I am a female, 88 years old. I suffered for over 40 years with gastric reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and off and on diarrhea with no relief. Prescribed medicine was Ranitidine and to alert myself on food/eating habits. Thereafter, the problem became more severe. Colonoscopy, esophagus, stomach tests were done in that order in 2001-2003. The test result showed no abnormality and therefore nothing else was done. I began a severe choking with food leading to vomiting of blood. I lost weight, with no appetite, no strength. The diarrhea became worse. Any food ingested seemed to pass within an hour or at worse, in 1/2 hour. I lost weight further.
At this desperate time, I was able to have Mark Stengler’s phone consultation. Lab work for urine and comprehensive digestive stool test analysis was ordered. The tests identified several problems and alternative medicines were sent to me accordingly. To my great relief and surprise, after taking products prescribed by Dr. Stengler, I could eat, taste foods, experienced no difficulty in swallowing, had no gastric upset and no severe diarrhea. My appetite increased and I gained a pound for the first time in several years. The joy of being able to eat without fear, and having regained physical strength, I am ready to enjoy life again. This is to testify that the expertise of Dr. Stengler and power and effectiveness of alternative medicine overrides western medicine.
Hatsue Shiroyama - San Francisco ,CA
My 82 year old father had always been incredibly youthful and active for his age – still snow skiing and visiting the gym several times a week. When he discovered he had Crohn’s Disease, his health and vitality quickly plummeted and he lost so much blood at one point, he required transfusions. Traditional treatments using steroids offered very limited benefit and the side effects were horrible. After consulting with Dr. Stengler and following his natural regime of health-building supplements and food sensitivity protocol – my dad looks and feels the best he has in years. He has his energy and sense of humor back. Now, I’ll never be able to catch up with him on the ski slope!
Danna Demetre - El Cajon, CA
Recently, I was unknowingly stricken with my first bout of Diverticulitis. Unfortunately, I live 200 miles from Dr. Stengler’s office so with unrelenting pain in my lower left abdomen and a fever, I decided to see my medical doctor to determine the cause. Apparently my symptoms were classic and he made a quick diagnosis and prescribed me strong antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory, both with some serious potential side effects. He stated that if I got worse, I would have to be hospitalized. Since I have a history of so many drug allergies and sensitivities, I decided to first consult with Dr. Stengler before going any further. (My husband, son and I have been patients of Dr. Stengler for nearly three years and we have come to rely on his expertise with all of our health care issues.)
I spoke with Dr. Stengler regarding my diagnosis and my hesitancy of taking the prescribed medicines. Dr. Stengler was very understanding of the situation and immediately knew what regimen would be best for me to use and had me begin treatment right away. I was so relieved to have his support and felt confident that I would be better once I followed his advice. By the next day, there was noticeable improvement. For the next several days, Dr. Stengler continually stayed in contact with me for updates on my progress and to add or change the regimen if necessary. Needless to say, Dr. Stengler successfully got me through this illness entirely through the use of naturopathic and homeopathic medicine. Totally side effect free!
Later, I spoke with my medical doctor who wanted to know how the medication he prescribed had helped. I explained that I wasn’t comfortable take the prescriptions and that I chose instead to consult with my Naturopathic doctor and follow his regimen. Suprisingly, my medical doctor said that he was all in favor of whatever worked for me, but confessed that he had no knowledge of the useful recommendations Dr. Stengler had made. I must add that I have worked in the health care industry for many years and I can honestly say that I have never witnessed such compassion or quality of care from a physician, not until I experienced it first hand from Dr. Stengler. I feel truly blessed to have such a kind and knowledgeable professional watching over me and my family.
Laura Gregoire - Glendora, CA
Dr. Stengler helped solve severe stomach problems. I saw him after colon surgery, which didn’t solve any problem. He found my intestines to be inflamed and that I was allergic to fructose. He solved these severe problems for me. Thank goodness!
William Annas - Palm Desert, CA (78 year old male)
Dr. Stengler has doubled my quality of life with a simple remedy of his glutamine powder. I was experiencing severe stomach pain, which was progressively getting worse over the years. After one visit and a few days of taking the powder, my problem was completely solved. Amazing!
Jennifer Will - San Diego, CA
After a colonoscopy my bowels became very distressed. I was having diarrhea, going up to 20 times per day and became incontinent. Over the counter diarrhea meds didn’t work and neither did prescription strength ones. (My doctor diagnosed me with Crohn’s disease.) I even detoxed myself using dietary means to no avail. After about 4 months of trying to solve this I finally saw Dr. Stengler who gave me 2 homeopathic medicines to use. In about 2 weeks the frequency of bowel movements had decreased and they were becoming firm. By week 4 of this treatment things were back to normal and I was no longer incontinent.”
Bryan Ott, San Diego, CA
After 22 years of going to doctors looking for the cause of my IBS smptoms, I finally came to Dr. Stengler to see if a Nutritional Doctor could find the source of my digestive problems. Dr. Stengler recommended an allergy test for gluten. After geting the results that I have gluten sensitivity, I started a gluten free diet. It has been less than six months on the diet and I consider myself cured! I thank Dr. Stengler for a simple solution after only one visit.
Shannon - San Diego, CA
I have struggled with digestive problems, as well as food and environmental allergies for many years. From the first time I met Dr. Stengler, it was obvious he had an incredible knowledge of naturopathic medicine, as well as a genuine concern for people. Although I had visited many doctors during the past few years and learned a great deal about my condition, I had not been able to achieve satisfactory relief. Dr. Stengler has helped identify my allergens, and started me on a program of allergy drops, which is already having a very positive effect. In addition, he has fine-tuned my diet and supplement program, which has been a tremendous help. Whereas many allopathic doctors tend to treat symptoms, Dr. Stengler is genuinely concerned with getting to, and eliminating, the root cause of your problems. Although it is a 200-mile round trip from my home in Diamond Bar to Dr. Stengler’s office in Encinitas, it is worth every minute of my time to visit a doctor who truly understands and can help resolve my health concerns.
Steven Geil - Diamond Bar, CA
I have been suffering from the symptoms of ulcerative colitis for the past six years, with each successive year becoming harder to handle. I had tried several forms of alternative healing including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, contact reflex analysis and various supplements and potions. My last flare-up had been so severe that I was placed on steroidal medication which had serious side effects. My mother suggested I visit Dr. Stengler while on a business trip in San Diego. She was familiar with his newsletter and success with these types of conditions. After my initial consultation in March 2007, began taking a variety of supplements and powders and, after receiving the results of my food sensitivity test, eliminated wheat and other trigger foods from my diet. Within six weeks, I noticed a remarkable improvement. Eight months later, my symptoms have almost entirely disappeared as well as the anxiety caused by having this disease. Dr. Stengler’s treatment has also helped to rebalance my hormones and stress levels. While I may never be completely rid of the disease, Dr. Stengler has helped me to make it manageable and regain control of my life.
Daniela Province - San Francisco, CA
I had diarrhea and vomiting on and off for three months very badly. I made an appointment with Dr. Stengler and he diagnosed a gallbladder problem.
Immediately after starting his treatment I felt better and now I feel just perfect!
Manfred Wenzel - Garden Grove, CA
In 2006, I noticed that I was having more and more problems with digestive issues. I spent so much money and time trying to be diagnosed by traditional doctors. I remember taking a list of symptoms to my doctor, only to be told that he didn’t have time to deal with them all and to “pick one” from the list. That was the last time I saw that doctor. After seeing numerous other doctors and going through as many tests (and spending a lot of money), I gave up and assumed that I would just have to live with these problems.
Then in the beginning of 2007, I developed further medical problems: severe arthritis, lack of energy, headaches, and blisters forming for no apparent reason. I thought I was destined to be in a wheelchair by the end of the year! Again I sought help from traditional doctors with similar results. Only this time, it was suggested that I take medications that I knew would eventually be harmful to me and start me on that road to taking more and more medications to counteract the side effects of the medicines that were supposed to help me.
Finally, I decided to try natural remedies and sought out Dr. Mark Stengler at Encinitas Whole Health. Dr. Stengler took the time to listen to ALL of my concerns and by doing so was able to deduce that I could have Gluten sensitivity. The tests were ordered and were conclusive. He then gave me a list of natural supplements I could take to counteract the damage that occurred by ingesting wheat, rye and barley products. He also counseled me on products to avoid and helpful websites I could visit to further understand my condition.
I am now almost back to my normal, healthy self with no unhealthy side effects! I have been telling almost everyone I meet about Dr. Stengler and my amazing results. I truly believe that this is the right way to deal with all health issues. He understands the benefits of natural healing as well as traditional medical practice.
Wendy Pickett - Vista, CA
After following Dr. Stengler’s advice and treatment for my ailments for three months, I have to say, “I feel so much better!” I have suffered with terrible joint pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue, bad digestion and IBS since 1993. Bad digestion was something I had suffered with for as long as I can remember as a child.
Now, after taking DIGEST ALL, one of the supplements, I can say I am a different person. I call it my “Miracle Drug”. My energy level and stamina have improved dramatically also. Today I am able to function much better overall. Dr. Stengler is extremely knowledgable. Thank you so much for making me experience wellness in my life.
Teresa O. Campbell - Bonita, CA