I started seeing Dr. Hubbard in August of 2011, after having gone to the emergency room with heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness. My doctor told me I had developed anxiety attacks, and tried to attribute it to psychological issues. That really confounded me, as I have a wonderful life and family. I certainly wasn’t going to take the psych drugs he recommended. My wife urged me to see Dr. Hubbard. My wife has been working with Dr. Hubbard for many years for various issues and has had much success.
In my case, I came to Dr. Hubbard weighing in at 245 pounds (I’m only 5’ 8”). Within 8 months, I lost 65 pounds, went from a size 44 inch waist to a 34 inch waist, and I have kept my current weight of 180 pounds for over 2 months now. It is really a joy to be able to tie my shoes without getting winded or just simply bending over to pick up something. I can sit cross-legged again.
Concerning the anxiety attacks, through testing, Dr. Hubbard found that I was suffering the effects of adrenal fatigue. She put me on a protocol to deal with my cortisol and norephinephrine levels. I am no longer foggy headed, and I don’t feel like I am going to faint. I am still improving in this area, and I am finding that I am regaining my confidence and joie de vie.
Dr. Hubbard also has been treating me for peripheral neuropathy caused by an old back injury. She has been using acupuncture to reduce the tingling in my feet. Also through acupuncture, she is helping to reduce numbness in my left foot from another old injury.
If I’ve learned anything from Dr. Hubbard it is that everything is interrelated. She explains in detail, and takes the time to educate you about what is going on with your condition. And she uses plain English and examples you can relate to. She explained to me about insulin resistance by describing trucks delivering insulin to the docks of the cell and being turned away.
I readily recommend Dr. Hubbard to friends and family. Her knowledge of nutrition and acupuncture is extraordinary. The fact that she teaches medical students at Loma Linda Medical University, considered one of the finest medical schools in the country, speaks volumes of her knowledge and abilities. She has certainly been the key to my improving health and well-being and I am so grateful she is a part of my medical team.
George Santoro, Printer
Coastline Community College
Fountain Valley, CA 92708