I began to have adrenal fatigue, night sweats, low energy, and irregular menstruation. I was exhausted from balancing out graduate school and work. I felt like my hormones were off but did not know where to turn. I was referred to Dr. Viencek and I am so grateful for that referral. She really helped me see the connection to stress, high cortisol, my hormones, diet and nutrition. We ran some functional medicine specialty tests, and I was able to see for myself the imbalances in my system. After 3 months my periods became normal, my energy increased and I felt more balanced than I had in years. With gratitude ~ Maryanne Smith
I have been working with Dr. Sherie for many years to resolve health issues as they
come up. And she has helped me tremendously! With her knowledge of functional
medicine, she has been able to identify issues that others did not see. She has helped
me with stress and adrenal fatigue, gut issues, low thyroid symptoms and unfortunately so much more. Each time she has really dug in deep to help me figure out how to feel my best.
I am so grateful for all of her thorough and compassionate care. I can't imagine not having her in my corner! ~ Katie Wise, documentary film maker
When I first saw Dr. Viencek, I was in recovery from advanced stage of anorexia. I was, however, still amenorrheic (i.e. I was not having any menstrual cycles). The amenorrhea had taken a subtle, yet heavy roll on my body–most notably in contributing to a diagnosis of advanced osteopenia. Of equal significance, it had dashed my hope of one day having a child.
Dr. Viencek understood my issues immediately, including my desire to have children. She carefully and thoroughly treated me using various natural (i.e. non-synthetic) supplements that supported my endocrine system and my overall health. My menstrual cycle did return and then we worked to regulate it.
From the very beginning, I was so impressed with Dr. Viencek’s approach with me that was founded on sound scientific knowledge and complemented by a striking intuition of what was going on in my body. She offered me what is essentially non-existent in today’s mainstream medical community: a highly individualized treatment plan that book into account my unique situation and that was as wholistic and noninvasive as possible.
The end result? Not only did I become pregnant, I went on to have a very healthy pregnancy and have a natural childbirth! My son was born a robust 8 lbs 1 oz. Today sixteen months after his birth, my menstrual cycle has returned and is finally regular after many years of irregular or nonexistent cycles. I often wonder where I would be now had I not had the extreme good fortune to be one of Dr. Viencek’s patients. Thank you Dr. V.!!!! ~ Stephanie email@example.com(lives in Finland now)
I was 48 years old at the time. Every day was a struggle to get going. I was tired. I couldn’t remember what it was like to get a good night sleep and feel refreshed. Every meal I ate made me feel bloated and uncomfortable. My face and eyes were puffy. I looked like I felt–run down. I still had to go to work and care for my family. You just go through the motions and do the best you can.
My husband and I attended a Young Living seminar on stress. That was the day I met Dr. Sherie Viencek. That day I was given hope. I and an appointment to see Dr. Sherie soon after that seminar. She ordered blood work and tested my saliva. The supplements she gave me made a tremendous difference in my energy. The day the test results came back changed my life forever. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease. It’s an autoimmune disease. I had never hear of Hashimoto’s Disease before that day. I wanted to learn everything I could about Hashimoto’s. Most of my symptoms were text book. Dr. Viencek explained that I need to make changes in how I eat for the rest of my life. No more Gluten. Up to that point pretty much everything was eating contained Gluten. After one week of no gluten in my diet I felt like someone “flipped a switch.” I wasn’t bloated after meals. I was sleeping better. I had more energy.
My children have and similar symptoms as I had and some I didn’t. They have been tested for Hashimoto’s Disease. I am grateful they didn’t have to wait until they were in their 40’s to know what to do to be healthy.
I will be forever grateful to Dr. Sherie Viencek for helping me to have a happier, healthier life. ~ Jackie Burke
Now that I am 62 years old and retired, I have decided to reassess my overall health and commence consulting various medical doctors for each of the individual symptoms that have been ongoing in my life. Symptoms of fatigue, itching, allergies, erectile disfunction, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, neck and back pain and of course being overweight. The list is extensive and over the years I’ve done the usual patchwork of trying to fix these issues by visiting the various doctors/specialists to try and solve the issues on an individual basis.
My journey started when by chance my new dermatologist had ordered a full blood panel to see what was triggering my eczema. It was then I started pulling the thread and went to a new allergist who ordered additional tests that confirmed I had Hashimoto’s disease and low thyroid levels. Here is where things started to come together and make sense.
I’ve reached out to Dr. Sherie Viencek, who follows the Institute for Functional Medicine philosophy. This institute is the gold standard for Functional Medicine. From the IFM.org website it states: “Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual”.
In other words, it is a holistic, plan that is patient-centered, science-based that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness vice trying to alleviate a patient’s symptoms.
Following additional testing recommended by Dr. Viencek, I have been given explanations as to the interrelationships between the various functions of the different organs within my body. It is extremely complicated arrangement and that is why I needed someone like Dr. Viencek with her years of experience to explain in layman’s terms certain biological and chemistry interactions that goes on within one’s body.
Since then, I have been taking supplements and changed my diet. She has recommended a Paleo diet for me. No grains, no sugar and no dairy are what I have started with as my first course of action. I have currently lost 20 pounds in the 6 weeks. My hunger pains, often triggered by anxiety, have been reduced considerably. I am only eating one healthy meal a day with a healthy nondairy protein powder and supplements. The reduction in mental fogginess has allowed me to reduce my Modafinil in half, helped reduce my ED medications, lowered my blood pressure and I now have energy to visit the gym.
I understand that changes take time. There will certainly be course corrections along the way. Monitoring of certain parameters within one’s own body by occasional retesting is key to understanding and tracking one’s progress. While doctors who specialize in different areas are still needed to monitor one’s health, a holistic approach as to the root causes of symptoms should be the cornerstone of one’s own journey to becoming and staying healthy.
~ Stephen C., nuclear engineer
I will always remember our first consultation with Dr. Sherie Viencek in our health journey. I had been suffering from symptoms like near constant burping and bloating for several years and was beginning to despair that anything or any doctor could help me. I had seen several chiropractors and tried various supplements they prescribed, but nothing had drastically improved my condition; the Ursodiol prescribed by my GI doctor for gallbladder sludge helped some, but still left me feeling helpless, as I felt only about 30% better and still didn’t understand what was wrong with me.
When Dr. Sherie helped us get stool tests from Genova Diagnostics, I finally felt some hope, and it was not in vain. Finally I got some real answers, discovering I had serious issues with dysbiosis and malabsorption of fats. I had tested negative for SIBO a year previous, but I had not realized that the test was only for Hydrogen SIBO, and as it turned out, I had Methane SIBO. Dr. Sherie explained the results of the stool test to me thoroughly and gave me a great list of supplements to target my problems, as well as an affordable way to obtain them. I saw improvement quite quickly, and after a few months, I felt 90% better. I honestly have felt like I have my life back.
Dr. Sherie is helping my wife and kids with their health problems as well, and I could not be more thankful for the answers she has helped provide. Adjusting our kids diet has not been easy, but real answers and some genuine hope are making a world of difference. I highly recommend seeking her help and the diagnostics she suggests if you are suffering from any chronic health issues.
~Andrew Tucker, teacher/ father
In 2017 I began heavy metal detoxification with Dr. V. through a referral from my biological dentist after having all my amalgam fillings removed. I previously had a history of Lyme Disease and oral herpes.
Before having my amalgams removed, I had a biopsy done under my tongue which came back inconclusive for lichen planus, but the oral surgeon said he still believed that’s what it was. The inside of my mouth was inflamed. I had cracks in the corners of my mouth and also experienced galvanization when touching my tongue to an amalgam filling. When I asked him if it could be my amalgams causing the inflammation, he said "no".
I had been researching my symptoms since around 2013 and kept coming to the same conclusion that my amalgams were what was causing my symptoms. I was run down & new symptoms kept presenting themselves. The last straw for me was what the medical community called seizures. was run To me, it was a very short period (seconds) of a complete loss of awareness & seconds later I would resume activity but wonder what just happened. That's when I decided to listen to my gut and have my amalgams removed. The amalgam removal and the follow up treatment with Dr. V. literally changed my life! She turned my health completely around!
Through the use of the Oligo Scan, Dr. V. identified heavy metal toxicity and worked on protocols for safe detoxification while supporting my immune system. Via the functional medicine model, we addressed diet, supplementation, and lifestyle.
Autoimmune (through blood work) was discovered during treatment which sent me to a rheumatologist. When I was symptomatic, I had severe pain in my hands. Dr. V. thought we may possibly be detoxing too fast, so she slowed it down & my autoimmune symptoms went away. My rheumatologist told me that they (rheumatologists) aren’t taught about nutrition & that I didn’t need to return unless I was having symptoms (that was in February of 2020).
It's now 2022 and through Dr. V.’s care and treatment, my lichen planus and autoimmune have been completely gone for some time! There have also been other benefits to this treatment. I don’t get the headaches that I used to experience, and my joints don’t bother me like they did before. I feel good at 66 years old! I do still get an occasional cold sore, but that’s to be expected due to its viral nature.
Thank you, Dr. V., for your wealth of knowledge and compassionate care! I am a firm believer in Functional Medicine, looking at the whole person and addressing the root cause, not just masking the symptoms. I sincerely will never be able thank you enough!" ~ Barb B.
My health situation is extremely complex. I have been diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances, Hashimoto’s, and multiple autoimmune disorders. Functional medicine as a whole has been a treatment breakthrough for these long-standing conditions, as it is addressing what is behind all the malfunctions. Dr. Viencek in particular has brought a new level of healing for me. She has a fresh perspective on my chronic issues, even after at least three decades of seeking holistic/alternative medicine to manage my health. Since starting to work with her a little over one year ago, I have made major strides in several areas. I have gone from desperate to very hopeful, and now have the ability to focus on areas of joy in my life, which was almost impossible before. I feel I am in good hands. She is very astute and up-to-date on the latest research. She picks up on how to make changes (albeit slowly and carefully in my case so as to not upset the apple cart), and does not give up if something isn’t working. She has also made good references for me to get expert help with the Lyme Disease. I am ever grateful to her!
~Wendy A. (Musician/music teacher)
I have worked collaboratively with Dr. Viencek for over 13 years. She has helped my patients by creating personalized detoxification protocals based upon health histories and interpretation of Oligo Scan results. Patients seeking safe removal of Mercury Amalgam fillings have appreciated her consultations and support. Dr. Viencek has used a functional medicine perspective addressing whole body systems. Patients with special health concerns such as Hashimoto’s Disease and MTHFR gene mutation find that they get the comprehensive attention needed for their removal plan.
Dr. Viencek is always researching and updating her nutritional approach with both specialized testing and treatment protocols. Patient feedback is always positive. I refer both my patients in need of detoxification protocols and those in need of comprehensive nutritional consultation to Dr. Viencek with complete confidence.
~Michael B. McGrath, DDS, AIAOMT, Biological Dentist