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Success Stories

Cindy Heald

I’ve struggled for a long time with emotional eating and poor body image. And the more weight I put on, the worse those became. So, I was in a pretty low state. I never felt like an example. Being in the health field and teaching young people about health careers, I felt a little bit like I was not practicing what I was preaching. They are being trained to help take care of people but... Read More

Trampas Parker

I was just a typical X-Pro Athlete who though I knew everything, and I didn’t have a problem in the world. But after coming here with my wife and meeting Dr. Michele, she set me straight on life. That’s when I found out I was .01 away from being a diabetic. So, like she said, just because you’re skinny doesn’t mean you’re healthy. After years of working with a lot of doctors, I really came... Read More

Sherry Parker

I was a middle-aged woman with menopausal problems, high blood pressure and low on energy. I had gained a little bit of weight. Knowing my body, I knew something wasn’t right. I had been told that I would just be on blood pressure medicine for the rest of my life, probably because it’s hereditary. I don’t believe it was just hereditary. It was probably things that women go through in their middle age. By doing... Read More

Emily Miller

I had to make a choice. I could not afford to go to the doctor, but I woke up every day to stomach pain, allergies, and just a long laundry list of aliments. I decided to cut out everything from my diet except, as the Docs say, the edges of the grocery store. If it was in a box or a bag, I did not eat it. Initially, I lost 30 lbs and felt so... Read More

Rachel Fusselman

I honestly was fine being obese. I was an emotional eater and I didn’t want to give it up. I didn’t realize then that emotional eating was an eating disorder. I just thought it was the way things were now after 4 children and that I deserved it. Every night, once the kids were in bed, I needed a feast to feed my emotions. My relationship with God was good and my relationship with my... Read More

Christine Mata

I am an installation technician for AT&T which requires a lot of heavy lifting, attic and crawl space work and climbing utility poles. As a 58 year old female, this is no easy task. Prior to visiting FMI, I was constantly fatigued, irritable, and experiencing joint and muscle soreness. In need of a different primary care physician due to new insurance, I found Jackie Parnell at the Functional Medical Institute. She recommended Bioidentical Hormone Replacement... Read More

Kimberly Shipman

When I came to see Dr. Mark Sherwood at Functional Medical Institute, I was struggling with my weight. I thought I was doing all the right things by eating healthy and exercising, but physically I was not seeing the results. In reality, I was eating some of the wrong foods and not doing much strength training, only cardio. Dr. Mark started me on a nutrition program and suggested that I start weight training along with... Read More

Carla Odom

Where was I? When I came to FMI, I was recovering from cancer and was confused by all the information available. Even though I was eating healthy and consuming mass quantities of supplements, I was still in pain and unhealthy. I was anxious, depressed and nonfunctional. I had been walking my own journey of wellness and due to information overload I was confused and burdened by an impossible schedule. My life was consumed with being... Read More
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