To simply put it, Dr. Bonnie Liakos saved my life. And that’s no exaggeration. Prior to meeting Dr. Liakos, I was battling a severe case of Lyme disease and other associated tick borne diseases for almost 5 years, and was basically a waste of a human being. I experienced so many physical and cognitive ailments, that getting out of bed and having a full functioning day was unheard of. And the scariest part was that feeling so horrible made me start questioning why I would even want to wake up to another day of misery. So suffice to say, my mind and body felt like I was knocking on death’s door.
I had spent the previous 5 years trying to get help from other sources including conventional, and holistic and natural physicians, and while some had very limited success, none of the protocols got me near to the point where I could function on a daily basis or even come close to holding down a job. Prior to getting sick I had a successful career, and had formed my own tech company, but then had to fold shop due to my illness and have not worked since. My family has had to sit and watch a shell of my formal self for years. For me, there was nothing worse than not being the father I wanted to be for my boys. They are my pride and joy, and I was very tired of hearing “it’s ok dad. We understand your sick…” Nothing is worse. All I wanted to do was to get better, and after trying numerous protocols and nothing producing the desired efficacy, I felt desperate and scared. As I would always say to people, “I would stand on my roof, naked, clucking like a chicken the star spangled banner if it would make me feel even a bit better.” But nothing was working. For about a year I even gave up on finding a new treatment plan, because of the mental investment of trying something new, only to fail again, could lead me to an even darker place. There were so many options, so many people telling me what I should do, but to pick one without the sense of confidence in its effectiveness is not easy. If you've been there, you understand. Then I met Dr. Bonnie Liakos.
I went into her office a bit skeptical, as I would have with any doctor that I was potentially turning my care over to. I went into the appointment with an open mind, but I also feared in the end I would walk out and not feel confident in her philosophies or the path she wanted to lead me on. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. I could never properly articulate how she did it, but when I left her office that day, I was smiling ear to ear, and in my mind I was skipping down the NY streets. I can’t explain it, but it was a feeling I never thought I would find. Confidence in my doctor and confidence in a treatment plan. The way she thoroughly explained what was going on with my body, and why and how she wanted to treat me, made complete sense! I won’t go into all the details because that’s not important, but from that day on my life changed.
What I now think was the most critical and appreciated aspect of my Lyme treatment was that she did not immediately jump into treating the Lyme per say. I never thought I would be happy to hear that we weren’t attacking the parasites and infections right away, but I was. She took the time and detailed why it was so important to get my body prepared to fight the Lyme battle. She clearly had me understanding the need to rid myself of certain toxins and sensitivities, and align my body and mind prior to addressing the main issues. For the first time in all my other treatments, everything she said made sense. First we needed to address the Candida, food sensitivities, and enormous amount of heavy metals in my body. The amount of medications I was on previously also poisoned my body as well, and was negatively impacting my bodily systems. Sure enough, even though for the first few months we were not concentrating on the Lyme and other tick borne tick infections, I started to feel improvement in my health. Something for years and years I thought I might never again experience. And it was not just the physical aspects that we worked on. My mental health was in just as poor shape as my physical. She understood where I was at mentally, and she worked with me. And though her treatments, her caring nature, and feeling physically better, my mind and feeling of self worth improved dramatically.
Why am I writing so much for a testimonial? I think if I was reviewing a product from Amazon I ordered I might take a couple paragraphs. So speaking about the woman who saved my life? Ya, I have a lot to say! Really the whole point of this testimonial is to urge anyone who has struggled to find the right care to resolve a litany of ailments, to try Dr. Liakos. I can’t guarantee that she will work for you, all I can say is how well she worked for me. The simplest way to put it, it’s like its magic! Really though, it’s because she has taken the time to learn her practice and take the time with her patients to understand the individual. And that’s what I love. My previous treatment plans pretty much involved one set of rules and protocols for everybody. And while she has a common framework for illness, she tweaks and alters everything for the specific issues with one’s individual make up. Which makes sense. If you need to align all the systems of the body, everyone is going to have different issues going on within the framework of the overall body.
As it would be impossible for everyone to have the same chemical, structural, spiritual makeup, it would be wrong to have a treatment plan that was developed for a one size fits all mentality. I plan on continuing my care with Dr. Liakos for a long time. Even though my Lyme has been eradicated, I feel she knows my body and if things aren’t working properly, she will fix them. I won’t need to see her as often, but I put all my trust in her. I tell everyone I know, if I was a multi-millionaire, forget the houses and cars, the first thing I would do is try to do is to get Dr. Liakos to travel with me and take care of my family! And side not, I have not had one cold, or any other illness since I have been being treated and I have been surrounded by sick people, and not once have I caught anything. She even fixed other problems with my digestive system and shoulder that were not associated with my Lyme illness.
The difference from the first day I walked into her office, to now, is night and day. From the initial implementation of her plan and protocol I started to feel incrementally better. And now, I am a functioning human being again! Ready to be the father my boys deserve, and get back to work. Frankly, I’m ready to take on the world… and it feels oh so good. I owe everything to Dr. Liakos. My physical and mental wellness in the present, and a future which at one time I never thought I would be excited to see. I would highly encourage anyone who has any ailment, obviously not just a tick borne disease, to try Dr. Liakos. Especially if you have endured the frustrations like I did of trying other plans, but to no avail. Thank You Dr. Liakos! I truly feel blessed to have had you come into my life!