It was a little over a year ago when I started to notice some things wrong with my health. I was constantly tired, daily migraines, catching every virus that would go around, depression, and the worst of it all was the nausea. I started getting these “stomach bugs” that would come every few months. Each time I ended up in the ER with dehydration and each time they sent me home with more medicine to help keep me hydrated until it all passed. It got to the point where I was throwing up for 3-4 days every two weeks, that’s when I knew I wasn’t okay. I went to specialist after specialist, and eventually ended up with a grim diagnoses. That’s when I started searching for other options. A way I could find healing for my body in a more natural way. One day through a stranger I found out about Brenda Baker at Authentic Health, right away my husband called her and scheduled an appointment for me. After meeting with Brenda, I, for the first time in over a year felt hopeful. Just talking with her gave me so much relief and comfort, she not only is knowledgeable but also such a sweet and kind person. After following her instructions and learning from her over the next couple of weeks I began to heal, my headaches went away, the depression went away, the exhaustion went away, and best of all I stopped throwing up. I was able to exercise again, play with my children, and find enjoyment in my life again. I feel like me again, a better me!
– Danielle Rabanal
I have known Brenda Baker at Authentic Health a relatively short period of time. I was looking for someone to help me optimize my immune system through nutrition. Brenda suggested changes to my diet that have not only made me feel better physically but have also set me in the right direction to improve my health long term. I am fairly new to the area and am happy to have found a natural health care provider that I am not only comfortable working with but am also confident that I will achieve my desired outcome with her guidance. Brenda is very knowledgeable in her field and a pleasure to work with.
Brenda is awesome. I spent 10 years taking Nexium daily. My stomach was miserable, the side effects were awful. Nexium had stopped working and was now wrecking my system. Constant pain and discomfort. Finally, I went to Brenda. Not only did she stop my pain but I no longer take anything for my stomach or indigestion. It’s been two years and I feel great. Thank you, Brenda. You are awesome!!!
“I’ve watched over the last year, as Brenda helped treat my 19-year-old son, and move him from massive stomach issues to a wonderful picture of health! Not only that, she has equipped him with the education to take care of his health for a lifetime. So, I decided to have her evaluate me, which I consider myself to have a very healthy lifestyle, but had struggled somewhat with sluggishness and lack of energy. After the evaluations, it turns out that even though I was exercising and eating right, I was on the verge of Type 2 diabetes (I have a sweet tooth and love a good glass of wine, or two). So I start taking enzymes and cut out all sugar, bread, and alcohol for over a month, and I didn’t kill anybody! The results were astounding, as I gained my energy back, eliminated all joint pain, got rid of that difficult waistline body fat, eliminated all the sugar in my urine, and I feel great! I know now how to fine tune my body and its internal functions to maintain this healthy lifestyle. I highly recommend anyone who is seeking a healthier body and lifestyle to go and have Brenda evaluate yourself and help you get on track. Bottom line is it works, and your future deserves it!”
“I have had problems with acid reflux and IBS for decades. Chemo only made it worse. It got to be that normal was being sick 2 – 3 days a week. Going to doctors only brought on more prescriptions, which came with their own side effects.
My sister has been trying to get me to call Brenda for the last couple of year, but I always wanted someone close to my home that I could talk to and see. I visited my Dad and sister in September and she immediately set up an appointment with Brenda. After talking to her and my sister I decided to give holistic a try. Nothing else had helped.
My world has changed drastically for the better since that meeting. I went on the enzymes immediately, and then Brenda set me up on a diet, between the stomach problems and gout, my foods became very restricted. After being on for a very short time, things changed. No more being sick frequently, and I started liking the new way to eat. I’ve discovered our farmer’s market where I get a lot of my organic greens and grass fed pork. I’ve embraced the changes, and even convinced my doctor to take me off all prescriptions. This is awesome. I have more energy, I feel good, people tell me I look great, and life is just fun again. This is no longer a “diet” but a way of life!
Even though I live far away, Brenda has supported me thru all these changes, she gives me weekly advise and praise. I know that it will take awhile for my body to completely heal, and will be awhile before I can travel without getting into problems, but for now life is good.”
“I came to Brenda a few months ago because I knew something was “off” with my health, but I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what it was. Despite eating well and exercising regularly, I wasn’t at an optimal weight for my height or age, and I also felt sluggish and bloated a majority of the time.
Brenda worked with me to run a few tests and asked questions about what was going on. Once she got the results, she explained everything very thoroughly and recommended some changes in my eating habits as well as some enzymes and vitamins that would be beneficial to me. She started out by getting my digestive system back into gear, then focusing on a thyroid issue I have that she uncovered.
It’s only been a few months, but I have lost some weight and feel more like myself again in terms of not being bloated and having more energy. She has been excellent throughout the process- checking in regularly and tweaking things along the way. I am so thankful to have found her and I’m look forward to continued success because of her!”
“After lifelong digestive issues, I was diagnosed with severe gluten intolerance about 5 years ago. I made a lot of dietary changes, but there was something missing. I felt like I was an experiment, but I kept searching for answers because I was stuck and I knew my body should function at a much higher level. I started seeing Brenda in July 2015, with her guidance we started enzyme therapy and I found my missing pieces! There were many challenges at first, because my system was so deprived of nutrients all of these years. Brenda was always checking up on me, never more than an email away if something came up between appointments. After 6 months on her program I’ve seen remarkable changes!”
“When I came to Authentic Health I was at an all time low. I was overweight. My PsA was out of control. I was depressed. Then Brenda entered my life!
She got me on enzymes right away to aid with my digestion and helped me alter my diet. I was a sugar addict!! I can now say 6 months later that I no longer CRAVE it. I have lost just about 25lbs. Was able to come off of my biologic medication for my arthritis (yay!!) and overall feel great. My joint swelling is gone, except for when I eat something with sugar. My mental health has greatly improved also. It makes a big difference when you have someone in your corner telling you “you can do it!” I have finally broken up with my first love… EATING! Now it’s more of a fuel to keep my body going strong and healthy. So glad I’m no longer eating like it’s Thanksgiving, every day! Thank you Brenda!!”
“I’ve worked with many health care practitioners since being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis , and Brenda is the best. She has been invested in every part of my wellness, and is truly my biggest advocate. Working with her has greatly reduced my UC symptoms, and given me the confidence that remission is possible! Brenda bends over backwards for me and I trust her with every aspect of my health.”
“Brenda has helped a few members of my family. Currently, I am following her guidance taking a few enzyme supplements and one week in following the Candida diet. I feel great and although I haven’t weighed myself, I can tell I’ve lost a few pounds which wasn’t my primary reason for visiting her but an awesome byproduct.”
– Ken Hamill
“I am a very satisfied client of Brenda Baker and Authentic Health. I have an immensely stressful job, and I had been struggling to find a way to keep weight on and to ensure I had enough glucose in my system to get me through the nights. For several years, I had been working closely with my endocrinologist after the weight loss had negatively affected my overall health. I met with Brenda three weeks before my wedding and asked if she could evaluate me and suggest any changes. She kindly fit me into her schedule, did a very thorough evaluation, and determined that my body was struggling to properly break down and store fats. She gave me several enzymes, and I quickly began to notice a change in my sleep patterns. I had previously been a very light sleeper, which left me very tired during the day. I would always wake hungry with low blood sugars. With the enzymes, I began sleeping much deeper — to the point where I could actually remember my dreams! It seemed as though the enzymes did exactly what they were supposed to do–they began breaking down the fats I was eating allowing my body to properly store the glucose to get my body through the nights without starving me. I have now been on the enzymes for over six months, and I can tell a big difference if I miss taking the enzymes for any period of time. Brenda’s professionalism and eagerness to help me have been such a blessing! She went straight to the heart of the problem, researched, and found an effective solution. I couldn’t be happier. I often get comments on how much better and well rested I look these days, and people tend to attribute the change to my new marri
ed life. I tell them it’s not my husband’s doing; it’s Brenda Baker!”
“About a year ago I came to see Brenda Baker at Authentic Health. I came very reluctantly on a referral from my husband’s co worker. Brenda had helped her son with his digestive issues. The first time I came to see her she could tell that I was not very receptive to her products. I had been sick for over 2 years. (Wont go into that here). I had lost about 20 pounds. I was down to 105 pounds. I am 5’6” and should weigh at LEAST 125 pounds.
After sticking to taking Brenda’s recommended herbs & enzymes for a couple months I started responding. I noticed that it was farther and farther apart that I was getting ill. I actually started gaining weight. If I stick to a healthy diet I would feel much better. That is not always possible in our hectic world today. I am trying to improve on that now.
Today I weigh my targeted 125 pounds and say that I feel much better than I did when I first met Brenda. Even my skin and hair look much healthier.
Thank you Brenda for making me HEALTHY again!”
“Brenda is the best! I finally got tired of dealing with M.D.’s telling me that the only thing to treat my colitis was medication, that diet did not matter, and that it was not curable. I was tired of hurting all the time. I went searching for a more natural way to do things and found Brenda Baker. After 13 years of fighting ulcerative colitis she was a god-send. Within 3 months all pain, signs and symptoms of the colitis was gone. Within 6 I was off all medications. I feel good. I can do what I want and no longer worry about my colitis acting up. Brenda made it easy. We took one step at a time and it was never overwhelming.”
“After seeking out a GI physician’s help with my stomach issues and not getting any help after two ER visits, two CT scans and an Ultrasound to determine I had Diverticulitis my GI physician told me I would have to take a fiber supplement and Mirelax everyday for the rest of my life. I told him that was unacceptable. I ended up 2 weeks later at MD360 hooked up to IVs for dehydration, severe abdominal pains and still couldn’t produce a bowl movement. After that I got on-line and started researching. That led me to Creative Health and Brenda Baker. I can actually say that Brenda was God sent. She has changed my life in so many ways, after changing my diet and starting me on enzymes that my body so desperately needed. I have more energy, my skin and hair look better, I am regular now and I am down 36 pounds….and counting. It so easy talking to Brenda and the encouragement she gives is amazing. This has been a tremendous life changing experience for me and will continue to be. I’m loving how I feel now and so does my husband. Thank you Brenda for changing my life.”
“I have suffered from migraine headaches every day for six years. Since I started working with Brenda, I feel better and my migraines have decreased. I have more energy and my mind is clear. I am very impressed with Brenda’s care, compassion, professionalism and knowledge.”
-Michele Owens, Boiling Springs, SC
“I have loved going to the Creative Health Seminars on ‘ADD/ADHD Your Child and No Meds’ that have been led by Brenda Baker. The atmosphere is very relaxing and I have found that it is very informative. Brenda has done extensive research in this area and I am thankful that she is helping families seek alternatives to drug therapy for our children.”
“I can’t say enough good things about Brenda Baker. She has helped my son so much. He is 15 years old and last year was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Disease. He became so sick that he was home bound from school for a semester last year. I heard about Brenda from a friend and that was an answered prayer. He has been on enzyme and special diet treatment for about 6 weeks now and the changes I am seeing in him are remarkable. He has went from 15 to 22 bathroom visits a day to 2 to 3. He is very much involved in school with marching band and JROTC. My fear was that eventually he would not be able to participate in these things due to his illness. He is doing well this semester with all of his responsibilities and his grades have improved. I am working on taking him off of all his prescription medications. We are so excited with the changes we are seeing. I know he is more excited. I am seeing him transforming from a very sick child who some days would lie on the couch all day feeling so sick, to a normal active teenager. When you look at him, you can even see it in his face. Thank you Brenda for all you do and how much you care. May God continue to allow you to bless people with your knowledge. I truly feel like finding you was the answer to my prayer for my son.”
“Two years ago, I sought professional assistance from Brenda Baker because I was experiencing moderate digestive disruptions. I wanted to get a handle on this situation before it became a bigger problem. Brenda met with me, listened to my story and suggested solutions. Through her diagnostic process, she offered enzymes that not only alleviated my symptoms but healed my inner systems. I no longer have heart burn or problems digesting my food. Being a Wellness Coach, it was important to me that all interventions be natural and healthy for my body. Brenda’s caring, professional care helped me improve my health and overall quality of life. Thank you Brenda!”
“I met Brenda when she gave a presentation at The Senior Action Center. I was struggling with diarrhea and was also concerned about an upcoming trip out of the country. She went out of her way to get me the enzymes and fiber I needed. I have had very good results using the products she recommended.”
Massage Therapy Testimonials…
“Mikah worked with a contagious light hearted ease and his intuitive touch fixed postural problems that had plagued me for years…Thank you Mikah!”
“The massages that I received from Mikah were totally awesome. They helped my body to get back into a straighter posture and I am very glad I went through his program.”
– Wesley Littleton
“I am a full time flight attendant and often experience the pain of not sleeping in my own bed. I had just gotten off a very difficult work week and decided to seek help for my ailing body. I was happy to learn that Mikah had an available spot and immediately booked a full body massage. Upon arrival we immediately sat down and discussed all my pain issues and target areas I wanted to focus on. Mikah had all the oils set out and asked if the music selection was acceptable to me, which it was. He explained to me step by step what will occur so I was aware of what was being worked on. I was immediately relaxed. He targeted all my problem areas, while not forgetting the rest of my body. He made sure the force he was using was acceptable seeing that I had a lot of sensitive areas. Upon completion of the massage, Mikah explained to me what my muscles were telling him, and offered his expert advise to help avoid pain I’ve been experiencing. I left feeling absolutely relaxed and no pain. This also followed me to a great nights rest after a few weeks of none. I highly recommend Mikah for a great experience for your next massage and I myself will be returning!”