I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was 8 years old (currently 28 y/o). Since then I have suffered flares ranging from a few weeks to a few years. I would take prescription medication but was always told that nothing would ever help prevent flares, only reduce the symptoms once there. This was incredibly frustrating for me; I wanted to find ways to heal my colon, not just make it through one more flare.
Last year I decided to look into natural medicine, feeling particularly frustrated and worn down by my symptoms. I came upon Champion Naturopathic Health and Dr. Nate Champion through an online search. It was a godsend. At my first visit with Dr. Champion, I was blown away that not only did he completely empathize with my struggle (having had UC himself), but really listened to my concerns. We talked for 2 hours that first visit and he set up a healing plan immediately. I couldn’t believe the time he took with me, asking me not only about my physical symptoms but how I was feeling emotionally about it all. He really cared.
At this time, I was suffering from a particularly bad flare that had lasted almost a year. I was anxious to get started with the process he recommended. I can honestly say that within 3 days of beginning my program there were visible results. It blew me away that natural medicine could help as well as it did. I loved feeling like not only was I healing my colon, but my body as a whole. Along the way, as in any treatment, I have had my ups and downs, and Dr. Champion has been there to talk with me and tweak my program as needed. He has even been available to talk about specific concerns over the phone if need be. Dr. Champion encouraged my husband to come to a visit as well, again promoting holistic healing for me, and my family. He understands that UC is not something you fight alone. This has been unlike any doctors’ visits I have ever experienced.
I am thrilled to say that I am symptom free right now and feel great! I love knowing that any medicine I am putting into my body is whole, good, and natural. I cannot thank Dr. Champion enough for his support and help. I highly recommend his services.
After being diagnosed with GERD and a possible hiatal hernia at age 62, the number of prescriptions I took each day more than doubled. Predicting this as just the beginning of taking meds for this & that, and subsequently taking more meds to counter side effects, I was hoping there might be an alternative treatment. I tried raising the head of my bed and consuming nothing after 7:00pm but continued having the symptoms every night. A friend referred me to Dr. Nita Champion.
With the help of Dr. Champion I was able to alleviate the GERD completely. During the year and a half that I’ve worked with Dr. Champion I have also lowered my cholesterol and been able to get that and my blood sugar back into a healthy range. I felt a trust and respect for Dr. Nita Champion as soon as we met and particularly loved her warmth, candor and real interest in my overall health. I have learned that she is very highly regarded in the natural care community.
– Jo R.
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2008. I had suffered with one severe flare for 4 years. I was placed on medications that never helped and would barely even mask my symptoms. I became very depressed and suffered with severe anxiety because of it. I pushed many people out of my life and never wanted to leave my home.
Last year, I decided I couldn’t live my life that way anymore and conventional medicine wasn’t working. So I started talking to some people and found Dr. Nate.
He has been an absolute blessing! He listened to me when no other doctor would. My first appointment with him we went through everything, not just my Crohn’s symptoms but my anxiety about it as well. I left that appointment feeling optimistic about my future, a feeling I hadn’t felt in a very long time. Just a few months after that day I was feeling so good and after about 6 months I had never felt better in all my life. I have had my ups and downs throughout the year but my downs are no where near what that had been before him.
I am so happy to report I have my life back and look forward to what the future holds for me. I am so greatful to have Dr. Nate in my corner and thank him for listening to me when no one else would.
– Casey O.
Having undergone a number of uncomfortable tests with the same answer from both the gasteroenterologist and the family practitioner: “everything is fine”, I decided to see Dr Nita Champion to figure out why I was having so many tummy issues (nausea, vomiting). She ordered one lab test & came up with a diagnosis (bacterial overgrowth/dysbiosis). We were able to treat (and fix) the problem. I continue to see her for other more common ailments (anxiety, high cholesterol, high blood pressure) and have recommended her and will continue to recommend her to anyone that wants to feel better without medicating! She is amazing!”
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 17 years ago (I’m currently 41). At the time of the initial diagnosis, I had little understanding of the disease and spent the next 15 years dealing with frequent flares that were treated with heavy doses of prednisone and other harsh medications. UC impacted every area of my life and I lived in constant fear of my next flare.
About 2 years ago, I grew tired of being sick and was ready to make a change in how I approached my treatment. I am so grateful that I found Dr. Nate Champion in my search. After my first appointment, I knew I was on to something that would be life changing. Dr. Champion really listened to me and took the time to understand my story. After extensive testing and information gathering, Dr. Champion developed a comprehensive treatment plan for me. Within the first year, I was symptom free and off of the medication that produced awful side effects and presented a high risk of doing long-term damage to my body. My symptoms continue to be manged with lifestyle changes, nutrition adjustments, and supplements. I am also more emotionally balanced with the support of homeopathic remedies. When I find myself losing focus with my treatment plan, Dr. Champion is there to provide me with non-judgemental encouragement and support.
Since my work with Dr. Champion, I have found significant improvement in my overall quality of life. Dr. Champion has become a valuable part of my wellness support system. He is kind, invested in me and impressively knowledgeable. I no longer feel controlled by UC. Without hesitation, I recommend Dr. Champion to anyone who is interested in feeling better and improving the quality of their life.
– Maureen I.
I came to see Dr. Nate Champion, per a recommendation from a family member, after many months of suffering from a severe anxiety/depression episode. I had tried many different anti depressants that gave me no relief and only caused numerous unpleasant side affects. I had also tried a very expensive and extremely uncomfortable treatment called TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) that initially looked promising while I was having it, but did not end up helping me once I was done with the treatments. I had fears that I would never be well again and did not know where to turn. I had no faith that anyone could help me, and only reluctantly, agreed to meet with Dr. Champion. I had my husband attend the first appointment with me as I was so filled with anxiety that I didn’t think I could sit through a two hour appointment and be able to focus for that long of a time. Dr. Champion was very sensitive, patient, thorough, and encouraging and said he felt very confident that he could help me with homeopathy. I left that appointment feeling a little bit hopeful for the first time in a long time. I still was very skeptical, but I was willing to give homeopathy and the nutritional program a try. In a few weeks, I noticed that my anxiety was beginning to decrease and I was able to start weaning off of the benzodiazepine anti-anxiety medication that I had been taking regularly. With each subsequent visit (spaced about three weeks apart) I noted slight improvements in my well being and even though at the time, I was very impatient, and not always able to recognize and rejoice in my progress, Dr. Champion and people close to me could see considerable improvement in my condition. It is now four months later and I am so thrilled to report that I am feeling 100% like my normal self again.
I am so incredibly grateful to Dr. Champion for his expertise in guiding me back to health and giving me my life back. I am now a firm believer in homeopathy and feel so fortunate to have had such a positive experience with Champion Naturopathic Health.
– Diane R.
After wrestling for three years with a significant problem with insomnia, a careful and comprehensive assessment by Dr. Nate Champion resulted in a combination of homeopathic and natural medicine recommendations that largely resolved the problem over the course of one month. Anyone meeting with him can expect the same kind of thoughtful and individualized approach to treatment. I highly recommend him for a wide range of presenting concerns.
– David A.
I have had to battle with anxiety for the last 8 years. Dr. Nate Champion’s natural treatments were a major piece in getting my mind and body working correct again. It is awesome to feel and think without the cloud of anxiety over my head.
– Dave H.
When I was 45, I experienced my first ear infection in my life. One day I woke up just not feeling right, dizzy and nauseous. I went to the doctor and discovered I had a severe middle ear infection – or Acute Otitis Media. After two rounds of antibiotics, my doctor thought the problem was resolved. What I was left with was a loss of hearing, tinnitis (hissing in the ears) and eustachian tube dysfunction (when the ears are stuck “open” or feel like they need popping). This happened eight more times in the next two years. I was sent to an allergist and an ENT who told me that there was nothing wrong except the eustachian tube dysfunction and that I would have this chronic condition the rest of my life. These doctors offered me anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medicine and told me to learn to live with it. Because of this, I had lost over 6 weeks of work and my quality of life was severely affected. I either couldn’t hear when people were talking directly to me, or I couldn’t hear anything but the sound of my own voice. Not only this, but the rounds and rounds of antibiotics left me with a weaker immune system than I already had resulting in skin infections from yeast and numerous colds which would start the whole cycle all over again. The conventional doctors I was seeing thought this was acceptable.
I had been sick for three years and was miserable. Finally, a friend of mine said, “why don’t you go see a naturopathic doctor. They may be able to do something for you that conventional doctors are not trained to do.” She gave me Dr. Nate Champion’s number and since I made this call, I am healthier and happier than I have been in years. Dr. Champion assessed my symptoms and we discussed the possible underlying issues. The first thing we discovered is that I have 13 different food sensitivities that caused my body to react with allergy like symptoms including sinusitis and middle ear swelling and fluid build-up. We tested my Vitamin D level that is essential in a properly functioning immune system. We found that my D level was far below acceptable. Next he assessed my digestive function, which was sluggish and added some enzymes to my diet. After all of this, I am symptom free and I am working to enhance my health with a diet that avoids the foods that I react to and continue to take the supplements Dr. Champion has recommended to help heal and improve my respiratory and digestive systems.
My health problems were not permanent and something that I just needed to learn to deal with as traditional doctors had told me for years. They were treatable and reversible with a change in diet and an addition of much-needed vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements.
Thank you Dr. Champion!
I have suffered from chronic sinusitis since the age of 26. I was on antibiotics 3 or more times a year and in the last couple of years had to be on Allegra D every single day plus heavy amounts of ibuprofen. Dr. Nate Champion put me on an individualized natural medicine program to strengthen my immune system and to help with my allergies. The results have been FANTASTIC!!! I feel 10 years younger and have had no sinus infections since seeing him over these last 5 months. After started the natural remedies, I was able to discontinue all of my other medications/pharmaceuticals!
Thank you Dr. Champion!!
– Joan L.
Out of the blue my 12 year old daughter started experiencing severe stomach pains and bloating, she was lethargic, not herself, and missing school/activities. This started our 4-month battle of being tossed between her pediatrician, gastroenterologist and therapists, which only resulted in unnecessary tests/prescriptions and a diagnosis of IBS. They wrote us off and seemed unwilling to help us anymore.
When she did not improve and continued feeling ill and depressed every single day; I was referred to Dr. Nate Champion. At our first appointment with Dr. Champion I remember thinking finally someone believes us! We left that day with tests in hand none of which had been offered to us by her other doctors. A few weeks later we had our results and a plan. With Dr. Champion’s help we have gotten my daughter back to herself, back to school and back to LIFE and without any pharmaceutical prescriptions!
Don’t wait one more second let Dr. Champion help you! My only regret is not contacting him sooner.
– Juli and Lauren M.
I had struggled since my 30’s with acid reflux and esophageal cramping to the point when in my late 40’s I ended up in the office of GI doctor for esophageal dilation of the lower esophageal sphincter and he prescribed omeprazole for the acid reflux. Then a year later going to the ER with food caught in my esophagus and another esophageal dilation after that (via upper endoscopy). After that my GI doc said I had eosinophilic esophagitis and that treatment in addition to dilation was to swallow albuterol inhaler material with the hope of reducing the inflammation. The GI doc said yes, this what they tell you not to do in order to avoid thrush (infection of the throat). I’ve also struggled with high cholesterol, lipids and triglycerides, depression and anxiety.
So about 3 years ago I started seeing Doctor Nate Champion in order to avoid swallowing albuterol and thrush. In that process, he provided very useful guidance on making changes to my eating habits and starting me on several natural supplements and products to reduce inflammation, reduce cholesterol, lipids and triglycerides. He recommended homeopathic remedies that allowed me to get off the omeprazole, and eliminate the acid reflux. The remedies have also improved my mood and I have not had to have another esophageal dilation in the three years I have been seeing Dr. Champion. I am now starting to consider phasing off the depression meds that I have been on since 2008 with help from Dr. Champion.
My treatment with Dr. Nate Champion has changed my life. I had been having progressive digestive trouble that had been noticeable since I was in middle school. I saw others before him that provided no real solution and seemed to be “taking a stab” at my treatment. Nate listened to my symptoms and concerns, followed through with testing, then we began a concise treatment plan. Several months later my digestive symptoms dropped off, I found that I had much more energy, required much less rest, had more ambition than I can ever remember, and had more focus and attentiveness. I can’t remember ever feeling physically better. I have also struggled on and off with severe anxiety and depression since I was 15. All of these issues have subsided with the correction of my gut as well.
Thank you Doctor Champion!
– Craig J.
I came to Dr. Nate Champion covered in a rash, nearly head to toe, and absolutely miserable. Having dealt with allergy issues for most of my life, I was avoiding going to my typical doctor because I knew the result would be a prescription for steroids. I was tired of receiving treatment that masked the problem, not solved it. I was blown away with the amount of time Dr. Champion spent with me at my intake appointment (about two hours). I also loved his approach and outlook on health. I felt like, for the first time in my life, a doctor was getting to know me and the issues I was dealing with. We discovered that I have some pretty serious food sensitivities. I cut out all of the offending foods which, while difficult, provided immediate improvement in my condition. I am happy to say that, 3 months later, I am back to my normal self (actually, better than my previous normal self) and feeling great. I am forever thankful to Dr. Champion for his care and would highly recommend him to anyone (and have)!
I’ve suffered from depression, anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia for over 20 years. Last summer my anti-depressant stopped working. I began taking amino acids and B vitamins that I had read about and I was able to come out of the depression. However, I still wasn’t at 100%.
I decided to see Dr. Nate Champion and he prescribed me a homeopathic medicine that he said would help with my depression, insomnia, and in addition some prostate issues. I started to feel better with my mood, sleep, and anxiety within the first few days of beginning the homeopathic remedy. It’s been about 6-8 weeks and I’m feeling so good I’m weaning off my anti-depressant. Regarding my prostate issues, I use to get up 5-6 times per night to go to the bathroom. Now I get up typically 0-1 times per night. I sleep much better and a lot of time my mood makes me feel the way I did when I was 19 years old and never knew anxiety and depression.