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Functional Medicine for Pilots

Written by Christopher Kelly

Dec. 26, 2015

Glenn Cook is a 60 year old Boeing 777 pilot that came to us after hearing me speak on the Ben Greenfield podcast. Since then we’ve tested Glenn’s saliva, urine, blood and stool. Based on the test results, Glenn has corrected several problems using diet and lifestyle modification together with a custom nutritional supplement programme.

In a recent follow-up appointment, Glenn’s nutrition advisor Julia asked Glenn some questions about his experience of working with us. What follows is a transcript of that conversation.

Julia: Was there anything holding you back from working with us at Nourish Balance Thrive?

Glenn: Really there wasn't anything that held me back. If anything, it was that I didn't know Chris. I didn't know his reputation other than what I'd heard on the Ben Greenfield podcast. So, I guess, just not knowing who he was, his background, what he had to offer other than the test results. I think that was probably the biggest thing. Just not being familiar with Chris.

Julia: What did you find as a result of working with Nourish Balance Thrive?

Glenn: My results have been outstanding and life transforming. Just amazing. I hardly have any stomach issues any more, no bloating. My energy is good and consistent. Really very, very positive results.

Julia: What features of working with us have you liked best? Is there anything that stood out to you?

Glenn: The responsiveness and follow-up stands out and it's been amazing to talk to Chris, he seems very knowledgeable. Talking to you, talking to Amelia. Everybody is just great. I write in and I get an immediate response, which is great. I really love it. You have a really great product.

Julia: Were there any other benefits of working with NBT?

Glenn: The continued follow-up and digging for underlying causes. You could have just left it at the salmonella found on the stool test result, instead you suggested some blood work that revealed a mild iron overload. My solution is constantly being refined and I continue to converge towards optimal.

Julia: Would you recommend or have you recommended NBT to anybody else?

Glenn: I have. I can't speak highly enough of your programme. Whether or not you hear from the people I recommend you to is another question!

Julie: Is there anything else that you'd like to add?

Glenn: I wish I’d found this years ago! I wish it was a requirement for everybody. It's been a pleasure working with you all. Each time we’ve done a test the results have gotten better so I expect to keep getting better and better. I have nothing bad to say about it. I’ve been to a lot of doctors and none of them follow up like Chris does.

I’ve never been to a doctor that suggested doing a genetic test and when you asked luckily I had already done the 23andMe test. My genetic susceptibility to iron overload was there all along waiting to be found. Since then I’ve given blood a couple of times and I’m looking forward to the change that brings. This one discovery alone is worth every penny that I paid. I should also thank the doctor that Chris works with, Dr. Tommy Wood.

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