Friday, September 24, 2010

Video Testimonial Friday - Joseph's Story

Is it Friday already!?!?  Form some reason I cannot get it out of my head that this is Thursday.  I was going to call this post "Testimonial Thursday!" and now I've gotta come up with something else.  I can hear you telling me now...."Quit complaining! It's one day closer to the weekend!!"  Thank goodness it's not Monday right?? 

I have been so busy in the last several days that I haven't been able to get this video loaded to the site.  I've had it on a flash drive in my pocket for more than a week and finally enlisted the help of my sister to load it for me.  I helped her with a plumbing leak a couple of days ago and while I was working on that she loaded this video on the blog for me.  Thanks Lisa!!

To give you some background information, Dr. Wise, mentioned in the video, is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, NMD.  He is also one of only 27 Naturopathic Endocrinologists in the nation.  You can read all about Dr. Wise and one of the formula's he developed, Gluten Sensitivity Formula, by clicking on Wise Formula Wednesday.  When you read this, it will give you some much needed background information so that you will understand what the video is about.  

Now that you've read about Dr. Wise and his Gluten Formula for Celiac disease, let me give you a bit of background information.  The patient in the video is a young man by the name of Joseph from Tulsa, OK.   Joseph is an outstanding individual that always has a smile on his face and a kind word for everybody and when we could get our schedules in line, he agreed to do a video for me. 

As mentioned in the video, Joseph has Sickle Cell Anemia, a very serious genetic disorder that affects the red blood cells in the body.  The prevalence of the disease in the United States is approximately 1 in 5,000, mostly affecting Americans of Sub-Saharan African descent, according to the National Institutes of Health.   In the United States, about 1 in 500 black births have sickle-cell anaemia.

A woman from Joseph's church had told him about Dr. Wise and encouraged him to make an appointment as soon as possible.  When Joseph first came to see Dr. Wise, he was seeking any sort of relief possible from the effects of his Sickle Cell.  Dr. Wise examined Joseph and he tested positive for Celiac disease.  He was given Gluten Sensitivity Formula as treatment and as you will see from his testimonial, it had an amazing and unexpected benefit.....

The voice you hear in the background is mine.  I think I was more nervous than Joseph.  I am not, nor do I claim to be, a T.V. anchor....:-)

As Joseph mentioned, he has been to the hospital a time or two since he took Dr. Wise's Gluten Formula.  He initially went because he was in great pain and thought that he was having another crisis.  His hip has been greatly deteriorated as a result of steroids and this was determined to be the cause of his pain.  According to his last blood test that we have seen, his blood was not sickling at the time of the visit. 

Gluten Sensitivity Formula was originally developed for another purpose but as Joseph mentions here, it has changed his life in an incredible way!!  Thank you so much Joseph for telling your story.....

Please tell us your thoughts in the comments section.  Do you know someone with Sickle-cell?  Would you buy a product that could affect your life in such as a positive way as it has with Joseph?  If you know someone with Sickle-cell and they would like to get in touch with me, feel free to send me an email:  


Treat and Trick said...

Hi Jason,

Great video about Joseph. Thanks for visiting my site and leaving your lovely comment. Glad to be part of Hearth & Soul. Till we meet again, have a nice weekend....

hellaD said...

Wow this is incredible. I want to re-post this to Hella Delicious. What wonderful news this is for people with sickle cell anemia. I will have to read your post about Intestinal Calm now. Thanks for doing this interview, I know what you mean about not being an TV anchor, but you did a great job. Maybe this will inspire me to follow through on a couple interviews I have been too nervous to do but really need to do :).