I learned so much information about myself in my first three appointments that no other doctor would ever have been able to figure out using the standard practice methods.
He listens and that’s what sold me. [Dr. Olsen] wrote everything down and spent a lot of time with me. I could go on but the biggest of all is he heard what I was saying and took action.
I had a familial tremor that was difficult to cure and was interfering with my work. Through natural medications, not pharmaceuticals, Dr. Olsen got it under control. There are lots of life-changing things when you see a Naturopathic Physician. It’s because it is a holistic approach, not just a pill.
As many who’ve been diagnosed with cancer understand, it changes your whole life and way of looking at things. I learned before my naturopathic experience that drugs can be a ‘quick fix’ but don’t take care of the root problem. I am still very much a work in progress as far as getting my health back. Yet, when I am able to incorporate all the things I need to do, along with all the supplements that Dr. Olsen has given me and the things he has told me, I find that I feel better than I ever have.
What I appreciate most about Dr. Olsen is knowing that during every appointment, he will give me his full attention, take my concerns seriously, and offer solutions that are realistic and effective. He is diligent in tracking my health and making sure that I stay on a path toward wellness. Everyone deserves to receive the type of comprehensive medical care that Dr. Olsen provides.
The nature of my health concerns included the following: fatigue, exhaustion, premenstrual syndrome, hormonal and emotional issues, digestive issues, muscle and joint pain along with some other complaints. Dr. Olsen listened to all of my symptoms and took a whole body approach to figuring out what I was dealing with, rather than just treating the symptoms.He intently listened to me and thoroughly explained underlying body processes and issues that I could have been dealing with. He gave me intelligent and considerate suggestions, opening up a world of new possibilities and hope for my health condition. Together, we decided which path would be the best to start on; I was in total control over what I decided to do.
I would recommend Dr. Olsen, and would say that if you truly want to get well, naturopathic [medicine] is the way to go. I have to admit, at least in my case, it is not the easy way. It is hard work and requires commitment and patience, but in my opinion, it’s the best way.
It makes more sense to me to seek out naturopathy as the first form of treatment and seek help from traditional medicine only if it proves necessary. Especially since traditional treatments seem to have more shortcomings and side effects. I’d encourage anyone looking for a healthier way of life to look into naturopathy. I’m so glad I did.
I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Prior to my diagnosis, I had been experiencing unusual symptoms and visited several medical professionals from various disciplines to determine the root cause. No one was able to help. I was actually told to wait until my symptoms worsened before I could receive treatment. After a very thorough examination and careful testing, Dr. Olsen diagnosed my thyroid condition. He then offered solutions that were natural, holistic, and successful.
In 2011, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Prior to 2011, I was sick all the time; sinus infections, stomach pains, and head colds on a very regular basis. Dr. Olsen gave me his knowledge and tools to get myself healthy. I can honestly say I have never felt better since being a patient at ONC. Almost all of my health issues and concerns have been taken care of over time. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to use Dr. Olsen and naturopathic medicine as an approach to my health and well-being.
My husband and I had numerous health issues including acid reflux, skin problems, high blood sugar and sleep issues. Dr. Olsen ran through tests – blood work and hormone tests – to determine the cause of our illness and came up with a plan to improve our conditions. I can’t say enough good [things] about naturopathic medicine. No scary pharmaceuticals that have terrible side effects and just cover up the problem. Naturopathic medicine focuses on diet and lifestyle changes – it’s safe and extremely effective.
I was healthy all my life when, at the age of 53, I suddenly became extremely ill and was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease. I suffered from multiple symptoms including extreme fatigue, loss of weight, nervousness, constipation, lack of appetite, heart palpitations, and insomnia. I was not overweight and after losing 68 pounds in 3 months, my family thought that I was going to die. I went to several medical specialists and they only made my situation worse. From the first visit with Dr. Olsen, I was impressed with his patience, willingness to listen and his benevolence. He prescribed me special tests that showed that they underlying cause of my illness was a leaky gut and adrenal exhaustion.Dr. Olsen was the only one who treated me as a whole person instead of simply treating symptoms with drugs that cause more harmful symptoms. Through changes in diet, herbal tinctures, and vitamin supplements, I began to feel improvements in my health for the first time in four years. After being under Dr. Olsen’s care, I started to regain my strength and the symptoms began to disappear. I put on weight and am able to function normally now.I truly believe Dr. Olsen saved my life.
After taking birth control for almost ten years, I decided it was time to stop. I was finding a more natural lifestyle, plus I had just gotten married and wanted to prepare for the day I would eventually want to have kids. I thought things would go back to normal relatively quickly, but after 14 months with no period, I decided I needed to talk to my Primary Care Physician. After a very brief appointment, he offered me one route of treatment: a synthetic hormone pill that would be a quick fix. This wasn’t what I wanted to do. I wanted to know what was really happening in my body. That’s when a friend recommended Dr. Olsen. He quickly began to understand my health issues and made suggestions that improved my quality of life. Through conversation, other issues that I was ignoring came to light and everything was addressed by Dr. Olsen. I felt very confident in Dr. Olsen and our treatment plan. After eight months of prescribed supplements and a few lifestyle changes, my menstrual cycle began and in a natural way that felt normal. I am so happy I decided to look into naturopathic medicine.