Testimonials about Pearl Natural Health

Here is what our patients have to say:

Help with my Ulcerative Colitis

“I’ve been working with Julia for a couple of years now and with Dr Weiner for more than a year and I can honestly say that they have changed my life! I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2012 and turned to naturopathic and dietary approaches for treatment after terrible experiences with a GI doctor and traditional western medicine’s “treatment ladder”. Julia provides unwavering support while you navigate the enormous challenges of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, helping to keep you on track and positive. Dr Weiner added another level of support by identifying the missing piece (SIBO) in the larger picture of my illness that finally put me on the path to remission. Pearl Natural Health staff are warm and friendly, putting patients at ease, which is especially important when you’re feeling sick, discouraged, and overwhelmed, as so many IBD sufferers at one time or another feel. Thank you, thank you to this amazing team of folks!”*

Help with my thyroid, my hormones and fatigue

“Dr. Weiner has helped me with with my thyroid, adrenals and hormones– not an easy task as many doctors do not fully understand these issues.  He has repeatedly taken the time to listen, ask questions and treat my health issues with a depth of understanding you just don’t see much anymore. “*

Reversing Auto-Immune Disease in my child

“I initially went to see Gary when my 5 yr. old daughter was diagnosed with a serious auto immune disease. The prognosis was potential remission, after an extremely invasive/scary conventional treatment that included high doses of steroids over many years. The  the local medical experts in this illness, told us that they had never seen an exception to the normal progression. But, within a month of visiting Pearl Natural Health, my daughter was symptom-free. Relying on food allergy tests and blood work, Gary modified her diet and prescribed supplements to optimize her health. Ellen gave her acupuncture treatments to help us overcome physical and emotional barriers with surprising effectiveness. I can not begin to express our gratitude to both of them.” *

Acupuncture for Optimal Health

“Ellen is one of the best acupuncturists I have ever seen, and I have seen quite a few. She is extremely intuitive and approaches her practice from a holistic focus on the entire physical, mental, and biological system — in other words, body, mind and appetite. She and Gary place a big emphasis on nutrition in their practice in terms of wellness, weight loss, and food intolerances. She has helped both me and my husband in this area, and I have learned quite a lot, because she takes the time to teach and explain about nutrition and chemical imbalances.” *

“If you talk to Ellen in passing about her training, she will reveal that she taught Shiatsu massage in France and Italy (and it’s quite fun to converse with her in Italian), so you know the breadth of her understanding of the human body is quite deep. She is also extremely committed to her patients — A few days after I had major surgery, she paid a house call to speed my healing with acupuncture and herbs. She is not only a dedicated practitioner, but a lovely human being.” *

Acupuncture for Tendonitis

“I’ve been receiving acupuncture from Ellen at Pearl Natural Health for many years. Over time Ellen has actually cured my tendonitis in both elbows while helping me maintain well-being, in spite of many physical problems typical of an active lifestyle. I particularly recommend Ellen for her gentle manner, empathy and knowledge of Chinese herbology. Everyone at Pearl Natural Health always makes me feel welcome and comfortable.” *

Chronic Pain Relief

“After my regular doctor diagnosed myofascial pain syndrome, I received physical therapy for several weeks,but the condition actually got worse. In constant pain I consulted Dr. Weiner and the anti-inflammatory diet he prescribed produced dramatic results.Within two months I was pain free after more than 15 years!” *

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Naturopathic Treatment for Digestive Problems

“Sometimes I wonder why it took me so long to seek alternative treatment. When I complained about allergic-type reactions to certain foods, my regular doctor recommended Pepcid for acid reflux. When the condition got worse and I reacted to every meal, Pearl Natural Health had the answer. After a simple test, I was given a bottle of hydrochloric acid and regular acupuncture treatments.I can eat again. I feel great. I feel younger. The providers and staff at Pearl Natural Health take time to listen and get to know you. It is like the good old days when doctors remembered family names and examinations were thorough. Actually it’s better than the old days because this clinic takes the whole body into account.” *

 My migraines are cured

“My new year’s resolution for 2011 was to do something about my 2 to 3 migraines per month. Western medicine was treating the symptoms but not helping to eliminate the headaches.  Ellen was recommended to me for acupuncture treatment.  After a thorough evaluation she asked me to keep a food diary and suggested I eliminate certain foods. The diary showed a healthy diet but a high amount of gluten.  I eliminated gluten and kept up with regular acupuncture treatments.  I have been free of headaches for 8 months and have not renewed my migraine medication for 9 months.  Not only am I pain free but I did a cleanse under Ellen’s guidance and have lost over 20 pounds. And since I am the cook in the family my husband has lost 30 pounds. I have more energy and Ellen was a major factor in supporting me to get there.  I feel great and reached my goal in less than a year!” *

I came here to lose weight

“I went in to see Dr. Weiner for help with weight loss. Even though a large part of the problem is my embarrassing lack of will power, the doctor showed me only compassion, kindness and encouragement. He was also very knowledgable about various programs. He put me on a regimen that worked quite well. I found my whole experience was positive, helpful and effective. The staff was also helpful, encouraging and non-judgemental. Thank You Pearl Natural Health” *

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I turned to Gary full time, and haven’t looked back...

“I started seeing Gary a few years ago as an occasional alternative to my primary care. After months of frustration trying to treat an illness through traditional methods, I turned to Gary full time, and haven’t looked back. He took the time to thoroughly evaluate my lifestyle and diet, and based on extensive tests, helped me make the necessary adjustments to overcome my illness. Making some changes to my diet, combined with vitamin supplements, not only have I maintained consistent good health, my blood pressure has dropped enough that I no longer require medication.” *

My Energy is restored

“When I began treatment at Pearl, I was very tired and depleted. Gary ran tests that pinpointed some of the causes, and identified food sensitivities that no other physician had ever found. Between naturopathic medicine and diet, I have had much resolution. They are a friendly, caring staff and a pleasure to return to.” *

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Pearl Natural Health
511 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 801
Portland, Oregon 97205
Phone: (503) 230-8973
Fax: (503) 230-8978

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