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Dr. Marianne Beck
Chronic Digestive Problems, Insomnia, Chronic Viral Infections, Hypoglycemia:
Before seeing Dr Beck, I could only eat one meal per day and I was always full. I was hypoglycemic and my food would sit in my stomach all day and night. I suffered from insomnia, gas, bloat, heartburn and a host of digestive problems. My digestion had been a problem since my early 20’s—then I had my gallbladder removed in my early 40’s. Everything went downhill after that! I went to so many different doctors. They gave me the “purple pill” and told me to also take antacids from which I got no relief. Since seeing Dr. Beck, I can now eat things that I couldn’t have before and I noticed a big difference in my skin, hair and nails. My insomnia is gone and I am sleeping great. My aches and joint pains and inflammation are gone and my energy is GREAT! I am now off my blood pressure medication, my anti-viral meds and the iron pills I had been on for so many years. Dr. Beck’s program was not difficult at all to follow. At first I thought the diet logs were a bit CRAZY, but soon after, I understood why they were necessary! I would personally recommend Dr. Beck and her staff to anyone who has problems with digestion, weight issues or any other problem for that matter. I was a complete wreck on my first visit. I couldn’t sleep at night but today I can’t wait for the sun to set so I can go to bed and sleep like a baby! Thanks to Dr Beck and all the staff—love you guys!!!
Lisa K., Age 51
Thyroid Problems, Fatigue, Poor Sleep and Stress:
Prior to becoming a patient of Dr. Beck’s I was suffering from fatigue, poor sleep, severe daily headaches, stress and I just couldn’t relax. I felt awful.
I had been treated by a medical doctor for two years and put on thyroid medication which landed me in the hospital! Dr Beck prescribed a gluten free, dairy free and soy free diet. She balanced my diet by having me eat good quality protein, more vegetables and had me cut way back on sugar. She also placed me on a supplement program for my weak adrenals and thyroid. Her staff monitored my diet by using a daily food diary and Dr Beck helped me make changes along the way. This support was great and helped me a lot. The payoff for me has been enormous. Dr. Beck’s program does take commitment—but it’s been well worth the effort. I have my health back!
Anne C., Age: 74
Crohn’s Disease Diagnosis, Severe Anemia, Constipation/Diarrhea, Fatigue, Vertigo and Wants to Have a Baby!:
I went to the emergency room in January 2012 with severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Since I was a young girl, I always had diarrhea/constipation and abdominal pain. I visited numerous gastroenterologists and had more than 5 colonoscopies and several upper endoscopies performed along with MRI’s and CT scans. You name it--I had it done! I also took various medications including anti-spasmotics. I even took probiotics without success. My last gastroenterologist diagnosed IBS but while in the hospital in January, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease along with severe anemia from internal bleeding. The doctors wanted to run more tests but I checked myself out!
In February I saw Dr Marianne Beck and my life radically changed. I no longer suffer from any gastrointestinal problems! Dr Beck helped me with dietary changes and told me I needed to eat gluten free and that my future health depended on it! She and her staff taught me how to make the right food choices, balance my meals and eat totally gluten free. Dr Beck sent me for specialized immune testing which confirmed that I had Celiac Disease. She then placed me on supplements to help heal my digestive tract. Her program was pretty easy, but reading “hidden ingredients” on food labels was my only challenge! I am EXTREMELY satisfied with the results as this has completely changed my life. My husband and I wanted to start a family, but I wasn’t healthy enough. But guess what??? After being a patient of Dr. Beck’s for 10 months, I am now pregnant and am due in March 2014. We couldn’t be happier. I have recommended Dr Beck to everybody I know!
Ali M., Age 32
"I was in really bad shape!" I had extreme constipation (I moved my bowels only once every two weeks), and I always had stomach pain, burning, gas and a hard time falling asleep at night. Since seeing Dr. Beck things have been "way different". I now go to the bathroom every day and my stomach has no more pain or burning. I had my adrenal glands tested and food sensitivities tested with salvia testing. She prescribed specific supplements and taught me what and how to eat. Oh yes, did I mention that I am sleeping great!!! Dr. Beck explained everything to me in a very understandable way-which none of my doctors ever did before-and helped me every step of the way. I have recommended Dr. Beck to all of my friends and family!
Laura P., Age: 32
Autoimmune Thyroid Disease:
I started having what I thought were menopausal symptoms. I was feeling awful, always tired, putting on weight, couldn't think straight etc. I saw an endocrinologist who suggested antidepressants. He tested my thyroid and said it was OK. My gynecologist suggested birth control pills. I knew drugs were not the answer, so I made my first appointment with Dr. Marianne Beck. As soon as I saw Dr. Beck, I knew I was in the right place! She had me change my diet to whole foods, eliminated processed foods and told me to "get off of gluten containing foods" due to my thyroid problem. You see, what my endocrinologist didn't tell me was that I had Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroid disease. Dr. Beck saw this immediately from my blood tests. She gave me certain supplements to take and placed me on a program to help my autoimmune symptoms. Within weeks I was feeling like my former happy energetic self! Dr. Beck's support, testing and knowledge shared about gluten, thyroid disease and gluten intolerance is invaluable. She helps tie in all aspects of my health: food, thyroid, leaky gut, autoimmune disease etc in a way I can understand.
Marci G., Age: 51
Fatigue and Gastrointestinal Problems:
I was feeling tired and apathetic. I was having heart palpitations, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stomach bloating and pain and had lost interest in participating in life-"I had lost my MOJO!" My massage therapist, Sarah, suggested that I see Dr. Beck. After blood, saliva hormone testing and food sensitivity testing, Dr. Beck started me n a hypoglycemic and gluten free diet along with specific supplements. After a very short time, the bloating disappeared and my energy came back---so much so that I started walking, doing Qi Gong and water aerobics! My interest in people and my surroundings has increased-I am more outgoing, aware and my life has totally improved! I found the hypoglycemic diet a challenge at first, but the "daily food diary" and Dr. Beck's support, helps keep me on track and reminds me how well I am doing. For me, working with Dr. Beck and having a specific program and a plan has been the best way for me to make a commitment and stick to it. I have suggested to my friends and family to see Dr. Beck-she surely has a lot of information and expertise to share!
Gail M., Age: 74
Fibromyalgia, Sjogren's Syndrome (Autoimmune), Gastrointestinal Problems, Depression:
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia over 30 years ago and most recently diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome. I was tired, had aches and pains all over, was depressed, gaining weight, had "foggy brain" and stomach ailments of all kinds! I had been to physicians of all specialties over the past 30 years who ran countless medical test and procedures and labeled me with a number of various "diseases" and complicated my condition with multitudes of prescription drugs! I was forced into early retirement because of my medical problems. Then, in a "last ditch effort" to find health, I saw Dr. Marianne Beck. She ran saliva hormone, adrenal and food sensitivity tests and explained that I had a leaky gut, gluten intolerance and a host of adrenal and sugar handling problems. She placed me on a specific diet and nutritional protocol and guess what?-within 3 days of going gluten free, my fibromyalgia pain was completely gone! It was amazing! I am now 3 months into being gluten free and following Dr. Beck's nutritional protocols and I awake in the morning with no depression, but instead enthusiasm about the day ahead of me. My stomach and bowel problems are completely gone and the Sjogren's is not showing any symptoms. My significant other has noticed a happier partner and my two sons are so happy for me that I have finally found a doctor who really has gotten to the bottom of all of my problems. I tell everyone about Dr. Beck. She has renewed not only my health but my trust in doctors!
Patricia R., Age: 64
Osteoporosis, Gastrointestinal Problems:
I was first diagnosed with acid reflux, GERD, hiatal hernia, heartburn and general gastrointestinal problems. My medical doctor prescribed Prilosec daily to fix the problem. Then I was diagnosed at a young age with osteoporosis. My bone density tests were very ominous and I was on the borderline of fracturing my lower lumbar spine! So, I was then prescribed Boniva. I had a very bad reaction to it-diarrhea, vomiting, extreme bone pain for 3 days. My M. D. wanted me to next try an IV of Boniva-but I objected. I had osteoporosis and by this time the heartburn and GERD was intolerable and affected my life on a daily basis. So, with both of these problems, I went to see Dr. Marianne Beck, thinking she would load me up with calcium and other bone building supplements! Instead, she tested my adrenal gland hormones and sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) and also tested me for food intolerances. After reporting my test results, I went on a gluten free diet and started a specific leaky gut and bone building protocol. Right away I felt more energy and was not bloated after eating. My acid reflux symptoms subsided 95% immediately! Dr. Beck's Gluten Free Support Group taught me how to be truly gluten free, which is difficult for a vegetarian! And, my last bone test revealed no further bone loss for the first time! I am so very pleased with the care and support I receive from Dr. Beck and her great staff. I recommend Dr. Beck to everyone for any health problems.
Claudia M., Age 56
Ovarian Cysts, Endometriosis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Fatigue, Memory Problems:
I had debilitating digestive problems for a year following surgery for ovarian cysts and endometriosis. I also had constant abdominal pain and bloating with diarrhea, brittle nails, rosacea on my face, fatigue, foggy brain and memory loss. I was often irritable for no reason and I couldn't gain weight-I looked emaciated! My joints hurt, my muscles hurt, I had tingling in my arms and legs and I had an itchy rash all over my hand. I had to quit my job because I didn't have enough energy to stand up and felt like I needed a walker-I started to write my will! I was 33 and felt like 133 years old! I saw 5 different medical doctors in one year without any diagnosis. Then I called Dr. Beck. She ran tests and placed me on a specific diet and nutritional program. After a short period of time I started to feel better---much better! No more gas, bloating, pain or diarrhea. No more muscle and joint pain or peripheral neuropathy. No more PMS, painful periods and my endometriosis improved. My skin looks much better, no more rashes and my acid reflux is almost gone. I have my memory and focus back. My energy level is great! I've gained 8 pounds and my muscle mass has increased. Most of all, I have my confidence and ambition back-I have my life back thanks to Dr. Beck, her staff, and her monthly support group meetings to help patients remove inflammatory foods from their diet. Dr. Beck is extremely knowledgeable in her field and is always there to help you and answer questions. I recommend her to friends and family-and anyone who will listen to my story!
S.L., age 33
When I first decided to see Dr. Beck, I was exhausted, my hair was falling out and I was "stressed to the max". I was depressed and had anxiety even though I was taking medication for this. I had hot flashes, night sweats and was always "coming down" with the flu. To make matters worse, I couldn't sleep. After adrenal and food sensitivity saliva testing, Dr. Beck placed me on a program of specific nutritional supplements, herbals and homeopathics. She also helped me change my diet. Finally I can sleep! I feel more alert and have no more anxiety. My hair has stopped falling out and I've even lost weight!! Thanks to Dr Beck, I finally feel that I have my life back!
Ellen R., age 40, Pompano Beach, Fl.
I really didn't know who to turn to and I felt that making an appointment with Dr. Beck was my last hope. I was feeling very tired and depressed however, I used to be a very active and upbeat person. I was on hormones without any results and used caffeine jut to keep going during the day. But not anymore!! After seeing Dr. Beck, I did a simple saliva test and then she placed me on homeopathic liquids, herbal formulas and some very good vitamins. Now I'm feeling great! I am so grateful to her for helping me! Thanks Dr. Beck!
Mirtha L., age 59, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Before seeing Dr. Marianne Beck, I did not want to get out of bed. I did not have the energy to care for myself or my family. I was irritated, angry and distant. I just wanted to be left alone! My hair was falling out and I was gaining weight. I had lost all sexual desire. My husband is a doctor and he urged me to see Dr. Beck. All I know is that Dr Beck's treatment has literally saved my life! I am much more patient with my husband and my children and I don't feel angry and distant any more. I can see that life is enjoyable and I want to spend it with my family. I've even lost 17 pounds, got my sex drive back-and I still have my hair! Dr. Beck, I want to personally thank you for saving my marriage!
Anna E., age 39, Coral Springs, Fl.
When I first consulted Dr. Beck I was perimenopausal-hot flashes, sugar cravings, weight gain etc. I felt terrible! Dr. Beck educated me about how stress aggravates menopause symptoms. She recommended adrenal stress and menopause saliva tests and certain herbal and nutritional supplements, I've got to say I now feel tremendous! No more perimenopausal symptoms. I've even brought my husband to see her! Dr. Beck is wonderful and the most helpful doctor I have ever met!
Mayaa A., age 50, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Women's BestHealth is a functional medicine and nutritional health center specializing in women's health issues and wellness. Dr. Marianne Beck, founder and director, provides natural treatment for menopause, perimenopause, adrenal fatigue/stress, thyroid problems, Hashimoto's, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal problems and autoimmune disease.We offer our services locally in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
Serving: South Florida (South Fl), Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Sunrise, Oakland park, Pompano Beach, Deerfield, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Miramar, Coral Springs, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, Tamarac, Coconut Creek, Weston, Hollywood, Plantation, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens. Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
Marianne Beck, D.C., Functional Medicine Practitioner and Director, Women's BestHealth