"About 6 months into my second pregnancy, I was told I had severe anemia and was given an iron supplement to take each day by my obstetrics office. After doing so, my iron levels were retested each week for the next three weeks and were found to be declining. I was then told to double my dosage, which I did, and the levels surprisingly continued to decline. I did not know what to do and was told I needed to immediately see a hematologist to determine what type of 'blood disorder' I had. I was scared and very worried about why I was so anemic and what affect this would have on my unborn baby. Although I valued the opinion of the hematologist, I was positive there had to be a natural solution.
I decided to visit Dr. Belanger, having had much success during previous visits with other health issues. There turned out to be a very simple and natural solution to why my iron levels continued to decrease, even though my iron intake was increasing. Iron requires Vitamin C to allow your body to absorb it. I had not been told by my medical doctor to take Vitamin C with the iron supplement they had given me so it was not being absorbed. Dr. Belanger provided me with an Iron and Vitamin C combined supplement which I began taking immediately. My testing a week later by the hematologist already showed an increase in my iron levels and three weeks later they improved dramatically. The hematologist said she no longer needed to see me and that my levels were now completely acceptable. I was thrilled with the results and felt so much better and less tired after taking these supplements. I have always received excellent care when visiting Dr. Braga and Dr. Belanger and highly recommend them to everyone I know.
Michele Tezduyar, Framingham, MA
I first met Dr. Braga after having a baby, when she was able to help me
overcome fatigue and post-partum depression with natural therapies and diet
changes. In a matter of weeks I started feeling better. After moving to New Jersey
months later, I began dealing with sympoms of subclinical hyperthyroidism, thyroid
nodules, and ovarian cysts. I contacted Dr. Belanger, who agreed to work with me
long-distance through phone consultations, which was fabulous, because there are no N.D.s in my area. He helped to diagnose that food sensitivities were triggering my thyroid issues, and I was able to avoid these foods while adding others that balanced my hormones. Along with this approach and some of his herbal therapies, I have now become nodule-, cyst-, and symptom free. I'm so healthy that I am currently carrying another successful pregnancy!
When no M.D. would take my symptoms seriously or treat me because my lab values were not "clinical", Dr. Belanger recognized my suffering, and with his expertise and guidance, I was able to feel like myself and became a healthy and fun mom again to my toddler! Should I experience any issues after this pregancy, I will gladly be contacting this wonderful team yet again! Thanks to Dr. Braga and Dr. Belanger for all of their hard work and caring, and most of all, for their willingness to listen and "think outside the box". Kelly Barrett, Sewell, NJ