Dr. Marianne Beck is the founder and director of Womens BestHealth Functional Medicine and Nutrition Center in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her practice focuses on utilizing a Functional Medicine approach to identify the underlying cause of a patients’ disorder or symptom and to intervene with specific nutritional protocols, diet and lifestyle changes to correct the underlying imbalance and restore health and wellbeing.
Dr. Beck graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1979. She has been in private practice in Pompano Beach, Florida for over 36 years. Prior to attending post graduate school, Dr. Beck worked as a microbiologist for Advanced BioFactors Corp. She was instrumental in formulating collagenase, an enzyme used around the world for wound, dermal ulcer and burn debridement, marketed by Knoll Pharmaceuticals.
In order to stay current with new research and offer her patients the most effective and individualized treatment, Dr. Beck continues her rigorous post doctorate studies in Functional Endocrinology with an emphasis on thyroid dysfunction, women’s hormone issues, adrenal fatigue/stress, autoimmune disorders and Functional Neuroendocrinology, the brain and neurotransmitters, as well as clinical nutrition.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Marianne Beck has had numerous articles published on various natural health and functional medicine topics. Her patients include menopausal and peri-menopausal women and those suffering with adrenal fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, Colitis, etc.), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, thyroid conditions, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, neurotransmitter imbalances, osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders and patients looking to treat their health care issues naturally.
When choosing a functional medicine practitioner, you want to know that they have had the best training available. In addition to her post graduate studies in Functional Medicine and clinical nutrition, Dr. Beck has been mentored and personally taught by some of the finest physicians doing Functional Medicine research today:
-Joseph Collins, ND, author of the book, What’s Your Menopause Type?
-Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, CNS, nutritional biochemist, Functional Medicine teacher and author
-Dr. Datis Kharrazian, D.C., D.H.Sc. M.S.M. Neuro.Sci, F.A.A.C.P., D.A.B.C.N., D.I.B.A.K., C.N.S., C.C.N., C.S.C.S., C.C.S.P., author of the books Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Labs Are Normal? and Why Isn’t My Brain Working?
Palmer College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic 1979
Queens College, New York
Nassau College, New York
Post Graduate Education
University of Bridgeport Post Graduate Dept.
2015-Mastering Brain Chemistry
2011- Functional Blood Chemistry
2010 & 2016 Mastering The Thyroid
2009-Neurotransmitters and Brain
2007-Advanced Case Studies: Functional Endocrinology
Florida Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1979
New York Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1979
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Florida Chiropractic Association
American Institute of Massage Therapy Advisory Board Committee Member
Institute for Functional Medicine
American Holistic Health Association
Successful Treatment of IPF And Lung Fungal Infection
Marianne Beck, DC, Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064, July 2017
An 80 y.o male patient came to Dr. Beck with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Congestive Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Disease. The patient experienced shortness of breath, persistent cough with post nasal and back dripping. His cardiologist reported that he has a crackling sound in certain areas of his lungs. Dr. Beck prescribed natural herbal treatment for the pulmonary fibrosis condition according to Wei Institute treatment protocol, which focuses on 1) nurtures the lung structure and assists in new tissue generation, 2) dissolve lung scarring and fibrotic tissues, and 3) enhances the microcirculation and clears up mucus and inflammation in the bronchial tubes. The patient started the treatment on Apr 26, 2017.
After 2 weeks of treatment, the patient reported that his oxygen saturation time had improved, and he was able to use less oxygen. His cardiologist verified that the crackling sound in certain areas of his lungs prior to treatment was gone (verified with a stethoscope). The patient reported that he felt stronger, but he still had a persistent cough with post nasal and back dripping. * Dr. Beck suggested that the symptoms persistent cough and post nasal/back dripping indicated the patient had mycoplasma/mycobacteria infections in his lungs. Dr. Beck added Wei Institute herbal treatment for mycoplasma/mycobacteria infection removal.
After one month, the patient reported that His MD said there was an obvious improvement. The patient was on a 1mg/day Prednisone reduction program, his prednisone usage had reduced from 45mg daily to 20mg daily. * The patient still had some coughing but with more phlegm production, the phlegm was green and yellow in color. Dr. Beck advised the patient to continue the pulmonary fibrosis treatment and the lung mycoplasma/mycobacteria infection removal treatment. At that time, the patient was about to go to Massachusetts for 3 months very soon.
The patient updated Dr. Beck one month later when he had finished the previous infection removal treatment for 2 weeks. During the infection removal treatment, there had been a noticeable improvement in breathing and cough consistency. * The patient’s cough was not persistent and was getting better, but wetter with phlegm. Pulmonologist still heard sound in the lower lobe of lungs and outer peripheral edges. His oxygen saturation was 94% at rest and 95% with exertion. However, the patient started to have difficulty breathing air into lungs in Massachusettes, where it is 1200 ft above sea level (his home in Florida has an altitude of 6 ft.) The patient was concerned whether the symptom was linked to the increase in elevation (due to a decrease in oxygen percentage), he was particularly concerned whether the symptom would get worse when he was at an even higher altitude, for he was going to a town at an altitude of 2100 ft two weeks later. Dr. Beck noticed that the patient had a history of throat fungal infection in 2016. She pointed out that, the symptom difficulty breathing air into lungs, the fact that the patient experienced the symptom after elevation increase, and the history of throat fungal infection all suggested that the patient had lung fungal infections. Dr. Beck added lung fungal treatment to address the infection, and she also prescribed heart treatment to help remove plaque from the artery and repair artery damage. The patient was continuing the previous lung treatments at the same time to improve lung structure and immunity. His MD gave him antibiotic Bactrim to help avoid Pneumocystis Pneumonia.
The patient had fast improvement after the lung fungal treatment. 2 days after starting the lung fungal treatment, he breathed a lot better even at a higher altitude, he was very happy for the improvement! According to the patient, he felt that besides the lung fungal treatment, the previous lung treatments also contributed to the improvement. On Aug 10, 2017, the patient reported that he had seen more progress. He used to be too weak to go to the Pulmonary Rehab without anybody going with him, at this time he could go all by himself. He used to be on oxygen 24/7, after treatment he could even forget to use his oxygen sometimes: there was once he went to get a hearing aid replacement and then pick up tickets for a show, only to find out later that he didn’t remember to take his oxygen with him! Overall, it seemed to him that his breathing had become 10 times better.* His oxygen saturation was between 94%-95%. He still needed oxygen with exertion. His energy level was pretty well throughout most of the day, though he got fatigued in the afternoons, which he felt was related to cardiovascular issues. He is currently continuing treatments for more progress towards restoring his health.
* DISCLAIMER:Individual results may vary.
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