Louise got married a little later in life at 37 years old, and within one year was having her first child, but within 3 years, had a total of three children. She wasn’t very big to begin with, in fact, she was previously a body builder, now a trainer and in very good condition. But after three children is very rapid sequence, it took a toll on her body. I had been treating her off and on for a few years for typical neuro-muscular-skeletal type issues, prior to the children, but now she began coming in, sometimes several times a week, for recurrent pain in her neck. In previous visits her pain was typically resolved, but now, no matter how often she came in or what I did, nothing seemed to work. I had spoken with her and her husband about the distinct possibility that something was going on internally and that the cause of her pain might only be found by looking within her GI system. They thought the idea had merit, but decided instead of using my testing, to see their own Internist. But he couldn’t find anything wrong, so he sent them to another MD and then another. By the time they got back to me, they had seen several MD’s, but she was still in pain and no one could find out why. So, they decided she would see if I could find the cause of her problems.
What we found – I ran several tests, some routine, like blood work, but others were more advanced, like a stool test. Louise and her husband were very reluctant at first to do this test because they couldn’t understand why I would want to look at her stool, when what she was dealing with was neck pain. And none of the MD’s had ever mentioned a stool test for her neck pain. But I assured them that her pain may be in her neck, but the CAUSE of the pain, was NOT in her neck and the GI track is a great place to start looking. So when the tests came back, they were amazed at what was found. H.pylori, E.coli, several parasites and a large quantity of yeast/fungi. How they wondered would these findings relate to her neck pain. Quite simply, these are pathogens that are not supposed to be in the body. And all of these pathogen, release toxins and can and generally are, harmful to the body. In her case, these toxins were the cause of her neck pain. How do we know this? Because we provided therapy for these pathogens and within a very few days, Louise started to feel better. Within a few weeks, her symptoms, were almost completely resolved. She felt so much better. But there was still an issue.
Even though Louise felt so much better, she still had a slight lingering headache. She woke up with it and went to bed with it. No matter what we did, nothing resolved this headache. Now, when she was thinking or doing something else, she really didn’t notice this headache but it was always there. So now, with confidence in what I had been explaining, she asked me if there were other tests she should look at to help find the cause of this relenting headache. So another test, this time, a Food Sensitivity Test was performed. Why? Because of what she had told me in previous conversations. And when this test came back, it showed that she had food sensitivities to many of the foods she loved to eat – but they were also, healthy foods, like tomatoes and watermelons. We reviewed the tests and asked her to remove these foods from her diet. She went home and within 24 hours, she called the clinic and reported for the first time in month that she didn’t have a headache.