"For six years, I suffered from severe GERD symptoms. During this time I was under the care of top GI specialists who tried to manage my case with large doses of many acid-suppressing medications. Two surgeries had been performed to improve the function of my lower esophageal sphincter. In spite of all the conscientious, conventional treatment I had received, my symptoms persisted. I was fatigued, frustrated and felt helpless. A dear friend and former colleague recommended that I call Coco Newton for another approach to solving my problem. After less than a year, under Coco's care, I am significantly stronger, have more energy, and am almost symptom-free. I have been able to discontinue all of my prescription drugs. Coco has been a blessing, and I highly recommend her!"
-- Elizabeth "Lizzie" Burt, Heart Care Culinary Team, University of Michigan Preventive Cardiology
1987 Hawaii Ironman Triathalon Age Group Champion, Author of High Fit, Low Fat Vegetarian cookbook (1996)
"I am feeling great! No more indigestion, nausea, over-full feeling, or abdominal pain. I am able to drink decaf teas and coffees without the pain or indigestion I was having when I first met with Coco. My weight is stable. I am exercising, doing yoga, and meditating. I am enjoying the foods I eat at ALL of my meals and I am very happy that I can include more variety in my diet. Coco, I don't know how to thank you for helping me with my food intolerances and nutritional needs.”
-- MB, Registered Dietitian
"About five years ago, following surgery, a physician suggested that I visit Coco Newton to help with my recovery. My gut had been severely compromised with antibiotics and painkillers; I was losing weight and strength, and was concerned that I might not make a full recovery. After a careful examination of me and my situation, Coco recommended a plan of attack. She noted that I was lacking some essential elements and bacteria in my gut that helped with digestion. And so armed with a list of good foods and dietary supplements, I started to improve my life, physically and mentally. All antibiotics, painkillers and prescription drugs were eliminated and after several months I started to gain weight and improve my strength and energy level I now feel better than ever, better even than before my operation, and grateful that I had the professional guidance of Coco Newton."
-- JF - Ann Arbor, MI
"Our treasured little boy's life and health are beyond enriched... Our entire family's quality of life is improved to the extent that I still cannot even begin to put it into words. After our first meeting, After a year and a half, not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for the improvements we have witnessed first hand. One of my kiddos had a constantly growing list of chronic medical issues: tearful regular migraine headaches since the age of 2.5 years; muscle cramping that resulted in ER visits; uncomfortable tingling sensations in hands and feet; severe eczema every winter for months, resulting in bleeding knuckles resistant to multiple & various prescription medications; significant sleep issues -- waking numerous times every night; sensory challenges (never thought we would have been able to go into a movie theater or skating party due to hyper-sensitivity toward lights & sounds); daily bedwetting (that began a couple of years after being potty-trained) through the night; speech impediments beyond the age of 5 years old (preschool teachers and grandma needed translation); and athlete's foot that would not respond to topical ointment suggested by our pediatrician (despite not showering anywhere but home).
We grew to accept these conditions as commonplace and part of our everyday life. We came to Coco after the diagnosis of Absence Seizures/ Epilepsy was added to the list. Our goal was to improve our little boy's underlying health if he was to be on daily medication and at risk for so many "genetic" yet "unrelated" chronic conditions. What we never anticipated was that nutrition could and did not only improve his underlying health, but has successfully managed all of the above mentioned chronic conditions that plagued him. Our son has seen 7 movies at the theater in the past 9 months, sleeps through the night, doesn't wet the bed anymore, is incredibly articulate and needs no translation at all with his speech, and is much less emotional. Our little guy has also been seizure-free without medication, and has had a clean follow-up EEG. In short, every chronic condition our little boy was battling has "healed" to a most spectacular extent or completely. "We'll never go back!" my husband says, and while there are days we think we'd really like to order a pizza or hit a drive thru… I know, even more than him, that he is right--we will never go back!”
-- CB – Canton, MI
“After many years of great difficulty navigating through my illnesses and fighting for my health, when other healthcare professionals couldn’t offer me more than diagnoses and drugs, I found Coco Newton. My list of health problems included a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s disease. I had significant hair loss and my fatigue was uncontrollable: I fell asleep at traffic lights and, once, veered off the road. My tongue was swollen, and I felt like I was choking while trying to sleep. The severe pain in my neck and spine was debilitating, my legs were weak and shaky, and I had tremors in my hands. I had itchy skin rashes, my breathing was shallow, and my voice was shaky and slow. I was overweight and I had many digestive problems. I cried often - I was a physical and emotional wreck. I had visited several specialists, but the medications they prescribed weren’t helping me. I thought I was dying.
My concerned MD said to me ‘I’m going to send you to a person who won’t quit thinking about you until she gets to the bottom of what is going on.’ I believe Coco saved my life. She worked tirelessly to determine the root causes of my illnesses, patiently educated me, and collaborated with my doctor regarding her findings and suggestions for treatment. After drastically changing my diet, taking nutritional supplements, going through a detoxification program, and getting rid of my dental amalgam fillings, I have come through with a much better understanding of what my medical issues are. At age 73, I have my health, vitality, happiness, and confidence back!”
-- MW - Farmington Hills, MI
"I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in high school, started medication about 20 years ago, and then ten years ago my fatigue became much worse. I tried compensating by drinking lots of coffee and trying to sleep more. Nothing seemed to help and the fatigue was significantly affecting my physical and mental functioning. A very energetic and positive person by nature, and an avid swimmer, I was now exhausted by exercise, instead of being energized. My primary care physician and endocrinologist ordered a complete battery of blood tests. Their assessment: everything was normal and my thyroid medication was working as it should. I then consulted Coco Newton, who reviewed my lab tests and determined that the testing wasn't thorough enough. She told me to go back to my doctors to have specific additional lab tests done. I did so and the answer was revealed. My endocrinologist changed my medication in response to this new information. I have noticed a difference when I work out and now have lots of energy. I feel like I have my life back! I have made some adjustments in my diet related to the elimination of gluten. Coco is brilliant and I highly recommend her for any nutritional issues. She empowered me to stand up for myself as a patient. She is compassionate and an absolute joy to work with!"
-- NH - San Francisco, CA
"I cannot sing the praises of Coco enough. I’ve visited numerous physicians and naturopaths in the last 13 years, but none have helped as much as she. By simply believing that my debilitating symptoms were not random, and concentrating on a detoxification and allergy diet along with supplements, Coco helped me regain my health and sanity. Coco uses an expanded approach in integrative medicine that truly deals with underlying causes, and has a style of practice that is all her own. I am so very lucky to have stumbled upon her."
-- AS - Ann Arbor, MI
"When I first met Coco, little did I know that she would change my life dramatically. I came to Coco with a multitude of physical and emotional problems. From the very beginning, the time-commitment, support and enthusiasm I received from Coco were far superior to that of any health care provider I had previously encountered. Her knowledge of diagnostic and testing procedures, supplements and other remedies is amazingly comprehensive. She is a wonderful listener and has always been tireless and very committed in her efforts to improve my life. Coco is an active member of the holistic community and, as such, has introduced me to a host of professionals in related fields who have provided me with excellent care. Coco has revolutionized my lifestyle and greatly improved both my physical and spiritual health. I always leave her feeling much better than when I arrived!"
-- JJ - Ann Arbor, MI