“When it comes down to it, you can’t really put in to words what kind of impact Barbara has on your health. .but I’ll try. I found Barbara after being told by a so-called Endocrine Specialist that everything is normal and that I was fine. Apparently, “normal” is being so tired I could hardly function, chronic all- over body pain, insomnia, depression, adrenal failure and a host of other problems. I had two choices: take what he told me at face value and live a miserable existence or fight for my health and well-being. I am not exaggerating when I say that Barbara saved my life. In only 4 months, she has helped me turn my health around and almost all of my ailments are minimal or completely gone. I’m thriving and I love it!!! I have learned so much about my body and what healthy looks like from her.
“I would highly recommend Barbara. I had a very rare allergic reaction to an antibiotic. My reaction was extreme, I don’t want to say almost deadly but it was. The symptoms I went through after were unheard of in the medical field. I was highly sensitive to the sun, can lights, electronic, chemicals, and almost all foods. Going from having no allergies to not being able to eat anything was extremely limiting plus all of the other symptoms. Prior to this I had gotten mono and developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Barbara was the only one who listened to me. She was extremely perceptive and can pinpoint your symptoms almost like a magician. We drew my blood and got me on a regiment of supplements that calmed my symptoms down. After a few months all of my energy came back. Back to waking up at 5:00am and ending my day at
“I brought my son to Barbara because he was starting to develop an allergic reaction to something he was eating and was looking very thin, almost anorexic-like. She was very professional and so knowledgeable! She gathered a lot of information on him, studied it, and then we had a lengthy meeting. Barbara had phenomenal insight and advice to help my son get on the road to wellness. She provides a comprehensive packet of information and steps so that you know what to do after you leave the appointment. She responded quickly when I had a few quick, easy questions. I highly, highly recommend Barbara. This is how our healthcare system ought function – knowledgeable, personal, and bio-individual focused. Thank you for helping my son improve on his health! We so appreciate you.”
“I was in a lot of pain. Over the course of a year I was diagnosed with many new conditions including IBS, Crohn’s, and Lupus. For some, there is are no medication or treatment options available. My health continued to decline until I was consumed by daily pain. Nothing I did seemed to help. Barbara really listened to me. Even though I shared a whole slew of symptoms, that seemed impossible and unrelated, she was unfazed. Past doctors have tried to address one symptom or disorder at a time and I just never got better. After many trips to different doctors, Barbara was the only one who could take all of my symptoms and test results and make sense out of them. She tailored a plan specifically to me. I am in such a good place now. I am pain free, working more and able to enjoy activities with my
“After years of not being diagnosed, my Lyme treatment was stymied by sensitivities and health issues. Barbara quickly calmed my GI system and made it possible be able to take the needed supplements to help improve my health. Barbara is very caring and knowledgeable and I am greatly impressed by her vast array of solutions.”
“I believe that we are each responsible to take our own healthcare into our own hands…I am the captain of my ship and I do not turn my healthcare over to doctors who spend 10 minutes (with me) in their office and are keen to prescribe medication without uncovering what my body is telling them. I have become very disillusioned at the state of our healthcare system today. I avoid taking medications because I believe they are a “bandaid” only, and they don’t fix the underlying issues. The body knows what to do to keep us healthy IF we can give it what it needs and that is what Barbara is so good at doing. The big questions is…how do any of us know what our body needs? Even as I did my own research and crafted my own solutions I felt that I was often guessing. After seeing numerous
I’m sooooo happy! Not only am I [finally] gaining weight and my calcium in urine (24-hour) test results came back normal. Hooray! That bodes really well for my bones. And I didn’t have to take diuretics! This diet/lifestyle stuff is POWERFUL stuff! Life changing. Thank you so much for all of your help. I couldn’t have done it without all of your knowledge and moral support. I’m feeling so good about my health now and not 1/10th as worried as I was. Thank you so much…..I’m psyched! Thankful, thankful, thankful.
Working with Barbara has changed my life and I will be forever grateful that she had the patience and drive to help me get healthy again. I had been to numerous doctors for digestive issues and increasing swelling in my neck area. The only real conclusion after all the testing was multiple food allergies. I was constantly thinking to myself “How could I have no allergies my whole life and suddenly be allergic to almost everything? Is this what ‘adulthood’ is?!” Thanks to Barbara being a super detective I am symptom free, back to a normal weight, and I am having an easier time processing foods. I love how comprehensive everything is and she really finds the problem no matter how sneaky, or hidden the problem is. I have not only learned so much from her but I have also gained an appreciation for this type of health program. The
Barbara Solomon was a godsend to me. She helped me return to good health after many years of struggling with increasingly poorer health and odd symptoms that neither I nor my doctors could figure out. I saw many doctors including a naturopath, but none of them were able to help me. When I found Barbara I was in such a bad state that I thought I was dying. And looking back, I really believe I was. Very slowly dying. I was suffering with Hashimoto’s, poor digestion, multiple food intolerances, hives, itching, brain fog, depression, blood sugar swings, and severe fatigue. And I am only 32 years old! After just two months of following Barbara’s protocol, I felt better than I had in years! And there was no secret potion or dozens of tests involved. Barbara’s protocol was so simple and it worked! It worked because she is very knowledgeable about
Over the years, I have seen a variety of alternative health care providers. Never have I received the kind of service and dedication as I’ve gotten with Barbara. Both my husband and I trust her deeply, and she is able to explain complex functions, and break it down to what I need to know. Her advice is practical, useful, and (not unimportantly) economical. I have recommended Barbara and Functional Health to many friends and will continue to do so. I give her an unequivocal ‘thumbs up.’ If you’re ready to really understand and change your health, definitely invest some time and energy in Functional Health!
I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I’ve tried many diets with initial success, but without the ability to maintain the eating plan, I just ended up where I started, or worse. After having my son my weight was at an all time high and my energy was at an all time low. Most days I would find myself counting the minutes until nap time so I could recharge my batteries enough to make it through the rest of the day. I did not want to continue living life like this so, on a friend’s suggestion, I called Barbara. There were no immediate results or miracle cures, but after some testing and self-report I finally got some answers. I finally learned WHY I was having such a hard time maintaining a healthy lifestyle and how I was unknowingly sabotaging myself. This alone helped me get over the guilt
I would like to share my testimonial regarding the returning health and strength I am noticing since coming to see Barbara several months ago. She is extremely knowledgeable, very scientific, and very caring in her practice. She devotes study and time with her clients and performs testing not done in most medical examinations to uncover the root cause of your health concerns. I am extremely grateful.
At only 24, I was suffering from fatigue, low energy, GERD, stomach pains, migraines, and vitamin malabsorption and deficiencies; among a host of other symptoms. I’ve been going to doctors for the past several years and have done numerous blood works and other testing. All of them kept telling me I’m healthy and that all the test results were normal; but I didn’t feel healthy and was still stuck with all of those symptoms…On my first few visits, Barbara spent several hours with me going over my symptoms, medical history, past blood work, and diet. I completed a comprehensive blood test and when the test results returned, we tested for food intolerances and worked out a diet plan with a natural supplement regimen. After meeting with Barbara for only two months, I am already feeling soooo much better, know what is wrong, and am now on the road to feeling
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
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
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
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
I believe that Barbara is the wisest, most passionate and intuitive functional medicine practitioner out there. I came to Barbara with a broken gut and some autoimmune issues that needed some more work. Through some testing and interpretation of genetic information, Barbara got me started on the right path to heal my broken gut, thus making a huge improvement in my autoimmunity. She takes her time and thoroughly goes over everything as to the how’s and why’s of what we are doing, and I began a limited diet and some supplements and began to feel better almost immediately. She showed me charts of why certain things were happening in my body and my brain, and what we could do to heal them. I have worked with other practitioners in the past who have either not been very communicative or just plain not very knowledgeable, and Barbara blows them out of the
“Sometimes the cure is worse than the sickness”, so my gastroenterologist told me in February 2015. I saw him after two rounds of antibiotics to treat h-pylori had failed and had also brought on c-diff. It all started in September 2014 with a small pain on my side. My primary care doc ordered many tests and finally a stool test found h-pylori. The antibiotic treatment for it was horrendous. I ended up with really bad acid reflux that felt like I had swallowed gasoline. I knew something was seriously wrong. After numerous ER visits they finally found the c-diff and with different antibiotics it cleared up. I still felt horrible though and had flu like aches and pains for weeks. I went to two different functional medicine doctors but found that they really weren’t familiar with h-pylori and what they recommended didn’t with the pain, weakness, and acid reflux. In
This past August while studying abroad in Paris, France my health took a turn for the worse. I was 24 years old, extremely active and constantly challenging my mind as well as my body, yet, doctors were telling me I’d be on heartburn medication for the rest of my life. Until I met Barbara, it’s what I truly began to believe. However, within weeks of my first consultation I was seeing the symptoms of my illness simply vanish. After sitting down and looking over my blood work, in combination with supplements and minor diet modifications, I am now feeling like the old (young) me. I believe wholeheartedly in Barbara’s methods and my health is a testament to her theory and expertise. These days I enjoy walking my dog, camping and surfing while confidently living a healthy lifestyle thanks to Functional Health!
If you are ready to take control of your health you must see Barbara Solomon. Her knowledge and understanding of the human body is amazing. With her help we were able to figure out what was making me sick. She also had an action plan on how to heal my body. With in days I felt so much better. I no longer have digestive problems or joint pain. I sleep through the night and have so much more energy through out the day. I also got rid of the brain fog! Thank you so much Barbara.
I have so enjoyed working with Barbara, she has gotten me out of the medical world of “you have to be on thyroid medication for the rest of your life” and into many other areas that effect hypothyroidism. After learning so many things, which she generously shares with you, I am now living the good life down in Costa Rica and not having to worry about taking “meds” for the rest of my life. I do take a minimum of supplements. I so enjoy working with Barbara because she is so passionate about what she does and does a lot of research. She is continually learning the newest developments in science and health. She spends time with you making sure understand and have the right supplements to help you improve. I found working with her one of the best investments I made in healing my health at 70. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is tired of going to
I first saw Barbara Solomon about a month ago. I was dealing with an issue that left me very fatigued and weak. My hair was falling out and I had indigestion, a lingering depression with chronic insomnia. Barbara Solomon’s approach was to first identify through extensive blood panels, what was going on. I saw her again as we discussed the results and she explained (in terms that were neither condescending or too obscure in medical terms) the issues I was facing and the protocol for getting my health back in order. It has been 30 days and I feel like a new person. I know I have work to do to maintain this but with the diet recommendations and supplements Barbara recommended, my life has changed. I went on a long canyon hike today and I could not do this a month ago. I highly recommend Barbara to anyone who
Thank you for the time and effort you have given to my health. I trust your intelligence and rationale behind your decisions. You made it easy for me to understand and implement nutritional changes. I have tried a variety of health support systems, but I feel confident in what you have suggested. Thanks again, I am telling everyone in need that you are the best!
When I was visiting in San Diego I met Barbara Solomon. I was impressed by her knowledge and obvious desire to help others reach optimum health. Since I live on the East Coast I was disappointed that I would not be able to use her services. However, a month later when I had a health challenge and was reminded of meeting Barbara I called and arranged for a phone consult. This was last March and I have been working with her consistently since then. My health has significantly improved and I feel much of that improvement is directly related to Barbara’s assistance. She always asks pertinent questions, follows a logical path of investigation and suggests efficacious interventions based on the information she receives. I have appreciated her offering various options to me that took into account my financial status, too. I feel she definitely has provided her services to me
I first met Barbara at Jimbo’s Naturally; she was the guest speaker of the night. I was immediately drawn to her because she was completely engrossed in answering everyone’s questions and was happy to oblige us long before her seminar ever started. I was fascinated by her knowledge and I knew that this was someone that could help me. I am in the throws of menopause, unable to sleep, I have gained weight, I am very emotional and subjected to high highs, and very low lows, along with other long term health issues I have been dealing with. I have worked with many others before Barbara, trying to manage my health issues from being on bio-identical hormones to working with a colon therapist and although I was helped through these avenues it only scratched the surface of what I was going through…And that was where the help remained, on the
Since beginning work with Barbara Solomon I feel I have improved tremendously in the way my body is functioning and feeling. I have been on a healing & wellness journey for a long time and have been learning how to piece together the puzzle of health and well-being from my own study/inquiry along with the help of several excellent holistic practitioners. When I met Barbara I was feeling pretty well… still I had some lingering concerns that didn’t seem to be resolving. Barbara’s blend of knowledge and intuition led me to acquiring some testing I had not received in the past. Through these tests she uncovered the reasons for some long standing issues around blood sugar, cholesterol, hormonal imbalances and digestion to name a few. Her report of findings and time spent in getting to root causes is impressive and comprehensive. With Barbara’s diet recommendations and supplement protocol I began