Rheumatoid Arthritis

Primary Concerns

A 73 year old woman came to the clinic having been recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The ankles, knees and hips were all affected.  The patient had been in a flare about 3 months earlier and was put on steroids to control the inflammation. This was tapered down to about 15mg a day.  She was also on cholesterol medications (statins) and thyroid medication. She was suffering the typical side effects of swelling and water retention from the steroid therapy.  She was still experiencing pain in all of the affected joints and was working to taper off of the steroids.

 

Initial Workup

The patient was in an extreme state of inflammation and this was reflected in her blood smear. Her blood pressure was 178/90. An infection screening test showed a positive test for a spirochete and because of this, a Lyme disease test was ordered. Her organ reflexes for liver and adrenal gland disfunction were also positive.

 
  Here is a picture of her peripheral blood smear at that time

Here is a picture of her peripheral blood smear at that time

 

Dietary Modifications

An intolerance to Potatoes, as well as Fruit when eaten in combination with Sugars  was discovered. She would meet with the nutritionist to be educated on naturopathic sciences of eating and food nutrition, and also start with a detoxification smoothie of food and food based nutrients that are easy to digest.

 

Natural Medications

The patient was already on steroids (prednisone) and working on tapering off of them. We provided nutrient support to assist with the tapering and a replacement natural agent to control the inflammation. We used Chinese herbal formulas to help regulate and reduce the autoimmune attack and nutrients to protect the bones and joints from inflammation. Additional support to assist the detoxification of the liver was provided.  Once the Lyme disease was confirmed natural medications were prescribed to combat the infection.

 

Naturopathic Treatment Procedures

Bio-Thermal Therapy® Treatment was initiated. This patient lived at a great distance and would periodically travel to take treatment. She would stay for 1 to 2 weeks locally, take a daily treatment (4 times weekly) during those visits. Returning once a month for several months for a total of 20 treatments. The treatments varied to address stomach and immune function, liver function, address the joints directly, support the adrenals, improve organ circulation of the kidneys and lungs, etc as the case needed.

Neural Therapy – the subcutaneous injection of procaine – was used on the inflamed joints to reduce pain and break the cycle of inflammation.

 

Progress

The patient improved sequentially. We were able to taper off the prednisone completely and within 6 months the RA was in complete remission, the laboratory tests for RA confirmed this, and no sequelae from the Lyme disease. Patient was stable at last checkup with no symptoms of joint pain or evidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis clinical or on lab testing  4 years later.   

Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of the blood at the beginning of the first visit for a series of 8 Bio-Thermal Therapy® Treatments

 
 Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of the blood at the beginning of the first visit for a series of 8 Bio-Thermal Therapy® Treatments

Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of the blood at the beginning of the first visit for a series of 8 Bio-Thermal Therapy® Treatments

 

Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of the blood after another round of 8 Bio-Thermal Therapy® Treatments:

 
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At this point, the patient was prescribed maintenance treatments, 1 Bio-Thermal Therapy® treatment per month, over the span of 6 months. 

Here is a peripheral smear of the blood at this point-- when she was in clinical remission.

 
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IBS, Acid Reflux, Back Pain, Anemia, Chronic Nausea, SIBO

PRIMARY CONCERNS 

A 27 year old woman presented to the clinic with 3 years of severe acid reflux and nausea. She had suffered ‘all of her life’ with the symptoms, but the previous 3 years were unbearable. She awakes nauseous and feels sick after all of her meals.

The symptoms worsened after being hit from behind by a wave in the ocean that bent her backward suddenly. At its worst she was completely incapacitated and unable to work, she also was anemic and suffered through heavy monthly cycles.  She was exhausted and tired ‘all day'. The impact on her marriage was challenging and while her husband was being very supportive, she longed to have more vitality for the relationship.

Endoscopy has been performed twice and showed that the valve of the lower esophagus that closes the stomach to protect the esophagus from acid was not working correctly. She was taking Prilosec, Zofran, Iron supplements, and Medical Marijuana, nothing was working.

INITIAL WORKUP

After performing our 12-point diagnostic evaluation, we found signs of significant chronic adrenal gland stress, very high inflammation,  deficiency of essential fatty acids, thyroid dysfunction, gallbladder congestion, overgrowth of intestinal bacteria, chronic digestive bacterial overgrowth that increase cancer risk, and reflexes for a hiatal hernia and a dropped kidney (ptosis)

 
  Here is a peripheral smear of her blood at initial workup

Here is a peripheral smear of her blood at initial workup

 

DIETARY MODIFICATIONS 

It was discovered she had an intolerance to animal Milks and foods containing them, as well as Potatoes when eaten in combination with Grain. She would meet with our inhouse nutritionist to be educated on the naturopathic sciences of eating and food nutrition and also to answer questions related to her food intolerances.

NUTRITION AND NATURAL MEDICATIONS

She was prescribed nutrients to restore both her iron and sodium sulphate mineral deficiency, discovered with her initial workup. She was also prescribed a Chinese herbal formula that would improve nutrient absorption and helps to heal the lining of the gut, as well as restoring normal muscular motility waves in the digestive bed.

Nutrient concentrates were prescribed to improve liver and kidney function, along with glandular concentrates and Chinese herbs to support normal hormonal rhythms. As this natural treatment began, she was to continue her regular medications as well.

TREATMENT PROCEDURES

We started with a series of 10 Bio-Thermal Therapy® treatments. 2 treatments each week were designed to improve both digestive and esophageal valve function, normal motility, and to heal the lining of the digestive tract. Special attention was paid to improving bile flow from the liver, in order to reduce regurgitation of bile acids into the stomach. Acupuncture points that complimented the electrotherapy were administered as well to reduce inflammation and improve digestive enzyme secretion.  

The spinal nerves of the kidney interdigitate with the spinal nerves of the stomach at the spine, and In some cases, a urinary tract infection will present with nausea for this reason. In this case, the trauma of hyperextension that immediately preceded the aggravation 3 years previous, was a clue to identifying a physical stress that contributed to the symptoms. That type of trauma can knock a kidney out of position and add to the nausea.

In order to treat this trauma, Naturopathic Manual Therapy was given once a week to reduce the hiatal hernia, as well restore her prolapsed kidney to the appropriate position.  

 
  Picture of Dr. White (right) Dr. Jacob (middle) and Dr. Failor (left) performing an abdominal manual therapy at the Happy Acres Hospital in McMinnville, Oregon in the 1950s.

Picture of Dr. White (right) Dr. Jacob (middle) and Dr. Failor (left) performing an abdominal manual therapy at the Happy Acres Hospital in McMinnville, Oregon in the 1950s.

 

Dr. Jacob trained Dr. Blake in the hiatal hernia and dropped kidney corrections.  The Happy Acres Hospital in now a golf course and the original central building still remains.

PROGRESS

At her 6 week checkup after her first stage of treatment her nausea and reflux were mostly gone, with only some mild and occasional symptoms still presenting. She had stopped the Zofran and Medical Marijuana and was feeling more energized, even saying she ‘feels amazing for the first time in years’.

 
  Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of her blood at that visit

Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of her blood at that visit

 

At this point we reduced the  Bio-Thermal Therapy® treatments to once weekly along with manual therapy to help with some continued low back pain and the likelihood that the hiatal hernia would need periodic correction.

Her hiatal reflexes and kidney reflexes were not present so she was holding those corrections. We were very happy about the improvement but there was still more work to do. Although her symptoms had improved, there was still evidence of inflammation, caused by bacterial overgrowth, we were determined to resolve.

CONTINUED PROGRESS

We had relief of symptoms but correction of the digestive tract would take more time.  She was still on Omeprazole which can be very challenging to withdraw from, especially when it has been taken for many years as in this case.

She completed 12 more treatments over 12 weeks

 
  Here is a picture of the peripheral blood at that point, about 4 months after starting care at the clinic

Here is a picture of the peripheral blood at that point, about 4 months after starting care at the clinic

 

At this time we began to slowly wean her off of the Omeprazole. With the inflammation reduced and the symptoms abated, we could harness the improved quality of the blood to heal the tissues. During this time the patient completed another round of weekly treatments. 

While the patient had significant “relief of life long standing symptoms” within a short 6 week period, at 6 months of treatment, after 46 Bio-Thermal Therapy® she was fully weaned off of her Omeprazole and asymptomatic. Her hair was growing in strongly, skin was glowing, digestion and energy doing great, with her anemia well resolved.

She then moved on to maintenance treatments and had a new lease on life. She started a new job in another part of the state and moved away remaining stable for 7 months, she had some mild aggravations but those were handled with a series of ‘tune-up’ treatments.

 
  Here is a picture of a peripheral blood smear at one year.

Here is a picture of a peripheral blood smear at one year.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER

  Peripheral smear of her blood at Initial Workup

Peripheral smear of her blood at Initial Workup

  Peripheral smear of her blood at 2 years after Initial Workup

Peripheral smear of her blood at 2 years after Initial Workup

Stage 4 Breast Cancer, Metastasis to the Bone

PRIMARY CONCERNS 

A 60 year young female patient presented to the clinic with stage 4 breast cancer that she had been diagnosed with about 8 months previous. The tumor was estrogen positive, progesterone positive, and had a high proliferation rate. The tumor enlarged after a biopsy and the conventional approach to her care had been very unpleasant. She had worked with another naturopathic physician before but had no clear path or treatment plan, and the tumor was only advancing.

INITIAL WORKUP

She had significant pain in the neck and shoulders as well as difficulty sleeping. She was found to be deficient in essential fatty acids and her kidney and liver were having a hard time keeping up with their responsibilities to cleanse the blood. She tested positive for a bacterial overgrowth that stimulates the tumor to grow. Cherry moles on the skin indicated a higher than normal level of estradiol, and her blood pressure was elevated. On her hands she had only two ‘moons’ (lunula) which indicate impaired circulation and oxygen distribution to the body. They were found to be an independent risk factor for cancer development.

 
  Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of blood at the first visit

Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of blood at the first visit

 

DIETARY MODIFICATIONS

We advised her on our Anti-Cancer Diet, uniquely modified to fit her nutritional needs, as well as cancer type. She also tested as intolerant to milk and milk products, as well as fruits when combined with cane sugars.

NUTRITION AND NATURAL MEDICATIONS

We prescribed whole food concentrates to improve liver and kidney function. We used a comprehensive anti-cancer herbal protocol specific for her type of cancer.  This combination of clinically and laboratory tested natural medicines to improve immune attack against cancer cells, and to disrupt various phases of cancer cell growth, replication, and metastasis. We also started her on intramuscular mistletoe injections, a very effective treatment for cancer developed in Germany with over 70 years of research behind it. Along with these treatment plans, we also referred her to an oncologist for evaluation and treatment recommendations.

TREATMENT PROCEDURES

We began comprehensive therapeutic clinical interventions, starting with a series of 3 weekly Bio-Thermal Therapy® treatments. These were designed to improve the body’s fight against the tumor by assisting digestion and improving immune, liver and kidney function.

We initiated high dose intravenous vitamin C therapy that was well above what can be taken orally. There is extensive laboratory and clinical research showing the benefit of High Dose IV Vitamin C (HDIVC) in cancer. Our clinic follows the University of Kansas protocol that is designed to be used either in conjunction or independently of conventional oncological care.  We did these on the same days as the Bio-Thermal Therapy ® treatments.

We had a follow up at one month. In that time she had established integrative care with an oncologist who completed a PET scan and had started her on an estrogen blocker (Letrozole). After the PET scan confirmed the bone metastasis she initiated Zometa infusions with the oncologist to reduce its growth. 

PROGRESS

 
  Here is a picture of her peripheral smear at one month checkup.

Here is a picture of her peripheral smear at one month checkup.

 

At her 1 month checkup she was already feeling much better mentally and emotionally while her cancer tumor markers were being monitored. Now that the quality of the blood was improved, due to improved internal organ function and lower inflammation in her system, we could harness that renewed power of the body to fight the cancer more effectively.

At this time we continued the internal natural medications as well as the mistletoe injections.We reduced the frequency of Bio-Thermal Therapy ® treatments to twice weekly. At one treatment we would do the HDIVC and at the other we would administer intravenous Curcumin, which also has anti-cancer tissue effects.

Under this care she continued to improve over time. Her tumor markers lowered in a serial fashion over the next 6 months to normal levels present in healthy persons, as did her Alkaline Phosphatase’s which were elevated before as a sign of bone metastasis. Her tumor softened and shrank and by 6 months of care her conventional oncologist reported that she was ‘near complete remission’.

 
  Here peripheral smear of her blood at that time.

Here peripheral smear of her blood at that time.

 

We continued supportive care, reducing the frequency of treatments over the following year.

 
  Here is a peripheral smear of her blood after one year of care.

Here is a peripheral smear of her blood after one year of care.

 

CONTINUED PROGRESS

She is now 3 years post diagnosis

Through the course of her healing process, the peripheral smear pictures of her blood inspired her creatively. She began drawing and cartooning her healing process ad this deeply therapeutic practice culminated in a book called Celltoons: The Story of Cancer at a Cellular Level.

Click here for a link to the book as well as her story in her own words. We are deeply humbled and it gives us great joy to have worked with her on her journey.

Autoimmune Polyneuropathy – Sjogrens Disease

Primary Concerns 

A 73 year old woman came to the clinic from Columbia, South America. We had successfully treated her sister's cancer and she was suffering from a neuropathy that could not be clearly diagnosed.  The neuropathy felt like a stabbing sensation and had started on both toes. It gradually progressed upward to the legs and then to the waist and eventually up to the mid chest. She occasionally had to drag her legs to walk. Whereas initially it had been sporadic symptoms coming and going, it was now constant and only lying down provided some relief.

The symptoms had started 6 years previously. During that time, she had seen 8 different specialists ranging from rheumatologists to neurologists, and many in between. She had tried different medications, chiropractic, etc. with no benefit. After a shingles episode in which she was hospitalized for a week, the symptoms only progressed to the point where she could not stand up without holding on to things. She was losing her eyesight, had painful  watery eyes, and her bowels movements were poor with small amounts of stool passing in little pieces.

 

Initial Workup

The patient's gait was very slow and unsteady and she showed signs of significant inflammation in the blood, along with leaky gut and overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria (SIBO). She tested positive for infections that can lead to neurological autoimmune reactions. 

We reviewed the workup done by the other specialists and discovered when all of the labs were compared, that she had an unusual presentation of Sjogrens disease neuropathy that developed after her reaction to the shingles episode and activated the latent autoimmune tendency.

 
 Here is a picture of the peripheral smear of her blood at the time of her presentation 

Here is a picture of the peripheral smear of her blood at the time of her presentation 

 
 

Dietary Modifications 

The results showed she had an intolerance to milk (dairy), as well as potatoes when eaten in combination with grain. She would meet with the nutritionist and also start the dietetic portion of a Nutritional Purification program, in order to review the naturopathic autoimmune diet that we prescribed.

 

Natural Medications 

Medicinal food concentrates were administered to reduce pain and joint inflammation and to detoxify the liver. Custom medications specific to her case, along with herbal extracts, were delivered to help stimulate her body to clear sub clinical infections associated with the autoimmune reaction. Nutritional supplementation was given to provide fiber and nutrients in order to support organs of elimination, which regulated her bowel movement, and provided immune support.

 

Naturopathic Treatment Procedures 

For her case specifically, 2 forms of treatment were prescribed. Daily Bio-Thermal Therapy® Treatments (4 weekly) over 4 weeks were prescribed to improve detoxification, immune regulation, neurological function, and circulation to the periphery. Acupuncture was also used, in order to target problems in the liver, colon, and legs.

 

Progress 

At her 1-month checkup the neuropathy she was significantly better with less painful flares overall. The neurological symptoms that ranged from the chest down to the toes, had begun to recede as she progressed through the month of 12 treatments. It continued receding downward to the abdomen, then to the hips, then at one month only was from the toes to the knees.  Her energy level was much better, as well as her sleep.  She was still having some mild bladder incontinence, but the urine stream which had previously been weak was now much stronger.

 
 Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of her blood at one month 

Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of her blood at one month 

 

Next Step

We continued with the treatment plan as she was getting better. She received treatments for one more month and then had to return to Columbia, after having 27 treatments in total. By the time she left, the leg pains were mostly resolved, the neuropathy was only on the feet to the ankles, and the bladder incontinence had resolved. We prescribed a home course of treatment for her in Columbia and it was reported that the neuropathy fully resolved soon after her return. She was still doing well 4 years later.

Fibromyalgia

Primary Concerns

A 36 year old woman presented with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.  She was diagnosed six months prior, but had been experiencing debilitating symptoms for the last year and a half. Symptoms started after a 36 hour influenza infection. Upon presentation, she is experiencing crushing fatigue and pain. Unable to work, her entire body aches. She has a history of ovarian cysts and hormonal acne. She experiences insomnia and is awoken from sleep due to pain. Headaches lasting 3-4 days occur each week and include nausea and vomiting. She has gained 30 lbs. in the last two years.

 

Initial Workup

After performing our 12-point diagnostic evaluation, we found signs of significant chronic adrenal gland stress, thyroid dysfunction, gallbladder congestion, overgrowth of intestinal bacteria, chronic throat infection, significant inflammation, and a pattern of Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome.

 

Dietary Modifications

An intolerance to Eggs, as well as Milk when eaten in combination with Grain was discovered. She would meet with the nutritionist to be educated on naturopathic sciences of eating and food nutrition, and also start the dietetic portion of a Nutritional Purification program

 

Nutrition and Natural Medicines

Medicinal food concentrates were administered to improve adrenal gland function, kidney and liver function, and to restore mineral deficiencies identified through blood testing.

Herbal extracts were given to improve thyroid function, help reduce pain and improve circulation to the tissues and joints of the body, to detoxify the colon and bowel to address unhealthy gut bacteria and to improve hormonal regulation.

Nutritional supplementation to provide fiber and nutrients in order to support elimination and regular bowel movements, and for immune support to fight a chronic infection of the throat.

 

Treatment Procedures

12 Bio-Thermal Therapy® Treatments over 6 weeks were prescribed to repair organ function, digestion, drain lymphatics to heal the skin, lessen nausea, and reduce inflammation.

6 sessions of Naturopathic Manual Therapy and breath retraining, with biofeedback and breathing exercises, were used as a part of our Respiratory Rehabilitation Protocol to address the

6 Intravenous Nutrient Therapies were administered to rapidly saturate the body with bioavailable nutrients available at a cellular level to support immune function and replete the body for a more rapid recovery.  Intramuscular injections of B vitamins were administered weekly.

 
  Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of her blood at the initial evaluation

Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of her blood at the initial evaluation

 
  CES Device-  Can be used during treatments or rented out of the clinic for home use.

CES Device- Can be used during treatments or rented out of the clinic for home use.

 

 

Cranio-electrical stimulation (CES) to promote relaxation in an effort to help sleep and manage anxiety. Several research studies show a significant reduction in pain and improvement in sleep cycles in patients with fibromyalgia.

 

Progress

The headaches went away, and within a few weeks, she started noticing that her energy and mood was improving as well as her digestion and bowel movements. Within a month she was sleeping better – up to 6.5 hours at a stretch and was having significantly less pain. By 4 weeks she said she was ‘feeling great’ and went for a bike ride, her first bike ride in 6 or 7 months. At treatment during her 6th week she reports that she went kayaking for 2 hours followed by a 20-minute bike ride the following day. This did not provoke pain or fatigue.

At her 2 month check-up she reported that she has had none of the 3 or 4 day headaches at all.  She has a had a couple of mild headaches that lasted 30 minute and were associated with dehydration – easily resolved by drinking water. Her energy is much better, she is active, and her mental fog has cleared.  She has lost about 10 pounds, she is sleeping much better and feels rested in the morning.

 
  Here is a picture of the peripheral smear of her blood at that time

Here is a picture of the peripheral smear of her blood at that time

 

She was healing and to continue the support of the process she continued her treatments but at a reduced frequency. She was prescribed a Bio-Thermal Therapy ® once weekly. Every other week she would receive the Respiratory Rehabilitation Therapy and every other week (alternating weeks) the Intravenous Nutrient Therapy.

 

Continued Progress

A month after her first checkup, 3 months after starting care, she reports that she hiked 40 miles at elevation in the Denver, Colorado area.

She continued to improve with decreased pain and increased energy, started doing yoga, walking daily and learned to see the patterns between food, weight, and skin.

 
  At 5 months her peripheral blood smear

At 5 months her peripheral blood smear

 

The patient moved from the area and was followed up via phone, around 10 months after starting care. 


She reported that she had lost 17 pounds and was regularly swimming a variety of front, back, and breast stroke, walking 11,000 steps daily, her energy continued to improve….and was planning a backpacking trip for the Grand Canyon in the fall.

Nausea, Vomiting, Dermatitis, Anxiety

Primary Concerns

A 20 year old man presented to the clinic with 5 years of stomach pain that awakes him from his sleep, and then makes him vomit for several hours every morning. In the 6 weeks before coming to the clinic, he had a global outbreak on the skin. Not able to sleep, exhausted all the time, and feeling unable to socialize. After being given topical steroids, dermatological symptoms only worsened.

 

Initial Workup and Findings

After performing our 12-point diagnostic evaluation, we found signs of adrenal gland stress, kidney dysfunction, liver congestion, overgrowth of intestinal bacteria, anemia, and inflammation.

  Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of his blood

Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of his blood

  Here are pictures of his skin at the time of presentation

Here are pictures of his skin at the time of presentation

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Dietary Modifications

An intolerance to dairy, as well as potatoes when eaten in combination with grain was discovered. He would meet with the nutritionist and also start the dietetic portion of a Nutritional Purification program.

 

Nutrition and Natural Medicines

Medicinal food concentrates administered to promote relaxation and to support optimal liver and kidney function were given.

Herbal extracts given to help promote proper elimination of metabolic wastes, regulate the immune system and manage stress response, enhance gallbladder function, and to soothe the digestive system.

Nutritional supplementation to provide fiber and nutrients in order to support elimination and regular bowel movements, and for immune support.

 

Progress

After 6 weeks (12 treatments), patient reported that the nausea and vomiting were entirely resolved. The stomach feeling “perfect,” skin breakouts were resolved, and able to play tennis and socialize again. Feels amazing for the first time in years.

 

Treatment Procedures

12 Bio-Thermal Therapy® Treatments over 6 weeks were prescribed to repair organ function, digestion, drain lymphatics to heal the skin, lessen nausea, and reduce inflammation.

 

  CES Device -  Available at the clinic during Treatment and to rent for home use.

CES Device - Available at the clinic during Treatment and to rent for home use.

Cranio-Electrical stimulation (CES) to promote relaxation in an effort to help sleep and manage anxiety.

 

 
  Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of his blood at this point.

Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of his blood at this point.

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  Here are pictures of his skin at the same appointment

Here are pictures of his skin at the same appointment

After symptoms relieved, he was given two treatments each month for 6 months to maintain healing and continue harnessing healthy blood to heal as deeply as possible

 

  Here is the blood after 6 months.

Here is the blood after 6 months.

  Here is his skin after 6 months

Here is his skin after 6 months

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Before and After

  Blood at initial presentation

Blood at initial presentation

  Blood following 6 months of care

Blood following 6 months of care

  Skin at initial presentation

Skin at initial presentation

  Skin following 6 months of care

Skin following 6 months of care

Digestive Trouble, Frequent Urination, Difficulty Breathing, and Vitiligo


Primary Concerns

A 32 year old man presented to the clinic with chronic side pain for 3 years that never went away. He had been worked up by two different doctors with no findings to explain or treat. Suffering from vitiligo, chronic heartburn, loose bowel movements, a sensation of food not going down and sticking in the chest, cannot breathe through the nose and must breathe through the mouth.  

 

Initial Workup and Findings

After our routine diagnostic evaluations, we found signs of intestinal bacteria overgrowth, leaky gut, a hiatal hernia, and a parasite. These along with an intolerance to potatoes or when fruits are combined at the same meal as cane sugars were contributing to the chronic digestive problems. 

 

He tested positive for chronic respiratory infections of the sinuses and a cranial bone misalignment which was causing the symptom of the sinus blockage. This along with Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome which was leading to a thicker mucous being produced.

 

His reflexes for a ‘dropped kidney’, or malposition of the kidney, were positive. This occurs when the kidney drops into the abdomen. Symptoms include the flank pain he was having as well as the symptom of frequent urination passing only small amounts which he confirmed when asked.

 
  Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of his blood.

Here is a picture of a peripheral smear of his blood.

 

 

Dietary Modifications: