I came to Dr. Lepp on a recommendation from a friend, having fallen on my butt at breakfast in a friend’s kitchen (the chair collapsed out from under me). He dealt with my issue with that in the first visit (no more pain), but I had been wanting for some time to find someone to help me with nutritional issues. I had been diagnosed as borderline diabetic (sugar=138) and was having other chronic problems (sleep apnea, proctitis, obesity, cholesterol problems). Within the 1st several months, under Dr. Dave’s care and instruction, we managed to lick the cholesterol issues by going organic, using some supplements he recommended, and watching out for good dietary practices. He also helped me find a new solution to my sleep apnea via a referral to a dentist who made me a passive dental appliance instead of the electrical CPAP I had to use before (so now I can go camping!) We had also knocked the sugar down to 112 or so (still borderline), but we hit a plateau. So Dr. Dave dug deeper, and after some really recently developed blood tests were done, discovered that I’ve had a gluten sensitivity issue. Now, after a month on my new gluten-free dairy-free eating plan, I can finally state that we’ve licked the proctitis after 20+ years, and are well on the way to repairing the “leaky gut” problem that was aggravating many of the other nutritional problems. I’m down about 10 pounds now from my original weight. I feel a lot healthier overall. I’m preparing for another blood test this fall to see how the sugar is going. I’m still not great at exercising (there’s only so much a doctor can do for you!), but I know how to proceed now, thanks to Dr. Dave. And I know that I can rely on him to solve the tough problems (mine is pretty complicated, and traditional doctors hadn’t really helped), and to teach me how to play my part in my own healing. I really appreciate the doctor-patient cooperation that Dr. Dave emphasizes, and it has done me a world of good. Thank you, Dr. Lepp, and let’s keep up the good work!