Nutritional Patient Success Stories
Early in 2012, my 14 year old son, Robbie, was diagnosed with a moderate/severe case of Crohn’s disease. After experimenting with a variety of medications and watching dosages continue to increase, Robbie’s suffering was unceasing. As we traveled along the medical path, we became less and less comfortable with the massive amount of drugs being pumped into his increasingly frail body. Even after adding Remicade infusions into his treatment plan, his condition continued to worsen. As the disease escalated, so did his weight loss. Ultimately he was left with a severely diseased ileum, which is the connecting point between the small and large intestines. The scar tissue from the disease built up in the ileum and created a blockage in his intestines. Months of debilitating episodes of painful intestinal blockage and the constant threat of hospitalization, resulted with surgery being scheduled to remove this very diseased portion of intestine. This is when Dr. Marquis entered the picture. A friend led us to Dr. Marquis, encouraging us with some amazing testimonies of how Dr. Marquis had miraculously helped his family. I was skeptical, for sure, and was very stressed about Robbie’s condition worsening under the care of a non-traditional treatment plan. Although we have always been open to, and even pursued, alternate health paths, the stakes felt too high in this situation to take a risk with “a crazy doc out in California.” My husband insisted that we give Dr. Marquis “a chance.” When Dr. Marquis talked to us we decided to postpone surgery for 4 months, I absolutely flipped out about this decision but Dr. Marquis was confident that we would know within 4 months if the conservative approach was profitable for Robbie. Knowing that surgery had its own bad implications, I reluctantly jumped in with the new plan and the rest is history. We are now at that 4 month mark, since we started working with Dr. Marquis. After discovering many food sensitivities/allergies, we dramatically changed Robbie’s diet. Robbie has been very faithful to follow the new eating and supplement regime. Our entire family has been fully immersed in Robbie’s healing. We have 7 children and ALL have participated in one way or another. From learning new ways to cook, to doing research and study, to encouraging Robbie to keep keeping on, to prayer…all have played a part in his healing journey. Today he has no pain. He has put on 10 pounds, thus far. He has energy. He has experienced healing in his digestive tract. The thought of major surgery is no longer (ever) on the table. The journey is far from finished, but we never dreamed that so much would have happened in these last four months!!!! We are so grateful for Dr. Marquis and the entire team at the office in California. We have never met any of them in person, but feel close through a very personal telephone connection. Blessings for the journey,
The Mystery Illness and Pain
"After 3 months of severe fatigue, numbness, tingling, pain, not being able to sleep at night I was at the end of my patience. I had 5 MRI's, about 30 blood tests, I had seen 6 doctors and no one could give me a diagnosis or help improve my condition. Then I saw Dr. Marquis. We sat for an hour while he read through all my tests and paperwork. He spoke to me and asked me how I felt. After figuring out the many things that were going wrong with my body he clearly explained everything and then we came up with a game plan. Finally, someone hadn't given up on me! After a couple visits I saw a lot of improvements: 90% less pain, 98% less tingling and numbness, and 75% of my energy back. The thing I like best about Dr. Marquis is that he gets to the root of the problem and uses pro-active procedures. He can help people not only leave an unhealthy life, but to live a healthy, energetic, great one. He and his team are so fun and positive to work with that I look forward to my appointments! P.S. The diet is really hard to stick to, but just do it----- it really works! "
Nicole Serwitz June 2012
"Dear Dr. Marquis,
Thank you and your staff for caring about me. I could have never look or feel this good without you, I really owe my life to you, because I really did not have much of a life a few years back. It's really hard to look at the before picture and know how big I was, and know how awful I felt physically, mentally and emotionally my whole life. Now I have a new life, and I am excited, and thrilled that more weight will come off, and I look forward to the day that I do not have to shop at Lane Brant anymore. Thank you so much for making me a real person!!! I love all of you!!! Thank you again, you guy are the best!!!"
"I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me. It is like once I went to your office and got your information, and then took nutrients and changed my diet based on reality, it really "saved my life". I was really depressed and you changed not only me, but my attitude and how I feel about myself, and that is the most important thing to me in the world. THANKS AGAIN"
"It feels good to feel good again! I am so thankful to Dr. Marquis and his wonderful staff for helping me turn the corner to a better quality of life. Having had a bad experience with a prior chiropractor, I started with trepidation. Those fears disintegrated after the initial visit, and I look forward to each session. Besides degenerative disc disease, most prominently in the cervical discs, and osteo arthritis throughout my structure, I had heart and lung issues that complicated things. I experienced daily pain, vertigo, general weakness, lethargy, palpitations and some depression. My sleep habits were poor and I'd given up my exercise routines and many social functions. Eight months later, I'm back to regular exercise programs, I have renewed energy, more strength and endurance, and less vertigo and pain. Waking up with joyful energy is such a gift! My physician appointments have decreased drastically, and I've traded most prescription meds for healthy supplements. I've learned that good nutrition is imperative for a healthy body, and find joy in shopping and cooking with that in mind. Most importantly, I'm hopeful that in the months and years to come, I will feel even better, and move into my golden years with grace and expectation. "
Jan Straka February 2012
"I learned about Dr. Marquis from a friend at a time when I had just about resigned myself to a life of intermittent pain. I had already had both hips and my right shoulder replaced. The left shoulder and knee seemed to be next. I was intent on finding an alternative to surgery. Medication had no effect on the pain. I had tried various food programs and got mixed results. Sometimes the pain was worse. Dr. Marquis' recommendation and explanation made sense so I changed my eating habits again. I signed up for treatments and began taking the supplements. Within three weeks I felt a difference. It has now been three months and the difference in how I feel is nothing short of remarkable. Not only is the pain almost gone but also the entire experience of my life has changed. I feel clearer, the world seems brighter, and I have more energy and awareness. I am so grateful to Dr. Marquis and his staff. I cant thank them enough!"
Carlo L. Schmidt January 2012
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all . . .
- Emily Dickinson
"For a long, long time now (did I say long?) I've been in an awful lot of pain with a tight hipflexor each morning upon arising. It got to be a regular thing(and annoying) and obviously very painful. Well, things are definitely looking up! Last week, Friday, (April 1) I rolled out of bed to begin my morning when I stopped & took notice that I had NO pain! Then again, this morning (Wednesday, April 6) the same thing! NO pain! WOW!!
I'm certain that the restricted "diet" I've been on has helped tremendously. I will, of course, continue with personal training & exercising. I can't express how happy I am and how much I appreciate your insightfulness and guiding me to the ALCAT allergy test. It's made a HUGE difference in such a short period of time. I started the ALCAT "diet" on March 28................wished I'd done it sooner.
BTW I've received an email from ALCAT indicating that I should fill in their questionnaire in re foods I'd like to include/exclude. Thanks for that. I hope it wasn't a royal pain for you to get that done for me. I so much appreciate your efforts. Please read Emily Dickinson's poem I've partially quoted underneath my signature line, when you have a few minutes. It's carries deep meaning for me.
Thank you for everything!"
Louise Taylor April 2011
"I want to thank you so much for helping me achieve a healthy lifestyle. I am so thankful that you were able to pin point the foods that I should and should not be eating. From the first day I walked into your office I knew that my life would be different. I walked in at a weight of 225 pounds at 5'4", and after 5 months of following the plan you set up for me, plus regular exercise, I walked out at 150 pounds. A total weight loss of 75 pounds!
The plan was so easy… I just followed the meal plan for the first 5 weeks, adding in new foods every week, and exercising 5 days a week. The first week I lost 8 pounds! I stuck to the plan and my energy was through the roof. I slept better, I had more energy at work and I felt like I was starting to look on the outside how I was feeling on the inside.
I also want to thank you for always being available if I had a quick question or concern. I am so very fortunate that I walked into your office that day… you have forever changed my life. I wake up everyday feeling and looking my absolute best because of you! Thank you so much : )"
"Your advice about taking Vitamin B-Complex and B-6 worked to stop the swelling in my legs. About a month after I started taking them the swelling in my legs stopped. The vacation to Lake Tahoe didn't affect my legs either. We had a good time thanks to you. My doctor also appreciated your suggestion. Thank you very much for your advice."
Herman J. Letournease
I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for all of your help and guidance regarding Bradley. I know we aren't completely out of the woods, but just since we have up-ed his iron with the supplements you suggested his coloring has turned beautiful and he looks and feels so healthy! Actually, he has never looked this good!
I hope you can open these pictures. The first one was taken in March just a few weeks into starting the the LEAP program. The second picture I took today after church. The difference is remarkable and I am so full of gratitude. Between the diet and supplements (and lots of prayer), his improvement is nothing short of a miracle.
Thank you again. I'm sure we will be in touch in the next few weeks. Have a great week."
"I have less stress because I know what's wrong. My new nutrients, knowledge and physical therapy from Dr. Marquis has made a world of difference. I have hope, energy, lost weight and feel better physically."
"My story of health issues began when I was 19 years old. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, major depressive disorder, an anxiety disorder, some sort of connective tissue disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. I have been on multiple prescription medication ranging from several anti-depressants, pain killers, anti-anxiety drugs, and sleep medication that had to be delivered to my door, handed to me and signed for because it was so strong and sold on the street as a date rape drug. The side effects of all these drugs were worse than the initial symptoms that I took them for. They affected my mood, my weight, my memory and my outlook on life in general. I felt that this was my lot in life; to carry around a huge pill holder (larger than my grandparents) and be drugged for the rest of my life. Two years ago, I was working part time at a vet clinic and maintaining my health as best I could when what I can only describe as a metaphorical truck hit me. I was experiencing fatigue that I have never experienced before. I felt that I was wearing one of those lead aprons that the dentist puts on you prior to taking X-rays. I felt heavy. Moving became difficult as did talking. Changing positions in bed was akin to a workout. My husband had to help me up from a lying position and walk me to the restroom on several occasions. I couldn't think let alone move and felt trapped in my own body. This is when I was told I had chronic fatigue syndrome, was put on the narcotic sleeping drug, told to get lots of rest and kindly sent home. I had to quit my job and was put on disability. I was 35 years old.
Fate intervened this past January 2009 by way of a dental hygienist who heard me tell my tale of woe to my dentist whom I have known for many years. She told me about Dr. Marquis, how he helped her and gave me his card. I called his office that day. My husband and I went to my first appointment and I was very apprehensive. I had seen many doctors who either threw the arms up in frustration or threw the latest medication at me. I didn't want to get my hopes up. Dr. Marquis put me at ease immediately and listened to my history. He was kind, understanding and very matter of fact about getting me better. In fact, his confidence in my health improving was quite surprising to me. After he found abnormalities in my lab work that no other doctor had bothered to check for, he started me on several supplements and a specialized diet. I followed his orders but didn't want to be disappointed again, so I really didn't notice the subtle yet profound improvements. It started with not having to nap during the day. That was huge for me. Not only could I stay awake, I could make conversation and do housework. The lead apron began to lift and I found myself with more energy. I was very careful with what I did as I didn't want to jinx anything and end up back at square one. I found that my energy kept growing and I could take on more activities without feeling the after effects like I had before. I was able to socialize with friends again, take my dog for a walk and start exercising regularly. My joints stopped hurting. My skin became softer. My mood stabilized. I felt well enough to start school again and get back to the gym. Last week, I walked for 60 minutes on the treadmill and as the digital clock inched past 59 minutes, I started to cry out of pure joy. Sure, I felt a little silly about crying at the gym, but I didn't care. I didn't think this was possible for me. It was a year ago that my husband had to help me to the bathroom and here I was, working out, sweating and feeling good for the first time in years.
I am happy to report that my energy continues to sustain me throughout the day. I am no longer scared to try a new physical activity for fear that I will be stuck in bed the next day. I am experiencing no pain, which is remarkable as I have had deep joint pain for almost 20 years. I am no longer on any prescription medication. My body is not my enemy anymore. In fact, I am experiencing life as I never have and it is wonderful.
Words cannot express my gratitude for Dr. Marquis. He saved my life from being filled with doctor visits, a slew of prescription medication and a myriad of detrimental side effects. I am so very grateful for his expertise, his compassion and his commitment to improving lives. I credit him with improving not only my physical body, but also my emotional well-being. With his help, I have hope again and am looking forward to a future of fun and adventure without the weight of the world holding me down anymore."
Julie Ann White Eyes
"Dr. Marquis' gentle yet thorough technique brought immediate results and benefits. His ongoing treatment has been an education for me in anatomy and nutrition. I especially appreciate his exhortations that with proper care, the human body can remain healthy for longer than I had thought possible."
The reason I am writing is because my mom asked for a link to your website for her friend who isn't feeling too great. I sent it to her but checked out your success stories and re-read mine. I do not dwell on or think about how terrible I felt and how many frustrating years I spent in and out of doctor's offices and sometimes forget just how horrible my health was. I was reminded today after reading what I wrote and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you. You gave me my life back. It's funny because I have been kind of whining the last couple of days how tired I am from work and how sore my muscles are from working out and now I feel a bit silly because a few years ago, I wasn't able to do anything. Thank you, Dr. Marquis. You are truly a life saver and I hope this little email conveys just how grateful I am to you.
Once I get the blood work done, I will make an appointment to come in and touch base. :)
Julie Ann White Eyes
Dr. Marquis has been my "Chiropractic Guy" for over 10 years. Recently I developed chronic pain and joint swelling in my hands specifically. Dr. Marquis suggested a blood test for possible food allergies with ALCAT at Cell Science Systems. Indeed, it was discovered I had specific reactions to certain foods. After adjusting my diet, within 10 days, my pain and swelling subsided; I feel more energized.…and I lost weight! Go figure. Dr. Marquis's suggestion to have the ALCAT test done for me greatly improved my new and correct eating habits. I feel soooooooo much better!
"When I was 17 years old I had injuries that resulted in the loss of my spleen, an adrenal glad, a kidney, I also suffered damage to a lung, diaphragm and the small intestines. Additionally, a plastic tube replaced part of the aorta, there was damage to my spine, and I was told that I could never have children. Although the prognosis for my health and my life wasn't good, these experiences started me on a journey to discover about alternative health. That sojourn led me to alternative healers, as well as to cutting edge medical breakthroughs and research.
I learned healing techniques from a Lapland shaman in Finland, the spiritual head of the Zulu in Africa, a traditional healer in Brazil, a master of Japanese shiastu, chi kung healers in China, a respected aboriginal healer in Australia, renowned doctors in London and countries around the world, Maori healers in New Zealand, and many, many more. My quest for healing has taken me numerous times around the planet and at the end of my odyssey is Dr. Marquis. HIs integrity and determination to discover the source of a malady, and his passion to positively impact the healing of his clients, is stellar. His mien is humble, yet I see him as a kind of mythic hero on a quest to do whatever it takes to relieve and heal his clients . . . no matter how big the dragon is that needs to be slain. I have gone to him for my back, my hip, for broken bones and general health maintenance with excellent results. I highly recommend Dr. Marquis."