website is the culmination of 20 years of personal
professional experience dealing with inflammation and pain.
Janice Schwartz and I've been a licensed massage therapist for 20 years.
Veronica Waks, M.D., N.D., has joined me in my
mission to bring
you sound health and nutritional information that will help you
lead a healthier, happier, more productive life. Prior to earning her
doctorate in naturopathic medicine, she received her MD from the
Vladivostok Medical University in Russia, where she practiced internal
medicine and family medicine. Dr. Waks combines a contemporary
naturopathic approach to healing with the keen insights of a medical
I started studying at the Connecticut Center for
Therapy in 1987, I lived in a house near the beach that was filled with
mold. That was before it was common knowledge that mold was a health
threat. In the summer, mushrooms flourished in the bathroom. I would
remove them each morning. By the time I would get home from school or
work, new mushrooms raised their caps to greet me. The house had forced
air heat, great for circulating mold.
working, going to school and taking care of a
dog that wasn't housebroken and had fleas. It wasn't long before the
house was infested and we had to use chemical bombs to get rid of them.
headaches every day. I couldn't sleep more than
hours a night. I was exhausted all the time. I developed severe neck
and shoulder pain. Classes that involved hands on work were a
challenge. It was so bad that the people in my car pool had to drive my
car to school because I couldn't turn my head.
went to a chiropractor who saw me for the number of
covered by my insurance and then said "I can't help you." He referred
me to a rheumatologist and I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. He
prescribed Xanax which is an addictive anti-depressant. I took one and
then came to my senses.
Time To Take Control
decided to do some research and found a book called
Yeast Connection. I went on a yeast free diet and eliminated dairy
products and wheat. After two weeks my headaches and shoulder pain
lessened dramatically. To me, this was a miracle. If I went off the
diet, I was in pain again. Eventually I was able to tolerate more
foods, but I still have to be careful.
a homeopathic physician who gave me remedies for
I started taking supplements suggested in the Yeast Connection. I used
systemic enzymes for inflammation and resumed the meditation I had
stopped because I was too busy.
decided to try Nystatin, which is a relatively benign
prescription drug for candida albicans. I started to feel human again.
My lifestyle, diet and environment had caused inflammation that was
wreaking havoc with my body and quality of life. Because I had an open
mind and a willingness to change, I was able to continue my education
effectively and live my life.
my interest in the effects of nutrition on health
ignited, I subscribed to many respected, newsletters on nutrition. I
knew I could never return to the conventional way of looking at health.
almost 20 years, I have been using my experience and
knowledge to benefit my clients, so they won't have to suffer a minute
longer than necessary. In my practice, in Fairfield, CT, I see people
suffering with all types of conditions. From injured muscles and
arthritis to migraines and chronic pain, the common thread is
inflammation. The results of combining massage therapy and nutritional
anti-inflammatory supplements are often dramatic. The supplements
decrease inflammation and speed up the healing process. They make my
job easier and my clients' lives happier.
issues and supplements I read about 15 years ago
now becoming mainstream. There is a lag time of 15-20 years between the
discovery and acceptance of new ideas in health related fields. Do you
want to wait that long to stop feeling sick and tired and get on with
commitment is to bring you the latest developments in
health related research so you don't have to.
read about my personal experience with Wobenzym and
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intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease or illness.
For all conditions or illnesses see a health professional for a full
evaluation, diagnosis and treatment plan. Neither Janice Schwartz,
Veronica Waks or staff members of Inflammation and Health L.L.C. are
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