Fatigue, PTSD, Acid Reflux,
Gastric Disturbances and Hypothyroidism
Recovery in a Mother, age 54 with Homeopathy
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Kari J. Kindem, AIT, CFHom, CHP, CEASE, Classical
Homeopath, HTMA Practitioner
Testimonial written by Dawn, retired Army helicopter pilot and Christian homeschooling and mother
age 54, Illinois, USA.
August 20, 2015
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Dawn with 2 1/2 year old daughter Caty, taken before she leaves
for active duty
with Desert Shield/Desert Storm, September, 1990.
"Kari helped me to not only overcome my
physical health problems but my emotional ones, as well.
Using diet, supplements, and remedies, she guided me in calming my
excitatory neurotransmitters, strengthening my adrenal glands, and
recovering my health to the point where I am off almost every medication I
was taking. I am SO much calmer than I was before.
A friend even commented - after only ONE MONTH of working with
Kari Ė that I was a totally different
"I came to
Kari J. Kindem, CFHom, with a myriad of health
issues, some of which Iíd suffered from for over 10 years. I began taking
Motrin for a pulled muscle shortly after the birth of my youngest
son in 2001. Noticing that this also helped with my arthritic knees and
ankle, I progressed to a prescription NSAID a couple of years
later at the suggestion of a pharmacist. (I had weaned myself off the
NSAID prior to beginning work with Kari.)
I also began using Flonase to open up my sinus passages at night
around this same time. After two years of fighting the doctors over my high
blood pressure, I finally began taking hypertension medication
I had not
slept well in many years but could get practically no sleep without
Lunesta after a partial hysterectomy (uterus only) in 2009. I
had been diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux (a form of acid reflux)
in 2011 and had been off and on proton pump inhibitors (Prilosec or Nexium)
To top it
all off, I had what the doctors termed an ďatypicalĒ heart attack in 2013 at the
age of 51. It was deemed ďatypicalĒ for a number of reasons, but mostly
because I had ďabsolutely no blockage,Ē had golden cholesterol and triglyceride
levels, and had no risk factors associated with a heart attack other than the
high blood pressure which was under control with the meds.
I had been
working with a chiropractor for about a year prior to my heart attack to
stabilize my hormones, conquer acid reflux, and lose weight - the typical 20 or
30 pounds that often accompany perimenopause.
My heart attack, however, prompted a never-ending cycle of doctorís appointments
in a frenzied search for its cause. I underwent numerous tests on my heart,
all of which confirmed what I already knew: there was nothing wrong with my
heart. I went through sleep studies. I had an endoscopy to rule
out ulcers that could possibly have contributed to the heart attack. It
friend of mine told me about Kari, I knew that I
had to work with her if I ever wanted to truly regain my health. The doctors
ruled out many things, but their solution to my problems was always to put me on
another medication. I wanted to be OFF medications! Over the years that
Iíd been dealing with all these issues, Iíd seen them as being connected and
felt that if I could just get to the root cause, everything would get better.
The doctors didnít see it that way, though. They wanted to treat the high blood
pressure separately from the lack of sleep, from the hormonal ups and downs and
heavy bleeding which led to the hysterectomy, from the feelings of despair that
I often felt as I struggled to make sense of my life.
saw things differently. Homeopathy treats the whole
person and recognizes that one health problem can lead to another, that one
system being out of balance can affect another system in such a way that it is
thrown out of balance. What a breath of fresh air!
about EVERYTHING on her intake questionnaire. She went through my history as
no one ever had before. She knew that my diet was not the best as a child
that I was diagnosed as hyperactive in elementary school. She knew that I had
served in the military as an Army pilot including service in Desert Storm/Desert
Shield and was inoculated
with vaccines for
numerous diseases. She also knew that I was also a stressed-out military wife, who was
homeschooling four children - while moving every two to three years.
Kari knew that I was as an only child, Iíd had
my hands more than full while trying to care for my mother who was suffering
from dementia in a nursing home in the U.S. while we were stationed
overseas. I told her that Iíd
had some genetic testing done which revealed
some genetic polymorphisms which had a large impact on my health.
When I got to
the question that asked what Iíd like to accomplish in working with her, I
answered that Iíd like to handle stress better, because even before Iíd
developed physical symptoms of bad health, Iíd had emotional ones.
I could handle practically NO stress
without much wailing and gnashing of teeth! This was a point of
great consternation for me, a Christian homeschooling mom who was with her
children 24/7. Every molehill was a mountain for me; every spilled drink was a
rage. I didnít want to fly off the handle like that with my children, and I
wondered why I couldnít control my anger and frustration when things didnít go
smoothly. I knew that something wasnít right, something was out of balance.
The doctors were no help at all, though, and I simply did not know what to do.
Kari helped me to not only overcome my physical
health problems but my emotional ones, as well. Using diet,
supplements and homeopathic
remedies, she guided me in calming my excitatory
neurotransmitters, strengthening my adrenal
glands, and recovering my health to the point where I am off almost every
medication I was taking. I am SO much calmer than I was before. A friend even
commented - after only ONE MONTH of working with Kari Ė that I was a totally
My recovery didnít come without effort.
I put a LOT of time and energy into regaining my health, but I was determined to
succeed. I did NOT want to be at the mercy of doctors for the rest of my life,
and I did NOT want to be this crazy person who never seemed to be able to handle
stressful situations in a mature, responsible manner. As I began to heal
with the help of homeopathic remedies and
I began slowly weaning
off my medications until I was off almost everything Iíd been taking.
The only prescription medication Iím still using is the Lunesta
for sleep, but Iím only using HALF the dosage of that and hope to be off it
altogether very soon. Iím even off the heart medication Iíd been on since my
heart attack Ė a medication Iíd asked my doctor to take me off of numerous
times. Iíve recently learned that doctors are linking heart attacks to not only
NSAIDs but also to proton pump inhibitors. I
believe my heart attack was actually caused by one or possibly both of these
thank Kari enough for all the ďtough loveĒ and
encouragement she gave me over the 15 months that we worked together. I
learned so much! I wish I had discovered homeopathy before I developed so many
health issues. I believe I would never have suffered most of these problems
if I had avoided prescription drugs and treated with homeopathy instead.
Although I canít restore the years I lost in the maze of allopathic medicine,
feel confident in my ability to maintain the good health Iíve regained and look
forward to many more years of good health to come. Thanks,
Kari! I highly recommend
Kari to anyone who is serious about restoring their health!"