When I first came to Peak Center, I had been diagnosed with PCOS and attested a lot of my health issues to that diagnosis. I had seen several doctors, including specialists, and was convinced that there was no help for me and I had absolutely no faith in any branch of medicine. I was, in a word, defeated.
Had I not gone “all in” with Dr. Ken, I would not have found out how deep my health issues actually ran. I had been told time and time again by multiple doctors that if I “just lost weight” it would fix all of my problems, and was put on extremely restrictive diets and medications for that purpose, which solved nothing and actually ended up being extremely taxing on my mental health as well. In fact, one doctor suggested gastric bypass surgery and suggested that I ‘put a few more pounds on’ so that I could qualify for the surgery itself. I had never felt more invisible as a human being, less heard, and less safe with a professional who was supposed to be the person with all the answers to health.
With Dr. Ken, I found a doctor who not only listened to me, but delved deeper with compassion and understanding to investigate what the root causes could be other than just obesity (which is a common side-effect of PCOS). He explained to me that a lot of hormone imbalance actually comes from the gut, and rather than guessing at what might actually be the source of my discomfort, we ran labs – food allergy testing, stool testing, and other labs, which were used to help come up with a completely unique treatment plan based on what my body was telling us about what it needed in order to heal.
After only a few months I have already seen amazing results. It has given me something that I thought was lost to me: Hope. I cannot possibly thank Dr. Ken enough for finally helping me get to a point where I no longer feel like I am at war with my own body, and the immense relief that it has brought to me to finally have a doctor whom I can trust.