Some years ago, I became very ill. For three years I went to numerous kinds of specialists, undergoing a myriad of diagnostic tests, and no one could give me a correct diagnosis for the constellation of symptoms I was experiencing. After much suffering, getting to the point of being essentially bed-ridden, I found The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine during a google search for alternative medicine.
I made an appointment to see them, and I’m here to tell you that they gave me my life back. Through diagnostic blood work that no conventional doctor ever did (including an infectious disease specialist,) I got the correct diagnosis and in a matter of six weeks, with the correct treatment for the first time in three years, I was able to stay out of bed an entire day. It has been a gradual, but steady journey on my way to complete recovery; however, thanks to Dr. Kalidas, Mike Kehoe, PA, and Dr. Moraczewski, today I’m able to lead a normal life doing the things I used to do.
Dr. Kalidas is kind, warm and very knowledgeable. He listens and acknowledges your symptoms, and doesn’t make you feel like you’re a hypochondriac. I’m also grateful to Mike Kehoe, Dr. Moraczewski, and Paula for all their help. All of the staff at Dr. Kalidas’ practice has always been professional, welcoming and kind. I would highly encourage anyone who’s been suffering from an unexplainable illness, and has not been able to find answers to visit Dr. Kalidas’ practice. It may very well be the answer for you as well.
Thank you, Dr. Kalidas and staff.
Dearest Paula, Synthia and Courtney,
I cannot thank you enough for making me feel so at home in the IV suite. Most of my friends think it’s awful that I come in for treatment 3 times a week, but I tell them it’s the highlight of my week, because I get to hang out with my 3 favorite nurses! I can be having the worst day, but after my IV, I feel like a new person – not just because of the IV itself, but perhaps more because of the friendliness, love and joy you all bring into my life. You 3 are my superheroes! I’m so thankful God has brought you into my life and I will forever treasure your friendship. May you all have a blessed Christmas & New Year!
I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but I truly mean it when I say it takes a very special person to do what you do. I have seen way too many medical facilities for a girl my age, but it has given me a lot of perspective. You are, hands down, one of the kindest human beings I have encountered on this journey. You really care about your patients. You remember what I need, even our conversations. You make me feel so much more comfortable and less scared than I thought I would be.
The world needs more people like you. Thank you.
I had a very debilitating illness, which had started to affect almost every organ in my body (heart, adrenals, neurological, muscle weakness so severe I couldn’t get out of bed some days). I had seen over a dozen specialists in two years – including six at two of the best medical clinics in Florida. Not one doctor could figure out what was causing my sudden illness – except to say they thought I had an “undifferentiated autoimmune disorder” (mixed connective tissue). After much research I decided to find a functional medicine doctor (who looks for “root cause” of illness) – and went to see Dr Kalidas. There are very few Internal Medicine doctors in this country who are also Naturopathic and Dr K is one of them. After reviewing all my labs, extensive medical records & reports from all my other physicians, Dr Kalidas diagnosed me within minutes. He substantiated all of it with blood tests, etc. – a breast implant illness and Lyme disease. He referred me to another specialist (a plastic surgeon in Atlanta, Dr Susan Kolb – who has written a book called “The Naked Truth About Breast Implants”). After consultation with Dr. Kolb, I was diagnosed with silicone auto immune disease from my silicone gel breast implants. I am now six months out from explant and nearing the end of my Lyme treatment and am 80% improved. I’ve gotten my life back! I wholeheartedly believe that Dr Kalidas saved my life and that God opened the doors for me to find him. He is one of the most caring & compassionate doctors I have ever known, and I am grateful that he incorporates the best of both natural & pharmaceutical medicines. Yes, it costs a lot to go see him, however I spent thousands of dollars more seeing all the other doctors who ran all kinds of expensive tests trying to figure out what was wrong with me to no avail. I only wish I had found him sooner. Additionally, I have found the cost of the supplements he has on hand at his office to be similar in price with other sources for quality brands (just check Amazon). I am extremely grateful for the excellent care I have received from Dr Kalidas and everyone in his office.
Dear Dr. Kalidas, thank you for today in giving to us the chance to speak with you via Skype. Thank you for your clear opinion in regard the health condition of my wife. Thank you for your great honesty in telling us do not come in Florida because of no great chance to obtain health improvement for my wife. Please note that at this particular moment of my life, any surgeon telling me to come also to the North Pole to return my wife in good health and this just to fulish and “crab” money…for sure I will fall in the trap. You dear Doctor are very honest in telling us to stay in Rome and just to take care of my wife surrounded by the love of her family. God will reward you for your great honesty.
Dear Doctor, if one day you will have the chance or a small chance that a solution to this very unfair and terrible disease is available please let us know because we will follow your guidelines, we trust on you!
Thank you and best regards!
There are not sufficient words to express my gratitude for your service rendered on my behalf. The kindness exhibited by each and every member of your staff is such a blessing. I wonder if you know how much this alone distinguishes your practice. The care that I have received is by far the best that I have received – this from one who has visited numerous practices – too many to count.
I have been greatly encouraged by the individualized and effective treatment that you have dispensed and I have renewed confidence that I can recover, despite failure in the past. I waited so long for recovery and I believe that with your assistance that goal is within grasp. Had I only reached your practice much earlier. I feel that we would be celebrating my recovery now. Thank you is grossly insufficient to express my eternal gratitude, but it will have to suffice for now.
My name is E.N I am 75 years old. In December of 2013 I was diagnosed with uterus cancer stage 3. My surgeon suggested to eat well and gain weight because I had to go for chemotherapy and radiation. As soon as my son knew this he said to me “don’t worry we will find alternative medicine” and he started to investigate around the world for other treatments. After a while of deep investigation we decided to go to Germany where they have excellent treatment for cancer but a friend recommended us to see Dr. Kalidas before leaving. To our great surprise Dr. Kalidas had the I-Therm to treat my cancer. According to his suggestion I started with 10 sessions of I-therm to treat a tumor of about 2 inches. When I finished the 10 sessions according to the pet scan the tumor had been reduced to half of its size. Dr. Kalidas suggested 12 more sessions and when I go the pet scan again the tumor had disappeared completely. I was totally free of cancer. No side effects, not feeling bad, not even tired. It was amazing, like a miracle. Thank you Dr. Kalidas for being a doctor that really wants your patients to become well without the chemistry and the poison of traditional medicine. It will always be grateful to you because you save my life. Thank you again,
p.s. my husband has been an eyewitness of my experience with Itherm and he says if he ever came down with cancer he will be going to see Dr. Kalidas immediately.
I consider myself to be very fortunate to have found Dr Kalidas so soon after first being diagnosed with post lyme syndrome. My journey with Dr K and his wonderful team has taken me from being scared to death of what was going to become of me to greatful for the wake up call to what’s really important in my life and the importance of living in the now, learning from past and planning for the future,but not projecting too far ahead.
Looking back now through my journal and calendar entries of the past two years I thank God for so many blessings (perhaps even this lyme was a blessing in disguise) one being Dr Kalidas and two being the staff at the center. I can remember one time I was having a particularly bad emotional meltdown. – one that when you are in the middle of it you realize it makes no sense but have no control over it and cannot stop crying. Maybe it was the stress of trying to keep my whole life from falling apart but I came unglued and called and spoke through my sobs with Nicky who was wonderful and Dr K called me back the same afternoon. They always understood me when sometimes friends and family could not; even I could not. but even more important helped me understand what was happening and I finally also understood that this is temporary and I have the right team on my side to help me do what I need to for as long as it takes to reach wellness. The physical pain is bad but the brain fog was the worst, and finding terrible stories and pictures online scared me, the not knowing what was going to happen to me, that unknown, possible even worse debilitating symptoms, scared me to the point of mental and physical exhaustion. I started writing everything down, I slept as much as my body told me I needed to, I started yoga at home with a CD and I did everything Dr K suggested. I bought the books Why Can’t I Get Better, the Paleo Diet (I had to read them multiple times; I am pleased to say that today I am now able to read an enjoy it like I used to).
In so many ways I am feeling improvements and my family and friends are also noticing. I am optimistic about the future and my continued healing of mind body and spirit; given continuously, the tools and encouragement from Dr. K., but also from searching and trying therapies others with Lyme have recommended from various networking: from an anti-inflammatory soup recipe to stories of recovery.
I feel so very close to recovery now and am now looking forward to what is going to happen next in this journey. I have learned that “down” times” are my body’s signs that I may have “pushed” too far and to give myself a break- to forgive and nurture myself or that a die off is occurring . I look forward to meeting what God has planned next for me and sincerely believe that if the Lord leads me to it, He will see me through it. And that He led me straight to Dr K.
I cannot thank Dr Kalidas, Nicky, Anna Maria, Stephanie, Jessica, Natalie, Jennifer, and Angel enough- and everyone I may have failed to mention. They have succeeded in creating a wonderful environment for support in healing and wellness. And I absolutely owe so many thanks to my mother, my greatest supporter and best friend; my husband, who has seen the worst of it; my daughter, my sisters; and my friends – surrounding myself with a positive support system is an essential part of my continued recovery.
I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease in October 2012 Thankfully, Dr. Kalidas had been my doctor when I had lived in Orlando back in 2006, so when I received this diagnosis from my MD in Miami, I immediately called Dr.K for guidance.
My history: I had grown up m CT and had recently had spent the summers there prior to my diagnosis. Being a nature loving, yoga-girl. I would spend most days playing inthe backyard with my toddler son. That winter. I had the worse flu-like symptoms. reoccurring sinus & ear infections, horrible insomnia and crippling anxiety. By the time we moved back to Miami I was feeling so worn-out with crushing fatigue that I would spend most afternoons on the couch I went to my MD here and told her, this is way more than mommy- fatigue and hoped she had some answers. I also asked her to test me for Lyme D1sease. She looked at me funny saying. “Lyme disease isn’t in Florida”. I told her I was recently in CT and a few of my CT mommy fnends were getting d1agnosed with it. She reluctantly agreed to test me for it, and sure enough that was my diagnosis.
Enter Dr. Kalidas, my guardian angel. We immediately did the lgenix test and all the other necessary testing for co-infections, etc.
Now I don’t like to dwell in the past, and because I am writing this letter to offer HOPE and INSPIRATION. I will make a very long story short.
I did 8 months of aggressive antibiotic therapy. It wasn’t an easy road. but I am GRATEFUL I had Dr. Kalidas in my corner the entire way. I now have my life back, my Lyme has been in remission for 2 years and I live with a grateful heart everyday!
If you are reading this and you have Chronic Lyme and you are sitting in Dr. K”s office, YOU ARE IN THE BEST PLACE POSSIBLE FOR HEALING!
Dr. K will do his BEST to help you in anyway he can, just like he did for me.
A BIG THANK YOU TO Dr. Kalidas and staff for your tireless work. compassion and most of all, your extensive knowledge of healing.
Dr. Kalidas, you are and angel on earth.
* INSPIRATION: During the long and arduous period of treatment and healing; some amazing things happened to me.
I grew spiritually, mentally, emotionally.
I learned acceptance and surrender.
I learned I am not my disease.
As I prayed & meditated, my mind began to quiet down and I became a channel for love to flow through:
I started the Chalk Project. For the last 2 years, I have been chalking messages of kindness and inspiration on local sidewalks. Please visit me at www. chalkproject.com, on FB & lnstagram.
I started writing Children’s books on love and kindness. Please visit “The Wiblets” www.thewiblets.com, on FB and lnstagram.
If you had asked me a few years ago, I would never have believed life could be so sweet.
Wishing you all Healing, Blessings & Much Love,
My personal journey began May 2014, when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I spent a good four weeks researching and interviewing MD’s, Cancer Treatment Centers, and Integrative physicians. The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine, played a major role in my healing process. For my personal protocol I used the services The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine offered such as I-Therm, Lymphatic Drainage, Vitamin C IV’s and Infrared Sauna, along with supplements to heal internally. A complete blood and hormone workup was also instrumental in establishing a full recovery using no conventional treatments other than for the diagnosis.
March 2015 – I AM CANCER FREE, and while I plan to continue with periodic check-ups and tune-ups with the above services, my health report is glowing and positive. None of these treatments destroyed my immune system, and only complimented all the treatments I received and continue to follow.
I would personally recommend you not being in a rush when you hear the “C” word to destroy your body’s natural immune system, and instead allow your body to heal naturally using the techniques listed above, because it can an will.
Patient had consultation with Dr. Kirti Kalidas on September 17, 2014. Patient had eye pressure in the right eye of 59. This reading shows extremely high inflammation in right eye. Patient had no vision in right eye. Patient began once a week IV treatments for Glaucoma on Oct 7, 2014. Patient had IV ozone on this day and the flowing week on Oct 13, 2014. All the rest IV treatments were IV vitamin C, once a week treatments. December 23 was the last IV Vitamin C treatment last year. The clinic was closed for the holidays and reopened in January.
Patient had eyes checked by eye doctor Feb 11, 2015 the pressure in right eye was 36. Patient had consultation with Dr. Klaidas on Feb 16, 2015 patient resumed IV Vitamin C treatments on Feb 20, 2015 once a week. As of March 27, 2015 according to eye doctor pressure is 28 in the right eye and 14 in the left eye. Patient is able to read 2 more lines of small letters on the eye chart with the left eye. Patient does not have vision in right eye at this time.
In 4 months patients eye pressure decreased from 59 to 28. Pressure in right eye at start of treatment last year was 59 pressure in right eye today March 27, 2015 is 28. This proves IV Vitamin C is an effective treatment for Glaucoma. Patient is continuing treatments. Patient wife gives patient microcurrent treatments at home during the week. IV Vitamin C plus microcurrent equals a winning combination
M.P. – wife of patient H.R.P
Subject: P. L Treatment by Dr. Kalidas
Starting about January of 2014 I started having stomach problems. I went to one of the many doctors I was seeing to try and figure out what was going on with me. I was diagnosed with the H-pylori bacteria and was put on antibiotics for this which only made me get worse. I was then sent to the hospital for a colonoscopy, where they found nothing that might be causing me the terrible problems I was having, but yet I was prescribed even more antibiotic, which made my symptoms even worse! I was told by several GI Doctors that H-pylori bacteria didn’t cause the symptoms I was having, but yet I was treated with antibiotics, which I am now confident caused me very serious problems.
I continued to suffer getting worse every day and saw several GI specialists, did several cultured stool sample tests, CT scans and every type of blood work imaginable, but no one could find any reason I was having these problems. With each passing day I just kept getting worse and worse. I was in such bad shape I couldn’t leave my house because I couldn’t be more than a few feet away from a toilet and the pain was unimaginable, so much so I had to take heavy pain killers like oxycodone.
Finally, a friend of mine who happens to be a Bariatric Surgeon recommended that I see Dr. Kalidas. I looked him up online and found that he was an Internal Medicine Doctor before turning to his own practice and becoming a Naturopath Doctor as well. I also did my own research only to find out that Dr. Kalidas is very well known and respected in the medical community.
Dr. Kalidas can give his patients the best of both worlds and that’s exactly what he did for me. He used a combination of prescription drugs as well as supplements that helped to heal me. After being “VERY SICK” for so long, last Friday I went back to one of my GI Specialist and had an exam where I was scoped. After the exam, the doctor told me my ulcer was completely healed and gave me the go ahead to get off the last anti-inflammatory drug I was taking.
I can’t say enough about Dr. Kalidas and how much he did in helping me get my body set up to heal itself. Not only that, Dr. Kalidas was one of the few doctors that would actually talk to me. Imagine that! At one point, I was bleeding so bad, I thought I would have to go the hospital, get put on IV nutrition and not eat for a week to see if it would help. But instead, Dr. Kalidas had me double my dosage of steroids for a few days. This got the bleeding to stop and I think was a turning point in finally starting to get better after many months of getting worse every day.
In closing, there is “NOTHING” in this world more important than one’s health. Therefore, if you have a problem that no one can seem to solve, you owe it to yourself to see Dr. Kalidas.
One final thought:
“My health is my most valuable asset. Without it, I am of no use to my family, loved ones or friends. With it, I can do, be and achieve anything”
I hope this email finds you well, it has been almost 4 years since I was first diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease with multiple co infections. I remember at 25 I was scared to death, and I kept pushing for the diagnosis with other doctors because it was the only thing that made sense to me. Everyone told me I was crazy, depressed, anxious, or stressed out. They told me I had the flu. Or perhaps a cold virus. It’d go away, I’d be better. But I just kept getting worse and worse.
I want to thank you so much for being the person to believe in me and what I was saying to you and taking it seriously. I told you all of my symptoms and you prescribed me multiple anti bacterial medications immediately without getting my Western Blot back yet. Some of the worst symptoms I had disappeared very quickly, and my 2nd appointment it was confirmed I had Chronic Lyme.
I am a big believer in being your own doctor at some point, doing your own research, and finding out the best option for yourself. Especially when you’ve hit rock bottom. I decided I couldn’t live on medications any longer after 6 months and I needed to get my life back.
I went a natural route with homeopathic help, diet, etc. and 6-7 months later I got to a point where it was manageable again. I could live. I could work full time. I could live on my own. I could sleep without being afraid on if I’d wake up or not.
Today I still suffer from 4-5 ongoing symptoms, but I have been medication free for 3 years and have never gone back. And it seems as though my immune system as long as my diet is okay keeps everything in check. Infact, I am newly pregnant. At 9 weeks today. A miracle and blessing that I figured would never happen due to the trauma my body faced with Lyme disease.
I always wanted to come back there and visit you, I always wanted to hug you and say thank you for believing me, for taking care of me, and for listening to me. Thank you for every phone call you returned on the weekend, thank you for answering all of my questions. Thank you for helping me get on the right road to recovery. Without you, I’m not certain where I’d be.
I wish you and your office staff a very happy holiday and happy new year. Again, from the bottom of my heart thank you so much.
Dr. Kalidas and staff,
Three years ago I was in desperate need of a lyme literate doctor. My physician in Michigan was no longer able to treat me long distance. I was in a bad state physically. After much prayer and numerous phone calls to doctors someone gave me your name. I believe this was God’s doing. After meeting you for the first time I was so very impressed with your genuine concern for me. You gave me hope that I could beat this insidious disease. Each consecutive visit we spent time discussing my reaction to the meds and if I was feeling better. Unfortunately more than once we found out I was allergic to a prescription. However in your wisdom you would prescribe something else and I would keep working as staying positive. I never lost faith in your ability to treat me nor in my faith that the Lord would heal me.
Fast forward three years and I am feeling great. I am exercising for the first time in five years. I am no longer in constant pain. I have energy and can sleep through the night. I thank you Dr. Kalidas for giving me my life back. I will be forever grateful to you.
Thank you also to your amazing staff. They are all so king and considerate. Nicky especially was helpful to me time and time again. She is a gem!
God bless all of you as the center for what you are doing for folks like myself who are on a journey to good health.
Dear Dr. Kalidas and Staff, Miami Nov 2014
There is no way we can ever thank you for being such an amazing doctor. You have encouraged me through the tough times and the good ones. You have always been honest, patient and caring. We are extremely blessed to be taken care of by you. My whole family is. You have taken extra special attention of Siena and Ian as well as me. Thank you so much for the phenomenal work you do by helping others heal from this horrible Lyme disease.
There are few who cross our path of life that remain forever in our hearts. One who comfort, care and concerns has been an unyielding part.
As I continue on with my fight in the journey of life. I want to thank you for your contribution in making mine and others future bright, with hope that one that you will help find the cure for this disease.
You are our Dr. Charles R. Jones from Florida remember! Will be waiting for you with wide open arms in Bolivia!
Thank you and god bless you and your family.
From an extremely grateful family,
K, I and S
Dr. Kalidas, Mike Kehoe & Staff
Just wanted to thank you all for being a loving, caring practice while I have been under your care. I have never had a doctor I actually enjoyed going to before! You were all super accommodating, very professional yet personable to the point I call some of you my friends.
My wife, my kids and I are relocating to Massachusets this week (yeah, I know, the epicenter of Lyme….stupid) and I will be taking on a practice I’ve been to before. In the four years or so I ‘ve been here I have learned so much about myself and have gained so many tools. I am so appreciative. A special thanks to Mike for spending so much time with me and going out of the way to help me own the problem. I’ve never experienced a physician like you. Thank you! Natalie, Jenn, Nalita, Laurie, Anna & Lyndsey. You guys are awesome. Love you all, will miss you and will stop by sometime on a visit to say hi!
Before I found Dr. Kalidas online, I was at my wits end on what to do about my failing ankles. The podiatrist told me that I had ligament laxity in both ankles and the only thing that might alleviate my pain was to have a triple arthrodesis on my right ankle, fusing three bones and then when that was over, I had to have the left side done. The pain was unbearable. I went to the Mayo Clinic and they told me the same. I did NOT want the surgery.
I did research and found that Prolozone can help ligaments. I came to Dr. Kalidas and asked him if the Prolozone Therapy might work for me. He told me that he had never done ankles but was willing to see if it would help me. Dr. Kalidas studied my ankles, refreshed himself on the anatomy and gave me the shots.
I cannot thank Dr. Kalidas enough for helping me. My ankles have been 99% pain free for 3 years. I may do another round in a few years but right now I don’t need it. Prolozone really helped me and the Dr. was willing to go the extra mile. Dr. Kalidas is a kind and caring man. I am going to bring my brother in for Prolozone on his knee. If my SI joint ligament does not get well, then I will see about that as well. Prolozone works.
To Dr. Kalidas: Thank you sir, thank you. Prolozone works and you are wonderful.
To write about my health experience with Dr. Kalidas is a true delight. I have been his patient since summer of 2011 and my health has improved in so many ways.
I originally sought Dr. Kalidas out after finding him on the internet. I was seeking someone who offered Prolozone shots-for myself, and for my husband. The shots helped my husband’s left knee miraculously. He could not climb stairs, ladders or even walk for any real length of time. Considering that he’s 80 years old, that’s not so serious but he was seeking a non-surgical solution. He found it! He was back to playing tennis, walking on the treadmill for several miles and just generally enjoying life quite a bit more.
The first step for my health with Dr. K was prolozone shots in my lower back; I have had several surgeries in the low back and now have severe arthritis, combined with degenerative disc disease in that location. The prolozone shots did relieve my pain to a fair extent. And now, months later, that effect is still noticeable. Then, because I had no energy, no enthusiasm-lots of symptoms such as diagnosed fibromyalgia, pervasive osteoarthritis, high blood pressure and pre-diabetes, Dr. K recommended some specific blood tests and a provoked urine test to ascertain the causes of this general malaise. I was thrilled that he was so concerned and attentive to my needs. I was 64 at the time and not ready to be “old” and unable to enjoy my previously active way of life.
The blood tests revealed several physical deficiencies-low vitamin D, and low hormone levels, noticeably. Those were taken care of with supplements and prescriptions. A much bigger issue was the level of heavy metals in my system. I had 10 metals that were significantly over the reference levels. Three of them were almost off the chart! Surprised by these extreme results, Dr. K strongly recommended a program of IV chelation. In early January of2013, I finished the treatments and we redid the provoked urine test. The results are very positive-all of the metals that were problematic were quite lower-some as much as by 50%.
Better than the numbers is the difference in the way I feel. I would say that the fibromyalgia is gone-as Dr. K predicted; from the beginning he diagnosed the fibromyalgia as a side effect to the metal toxicity. My arthritis is generally better as well. Most importantly, I have more energy, have fewer aches and pains. I have more enthusiasm, fewer clouds in my head. I feel much more like my old self-and am more able to enjoy my hobbies-gardening, tennis, walking.
My physical self has benefited significantly from Dr. K’s medical care and the additional expertise of an integrative doctor. But almost as important, Dr. K’s care and concern not only validated my physical issues, but supported my emotional needs as well. Rather that being treated like just another patient, I was made to feel important and was buoyed by the gentle environment, by the gentle attention of all of the staff and Dr. K himself. The causes to my symptoms were addressed, rather than just masking the symptoms.
I am so very happy to have found Dr. Kalidas-I am on a path to restoration and health. Thank you, Dr. Kalidas.
I was a Physical Education Teacher for 31 years. Somewhere along the line I injured my left knee which became more painful each year. Finally, in 1990 I had arthroscopic surgery. This procedure helped me for a number of years, but as I aged I found that I could not walk up or down steps without holding onto a rail and even then I would take a step down, or up, and then bring the other foot to it. More importantly, for me, was the fact that I could not run while playing tennis. This really bothered me. About a month ago I found out about Dr. Kalidas and prolozone shots. So far I have had two injections and miraculously am playing tennis without favoring the knee and am walking up and down steps as a person without damage would. Again, to me this is a miracle.
Dear Dr. Kalidas,
I wanted to thank you for helping me getting closer to health. I am feeling much better, have more enery and feeling stronger. I have been able to do more than I have in many years.
Thank you for sticking with me, guideing me and giving me hope.
Sending love and blessings,
I was in pretty sad shape when I came to Dr. Kalidas’ office about 16 months ago. I had been diagnosed with severe uncontrolled hypertension. I could feel within myself that my body was beginning to shut down.
I had been beaten up by the conventional medical system for several years before that. When three other doctors had tried to control my symptoms by prescribing a variety of medications that were not working, they eventually gave up and refused to treat me at all. They all left me with the idea that it was my fault.
That situation only added to my stress and was not helping the problem. I had gone from doctor to doctor and medication to medication for years with things just going from bad to worse. The outlook was bleak. On the bright side,I have a lot of faith and I believed that God would make a way for me where there was no way.
I had come to the conclusion that at this point, I had to help myself. I had a variety of medications fractioned up in various doses which I kept with me at all times. I had three blood pressure cuffs so that I could have one with me everywhere I went. Even so I was missing a lot of life. I tried to keep my environment as stress free as possible. I missed a lot of times with my grandchildren.
After giving me a variety of tests right off the bat, Dr. Kalidas found that the underlying cause was a very high toxicity level of lead in my body. No one had looked into that before.
I started a program of IV treatments designed to draw out the lead. After all this time, enough of the lead has been drawn out of my system so that my body has been able to heal itself. I eat a very good gluten-free diet high in vegetables. A few days ago, all of my blood work came back with normal results. I still take medication but my blood pressure is normal most of the time now. I have started to do water aerobics 3 x a week.
There is still more lead that has to come out, and I know that things will only get better as time goes on.
Praise God for leading me to Dr. Kalidas. He made a way for me where there was no way.
My journey to better health began with prayer. I had been going to doctors through the years that had treated me for high cholesterol, heart murmur, and hormonal problems. These problems were never cured. Last May I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and told that if I didn’t wear the mask I would die in 5 years. I tried to wear the mask, but I just couldn’t. I couldn’t sleep because I was afraid I would stop breathing.
One morning about 3am, I was praying and God told me to call a woman from my church. I did and told her what was going on. She gave me Dr. Kalidas’ number. I called and made an appointment. From the first appointment, I knew that God had directed me to the right doctor. Dr. Kalidas and his staff took the time to find out my issues and started right away with tests and supplements that would cure not cover up my problems.
I no longer suffer from sleep apnea. My cholesterol is good. My heart murmur is gone. My hormones are where they are supposed to be and my energy level is so improved.
I feel great that thank God, Dr. Kalidas, Dr. Moraczewski, and the staff.
I have no words to express my gratitude to you and your Prolozone Therapy!!! I drove 100 miles with the idea to just consult you. I basically was walking in excruciating pain in my knees and left using a walking cane. I have seen doctors of conventional medicine in the past to no avail. Well, what a surprise I encountered with you! By the time I drove the 100 miles back home the pain was gone!!! My knee inflammation went down and that was the first night I slept soundly without being woken by pain. Six shots later and I’m 90% good in my really bad knee and 100% good on the other knee with just 3 shots!! Thank you, Dr. Kalidas, for giving me back my life. I will be able to dance again!!! P.S. Thank you too to your staff!! They are wonderful and very caring. The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine is worth the drive!!!!
Dr. Kalidas and his team of experts are nothing short of heroes! I am a 26 year-old Lyme disease patient whose words cannot describe how amazing these guys truly are! Let me start with a little back story to validate why I and so many others feel the same way about Dr. K. and his staff.
About 1 year ago, I was living in Brooklyn, NY and caught a simple cold. The cold lasted for a few days, as most do, and then I was fine. However, about a week later, the “cold” returned and transformed into a nasty sinus infection. I tried all sorts of remedies, medicines, and even antibiotics. Nothing seemed to work! I even began to develop very bizarre symptoms. Dizziness, inflammation, brain fog, panic attacks, and even out-of-body sensations. My health was deteriorating so rapidly that I had to move back home to Orlando. During this time, I visited just about every doctor in the area and was prescribed various medications, most of which made my symptoms even worse. Finally, one doctor prescribed prednisone to fight the inflammation, but it ended up landing me in the hospital for a week instead. The entire week, teams of doctors worked hard to come up with a diagnosis, but they were unsuccessful. When I explained my symptoms to one of the doctors, he looked at me like I was crazy and said “I don’t understand how that’s possible” and left the room. Finally, they discharged me saying that I was just experiencing panic attacks. The worst feeling in the world was leaving that hospital feeling even worse than when I arrived, knowing that there was nothing more they could do for me. I suffered through my debilitating symptoms for about 6 months, slowly losing hope of ever feeling well again. Then, my luck began to change when I went to see Dr. Kalidas.
After one visit with him and Dr. Kehoe, I finally had a diagnosis. It was Lyme disease. Immediately, Dr. Kalidas recommended certain herbal supplements to help detoxify and support my immune system, and literally within days of taking them, I was feeling back to normal again. I still cannot believe that after months of suffering and going from doctor to doctor and hospital to hospital, all it took was one visit with Dr. Kalidas to lead me back to health again . Now, I can gladly say that I am well on my way towards recovery.With that said, I just wanted to add an enormous Thank You to Dr. Kalidas, Dr. Kehoe, and everyone at The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine for literally saving my life. This whole experience taught me just how wonderful it feels to be healthy, and you guys were all part of making it happen. You’re the best!!!
I would like to congratulate The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine on the newest member of your team, Dr. Thomas Moraczewski. I have been a patient of Dr. Moraczewski for the last 6 years and, like many other residents of Okaloosa and surrounding counties, will miss him dearly. Unfortunately, our area will be left without an innovative, forward thinker in the field of Gynecology and Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Moraczewski has helped me and many other patients navigate the world of hormonal balance with ease through bioidentical hormones, and nutritional supplements. As a 47 year old, I can honestly say I haven’t felt this good since my early twenties! I look forward to a continued doctor/patient relationship with Dr. Moraczewski through The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Kalidas was an answer to prayer for my health journey. I had been to many doctors trying to get help for a long time. They knew something was wrong but not able to really pinpoint it and help me. My cake has been in the oven for a long time too long of a story to share the list of symptoms I suffered. I was tired and really over it and wanted to give up. Alternative care had helped me get through but not really a 100% and I did not want to do lots of drugs.
Dr Kalidas bridged the gap my health needed. He was willing and able to do the labs that I needed to tweak my health problems. After my first evaluation I had energy to get through the day before I was just pushing through. Labs revealed all my hormone imbalances and we got that balanced and he prescribed the natural ones for my problems. My husband got his wife back and I got my life back. Dr Kalidas you are the icing on the cake.
I’m a 47 year old woman, but felt twice my age. I was completely exhausted, suffered fatigue and had no energy. The brain fog was awful, and at times I thought I was going crazy. It was virtually impossible to function at work and care for my family. Some days just getting out of bed was excruciating. I was really scared and I knew something wasn’t right. Dr M suggested a saliva test, and found my cortisol levels were “flat lined.” My levels were so low, barely detectible, and hardly measurable on the chart! I followed Dr M’s treatment plan for severe adrenal fatigue. After just 3 months of supplements, my cortisol levels improved drastically. The results were astounding and my cortisol levels are absolutely perfect. I feel great!
Breast cancer is a huge concern for me due to family history. Dr. M recommended an estrogen metabolism test, to see how estrogen is metabolized in my body. Needless to say the results weren’t good. Dr M talked to me at great length about organic foods and supplements, and I immediately began taking complex B’s, TMG, curcumin, magnesium and vitamin D as he suggested. He also explained in detail the benefits of bio identical hormones, how they’re the closest to the body‘s natural production, and absolutely essential for brain function, metabolism and overall health. My hormone levels were so low, basically I had no estrogen in my body, contributing to early osteoporosis. Dr. M assured me the bio identical hormones would only replace what my body was lacking. It was a choice of just living, or choosing quality of life. After beginning bio identical hormones, I feel better than ever, emotionally and physically, and I can’t imagine life without them.
I have been a patient of Dr M since I was 26 years old, most of my adult life. His compassion for his patients, gentle mannerism, and dedication to health and well being is remarkable. I trust Dr M completely … he has made such an impact in my life and my health. He has given me quality of life again, and for that I am so very grateful.
I can’t express the full extent of my gratitude to Dr. Moraczewski for essentially changing my life. His expertise with bioidentical hormone therapy is a gift from God in my opinion. I went through menopause and experienced all of the classic symptoms from this normal change in a woman’s life several years ago. I rejected traditional hormone therapy because of many “scary” stories that I had heard. At the time I didn’t realize the full extent of the changes my body and mental health had undergone. I just made excuses for not having energy and feeling in a “funk” all of the time.
Dr. Moraczewski took the time to do a thorough examination and work up on me. After receiving the results he explained the benefits in depth of bioidentical hormone therapy since my body was essentially not producing any hormones. Upon his recommendation I started the therapy and could not be happier with the results. My mood and energy level surprisingly elevated. With this change I even had the motivation to return to the nursing world. I had let my registered nursing license lapse while I was raising my children. I took the necessary steps to reinstate my nursing license and began working in the operating room, which I loved to do when I was much younger. I have now been working for about three years, attaining much satisfaction from this rebirth.
The therapy is very simple and easy to perform. It consists of gels and creams that are topically applied twice daily. The benefits that I have reaped from these simple steps are immeasurable. I have become a cheerleader for bioidentical hormones and highly recommend at least trying them under Dr. Moraczewski’s supervision.
Dr. Moraczewski is a very caring and devoted physician. He is extremely gentle and understanding. At every visit he makes me feel special, taking a keen interest in my life and especially my health. Dr. Moraczewski is definitely the BEST!!!!
I am a retired school teacher and had quit going to doctors because I was always told I needed to put prescription drugs in my body to reduce my many symptoms. I have seen what prescription drugs can do to individuals. My mother who is currently 94 took a prescription drug for many years that has made her skin so thin that she bleeds at the slightest bump. I took a drug when I entered menopause which was taken off the market due to side effects. In 2009, I was referred to Dr. Moraczewski because I was tired, stressed, with thinning hair. I was told I’d have to wait 3 months to get an appointment because he was such a great doctor. It was certainly worth the wait. Dr. Moraczewski actually sat and talked with me for about an hour, explained hormone assessments and bio-identical hormones for my special needs. He also discussed the importance of good nutrition in my diet and encouraged me to take nutritional supplements. Dr. M took such a special interest in making sure I understood everything I needed to do and I left his office with a saliva test kit and information on nutritional supplements he felt would benefit my body.
After a complete nutritional analysis and some minor tweaking of supplements, I am at optimum performance. I don’t ever remember feeling this good. I know I must have when I was young. I feel great, I have a lot of energy and I’m going back to college like the young person I feel that I have become!! Thank you so much Dr. Moraczewski. Orlando is getting “The Best” doctor and I plan on continuing to be your patient. I was so depressed when I read that you were leaving, but then I thought I just have a few more hours to drive and continue to be your patient. Thanks for your thoughtfulness, your care and concern for me and all the other women whose lives you’ve touched in this community. I doubt that many will miss you because we’ll be coming your way by the bus load!
I am 56 years old and have been menopausal for the last 10 years. For a long time I tried to manage my symptoms of menopause with OTC medicines/supplements and a lot of well meant advice/remedies from family and friends. HRT had been out of favor by this time. Four years ago I got lucky. I had a chance to have a consultation with Dr. Moraczewski after learning that he is not only treating symptoms of menopause but is addressing the total health and well being of women my age.
Dr. Moraczewski took the time and patience to explain the nature of bio-identical hormones and their benefits. He also stressed a healthy lifestyle combined with various supplements as needed. His knowledge and professionalism is impressive. After comprehensive testing and discussing my symptoms, Dr. Moraczewski determined which bio-identical hormones and supplements would best benefit me. The results were amazing, and the positive effects of the treatment were felt both physically and emotionally.The most significant differences were an increase in my energy level and less of that “doom and gloom” feeling. Periodically, I am tested for my levels and sometimes my prescription needs to be”tweaked”. I look forward to these follow ups with Dr. Moraczewski because I know he will continue to impart new information that can further help me. He is a teacher at heart with a kind and caring mannerism.
Words are not enough to thank Dr. Moraczewski.
I am a retired childbirth educator and ex OB nurse. I am 64 years old . I was 46 years old when I entered menopause and began the regular hormone replacement therapy but after a dozen years I weaned myself off them. I heard about the bio-identical hormones when I was in Fort Walton Beach (2004) and heard Dr. M. speak about them. I was not faithful to continue them.
In 2008, I saw Dr. M for help. I was a nutritonal nightmare. I was recently widowed and my diet consisted of 20 cups of coffee, cottage cheese and tomatoes, tuna out of a can, skim milk, non fat yogurt, ice cream and low calorie TV dinners once in a while. I may have managed to eat a banana. I had 4 years of stress in dealing with a sick husband and very poor diet.. I also got very little sleep, but managed to keep up the 25 mile/week running. Dr. Moraczewski was never shocked at this diet nor did I receive a “you should know better comments”. He was quite the teacher in explaining how stress was ruining my body including the coffee! I was placed on thyroid supplements which have been tweaked over the last 3 years to a comfortable dosage. What a difference these have made in my life especially in not feeling sluggish and cold all of the time.
This past summer (2011) I took his course on nutritional aspects in all areas of life. This was the best ever. He was able to explain to the audience the values of prevention , diet control and how what we eat does affect our bodies. Space cannot allow me to go over all of what he taught, but I rate him 5 stars on his teaching. He actually made bio chemistry of foods enjoyable.
I had a complete nutritional analysis done and I am now correcting a few deficiencies such as B2. serine and zinc. He sent me a complete analysis of the report and how to correct the deficiencies. Also, I went back on the bio-identical hormones and feel so much better!! I have no night sweats and sleep much better and have improved my diet greatly. I have run 2 long distance road races. I even was able to do 11 miles on my treadmill in 1 hr. 57ins.
Dr. M. also advised me how to correct my stress level using laughter and music as my blood pressure would soar at the thought of my husband’s death to 170/70. He treats the emotions, also. What a great doctor to be able to handle women’s issues with such compassion. For me I am so much better. My classical piano playing has even improved because I am taking a supplement he recommended for memory. After 7 years of stress I am finally de-stressing my life through proper balance of body, soul and spirit. In summary he is a great teacher, and doctor who individualizes his care for each person. Five stars for him. His telephone interviews and discussions are great, also.
My name is Carolynn Riddle. I am a retired obstetrical nurse and office manager of a dental practice. I entered menopause at the age of 46 and began the traditional hormone replacement therapy – which helped for awhile.
I then began to experience side effects but was unsuccessful in my attempts to wean off the HRT drugs.
I heard Dr. Moraczewski speak on natural nutrition and bio-identical hormones while vacationing in Fort Walton Beach, FL. in 2004. I contacted him and after a thorough hormone assessment, he prescribed bio-identical hormones to address my specific needs. What a world of difference! Dr. Moraczewski explained in detail how bio-identical hormones are the closest to the body’s natural production and the importance of nutrition for a woman of my age, including vitamin D, calcium, and thyroid replacement if necessary. Dr. Moraczewski has an ability to teach and his communication skills are excellent. As he also is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, his expertise is understanding a woman’s psychology as well as her physiology at all ages.
5 STARS ***** for his wonderful “bedside” manner.
Dear Dr. Kalidas,
I want to let you know how much I truly appreciate you. When I came to see you in November 2010, I had been very sick for a long time with chronic pain and tiredness. I drove 2 hours to see you because I had been to several doctors in my own area and was told by three of them that I would just have to get used to living with the pain. I was trying to find someone who could help me since I kept feeling worse.
You and your staff spent 3 hours with me on my first visit. You sent me off to get many tests and blood work done. My previous doctors had not sent me for any of the tests and only a few of the items on the blood test had been tested.
A few days later, I went for the abdominal ultrasound. The doctor there told me my gallbladder looked bad and would need to be removed. He told me to go to the emergency room if I had a lot of pain there. Normally, the doctor where you get the ultrasound won’t tell you results, but he was worried I wouldn’t go to the hospital if I didn’t know what was going on.
After a trip a week later to the emergency room, and a meeting with a surgeon, my gall bladder was removed December 3, 2010. The surgeon said if I had waited a couple of more days, it would have burst and I would have been in the hospital for weeks with a massive infection. After sending my gall bladder off for testing, the surgeon told me I had been living with gall bladder disease for many, many years.
At my second visit with you, you went over all the test results and determined that my adrenal glands were one step away from shutting down completely, which was probably caused by the gall bladder disease. All of that probably caused the fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. This was good news for me, because now there was hope my body would heal and I would feel better.
I have been following your recommendations and treatment plan for about 6 months now. While I am not totally better, I feel considerably better. I believe that I will keep getting better and have a lot of hope for the future.
I will never be able to thank you enough for saving me a lot of pain and weeks in the hospital with a burst gall bladder. You probably saved my life. I know many people die when their gall bladder bursts. I am so thankful when I think about all the time I would have missed with my family if I had died back in November. I look forward to continuing to be your patient as I journey back to health. I no longer feel alone as I try to get better.
Dr. Kalidas was an answered prayer for my health journey. I had been to lots of doctors trying to get help for a long time. They knew something was wrong but were not able to really pinpoint it and help me. My cake had been in the oven for a long time. Too long of a story to share the list of symptoms I suffered. I was tired and really over it and I wanted to give up. Alternative care had helped me get through but not really to 100% yet; but I didn’t want to do lots of drugs either.
Dr. Kalidas bridged the gap my health needed. He was willing and able to do the labs that I needed to tweak my health problems. Just after my first evaluation I had energy to get through the day; before, I was just pushing through. Then, more labs revealed all my hormone imbalances and we got that balanced and he prescribed the most natural ones for my problems.
My husband got his wife back – and I got my life back. Dr. Kalidas, you are the icing on the cake!
For the last almost 4 years of my daughter, Teri’s, very complex illness, we have been to more doctors, practitioners, and hospitals than I can even count. It’s probably close to one hundred, if not more. Dr Kalidas has been our support doctor through all of this and I cannot say enough about how much I appreciate and respect him and how helpful, encouraging and supportive he has been.
But I also wanted to point out to you that your nurse Lyndsey, is one of the best people I have encountered in the medical profession. She is so helpful and efficient and a truly caring person. It is very obvious that, unlike many others in the field, this is more than a job to her and she goes above and beyond with the care she gives her patients. We are so blessed to work with her and have nothing but praise for her general attitude and efficiency on the job.
I know often times you only hear from patients about the negatives, but I wanted to point out how impressed I have been with Lyndsey.
Thank you to your entire staff for all the wonderful care you have given Teri and me for the last few years. You guys rock!!!
Dear Dr. Kalidas:
I am writing to you to express my most sincere appreciation for all the help and guidance I have received from you and your staff since I have been a patient of your practice. Over a year ago, in September of 2009, I arrived at your practice with high cholesterol, pre-hypertension, digestive issues, muscle pain, overweight, amongst other things. Today, thanks to your vast knowledge and your balanced approach to health and healing, my cholesterol is under control without medication, my blood pressure is naturally under control, all my other ailments are gone and I am in the best physical condition I’ve been since my twenties. I feel my body is working on all “cylinders” and my immune system is strong, which is very important because of the very demanding aspects of my job. I will be forever grateful for your dedication and commitment to truly treat patients and not “numbers”, for taking the time to listen to my concerns and not simply writing a prescription and sending me home, thank you!
Starting in 2002, my health began a rapid decline (I was 22 at the time – I’m 30 now). It took me 5 years to be diagnosed with lyme disease, babesia, bartonella, and erlichiosis infections. By that time, my body and immune system were in bad shape. After treatment for the number of things my body was fighting, my energy and health drastically improved but I still wasn’t close to feeling like normal.
I saw Dr. Kalidas in February of 2010. Based on test results, he told me to completely cut out gluten (not just cut back on it). I had cut it back before but not noticed a difference. I thought it would be impossible to cut it out completely. But on the doctor’s orders I did, and about 1 week later I woke up and wondered what in the world was going on and why I felt so good. It had been probably 7 years since I felt so good.
Some of the symptoms I had been experiencing were severe depression, sadness, headaches every day, sometimes migraine headaches, extreme fatigue, skin problems, irritability… etc. I was shocked that cutting gluten out of my diet practically eliminated those things, and that what I was eating could affect my mood so drastically.
I’m on a tight budget – I don’t buy many of the “gluten-free” foods, because they tend to be more expensive. Instead, I just have more veggies, fruit, rice, beans, potatoes, meats, and nuts.
I didn’t notice a difference in how I felt for over a week, but then it was like a switch was flipped and I felt amazing. It was so strange to feel happy again. I still have to be very careful not to have any gluten (even having a pill that had wheat starch in it made all my symptoms come back for three days).
If the doctor suggests going gluten-free, give it a try. You could have your life back!
Dear Dr. Kalidas,
I would like to thank you so much for your absolutely amazing Prolozone injections for my frozen shoulder/tom rotator cuff. I am 100% recovered and pain free thanks to the Active Release Technique therapy treatments I was able to undergo to break up the encapsulation. It would have been impossible for me to break up the capsules with the excruciating pain I was in prior to the injections you gave me. All conventional medical treatments for over 8 months were unsuccessful with me. After two procedures under anesthesia, my shoulder again “refroze” or encapsulated, creating more pain than I could bear. After weeks of no sleep, I had my first injection and left your office significantly pain free. Although it took 3 injections over 3 weeks, I was able to step-up my physical therapy treatments and was totally pain free in just over a month.I can’t thank you and your staff enough for all your caring concern and those awesome Prolozone treatments!!
As a last resort, I had brought my young son to see Dr. Kalidas a few years back. He was seeing a psychiatrist, he was threatening suicide, and he was on heavy medication (either Zoloft or Paxil). Dr. Kalidas did wonders with him. Within a few weeks I had my son back! So it was no surprise that when my health started to spin out of control I went to see him myself.
My health took a turn south when I herniated a disk in my lower back, then I started having horrible pains in my lower back and hips, then arms, neck, feet, hands, etc. My teeth started to move as well. I was given several steroid injections in my back which while it eased the pain temporarily, I developed serious spasms at all hours of the day (worse at night). I was hospitalized suddenly for internal bleeding caused by ischemic cholitis, which affected my stomach terribly. I was hospitalized again for severe pain all over my body, low blood pressure, high white blood count, the doctors couldn’t find anything conclusive.
I started seeing a Gastro Interologist, a Rheumatologist, a Pain Specialist, a Chiropractor, and my General Practitioner. The Gastro Interologist and the Rheumatologist gave me so many medications to take, on top of what the hospital sent me home with for pain management. My hair was falling out in chunks, I couldn’t sleep, I was having muscle spasms, and my family was very worried. I was stressed out, crying a lot, and very upset about losing my hair.
I went to see Dr. Kalidas in March 2007 and I told him that I had been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ischemic Cholitis, Arthritis, etc. I was spending a fortune in time and money and I still wasn’t well. Dr. Kalidas did several tests to help us get our arms around the problem. He did a food allergy test, hormone tests, etc. He put me on several natural supplements and helped me to understand my food sensitivities. We changed my diet, and made tremendous progress in just a few months. I continue to improve daily and I feel like I’m now equipped to manage my health. I have my life back, my family back, and ME back!
I am a 42-year-old business executive suffering from mild stomach/intestinal issues with accompanied bouts of facial sores and lesions. The facial sores would range in areas and would take long periods of time to heal. I was plagued with this for nearly a decade. I had countless visits with varying family physicians and internal medicine physicians. Most visits revolved around my facial flare-ups and treatment was usually antibiotics either oral or topical-sometimes both. Each flare-up was extremely upsetting to me as it was embarrassing, compromised my work relations, severely influenced my confidence, and left me with an overall feeling of helplessness.
I continued to press the physicians I was seeing. Eventually, I was referred to a dermatologist. The dermatologist initially suggested it was Rosacea (a facial skin condition), but bouts continued despite targeted treatments. While still experiencing a new facial lesion approximately one every three months, antibiotics were a common treatment. They ran a battery of blood tests ruling out autoimmune and sexually transmitted diseases. The dermatologist soon told me that I was “just prone to skin infections”. I switched dermatologist searching for someone to diagnose me so I could overcome this-my flare-ups were becoming emotionally compromising and difficult to hide. A new dermatologist referred me to a prominent regional teaching institution for evaluation, more testing, and even biopsies were conducted on my facial lesions. However, all results were negative. In what seemed like an act of desperation, the dermatologist referred me to Dr. Kalidas’ practice. The dermatologist said-“you need to be prepared to pay for this yourself without insurance/financial assistant”. I agreed-because I too felt desperate.
It was noticeably different with Dr. Kalidas from the beginning. He spent an hour with me on the initial office visit; something no physician in the past decade has ever done. He listened so intently. I felt relieved just to share all I had been through. He took detailed notes and offered his viewpoints along the way. I was skeptical though-I was now paying cash to a physician that probably would be no better at solving my problems then the previous decade worth of office visits. Dr. Kalidas said he wanted to conduct a series of tests to obtain a comprehensive view, so he could isolate my problems. I was again skeptical-and the financial burden made it difficult. I pleaded with Dr. Kalidas to conduct each test, one by one, to save money and rule things out as we go. He insisted on the comprehensive approach. I succumbed, as I desperately wanted to be on a path for healing as quickly as possible. I was at the end of my rope on this. I remember he promised me he would have my issues solved before Christmas. I didn’t believe him. However, I did quickly and diligently participate in all the various tests.
When my tests results came back, Dr. Kalidas sat with me and reviewed them in detail. One of the tests detected a low cortosol level. I also had some toxicity issues. I was placed on supplements from Dr. Kalidas’ office to cleanse my intestinal system and to restore appropriate cortosol production. Within months-I was symptom free!!! I couldn’t’ believe it. This was life changing for me! No facial lesions, no intestinal cramping, no issues! It was a mini-miracle for me. I am so grateful to have been referred to Dr. Kalidas. His approach is calming and reassuring, his diagnostic investigation is diligent and comprehensive, and his expertise is simply invaluable. This is how visiting a physician should feel.
I was brought to the Emergency Room due to blood pressure of 190/104. I was admitted in the hospital the same day and 2 more admissions after that (May 28 and June 3, 2005) for the same reasons. On May 28, 2005, I had a BP of 220/130 and was brought to the hospital via ambulance. Many tests were performed in the hospital including a treadmill stress test, echocardiogram, a nuclear stress test, MRA of renal arteries, and an angiogram of the abdomen with renal run off. All test results came out negative. I was discharged with essential hypertension diagnosis. I was given diuretics and I lost 14 lbs. in a few days. I became very sick. I had bad reactions to the different medications prescribed to me. Ten different kinds of blood pressure medications were tried. I was practically bed ridden for 7 months, with no energy, and suffering from a lot of symptoms. I heard about hormone saliva testing so I had it done in August 2005. The results showed that I have abnormal rhythm of cortical hormone (stress hormone). I showed the results to different doctors, including an endocrinologist, whom my primary care doctor referred me to. I was so disappointed that no one came up with any intervention.
In November 2005, I received the Orlando Magazine in the mail, which had a publication on best doctors. I saw the information on Dr. Kalidas so I made an appointment right away, unfortunately the first opening wasn’t until December 7, 2005. Once I saw him I was relieved that he had an understanding of what was going on with my health. He knew the significance of my hormone saliva test results. He started me right away on Ashwaghanda capsules and did more tests. December 20, 2005 I saw my primary care doctor and she noticed my big improvement. She said, “that’s’ the was to go, natural when nothing else works.” The test results showed that I had heavy metal toxicity. Chelation was started January 19, 2006 and after the third chelation therapy I felt much better. I was able to go back to work in February 2006.
I have been through a lot of trials and challenges in life but this was the first tie that I got scared. I got scared because I felt I was literally dying and no one could tell me what was wrong with me. I didn’t loose hope and trust, and continued to pray. My family and friends also continued to pray for my recovery. I thank god for the positive answer. God led me to Dr. Kalidas who also believe in prayers and has the answers to my health condition.
Now, I have my energy and am back to my daily activities. I thank God for my caring family and friends, Dr. Kalidas and his staff.
I have struggled with my health for many years. I was diagnosed with depression in 2000 and even with counseling and drug intervention, I still struggled with constant fatigue. I felt like I did not have the energy to participate in life. After my children began treatment at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine, I decided to see if they could help me with my depression. I was started on a regimen of neurotransmitter support and some vitamin imbalances were identified and addressed. I returned 6 weeks later. Dr. Kalidas was shocked that I was not feeling any better. We sat down and discussed my entire medical history. The body aches, the occasional skin rashes, the mental fog, the long list of orthopedic struggles, the unexplained but thoroughly investigated chest pain, the tendonitis, the bursitis, the hair loss, and the hormonal imbalances etc.. This laundry list of medical issues we had named “Julie Factor” because it seemed like I had one problem after another. Dr. Kalidas put the whole history together and saw the possibility that these were all related. He ran new tests and discovered that I have Chronic Lyme Disease. Strangely, this diagnosis was a gift of hope. I was so relieved to know that I had one illness not many seemingly unrelated struggles. I did not have to live in fear of what would be wrong next. While treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease is a long difficult battle, I am making great progress. I will no longer be limited by my lack of energy or pain. I know that Dr. Kalidas has not only saved my health, he has given me back my life.
My daughter has always been recognized as a very bright child and yet she was struggling in school. She was a very poor reader and didn’t seem to understand basic explanations of new concepts. She often seemed at a loss as to what she was supposed to be doing. We tried various therapies and interventions and made some progress but could never understand why a child this bright struggled in so many areas. Finally our quest for answers brought us to The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kalidas saw her struggles as symptoms of a bigger issue. He uncovered the cause of these symptoms. She had high levels of lead in her system and some minor food allergies. Now that these health issues have been addressed, I have a daughter who can be anything she wants to be. Her academic performance is much better. She is not only catching up to her grade level, but she is excelling. She can complete her homework with ease. She no longer has tutors and therapies after school but has art club and soccer practice. Her “learning disabilities” are cured. She is now a confident child who has no limits on the future she chooses. She truly can be anything she wants to be.
When we discovered that my daughter and I both had lead toxicity, we decided to have my son evaluated at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine. He was a great student and top academic performer. However, he was a child who struggled to adapt to change. He could not adjust to anything unplanned. Much energy was spent on keeping his world as predictable and planned as possible. Emotionally he was either happy or furious, and when he became furious he would shut down and withdraw. After being treated, he is now a very well adjusted child. When something unexpected or upsetting occurs, we see him experience appropriate emotion and then move forward. He can keep life’s challenges in perspective and deal with them in a positive manner. He has become more spontaneous. While he is still academically gifted, he commented to me that it is “amazing how easy it is to remember stuff now”. we have also noticed a change on the athletic field. He has always been very athletic and competitive. It seems like his scope of vision has expanded as he can see the play develop and quickly adjust to the challenges.