I will never forget Easter morning 2017. Nothing in my closet fit me and I was scrambling to find something to wear to church. I was tipping the scale at 220lbs. My energy was in the toilet, my knees were achy and I couldn't interact with my kids the way they wanted to. The couch was my sanctuary.
I dropped some weight, got a gym membership and started working part time at Sprouts. Still I never really felt great and couldn't figure out why. A customer shopping in Sprouts (that I helped one day) told me about Dr. Harrison. It sounded too good to be true but I decided to look into it; nothing else had really been effective so far.
I had battled my weight since middle school, up and down. Dealt with hormone fluctuations, pregnancies which weren't easy, widespread inflammation, pain and misguided health information. I needed someone to point me in the right direction and give me a blueprint of my quest for optimum health.
After my first consultation with Dr. Harrison. I was still skeptical but wanted to give it a shot. After all, the testimonials of others were proof that whatever he had them do, worked! Plus, I liked that he treated the ``whole body.``
The first time he told me ``NO sugar, diary, grains or legumes.`` I was like, seriously, are you trying to kill me here? What am I going to eat? I had days at first when I literally felt like crying from dairy and sugar withdrawal; it was intense!
As days and weeks ticked by the easier it got, and I came up with some really creative food solutions! I was sleeping better, waking up less groggy, craving healthy fats and veggies, and wanting to do more things and live life! I had less pain and everything I was asked to do became a maintainable part of my everyday routine. My friends, family and coworkers are constantly commenting on how great I look, and more importantly to me is how I feel. I feel twenty times better than I did before!
When I talk to people, even at work who are chronically not feeling well, have dealt with health issues, etc. I share a bit of what I have been through and have often given them Dr. Harrison's information. Had I not chosen this route, I shudder to think where I'd be. I'd be stuck in insanity. Doing the same thing repeatedly, expecting different results. It was not a coincidence that I spoke to that customer who told me about Dr. Harrison…
There is hope; a light at the end of the long dark tunnel of pain and poor health. Dr. H gives you the tools and guidance you need to be successful for life! It works if you work it, so work it!
Dr. Harrison literally saved my life. His extensive lab work uncovered a genetic blood disease that my own general care practitioner had missed in their standard lab work just a month earlier. I walked out of my general care practitioner's office with a ``clean bill of health`` and a genetic disease that would've destroyed my organs over the next 10 years! Due to Dr. Harrison, I was able to treat my blood disorder before any permanent damage to my two best assets, brain and body. As to ``the program``, the proof is in the lost pudding. At 6'1 and 160 pounds at the start, I simultaneously added eight pounds of muscle and lost two inches off my belly over the course of the custom program Dr. Harrison designed for my individual needs.
I fully expect these trajectories to continue as I move forward through life with the tools and knowledge Dr Harrison has provided me. My psychiatrist said it best: ``You've been so compliant and still we've seen you struggle for so long, you DESERVED to meet this guy, in fact, give me his number, I'd like a consult...``
I look forward to working with Dr. Harrison in the future, as more questions will always arise while science moves forward and I get older. There is a sea of misinformation out of there. He helped me achieve a true understanding of human metabolism. At age 54, I now feel more confident about aging gracefully than I ever have. So much so that I convinced my wife into taking Dr. Harrison's program in the hopes that the finish line is a long, healthy, happy way off for the two of us.
Before meeting with Dr. Harrison, my world was much different. I had many different doctors (neurologist, rheumatologist, and endocrinologist), and many different labels (chronic migraines, Hashimoto's, and Lupus to name a few). I had many different symptoms and instead of finding the root to the symptoms, it was easier to slap a label on them. I was so exhausted from not being heard, and constantly having medication be the only answer. I know my body, I know when something isn’t right, and I know there is always a root to any issue we face.
Dr. Harrison listened to my symptoms, reviewed my labs, and looked for the root cause. I have never been so impressed with the work that was put into my health. He was very thorough, and explained how the body communicates. He showed me with picture illustrations so that I could truly understand why symptoms arise. He explained how one number on a blood lab correlates to another, and communicates misinformation to the body. It simply amazed me that no one has ever been able to put it together for me as he did. His encouragement and support during the process has made all the difference in the world!
I am happy to report after 2 months of seeing Dr. Harrison: I haven’t had a migraine! Smells do not trigger headaches anymore, nor does the barometric pressure. I’ve lost 6 stubborn pounds of weight, and my digestive system is back on track. I don’t buckle over in pain, nor do I feel so bloated after a meal. My joints and muscles don’t hurt like they used to. I sleep better, and have more energy! My focus is direct, and my moods have greatly improved. I feel better, and it shows! I HAVE MY LIFE BACK! My family and I are forever grateful!
I recommend Dr. Harrison to everyone I know. Good health is priceless, and it’s time to realize “You are worth it!
Meet Pamela: Pamela came to Dr. Harrison's office after hearing about him through her friend, who had also been through Dr. Harrison's program. Pamela was burdened with multiple medications for elevated cholesterol, hypertension, and thrombocytosis (elevated platelet disorder). Her symptoms included fatigue, reoccurring sinus and respiratory infections as well as weight gain. After 3 months with Dr. Harrison, Pam reduced her LDL to almost within normal laboratory range, significantly reduced her blood pressure, reduced her triglyceride levels by more than half, reduced her platelet count to almost normal laboratory range AND lost just under 20 lbs. Additional, Pam has not had a sinus infection since she started the program and her energy level has significantly improved.
I was sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time. No matter what I tried to do, nothing worked. I have not felt this good in over 20 years. This program is a change of lifestyle. I am eating better and feeling better. The weight loss doesn't hurt either. Now I feel more energized and wanting to do more things. Thank you, Dr. Harrison.
Dr. Harrison has so much knowledge. In past 11 years, since I found out I had Hashimoto’s, he has given me more information on my condition and how to best treat it than all my doctors and naturopaths combined! I'm in a better place now with my health because of him.
Before Dr. Harrison, my autoimmune condition was impacting my entire life. One of my goals I set with Dr. Harrison was to simply be able to sit down and interact with my 4 y.o. daughter. My energy levels were so bad I would find myself falling asleep whenever I tried to read a book or play a game with her.
Now I have the energy to play with her and have been able to get off the couch and get out of the house! Also, my anxiety and attention deficit has significantly decreased, improving my relationship with my family and my work life. My husband now doesn't have to take the brunt of caring for the family as I am able to help out more.
My heart breaks when I think about the years of being miserable, relying on medical advice that is so far behind what current research is showing.
I'm so grateful that there are people like Dr. Harrison that do their due diligence in research and are able to provide the best counsel for their patients.
Thank you, Dr. Harrison, for giving me a better quality of life and the knowledge for how to best care for myself and my family!
On the morning of October 2nd, 2016, I donated blood with Bonfil’s Blood Center, as I have since I was 16. An hour afterward, I headed home with my family. Before we reached the house, I told my wife, Kari, I didn’t feel good and that she might have to take the steering wheel for me. At that moment, I blacked out. Kari told me I pushed the gas pedal to the floor and we started accelerating quickly through our neighborhood. She managed to grab the steering wheel and reach the brake pedal and was able to get us slowed down and pulled over to the side of the road. At that point, she turned off the ignition and tried to wake me back up.
I woke up feeling absolutely miserable and soaked in sweat. I could barely move my head and arms. Several minutes later I forced myself to walk into the house and layed down to sleep. The next several days, I didn’t go to work, I slept a lot, and I had no energy. Headaches were severe, my stomach hurt, and my head was foggy. I couldn’t focus on anything very long. The crazy thing was, I didn’t look sick. I just couldn’t function.
I finally drug myself to see my doctor who started with a simple blood test to see what was going on. A week later, I went back in to find out that I was anemic, with iron ferritin levels in the toilet. Normal levels are 24 to 336 nanograms per milliter for men, per the Mayo Clinic. Ideal levels are 100 to 200. My results came back at 2. Iron carries oxygen to the brain and I didn’t have enough iron to do the job. My doctor said I should avoid high altitude and take iron supplements for a month. Then I should come back for another blood draw to see if my iron levels changed at all.
I started taking some iron supplements I purchased at the grocery store. I was struggling to function through each day. Advil wasn’t helping my headaches at all. I’d wake up each morning with itchy eyes, feeling like I hadn’t slept in 2 days straight. I had no energy. It took everything I had to get out of bed each morning. Getting up early on Tuesday mornings was even harder. I could force myself to go to work for an hour or two but then would go back home to sleep some more. I was living in a nightmare that didn’t seem to improve.
I didn’t like not knowing what was wrong. I made an appointment with Dr. Glenn Harrison. I wasn’t completely sure what Dr. Harrison did, so I told him my situation and just asked him if there was anything he could do to help. He had me complete more comprehensive blood tests. When the results came in, he figured out that I had Hashimoto’s, an Autoimmune Disease where your immune system attacks your thyroid like it’s a virus or a foreign object. He said there is no cure for this disease, but it is manageable by avoiding certain foods, mainly gluten. It was discouraging to hear that I had obtained a disease, but he gave me hope when he explained that I would get my health and energy back. The one thing I needed at that time was hope.
Certain foods had been irritating my stomach for years. I took antacids a lot as they would make my stomach feel better for a time. Dr. Harrison explained that I had leaky gut, where my stomach had lost its acidity and wasn’t dissolving food. My stomach began to expand and stretch causing perforations in my stomach lining. Certain foods were escaping from my stomach right into my bloodstream. My immune system began marking these items as bad, including gluten and tapioca for me. It was most likely at this same time that my immune system was over-active that it also marked my thyroid as bad and began attacking it as well.
There was a lot to learn. Dr. Harrison explained what was going on and decoded my blood test results. He gave me reading material and sent videos to help me understand what had happened, how related parts of the body function, suggestion for food options I could eat, and proven exercise techniques to build muscle. I had to make some major lifestyle changes when it came to food. I had been eating out almost every meal, usually fast food. I hadn’t eaten much in the way of fruit in years. I ate some vegetables, but not most days. Now I had to eat to meat, vegetables, and fruit without a lot of things added to them. Things like bread, dairy, sugar, canola oil, potatoes, coffee, and alcohol had to go away for a while. This would be really hard if I was feeling great and just looking to lose some weight. But I felt like I was dying and was struggling to function on a daily basis. I had to restock the fridge and cabinets with food I could eat. I realized quickly that the rest of the family wasn’t necessarily going to join me in my diet, but they were supportive for the most part.
I was frustrated to learn that this disease was most likely avoidable, but I had tried to figure out what was wrong with my stomach on multiple occasions. My doctor had my try different prescriptions to see what would change. He even had me checked out with an upper gastrointestinal endoscope. They said everything was fine. I gave up trying to figure it out and just avoided trigger foods the best I could. When that didn’t work, I took some Zantac. Working with Dr. Harrison, I was figuring out that the regular American medical model lacked education and options, which seem to be limited to prescription drugs and surgery. That’s not Health Care. That’s Emergency Care and Symptom Relief at best. I often wonder where I would be right now if I had relied on my family practice doctor only. I suspect I would have felt worse longer, been put on synthetic iron drugs for life, and I would have had additional medical issues for life because I would have never known the cause of my ailments. Scary…
The headaches continued but started to back off after a couple of months. Energy slowly improved. I continued to only eat meat, vegetables, and fruit. By March, I had lost 23 lbs. I didn’t feel like I was fat when I started this program but was amazed at how much better I looked and felt after I started eating healthier. I have been able to slowly introduce additional foods back into my diet. Some foods, such as gluten and tapioca, will never be reintroduced as my immune system is watching for them, but there are options out there for me if I really start craving bread.
I can’t think of anyone that couldn’t benefit from working with Dr. Harrison and getting control of their health, before more problems and permanent damage occurs. I can’t imagine a better true health coach!
I came to see Dr Harrison at the age of 31 after suffering in silence for the better part of 7 years. I was suffering from extreme exhaustion, brain fog and couldn't lose weight no matter what I tried. My health struggle was so severe that I was starting to feel depressed because nothing I did could change my situation. I'm a high school teacher and I absolutely love my job but my health problems were making me reconsider my passion for the profession.
I had discussed these issues at length with my traditional doctor to no avail. I had to beg them to run a thyroid test only to be told time and time again that the blood work shows ``I'm fine`` and ``shouldn't feel so tired``. It was isolating and awful because your family and friends don't understand why you feel so terrible or how to help you when even your doctor doesn't listen to you. Even you start to feel like you are going crazy. You wonder if maybe how you feel is actually normal and that you should just accept this as your life.
My life changed after my first appointment with Dr. Harrison. He listened to every word I said but more importantly, he believed me! He understood that I couldn't identify my issue but he believed that my symptoms were real and that he could help me. He was able to immediately identify Hashimoto's thyroiditis markers in my blood work and tailor a health plan to perfectly fit my needs and symptoms. Of course, I was skeptical at first that anything could help me but I promised to keep an open mind and try everything he suggested. The changes I had to make weren't easy but they were so worth it.
Now, just 5 months later I have lost 25 pounds but most importantly I feel like myself again. I have energy to teach, spend time with friends and loved ones and do the things I am passionate about. I'm starting a gluten free food blog and my boyfriend just proposed because he finally has ``the girl he fell in love with`` back again. We owe it all to Dr Harrison.
So what would I tell someone considering working with Dr Harrison? You are NOT crazy, how you feel is NOT normal and you CAN change it. Don't spend another minute sick and unhappy because there are beautiful things waiting for you at the other end of this journey.
Last year, a friend of mine invited me to hear a series of lectures by Dr. Glenn Harrison and I found the health information very interesting and helpful. For several years, I'd faced some stubborn health issues that even prescription drugs did not resolve.
After 3 months of phone counseling and reading health information from Dr. Harrison, as well as taking the supplements he obtained for me, my blood tests are remarkably improved and I expect that my M.D. will agree to discontinue 2 of my 3 medications.
I have recommended this program to several health-minded friends who have unresolved health issues despite their discipline to eat healthy meals and exercise regularly. It is so encouraging to see marked improvements in my sleep, weight loss and blood test scores!
I am very grateful to Dr. Harrison and his program and I highly recommend them!
My 4-year-old son Jackson has been from doctor to doctor, has had surgeries and tons of tests and procedures done, been in and out of hospitals and has been on large lists of medications for GERD, asthma, sleep apnea, and constantly on antibiotics for recurrent infections, but yet no one could give us any definite answers on where to go or what to do. He hadn't gained weight for a year and a half, was eating small amounts of food, wasn't getting much sleep, had bone pain, stomach aches every day, and was just always feeling sick.
It was the most heartbreaking thing to see my child going through all of this and not being able to fix it or take it away. His blood work has always showed that he was low in nutrients and showed dehydration no matter how much he drank or how much he ate. his body just wasn't absorbing it and none of the doctors knew what to do other than put him on something to mask the symptoms and hope in time he would grow out of all of it. Over 4 years of constant illness and going downhill the doctors were out of ideas.
When we met Dr. Harrison he happily took Jackson's entire medical record and went through every single page. When he sat me down to go over what he found I didn't have high hopes because I didn't want to be disappointed again. What he told me changed our world for the better. He believed that Jackson had malabsorption syndrome that was causing him to not get anything important from his food or even absorb the water he was drinking. He also pointed out that my son had a constant low white blood cell count and neutrophil levels probably due to his immune system constantly having to fight. Jackson's immune system was constantly fighting things that it shouldn't have had to like foods, soaps, lotions and normal daily things the body should be able to handle. Dr. Harrison also pointed out that my son had inflammation in his stomach and be causing him to have the reflux and in turn making his asthma worse. Within a week Dr. Harrison put my son on a gluten free and dairy free diet and put him on a bunch of natural supplements. I was a little skeptical at first but was willing to try anything!
The first thing I noticed that changed, was that Jackson started sleeping through the night. He hasn't done this since he was 6 months old!!! Then I noticed that he was starting to eat more, had a better attitude and wasn't complaining of stomach or bone pain nearly as much!!! It has now been almost 2 months since Dr. Harrison switched Jackson's diet and put him on the supplements and he is like a whole new kid!! He eats 3 meals a day plus snacks, takes a nap and sleeps all night, and is such a happy kid. Jackson is off his GERD medication, only uses his rescue inhaler if needed and is able to fight off infections better. He was even able to do face painting without breaking out in a horrible rash!
I cannot speak highly enough of what Dr. Harrison has done for Jackson and me. Dr. Harrison cares very deeply about all of his patients and is very passionate about his field of practice. In 4 years my son and I have had nothing but bad news and heartbreak and now we finally have hope and a sense of direction and I have my happy, energetic boy back.
In early December, my husband started complaining of sore shoulders. His legs got fatigued and ached, his energy level was way below normal, his appetite lessened and he was losing weight. He was also having trouble sleeping at night and just felt really tired. One of the worst problems though was that he was constipated and only medication would help him. After a few days, he’d be constipated again.
My husband and I operate a winter commercial fishing business and this is our peak season, so having him ill was not good. Just after Christmas he went to our family doctor to get some help. The doctor ran all kinds of blood tests but everything came back showing nothing wrong. He prescribed my husband sleeping medication for nighttime and another medication for daytime to boost my husband’s mood, thinking the winter blues might be the cause of all these symptoms. My husband started taking these prescription drugs but we weren’t comfortable with the idea of taking sleeping meds and anti-depressants as there are so many side effects. This is when I contacted Dr. Harrison and asked for his input as to what the cause of my husband’s ailment might be.
Dr. Harrison asked to see the blood tests that were done, so I got these from our doctor and sent them to Dr. Harrison. In a short while, Dr. Harrison called me and he discussed what he believed to be going on with my husband. Firstly, there was some type of infection in his body and his immune system was not fighting it very well. This is I learned for the first time that a person’s gut health can have such a major impact on the health of the whole body. He thought something was going on in the gut that was throwing much of my husband’s whole body chemistry out of whack. Dr. Harrison suggested that I limit the grain based food products, sugar, and dairy products in my husband’s diet. This was a tall order as all of these we consume daily, but, wanting him to feel better was all that concerned us. And, to discontinue taking the low dose aspirin that he took each day, as even this small amount of aspirin is hard on the stomach. As well, Dr. Harrison recommended that my husband begin taking a good probiotic, a critical omega 3, 10,000 IU a day of Vitamin D3, a turmeric supplement, and resveratrol, and to buy these at a good health food store. So this began almost immediately, the diet changed and he started taking all of these supplements.
In about two weeks, the change in my husband’s health was becoming noticeable. His appetite was coming back, the constipation problem was gone, his energy returned, and he could sleep at night. I couldn’t believe the change and how quickly he was getting back to his old self. This would have been in mid-February and today he is back to his old self in early April. We got back on the lake in early March to continue our winter fishing, and in early January, I would have bet we’d not be back on the lake again. We are still limiting the grain, dairy and sugar products in our diet, and my husband is taking the supplements for a while longer. But, what a change for the better and the best part is no prescription drugs had to be used.
Thank you, Dr. Harrison.
Working with Dr. Harrison has truly changed my life. Throughout my adult life I enjoyed relative good health and many outdoor activities. Over the past 3 years I began to experience increasing muscle aches that my activity didn’t explain and stretching didn’t help. It quickly reached a point where the aches and pain interrupted my sleep and restricted my ability to maintain the activities I loved. In addition, I was plagued with continued hot flashes for more than a decade and developed arthritis in a thumb that restricted its use significantly. In the past year, I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I considered these as somewhat inevitable changes that come with the aging process, but also know this progression of symptoms would have continued if I had taken no action. This is not how I wanted to live my life.
Dr. Harrison has provided the education and support I need to change this trajectory. He began with a thorough assessment that included comprehensive blood work and developed a treatment plan specific to my needs. He provided a wealth of written materials, access to on-line resources and is very effective explaining how the body functions. The information was delivered in a way that was effective and easy to absorb. The process never felt overwhelming.
With each visit, I gained more information and a greater understanding of the actions I can take to attain the level of health I want. I saw significant progress in the first four months. The muscle aches are gone and I am back enjoying all the activities I love without pain or any restrictions. All other symptoms are responding just as well and I continue to see great improvements as I follow my plan. I now have the information and resources I need to continue this progress. It’s a great feeling to see such positive changes and be in charge of my health. I recommend working with Dr. Harrison for everyone who wants to improve the quality of their life.
I have been very impressed with Dr. Harrison’s ability to translate my blood test readings to what is going on in my body. He asked me to change some of my habits which took some time but he made sure that I understood why and I could see the changes in later blood test. He is very understanding about my personality which helped him to teach me how to repair my body. It is very important that you are open to the fact that your body can heal itself over time. I have (had) type 2 diabetes which I have been able to control with exercise and better eating habits. The exercise I do for a half an hour a day. Dr Harrison worked with my diet and all things that were easy to live with, to put me in a repair mode. As my body heals I can go from the repair to a maintenance diet to keep my sugar levels low.
Last fall I attended a nutrition lecture on “Brain and Gut Health”, mostly to have my daughter hear someone besides her mother talking about the subject. I have been health conscious for most of my adult life, but as you know it is a PROCESS and a JOURNEY. When Dr. Harrison explained what he was doing (truly HEALING people by empowering and educating them) ,I felt I had stumbled onto something wonderful. Having spent the last four months under his tutelage, I have brought my blood sugar from pre-diabetic to normal, vitamin D level up ,Iron that was too high is lower, and developed a balanced , comfortable health regime that I can easily continue for the rest of my life. My dream now is that my husband and children will follow suit and take control of their own health with Dr. Harrison’s mentorship. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything Dr. Harrison!!!
Working with Dr. Harrison was a pleasure. I think he was able to help me better than any of the many other doctors I had seen for my current thyroid condition.
The testing was more accurate in pinpointing the exact areas of my health to address, which with self-discipline, education about my condition and guidance led to a successful outcome. I learnt a lot about which foods to avoid and eliminate from my current diet to better assist in my recovery.
Considering that the medical doctors I had seen either suggested an operation or medical drugs, and that I was able to accomplish the return of my health to the right track with neither of these was a great accomplishment.
My energy has been returning to normal as I progress along this path. Considering from where I began to where I am now in only 4 months, this has been truly encouraging. I think I would have been struggling to find answers in other avenues without Dr. Harrison’s help for a much longer time, and perhaps not even ultimately finding the correct path, and I would have been struggling with poor health for a much longer period.
I am not over the hump yet, but I know I am very much on the correct road for a full healthy recovery.