Dr. Lauren Russel, ND – Testimonials
Dr. Russel, thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful clarifications following our recent appointment. I so very much appreciate your knowledge and expertise – it is inspirational! Especially rewarding to me is that you value my input on health matters, and I feel like you really listen!!
I hold you in highest esteem!
Dr. Russel, I just want to thank you for taking me as a patient! My experience with you and the clinic has been great. I got the hormones and received the test yesterday. Thank you! I look forward to working with you!
In early 2009, as a healthy seventy-year-old man, I suddenly lost most of my hearing. I saw three Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors. One inserted tubes in both ears. That did not help. One called me an “enigma”. He said the hearing in the left ear was so bad a hearing aid would not help, and a hearing aid in the right ear would provide marginal benefit for a limited amount of time. The third doctor suggested I reduce my salt intake and switch from regular coffee to decaf. I was desperate. Without hearing, my entire quality of life would change. In 2010, research led us to the Tahoma Clinic, and aldosterone. After a consultation with Dr. Lauren Russel and a urine test, I started taking 125 mcg of aldosterone twice a day. Amazingly, after two weeks, I noticed an improvement in hearing. Three months later my hearing has improved immensely. While it was not perfect, I could function in most aspects of my life. My limitations were few and trivial (e.g. watching a TV movie, road noise in a car, the pitch of some people’s voice, whispering). In mid-2012 changed from two pills per day to alternating from one pill one day and two pills the next day. Some days I would forget the pills altogether (complacency). I noticed a decline in my hearing. After several months I went back to two pills per day, and my hearing improved. While hearing can be somewhat subjective to the person hard of hearing, my family members witnessed the improvement. In November, 2012, I had my yearly phone conversation with Dr. Russel. Dr. Russel remembered an amazing fact. During my first consultations with her my hearing was so bad that my wife had to carry on the phone conversation with Dr. Russel. During the latest consultation my hearing was so good that I carried on the entire half hour consultation, not once asking Dr. Russel to repeat herself or guessing at what she said. My hearing is not perfect and sometimes I have difficulty because of different factors. But from what it had been, it seems as if a miracle has been performed. If my hearing remained at this level for the rest of my life I would be so very thankful.
I just wanted to say “thank you” for such a nice office visit yesterday. I am very impressed with you, Katy, the clinic in general, and the pharmacy. I really appreciated how much time you spent with me, learning about how to address my concerns – such a breath of fresh air after going to MDs for the past 2 years! I learned a lot from you in just one visit! Anyway, I’m glad I found you and look forward to working with you towards optimal well-being!
My wife and I want to thank all of you for the time spent at Tahoma Clinic. The results, after two months, were thrilling. She can now see clearly out of both her eyes. The Macular Degeneration has been stopped and reversed subject to taking her pills regularly.
PS: This experience has prompted both my wife and me to consider doing free seminars beginning next year. Most medical doctors seem to believe that macular degeneration is untreatable. Your research over the decades proves there is hope and the possibility of stopping and/or reversing M.D. We live in an area where lots of seniors have M.D.