I started this Blog because God has sparked within me a desire to bring the message of health, hope and healing to all those who need it, but especially to those that have been touched by physical infirmities. At least some level of healing is available to all who ask, seek and believe!

Join me as I take a step of faith out of the boat and into the murky waters to begin my own journey of health and healing. We will be taking a closer look at how to find healing in our modern-day world and what God has to say about the process as well. Some of the posts will be on practical ways to achieve healing in our bodies; others will be inspirational and are meant to bring you hope. I think most of you will find that a lot of the information here challenges what you think you know about good health.

May Jehovah Rapha--God, Our Healer--open your hearts, minds and eyes as you explore this website. And may you never forget...to Always Hope.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Dr. Rick Sponagule and Florida Detox and Wellness (FDWI)

If any of you didn't get a chance to catch my last blog post about my treatment with Dr. Sponaugle at FDWI, you can see that HERE. There are a few others HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

I have heard through the grapevine that Dr. Gordon Crozier was fired by Dr. Sponaugle a few months ago and is no longer working with him. Dr. Crozier has just opened up a practice in the Orlando area. In talking to patients who have seen Dr. Crozier, he is a kind, compassionate and knowledgeable doctor who does focus more on nutrition and healing the gut. He also realizes that these environmental illnesses are not quick fixes and may require long-term treatment and maintenance.  Basically, it sounds to me like he has much of the knowledge that Sponaugle does (especially after working with him for some time) but takes greater care in patient treatment and managing expectations.

UPDATE as of 3/13/14: I can no longer recommend Dr. Crozier. Please see my post HERE as to why.

Always Hope


  1. Hi I am currently staying in southwest Florida and am dealing with complex lyme mold gi autoimmune Etc etc issues. I would love to contact you and find out more. Please email me if you are able to I am looking for good resources here

    1. Hi Laura,

      I am happy to communicate with you but I have no way to email you.


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    3. Have you been in contact with Sophie who posted above? Might you know if she would allow me to contact her regarding methylation issues/treatment?


  2. Hi Hope :)

    We corresponded a few years back. I hope you are feeling better every day.
    Just a quick fyi, that Facebook link for Dr. Cozier didn't work for me, but this one does https://www.facebook.com/DrCrozier/

    Best to you always!
    bodybychocolate email address

  3. Thank you, Trish. I hope you're doing well also! I am back to working full time and enjoying a high quality of life.

    After some personal interaction with Dr. C's office, I can't say I'm impressed with him but I've heard he's helped some people so I am leaving the information up. :)

  4. Great to hear!!

    Me, not so much unfortunately. Would you mind my asking what steps you took to be in such wonderful health? I'm really happy for you after all that you have been through!

    Best to you,

  5. can you please contact me, if you know the last name of the Nurse named DENNIS at Florida Rapid Detox, do you know if HE Sponaugle was FIRED or LOST his Privledges to practice the RAPID DETOX? IF so, are they allowing him to HAVE HIS SO-CALLED WELLNESS Institute there too? Seems they should know by now HE'S A CROOK..I KNOW PERSONALLY..Please contact me, email debbieciolli@cfl.rr.com

  6. Please contact me, I have personal information regarding this Dr. Sponaugle, SO I'd like to ask about some information. If he's had his Privledges pulled, where is he Now scamming with a new WELLNESS I? I Was there with a family member, this family member went twice, SO your BLOG HIT HOME.. I have a lot OF FIRST HAND INFORMATION..Your blog about this "DR?"..& his mannerisms are EXACTLY what WE experienced, NO COINCIDENCES HERE..all FACTS, Also about them being able to REMOVE Posts were people told how it did NOT WORK, & Actually made them WORSE..I KNOW, personally, My family member PAID TWICE, because yes, they BLAMED HIM..& yet it's a decade later, & he's still suffering..from the after effects of ALL the DRUGS they, HE PUT HIM ON, & WE KNEW DENNIS, His Nurse?? So that surely Connected some DOTS..Please contact me debbieciolli@cfl.rr.com

  7. I need to know if the Rapid Detox that Sponaugle was doing at some part of that Hospital, can't remember if it was a St. Marys or?? But I DO remember Dennis, & since we were there, I remember so much of what your blog states is ALL TRUE. At the time I'd tried to Post again, it was during the TIME he, Spnougle had a MEETING, highly publicized with another ???? Somers..remember that> SO I need to know, is he now doing the RAPID DETOX plus this so-called ONE CURE FIXES ALL Somewhere else?? I am asking because my family member who I escorted here, actually paid twice, $12k 1st time, & $13K 2nd time..yes, he had the NERVE to CHARGE again, & the time in between?? less than 6 to 7 months..Now he's a WELLNESS Center? OMG..

  8. Anybody had recent treatment by dr crozier in st Mary's near Orlando ? Please give me your insights... What about Naples at lifestyle healing institute ? Thank you