Successes - Autoimmune

 
Autoimmune

I was diagnosed with Graves Eye Disease -- hyperthyroidism -- in 1994. Since that time I have lived with the symptoms and controlled them to some extent only with acupuncture, finally agreeing to take anti-thyroid medication because of potentially serious long-term effects of an over-active thyroid.

Dr. Pepi began treating me six months ago when I was taking 20 mg. a day. She pinpointed the source of the auto-immune reaction causing the thyroid disease and began treating me with supplements. The result is that I am now off the medication and for the first time in 12 years, my blood tests are reflecting dramatic change towards normal thyroid function. We are now moving on to address other conditions and I am very, very grateful!    K.M.

 

I came to Dr. Pepi with auto immune problems, chemical and food sensitivities, and a low energy level.

I’ve been sick for almost 20 years.  In the last 3 years I’ve spent about $10,000.00 with no results (this is above what insurance covered).  I saw 2 naturopaths, a holistic chiropractor, a couple of medical doctors and an energy medical nurse.  I’ve also tried using a sauna, essential oils, many brands of supplements (that I wasn’t absorbing!), and a special cushion for circulation.  Nothing was really giving me results.

I did a phone consultation with Dr. Pepi and by following some of her recommendations I already started feeling a little bit better.  She recommended that I see her in person, so I flew out to L.A. from Illinois.

Since getting treatment in person, I feel very cheerful, I’m younger looking and happier!  My sensitivities are 20% better so far, and so is my energy.  My absorption is also improved.

I wish I’d known about Dr. Pepi before!  She educated me so much on things that were going on with my body that make sense about why what I was trying hadn’t been effective.  I could have saved so much money if I’d known about her in the first place!        H.D.

 

Kayla was suffering from Alopecia.  The loss was approximately 70% of her total hair on her head.  After several treatments with Dr. Pepi, her hair returned after a few months.  Thank you Dr. Pepi.        K.O.

 

I used to have a lot of trouble with gallbladder pain and gallstones. A few months ago it was at its worst. I had a gall bladder attack after eating some kind of fat or oil. It was PAINFUL! I couldn’t sleep all night and had no idea what was going on. It was very upsetting.

Dr. Pepi said that I had gallstones and that my body was having an autoimmune response to the gallbladder. Now I understood why all the things that I had been doing to try to make my body stronger and healthier seemed to make this problem worse. It was such a relief to know what was going on because it hadn’t made any sense at all.

She treated me and found that there were specific nuts and seeds that had nutrients in them that I was deficient in and which stopped my body from attacking my gallbladder. I followed her instructions carefully. Now it is several months later. I just realized that I ate a half cup of cream the other night and had NO adverse reaction. Before, that would have had me up in pain all night. This has made a HUGE difference in my lifestyle and my freedom to eat what I want. Thanks, Dr. Pepi.        N.K. 

 

Due to my having Graves Disease, a form of hyperthyroidism, my endocrinologist had me on medications with potentially fatal side effects.  When I had bad reactions to these meds, I was taken off them, and both my general practitioner and my endocrinologist wanted me to have my thyroid removed ASAP!

My general practitioner wrote a report saying that we would schedule my surgery for 8 weeks out.  I saw Dr. Pepi the next week with the following symptoms:  My hands were shaking or tremoring 30% of the time.  I was having heart palpitations most nights of the week.  My eyes hurt and felt sandy and strained.

Dr. Pepi began treatments and gave me a program to follow in order to start resolving my dangerously high thyroid hormones.  She explained that if thyroid hormones are too high, then the heart rate can soar.  When that happens the heart becomes overburdened and can stop working altogether.  I did Dr. Pepi's program and my symptoms started calming down.  We regularly rechecked my thyroid blood tests afterward.

For the 2 years before seeing Dr. Pepi, even with the medications from my endocrinologist, my thyroid hormone levels never came down.  In the 6 months I have been on Dr. Pepi's program, my thyroid hormone levels have reduced significantly!

Now my heart rate is 20 beats per minute slower and is stably in the low range of normal.  I hardly ever have heart palpitations or tremoring hands.  My eyes don't hurt.  My symptoms have basically disappeared on this program with Dr. Pepi.

My GP, who originally said that she had never seen Graves Disease handled by natural methods, is now no longer recommending a surgery to remove my thyroid!

THANK YOU, Dr. Pepi!  You're a miracle worker.        A.R.  

 

In December of 2000 I went to a bargain doctor complaining of persistent chest pain and pressure with numbness down my left arm and in the area of my heart. My heart skipped beats, I felt lightheaded, very, very tired, and was short of breath and at times felt like I would fall over dead. Being as I was only 27 years old and in otherwise apparent good health, that doctor told me that what I was suffering from was Anxiety Disorder, not a heart attack or anything related, and he offered me anti-anxiety psychotropic drugs which I vehemently refused. At my insistence, he did an EKG, which came out normal and showed no signs of heart stress.

I left that office and went straight to an M.D. After listening to my heartbeat, the M.D. told me I have a mitral-valve prolapse (the valve between the two chambers of my heart doesn’t close correctly) which was aggravated by not having slept one week before, after months of poor sleep, mediocre diet and emotional stress. He told me the condition is common in women of my age and slim build; and that to avoid such symptoms in the future, I should eat, sleep and exercise sufficiently. I changed my lifestyle and didn’t have much attention on my heart for many months.

In July of 2001 the chest pains, pressure and numbness returned. Over the course of the next few months, the condition came and went. Some days it didn’t bother me; other days it was so bad I could barely work: I had trouble controlling my left arm, I could barely breathe, I could barely think, I had constant pain and pressure in my chest area. I almost fell over several times. There were nights where I didn’t want to close my eyes because I felt there was a better chance of dying than of waking up in the morning; yet I was usually too exhausted to keep my eyes open.

Using her unique diagnosis technology,  Dr. Pepi detected and auto-immune situation where my body was attacking my heart as if it were a foreign object, along with a blockage in my arteries. She treated my body tso it would stop attacking my heart, and she treated my body to break down the blockage in my arteries. She recommended specific supplements for my heart as well as specific foods to break down the blockage.

She also recommended I see a cardiologist, for the sake of gathering more information. I refused, confident that Dr. Pepi’s diagnosis, treatments and supplement recommendations were fixing the problem.  They certainly did help, noticeably, yet I continued to have ups and downs (though my dips were nowhere near as low!!)  Dr. Pepi suggested I personally take more responsibility for the situation by taking a look at what I might be doing to precipitate the problem. When I took responsibility and got help in that direction,  my heart symptoms disappeared 99%.

Now, 3 or 4 months after my last set of bad heart symptoms, I’m off many of the supplements I had to take during my condition at its worst, and my body has not relapsed to the condition it was in. I feel and look in much better overall health than I was when I first came to see Dr. Pepi.

Dr. Pepi is my practitioner of choice. No more bargain doctors for me!!        P.C. 

 

I have been walking in circles between MDs and Chiropractors and Nutritionists for years while they tried to handle my thyroid. I was diagnosed with Hasimoto’s disease which is an auto-immune dysfunction affecting the thyroid. But despite the fancy name and the fancy treatments I was given, I was still exhausted most of the time. I would be doing fine and then the next day would just be unable to get out of bed. Or I would be working at my desk and suddenly find that I had been unconscious for the last 20 minutes and had not even known it. Yet the doctors found nothing wrong and no reason why the artificial thyroid supplement I was taking did not handle it.

I had begun to believe that there was nothing really wrong with me physically and that it was all in my mind and I was just lazy. 

Finally, I came to Dr. Pepi. I had heard that she is the best and can really get results. I heard right. She determined that the thyroid was actually not giving me a problem at present, but that I had such low blood sugar that I was simply going unconscious. Dr. Pepi got me onto some supplements to get my system properly functioning along with a diet to handle the blood sugar problem. It took a while for me to make the needed changes in my life so that I could stay on her program, but she worked with me and I did make the changes. The program started working and I am now doing much, much better. I have energy again. This is increasing as time goes on. I have also lost about 8 pounds without being hungry at all! 

Dr. Pepi definitely gets results and her results are like magic!        L.R.

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