"My overall health was fair prior to going to Holistic Solutions. I was 4 years out form my stem cell transplant for Leukemia and was still dealing with many of the side effects that the lifesaving treatments and medicines had caused. I was 30 lbs over weight, diabetic, and chemically dependent both physically and psychologically. I have been on the program with Dr. Piccoli now for 5 months and have been amazed at the results. I've shed the 30 lbs and been able to come off nearly all my medications including Cymbalta, Synthroid, Metformin, Prednisone, and insulin. I am no longer diabetic or considered to have Hyperthyroidism, which was confirmed by my blood test last week at Dana Farber. This was surprising to my endocrinologist and oncologist as hyperthyroidism is considered incurable. (Note: My case is unique because I hadn't been diabetic or had thyroid issues prior to my Leukemia, and they were likely the results of my treatments and meds.) Overall, I feel great. I look and feel like my old self again. My energy is much improved and I'm starting to feel a sense of well being that I haven't felt in years. I highly recommend Holistic Solutions, and have been thanked by those I have."
"Before I came in I was frequently sick. I also had very poor digestion and had trouble losing weight. I lacked energy as well. Just before I started I began having problems with my skin and rashes. I have lost about 16 pounds in the past 2 months. I have more energy and my digestion is more regular. I have noticed that I have fewer colds and have barely been sick in the past couple of months. I have more energy and I am definitely feeling a lot better. My skin is clearer but I still get rashes sometimes but it is less severe than when I first started."
"Before, I had muscular soreness, right knee stiffness, interrupted sleep, muscle cramps at night, lower bowel gas, was always hungry and had high cholesterol. I now feel less soreness in my muscles and my right knee is much better, even though I have "art" (arthritis) living there. In May I weighed 197lbs. when i began this program. Presently, it is June and I now weigh 182lbs. My sleep is less interrupted and I have no muscle cramps at night. I'm not "always hungry" for snacks either. Now when I do crave something it's NOT sweets but salt. We are really trying to eat better. We monitor, we slip, sometimes fall but we get right back up."
-C.E., New Britain
"I have always had an invisible aerobic wall at a max intensity training or racing (bicycles). I had also reached a ceiling with fitness level polar own index max of 45-that was 10 years ago. Now, after being on the Nutrition Response Testing program, the invisible wall is now gone and I have reached a polar own index of 51 and training has improved. Also by adjusting my diet I have lost 15 lbs."
R.D., New Britain
"I was overweight and felt uncomfortable in all of my clothes. Since beginning with the purification program, followed by a nutrition response testing program which gave me MY personal nutrition program, I have lost about 15 lbs. I feel wonderful! I have more energy and my clothes not only fit but some are now too big for me. I have learned to make better food choices and I am committed to following my supplement program."
-G.P., New Britain
"I was exhausted all the time. I wanted to eat sugar and sweets all the time. There were times when I could not remember things I wanted to do. The holidays were the worst time for me, I just wanted them to be over. I did not want to go out, I just wanted to stay home. Now I can relax. I enjoy the holidays. I enjoy going out. I do not feel exhausted all the time. I can do more after working all day and I have lost weight."
-L.E., New Britain
"I was overweight, had nails that kept breaking and had high cholesterol. I was eating a lot of sugar-based items. After doing the Nutrition Response Testing Program I lost 20 lbs. and leveled my cholesterol LDL and HDL levels."
"I was feeling very loggy-tired, listless and light headed. I had shoulder stiffness, especially with movement- which caused me a lot of pain. I had high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Now, I feel like a new person! I lost over 20 lbs., have an energy which I haven't enjoyed for some time. All my critical numbers are where they belong - I feel great!!"
B.E., New Britain
"Before I started the Nutrition Response Testing program, every time I ate I would feel pain in my lower stomach area and experience bloating that was very painful. I also had joint pain in my hips and knees and would experience headaches frequently. Since I have been in the NRT program, my stomach pain is gone. I no longer bloat after I eat, and have as a result, lost almost 15 pounds. The joint pain in my hips and knees are gone and the headaches are less frequent."
"I was at my highest weight ever and feeling sluggish, tired and miserable. No energy to do anything! My ankles were always swollen at the end of the day. I was always snacking even after meals. After about 5 days of changing my diet, the first change was that my skin felt different. I kept touching my face, the facial bloating was gone. Now, after almost 3 months I've lost about 30 pounds and my ankles are normal again. Most of the aches and pains I used to experience, especially when getting up after sitting awhile, are gone! I dont' have urges to snack anymore. I am definitely more satisfied and less hungry."
-N.N., New Britain
"I was feeling hungry between meals and my weight kept increasing. I would start to feel "shaky" before lunch and dinner. I would feel tired everyday around 3 pm and had to have caffeine to give myself a mid-day energy boost. Now I feel great!During the day I'm not feeling hungry, my weight has decreased by 8 lbs., in 20 days!! I have energy through the day without feeling tired and I no longer get that "shaky" feeling before meals. I am so pleased with the improvements and I highly recommend Nutrition Response Testing to all of my family and friends. They have all noticed my many improvements in my overall health! Thanks Dr. Don!!"
"My skin was always feeling itchy, therefore, I could not wear necklaces because I would get a rash. When I came to the office I had a terrible rash on my neck and chest. I also had night sweats, nails were weak, my bowel movements were irregular and I had trouble losing weight. Now, I no longer have a rash and my skin feels great. My nails are getting stronger, no more night sweats and I have lost 10 lbs. This has been great. I found out what foods were causing a problem with my system. I take fewer supplements than I once did and I am feeling so much better. The rash was the main reason I came to the office."
"I was feeling sluggish and found it very difficult to shed an ounce. By sluggish I mean physically and mentally, somewhat lacking in concentration. My teeth/gums were very sensitive and carpal tunnel symptoms were bothersome. I also woke up frequently and sometimes could not fall back to sleep easily - I averaged about 5-6 hours of sleep a night. After 6 weeks, I'm more energized and lost approximately 5 pounds. I'm able to concentrate while reading, conversing and playing games. Mouth sensitivity is much better and I forget I'm supposed to have a "severe" case of carpal tunnel. My sleep is more restful and I get an average of 7 hours a night. Mentally I'm more even tempered."
-T.D., New Britain
I couldn't button or zip my pants; my blouses didn't fit, I looked like a bloated whale. I had high triglycerides, my back hurt and felt sluggish. I also experienced coughing spells and nasal congestion. Since being on the program, I gave up cereal and chocolate, which I ate every day, breads, pizza and even ice cream. Since switching to a whole foods diet, my triglycerides are normal and I lost 14 pounds.
- N.K., East Windsor, NJ
So far, I've lost 15 pounds. I have more energy and feel healthier. I've changed my eating habits and my metabolism is much better.
-B.K., East Windsor, NJ
I was always tired mid afternoon, craved carbs and junk food. I often felt bloated and gassy and did not sleep well. I had lost and gained the same 10lbs at least 20 times. I needed to take charge of my eating habits because I knew it would make me feel better. I have dropped 10lbs and can honestly say I feel better. I no longer crave carbs and have managed to, for the most part, omit them from my diet. I no longer feel bloated and gassy, and have more energy. I think about everything I eat before I eat it and realized all the junk I was eating before. I am also sleeping better.
"When I came to see Dr. Piccoli, I was overweight, couldn't lose it and in fact kept slowly gaining. I was exhausted all of the time, frequently got cold sores on my mouth, had thinning, lack luster hair, brittle nails that constantly split. I generally had a feeling of low grade lousy. Half way through the program, I feel great! I have lost 19 lbs. and it mostly seemed effortless. I haven't had cold sores since I began the program, my nails are strong and lustrous, and my hair seems thicker and is shiny. I have great energy and generally feel happy and excited about life! Also, my taste buds have changed. I taste subtle flavors in food that went previously unnoticed."
"My entire body broke out in a skin rash; most severe in genital and anal areas, and began to spread to arms, armpits, torso and legs. Digestive system was so dysfunctional that even after taking two Prilosec pills I would be forced to sleep in the upright position. I was 195 lbs. and I stand only at 5'7". My skin rash is 99.9 percent cleared up. From the very first day of changing diet indigestion is completely gone. I have not had a need for digestive aids and sleep without indigestion interruption. I am midway through the purification process and my weight this morning was 169 lbs. That is a loss of 26 lbs. in less than three months. I am loosely fitting into pants 4 sizes smaller."
- S.D., Clinton
"One year ago I felt very tired because I suffered from unexplained joint pain. I am also convinced that I had much inflammation in my body because of my food choices. Eliminating nightshade vegetables has made a huge difference in the quality of my life. Avoiding otherwise 'healthy' foods that are not good for me, has also helped me to feel better. Now, I am mostly pain free, 32 lbs. lighter, and feeling much more energetic. I finally feel 'balanced'."
- D.S., Kensington