TheseI grew up in a poor neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. During the summers I spent most of my days sitting on the stoop, the front steps, reading piles of books that I carried home weekly from my local library, and watched people go by.
It hurt me, even at a young age, to see how hard it was for some people to get around. It broke my heart watching them as they struggled to get across the street. It seemed that everyone was in a hurry, beeping their horns, and telling them to “come on already!”. No respect for people who had dedicated their lives to working and bringing up children.
My father was known as the “Mayor” of Hopkinson Avenue, because if anyone needed his help, he was there. He was kind to people and animals. So perhaps this is why watching the older folks, I promised myself that I would make a difference in the lives of others. This goal, of being of service to others, has governed my life.
I was lucky that The College of the City of New York, CCNY, had low tuition rates. Working during school breaks for the money I needed, I became the first person in my family to graduate from College, and staying within public education systems, eventually went on to get a PhD in the sciences from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
My reasoning in becoming a scientist, rather than a medical physician, was that as the former, I might only affect the life of a patient one at a time, but as a scientist, my findings might help hundreds or thousands with a single approach. And my hopes panned out, since I have been fortunate to help thousands change their quality of life.
To see comments of some folks for whom I have made a difference, please see http://drhellengreenblatt.info/notes . Some that I am reminded of:
A physician in Manhattan, NY had such significant fatigue and joint discomfort that she was forced to stop her practice and ended up in a wheelchair. Visits to other physicians, physical therapists, massage therapists, and other allopathic and complementary health practitioners did not change her quality of life. After our discussions about a protocol she might follow, she’s back in practice.
There’s Shirley F. who owns a charming restaurant on a scenic part of the Bay. Shirley does most of the preparation and cooking for her guests, but was finding it increasingly difficult to work in the kitchen. Chopping and cutting vegetables, fish, and meats was especially becoming harder and harder. Her fingers had become misshapen as well. Standing and walking around the kitchen and restaurant wasn’t becoming any easier either. After following my suggestions, Shirley found that she no longer had thoughts of giving up on her restaurant .
There’s Candy A. who had suffered from extreme gastrointestinal discomfort for years; nothing she tried made a difference. Within10 days of following my suggestion, Candy found that she was a new person.
These are just a few people who I have helped. You too deserve to feel better. It doesn’t cost you anything to talk with me. My passion is helping people improve their quality of life, naturally, and I would be delighted to help you as well. Feel free to contact me via phone 302.265.3870 (ET) or email me @ DrHellen@DrHellenGreenblatt.info.
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