“After I saw you last Friday, I sat at the library for several hours studying, then drove to Glacier for the weekend. Friday night was the first night that I did NOT take the pain medication hydrocodone in 12 months. WOW. Saturday, we did a low stress hike, then an evening relaxing, I did take a few pain pills that night…nothing like usual tho. Sunday, after driving a good part of the day and doing errands, I did not feel the need for the meds. Monday eve after working all day on my feet at the medical clinic, I did take a few, but a lesser amount again. I can’t wait to see you again!!”
“When I met Dr. Benz I weighed 87 pounds and had been told I was Anorexic Nervosa. Months prior to going to Dr. Benz, I had been going to my regular Dr., a counselor and a nutritionist. I never believed I had Anorexia but I really didn’t know what was wrong with me. I was getting sicker and sicker, my parents by my Dr. request, took me to an Anorexia Nervosa Specialist who proceeded to tell my parents, that I did have Anorexia, and that I needed to be placed immediately in a facilities for Anorexics, in Florida. I commend my parents for not following through and believing in me and what I was telling them. My nana goes to Dr. Benz, she pleaded my case to him and he agreed to see me. It was 3 weeks before my high school graduation ceremony when I had my first appointment with Dr. Benz. I’ll never forget his words, “You Do Not Have Anorexia, You Have Parasites!” No one can ever imagine how happy and relieved I was to hear Dr. Benz say, those words. I am so thankful for Dr. Benz and I truly believe he was my life saver. After my first appointment with him I started gaining weight back and feeling better, by graduation I had gained 20 pounds and now I’m back to normal and feel great. I believe in his methods and theory so much so, that I am going to college to pursue what he does. I thank you Dr. Benz.”
“Felt a bubbling in my ears. Neck and back felt great. I could sit straight up again. Felt like I was getting more flow into my head. Light headed in a good way. Legs felt light. Almost as if I was walking or running on air. A good ache. A light flutter in chest/ heart/ stomach and pelvis. I didn't realize how much pain I had till it was gone. I got the most incredible energy. I hadn't had that kind of energy in 10 years. I was so full of energy that I went on a huge trail run the next day, the next day, and the next day. I hope I can maintain that feeling.”
“In the summer of 2010, I was under a lot of stress. Job and household stress. I was planning my wedding. I should have been on the top of the world! There was a lot of responsibility at work. I didn't realize how bad it was until I became non-functional. I went to my family physician who prescribed an antianxiety/antidepressant medication and a sleep aid. They helped for a while. On return to the family physician my medication was increased. It did not help. I literally developed an aversion to food. Nothing sounded good, nothing tasted good, I was nauseous, and had dry heaves every morning with nausea throughout the day. (Nope, not pregnant...not possible). I was losing a lot of weight. I wanted to curl up and not move. I forced myself to go to work. I saw a counselor regularly. It was getting close to our big day, our beautiful fall wedding.
I had my annual appt with my gyn nurse practioner . When I told her what I had been experiencing she asked me "aren't you a patient of Dr. Bentz? How long has it been since you have seen him (at least a year)? This is not you. You need to be grounded or something. Why don't you see if you can get in emergently."
I did get in emergently. Dr. Bentz ran me through his battery of muscle tests. I always smile when I am there. It is very alternative. But WOW, IT WORKS! I left there relaxed, better able to eat, food actually tasted good. He gave me an adrenal supplement. I went back for adjustment a couple of times to make sure "it stuck". My wedding day was great! Fun! I was able to taper off the medication. I no longer needed a sleep aid. It is amazing how you can be non-functional mess one minute and relaxed and functional and able to make decisions in your best interest the next!
Thank you, Dr. Bentz!”
Dee Ann W.