Aaron Lambert is a 1995 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a recent graduate of NY Chiropractic College's Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition program. After a health scare at age 30, he started to explore the role of nutrition in building excellent health. This interest lead him to become certified as a Nutritional Educator through the National Institute of Whole Health. In addition, he completed the most advanced level of training for Nutrition Response Testing (NRT). During his time learning NRT, Aaron studied under the developer of NRT, Dr. Freddie Ulan. Aaron worked with his sister, Tara, at the Nutritional Wellness Center in Ithaca as the Client Advocate. After 5 years, a wonderful opportunity presented itself and he opened the Whole Health Nutrition Center, LLC in Endicott in November of 2012.
I have not always been as healthy as I am today. While I was generally considered quite healthy growing up, there were many underlying health issues that continued to get worse as I entered my twenties and early thirties. Below is the list of health concerns that I had around age 30.
What was it like before you came in to see us?
My health issues began at a very young age with stomach aches, headaches and sleeplessness. In my teens I struggled with endometriosis, anemia, chronic headaches and yeast infections and a bout with Mononucleosis from which I felt I could never fully recover. A lot of my symptoms came and went so my doctors often attributed my issues to stress and some even said that it was "all in my head."
In my early 20's I struggled with IBS and later in my 20's fibromyalgia and depression. I was getting sicker yet I consistently tested as "healthy" with the conventional medical community. So I began to seek more natural methods of care in my early 30's - after I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism.
I had found some relief with homeopathy but how it worked was a still a mystery to me. Although I was aware of what I ate, I was not aware of how my misconceptions about healthy eating were at the root of my health issues.
After my first child seemed to be born with tooth decay, I was introduced to Weston Price and I started learning about whole food nutrition. I realized that our diets were leaving me and my family under-nourished and toxic. I began incorporating organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, raw-dairy and healthy fats; as well as developing an understanding of what a true nutrient-rich diet looked like. Yet, I struggled to incorporate it into our daily eating habits, especially when spending time with family. At the end of my third pregnancy I suddenly developed multiple health issues including a mysterious rash, severe eczema on my hands and face, constant weight loss, dizziness, extreme fatigue, painful digestive issues and headaches.
For almost two years, I was able to reduce my symptoms with the help of homeopathy, naturopathy, essential oils and a lot of trial and error. Despite all of my efforts, including liver detox and following a strict gluten and dairy-free diet, I was still not absorbing nutrients. I felt as though I was going to lose my life if I didn't get help soon.
How is it now?
The NRT that Aaron uses was what drew me to Whole Health Nutrition Center. I wanted to stop taking shots in the dark with my health. Since working with Aaron I have been able to take control of my health. He provided me with the missing information, whole food choices and support that I needed. I am now able to make better food choices about the grains and sugars that I was so addicted to. I am finally healing and have begun to thrive again. My energy and vitality have returned and I have truly taken control of my health.
What was it like before you came to see us?
When I started seeing Aaron my energy level was very low and I always felt tired especially in the middle of the day. Along with having no energy, I had horrible headaches & migraines that were a huge part of my life for many years. I also had frequent pain in my kidneys/adrenal glands that I experience when I had a lot of stress and anxiety. Probably the worst of all of these problems was my menstrual cycle that dates back to when I was about 15 years old. That included extreme cramping, bloating and headaches so extreme I could not function.
How is it now?
After seeing Aaron I have cut out sugar and gluten from my diet and have been taking daily supplements. Since this change my life has been drastically different. Even in the first 6 months with Aaron I stopped having the afternoon tiredness and I have so much more energy. My energy level is better even in the mornings, and I am not a morning person!
My headaches/migraines are just about non-existent along with the kidney/adrenal gland pain. My menstrual cycle is still a work in progress but I am on the right track and feel so much better. When I started working with Aaron my life took a 180 and for the first time in my life I feel good.