I would like to tell you about my journey which led me to treatment with Dr. Kim Bruno. One year ago, I was at Cedars Sinai having stents put into my heart. Even though I am young and fit, my left main to my heart was 90% blocked, hence the need for the stents I was in LA on my way to DC when that happened. I went to the hospital because I couldn't sleep that previous night due to difficult in breathing. This was the first time I have ever experienced difficulty in breathing. Oddly, I only experienced difficulty in breathing when I was sedentary. When I was on the treadmill, was speaking, walking, or doing anything active, I seemingly was fine. Only when I was watching TV or sitting down did I experience this breathing difficulty.
My cardiologist at Cedars said, don't be surprised if your breathing problem doesn't go away, even after stents. My breathing improved slightly, but never got 100% better. On that fateful nite in LA, my difficulty factor in breathing was about an 8 (on a scale of 0 - 10). After stenting, it was about a 5.
Since reviewing the functional lab work and then following the treatment plan Dr. Bruno designed, my breathing has been much better for the first time since the surgery. I once read (after internet searching) that a lack of B vitamins can cause difficulty of breathing. I still do not know the exact cause of this issue, but I know it is much better. Before taking the supplements, my breathing difficulty was about a 4-5. Today, it is about a 1. And most importantly, it is getting better every day.
If this didn't work, I was going to Cedars to see a real pulmonologist. I saw one in Hawaii, but they don't compare to the quality of doctors at that hospital. Since my pulmonologist in Hawaii said he hadn't seen anything like me whereby I feel better when I exercise and am only bad when I sit (no problem sleeping now), I wasn't optimistic that anyone here could help me.
But the treatment plan from Dr. Bruno has done it. Thanks so much; I am so glad that this process has helped me in an unexpected way!
The best thing my medical doctor has ever done for me was the referral to Dr. Kim Bruno. Her nutritional and supplemental plan was tailor made just for me and my specific issues, and was changed as my needs changed. This new food plan (it's not a diet!) has allowed me to finally start healing after many years of spinning my wheels and being sick. It has also led to the discovery and treatment of an underlying issue that most likely would not have been found by my PHP. At the risk of sounding cheesy I actually have my life back again, and I could not be more grateful for Dr. Kim!!
Dr. Bruno was amazing. When I arrived after the Holidays last year, I was anxious and had been experiencing severe menstrual cramps that my OBGYN was unable to lessen.
With the guidance and appropriate supplements I am not taking any medication, my cramps are significantly minimized, and my metabolism is no longer shot.
Thank you for getting me back to normal.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in June of 2012. At the time I weighed 183 lbs. I began taking metFormin and started seeing Dr. Kim Bruno immediately. She explained what was going on with my body and helped my develop a diet and exercise plan. This is not a fad diet. I engaged in one of those a few years ago. It was a low calorie, low carb protein diet. I did lose weight fast and felt great. However, it did not teach me anything about the relationship between the food I eat and its effect on the body. In 3 months, I have lost almost 20 lbs, I feel much better, and my blood sugar levels are almost always within the non-diabetic range instead of the "acceptable" range for diabetics. I am almost to the place where I can begin working with my primary care physician to start backing off of my meds. I am confident that this will be a success because I have learned how food and exercise are intricatly tied to overall health and how I can take control of the situation. I highly recommend Dr. Bruno to anyone who is dealing with diabetes or for those who are looking to improve their overall health without having to depend on a specific program with expensive products and who are looking for knowledge on how to manage their health for the long run.
In September 2011, I arrived at Dr. Bruno's office after I had received a perfect bill of health from my M.D. Over many years I had tried to find answers to my health issues, after several visits to different doctors I was told it was all in my head or that I was just getting older, get used to it. I was having strange reactions to some foods.
After 12 years of what looked like chronic fatigue with muscle stiffness, vertigo, headaches, insomnia, heart palpitations, brain fog and nausea, I now was starting to have neurological issues. I needed answers. Dr. Bruno knew exactly what I was talking about and gave me two tests, one for food sensitivities and one called an organic amino acids (OATS) test which checked vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fats and mitochondrial functioning. Both showed numerous problems and some serious metabolic imbalances.
Working with Dr. Bruno has been a pleasure and I could not be more pleased with the results. Dr. Bruno has skillfully guided me through some very troubled waters and even though it has only been 9 months, most all my health issues have been resolved or are well on the way to resolution. All done without medications, only addressing metabolic deficiencies or excesses and some food intolerances. It is not an exaggeration to say she has given me my life back and the future looks much bright than this time last year.
Love how "doable" Dr. Kim Bruno has made my eating plan. I am achieving weight loss goals with a mental ease I never thought was possible. She has kept things practical and simple for me. I have lost 19 lbs. in just six weeks! I feel like I am understanding how to make good food choices for the first time ever. I plan to continue working with her until I am able to reach my weight loss goal and maintain it. So excited about the journey.
I felt miserable with seasonal allergies prior to visiting Dr. Kim Bruno. Even though I was doing everything in my power to feel better, including taking a nasal steroid, this was not treating my symptoms of heavy congestion and awful sinus headaches.
Less than a week after meeting with Dr. Bruno and eliminating some food sensitivities, I felt like a new person. I could actually breathe again! It has been a year and a half since first meeting with Dr. Bruno, and I love feeling healthy and free of Kleenex.
My 4-year old son has asthma and had chronic ear infections. In his first 3 years of life, he was prescribed over a dozen antibiotics and a dozen oral steroids. He was constantly rubbing his nose because of severe allergies, which affect his asthma.
It has almost been a year since he met with Dr. Bruno, and he has not been on an antibiotics or oral steroids in this last year! His nose is not congested anymore, and the scary middle of the night troubled breathing is greatly reduced. As an added benefit, he is more engaged socially, his language is improving and he is calmer (that is of course relative to a 4-year old active boy!)
We are so thankful Dr. Bruno has helped our family. She is a wealth of information and is on the cutting edge of holistic medical practice.
"Struggling with binge eating disorder, Lauren helped me work on proper portions and have fewer binges with balanced meals which allowed me to lose weight, feel better than I have in years and compete at my best in athletics. She truly cares and checks in and provides open and honest feedback and makes it easy to be open and honest about struggles with eating. I can't recommend Lauren enough--I still refer back to her advice and materials on a daily basis."
Lauren was a lifesaver to our family during a difficult time, when our work and travel schedules made it challenging for me to get healthy meals and snacks on the table. Lauren really listened to the likes / dislikes of our three kiddos (6 mos, 2 and 4 at the time) and made creative, healthy meals that everyone would eat. Baby food, muffins and snacks for little hands, freezer meals for when I traveled...you name it. The recipes were all gluten free and well rounded, and ones I still keep in my rotation today. It gave me such peace of mind to know that I had help in the kitchen when I couldn't be there. We had a great experience working with her!
Working with Lauren was so EASY! She found recipes that fit my lifestyle and cooking abilities. She helped by creating shopping lists and by planning out when to eat and when to eat it. It took a lot of the guess work out of my daily eating habits and made it so that I didn't have to worry about my diet. I felt like I was in good hands. She was always available when I had questions or needed guidance. I would recommend her to anyone who is thinking about fine tuning their eating or even just getting into some good eating habits. Thank you, Lauren!