Richard Kiessig - Proficiency Partners Diplomate
Rick Kiessig is a Health Coach who focuses on CIRS, MCS, CFIDS, Type 2 Diabetes, biochemical nutrition, and healthy house construction. He lives in New Zealand.
Rick developed Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) in the 90s. He was told it could be “managed,” but wasn’t curable. He didn’t accept that. He has a background in biochemistry, and began reading dozens of books and papers on subjects ranging from the immune system to detoxification and nutrition. He ended up spending several hundred thousand dollars on doctors, medical testing, and specialized clinics. Eventually, he built a custom clean house from scratch, with centralized filtered air and water, mold and dust free, using all non-toxic building materials.
It took 3 years, but Rick was eventually able to reverse his MCS. Along the way, he learned what worked and what didn’t. Some treatments were cheap, easy and effective, while others were expensive, highly touted, and useless.
In 2006, he decided to leave Silicon Valley, and moved to New Zealand, with it’s wonderful beauty, healthy food and clean air by the sea.
In 2007, he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Again, he was told it could be managed, but not cured. He followed the same process as before: intensive reading, research, and trial-and-error. It took longer that time, but after 5 yrs, he was told he no longer had diabetes. Two “incurable” diseases reversed!
His health still wasn’t perfect, though. In 2016, he developed new symptoms, and decided to pursue the next phase of treatment more seriously. He began seeing a Functional Medicine specialist who is science and evidence-based like him. Together, they began the now-familiar trial-and-error treatments. He was making progress, but it was slow going. Then, after a series of tests, she diagnosed him with CIRS. That was a big turning point. After treatment began, he could quickly feel himself making progress, for the first time in many years. He read and listened to everything he find on the subject. It was fascinating because it fit so well with his previous knowledge and experience. He is still on that path.
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