We offer a comprehensive holistic approach to helping people facilitate the natural & instinctive healing process of the human body. Though the use of Acupuncture, Nutrition, Food Allergy Testing, Supplements and Natural Hormone Balancing we treat Inflammatory bowel disease, Digestive health, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, asthma, Psoriasis, Excema and other conditions arising from a compromised digestive system. The most important question about your health is: What is stopping your body from healing? Call to schedule a free consultation & evaluation.
|City||Ann Arbor, MI|
|Address||230 Collingwood Dr, Suite 150|
|Phone Number||(734) 222-8210|
The service and the program to help my body and gut was overall amazing and very insightful, but also very pricey. The whole program heavily revolves around you to actually put in the work and time to stick to the diets and supplements and if you can stay with everything it is one of the most rewarding and awakening processes you will ever take part in. The whole program can be taxing on your mental health if you find happiness from eating (such as myself) but Gary Merel acted as a coach who helped me through the whole process of cleansing and rebuilding my body back to where it should be, he provided little tips and tricks to stick with it and keep going. But the whole package of supplements and coaching can be very pricey for some people but in my opinion after the whole process I now have the tools to keep my body and gut in check and to me its completely worth it.
Another thing to keep in mind is that this is not a "normal" doctor visit, its more of a coaching and mentoring service to help you get your body back into a healthy and clean state.
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My experience with Gary and Ann Arbor Holistic Health was fantastic. I turned to holistic health for answers after years of chronic unresolved health issues that were not getting better with traditional medicine methods. I was dealing with chronic sinusitis that gave me two sinus surgeries over an 8 year period. I was fixed in the short term but these sinus inflections continued. I also could not eat anything without taking Prilosec. My acid reflux and gut issues were so bad that if I did not take a 20 or 40mg Prilosec daily I could not keep food down. Constantly taking OTC and prescriptions to deal with both issues. To cap it all off I was extremely close to becoming a type 2 diabetic in the pre-diabetes range.
My diet needed to be revamped even though I thought I had healthy eating tendencies. So with all this baggage I made the appointment to meet with Gary to explore how he could help. I was skeptical simply because everything else had only been a short term fix but was pleasantly surprised at how Gary was immediately able to help. Diagnostic testing that Gary ordered up for me completely opened my eyes to how my body was functioning...and it was functioning poorly. I quickly learned that your gut biome/flora is everything. I followed Gary's Peak Lifestyle program and supplement regiment that was tailored to what my body required to correct itself. Listen though, this was hard mentally because I had to remove all the old habits, study/understand what my test results meant and then make the necessary changes. Old habits die hard I can tell you that. But once you get through the first couple of weeks and the results show up it gets a ton easier. I spent 3-4 months of essentially health rehab with Gary and it paid off. My chronic inflammation occurring in my body and specifically in my sinus/ears went away.
I began weening my self off the Prilosec and began to eat without taking a gut pill everyday. My weight loss is in the 20-25lbs range and I am no longer a "pre-diabetic" I got a retest of my diabetes/insulin resistance at my family medicine practice and she was impressed to see the rating come down as much as it did and the weight I had lost. When I got to Gary I was 6ft and about 220lbs. I'm hovering in the 195-200lb range now. I did not start exercising until the 3rd month which has been mountain biking and walks with my family. Fixing my gut along with revamping the way I eat and view food following Gary's direction worked wonders. The patient resource guide he built for me is something I reference quite often. I would highly recommend anyone with chronic health issues to go see him. I needed help but didn't have the time/knowledge to attempt this on my own and Gary bridged that gap for me perfectly.
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I was impressed by the helpfulness of the whole staff. Gary is extremely knowledgeable and caring.
He was persistent on solving the whole problem. He was also readily available for questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Gary really helped to dial in on my symptoms, and worked to find things my traditional doctors couldn't. I really liked that all of his treatment was based on lab results and science. And the lifestyle changes and treatments recommended are completely doable if you are willing to put a little bit of work in. We went to him with some fertility concerns, and now that I have finished treatment with him, I haven't felt this good in a long time, and I am looking forward to seeing some positive results. Gary has left me in the healthiest, best position possible moving forward.
Gary was able to help my 6 year old daughter (struggling with celiac, hypothyroidism and JRA) turn her health around within 3 months! Her immune system now seems to be working properly and she has gained two pounds already. We couldn't be happier with the results and the service AAHH provided.
My sister suffered from lupus for over 10 years. She had elevated dark-red rashes on one side of her face, covering most of her cheek. Sometimes the rash would show up on her brow bone and on her scalp as well. For many years, she was prescribed the steroid prednisone and had injections on her face around the rash. These drugs had terrible effects on her teeth, where she began to lose them one by one. She also felt tired and exhausted and heavy all the time. Her eyes had to be checked regularly in order to keep taking prednisone, and she started having problems with her vision after many years of taking it.
A little over a year ago, I was looking for a place to take her where she can really get some help, and I found Ann Arbor Holistic Health online with decent reviews. There, we found Gary Merel, who has truly been someone sent from above to help my sister. He explained everything to her about her health and promised that he could get her healthy again. He was always kind, considerate, and very helpful with every visit we made to his office. Gary put my sister on a 6-9 month program that gradually changed her diet, added in many supplements needed based on her bloodwork, and regularly tweaked her regimen until we started to see real progress with her health.
After about 9 months, many things started to improve such as her energy levels, her vision, and back pain that she had for years started to lift. Although, we were still waiting, waiting for the rash to disappear. It wasn’t truly worth it without that. Now… a little over one year later it’s finally gone and we couldn’t be happier with her results. It’s such a great feeling to see her face clear up after so many years of having such a permanent sign of her illness on display, and after doctor’s telling her there’s nothing that can be done about it. My sister is such a kind, generous person and she has the biggest heart, towards everyone. She deserves to be taken care of with just as much respect and kindness that she has for others, and we truly found that here with Gary Merel and his staff. We are very very grateful.
I was not getting the health results I needed from allopathic medicine. My PCP referred me to a dermatologist who then referred me to a rheumatologist who then referred me to a nephrologist. Not one of them had any idea how to properly identify and address my issues.
After meeting Gary and undergoing simple blood and urine tests, it was discovered that I had an overgrowth of candida and leaky gut. Within a few short months, with the proper diet and supplements, all of my issues are resolved. I found him to be extremely efficient at targeting what would or would not work for me. He respected my input and if something wasn't working he was quick to give me an alternative option. The staff is also pleasant and everyone at Ann Arbor Holistic Health made me feel very welcome and comfortable throughout the entire process. I highly recommend them.
After a year of typical medical visits only to be continually told nothing was wrong with me, I made an appointment with Gary. After my initial visit I left knowing that this was the right decision for my health. Gary was confident he could help me root out the cause of my distress and he did. 3 months later, and I am feeling better than I have felt in a very long time. I highly recommend Gary and his staff. You won't regret it.
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Ann Arbor Holistic Health offers a comprehensive holistic approach to helping people facilitate the natural & instinctive healing process of the human body. Though the use of Acupuncture, Supportive Eating Lifestyles, Enzyme Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Supplements and Natural Hormone Balancing we treat Pain Management, Women's Health, Infertility, Chronic Conditions, and Metabolic Disorders. Symptoms do not exist separately from the rest of our bodies. They arise when the body has exhausted its reserves and can no longer compensate for the demands of your life.
When your body's antibodies wage war on your thyroid gland, it causes the autoimmune disorder known as Hashimoto's disease. Living with this condition is exhausting, draining, and can feel insurmountable. This attack on your thyroid, however, can be overcome with holistic care and support. Hashimoto's disease begins as hyperthyroidism. The chronic inflammation that results from the immune system's attack of the thyroid gland makes the gland leak and the body experiences excess thyroid hormones.