Case Study – Psoriasis
This is a fascinating case study of PSORIASIS in a patient who was 90% covered with severe skin lesions. His skin was so itchy and burning that he was physically disabled. He had strength…he had ability…but the burning and itching was aggravated by movement, and was so severe that it would force him to lie in the bed…or to turn around on his way to work.
And this guy is no wimp. He served in Vietnam, where he survived not only the combat, but severe blood poisoning, and a fungal infection so nasty that they offered to amputate his toes!
The psoriasis started about 20 years ago following a fall on his knee, gouging a hole in the skin. (which makes it about 20 years AFTER the immune challenges in Vietnam) Instead of healing as we come to expect, it activated the scaling lesions of psoriasis. Who knows what entered his body at that time, or if it actually released something inside him, from the harsh conditions of Vietnam.
When I finally saw him, the psoriasis had spread all over his body. He had been on steroid creams for 10 years, followed by Methotrexate for the next 10 years as the condition got worse. The methotrexate sufficiently suppressed his skin lesions to a manageable level, but during a recent checkup, his doctor discovered that it had damaged his liver so badly that he couldn’t prescribe it again!
Imagine that…and it doesn’t take much imagination, because our culture has ACCEPTED as customary, many medical treatments that are dangerous or deadly. But that’s not the point…imagine that your medicine (Your SOLUTION to severe discomfort) is suddenly taken away…with no options given! “We can’t give you this anymore…good luck.”
As you might expect, not long after, the skin lesions and burning / itching came back with a vengeance! When I saw him, he couldn’t stand upright in gravity for more than a minute!
And I bet…he was in such pain…that if I offered methotrexate and a 50% chance of death…he would have taken it. Just a guess, based on how bad it was!
If you are not familiar…methotrexate is chemotherapy. It poisons your body to suppress cell reproduction. Cell reproduction is how your body HEALS. When your knee is cut, or your liver is damaged by a chemical exposure or alcohol abuse, the damaged cells are removed by the immune system, and no worries…the healthy cells reproduce and fill in for the damaged cells.
But his body didn’t heal like that when he cut his knee…it created lesions known as psoriasis. Why the heck would “healing,” our apparent God given right…fail? A lack of toxicity? No…that is where we seem to get it massively wrong. Every condition for which these poisons are used… primarily autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer…the underlying CAUSE of these conditions is toxicity.
There are several ways to become “toxic.” Infections such as bacteria, viruses, and fungus cause toxicity by activating an inflammatory cascade of hormone like chemicals in our body that serve the purpose of directing and aiding the immune cells to respond to the invasion. The fight that is forged by the immune system produces “dead cells and pus” which your lymphatic system is designed to clear out. And, many of these infections release “bio-toxins,” which is a bit like the biological warfare used in Vietnam know as Agent Orange!
Then there is the accumulation of environmental chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaning chemicals, petroleum products, and more, as well as the addition of chemicals into our food chain, such as artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, and preservatives. These chemicals are now measured in the millions of pounds introduced into our environment on a yearly basis. And there are not a dozen or so, we are talking almost a million different synthetic chemicals used and left in our environment by various industries.
So let’s review the history again…poisoned and infected with a nasty fungal infection in Vietnam…then back in the states he takes a post military job with a petroleum corporation, which, as he described, included significant skin contact with the petroleum products…then he falls on his knee, opening his blood to viral and bacterial infections…and instead of healing, he scales and burns. Then for 20 years he suppresses inflammation and cell reproduction with chemicals…slowly increasing the doses and drug toxicity…until his doctor sees signs of liver failure.
Toxins leave our system via the liver and lymphatic system. Both use the Intestines and Kidneys for dumping…and secondarily the skin. So if we see massive inflammation in the skin, a reasonable consideration would be failure of the liver or lymphatic system…and the “root cause” would be the several forms of toxicity mentioned above.
And now he is in my office…worse off than ever. I advise him that I have nothing that suppresses…natures medicines only heal. But, if you give it time, we should see a gradual improvement…leading to “True Health”…which requires no medications!
We perform our diagnostics…and no surprise…we see evidence that he is infected with bacteria and fungus, and his lymphatic system is very congested. And we already knew his liver was in failure. Also, a measure of systemic inflammation, C-Reactive Protein, was 23 TIMES the optimal level. Yes, that is HIGH…not THE highest I have seen, but in the top 5!
I am a little worried…am I in over my head? I can see why suppression through chemicals happened! Such severe pain and discomfort…the intensity of a patient needing help had never been so…well…INTENSE! (in my experience!)
But I have faith in Regulation…that part of us that coordinates all our systems…which you could easily call God. And I have faith in my form of communication… muscle testing…which you could easily call a direct conversation with Regulation (or God?).
His body, through muscle testing, advised me to approach infection control with a VERY MILD approach…and a VERY AGGRESSIVE approach to detoxifying, particularly the lymphatic system.
Nature offers many methods of detoxifying or clearing the lymphatic system. One such, that was critical to his improvement, was a plant called Red Root. This plant was used by native Americans to treat skin cancers and other aggressive skin lesions. Another was Burdock…a plant used traditionally (read that to indicate what your grandmother, mother, or “medicine woman” would have given you hundreds of years ago) for skin disorders and cancer. These “traditions” were passed on from generation to generation, dating back to 3000 years ago, in the earliest documented writings.
I’m not sure how we lost these “traditions,” but I imagine it had something to do with profitability. Most medications are “loose translations” of plant medicines, made by studying the effects of plants, and taking that observation to the lab to produce a similar effect in a synthetic chemical, which can be patented. I don’t know…and I don’t really care. My purpose is to reconnect our culture to natural health, which includes these healing traditions.
And here is the potential of natural medicine. Eight weeks into his treatment, he was back to work…not symptom free, but as I mentioned, this is a tough dude. What was remarkable to me, though, was a comment he made on that eight week check…he said, “YOU KNOW, MY SKIN NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD WITH METHOTREXATE.” Suppression never worked as well as healing and detoxifying.
I don’t see that many people with psoriasis…WHY??…because they have a drug that “keeps it manageable.” And a story that there is “no known cause, we can ONLY manage the symptoms for the rest of your life.” And you say… “OK, I can live with this…still go to work…only slight discomfort.” So you stop looking for True Health.
This guy was VERY LUCKY! Many others in his situation didn’t have a checkup scheduled as their liver went into failure. Yet their liver did fail, and as their toxicity increased, so did their fluid levels. As one of my professors said… “the solution to pollution is dilution.” Dilution means water…and water held inside means pressure…and pressure will eventually blow a valve or hose…and then your death certificate says heart attack or stroke.
No…it will not say that you died of your solution…the medication…but that is the reality if you dig deep enough.
This guy was lucky. His scheduled recheck was right at the time his liver was going down. They pulled the meds and saved his life. Painfully, he was FORCED into my clinic. He had no other options. And if you had that level of pain, you might even consider natural health traditions, too! (maybe, after hearing this story, you will consider sooner!)
I saw him recently at a birthday party for his daughters big 4-0. He shared that he is doing great…even eating some junk food, with no big consequence. (Junk food and fungus/yeast don’t mix…generally you will PAY if you still have the problem). He was happy, comfortable, and his skin was the best it had been in 20 years!
What an encouragement for that “thing I do!” I help guide people toward True Health…which includes smiling and laughing at your daughters birthday party. And you know what…it INTENSIFIED my mission of spreading True Health…because ALL DADs, and MOMs…deserve to be at their daughters 40th birthday party…celebrating life, love, and community!
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CRP= 23.8 SED=22 Neutros 73.3 Monos 8.2 eos 3 HGB 9.8 HCT 33.3 Ferritin 6 A1C 8.0 ALT 8 uric acid 6.4
Bact: Conga selenium
Drain: Antronex, Arginex, Red root
A patient’s spouse was satisfied using methotrexate (inhibits DNA synthesis, cell repair and reproduction) for his psoriasis. On his last MD check, it had damaged his liver so badly, the Dr. would not renew the prescription. The med had controlled the symptoms, and now without the meds, he was “tortured” with pain, itching, and red scaling. And yes, tortured is not an exaggeration.
He was out of options medically, so was ready to try the natural route. I told him that I have nothing that would suppress it, but if we effectively treat the immune system, it should get slowly better.
Six weeks later, he was in for a checkup. He reported that he was functioning again, back to work (he could barely stand up for one minute at the initial exam), and actually, his skin had never looked this good even with the methotrexate!
The miracle drugs (natural): congaplex (a thymus glandular that helps the immune system fight infections), Selenium (a mineral), Natto (an “inflammation digesting” enzyme), Grapefruit seed extract (good for fungal/yeast), Red root, antronex, arginex (support for lymphatic drainage), Vitamin B12, and burdock (a plant used traditionally for skin lesions and detoxifying).
This isn’t the “psoriasis cure,” it was what his body called for. Another person with psoriasis might need 5 completely different medicines. The medication did not treat the underlying cause (bacteria, fungus, congestion, inflammation) at all, and actually contributed to more toxicity. Cheers to a happy ending from treating a patient’s needs, not a name!