We contacted Dr. Higgins when our 11-year-old son had a sudden onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms upon discontinuation of his asthma maintenance medication. For 120 days, our son experienced debilitating depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, nightmares, paranoia, and visual and auditory hallucinations. After consultations with our pediatrician, the emergency room psychiatric department, a rheumatologist, psychologist, psychiatrist, social workers, an immunologist, pulmonologist, and chiropractor failed to uncover a viable cause such as infections, traumatic event, autoimmune disease, and sleep apnea, we contacted Dr. Higgins.
At our initial consultation, Dr. Higgins explained that our son’s medication and/or the abrupt discontinuation, most likely affected his brain’s neurotransmitters. We discussed a plan to test his neurotransmitter levels in order to develop a customized protocol to restore the levels. For the first time, my husband and I did not feel alone in our journey to help our son.
We found a partnership with Dr. Higgins that took us from feeling helpless and desperate to feeling hopeful and empowered. Not only did Dr. Higgins take the time to explain the science behind the neurotransmitter test results in terms we could easily understand, but she also encouraged us to believe the supplements and the full-body detoxification program would be successful. This foundation allowed us to completely commit to the program, even on days when we felt defeated.
During the treatment, Dr. Higgins kept in constant communication with us, providing guidance and encouragement, as well as counseling directly to our son. Her unique approach to initiating casual conversation as opposed to traditional therapy resonated with our son, and he responded to her differently than to others.
The protocol Dr. Higgins developed was a success. We will be forever grateful to Dr. Higgins for not only healing our son, but for walking with us through this traumatic time in our life.
Getting tested through Pillar Health Systems and Dr. Higgins is a decision I’m very glad I made. I had been experiencing a significant drop in energy, focus, and motivation for a little more than a year and needed some answers. Seeing my neurotransmitter numbers and how they correlated with what I was experiencing was liberating for me. It took my abstract symptoms and gave them concrete causes and solutions.
Three months into supplement treatment, I am better able to manage my day. If I choose not to do something, it’s because I don’t want to, not because I can’t. I am better able to focus on things I read, which is helpful to my job as a copy editor. I am more interested in committing to activities and social engagements than I was previously. Ultimately, the things I struggle with now sit well under my control and management. I feel more in control of each day.
I was struggling both physically and emotionally when I connected with Dr. Higgins. I had been battling with weight gain along with dealing with outside stressors.
My initial consultation with Dr. Higgins had me hooked. She took the time to listen to me, and her compassionate manner put me at ease immediately. She explained how she would put me through some initial testing to determine what were some of the physical issues that might be occurring.
After the test results came back, Dr. Higgins patiently went over the results with me, answering any questions I had regarding my results. She then prescribed a treatment plan. This plan included her contacting me weekly to follow up on how I was doing.
Dr. Higgins is one of a kind. I highly recommend that if you are looking for an innovative, proactive approach to better health, you seek out her expertise. You will not be disappointed.
My son and I both have used Dr. Higgins to help us find the root cause of our health problems. My son suffered an adverse reaction to his asthma medication and we went through her to facilitate a neurotransmitter test. The adverse reaction left him depressed, unable to focus, having trouble sleeping, hyperactive, poor impulse control, and much more. We found four neurotransmitters were substantially off the charts. She prescribed supplements based on clinical data, and within days, he was happy, smiling again, and able to articulate his feelings, instead of reacting impulsively. He also was able to be calm and focused enough to start therapy.
We also had her test his micronutrient levels to help combat his asthma and found he was deficient in eight, and borderline on eight. Instead of guessing what vitamins he needed, the answer was right in front of us. Within a week of Dr. Higgins’ protocol, my son reported he had “much more energy.” I’m excited to see his health improve over time once his nutrient levels are stable.
I also started to have several health issues this past year; asthma, allergies, and chronic fatigue. Dr. Higgins ran a micronutrient panel on me, as well, and found I was deficient in several micronutrients, including copper, which makes me so grateful we did this since this deficiency can eventually lead to cancer if not corrected. After one month of Dr. Higgins’ protocol, I don’t feel as exhausted. I was feeling like I couldn’t get through the day without taking a nap. I also had a lot of digestion problems that feel much improved. We are so grateful to Dr. Higgins for helping us!
I first met Dr. Higgins when we lectured at the same venue. I was quickly impressed by her vast knowledge and deep insight of health and wellness. Her 4 Pillars philosophy of balancing the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of life instantly resonated with the “whole person” training I had experienced at the USAF Academy – a core fundamental underlying the success of all U.S. military academies.
Even as a colleague, I personally benefited from her wise counsel on various issues. And although I had been working out for several decades, her techniques for “competing with you” drove me to finally achieve the same weight I was back in my early 20s.
Dr. Higgins’ weekly radio show covers a wide range of topics and is packed with useful information. In addition to listening to her broadcast, I strongly recommend and endorse her book, The Dr. Higgins Guide to Health & Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual.
Dr. Higgins’ insightful advice has made a real, practical difference for me. Her strategy of balancing my own physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual pillars, gave a clear and focused path for leading a more invigorating life.
Dr. Doug Beason
Dr. Higgins consulted with me, did a lab work-up that no one had ever done before, and created a protocol that made a new person out of me. Having been a daily drinker for three to four decades, as well as a smoker of marijuana and a habitual gambler, created a taxing life – to say the least. I now am clean and sober, and don’t miss my old life.
I had become a daily drinker of alcohol and daily smoker of marijuana. I was experiencing auditory hallucinations and became paranoid of those around me. Dr. Higgins went through a very lengthy consultation and listened to what I had been experiencing. She did a lab work-up that was fascinating and made total sense as to what I had been experiencing. Within a week, I was feeling tremendous changes for the better, which continued to improve over the next several months. My life has improved in every way.
Dr. Higgins is a giver and a healer. She believes in doing what is right, not what is easy. She taught me that life is a journey – with purpose and meaning – for us to learn and become all that we are meant to be.
Dr. Higgins gave me my son back! We are forever grateful. No one has ever spent so much time listening to what was going on with my son. He was no longer able to attend school because his mental state had deteriorated so much. His life was upside down. His anxiety, anger, and depression left him hating life. Dr. Higgins ordered lab work, then created a specific protocol based on his results. He got his life back, and in doing so, so did our entire family.
To say Dr. Higgins helped me is an understatement. She took me from a state of “thinking” what was wrong with me to “knowing” what was wrong with me, and we went from treating the symptoms to treating the actual problem. She spent so much time with me, walking me through my ups and downs, until I was back on my feet and functioning as my normal self again. I never had a doctor care for me as she has and I have seen her do this with every patient she has encountered. Dr. Higgins doesn’t just diagnose and treat, she educates, informs, and motivates. I have no doubt that this is her life’s calling and she has answered it with tremendous joy, compassion, and perseverance. Thank you, Dr. Higgins, for all you do to help others get back on their feet and enjoy life again!