“This is not just for people dealing with serious or chronic illness, but for anyone wanting to explore reaching optimal health and to focus on prevention!”
I found myself getting support at Healthy Connections in a rather roundabout way. In other words, I thought of myself as pretty healthy, and not really in need of functional medicine. I didn’t have any extreme health or gut issues presenting… at least not that I knew of…so why get checked out? When I look back now, my energy was very off, and my sleep wasn’t “ideal”. I attributed this to mid-life and thinking “this is what happens” and it became my new normal. My relationship with Healthy Connections grew out of wanting to help a friend with cancer – I needed to find out the microbial makeup of my gut. After some tests and meeting with Dr. Horacek there was actually a bit going on in my gut that I would never have known about until it developed into worse symptoms or disease. Dr Horacek also looked at my DNA makeup and suggested some ways to be proactive in supporting both my gut and brain health as I grow older. Ater just a couple weeks of being on a prescribed dietary cleanse from Heather Nielsen, and starting on specific supplements for my individual needs, the difference in my energy and sleep were rather dramatic. I am now a firm believer and advocate for functional medicine. This is not just for people dealing with serious or chronic illness, but for anyone wanting to explore reaching optimal health and to focus on prevention. Both Heather Nielsen and Dr. Horacek are incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate healthcare professionals. We are so fortunate to have their services in our community.
“Heather and Dr Jeff are a Powerful Team! “
My serendipitous discovery of functional medicine, and specifically Dr Jeff and Heather, was a life changer. I had been suffering with hives for a couple of years, with no hope in sight. They are a powerful team – their patience, wealth of knowledge, and unique approach put me on a supported self-healing path that has not only ‘cured’ my hives, but has me leading a healthier lifestyle that I’m confident will slow the course of my underlying auto-immune conditions. Before joining Healthy Connections I had never even heard of ‘leaky gut’ – I’m now a zealous believer in the power of food to heal.
“I love how their approach is holistic and looks at all parts of me and my life.”
I came to Jeff and Heather due to my elevated cholesterol, which puzzled me since I am very healthy and live an active and balanced lifestyle. Jeff ordered an advanced blood test not available from my primary care provider, which illustrated that I have two genetic markers for high cholesterol. No matter how healthy I live, it will be elevated. Jeff also noticed a high level of inflammation in my body which, combined with elevated cholesterol, can lead to stroke. This was concerning but he had solutions. He suggested I do a “reset” diet for a month and then reintroduce foods into my diet to see what was causing the inflammation. One month later, I have never felt better in my life! I have more energy, I sleep better, and best of all, my mind feels so clear! I love how their approach is holistic and looks at all parts of me and my life. Working with both Jeff and Heather is a delight since they are such kind, caring people and extremely smart and knowledgeable.
“Dr. Horacek is an outstanding doctor, caring and compassionate, not to mention extremely competent.”
Dr. Horacek is an outstanding doctor, caring and compassionate, not to mention extremely competent. For the past seven years he’s been so helpful in managing my diabetes and my general health, always taking the time to explain issues and options in a clear, positive way. Thanks to Dr. Horacek, I’m living a healthier and happier life both physically and mentally.”
“It’s with strong passion and conviction to provide a testimonial for both Dr. Jeffrey Horacek and Heather Nielsen.”
It’s with strong passion and conviction to provide a testimonial for both Dr. Jeffrey Horacek and Heather Nielsen.
Dr. Horacek has been my physician for the past five years and Heather Nielsen as my diabetic coach during that same period of time. Both have been nothing short of a God Send!! They’ve transformed my “out of control diabetes” into manageable and healthy level by infusing Dr. Horacek Functional Medicine approach of both Western and Eastern Medicine. I’m a person who prefers using a naturopathic approach versus always depending on big pharma for my medical issues. In addition, Dr. Horacek and Heather Nielsen are the most caring thoughtful and passionate medical practitioners I know and always provide me 110% to every visit. They take the time to listen to my concerns and I never feel like I’m being rushed out of their offices. I’m proud to provide this testimonial to two of the best folks I know. The are the best of the best!!
“I appreciate Dr. Horacek’s holistic approach to health and wellness.”
I appreciate Dr. Horacek’s holistic approach to health and wellness. He takes the time to listen and thoroughly evaluate any health concerns I may have. He also brings a balanced perspective to conversations I have with other specialist providers and helps me make decisions about any aspect of my health. He is kind, committed to excellent care and staying on top of the latest medical information, and truly cares about his patients as whole people.
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