Cleveland Clinic Functional Medicine Visit (It was AWESOME!)

Yesterday, July 22nd, Travis and I met with Dr. Hanaway in the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. One thing we came away with is this: Dr. Hanaway is AWESOME! We are so grateful to be under his care!!!

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

We were thoroughly impressed with Dr. Hanaway throughout the appointment! He, along with another doctor who sat in on our appointment to take notes, had taken ample time before my appointment to go over my medical folder with a fine-toothed comb, so he was very ready to speak into my health situation when he arrived.  Their level of preparation was so encouraging! Our 75-minute appointment went about an hour and a half, and Dr. Hanaway talked and thoughtfully listened carefully to me the entire time. Not a second was wasted. We were deeply encouraged and empowered, and are incredibly grateful for Dr. Hanaway’s knowledge and expertise, and his wise approach to treating really complex digestive disorders!

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

  Mariah and Dr. Hanaway discussing the way forward.  (The notebook I sent him was extremely helpful in making our appointment run smoothly – Hooray!)

 Dr. Hanaway checking Mariah’s vitals. As you can see, he is a kind and compassionate man.

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

After meeting with Dr. Hanaway and a nutritionist, here is the way forward:

1.  For the next 5 weeks I will be on an intense combination of medication and supplements, in order to treat the Blastocystis parasite and reset my digestive tract.  Travis will take the same medication to treat his parasite.  For Travis, this should be relatively simple.  For me, we have no idea how this will go.  We will most definitely need prayers during these next several weeks.  We will begin our treatment at the beginning of next week.  Would you pray that the treatment would be soothing to my body, rather than making me more sick? Those prayers would be much appreciated!!

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

2. Dr. Hanaway asked me to return to Cleveland Clinic in 5 weeks for a follow-up.  It is VERY hard to get in to see Dr. Hanaway, so this is really amazing that we get to come back to see him that soon.  Most people have to wait months.

3.  I will slowly add foods, according to the nutritionist’s suggestions, and hope that my diet expands smoothly to more than 5 foods!  Again, please pray that my body will adjust to this and accept more foods.  The medication and supplements are meant to help restore my gut microflora, so that should help.

In summary (prayer points):

1.  Give God thanks with us for such skilled and compassionate doctors!  I am thrilled to be under Dr. Hanaway’s care.  He is an incredible doctor!

2.  Ask a hearty blessing on this treatment and dietary journey that I will be on during the next 5 weeks.  We will return to see Dr. Hanaway and the nutritionist at the end of August.

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

So grateful for direction and hope of healing,

Mariah and Travis


A doctor stopped and asked us if we would like her to snap a photo for us!  This place is full of compassionate, caring doctors!  We feel very well cared for!  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND WELL WISHES!

6 Comments »

  1. I’ve never met you, Mariah, but have fallen in love with your wonderful smile and all the pictures of how happy you look despite going through such painful and unsettling times. But the joy of your Father shines through and is such an encouragement to us all.

    “The saying is trustworthy, for:

    If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
    12 if we endure, we will also reign with him;”

    2 Tim 2:11-12

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  2. Giving thanks for great docs and praying for a hearty blessing on this new treatment!!! May the God of all peace, give you peace, at all times and in everything!

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  3. I know that building! My daughter is a nursing student just down the street at Case Western Reserve University. she will be doing her clinical there. Small world. Hope your doing better soon.

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