Valerie Nelson, Naturopathic Doctor, Board Certified

Valerie Nelson, Naturopathic Doctor, Board Certified
Abundant Life Wellness 237 Skyview Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

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I became ill back in Dec. after a very simple, (so I was told) surgery. Knee scope…. I was told a week to 10 days recovery. Around 2 weeks later my upper body started to decline -- my arms and hands became very weak. I told my knee surgeon and he told me that my knees don’t have any thing to do with my arms. But I said I wasn’t like this before the surgery. He sent me to physical therapy, after going to that for a couple of weeks the physical therapist said he didn’t know what was wrong as I wasn’t making progress. Back to my PC and he noticed that I was losing weight 25 pounds in one month. He sent me to get a colonoscopy which came back good. Then he sent me to a blood doctor which he did many of tests, which all came back good. He was grasping at straws and when he mentioned for me to get a bone marrow I was shocked -- I had Knee scope I didn’t need bone marrow. I told my daughter who had to drive me to all these Dr.’s because I was unable to put my arms up to hold the steering wheel to take me to the nearest bar -- I need a long island ice tea!! Let me tell you , during this time not only did I lose weight, I was losing my faith and questioning -- why me??! I had to quit my job because of the pain (I am only in my fifties and should not be feeling this way! – like I am ninety!) I could not clean my house, even wring out a washcloth or pull my hair in a ponytail!!! Then one night at my daughter’s church, South Hills Bible Chapel, they had an event called “Funky Friday” - an outing for women. Both my daughters were going and asked me to go. I haven’t been social in over a month. I went and met Dr. Valerie- She did a demo on her detox foot bath. I was amazed! I listened to her speak about the parasites and toxic overload and how they can affect your body. It was so interesting. She also spoke about God and how He designed our bodies. Afterwards I approached her and asked if she could help me. She said she would like to see me. So I emailed her for an appointment. After I saw the stuff in my foot bath I was shocked, then she examined my glands and helped me get on track with nutrients -–such as the herbal medicines. Amazing-- I started to feel and look better. Dr. Valerie, she’s not only helped me to feel physically better, she also prayed over me and helped to restore my faith in God. I continue to go to get my foot baths and I learn something new each time. Sometimes its little simple things like where to store your pills to keep them fresh. After seeing Dr. Valerie, I can now go back to work, clean my own house and am feeling much better. To this day the medical doctors still don’t know what happen to me. But Dr. Valerie knew I needed to clean my body and mind. I thank God for her and I thank God for my daughters & husband. Thank you for what you did, what you said, and who you are. PS -- I am back to riding motorcycles with my husband. It has now been over 2 years and my health is still very good.
by M. Lacey
XXX.XXX.193.189
by Anonymous
XXX.XXX.245.78
My 10 year old daughter has a history of anxiety that started when she was very young. What started as "separation anxiety" as a toddler became more severe as she got older. She was anxious around large groups of people, strangers, and did not like to be away from home. She cried most days during school for 5 years. She struggled in school, as her anxiety left her unable to ask for help when needed or to complete difficult work on time. At home she was unmotivated to participate in family activities, and preferred to be alone.

My husband and I tried everything to help our child. We met with her teachers and principal, we took her to counseling, tried relaxation techniques, and took her to a psychiatrist who prescribed anti anxiety medication. We even moved her to a private school which provided a smaller class size. Nothing we tried made much of a difference.

We took her to see Dr. Val who began treating her for anxiety. Within 2 days of taking her supplements she has been like a completely different child. She is talking more, interacting with the family, and having fun! She is getting her homework done on time, has chosen to participate in a school art contest, and is looking forward to an overnight class trip in the spring. It's so nice to see our daughter laughing,smiling, and enjoying her life. She notices a difference too and has told us that she's glad she's feeling better.

During her initial visit, Dr. Val spent the time to create an appropriate plan of treatment. She and her assistant went over the plan with my daughter, and showed her how and when to take her supplements. My daughter fondly refers to Dr. Val as the "nice doctor" and we are so thankful for her care and her expertise. I would definitely recommend Abundant Life Wellness to anyone. I am so thankful for the thoughtfulness that Dr. Val and her staff has shown.

by Sheri
XXX.XXX.193.189
I had been having several problems for several months and my physician wasn't able to help. I decided to give Dr Val a try based on her philosophy of "medicine" described throughout her website. I am so glad that I did. At my first appointment she was very personable and I felt that she genuinely cared about me, my physical issues and getting to the root of the problem. I did everything she asked and took each supplement she recommended and within a month I was feeling great. She has the ability and insight to treat issues and get people back to how their bodies are meant to function. Money well spent. I also did a food sensitivity test and after a few weeks had lost 15 lbs. I've now lost 25 lbs. and am feeling fantastic! I would definitely recommend everyone to see Dr Val.
by tw4Him
XXX.XXX.94.17
Was the wait time for your appointment reasonable once you got to the office?
Absolutely
Did this naturopathic doctor answer all of your questions?
Every question I had was answered thoroughly
Does the provider's staff try to be helpful?
Yes
Did you experience any negative side effects from the herbs they prescribed?
Not at all! The herbs made a huge difference
Does this provider take that extra step to make you feel special?
Absolutely
by Jen
XXX.XXX.86.22
Does this provider treat their staff well?
Yes, they treat their staff with respect
Does this provider always put the customer first?
Yes, they always put customers first
Was this provider argumentative or easily angered?
No, they were very calm and understanding
Does this provider maintain a professional appearance?
Somewhat, I wasn't overly impressed
Did this provider have reasonable prices?
Not at all, they were ridiculous!
by Marie
XXX.XXX.14.236
by Anonymous
XXX.XXX.195.225
by Anonymous
XXX.XXX.46.237
Dr. Val is an amazing person, friend, and doctor. She really goes above and beyond to make me feel special. I've never been anywhere that seems to care more about their clients than here. Dr. Val makes an extra effort to get to know her patients and find out what they need. She always keeps me in her thoughts and makes me feel very important. I was amazed at how much better I felt after I left. I was so glad that the vitamins she prescribed me worked and has drastically changed by life.
by Candace
XXX.XXX.16.49
I met Dr. Val( as we affectionately call her) through family and friends. She was very patient hearing all about my and my sons (one bi-polar, other autistic) issues. They were multiple. She suggested several different supplements and homeopathic remedies. I have to say after following her regimen for only a week or 2 we all felt so much better. I myself, was dealing with a great deal of pain from an injury ,depression and anxiety. I was on many meds and was feeling "poisoned". After a couple weeks on Dr. Vals regimen she custom made for me, I was no longer feeling ill. My son with bi-polar disorder...well...I dont think he ever had it. Dr. Val started him on Up-Lift and a magnesium complex and he was my son again! Only no anxiety or extreme anger. My other son with autism, after using Up-Lift and weening him off ALL his medications is now part of our world! Hes interested in whats going on around him and wants to go wherever we are going. That is a complete turn around from previous behavior. AMAZING! Drugs are poison. They just cover up the problem instead of treating it. Thanks Dr. Val!
by Diane
XXX.XXX.47.229