing in severity and frequency, less severe headaches that were almost constant, fatigue, neck pain and numbness down my right arm to the fingers, mid-thoracic pain which became worse with headaches, and a weight problem. Since my first child I gained over 70 pounds.

Since starting treatment, I have had no severe migraines, and the neck pain and numbness and tingling have improved considerably. I have had the occasional less severe headache, but they are much improved. My backache is less aggravating and not so frequent. I have lost 20 pounds and kept it off for approximately 4 months. I am feeling more positive, more energetic. I am still struggling to follow the strict dietary guidelines, especially over Christmas.

I am more positive in general. I am paying more attention to finding time to relax and ways to de-stress. I am feeling encouraged that I will continue to make progress toward overall better health. I am now less stressed with my family and husband and we are able to enjoy time together more.


Headaches and PMS

E.L. January 16, 1997
I came to Dr. Prytula with headaches (normally 24 hours a day and severe), and PMS with a four-day emotional manifestation that was quite disruptive.

I have vastly improved. I no longer have headaches every day and night and they are less severe in intensity and duration. PMS is virtually eradicated. I am using herbs and homeopathics for the headaches and am being educated about etiology cause and effect. Certain dietary changes had an immediate positive effect on hormonal cycles that is ongoing.

This has taught me there is hope. Learn to listen carefully to your body’s messages. With that and qualified guidance you can know what must change to facilitate and honor healing and perfect health as well. The office staff shows you how and what; the rest is up to you. Go for it! Enjoy the process and go for it!

Thank you very much for all of your ongoing, warm and patient help.

Heart Disease & Non Hodgkins Lymphoma

Shirley from Mississauga, ON January 12, 2007
When I came to NaturoMedic.com I had been dealing with heart disease since 2003 when I had two heart valves repaired. I also had chemotherapy in 2005 for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.

In 2006 I began seeing Dr. Prytula and started treatments of Vitamin C intravenously and other naturopathic medicine.

With the results I have achieved at NaturoMedic.com, my life is now as it was prior to 2003. My energy level is back to normal. I am walking 2 miles a day, 5 days a week. I am enjoying my grandchildren, watching them grow. My outlook on life is very positive and I am enjoying life to the fullest.


Blocked Arteries

A.T. from St. Catharines, ON July, 2006
About once a week, I was getting an ache in my left shoulder for 10 minutes or so. Five years ago, I refused an angiogram, but gave in this time since the Doctor saw two questionable spots after taking pictures with their “space capsule.” While waiting to have to have the angiogram done in Hamilton, I took six chelation treatments at NaturoMedic.com. I would have taken ten, but I’m in debt helping too many “lost” people, etc. Anyway, I had the Doctor shaking his head and smiling when he said that I only had two spots with 30% plaque – the rest of the arteries were great. He said that was surprising seeing that I was 60 years old, a little overweight and I told them how I have eaten unwisely at church functions, etc. for 34 years. I mentioned chelation, he listened, stared, said nothing for awhile, then changed the subject. He said my ache must be from stress when you get into a hurting situation and then your blood pressure goes up, muscles spasm, etc. I told him even my blood pressure pills, plus my natural ones didn’t even help at that point. My doctor wanted to give me stronger pills, but I refused. I know the answer – like Dr. Prytula said – “Relax – breathe deeply and slowly and think on good things.” Anyway, praise the Lord for chelation and heart flow maintenance pills (F.L.W. Formula).


High Blood Pressure and Numerous Other Problems

J.S. from Wainfleet, ON January 3, 1997
When I came to Dr. Prytula I had numerous problems such as: high blood pressure, low energy, stiffness in right hand, headaches, abdominal distress, anxiety, and a swollen metatarsal in my left foot.

My blood pressure is now reduced to low normal and I am off the medication. My energy has increased substantially, my abdominal problems have disappeared and the anxiety has been reduced.

My outlook has become much more positive. I’m able to tackle my work and play with much more enthusiasm and enjoyment. My family has certainly noticed the most improvement.


High Blood Pressure and Asthma

E.I.F. June 7, 1999
I had high blood pressure and asthma, which caused many sleepless nights, loss of energy; and food allergies, which left me with almost nothing to eat without getting hives or a rash on my face.

I now sleep sound every night and have plenty of energy. Painless tests and therapy have cured these problems. With a few simple rules, I am able to enjoy my food again without hives or rashes.

I no longer dread each day, wondering what I will see in the mirror. I am able to face people again and do all my work. I know that with detoxification, those problems can be corrected.


Arteriosclerosis

Bill S. January 12, 2000
I had 90% blockage in the lower aorta. Restricted blood flow to legs and feet. Severe pain when walking more than 10 feet. Night pain in calves and feet with loss of hair on legs.

After six Chelation treatments, hair began to regrow on my legs. After approximately twenty treatments I began to walk three mph for thirty minutes on a treadmill. Big improvement. After thirty-three treatments my hair had returned, I can walk one hour a day, four days a week on the treadmill. Lower leg pain is minimal.

When once, the doctors were talking about a radical aorta bypass, I now feel confident that because of Chelation and diet changes, the operation is not needed. Instead of a 25 % survival rate with the operation, I am now 100% sure of a quality life style.


Arteriosclerosis

Bill S. JANUARY 12, 2000
I had 90% blockage in the lower aorta. Restricted blood flow to legs and feet. Severe pain when walking more than 10 feet. Night pain in calves and feet with loss of hair on legs.

After six Chelation treatments, hair began to regrow on my legs. After approximately twenty treatments I began to walk three mph for thirty minutes on a treadmill. Big improvement. After thirty-three treatments my hair had returned, I can walk one hour a day, four days a week on the treadmill. Lower leg pain is minimal.

When once, the doctors were talking about a radical aorta bypass, I now feel confident that because of Chelation and diet changes, the operation is not needed. Instead of a 25 % survival rate with the operation, I am now 100% sure of a quality life style.


Heart and Stroke

H.W. from Vineland, ON January 18, 2005
Twenty percent of two arteries were plugged when I first came to the clinic and another was sixty percent plugged. My medical doctors had made an appointment for bypass surgery at Hamilton General Hospital. I notified the hospital and my medical doctor to cancel the bypass and I chose the route of IV chelation.

After 28 treatments, my medical doctor decided to send me to Hamilton General Hospital for a six month checkup which included x-rays and a treadmill test. The results of this checkup were positive – all my arteries are clean and my heart is in A-1 shape. My medical doctor was surprised with my results.

Now I have a great amount of energy. I rode my 2-wheeler bicycle from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie and back in one day in July. The damage to my heart after two heart attacks is completely repaired.

Paraspinal Lump

E.G. from St. Catharines April 2013

I had pain in my jaw and ears and it was difficult to sleep. My G.P. offered little help and suggested I see the dentist to put in a mouth guard. The G.P. sent me for an x-ray which showed a paraspinal lump. Then my G.P. referred me to an ear and throat specialist who sent me for an MRI. The MRI showed an enlarged carotid artery on my left side.

I went to Dr. Prytula when the x-ray showed the lump. After several months of being on herbs I was feeling less pain. February 2013, I went for another MRI. I had great results which showed the lymph lesion had decreased from the original size of 1.3 cm to 0.7 mm. I was so happy and now the pain has almost vanished. I am to return to the specialist in 12 months.

I am extremely grateful to Dr. Prytula for all his help and kindness. I still cannot believe that the regular health system could not help me. Now I can get on with living a healthy life.


Travel Sickness

GT from Niagara Falls, NY January 6, 2011

Travel sickness, nausea and vomiting in planes and sometimes cars.

Absolutely no problems travelsing now, no nausea and no sickness. I have used stress managment tapes that helped me relax and re-program my flying experience from negative to positive.

I travel alot. I just returned from Australia. A 14-hour, flight from LA to Brisbane; no sickness-I actually enjoyed the flight! It has opened my opportunities and I am so grateful.


Whole Body Health

E.K. from Boston, NY December 12, 2010
At 68, I felt that I had reached “old age”. Embittered by 10 years of being a care-giver for my mother recovering from emergency abdominal surgery and a blood clot. I was weak and unable to resist infections. Wracked with arthritic pain in my hand, wrists, neck and ankles. I thought I would never feel well again.

Thanks to Dr. Prytula and a program of botanicals, homeopathic remedies and MRT( Mental Reprogramming Technique, I have recovered my physical and psychological health. The arthritis is 90% under control and I have the strength and courage to face all that has come at me.

I have recovered my ZEST for LIFE, LOVE and LIVING. Feeling more like 48 instead of 68. Thanks to Dr. Prytula and his abilities to analyze and diagnose and then prescribe the treatment that corrects your problems and restores your health.


Neuralgia, Headaches, Low Energy, and Stomach Problems

Betty from Port Colborne August 2, 2007
The problems I had which brought me to NaturoMedic were trigeminal neuralgia, almost daily headaches, severe lack of energy, allergies, joint, stomach and underlying emotional problems. Because of these my lust for life was severly lacking.

All of the above have been conquered within the last year with the aid of EATs, MRTs, Western Botanicals, Homeopathics, Diet and Lifestyle changes and most of all the enocouragment and patience of Dr. Prytula, Dr. Um and staff, my family and friends and most of all myself. Also, throughout this time I have managed to give up a five pot a day coffee habit and am getting very close to giving up cigarettes. (Both were 30 year habits)

The year it has taken me to accomplish the above has been so rewarding, I cannot put it into words. I am a much healthier, happier person now, full of energy. I have been told by family and friends I am a totally different person and I feel like a new person. I cannot express my gratitude enough to everyone at NaturoMedic, and its healing methods. They have sent me on my way to a new life!


Bladder, Legs & Whole Body Health

H.B. from Welland, ON June 12, 2007
Thank you for the opportunity you gave me to help me with my health problems. I am feeling a little better with my bladder and legs. My curly hair has started growing back, my nails are growing and I have no more warts. The health of my whole body has changed for the better and I thank you again for your great work and interest. I know that you have helped a lot of people and I am one of them. I can’t thank you enough.


Brochitis, Heart Attack, Congestive Heart Failure, Cancer & Osteoporosis

E.A.M. from St. Catharines, ON Sept 8, 2006
When I came to NaturoMedic.com I was dealing with several ailments: 1.Bronchitis, emphysema & poor immune system – I had frequent infections & was hospitalized 2.Heart Attack which produced considerable tissue damage & frequent use of nitro spray 3.Congestive Heart Failure with weakness and adema in lungs and legs 4.Prostrate Cancer – I had radiation in 1999 and regular hormone therapy continuing 5.Osteoporosis (result of cancer radition) and arthritis.

Since undergoing treatment at NaturoMedic.com, the results are as follows: 1.Breathing Problems: I am breathing clearly and infection-free since taking naturopathic treatment and installing air filtering system in home with ultra violet light 2. Heart Attack: My body is developing an ability to produce nitro naturally and use of nitro spray is now infrequent 3. Congestive Heart Failure: I am now able to do more low-stress physical activity for longer periods. I now have only minor and infrequent episodes of adema in legs only. 4. Cancer: Is continuing in recession 5. Osteoporosis: Arthritic pain in hands is reduced and is eliminated from the hip.

My results have granted me the ability to function easier and over longer periods of time and has given me a renewed sense of worth in myself and to those around me. Initial skepticism about Naturopathic value has been replaced by a full endorsement of its effectiveness, combined with the power of prayer.


Esophogus attacks, joint stiffness, allergies & colds

B.W. from Niagara-on-the-Lake May 24, 2006
When I came to NaturoMedic.com, I suffered from esophogus attacks, joint stiffness, allergies to cats and chocolate, and my family suffered from my constant colds. Since receiving treatment, my esophogus attacks are virtually gone. My joint stiffness has been greatly reduced. I avoid cats and chocolate and the antiviral (western botanical) helps immensely with my colds. My improved health has helped me to be a better family member.


Myasthenia Gravis and Severe Neuropathy

C.C. from Oakville, ON November 1, 1999
I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis in March of 1989. I suffered many years with relapses, and one re-op on my thymus gland in 1996. I have been on drugs such as Prednisone, Imuran and Mestinon for over 10 years now. This neurological disorder had completely changed my life. Once an incredibly active woman, I soon found it difficult to perform even the simplest of household chores because I became fatigued and breathless so easily. When I began seeing Dr. Prytula in March of 1999, I had been diagnosed with severe neuropathy. I had begun losing the feeling in my feet and hands and was on Tylenol 3 on a daily basis because I was in so much pain. My eyesight had deteriorated to the point of where I could not see objects at a distance and I began seeing double.

After Dr. Prytula completed a thorough assessment on me, he recommended that I begin Chelation therapy immediately and gave me hope that I would be better again.

By my seventh Chelation session my eyesight began to improve and by my tenth session I began regaining feeling in my hands and feet. The pain I had been experiencing was now tolerable and I slowly began to wean myself off the Tylenol. By the time I had completed the thirty recommended sessions of Chelation I was completely pain free, my eyesight was restored to normal, and the enormous amounts of medication I was on to control my Myasthenia Gravis had been drastically reduced.

This has completely changed my life. Prior to my Chelation therapy I had become very depressed and had lost my will to live. Now, I am able to enjoy my family – especially my 6 grandchildren, and I have energy left over at the end of the day!

I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Prytula, the staff of NaturoMedic, and my dear friend who recommended this to me.


Low Blood Count and Low Immune System

D.T. from St. Catharines, ON March 4, 1997
When I came to see Dr. Prytula I had a low platelet count, low haemoglobin count and my immune system had been low since 1994.

To my delight, my entire blood situation has improved greatly. The blood count has never been so good. Since January 1994 I have been receiving blood transfusions on a weekly basis. They have been reduced to once a month and now down to once in the past eight weeks.

The quality of life has improved so much that now my family and I can leave the country for holidays. I had been restricted to my home for slightly over two years prior to coming to Dr. Prytula.


Inflammation of the Liver

I.K. from St. Catharines, ON December 2002
I developed a serious illness, which was inflammation of the liver. My symptoms included constant fatigue, daily diarrhea (which resulted in a drastic weight loss), and daily stomach pain. My G.P. said that if my stomach pain increased in intensity I could end up going into a coma. The specialist wanted to put me on immune-suppressing drugs, but I preferred to try natural treatment first.

I have experienced 16 months of healing under the dedicated care of Dr. Prytula and his staff. My energy has returned, the diarrhea has disappeared and the stomach pain is very slight and only occurring the odd time. I have also gained some of the weight I lost. My doctors are very surprised that my blood work has returned to normal without their prescription drugs.

Your health is very valuable and I am grateful for every day. I am able to resume my daily activities once again. However, now I try new experiences that I may not have considered doing in the past. I have enlightened my knowledge of the many different types of natural therapies and of their wonderful healing powers. I am truly thankful that I made the choice for natural health.


So Much Was Wrong With Me

H.S. March 18, 1997
So much was wrong with me when I first came to Dr. Prytula. I had:

Joint swelling
Hot flashes
Stomach aches from allopathic meds etc.
Incontinence
Low self esteem
Confusion
Headaches/migraines
Memory loss
Lack of energy
Inability to sleep/vomiting in sleep
Depression
Seizures
Many of these were caused or increased due to an auto accident.

I have found that Traumeel helps swelling and pain and I only take it as needed. The natural diet has helped a lot. Homeopathic meds help the stomachaches, sleep, depression, and feelings of anger. Chinese herbs have cured the hot flashes, incontinence and lack of energy. I sleep well and have fewer, less severe headaches. Homeopathic meds counter-act the side effects of my seizure medication and stop the vomiting.

I am now more alert, strong, am able to participate, able to stand up for myself and set limits. I enjoy life more. I set goals and notice my progress. I can now walk for an hour, take singing and guitar lessons. I got through my court case very well.


Optimal Health

E.C. from Niagara Falls, ON April 2001
I had no real health concerns when I came to see Dr. Prytula. I came as a preventative measure—I wanted to know where my body was in terms of optimum health.

I have changed in ways that I did not think I needed to change. After a few short visits I noticed subtle changes in my behaviour. I handle situations and myself differently—more conducive to my well being.

My outlook has always been good—but now it is even better. My husband has also followed the recommendations—our children are next. This is the best money that we have ever spent. I recommend this treatment plan for those who are sick and want to get well—also for those who are well and wish to stay that way.


My Journey to Wellness

C.T. from Grimsby, ON
I’ve always been a reasonably healthy person, but I’ve never felt completely well. Mood swings distorted my perception since I was a teenager and “can’t” and “should” characterized my thoughts. I shied away from contact with people and gravitated slowly toward solitary pursuits. I suffered from nagging health issues and trudged along believing that it was my normal state of being.

Over the past five years, my symptoms had worsened and gradually, without consciously realizing it, I had slipped into an utter state of exhaustion and despair. Barely making it through a day, it took every precious ounce of energy I could muster to tend to my clients and the tasks that lay ahead for the day. Even then, I grasped for words, made phone calls and forgot whom I was calling, and headed off in my car, not remembering my destination.

To add to my mental confusion, my body screamed for attention. When I opted to ignore it, my legs were riddled with pain, aches filtered through every joint in my body, my head throbbed, and my back and neck stiffened and unsightly skin eruptions adorned my face. I caught every cold and flu that was passed around. Needless to say, I was not happy.

I tried to manage my symptoms on my own through self-help books, positive thinking, yoga, meditation and nutritional counseling with the guidance of a naturopath, all to no avail. I turned to a medical doctor who convinced me that I was anemic and put me on iron supplements.

Within days my symptoms worsened. The iron supplements arrested any bowel function, which was already sluggish. I felt like a toxic blowfish oozing with poison. My physical ailments were now manifesting in my thoughts and emotions as I created images of abandoning life, sleeping to avoid people and situations, and erupting like a volcano when my expectations were not met. On some level I knew that something else was happening to me that stretched beyond my physical deterioration. I wanted help from someone who could understand the body, mind and spirit approach to healing. I was too blocked energetically to do this on my own. As I readied myself for healing and affirmed that I was committed to the process, I came upon Dr. Michael Prytula, a naturopathic doctor, skilled in a wide range of natural alternative therapies, including energetic medicine.

After a comprehensive assessment of my physical condition, emotional state, behavioural patterns and a broad range of life style choices, Dr. Prytula proceeded to diagnose my condition and prescribed a course of intervention. To my surprise, he detected several emotional blocks carried with me from childhood. I could not recall any trauma as I had little memory of my childhood. We would work on issues of grief, guilt and fear. Even more surprising to me was his pronouncement that I had vitamin and mineral deficiencies resulting from allergies to iron, protein, Vitamins A, C and B-complexes, among other things. Even though I was eating healthily, my body was not assimilating the nutrients in the food.

He likened my block to wellness to be like a giant iceberg. As layers of the iceberg would be chipped away at during the healing process to come, he advised me that I would sometimes feel better or I would sometimes feel worse as layer upon layer of toxic waste and toxic thoughts would be exposed and healed. He cautioned that my volcanic moods could erupt; my symptoms could intensify, and that I would hate him for putting me through the process. But on the other end of the process was a melted iceberg with clear sailing ahead. After I had journeyed this far in troubled waters, what was a bit more turbulence to endure.

I was prescribed various homeopathic remedies and western botanical tinctures to address some of my complaints – but the most profound change came through the use of N.E.T./N.A.E.T. and N.A.E.T. interventions, both of which I had never heard of and initially approached with much scepticism.

In her book, “Good News for People Who Hurt,” (2000) Dr. Lou Ann Dickerson Hall illustrates the process of N.E.T./N.E.A.T. developed by chiropractic physician Dr. Scott Walker of Encinitas, California. The process addresses the mind/body connection. N.E.T./N.E.A.T. (Neuro-Emotional Anti-Sabotage Technique) is a revolutionary treatment that examines the emotional components of the body. These emotions which are referred to as N.E.C.’s (Neuro-Emotional Complexes) are unresolved emotions or past traumas lodged in the body as a threat, thus contributing to a person’s overall disease or discomfort. The theory behind the treatment asserts that a perceived or unresolved emotional problem is contributing to poor health or chronic pain. Once detected it is simply eliminated or deleted.

According to the Sandusky Alternative Medical Centre in Ohio, “ the N.E.T./N.E.A.T. doctor uses muscle testing, body reflex points and semantic reactions (physiological reactions to memories or words), to assist and guide the patient to recall a specific negative emotion when it first occurred. This engages a specific neuro-emotional pattern, much like a computer operator engages in a specific program on a computer screen. While the patient mentally holds the memory, the doctor adjusts the associated area.”

N.A.E.T. (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) is another intervention used as a cure for allergies. As a patient holds the vial of the allergen, the N.A.E.T. practitioner conducts a similar muscle testing technique and uses gentle energy manipulation on certain meridians of the body to balance the energy and stimulate the immune system. The patient then avoids the allergen for 25 hours, which is the time needed for the energy to pass through all the energy pathways in the body.

It was a rather abstract concept for my unscientific brain to comprehend, especially since I was trying to understand it in my state of mental confusion. I decided that I didn’t have to understand something for it to work. I just decided that I would commit to the process. While Dr. Prytula worked on my emotions, his N.A.E.T. practitioner proceeded with the allergy clearing over a period of several weeks.

In the initial couple of weeks, I was not impressed. The muscle testing procedure only made my arm ache as I waved it continuously up and down, unable to feel the subtleties of any changes detected by Dr. Prytula. He detected emotional blockages and asked me to recall certain periods of my life. I was asked to revisit the emotion it caused in me. When I could not recall the emotion, I learned that the mere suggestion of it was enough to elicit a weakened response in me. I repeated phrases and waved my arm as Dr. Prytula subtly manipulated certain energy points. Within fifteen minutes, the session was completed and I felt unchanged and bewildered. My anger gradually intensified over the next few weeks. I dragged myself into work each morning and I tended to focus on the problems in my life. I became a master at awfulizing.

Even more peculiar were the allergy sessions. Every other week I rested on a massage table, holding a small vial of the offending substance while the practitioner performed a ritual of gentle pressure point manipulations on various parts of my body including my spine. The process was harmless enough, pain free and virtually effortless, but it all seemed rather hokey to me. I was not a believer.

By the third session with Dr. Prytula however, I was beginning to feel spontaneous periods of relief and lightness. I experienced moments of much clarity and energy which no other intervention afforded me. Though the heaviness returned, the reality of the relief from suffering was etched in my memory.

My visits to Dr. Prytula became like a drug for me. I needed more. As one after another emotional blockage was deleted, my faith in Dr. Prytula grew and I began to see the effectiveness of the N.E.T./N.E. A.T. intervention. I liked the fact that the intensity of an emotional charge could simply be deleted without long verbal recounts of the events. Still, I had a long way to go, as the iceberg I carried was big enough to sink the Titanic. I affirmed to myself that I would continue with N.E.T./N.E. A.T. but would abandon the allergy relief treatment as I had significant doubts about its effectiveness.

When I shared my concerns with Dr. Prytula, he urged me to continue with the N.A.E.T. allergy component in spite of my doubts. As the treatments worked in unison, it was vital to the healing process. When I suggested to him that I should then cast my doubts aside, I was told, “no, just doubt it and do it anyway. You don’t have to believe in something for it to work.” Those words resonated at a deep level within me. My philosophy had always been to do the things I believed in and if I didn’t believe in something then I simply wouldn’t do it. I realized in that moment that I was being challenged to go beyond my beliefs, to stretch my faith and surrender fully to the process. Feeling I was in good hands, I decided to proceed with his recommendation.

The next N.A.E.T. session proved interesting. Up until this time I had felt nothing after an allergy relief session. On this occasion as I walked out of the office, I felt peculiar, lighter but strangely disoriented. Heading in the direction of home, I pulled my car to the side of the road as the buildings looked unfamiliar to me and I wondered where I was. The bookstore I usually passed along the way was gone and there was a factory in its place. “Wow,” I though to myself, “How could they tear down a bookstore and erect a factory so quickly?” I grabbed my cell phone to call a friend and kept getting wrong numbers until a familiar voice on the other end of the phone assured me that the bookstore was still standing and that I must have taken a wrong turn.

It took my brain several minutes to comprehend my error. I had gone straight ahead instead of turning right, but I had convinced myself that the actual street I was on had changed. It was beyond mental confusion as I began to feel tingling sensation in my legs and up my spine. Something was beginning to shift. The treatments continued.

After several weeks I felt energy surge through my body. As it slithered up my spine I became hopeful that my body was clearing toxins and the energy was beginning to flow freely. Just days into this newfound energy, I began to feel pressure settle in my head and chest. Without end it would gnaw at me. I was restless, tense and agitated. If I could have pried my head off my shoulders to relieve the pressure I would have.

My crown chakra was blocked according to Dr. Prytula, and I was unable to release the energy. More blockages were cleared, but the relief was not immediate. With subsequent N.E.T./N.E. A.T. and N.A.E.T. interventions however, I began to experience frequent and long term bursts of energy. The pressure in my head dissipated. I immersed myself in activities without tiring and I found myself less reactive to people and situations that would normally anger me.

I initiated ambitious projects and completed them. I had resurrected a creative passion that had long been dormant. I was beginning to feel alive again. Each day brought me a new enthusiasm for living. It became harder to recall the negative emotions. I experienced a joy so profound that the world was beginning to open up around me and I was coming out of myself. My iceberg was beginning to melt and at this point it could have filled an Olympic sized swimming pool.

My faith in my ability to heal myself and my belief in the path I had chosen had held firm over the course of many months in spite of my doubts and seemingly declining health. The N.E.T./N.E. A.T. and N.A.E.T. interventions were a catalyst to my healing and emergence from a very dark place in my life.

In her book, Dr. Lou Ann Dickerson Hall quoted physician Dr. Khelly Webb who stated, “For one to come to understand how N.E.T./N.E. A.T. works, one must experience it. Then it becomes easier to understand,” and it becomes a pleasure to live again.

Still in the healing process, I am developing a clearer vision of my journey here and my body is strengthening in preparation for accomplishing the tasks that lie ahead of me.

Thank you Dr. Prytula for your wisdom, insight and commitment to health care.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Since the writing of this testimonial, Dr. Prytula has refined the N.E.T./N.E.A.T treatment has been improved and is now known as M.R.T. (Mental Reprogramming Technique), which is discussed further in our “Services Offered” section.

N.A.E.T. has also been upgraded and is now known as E.A.T. (Eliminate Allergy Technique), which is discussed further in our “Services Offered” section.

Anon. St. Catharines ON May 16, 2011

I had a hernitated disc in my lower back and it was so painful (since it was affecting my sciatic nerve). I couldn’t stand or sit, only lie down. I was off work (a desk job) for 2 months.

Dr. Prytula gave me 3 prolotherapy sessions. It changed my life. After the 1st session, I felt 40% better, each day got better. After my 2nd session, I felt 80-90% better. My only alternative was surgery (according to the medical doctors). Thank God I had the prolotherapy!!

For 2 months I couldn’t play with my sons, help around the house, nothing. Now things are back to normal and I know I can count on prolotherapy as a yearly maintenance.


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A.L. from Stoney Creek October, 2010
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in both shoulders, but my right shoulder was extremely painful. I couldn’t raise my arm above my shoulder, lift with my right arm or sleep on my right side. My shoulder ached constantly disrupting my sleep and preventing me from participating in any sports.

The first course of prolotherapy took about 5 weeks to exhibit any improvement, but then I woke up to the realization that I had slept through the night and had slept on my right side. The constant ache had stopped. A second treatment and I was throwing the football with minor discomfort so I opted for a third treatment targeting the back of my shoulder and now I am 100% pain free to work & play.

At 55, the limitations of the joint pain really made me feel old, so I began to act old. The prolotherapy treatment has given my vitality back and my life. I participate in activities/sports with my son and daughter and appreciate the opportunity.


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JC Port Colborne ON September 9, 2010
Hip pain and difficulty walking decreased my ability to function at work and around the home. Lose of “hiking” was a concern.

Prolotherapy has resulted in an 80% improvement: less pain, more flexibility, able to walk a greater distance. I feel so encouraged, my mobility is very important and do not want to be limited.

Increased mobility has created a positive outlook in my ability to function successfully at work and attend outdoor activities that include walking.


Prolotherapy

Judy from St. Catharines August, 2009
I felt that I was a desperate woman when I decided to go with prolotherapy to help me cope with my painful circumstance.

I had back fusion about 27 or 28 years ago, and whereas the surgery had been successful initially, it was now well past the “best before date”. Movement was severely compromised…I couldn’t lift my feet properly leading to multiple falls… I walked with tiny little ballerina steps and if I should move my head to the right or left or look upwards that put enough torque in my core to cause my legs to buckle beneath me. Needless to say, walking wasn’t an activity I pursued often (which was a real loss because that was my exercise choice, my leisure activity choice and my hobby). Our house had a flight of stairs that required careful planning to be able to negotiate well (I had to wait until well into the morning before I could carefully maneuver the steps). Things that I routinely had done I was now incapable of doing (vacuuming, mowing the lawn, yard work…or if I DID attempt those tasks, I would work for 5 minutes and rest for 45). I was frustrated, in pain and dealing with grievous loss of compromised mobility.

It was about than that Dr. Prytula suggested I would be a good candidate for prolotherapy. An MRI had shown that I had bulging discs, arthritis, spinal stenosis and scar tissue from the back surgery. I was doubtful that a few injections could actually relieve the symptoms of so many ailments. But as I stated in the beginning, I was a desperate woman.

I had two sessions of injections to my mid-back and lower spine. The initail pain of becoming a pincushion for the injections was bearable-but just barely. It was short-lived discomfort. The resulting absence of pain was remarkable! Two days after having the injections I slowly walked a fairly flat path for 1.5 hours without pain… or my knees buckling as my head was swiveling to watch migratory birds. Within a week I was walking the neighbourhood with normal steps and not being exhausted and in pain when I returned home. I was able to do the yard work, and house work without the constant need of breaks and pain killers.

My life “post-prolotherapy” has been a God send. The only limitations I have are my own stupidity (where I forget that I’m not 18 anymore and do difficult and strenuous activity without taking any care to rest). I’ve done long hikes along the Bruce Trail, have pursued gardening with delight, and have been able to keep on top of general household chores.

I highly recommend having prolotherapy, and should I run into trouble with my back again I certainly would be back here to have a prolotherapy “booster shot”.

Anxiety

JM Hamilton, ON March 11, 2010
Generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks not controlled by conventional medication and counselling. There is a genetic component to this disorder but the recurring “theme” has been a feeling of being watched by others. My stepfather used to peer through door cracks, vents and holes in the wall while I bathed or undressed. He also used to whisper inappropriate (sexual) things into my ear when others were not looking.

Conventional medication and counselling have allowed me to go back to work but I frequently had panic attacks and would withdraw socially due to feeling of being watched/judged or simply needing to “try” to relax. I never felt completely relaxed. What years of medications and therapy has not been able to eliminate, Dr. Prytula has fixed in 30 minutes. Emotional reprogramming has allowed my subconscious to move on from my troubled/frightening childhood. I immediately felt relaxed and calm and ready to “truly forgive” my abuser.

What has this meant for me? FREEDOM from my emotional/nervous prison. This means everything to me. The question is now what am I going to do with all this free time that I am not obsessing, panicking or trying unsuccessfully to move on??? Thank you Dr. Prytula you are a lifesaver!!


Stress, Heart Palpitations and Hot Flashes

N.M. from Niagara Falls, ON February 9, 2000
I suffered from nervousness and anxiety, as well as heart palpitations and hot flashes. I also had some sinus problems.

After only four visits, my symptoms improved by about 85% and I felt more confident. I learned to deal with the stress in my life more effectively. My hot flashes totally disappeared and heart palpitations are almost non-existent now.

I have more confidence and am able to better deal with a crisis. Little things don’t bother me anymore and the big ones I deal with more logically.


Stress, Canker Sores and Extremely Tired

I.P. November 20, 1996
When I went to see Dr. Prytula I was extremely tired, I had headaches, diarrhea, canker sores in my mouth and I was stressed out.

It was a slow process, but with persistence the problems were eliminated one at a time and eventually my energy came back and I feel like my old self.

I’m active all day and able to look after my responsibilities and have time for some socializing.