Earlier this year, out of nowhere, I started having unexplained, persistent, and debilitating pain in the upper right quadrant of my abdomen. None of my doctors could tell me what was causing it. I had several blood tests, two ultrasounds, a CT with contrast, an endoscopy, and a poop test. I was told that everything was normal, nothing was wrong with me, and that it was probably just "work stress." It felt like none of my doctors were taking me seriously even though I was in real pain. I started to worry that this was going to be something I would just have to live with.
When I met with Dr. Jellinek, she took my concerns seriously from the get go. She not only asked me about the pain I was having in my stomach, but she also asked me about the other (seemingly unrelated) symptoms I had, including anxiety, headaches, itchiness, trouble sleeping and more. She told me she thought she could help me.
I can honestly say that the meeting when Dr. Jellinek gave me the results of my DNA test was life changing. She told me that I had markers for histamine intolerance, which was something I'd never even heard of. She recommended very specific changes to my diet as a first step. Within 2 weeks of following a low histamine diet, the sharp pain I had had my stomach for months was almost completely gone. Within 3 weeks, I realized I'd lost almost 15 lbs. without even trying. I also realized that I wasn't feeling anxious anymore. The rashes on my upper arms went away. I was sleeping better. I no longer had gas, bloating, or diarrhea. I could not believe how much better I felt.
Dr. Jellinek didn't stop there. She met with me a second time and recommended supplements specifically designed to help people who are genetically predisposed to difficulties with histamine. These supplements have helped me to expand my food options without any of the negative side effects I was feeling before.
I am so grateful to Dr. Jellinek. She changed my life. I've now been following a low histamine diet and taking my supplements for 6 months. I feel like a new person. Dr. Jellinek gave me my life back. I will never be able to thank her enough.Patient
Dr. Jellinek has been such a lifesaver! She's truly helped our family and our son, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger type) and ADHD.
Our son has always struggled greatly with schoolwork and friends. Medication he'd been taking for years seemed to help very little. We had implemented many at-home and in-school behavorial interventions and participated in parenting classes--both had helped, but it seemed we needed more. I searched, but struggled as parent to find a practitioner who understood what we were going through and could spend the time to get to know us, our son and his particular case.
That's when a friend introduced me to Dr. J. Right off the bat, we felt right at home in her office. Not only did she take the time to work with us, she really enjoyed my son and brought out the best in him.
After his genetic analysis was complete, we worked together to come up with a plan of action. She gently guided us along the path and prescribed supplements tailored to my son's particular needs. We also decided weaning him off the pharmaceutical medication would be best for him. Slowly we began to see improvement in his attention, flexibility and social functioning. After so long, it felt like we finally took the blindfold off and were aiming at a target with our eyes open.
It's been over a year and our son is much happier and more at ease. He's doing much better at school and is developing friendships. He's growing in leaps and bounds and so many people have commented on how far he's come along in the past year. We're so grateful to field of epigentics and for the expert guidance of Dr. Jellinek. I can't imagine where we'd be without her.Michele
I have a son with severe Autism and was always curious about his genetic makeup but wasn't sure where to start. Before seeing Dr. Jellinek my husband and I tried countless biomedical interventions with our son but saw little to no results. My sister-in-law mentioned to me one day that she had heard about Dr. J from a friend and she came highly recommended. I decided it couldn't hurt to call and get some information. Dr. J called me back almost immediately to answer any of my initial questions about epigenetics and how having these answers could help our son. We soon went for the initial consultation where we went over all medical history and got our DNA sample. After a few short weeks and some additional blood work Dr. J called to let us know she was ready to go over the results. The information she found on our son was astonishing. He had a severe methylation deficiency. Had we not gone to see her we would have never known. Dr. J took the time to explain the results is a clear, concise, professional way. She put out son on several supplements to start healing his body. It's been about 6 months and we could not be happier with his strides. He is making better eye contact, able to concentrate, communicating more clearly and most importantly he is just a HAPPIER kid! We know we can't expect him to be healed overnight but he has come so far in such a short amount of time. Dr. J is a true miracle worker who cares deeply about her patients. She wants to get to the bottom of their issues and she won't stop until she does! I now recommend her to anyone suffering from anxiety, attention issues and inflammatory problems. She has been a true blessing to our family! Amy BerkAmy