I first came across Barbara at a lecture I went to at People’s in Ocean Beach. I was at the time going to a practitioner who seemed to do similar work. I have been plagued with illness most of my life in one form or another and was never able to get total relief. After a while of thinking about it, I decided finally to go and see her since I was disappointed in the results I was getting elsewhere. After a few months of working with her, she nailed the source of the problem I was having, and I now feel better than I ever have in my life. I am 75 this month and I feel like I can be productive for a good many more years. I am very grateful to her and I recommend her to anyone plagued by health problems.
Where do I begin. I am so grateful to Barbara and the services she offers. I had been suffering with symptoms that I could not resolve for over a year and many hundreds of dollars spent with a medical specialist. Barbara first off offered a complete blood panel analysis. We then went over my environment and diet to try and locate possible allergy triggers. We then set up a supplement & diet regime. Well, to be honest, I know that I still need to work on following a better diet regime but even the changes that I have followed thru with making, combined with the supplements, have changed my life. I now am living anxiety free because I feel symptom free. I really can’t thank Barbara enough for giving me my feeling of security back, of feeling healthy again.
Barbara’s functional analysis approach to health is very thorough. She identified and helped me with issues that other practitioners had missed. I am now on the path to recovery and am regaining my health. I am very grateful for her help and highly recommend her to anyone who suffering from health issues.
You cannot imagine how wonderful it is to go to sleep naturally and to have a full nights’s sleep. It hasn’t been this good for many years, and especially the last seven months when I wasn’t sleeping at all. There aren’t words to express how delicious it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I became a client of Functional Health after experiencing years of emotional disturbances which were increasingly manifesting in physical symptoms including constant fatigue and intermittent but ongoing pain. Upon meeting Barbara at a local natural foods store, I explained my state to her and described having been to multiple doctors without any substantial relief. While still in the store, Barbara asked me a few questions and immediately began narrowing down the causes of the issues causing my symptoms to specific dietary and other habits I had at the time. During subsequent appointments, I have made multiple observations. First, the bloodwork that is ordered by Barbara is more comprehensive than those ordered by other types of practitioners. It is also evaluated in greater detail than I have seen by anyone else. Barbara explains the implications of the results of the bloodwork to the extent that is necessary for a client to understand the current state of their system and begin developing the self-awareness that is necessary to adapt to potentially significant dietary changes. Secondly, Barbara makes an effort to collect as much symptom information as possible about the whole body, as opposed to just the areas which display obvious symptoms. This evaluation, along with the other testing that is performed, allows her to establish a baseline with which to pinpoint a broad spectrum of existing problems. The evaluation initiates a process to get to the root causes of those problems, recommend the appropriate foods and supplements, and track progress. The process continues with…
I have had the privilege of working with Barbara for four months now. I am pleased to say I am feeling much better now than when I first contacted her. Barbara very meticulously analyzed my genetic testing and various labs, made recommendations for changes in supplementation, and provided diets to heal specific issues. I so appreciate her attention to detail. As changes occurred she helped me change diet or supplements to address new issues. Barbara is very accessible. I have used both Skype and e-mail with her and found this to be convenient for both of us. I recommend Barbara wholeheartedly for anyone wanting to improve their health through nutrition and supplementation.
My name is L and I have been working with Barbara for 2 months now. Let me begin by saying I have always considered myself a “healthy” individual- never overweight, always very active, with no real health obstacles. I was able to birth 3 healthy children with no issue. Yet over the years I have noticed from time to time I have just been “off”. Anytime we traveled, or I was in social situations, my body would begin to ramp up and shut down. I would get migraines, anxiety over anything and everything, and often I could barely make it through the day. I would always feel the need to lay in bed…and chalked it up to having 3 kids. There have been periods in the last 20 years or so that, for no apparent reason, I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed. It felt as though there was no blood running through my body, I was extremely fatigued, dizzy, anxious, and unable to take care of myself, let alone my family. I’d often go to the doctor or emergency room only to find out all my bloodwork was “normal”. I’ve had an MRI, extensive testing with ENT specialists, and worked with neurologists. All that came up clear, so I was just told it was likely vertigo and was sent on my way, hopeless, and coming to terms that this is my life. Just getting by. After my most recent flare up, I revisited the doctor for…
You have no idea how valuable it is to have you introduced into my girlfriend’s life; this has been a mighty struggle since long before I met her– not to mention it has increased in its might over the course of the years we have been together. It is nothing short of inspiring to hear her speak of how good she feels, and to see it as well. I cannot thank you enough.
Barbara Solomon…my list of gratitude to her and praise is infinite. Being only 20, at the time a few months ago, I was exhausted, cranky, under the control of gluten and sugar, and a slave of a numerous list of food sensitivities that would punish me through eczema. I had reached the point of frustration, unhappiness, and utter disappointment. Nothing I had done was working, from Naturopaths to even altering my already organic diet. I was at a point of defeat. Being raised and growing up in a holistic and organic environment all I could think of was “Why me, I take care of my body.” But then came Barbara, my light at the end of the tunnel, who gave me hope and also showed me the solutions to the health issues I had thought to be not only unsolvable but also inexplainable for the past eight years. Here I am five months later free of my food sensitivities, energized, glowing, and healthy! To the best and most passionate practitioner I have met, I thank her for helping me get my life back as well as rekindling the relationship between me and my body. Her impeccable wit, rockin’ personality and reliability combine to make the path back to health understandable, exciting, and most importantly achievable! Forever honored and grateful!
After surviving breast cancer, I reached out to Barbara at my friend’s suggestion. I began working with her two years ago, and through her guidance and expertise, I learned how to eat so that I maintained my blood sugar levels. Now I feel more energized throughout the day and sleep much better. I also took her suggestions and made changes to my diet and started taking supplements and as a result, I rarely have to take allergy medication anymore and have repaired my leaky gut. And I have been cancer free for four years now. Recently, Barbara has guided me while I have been undergoing the various stages of breast reconstructive surgery. She has created a post-surgery protocol to help prevent infection. I had my first phase of surgery in June and recovered rather quickly and had no infection. Barbara has also helped me as I’ve struggled with depression. I have been able to get through this difficult time in my life without taking anti-depressants and have relied on diet and supplements instead. I highly recommend Barbara if you want to take a natural way to improving your health. She is so knowledgeable and encouraging and such a wonderful person to work with.