The NHCAA Practitioners

The NHCAA Practitioners

This blog is part 7 in a series of 8 that make up Chapter 1 of my eBook called “Healthcare The Way Mother Nature Intended!”.

Who we are and WHY we do what we do.

Darren Schmidt, Doctor of Chiropractic
Darren Schmidt, D.C.

I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and the other practitioners at the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor.

I started studying nutrition in 1993 with the goal of getting people well quickly and inexpensively. I became a Doctor of Chiropractor who focuses on nutrition in 1997. Ever since then, I’ve been good at identifying the leaders in the nutrition field, learning from them, and then applying that to my patients. I can innovate and combine information from the past to the present knowledge. I also like to teach doctors and patients in a way that is understandable.

I am always looking for results- nothing matters more than the result of achieving wellness. Over these years, I have treated tens of thousands of patients but as an office, we have treated hundreds of thousands of patients. We all have thousands of testimonials showing fantastic, life-changing outcomes. Every week without fail, at our staff meeting, we share new success stories of patients whose lives have been improved. The patients that find us are accustomed to years of unnecessary suffering which is a shame because it doesn’t have to be that way. Once they complete their health improvement plan and move onto maintenance, their life is transformed. 

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Let me introduce you to the other practitioners in the office…

Kerry Cradit, BS Nutrition & Food Science

Kerry Cradit, BS Nutrition and Food Science
Kerry Cradit

Kerry Cradit, BS Nutrition & Food Science – graduated from Madonna University in Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science. She worked at The University of Michigan Health System as a Dietitian Assistant and then transitioned into a more holistic approach to nutrition. She is also a Certified Pilates Instructor.

Kerry initially came to the office as a patient. And, after quickly seeing results for herself she started working at The Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor in 2007. She began working for Dr. Schmidt as his Clinical Assistant. And, in 2011 after completing more training, Kerry started seeing her own patients. 

Kerry loves to work with moms and kids to get future generations interested in real health and enlighten them about nutrition as a solution. And, she views all patients as a unique puzzle that needs to be solved and loves being the person to put it together.

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Kristen Clore, Occupational Therapist

Kristen Clore, OTRL
Kristen Clore

Kristen Clore, OTRL – is an occupational therapist currently earning her Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine and quantum physics. Because of her diverse education and clinical training across the lifespan, she enjoys seeing patients of all ages and all conditions, including genetic, and chronic or acute conditions of all types. She especially enjoys working with those individuals who haven’t had success in routine treatment approaches, or want an opportunity for better outcomes than what is traditionally projected. 

She experienced her own health devastation in her childhood and young adult years when leaning on western medicine and the Standard American Diet to solve her health problems. Her primary goal is to help as many people possible to break free from the current unhealthy trends sold to us by the media and society. These trends lead to the unnecessary acceptance of medication to suppress or artificially energize our body and ultimately lead to a diminished lifestyle, diminished function, and diminished independence.  

Her personal health transformation is the reason she pursued natural, non-pharmacological interventions to approach health and well-being and wants to help others to transform their lives as well.

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Amanda Childress, Doctor of Pharmacy

Amanda Childress, PharmD
Amanda Childress

Dr. Amanda Childress is a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) but left behind her pharmacy career in pursuit of natural methods that heal the body as opposed to maintaining a state of disease as most pharmaceuticals do. Since 2010, Dr. Amanda has cultivated her new profession of Holistic Pharmacy by combining her extensive knowledge of nutrition, herbs and natural supplements with her expertise in biochemistry and pharmacology. Dr. Amanda’s specialized knowledge allows her to help individuals heal from, and in many cases, safely wean off of pharmaceuticals. Dr. Amanda works with a diverse array of health conditions ranging from mild to severe; however, her special areas of interest are  ADHD and other focus issues, women’s hormonal health imbalances such as PCOS and Hashimoto’s, gut health and migraine headaches.

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Taggy Bensaid, Naturopathic Doctor

Taggy Bensaid, Naturopath Doctor
Taggy Bensaid

Dr. Taggy Bensaid, ND is a traditional naturopathic doctor and a perinatal educator. She is originally from Morocco and her first trip to the US was as a young teenager who came here on a mission with Operation Smile to help kids her age and younger to get their smile back.  She fell in love with helping people at a very young age and studied pre-med with internships at NYU, Mt Sinai Hospital, and Casablanca Public Hospital. Her personal positive results with hormone imbalance, high-risk pregnancy, and her previous work with children, grew her interest in perinatal, female hormones, and kid’s health and finding real solutions.  She helps her patients get to the root cause of their symptoms by listening and supporting their body, not by fighting against it. She teaches her patients to trust their body’s amazing ability to heal while she guides them through the journey. 

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As an office, we are not hindered by corporate barriers, insurances, nor professional peer pressure. We are more concerned about helping you than we are about “not looking weird”. 

The only thing that matters is you getting well. I will always win that argument.

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Better Health Without Drugs

Better Health Without Drugs

This blog is part 6 in a series of 8 that make up Chapter 1 of my eBook called “Healthcare The Way Mother Nature Intended!”.

Drugs Block Biochemical Reactions

drugs interfere with the normal rhythms of the body

The battle between drug-based medicine and the health improvement approach goes back to biblical times. The word “pharmacy” comes from the Greek word pharmakia which means “poison, sorcery, witchcraft”. It is a distraction from true healthcare- caring for your health so it gets better and better over time. 

Drugs are designed to block biochemical reactions from occurring in the body. As an example, there are about a dozen steps in the body to make cholesterol. A cholesterol-lowering drug blocks this early in the process of the steps. The drug is a molecule that blocks another molecule. Its effectiveness is futile like trying to shoot a bullet out of the air with another bullet.

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Rather than this, it is better to just focus on the causes which could be your diet. A ketogenic diet is the best way to get your cholesterol numbers back in line. Learn how to improve your health without drugs with help from the NHCAA.

Pharma vs. Mother Nature

In 75 years, pharma has been able to patent only a small number of therapies- 1,453 drugs.  

mother nature herbs heal the body

Compare this to the millions upon billions of chemicals known and unknown supplied to us by Mother Nature. These, from the proper sources, are what is needed to heal.

The bottom line is this battle between health improvement and pharmacy will be around forever and the only person who can do anything about it is you. Now that you know the history, you can control your future. 

When it comes to achieving optimal health and living the life you deserve, we provide you with the tools, knowledge, and lifestyle choices to make this happen. It’s about taking back control of your health and your future. 

If you are not applying the best diet for your body and if you are constantly stressed and putting huge demands on your body, it doesn’t take a nuclear physicist to work out that at some point, something is going to break.

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How We Work With You Towards Better Health

We work with you to create the optimal health improvement program that helps to create the “Ideal Scene” for you in the future.

If your body is suffering from parasites or other nasty organisms that could be causing you harm, then we eliminate them and bring back your energy levels. 

If your body is suffering from chemical or heavy metal toxins then we detox them out and get you feeling amazing. 

As your intestines are cleaned out; normal bowel movements become – well, normal!

Your cells clean out, your organs get fed, your mitochondria get fed and your body restores back to producing ketones as its energy source. 

As a result you naturally:

+ Return back to your normal weight+ Strong Muscles
+ Have high energy levels+ Clear Brain…
+ Sleep SoundAnd any other chronic issues, such as pain, is gone.

This is your ideal scene. 

Get Your Health Back To Normal

better health through natural remedies

As your body restores back to its natural levels and your life returns back to the way it used to be, you will be pleasantly surprised to realize that your old habits of depending on conventional medicine start to diminish and instead medicine is used appropriately – for emergencies only!

These are the results we see every day from treating hundreds of thousands of patients over many years. And now we really want this to be part of your normal, your new life. In return, all we want is for you to give us a try and that starts with a simple phone call. Feel free to continue your learning experience by reading this eBook, or trying out some of our online courses. Either way, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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You Recieve Special Attention From Us

A lot of patients come in very confused about how to approach their diet. They’ve been taught to “reduce portions”, “avoid fat”, “low calorie”, “eat all the colors of the rainbow”, and avoid certain foods due to allergies. 

These suggestions, whether from a doctor or a broad public recommendation, are frankly too broad and not good enough. 

Later in this eBook, I’ll go over an equation I use to break this down into understandable parts. From this equation, we can get very specific to tailor your diet into your individualized care plan. 

Everyone is familiar with “fad diets”. They are mostly meant to lose weight fast but are impossible to maintain. 

In the long term, a successful diet has basic tenants that are true for everyone. We establish the basic rules then we make a plan with specific recommendations for your body. 

One of the things to work on initially is to cut back on sugar. This is not always a fast action, but ultimately we get there. There comes a point when you do not crave sugar and when you eat it, you feel worse.

Detox The Real, Effective Way

Detox The Real, Effective Way

This blog is part 5 in a series of 8 that make up Chapter 1 of my eBook called “Healthcare The Way Mother Nature Intended!”.

detox the effective way with real herbs, vitamins and minerals

5 Main Categories of Supplements

Let’s look at the 5 main categories of supplements before we talk about detoxing.

Historically, vitamins were discovered and researched beginning in 1912 through the 1930s. At first, they were known to be found in foods, in groups. Later, they were isolated into “synthetic” vitamins. As the vitamins were isolated and sold as individual chemicals, they became less potent.

Herbs have been part of human evolution since the very beginning.

Glandular supplements come from the tradition of eating nose to tail after hunting. 

Minerals are very important and can be found in a wide variety of products but Celtic sea salt and low carb organic food are the first sources.

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The “Special Dirt” category of supplements is an old discovery. Ancient tribes would consume clay if they needed to drink filthy water. Charcoal has been used as a filter for a long time. However, recently there are phenomenal innovations…

In the dirt, there are nutrients called fulvic acid and humic acid. These help plants acquire minerals from the soil. If you consume these two nutrients, they deliver carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen to your cells. These 3 elements are 96% of your body’s structure. They also detoxify heavy metals, chemicals, and radioactive elements. They are the best detoxifiers in all of science. 

special dirt can provide a benefit for detoxing the real way

Here is yet another example of the extreme lack of knowledge in the field of health improvement.

Googling DETOX

You only have to google the word “Detox” to find thousands of so-called Gurus offering the latest smoothies, detox organic chocolate flavor, 3-day juice cleanse, 10-day ultra-detox plan and the list goes on forever…

Then you go to WebMD and they tell you that detox occurs naturally within your body and all you have to do is drink juice…

This has to stop!

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Fruit Smoothies

A fruit and vegetable smoothie or “drinking more water” pales into insignificance when compared to the actual truth and what it takes to properly detox your body. 

our goal is get the toxins out the most effective way

As an example, I have been detoxing my body for more than 4 years now and still, I’m expelling nasty toxins…

And believe me – there is no smoothie out there that could ever come close to the products made by one of my favorite companies. They are designed by their clinical researchers who have teamed up with quantum physicists who understand body function down to the electron!   

This is the top-notch professionalism I incorporate into my patients’ health improvement programs and this is why they get such amazing results. 

What’s frustrating is this: there is so much research and talk on drugs compared to a lack in natural health care.

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Drugs Do Not Help Detox the Real, Effective Way

Cholesterol-reducing drugs have been studied since the 1980s and they were based on a falsehood from the 1950s. Their effectiveness is less than 1% yet medicine still pushes them while avoiding all the other subjects that are so much more important! 

Medical schools are teaching their students all about drugs, drugs, and more drugs and ignoring how to improve health. 

What’s important to understand is that you can’t just jump into a detox program. You have to prepare your body for it by having a good diet, increasing energy production, opening the drainage channels, and clearing out parasites. 
Think of detox prep as long term! It is the opposite of the way we think now with urgent care centers, “24- hour relief”, and popping a pill for a symptom. You are increasing your health slowly every day. You are not relying on other people such as a drug based doctor who doesn’t specialize in health improvement. Contact us to learn more about how to prepare for a detox.

7 Improving Health Steps That Are Applicable And Doable

7 Improving Health Steps That Are Applicable And Doable

This blog is part 4 in a series of 8 that make up Chapter 1 of my eBook called “Healthcare The Way Mother Nature Intended!”.

Our 7 Improving Health Steps Without Drugs

7 improving health steps without drugs

It’s not really our fault that our health is so poor. The whole system is designed to keep you unhealthy. There is an extreme lack of knowledge in the field of health improvement. There is quite frankly, too much information on drugs compared to natural health improvement. 

As an example, everyone knows you “should” take a pain-killing drug if you have pain, but no one knows what foods cause pain or prevent it from going away. Foods like refined grains and vegetable oils cause pain. Chemicals in plants such as oxalates in spinach, gluten in grains, lectins in beans can cause pain. Foods like meat and liver stop the pain. 

We grow up being told that drugs fix you; without drugs, you die. This is true in the Emergency Room or to save your life, but this stops us from trying to prevent chronic illness. 

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We take it as normal that a large percentage of the population is suffering from chronic disease such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cancer, mental problems, and overweight. 

And we take it as normal that the answer is “Take a Drug”.

It is up to you to build the foundation of your own health.

There are 7 applicable and doable steps to improving health. I have been studying natural healthcare since 1993 and have seen many of these systems. Most of them are weak and not doable. However, these 7 steps are the most clinically appropriate and they get the best results. 

Trust me on this… 

When I consult with a patient, I am thinking with ALL the supplements I have ever studied. I am thinking with ALL the possible dietary modifications I have ever known and seen. 

It’s not like I read an article or took a weekend seminar and now it’s the “new thing” or “latest trend” that everyone needs to take. My approach is based on the best of the best and it will continue to get better.

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How to Improve Your Health Naturally in 7 Steps:

diet is one of the 7 improving health steps

1)   Diet

There are many diets I use and may recommend but the most common diet is the low carb diet. Our modern food supply is high in carbohydrates and sugar and this is without a doubt the biggest cause of chronic disease. The consumption of vegetable oils (seed oils) is a close second.

2)   Increase in Energy Production

The energy of your body is made inside mitochondria which are inside your cells. We have the technology to increase this energy production. This technology includes herbs and specific detoxification supplements. Without this abundant energy production, all else is for naught. 

3) Drainage

Drainage is the natural process the body does to clean itself. The organs most involved in drainage are (in order) the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, and sinuses. However, let’s not forget about the lymphatic system- it is the sewer system of the body that is working all the time and I am forever helping people enhance this system. 

4) Parasites In The Intestines

You probably have parasites in your intestines! How do I know this? Because you live on planet earth. The best supplements I have ever seen to clean out parasites were released onto the market in 2016. At the very least, taking these supplements will clean your intestines of other things that don’t belong in there. 

5) Body Parasites

These are organisms throughout your body from head to toe. They could be hiding in your sinuses, brain, feet, fingers, lymph, anywhere. They have to come out after the intestines have been cleaned.

6) Systemic Detoxification of Heavy Metals, Chemicals, and Radioactive Elements. 

The toxins mentioned here need to come out after parasites are removed. Why? Because parasites hold onto these toxins. A parasitic worm can hold onto 5 or 6 times its body weight in heavy metals!

The radioactive elements include uranium from the Cold War era and Radium which is a byproduct of uranium and is 3,000 times more dangerous. Half the population of the U.S. is drinking water with excessively high amounts of radium. No one talks about this but it is a major health crisis and there are solutions. 

7) Organisms INSIDE The Cells.

Improve health with step number 7. Get organisms out.

“Lyme Disease” is a catch-all phrase that describes organisms that live inside your cells. There are about 80 of them and they hate living in the bloodstream although they could live inside red blood cells. They can enter your body through a mosquito bite then they drive themselves deep into your body where there is less blood such as the central nervous system and joints. Therefore, people who have “Lyme” get horrible fatigue and joint pain commonly as part of their symptoms.  

As You Go Through The 7 Improving Health Steps

As I guide people through these 7 steps, the positive changes occur at different times for different people.  Some greatly benefit from phase 1 or the beginning phases of care and we spend most of our initial time there. Other people may be eliminating parasites in the intermediate phases for many, many months with great results. Others get tremendous relief of arthritis in phase 7 or an advanced phase. Each phase is very important but one or more may be more important for you. 

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How do you know which step you’ll get the most benefit from? 

Go through all the 7 applicable and doable phases appropriately – in order – and find out by experiencing them. 

The top 2 tools for healing are diet and supplements.
Let’s break down the subject of supplements so you have a good understanding of this very important tool.

There are 5 categories of supplements:

  • Vitamins to make positive changes occur within the body
  • Minerals form the structure of your body
  • “Special Dirt” for detoxification
  • Glandulars to feed your organs
  • Herbs to help kickstart positive biochemical changes

These actions are not magical fairy dust, they are incredible tools Mother Nature has used since the beginning of time to keep life going optimally.

Apply these 7 applicable and doable steps and you will be on your path to optimal health!

How The NHCAA Is Different From Other Doctors

How The NHCAA Is Different From Other Doctors

This blog is part 3 in a series of 8 that make up Chapter 1 of my eBook called “Healthcare The Way Mother Nature Intended!”.

We treat patients differently than other doctors. Our different approach has some fundamentals:

The NHCAA id different because we provide the utmost support for healing 24/7
Excellent service and support on your health journey.
  1. We know your body can heal itself.
  2. Our practitioners use the 2 most powerful tools given to us by Mother Nature- diet and supplements.
  3. We monitor and make changes quickly to continue the increase in your health.
  4. Our therapies do not have nasty side effects like medications do.
  5. We can use multiple supplements all at once without any harm since they are concentrated foods. The benefits are compounded.
  6. We have the knowledge and ability to utilize many different diets. We find the right food combination that best suits your body, unlike some practitioners who can only recommend one diet.

Combining all of these fundamentals makes your results outstanding. Since there are no drugs, you are avoiding unwanted side effects and it’s easy to get positive results whether you come to the office or talk to us on the phone.

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Side Effects Happen When Your Body Is Healing

The only side effects you could experience are wanted side effects.

For example, if you are cleansing your body of parasites you may have fatigue for a day. Then the next day a 12 inch worm comes out. This side-effect has happened to some of my patients. 

Ketosis may have some side effects and if you get them, we know you are deficient in minerals.

Detoxification of metals has caused bowel movements to smell nasty– a side effect that shows it is working.

The nhcaa is different because detoxing is part of the healing process

Detoxification of chemicals can make your urine smell like chemicals- another side effect that we want to have. We actually had a patient whose urine turned blue for a week!

Another wanted side effect is increased sweating. Multiple patients have reported that now their skin sweats whereas they couldn’t sweat for many years. They can now sweat a normal amount when it is appropriate. 

The way we think regarding the care of your health works face to face or over the phone. We have talked to people all around the world; in all the continents except Antarctica so far. 

The NHCAA Offers Phone Visits, Which Is Different

We set up the phone visits in groups of three.

The first call is 30 minutes and follow-up calls are 20 minutes. Depending on what you need, we can talk to you 4 to 5 weeks after your first call or sooner. After that, if your program is going well, we may talk to you in 6 weeks and we spread the visits out further as time goes on.  

A maintenance schedule would be one phone call every 4 to 6 months. 

We ship supplements all over the world or they can be picked up locally.

We also have a “travel package” where people fly in for 3 visits in 2 days or a “heart travel package” which is 5 visits in 3 days. These travel packages can be at the beginning of your program with us or they can occur many months after you have already talked to us on the phone.

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The NHCAA is different from other doctors because we aim for the Ideal Scene for your health.

We try to be flexible with your schedule and at the same time accomplish what you need for your health improvement. We set up an “ideal scene” for your visits and try to accomplish it. For some people, it is ideal to see us once a week for 4 weeks, then every other week for the next two months. Regarding others, I talk to them on the phone and our next phone call isn’t for another two months. 

With all our patients, it is important to study our material. We have courses, lectures, e-books, and social media posts. What we are trying to impart is a new culture or mindset to you regarding healthcare. 

This new mindset is actually old! It is the long-term healthcare approach from 90 years ago, prior to the pharmaceutical takeover beginning after WW2. Modern medicine’s approach is very short term. So, to increase your health over time, the older model is applied. 

Just changing your diet and taking supplements is part of the program. But learning why you are doing it, the history, and some physiology is very helpful and is also part of your program.

Moving Forward To Improve Your Health

Or office is different because we want you to remain focused on accomplishing vital health

If you would like to move forward and take advantage of this opportunity, please call 734-302-7575 to schedule your phone appointment, make the payment, and receive the New Patient Paperwork. Feel free to email [email protected] to inquire as well.

The best approach or mentality to have for your overall healthcare is to focus on what you are doing between doctor’s visits. If you are doing healthy things, your health will improve and the MD visits will be boring. There are no bad things to report and there are no dangerous drugs to take. 

If you are unsuccessful in improving your health, you get a bad report card – an “F” – and you end up on drugs as a “punishment”. The psychiatric drugs, heart meds, diabetes, and pain drugs can typically be replaced with an AWESOME health improvement program. I call this Hardcore Holistic Nutrition. 

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How The NHCAA Is Different

If you take care of yourself daily with proper diet, supplements, and herbs you get legitimate health benefits which means the urgency to visit your MD is reduced and when you do, you get an “A+” result.

Be responsible so you don’t end up taking drugs as “punishment”. We can guide you through your health journey and we keep you accountable to us so you get good results.

Form New Habits

Nhcaa is different because we aim to get people to feel their best.

The ultimate goal is to change your habits. Healthy habits to be natural. You won’t have to think about what to do to be healthy. You will automatically find yourself wanting to do it. This means you start going to the best grocery stores, you understand how you feel after eating certain foods. This means it begins to feel natural to walk down the correct aisles and pick the best food. 

You want to continue to move towards your optimal health so taking supplements 3 times a day becomes a normal part of life. You will find it easier to establish an exercise routine that you enjoy because your energy levels will be so much higher. These new habits help to build a healthier lifestyle that ultimately leads you towards achieving your optimal health goals and enjoying a longer happier life.

Every person most certainly needs a different combination of diet and supplements. 

The possibilities are endless, but we are addressing specific immune system support, toxin removal, organ support, and all the possibilities within these categories. There are also multiple diets we could recommend and we are considering all of them, not just the latest diet we read about online. 

Our Office Provides The Best Solution For You!

The office stocks around 800 different products in our inventory and we are thinking with EACH ONE when we make recommendations for you. We are thinking with all possibilities of diet and supplements. We got your back!

Out of all the possible therapies and combinations of products and diets, we know what to give you based on the answers that you provide when we ask about your history. This timeline history gives us a good understanding of your symptoms in chronological order with possible causes.

If you are a patient who is visiting the office – we include a muscle testing procedure. This procedure is quick, non-invasive, and very informative. It gets very specific and helps us determine which organs need help, why, and how to fix them with the goal of real health improvement.

Common Symptoms and How Health Visits Work at The NHCAA

Common Symptoms and How Health Visits Work at The NHCAA

This blog is part 2 in a series of 8 that make up Chapter 1 of my eBook called “Healthcare The Way Mother Nature Intended!”.

Five Common Health Symptoms We See Our Patients Have

Man feeling depressed, overweight, and no motivation.

When coming in for their first health visit at The NHCAA, the patients that see me have one or more of 5 very common health symptoms but there are many more.

The 5 common symptoms are:

  • Pain
  • Overweight
  • Depression
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Fatigue


The pain is usually longer than 3 months old, meaning it’s chronic. The pain is a signal from your body trying to tell us something. We just need to decipher it. 

This pain can be anywhere in the body. It includes headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, and abdominal pain. This pain could be caused by past physical traumas that aren’t healing, a bad diet, or it is a side effect of medications.

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We use pain in a beneficial way to determine where to go with your health improvement plan. It opens the door to lead us into a solution for the most urgent conditions. 


Being overweight or obese is not a disease but rather a symptom from several potential causes. Eating too much fat or carbohydrates, medications, toxicity, or hormonal imbalance can cause the symptom of weight gain or inability to lose weight.   


Depression is a lack of happiness or worse. Many people think their depression is “just me” or “it’s just how I am” but there are causes of depression that we can address nutritionally. 

We expect the depression to lift over the course of the first few weeks or months as your body gets healthier. A healthy brain occurs along with the body. Just remember, depression is not a death sentence requiring daily poisonous medications. It is a signal from your body that something needs help. Our job is to decipher the signal. 

We can help you if you lack motivation or are depressed.

The lack of motivation is the inability either mentally or physically to get started on a project like vacuuming the house or changing habits such as stopping sugar. I’ve had people tell me that their brain wants to get started on a project, but their body doesn’t follow. Likewise, people have told me their body feels healthy, but they just don’t have the mental motivation to start something new-and they are not depressed. 

Lack of Motivation:

If we don’t figure out the signal called lack of motivation, that is a huge barrier to healing because it can prevent someone from tackling the project of improving their health. 


Fatigue might be the most common symptom people come to me with. There are different types of fatigue that come from different areas of the body. Is your fatigue from the adrenal glands, cerebellum, heart, or diet? This question needs to be figured out so we can open the door for healing.

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How Health Visits Work

When you decide to contact the office, we will discuss dates and help you book your appointment. Typically we run with a 4-week waiting list which means the sooner you contact the office the sooner you can book in a slot. We have many different options for appointments. If you live local, come into the office. If you are not, you can do a Distance Phone Appointment or we have a Travel Package where you come to our office for intensive visits over 3-5 days. 

Along with the regular administrative paperwork, we have you fill out a health survey so we can better understand your health. This survey was designed by me to get a greater understanding of your health and symptoms. This survey is a great tool for us to know what we are starting with. Getting this back to us quickly is an important step. 

The NHCAA front desk performs a lot of tasks to help you get your health back

Watch Dr. Schmidt Videos

My front desk staff will also send you a list of educational videos to watch. It is important that you watch these videos. There are 5 videos and watching these will greatly enhance and improve your healing journey. 

First Health Visit

When you come into the office, we first perform a computer test called the Heart Sound Recorder which measures your overall health through your heart function.

Then we ask you about your health history in the form of a timeline. It is called Timeline History. We are looking for symptoms and dates when they occurred. We are looking to see if there are an identifiable cause and effect. 

After the Timeline History, we perform the “muscle testing” procedure to find out what your body has to say. The muscle testing procedure tells us which organs need help, why, and how to fix them.

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Second Visit – Report of Findings

The above occurs during the first visit, called the New Patient Visit. This is where we gather information. The second visit is called the Report Of Findings Visit where we give you a report of our findings. In other words, we tell you everything we found, our assessment, and we explain how the program works including timing between visits, costs, and what we expect of you. 

We talk about your diet at the end of each health visit.

Once you understand the journey and what is entailed, we start together on your health improvement program.

Long Distance Patient Health Visit

If you are a long-distance patient and we are talking over the phone, we do not do the computer test or muscle testing procedure. We rely on symptoms as indicators to know how your body is working. Another very important tool is called monitoring which means seeing how your body responds once you make a change. For example, if you start a supplement and feel better, we know that it is working and you should stay on it. If you change your diet and feel worse, we need to address that appropriately. 

A long-distance patient still gets amazing results because we have viewpoints and tools that other doctors don’t have.