The Most Common Blunders Doctors Make
When Treating Your Chronic Illness
You do well to read this, especially if you are chronically sick, having symptoms, and feeling out of control, when you want to quit being stuck and scared, and return to the world of people who are functioning.
You may be able to get well without input from genetic testing if you have an easy problem to solve. But if you have a lingering chronic illness, you need to find out how your genes are impacting your immune system, and what you can do to enhance your immune function.
Optimizing Methylation: Central to Immune Performance
I am a medical doctor. I work with Dr. Amy Yasko. Dr. Amy has been well recognized for her treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and other chronic illness.
I treat people with chronic disease from MTHFR+, Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders, and a whole range of other problems that can be disabling.
I treat lesser disorders too, like menopausal disorder, pre-menstrual syndrome and thyroid disorder, even though they do not feel lesser when you are going through them.
Because of my intense curiosity about healing, I come to you with a special knowledge of genetics and biochemistry. And because of my early experience with blind spots in mainstream medicine, I learned the most effective procedures for regulating your genetic expression, balancing your biochemical pathways, enhancing your immune function, and inducing healing.
What about you? Who are you?
Some of you are very sick and very young. There has been a shocking increase of chronic illness among the young. 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease are reported in the US every year. That figure has been adjusted up from 30,000.
Many of you have been sick for 5, 10, 15 years or more. Some of you have been devastated by the treatments you have been given, not just the disease. You got sick from these treatments and are still waiting to recover.
If your clinician has had two or three months to produce some improvement in your health and has not done that, you should be on alert. I am not talking about getting you all the way to well, I am simply talking about improvement in your condition.
If your clinician has had six months to get you some improvement and has still not done it regardless of the reasons, he is likely to be making one or several of these blunders:
Common Blunder: Pounding you with prolonged antibiotics
This is the most common intervention for chronic Lyme disease. It may be appropriate for a mostly well person with acute Lyme infection, but it can be a total disaster if you are truly chronically ill. Even herbal antibiotics can be a challenge for you. You have to have good gastrointestinal function, and a range of good organisms present in your gut to tolerate oral antibiotic therapy.
Most of you have heard about patients who have gotten sick from antibiotic administration.
Some have never recovered from how sick they got.
Common Blunder: Testing only the MTHFR gene.
Some clinicians have become aware that the MTHFR gene is critical to methylation pathway function in your body, but they test only this one gene.
This may lead to recommendations that are totally wrong for you because of the other genes in the methyl group forming pathways that have not been tested.
Methylation, the attachment of a methyl group to another molecule, is especially important if you are chronically ill because it keeps your immune system mobilized and functioning.
Common Blunder: Not getting survey genetic testing.
The human genome has been characterized. There are genetic survey tests available from nationally recognized labs. These tests are available even without prescription. This testing gives you insights on overcoming your symptoms.
Not many doctors have taken the time to study the impact of genetics and integrate it into their practice. This is because the solutions to bypassing these genetic problems have been to control your internal environment with diet and nutritional supplementation, thus optimizing gene function.
Mainstream doctors are not going to be told about anything
that does not involve pharmaceuticals.
Even many Lyme literate MDs (LLMD’s) are not informed.
Your clinician may be open minded or an alternative clinician, he still may not know how to use genetic testing that is critical if you are immune suppressed or have a chronic illness.
You are getting excuses instead of getting well.
So now it is up to YOU to learn moreabout treating chronic illness successfully…
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This is brilliant. I hope a lot of people not doing methylation work will see this. I wish I’d seen this before I started doing daily injections of B12 and folic acid and ended up in a crisis. Maybe had I known to have the genetic methylation stuff going, the IV therapies I did that really helped would not have been so traumatic… JB
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