Case Studies

Functional approach to Parkinson’s disease

A Parkinson‘s patient, diagnosed five years previously, was found to have been infected with lyme disease for many years associated with a severe insect bite eight years prior to diagnosis of the Parkinson’s disease. The bite had been followed by significant “gastroenteritis “which showed no obvious cause by routine medical investigation. His gut symptoms and Lyme Disease were successfully diagnosed and treated. His condition has improved.

A 48-year-old gentleman Was referred to us by his company due to worsening Parkinson’s disease. We referred him to a specialist to optimise medical treatment as this was wearing off too soon and during the day he was suffering with slowed thought processes and slowing movements. He was in a senior position and it became apparent during the day that he was extremely unwell.

Upon further enquiry, he had suffered with a severe insect bite followed by debilitating gastroenteritis about eight years prior to his Parkinson’s beginning.
Medical examinations Including endoscopy, colonoscopy and for medical tests at that time had been normal. He had suffered with symptoms of severe abdominal bloating and pain ever since then including the past 13 years, five of which included worsening Parkinson’s disease.

Specialist functional testing for SIBO ( small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) was positive which allowed us to treat his gut symptoms. Food intolerance testing for IGG to 200 foods were carried out and other tests confirming the presence of gut permeability.

His abdominal symptoms settled very well with the removal of offending foods and treating his SIBO. He was delighted that his abdominal pain; Spasms and other symptoms were settling after so many years.

Subsequent tests confirmed a long-standing infection with Lyme disease and co infections; also the presence of active viruses. He was treated for this and remains on treatment with herbs.

He was put onto a gut program to optimise digestion and heal permeability. Nutrient deficiencies were corrected.

Detoxification was thoroughly supported throughout.

He is feeling very much better in himself and coping with his life more. His exercise tolerance has improved so that he is now able to play 18 holes of golf. He feels more in control of his condition.

Due to the high flying nature of his job, he did subsequently retire in order to focus on his health and family and continue stabilisation of his condition which previously had been progressive. However, he felt much more in control of his life and health, with a definite feeling of being able to manage it rather than the condition managing him with constant disease progression.

Bio identical HRT

A 54-year-old lady struggling with sleep problems, severe anxiety, palpitations and struggling to concentrate, attended a consultation, wishing to have bio identical hormones. Investigations found her to have various deficiencies of vitamins and minerals. She was also found to have gut permeability with many IgG reactions to different foods. She was treated by optimising her diet, also with a support program for her digestion and gut permeability. Following this treatment, she was later given a small dose of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Recovery came slowly over the course of a few months but she is now able to function normally, her anxiety has disappeared and she is running a full and busy life, sleeping well.

Failed IVF

A 37-year-old lady with several unsuccessful attempts at IVF, was diagnosed with severe hypothyroidism, iron deficiency, B12 and vitamin D deficiency. She was found to have got to gut permeability and challenges genetically with detoxification. Alteration to her diet accompanied by treatment of her thyroid gland and vitamin & mineral deficiencies, subsequently allowed her final attempt at IVF to be successful. She and her husband are now proud parents.

Severe eczema

A 28-year-old lady with total body eczema, over the past six months, attended for a second opinion following failed treatment from many different specialists. We carried out a food intolerance test and within three weeks of removal of the offending foods, her skin was settling very well. Initially she had been tearful and extremely uncomfortable, with very little sleep. The significant improvement in her skin & well being was miraculous. Her specialist subsequently wrote to me to ask the reason for her improvement as they have been so unsuccessful with her. We therefore shared the information with her specialist, with her permission, so that other patients might benefit.

Schitzophrenia

A patient with long-standing schizophrenia was diagnosed with gluten and dairy intolerance. Significant changes in his diet improved his thought processes considerably. He was subsequently diagnosed with lyme disease, fungal infections (mould) and an infection at the back of his nose called Marcons. Previously he was withdrawn from society with very slow cognition. Now he is alert, thinking clearly, able to exercise & play tennis without getting symptoms of psychosis, and starting a financial course. He feels well and free to live his life for the first time.

Work Related Upper Limb Disorder

Mr. Y, aged 36, was referred by his employer as he had had two weeks off of work with pain in his shoulder. Following a full assessment by the Occupational Doctor, it was felt that he was suffering with pain in his upper back shoulder and arm relating to the combination of repetitive movements with one of his hobbies and similar repetitive movements in the workplace situation. We were able to advise him to rest from his particular Hobby and advised the Company to modify his job so that he no longer carried out the relevant repetitive movements. He was treated with a course of acupuncture over a period of 3 months and eventually returned to his previous job with no further problem. Had he not been referred to Occupational medicine, there was a possibility that he would have continued to “rest the shoulder” which would have perpetuated the situation and worsened it and possibly caused it to become a long term chronic problem resulting in a potential inability to work and also possibly litigation with regard to the Company.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Mrs. W, aged 45, was referred to our Occupational service as she had been off sick for several weeks due to long standing irritable bowel. This took the form of having to rush to the toilet facilities which were placed at a large distance from her workstation. She also had knee pain which reduced her speed of movement and this Prevented her from accessing toilet facilities quickly. After a consultation with our Occupational Health Physician she was advised to return to work with the benefit of better pain relief for her knee pain due to osteoarthritis, as this was the main limiting factoring in her Difficulty with toilet facility access. She was also given a course of acupuncture, which resolved her irritable bowel syndrome and which also helped her knee osteoarthritis.

The Occupational Health Physician wrote to the patient’s NHS Doctor to inform him of the treatment. The Company were delighted; they had an employee back in the work Situation, who otherwise may have been off sick long term. The employee was very pleased as she had received time and support from an Independent Doctor who was knowledgeable about her working situation who had more time to listen to actual work related difficulties. She was also delighted that she had received prompt treatment without necessarily having to wait to see her NHS Doctor or be referred to NHS Outpatients whereupon she may have lost many more weeks off of work. She was delighted with the acupuncture as her normal arthritis tablets caused pain in her tummy.

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