The holidays are a special time of the year and last week I received a bunch of very special gifts. Several of my patients had some amazing success stories in just a few weeks of starting their protocols.
The Story of J
J was having some trouble breathing and one morning he woke up with major pain in his chest and trembling in both hands. He was scared to death and went straight to the ER. After lots of testing he was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis.
Sarcoidosis is the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells (granulomas) in different parts of your body — most commonly the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes and skin. Sarcoidosis results from the body’s immune system responding to an unknown substance, most likely something inhaled from the air.
J was given a steroid medication and sent home. The medication caused him to vomit blood. J was at his wit’s end when his girlfriend suggest he come and see me. He was skeptical about functional-wellness medicine but he was prepared to listen. After a through exam we sent him home with some simple instructions.
J’s simple protocol
- He was to begin and anti-inflammatory diet of whole organic nutritious foods found in nature. Common allergens like gluten, dairy, sugar, soy etc were eliminated.
- His exam also showed that J had metal toxicity. We learned that he had multiple exposures during his time as an active marine. He was also given multiple vaccines, every year during that time period. We gave him a supplement to help chelate the metals and support his immune system.
- We also suggested he remove and or modify major stressors from his life.
One month later J came in for his follow up visit. He had followed our advice and he was feeling 95% better. He had lost weight, the trembling in his hands had diminished, his energy had improved and so had his outlook of life. His breathing was not labored and he felt like he could slowly get back to a regular fitness routine.
He was amazed at the power of natural healing. You see, J had only ever been exposed to the symptom / pill approach. Getting to the root cause of his problems and giving his body the right stuff had had a profound effect on healing in just 3-4 weeks.
Stories like this as true gifts for me and my patients. Good health is your most important asset.
Happy Holidays and thank you to all my patients for allowing me to share in your healing journeys. I am truly blessed for these gifts.