by John Laznovsky The Wolf of Wellness It can be stated that the vast majority of curriculums centered around medical sciences and health sciences have been teaching students for decades that foods higher in saturated fat and dietary cholesterol such as red meat, organ meats, eggs etc., are a direct link to heart disease and should be avoided. As a … Read More
John Laznovsky has over ten years of experience in the field of corrective exercise and rehabilitation as a Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Manual Therapist. He holds advanced certifications in Kettlebells, Functional Movement Screening, Posture Analysis, Sciatica Treatment, Neck and Scapula Pain, Back Pain and CPR and AED.
John specializes in treating disorders of the nervous and musculoskeletal system. By use of systematic postural screenings, gait analysis and range of motion assessments, John is able to locate postural dysfunction and faulty movement patterns that commonly lead to pathology. He assists his clients by utilizing advanced manual therapy techniques to directly treat the issues observed and creates an individualized rehabilitative program for the client to follow. Each rehabilitative program consists of corrective stretches, mobilizations and exercises tailored to help correct the client’s unique set of imbalances.
John's clients range from amateur and professional athletes to people rehabilitating an injury or those who are dealing with acute or chronic pain. John focuses on addressing any imbalances in the body such as chronic muscular tension, weak muscular chains and sling systems and postural asymmetries and works with his clients to correct them using the aforementioned techniques. He also helps clients with various health issues, digestive problems and other ailments by utilizing various holistic and homeopathic modalities. John feels small lifestyle changes can go a long way. Along with in-depth nutritional counseling and holistic lifestyle coaching, John's well-rounded therapeutic and training background add a dynamic edge to the health and fitness scene!
Now that you've seen my credentials, let me give you an idea of my background into my health and fitness journey. I wasn't always the happy, healthy, fit person you see in the picture above. Not so long ago, I was a very unhealthy, frustrated person. I tried to keep it under wraps as much as I could since I was working in and out of gyms as a Personal Trainer. Being unhealthy in the health and fitness scene doesn't really look too good. I was embarrased. I used to get frustrated when I'd see healthy bodied people eating junk and mistreating their body. I, of course, used to be one of these people, until the health issues became so prevalent, I couldn't ignore them anymore. I vowed that if I could become healthy again, I wouldn't mistreat my body anymore and I would also relay this information to help others with their health and well being.
My symptoms included: chronic IBS and digestive distress. I would commonly find blood in my bowel movements, not to mention I was going about 4-6 x a day! My stomach was always bloated and I would constantly get cramps and pain in my abdomen. Muscular cramps and muscle spasms were a common thing for me. I just assumed it was because I worked out really hard and it was normal. I was also unable to get those beach ready abs : (
I suffered constant sinus pressure and congestion and I would frequently become dizzy and lose my sense of balance. I remember being nervous walking down hallways with other people because I was afraid I was going to bump into them. I found myself getting sick multiple times a year and missing work because of it. I visited several doctors and specialists, they ran some blood tests and other screenings but they didn't really have an answer except antibiotics and nasal sprays for my sinuses.
Chronic fatigue and irritability plagued me. Sometimes at the end of a day I would just lie on my bed shaking because I was so run down. My immune system seemed to be getting weaker, my symptoms became worse and I had no explanation for any of it. I asked the Doctors several times if the nasal spray had any side effects because I suspected it was the reason for my weakend immune system, they replied "No, keep taking it, it will help." One day I saw a commercial on T.V. for the commercial brand of the nasal spray I was taking and they listed a suppressed immune system as a side effect of the drug. I knew it! I finally figured out that the chronic rounds of antibiotics, nasal sprays, poor diet and lifestyle had all severely weakend my immune system.
As if a blessing from god, I met Mary, whom is now my wife : ) Mary, being a licensed acupuncturist, introduced me to some concepts and protocols from Eastern Medicine and acupuncture treatment. At this time, I was also getting heavily into learning nutrition and lifestyle and functionality as taught by Paul Chek, John Berrardi and other health and fitness gurus. Dont get me wrong, I already had a solid background in nutrition and fitness with my degree and experience as a trainer but the info I learned outside of school took me to the next level. Mary knew how to test me for food senstivities and allergies since she is certified in Applied Kinesiology as well. It turns out that I had a lot of food allergies and sensitivities! I also realized, from my own research, that I had leaky gut syndrome and candida over-growth. I worked with a Naturopathic doctor who helped me further tweak my diet and lifestyle and put me on a few different supplements from Standard Process to help me heal.
Switching to an Organic diet and lifestyle, cutting out processed foods (even the organic ones) as much as possible, eating the right type of foods for my body type, following the proper guidelines to heal leaky gut and reduce candida over-growth, really helped me take my health to the next level. I started a meditative/ spiritual practice and allowed more love and peace into my life. The changes to my health and well being didn't happen over night, it happened in stages but I was patient and determined. Since the beginning of my health journey, my knowledge in regard to nutrition and the human body have increased extensively. Mary watched me grow stronger, healthier and more peaceful as time went on.
I can now proudly say that I am the healthiest and happiest I have ever been! I have also kept my promise to relay this information to others, being the proud co-owner of Wolf Moon Wellness with my beautiful wife. I wish everyone the best in their journey and we would be proud to be a part of yours.