Lisa’s Story: The Supporting Therapy Game Changer

At Longevity Health Center, our mission is to love God and serve people by pursuing healing and encouraging wellness, both for ourselves and for our patients.  That’s why stories like this from our long-time regular patient Lisa M. make us so happy!  Lisa is experiencing incredible improvements in her quality of life by utilizing a combination of the many of the services that we have to offer.  Read her story below! 

Longevity Health Center has been a blessing to me as I battle with Chronic Lyme Disease and have a history of Lymphoma and Leukemia.  The entire staff is so genuinely caring and sensitive.

One particular therapy that has been a game changer in my health battle against Lyme Disease is the HOCATT.  Lisa is so supportive and helpful, continually monitoring and ensuring my comfort during the treatment.  She offers innovative ideas and customizes the treatment to my needs, and she is extremely attentive and helpful during the treatment. The first few sessions were challenging, as the detox was difficult.  However I was committed to the series of 10 prepaid treatments (the best money I ever spent!) and Lisa was very reassuring and encouraging.

I am so grateful I persevered and continued on as I began to see drastic benefits.  Most noticeable are my increased energy levels. I can now hike both days every weekend! My immune system has improved so I don’t have frequent infections and viruses. My body doesn’t ache or feel like I have flu-like symptoms. I am told by others that my skin color has changed from a dull gray to a healthy rosy pink.  I am happy to see the increased benefits as I have now completed my 25th session.  I plan to continue until energetic testing by Alice shows no trace of spirochetes (Lyme bacteria).  Then I plan to continue a maintenance schedule, as I feel the treatments are extremely beneficial.

I have discovered that the HOCATT treatment in conjunction with supportive Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and Acupuncture is advantageous and amplifies the benefits.  Follow-up with acupuncture the following day by Andrea or Alice (both women are so knowledgeable and proficient in acupuncture.), has been extremely effective in facilitating the detoxification process.  Also, I periodically precede the HOCATT treatment with Lymphatic Drainage Therapy since my lymph system has a tendency to get congested.  I schedule with either Nancy, Andrea or Kate as my work schedule permits as they are all incredibly accommodating and supportive.

A special shout-out to sweet and lovely Ashley who works with me to schedule my complicated treatment appointments around my work schedule! I think sometimes she is more aware of my schedule needs than I am at times. Truly I am so impressed by the level of professionalism combined with care and thoughtfulness from the entire staff at Longevity.

If you have a testimonial to share, we’d love to hear from you and use your story to encourage others! 

Melody’s Road to Vitality

Here at Longevity, we love hearing testimonials from our patients who have experienced amazing transformations with their health.  Enjoy this story from Melody Frcek, a patient who has experienced incredible improvements in her quality of life using our supporting therapies.  If you have a testimonial to share, we’d love to hear from you and use your story to encourage others! 

What were your primary health concerns before you became a patient at Longevity?  What led you to incorporate supporting therapies in your health journey?  

I had a lump in my right breast that was discovered 10 years ago during a mammogram.  When I had a needle biopsy and had it drained, it came back as non-cancerous, but I was told I needed to watch it. Over the years I had become increasingly discontent with traditional medicine and was embracing integrative healthcare. I began using thermography to monitor breast health instead of mammogram. My right breast always came back with a high score. After a few years my doctor thought I should explore another mammogram due to my constant high scores. I reluctantly did so, and the hospital where I had the mammogram was concerned with the results and had me come back for a diagnostic mammogram. The radiologist wanted to watch it and wanted another diagnostic in 6 months. I knew in my spirit that this was not for me and chose not to go back.

Instead, I continued good breast care with oils, supplements, massage and followed a good diet, but my thermographies continued to show red flags in my right breast.  The lump showed up again in a mobile ultrasound, but once again I was told just to watch it.  Last spring I went through a traumatic event, and following this my health check up did not go well. Not only did I feel terrible, but my cell vitality was very low. Shortly after this, I began having pain in my right breast and a little discharge. I knew at that point that I was ready to completely embrace the holistic lifestyle and decided to go to my sister’s doctor, Dr. Seneca Anderson.

I choose to go through Dr. Anderson’s testing before telling him my health concerns. Low and behold, his tests revealed low cell vitality and problems in my right breast! In addition to following a homeopathic detoxification and supplement protocol, Dr. Anderson recommended 8 sessions of Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy to speed up my healing process.

This is Melody before she began her treatment at Longevity Health Center.

This is Melody before she began her treatment at Longevity Health Center.

What were your first few sessions like? What was your initial response to the therapies?

My first few sessions were wonderful. Not only did I find a peace every time I walked in the door of Longevity, I also felt the compassion of the staff. Nancy was the staff member who gave me my treatments. She is warm and caring and her loving demeanor helped me to feel safe. The treatments were performed laying down on a heated biomat, which was absolutely wonderful. It helped me relax and even nap for part of my time there. I could feel my body and spirit responding and becoming more vibrant. The treatments are painless and actually very stimulating, much like getting a massage. I looked forward to coming each week and began to feel stronger each time.

Describe your overall health picture today. What improvements have you experienced?

After the first 4 treatments, it was time for my 2nd mobile ultrasound. Fortunately, the same technician was assigned to me. She told me while she was performing the ultrasound that the lump appeared to be dying and fizzling away and she felt good about it. The report came back as clear. Upon completion of my 8th treatment, I decided to go back to my old thermography center for a follow up. I was absolutely thrilled when the report came back perfect. The technician wrote on the report that the score was perfect for the first time ever with a smiley face and congratulated me. She told me to keep doing whatever I was doing. My next check up with Dr. Anderson also indicated that there was no more stress and stagnation in the right breast. I continue my breast oils and my massage, and I have not had any symptoms at all.  I am relieved that, for the first time in 10 years, I can move forward without fear.

The new and improved Melody!

                     The new and improved Melody!

What is your overall impression of Longevity Health Center, the practitioners and staff?

I love Longevity and the staff. As I mentioned, I had just experienced a traumatic event in my life and my health and emotional state were greatly affected. Each and every person I dealt with at Longevity were loving and genuinely caring. Dr. Anderson was so calming, and I was able to tell him what had happened to me. He was compassionate and always asked how I was recovering from this each time I saw him. Dr. Anderson’s wife Kay is a jewel and always worked with me to get what I needed. Nancy became somewhat of a soul sister for me, and every other person I worked with was marvelous. Without them knowing it, they were each a part of helping me rebuild my life, and I am so grateful. There is a peace in their office like I have not found anywhere else from the moment I walked in the door. I feel safe with them. I have referred several people to Longevity and will continue as a patient and friend there always. I have the utmost confidence in them. They improved my health when no one else seemed to be able to do so. Thank you Longevity!

Quick and Healthy Ground Meat Dinner Solutions

By JoAnna Anderson Brown, Nutritional Therapist


Like most busy moms, I’m always looking for simple, nutritious dinners that will feed my whole family.  That’s a tall order with three picky little boys!  To add to that, my husband is gluten intolerant, and we both try to stick to a ketogenic (low carb, high protein/fiber) lifestyle.  We go through a lot of ground meat in our home, and here are a couple of my go-to ground turkey/beef recipes.  I almost always have the ingredients for these dishes on hand, so I can easily whip them up on the fly on a busy weeknight.

Meatloaf Bell Pepper Rings 

meatloaf pepper rings

Your go-to turkey or beef meatloaf recipe ingredients: I often use a variation of this recipe.
2 Bell peppers, any color
2 cups of your favorite salsa
3 tbs shredded cheese (optional)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with wax/parchment paper for easy clean up.  Prepare peppers by cutting off the tops and bottoms and slicing into 3 thick rings. Place the rings on the cookie sheet.  (If you want, you can dice up the remaining parts of the bell peppers and add them to your meat mixture, or add them to a side salad.)
  • Prepare meatloaf mix in a large bowl.  Stuff each pepper ring with meat, leaving a little mound on top.
stuffed bell peppers

Put a new spin on your mom’s meatloaf recipe!

  • Heat oil in an oven-safe pot over medium heat (I use my cast-iron skillets for easy transfer to the oven, but you could use a regular skillet and then transfer to a casserole dish for the oven).  Brown each stuffed pepper ring for about 4 minutes on each side.
  • Pour salsa over each stuffed pepper ring and transfer to oven.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Top with cheese and bake for 3 more minutes.  Serve and enjoy.
meatloaf pepper ring

You could also top your peppers with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese for an Italian flavor.

A lean and green dinner!

            A lean and green dinner!

Mexican Zucchini Boats

mexican zucchini boats

Skip the tortilla and try this low-carb, gluten-free one-dish wonder!

1 pound ground organic turkey or grass-fed beef
taco seasoning to taste (I use Trader Joe’s)
1 10 oz can of original Rotel, juice drained
3-4 zucchinis, cut in half length wise
3 tbs shredded cheese (optional)
1 avocado, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Preparation Instructions:

  • Brown the meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add taco seasoning and Rotel and mix well. Once thoroughly cooked, drain any excessive grease/juice.
  • While meat is cooking, wash and prepare the zucchinis.  Use a small spoon or melon baller to hollow out the centers of the zucchini halves to form boats.
  • Transfer zucchini boats to casserole dish and fill each one with the meat mixture.  Top with cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.
  • Garnish with avocado chunks, serve and enjoy.

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