Stories from those that have experienced the magic of Lacey...
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional medicine for a complicated medical condition, you are in the right place. Dr. Lacey Chittle has incredible passion for her mission to heal without leaving any stones unturned. Her drive in the practice of Functional Medicine stems from personal experience and a deep seeded desire to heal. She will listen beyond measure to the specific needs of a client which is an art that is lacking in many medical practices. She can meet any degree of needs, whether it is helping improve physical conditioning, nutritional needs, uncovering the hidden source of depression and anxiety as well as more complicated illnesses like thyroid disease, adrenal fatigue, SIBO and gluten sensitivities. She has a positive energy that flows through her that has been very encouraging to my patients and to their success stories. Her plans are very thought out and she has excellent communication with patients regarding their needs and expectations. I have very high expectations from any healthcare provider to whom I refer patients. Dr. Chittle has been on point with the care of my patients whom I have entrusted to her care. It is with great pleasure to recommend Dr. Lacey Chittle.
-Dr. Basima Williams, DO Family Medicine and Functional Medicine
Lacey has played a major role in my recent life.
My son was born with a rare genetic condition that has impacted his health on a variety of fronts. His breathing, sight, bone growth, hearing, and overall growth have been affected. My wife and I have had to make decisions about his surgeries, diet, physical therapy, and overall care. Lacey has played multiple roles in his life and acted as an advocate in our lives. She has always been emotionally available when we have been overwhelmed. She sat in on doctors' appointments to clarify the situation. She was a physical therapist to our son at least once a week for a year (often more than once a week). She reinforced and augmented the diet we fed him. And, perhaps most importantly, she filled in gaps of care that I couldn't see until she filled them.
Lacey always has built her service to us on top of the parenting we were doing. She followed our lead on all the important decisions and she knew when we were confused, overwhelmed, or preoccupied, and worked with where we were. Our son is healthier and our family is doing better because of the work and care we received from Lacey. I will forever be grateful.
-Spencer Hadley, Fremont California
I suffer from ulcerative colitis which is much needed medicine. Lacey is like the missing link in the health care system. She recommended some probiotics that are directly indicated for IBS and colitis that I'd never heard of and my gastroenterologist has never mentioned and told me about a very affordable alternative to the meds the insurance company didn't want to pay for. I feel now like I am no longer at the mercy of the insurance system.
-Tara Gill, Fremont CA
Lacey has given me my life back. Since I was very young I have been trapped in an anxious body, unable to switch out of the parasympathetic system. I suffered from fatigue, depression, brain fog, severe anxiety, shaking, panic attacks, poor sleep, and never remembering a dream for many years. I thought this was just how life was. People told me these symptoms were inherent to my character. That was until I met Lacey. Not wanting to go on anti-depressants, I started Lacey's journey to health. After 3 days of her comprehensive nutrition, supplement, and self care program, I could already see the world more brightly and clearly. After more than three months of working with her I have healed immensely and am increasingly thriving and succeeding professionally and personally with my new found energy, health and well being. Lacey really does hold your hand through all the complexities of cultivating your health and lifestyle. Not only is she a scientific expert on nutrition and physiology, she is also empathetic and caring. She helps you not just figure out your health solution, but figure out how to integrate your health solutions into a full, integrated life. She treats health not just as a journey, but as a rewarding adventure of self-growth and life long fulfillment. Lacey understands and works with the whole you, from your complete blood work panel to your freezer full of bite size nourishment to what feeds your soul. I felt sick before and no one knew how to help me. Now that I have worked with Lacey, I know how it feels to be healthy and I have the tools to stay healthy.
As a side note, I first sought out Lacey to assist my former partner who suffers from a severe chronic illness. I highly recommend that if at all possible, caregivers or partners of people with severe illness seek support for their own health as well. We all have to find our own path to health. Sometimes finding your own path is the best way of helping your sick loved one, by demonstrating that finding a path to health really is possible.
-Claire B, Los Angeles CA
I've got chronic joint pain and muscle stiffness in my left hip thanks to cerebral palsy and post-surgical nerve damage in both legs: so basically, even on a good day I'm kind of a hot mess. I sought Lacey's advice on non-pharmaceutical was to reduce of pain and inflammation because I worried about organ damage from prolonged use of painkillers. She encouraged me to remove gluten from my diet to see if it made any difference and recommended some supplements. To my great surprise they reduced my number of painful days and decreased the level of pain I experienced during an episode. I'm not always great at being compliant, but when I notice that I'm having more pain than usual, it's almost always because I've been lax about my eating habits.
-S.T., Washington DC