Joanna has been using the Dynamic Neural Retraining System to recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Food Sensitivities, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and Anxiety.

Joanna began noticing symptoms of limbic system impairment when she was a child. She recalls, “I would get tired more quickly than others, and was fearful around people I didn’t know well, but I really started having problems as a young adult at the beginning of 2011.” Prior to finding the Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS), Joanna had visited several different doctors and specialists to try to find an answer to her accumulating list of symptoms, including a medical doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), a nutritionist, a counselor, a chiropractor who specialized in treating Lyme Disease, and a naturopath who specializes in genetics and detoxification.

Joanna eventually found out about DNRS through a friend and again online. “A friend of my mom’s had mentioned it before, but there were so many suggestions being made to us about what would help, that we didn’t really look into it.  I really got interested after seeing a video on YouTube – it was a testimonial of someone who had similar health problems as I did, and had been seeing progress with DNRS.  That’s when I knew I wanted to try it.” Joanna has since celebrated many milestones along the way of her recovery journey, and she shared her most recent progress on our Community Forum: 

SO MUCH has changed since my last blog post about 6 months ago.  Here are just some of the changes I’ve seen!

  1. I now do something out of the house 4-5 times a week!!  This is a huge change!  Before DNRS, it was more like 2 times a week.
  1. I am able to freely say YES when friends ask me to do something with them, instead of being “scheduled out” for the next 2 months because of limited energy. 
  1. I can eat as much fruit as I want!  Enjoying different things I can make with it.  
  1. I am eating some dairy and thoroughly enjoying it.
  1. I am a lot less sensitive to fragrances.  I used to have to air out fragrant library books in the garage before reading them.  Now, I haven’t noticed fragrance on any library books for the last few months! 
  1. On my more low-key, rest days, I am able to do crafts and other creative things and even a small job or two.  And they are RESTFUL to me.  Before, my rest days looked more like laying on the couch most of the day. 
  1. I feel more like myself at work and around people.  I am so much more calm and I can think more clearly.  I am more in control of what I think and do instead of being “taken over” by adrenaline.  Ah, it’s so very wonderful and refreshing to just feel like ME. 
  1. Going on walks is no big deal now. 
  1. I spontaneously decide to do things that take energy, instead of feeling like I have to “ration” my energy out. 
  1. Huge lessening in the “addictive” pull of my computer/phone.  Learning to USE them instead of them controlling me.
  1. Recovering so much faster after big days.
  1. No to little anxiety when messaging or texting people.  And I don’t agonize over the “perfect” way to say things.
  1. My mind doesn’t get “stuck” thinking about something as much.  I have more control over what I think about and am able to move on to thinking about new things easier.
  1. I notice things around me more instead of being stuck in my head. 
  1. Happy dreams more often.
  1. Getting going faster in the morning, instead of being zoned out for the first hour or two.
  1. Have had people over to our house a few times, even if they wear a lot of fragrances!
  1. Monthly cycle getting closer to “normal”.
  1. Once in a while I go out and do something for a bit on the same day that I work in the morning!  Unheard of before! 
  1. Was confronted with a subject that I used to panic over…like I used to not be able to get my mind unstuck from it for days.  BUT THIS TIME I was able to redirect my mind. I felt like I was able to handle and process it in a healthy way!  I was in awe and amazed! 
  1. Was able to go to a petting farm, I wanted to go to for years!!  And there’s a possibility of going horse-back riding there this summer.  Yay, energy!

And there are so many more, too. It is so good to look back at all the amazing ways DNRS has helped me so far.  I can tend to start only looking at what hasn’t changed yet, but looking back at this, I realize how many amazing things I can be grateful for.  I remember, before I found DNRS, thinking that if I could only have the energy to make it out of the house a couple more times a week, I would be content.  I want to celebrate that, and how far I’ve come. 

To someone who is still suffering, Joanna’s message is, “I know you have probably been recommended so many things, tried so many treatments, and gotten your hopes up so many times, only to not have it work. I know you might not want to try something and get your hopes up AGAIN.  But the thing with DNRS is, there is nothing to lose.  I truly believe that everyone would benefit from doing the program. I have seen so much transformation in my emotional and thought life since starting DNRS.  I am no longer ‘stuck’.  I can move forward. I am a different person from when I started, not only physically, but also emotionally and spiritually.  I truly believe that DNRS will help heal those of you with chronic illness, and I know that through this program you will have outstanding growth as a person.”


  • Brenda August 10, 2019 11:05 am

    Congratulations Joanna! Very inspiring!

  • beata popowicz August 18, 2019 12:16 pm

    Hi Joanna, Congratulations!
    I am starting DNRS program. Your story is very inspiring. I am looking forward to tell everyone my journey to recovery.

  • Alyssa Prouty August 29, 2019 10:24 pm

    I agree! I think EVERYONE can benefit from the program. There is nothing to lose! In just 2 weeks I’ve noticed HUGE shifts in perspective and much less anxiety and depression! My husband is so happy because I’m so much more positive! haha, but seriously! I have a lot more energy and I’m connecting to people who I had a hard time with in the past. People are smiling at me more and I’m laughing and joking a lot more with my co workers! I am having fun again. Its been a long time since Ive just played around and had a light easy time. It feels so good! Thanks for sharing your story!!

  • Gloria Tan September 2, 2019 9:39 pm

    Hi Joanna, So happy for your progress & thanks for sharing, I also have all the lyme, food sensitivies etc that u had. I can’t eat gluten, dairy, grains, fruit, citrus, nightshades, beef, pork anymore and it makes life so sad and difficult. i also get so bloated 🙁 and bladder pain/infections. were u able to start eating foods again? how long did it take? how do you know when it’s ok to try? i can’t wait to enjoy life again out in restaurants with family and friends!

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