My Vital Life Force Has Returned!

Happy senior giving her Diagnosis Testimonial

About a week before I went to Anatara, I felt like I was dying. It was hard to get out of bed or do the simplest of things for some time. Memory and motivation were both affected. I had most of the symptoms of ME/CFS. I was even starting to experience organ shutdown especially in my spleen, so toxins were recirculating in my system.

“Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a chronic, complex, neuroimmune disease that profoundly limits the health and productivity of patients and, like Long Covid, is often triggered by an infection.” ¹

I went to Anatara because I knew my regular doctor would look at my symptoms and misdiagnose me as she had done in the past. In 2013, she looked at my symptoms and misdiagnosed me with IBS.  I lost confidence in her because when I finally eliminated the “gums” (carrageenan, etc.) in milk alternatives I no longer had IBS. The reason this worked is gums hinder digestion and confuse the body.

Anatara ran extensive tests to find out if I had any underlying issues. They diagnosed co-infections of Lyme, Bartonella, toxic mold and several viruses including Cytomegalovirus.

Last year, I just kept getting worse until I felt like I was going to die. I have since learned that people with similar infections have died.

I have been receiving care from Dr Ahvie and his staff at Anatara Medicine since July 28, 2021.

I have continued care with Anatara Medicine because it is making a positive difference in my life. My vital life force has returned. My memory is restored. I can function again. I am more pleasant to be with since receiving treatment. I have energy. I laugh more. I am getting more engaged with friends and family. I look forward to getting together with people and doing things again.

The recovery I have enjoyed is because Anatara got to the root cause of the illness with extensive labs, and they used alternative solutions such as IV’s, an extensive list of IV’s including something called EBOO and Plasma Filtration and Detox were ultimately used. In addition, supplements, nutrition, and emotional support were all part of their wholistic approach to treatment. The staff at Anatara is wonderful. They always made me feel welcome and cared for as a person. I am so grateful for their care and support.

I still can hear Dr. Ahvie say, “You are going to need to learn to stomach things.” I had recent losses and challenges including: My husband of 27 years and my 13-year-old dogs died within 1 year of each other. My only child moved out of state. I volunteer on commissions that actively try to destroy my livelihood and retirement. We were ordered to shelter-in-place for COVID.  I tore my ACL and had surgery. Living alone without contact or support was hard.

Had I not gone to Anatara, ME/CFS would have been added to my misdiagnosis and I would have eventually died. Mainstream testing only recognizes a few of the Lyme diseases and viruses so I doubt they would have caught the root of the problem as Anatara was able to do. I have learned, if a doctor says there is not a cure or there is nothing they can do, that means they cannot help you and to look until you find someone who can help you. I am grateful to be alive and would not be if not for Dr. Ahvie and his approach to diagnosis and treatment.


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