Nerve Pain Testimonials

Arthritis and nerve pain relief: “I feel better than I have in 5 years”

I have a fragmented disc at l4-l5 that causes nerve pain down my right leg and numbness down my left leg. I also have arthritis pain in my hip and left knee. I work retail and am on my feet on cement floors, so I deal with this foot and leg pain every day. Since starting Banjo I am able to get through the day without all this pain. I feel better than I have in 5 yrs.

It took only 4 or 5 days and I noticed a difference in how I felt at the end of my work day. I usually hurt too bad to do anything but sit after work, but after starting Banjo I was able to come home and cook dinner, do dishes, ect. You know how tiring being in pain is. Well Banjo made such a difference I don’t even need those power naps. Now I am able to spend quality time with my Grandson that I raise.

I have been able to have such a better life with your product. You see I take Norco ( loratab) 10 mg 3 x’s a day have for 5 yrs. Now some days I only take 1/2 a tablet! The doctor explained that that is my body’s addiction to the narcotic. I hate that thought and have great hope that I will soon have days that I don’t have to take any.

I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for my life. Thank you for the work you are doing that is helping so many people. May God Bless you and yours.

Elizabeth Howard


This stuff may not taste the best in the world, but it WORKS!

When I first heard of Banjo about 6 or 8 weeks ago i was skeptical. I’ve tried many things for my fibro and everything failed. I had fibro so bad that I hurt all the time, my mobility was extremely limited, I had constant nerve pain, and I had no energy at all. I wasn’t sleeping well and I wasn’t able to play with my daughter very often. My quality of life sucked. I felt like I was dying from the inside out. I felt helpless.

I got my first shipment of Banjo and started it right off. At first I noticed no improvements. I also found that I can’t stand the taste of turmeric at all. Within a week I had to challenge myself to keep taking it. Then I started dissolving Banjo in my water. That worked wonderfully. I added a Splenda and a bit more mint.

By the end of the second week, I noticed I had cut way down on all pain killers. I have more energy, fewer headaches, and I’m in a better mood. I’m able to go out walking more and play with my daughter more.

My mobility is and always will be an issue due to injuries from a car accident. However, I have less nerve pain and i am walking with less pain. I’ve not used a cane in almost 3 weeks. By the end of the third week I’ve noticed I’m able to sleep without taking anything for the first time in my life! I’m waking up a little easier as well. Lol, you still don’t want to know me before I’ve had a cup of coffee though! I laugh more and smile more, as I’m hurting less and less. Now I’m starting to work on rebuilding my strength.

Thank you for giving me my life back, Dr Steve! This stuff may not taste the best in the world, but it WORKS!

Dorothy Larmore

Fibromyalgia pain, migraine, sciatica relief – after 15 years

Dear Dr. Steve;

This is my update on my experience with Banjo.

I started using Banjo because I have bad fibromyalgia and have had constant pain for over 15 years, starting in 1993. For the first 3 years I was home bound, and my life since that time has been constantly limited by chronic, daily pain. It’s been a long time of suffering. Before starting Banjo I was also getting 2-4 migraines per month and had sciatica. The sciatica is better but i still need a forearm crutch for balance. Fibromyalgia & migraines are where the most improvement has occurred.

I’ve been using Banjo for about 7 weeks. During that time I have not had a migraine. That is a big change. But the biggest change is that my fibromyalgia pain is almost gone. That’s how Banjo has really changed my life.

First on the migraine, as holidays rolled around and I was eating different foods (made by others so I don’t know the ingredients) which normally would lead to major pain during holidays with major migraine. But this time, after a few weeks on banjo, I only had one or two slight headaches … nothing debilitating.

Normal aches & pains were also being diminished by that time. After 2 weeks the effect was not super dramatic on my fibromyalgia but I was able to make a trip to New Orleans for a few weeks and I didn’t need a week to recover from driving.

Now, after 7 weeks on Banjo I’ve recently made a couple 8 hour drives. I just couldn’t have done this without Banjo, because of the pain and the extra pain it would cause. Now I’ve been living out of a suitcase for the past few weeks and planning more travel for the new year. Wouldn’t have considered this much travel 3 months ago. The pain from the trip would have me bedridden for a week (at least) now I take a day to recover & I’m up & going again.

I still have some aches and pains but my life is much more normal than before. I have a lot of my freedom back and I feel I just keep getting better. I have recommended Banjo to friends and relatives who suffer with pain, especially with fibromyalgia and migraine. Banjo works.



Relief of longstanding fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy and arthritis

Dear Dr. Steve,

I just wanted to say that after trying Banjo for the last month I have had an increase in stamina and energy that seemed impossible for the last 15 years when I was diagnosed with what the Rheumatologist called “old fashioned” Rheumatism. Which he explained was also called myositis, now most often called Fibromyalgia. Also my osteoarthritis is greatly improved and my diabetic neuropathy pain is slowly getting better. The neuropathic pain is now the most bothersome, but I have not had the stabbing pain that I would frequently get with the neuropathy that actually prevented me from sleeping since I started Banjo. So, that is an improvement. I still have a good bit of pins and needles type neuropathy pain.

Being an RN who mostly worked steady night shift, I blamed my aches and pains on a lack of proper sleep and Juvenile Diabetes. I could not sleep more than 2 hours in a row without getting up and walking the floor from leg, foot pain, and all over tenderness, stiffness, and soreness. I continued to work and raise two small kids like this.

I eventually found a Doctor much like you, who helped me manage with vitamin therapy but was literally run out of our area because of his focus on treating fibromyalgia and the whole host of inflammatory autoimmune type conditions with mega vitamins and non mainstream treatments. However, since he left 6 years ago and I was still suffering from increased fatigue and worsening of the diabetic neuropathy as well as osteoarthritis of my left knee and hips I tried “Dr Steve’s Banjo”.

It’s great to finally be able to get though the day without me having to lay down and nap on the couch at least 2-3 times in a day. I’ve been able to do more house work than I usually was able to before hand and noticed a clearer more alert and energized feeling than I’ve had since before I developed the fibromyalgia.I will continue to use Banjo as long as possible because it’s made me more productive and decreased my pain to the point that I’m able to once again have a feeling of relief. I want to get out of bed in the morning instead of being afraid to wake up to another day of fatigue, pain and stiffness and what I used to call a “lack of life” because I just wasn’t my usual cheery and optimistic self.

I still have an occasional off day but the overall improvements that I’ve noted are something that I want to keep. THANK YOU for your hard work and dedication to helping people like me, who thought they were going crazy. Many doctors can’t understand how you can hurt so much from something they can’t even pinpoint as a disease, but classify as a set of symptoms “without” a positive test for what is wrong with them.


Debra A. Potts RN :-)

Relief from fibromyalgia, Sjogrens, and chronic pain

I was called an “anomalous anomaly” by Mayo Clinic doctors in 1998.  Since then, pain has been a constant part of my life – especially over the last seven years. I’ve been to many doctors: a vascular surgeon who was certain I had a congenital defeat affecting my blood flow, a neurologist who was certain I had juvenile degenerative disc disease, a rheumatologist who said I had an unusual form of fibromyalgia, another neurologist who said I had carpel tunnel syndrome, and finally, another rheumatologist who has diagnosed me with some kind of autoimmune and inflammation disease – but who says my testing history since 2003 is inconclusive. He told me I tested positive for Sjogren’s disease, but that “it doesn’t necessarily mean that what’s going on is caused by Sjogren’s”.

Over the course of the past five years, the pain I experienced actually brought me to the point where I didn’t really want to live – Why?  The pain just sucked everything out from under me.  It was completely unpredictable.  Some days I would feel sort of normal, only to wake up the next day – exhausted – after a full night of sleep.  The doctors ordered a sleep study, but they didn’t find anything like sleep apnea that could explain my lack of rest during sleep.

I started to believe that I deserved being sick – that I had to just tolerate living – and it started becoming “normal” to watch everything being taken away from me; my health, my hope, my dreams, my vitality, my energy, my worth, my relationships, my future…

Reading my own words, I can see how difficult it would be for someone who isn’t experiencing constant diffused pain to understand how hard it is and how exhausting fighting it can be.  I’ve delivered four babies, all without drugs, and I can tell you without doubt, that daily, diffuse pain is much worse. It’s like a kind of torture that just wears down your mind and resiliency.

Then, about a month ago I reconnected with Steve Roberts (“Dr. Steve”) through Facebook. After looking at his site and reading some of the testimonials there I reached out to Steve to ask more about Banjo. I knew Steve from high school and we had many of the same friends over 30 years now – so I had the advantage of knowing he wasn’t some kind of quack.  Also, I grew up in a family that was well ahead of its time in regard to understanding the benefits of vitamins, good food, and health- both physically and mentally. So, I already knew something about the ingredients in Banjo, their safety, and the fact that taking the lozenge was really no different than drinking a cup of herbal tea.

After disclosing a little about my condition, I was surprised when Steve suggested I should give Banjo a try – that he was confident it could really help me. While I was hopeful – I didn’t really expect Banjo to completely WORK and to make such a huge difference in my life.

Within about 3 days I could feel the difference Banjo was making – It was hard for me to believe, but I could not deny the following:

1) I used to need a friend to work on pressure points before I’d be able to walk in the morning – now I don’t

2) I didn’t have to “carefully” stand up after sitting, wait before taking a step, and then hold my back because it hurt – because it doesn’t hurt

3) When I slept, I woke up feeling rested.  In fact, I am sleeping the same number of hours that satisfied me 20 years ago.

4) I feel 20 years younger!

5) I felt “normal” – not drugged. I felt like myself again.  I had energy.  I could think and focus.  I am happy. Life is so much easier.

I’ve now been taking Banjo for about 3 weeks and I know it’s true that I’m feeling better and will keep feeling better.  I am able to do things I wasn’t able to do before – and I thought I’d never be able to do again. It’s like the problems were just “lifted” away or removed.

For example, I was driving my car and looked over my shoulder to merge left.  When I returned to looking forward, I had a glimmer of a memory – which I almost didn’t even notice – I “remembered” that looking over my shoulder always used to hurt and I’d have to brace myself while doing it.  I didn’t have to brace myself anymore.

Another time, I was talking with a friend about a very negative emotional situation and I noticed that my shoulders were aching.  As I walked into another room, I was holding my back so I could walk straight because my back started aching.  It took a few minutes before I realized I had forgotten to take Banjo that day.  As soon as I took two tablets, the symptoms “lifted” away.

Two weeks later, I forgot again.  ( I’ve heard it’s easy for people to forget to take medicine if they start feeling better )

That night, I noticed my left ankle and leg was very swollen. Both ankles and feet were feeling stiff and hot and achy (like my whole body used to feel).  (The swelling on my left side – and the strange effects it would have on my vascular system, were another one of the anomalies the doctors never could explain)

In any event, their lack of a diagnosis doesn’t matter because as soon as I remembered to take Banjo, the swelling reduced and my ankles and feet don’t ache anymore.

I’m beginning to feel like me again. I’d almost forgotten what it was like to live without pain!

Looking back, I realize that my biggest struggle was to admit that I was powerless over what was happening to my physical body and how it affected my mind and my heart.

I admitted the reality of the situation – finally – and that every effort I made to find a doctor to fix me only led me down a road that gave them the power to tell me I couldn’t be fixed…and I used to believe it.

I thank GOD for all I’ve gone through so I could learn what I really needed to learn.  There is a way for me to be grateful for the pain because it allowed me to see that God loves me and will take care of me.

All that was being asked of me was to give the power back to God – not sell my soul by giving the decision about whether or not I could be healed to some “expert” who couldn’t admit they didn’t know how – they only knew how to lessen the symptoms (maybe) but never STOP the cause of all the pain!!!

I know God always has a purpose in everything I experience – and that it always leads to love – and that it always expands because I can share it

And when I share what I’ve learned with others then they will be given just what I’ve received… and they will learn and be supported in depending entirely on God.  That’s the truly important thing.

For me, the pain was the “fuel” to drive me toward a certain direction. The pain was like my very own, custom made GPS!

It led me step by step (and year by year) to the destination

–      seeking an answer from God

–      receiving a miracle

–      giving the Glory back to God

–      so that other people can know the same thing

It’s all about what we give power to – right?

I didn’t have the power to fix me.

The doctors sure didn’t.

But, God did by helping me reconnect with Steve and learn about the inflammation that was destroying my life –

Banjo stops the inflammation

And I thank God for helping Steve become a doctor who believed in miracles – and helping them along by making the lozenge!

I have a little bit of hope that I wanted to share– I am grateful to say thank you in this way.

Keep strong and God Bless!

KPB – Minneapolis