I went to Dr. Al Costanza with several minor health issues. I chose a naturopath over my PCP because I knew Dr. Al would address and treat the cause while my PCP would only treat the symptoms with prescription drugs, which in my eyes just adds fuel to the fire. Being 42 years old, I was concerned with my hormone levels as I was experiencing painful irregular periods, mood swings, irritability, sugar cravings, and constant breast tenderness.  I also had terrible fibromyalgia pain in my neck, shoulders, joints and overall muscle stiffness. Working as a dental hygienist made each day exhaustingly painful. My quality of sleep was inadequate. I had low energy and afternoon fatigue. I knew my G.I. system was not functioning properly due to the gas, bloating, heartburn, and constipation.
After filling out an extensive questionnaire and getting the results of my body composition test, Dr. Al began to educate me on what was happening in my body. He explained what I needed to do to bring myself “into balance”. He addressed both my emotional and physical health.  With a primary focus on nutrition, he
made recommendations for supplements, herbs (some of his own mixtures) and dietary changes. He also suggested readings to increase my knowledge, cookbooks with healthy recipes and an infrared sauna to assist with my cleansing program. You do not get this kind of treatment at your physician’s office!
To make a long and wonderful story short, I accepted Dr. Al’s recommendations and within a few months, ALL of my symptoms disappeared. My health has improved on a physical and tangible level and on a cellular level. I have tons of energy, I have shed a few pounds, I am pain-free for the first time in years and I am happy, happy, happy! I’ve never felt better! And all without “undesirable and dangerous side effects”.   Thank God for Dr. Al and the other men and women who have the desire and common sense to seek the truth. They educate and inspire so we can help ourselves with what mother nature gave us.  I was impressed by Dr. Al’s vast knowledge and charmed by his kind and caring disposition. I will continue to use him as my primary health advocate.  I not only regained my health, but I  gained a new friend and mentor for life. Take that to your  HMO!
Sincerely and in good health,
Patricia S., RDH