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Case No. 7, Mrs. D, Age: 40 - this is a case that was published in Dr. Georgiou's book entitled "Curing the Incurable with Holistic Medicine: The DaVinci Secret Revealed."
Main presenting problem: Asthma, recurrent urinary tract infections, irregular periods, GERD (reflux), spots on face that are permanent, constipation, knee pains, depression.
Mrs. D was diagnosed with asthma when she was 5 years old and has been taking cortisone inhalers for many years, along with anti-histamines. She was also diagnosed with Helicobacter pylori and attempts were made to eradicate this with high-doses of antibiotics over a 3-year period. She has also had a number of courses of antibiotics for recurring urinary tract infections. More courses of antibiotics followed recently when red, pussy spots appeared on her face that became permanent.
She has a history of GERD, diagnosed by a gastroenterologist and was given hydrogen-proton inhibitors that decrease the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and relieve symptoms.
Knee pains appeared a couple of years ago and she has been taking anti-inflammatories for this symptom too.
A histopathology examination of cervical tissue showed obvious minimal dysplasia of the superficial layer with hyperchromatic cells with no mitoses and little underlying inflammation and fibrosis. The diagnosis was: “the appearances are those of koilocytosis of the superficial squamous epithelial cells with minimal nuclear atypicalities compatible with HPV infection.”
A DEXA Bone Densitometry report for femur and AP spine diagnosed osteopenia.
She was also diagnosed as suffering from depression and given anti-depressants as well as anxiolytics for recurring panic attacks related to hyperventilation. She always carried a brown bag in her car for dealing with these panic attacks.
This was a young lady who had chronic health issues whose underlying aetiology had not been identified. The IDEL Diagnostic Programme was therefore conducted which consists of a series of tests to identify underlying causative factors.
The VEGA food intolerance test showed that she was intolerant to a number of foods such as: wheat, rye, barley and oats (these are all the gluten grains), lactose and milk products, eggs, citrus fruit, chicken, pork, nightshade family of vegetables (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines), sugar and caffeine. Further regulation testing using Autonomic Response Testing (ART) showed that gluten was her primary food intolerance that would block her ANS.
Further ART testing of organ functioning showed an energetic imbalance in the following organ systems: thyroid, teeth, heart, ascending colon, adrenals, liver, stomach, breasts, kidneys, pancreas, ovaries and vagina. There has been a long history of irregular periods whose menstrual cycle ranges between 25-35 days, accompanied by pain and PMS symptoms.
On prioritization testing it was found that the primary organ that was causing the imbalance of the other organ systems was the ascending colon.
There was also two tooth foci identified at numbers 15 (stomach meridian) and 18 (Large Intestine meridian). There was also a vaccination scar that was blocking her ANS on the left arm. These foci can cause a myriad of health problems in other parts of the body.
Mrs. D. was also examined with Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) or Thermography to determine if asymmetrical thermal findings indicate abnormal physiology. DITI findings were: “a hyperthermic pattern over the frontal region that correlates with a discrete bilateral hyperthermia over the ethmoid sinuses indicating a developing sinusitis.
Hyperthermic patterns encircling the buccal cavity possibly indicate an oral (dental or periodontal) pathology. At the inferior border of both lateral neck regions, diffuse hyperthermia (high temperature) is recorded suggesting an increased musclar tension over the platysma (neck area), but a developing vascular inflammation of the platysma should not be excluded. There is an intense muscular type diffuse hyperthermia over the entire posterior neck region extending inferiorly to the upper back toward the deltoids and posterior to the right side mainly over the scapula. These muscular inflammatory findings indicate a possible involvement of the deltoids, trapezius, right levator scapula and rhomboid muscles.
Central type hyperthermia observed over the thyroid region may suggest a thyroid dysfunction.
There are areas of hyperthermia in the upper quadrants of both breasts and most significantly there is a focal hyperthermia of the right breast and a hemilunar type hyperthermia on the left breast surrounding a focal hyperthermic area indicating an increased tissue density. These thermal patterns should be closely monitored for any future changes. Bilateral diffuse hyperthermia over the axillas may indicate increased lymphatic activity.
There is slight hyperthermia recorded over both lower lateral abdominal regions, mainly in the right side extending inferiorly to the inguinal region that may indicate a visceral involvement of the colon but a probable renal organ involvement shouldn’t be excluded. The characteristic hyperthermic patterns recorded on the epigastrium and right hypochondrium could relate to the already reported GERD and to a developing gallbladder inflammatory involvement.”
Iridology indicated pancreatic weaknesses of the exocrine system resulting in a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes resulting in bowel distension. There was also another digestive problem whereby the stomach was not producing enough hydrochloric acid (hypochlorhydria); there was kidney and liver irritation with accompanied toxicity, spinal subluxations at the level of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions, and lung irritation.
Darkfield examination using live blood showed a low vitality with very few protits, protein linkage indicating an acidity of the tissues and organs, undigested fat which is an indication of weak pancreatic enzymes, poikilocytosis indicating low iron, folic acid and vitamin B12 levels, viable WBC’s but with a lot of lyzing indicating a weakened immune system (she is very prone to colds and flus).
Biological Terrain Analysis (BTA) using urine and saliva indicated a lowered ability to produce high-energy cellular fuel such as ATP due to mitochondrial dysfunction. There was also an increased cellular acidity probably related to the inability to adequately digest foods such as carbohydrates. There was also a diminished concentration of minerals caused by malabsorption, which restricts the minerals from being absorbed properly, as well as adrenal exhaustion which is also paramount in the regulation of specific minerals. Additionally, there were indications of a chronic, long-standing digestive condition, with possible manifesting yeast or fungal infection. Therapy aimed at the normalization of the digestive system and re-introduction of minerals was therefore essential, as well as strengthening the adrenal glands and investigation into the possibility of a systemic fungal issue.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) testing is a test measuring the overall level of functioning of all the physiological systems of the body. The HRV test showed that this level was above average, but the level of the adaptation reserve or the ability to adapt to stress was moderately reduced below the average level. Here score was 5,5 where the average is 7,4 and perfection is 1,1. This was a good indication showing that most of her health issue are probably functional and not degenerative – she has a lot of potential to respond positively to the correct therapeutic programme.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis showed relatively low levels of a number of minerals such as copper, zinc, manganese, selenium and molybdenum. There was also circulating levels of mercury (she had had 10 amalgam fillings removed in the past), along with traces of uranium, arsenic and cadmium.
On a psychoemotional level there were unresolved family issues with siblings as well as the death of her beloved father about 2 years previously which have resulted in depressed moods, anxiety and a general feeling or apprehension and irritability.
Mrs. D’s holistic treatments began by her undergoing a 15-day alkaline detoxification protocol, with the Hulda Clark parasite cleanse and gallbladder flush running concomitantly. She also avoided the food intolerances identified; the identified food intolerances - these were later treated using bioresonance therapy.
She began an extensive detoxification protocol with ozone sauna, Matrix Regeneration Therapy (MRT), Infrared sauna, lymphatic drainage, bioresonace therapy, PAPIMI and an ionizing footbath for the removal of toxins.
Certain neutraceuticals and supplements were used to help the stomach digestion such as Betaine HCl and Pepsin, as well as pancreatic enzymes to help gut digestion and the assimilation of nutrients. A good quality multivitamin and multimineral were added to replenish her nutrient deficiencies, as well as omega 3,6 and 9, the HMD™ Ultimate Detox Protocol for the removal of heavy metals, a herbal formula to help rebuild the adrenal glands which also contains vitamin B5 and glandulars, coenzyme Q10 to facilitate energy levels at the mitochondrial level, vitamin E to help with the possible fibrocystic processes in the breasts, as well as supplemental selenium that was generally at a very low level.
In addition, digital homeopathic remedies were specifically made at the potency that resonated with her body to help rebuild and strengthen a number of organ systems such as the thyroid, heart, liver, kidneys, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries, small intestine, lungs, breast and colon.
She also began using a Salt Pipe for her respiratory issues on a daily basis. Salt pipes using mineral salt have been shown in scientific research to help clear the respiratory tract.
Within one month of beginning the holistic treatments she was generally feeling much better with improved moods and a lifting of her depressive tendencies – indeed, her family, colleagues and friends are now commenting on these improved moods and how much more she is laughing these days. This is one of her most significant improvements as she used to cry daily, thinking that no-one really cared for her, slept many hours, had no energy to enjoy a quality life and had put on considerable weight during this depressive period.
She also reports being more calm, has not had a panic attack since she began treatment and has not had to use her emergency brown bag that she keeps in the car to calm her down. She has also stopped taking all her medication including the anti-depressants, the anxiolytics, the anti-inflammatories, the hydrogen-proton inhibitors for her stomach, the cortisone inhalers for her asthma and the anti-histamines.
Most of the symptoms she presented with have now disappeared, such as her stomach reflux and bowel distention, her asthma (she has only had one need to use the cortisone inhaler once at the beginning of treatment when the weather was very damp and dusty – she used to use this every day for years). Her knee pains have disappeared, the spots on her face have cleared, as has her constipation – she is now regular every day as opposed to every 3 days – and her periods are beginning to regulate between 25-30 days as opposed to 25-35 days. She has also stopped taking the six Ponstan a day every month for period pains as she no longer needs them.
Her energy levels and stamina have greatly increased – she can now handle all the housework, she works a full day in a stressful job, and still has additional energy to enjoy life – not long ago she used to struggle to get through the day, would cover the basic housework and sleep many hours per day due to chronic fatigue. Her relationships with people around her have greatly improved as she is now much more positive, more patient and a lot happier.
She has also lost 9 kilos or about 22 lbs as well as dropped by two sizes – everyone is commenting on this which greatly pleases her, and her husband is showing renewed interest - although complaining that his expenses have increased this year as he needs to buy her a completely new wardrobe!
Patient’s own account:
I am 40-years old but I feel 50 or more! I am a real mess and really don’t know what to do to get out of the vicious cycle that I have put myself in. Every year some new symptom pops up, I go to the doctor and I come back with yet another pill to take – often with the message that I need to be popping these for the rest of my life – this is ridiculous!
I have been suffering from asthma since I was 5-years old and began taking inhalers from a very young age. I was also quite a sickly child, always coming down with colds and flus and taking antibiotics to combat this.
In early adulthood I had stomach problems that never seemed to go away – I was relieved when 3 years ago my gastroenterologist doctor diagnosed a bacteria in my stomach, Helicobacter, that he said was the main reason why I had reflux, pain and bloating – we spent nearly three years trying to treat this with a cocktail of antibiotics and other drugs but the reflux and heaviness in the stomach did not appear to go away, if anything it was getting worse.
I felt every year that my energy levels were draining from me and I was getting more and more depressed and anxious, often over nothing significant, there just seemed to be a constant apprehension that was difficult to explain. My symptoms seemed to be getting worse and knee pains appeared, I put on so much weight I was embarrassed to go out, my asthma got worse and I was taking inhalers every day, I began developing recurrent urinary tract infections, I suffered from irregular and very painful periods that required taking 6 antispasmodic painkillers a day to cope with this, not to mention the PMS which was so bad sometimes that I felt I could kill someone.
Generally, I was not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel until one day someone told me to visit Dr. Georgiou who happened to be living and working in the same town just round the corner from my house. I booked an appointment on the 29.5.09 and went to see him. When he heard my history and recorded everything, he suggested that it was time to take a deeper look to see what the causes of all these symptoms were. We scheduled the IDEL Diagnostic Programme and I spent an interesting 5 hours with Dr. Georgiou as he slowly traced out the chain of my diseases and symptoms – he found digestive problems in my stomach and gut, mineral deficiencies, heavy metals, problems with teeth, scars, food intolerances, weakened organs, inflammation in different parts of my body, spinal problems, Candida and a whole lot more. It was amazing how much information was revealed in a relatively short period of time.
We immediately began working on removing all these causative factors, and just a little more than 2 months into the treatment protocols I feel like a new woman and everyone around seems to agree, judging by the comments I hear. My energy levels have increased, my moods have changed drastically and I no longer feel anxious or depressed, my knee pains have gone, my stomach and gut have all improved and there is no more pain or bloating and the most significant thing is that I have stopped all the drugs that I was taking and only take natural supplements now which I am very happy with. Even my long-standing asthma that I have had for 35-years has disappeared, and so have the inhalers with it!
I only wish I had known that I could regain my health a lot sooner, but I am really pleased that I am now on the right road to regaining my health and learning how to maintain it and optimize it.’
Dr Georgiou’s final comments on Mrs. D:
This is a classic case of ignoring the pathogenesis of disease and chasing the symptoms – this lady at the age of 40 was taking 7 different drugs in order to control her symptoms. By the age of 50 she certainly would have been on 10 different types with all the consequences of their serious side-effects. There is not a scientist in this world who truly understands the accumulative side effects of combining 7 or 10 different drugs – this is certainly not evidence-based medicine, but pure ‘guesswork-medicate-and-lets-hope-for-the-best.’
One of the consequences of this polypharmacology is that there is a tremendous amount of free radicals created in the body which lead to inflammation and this can explain most of Mrs. D’s symptomatology. One characteristic of inflammation is the high level of free radicals, mostly generated by the immune system, that are released into the tissues and blood. It has also been shown that free radicals and lipid peroxidation (the chemical breakdown by free radicals of fats, or lipids, in cell membranes), can cause many degenerative changes in the body.
One of the ways that can greatly reduce this inflammation is detoxification – generally when my patients discuss detoxification with their medical doctors they look at them as if they are from another planet or tell them that only the liver has the ability to detoxify and there is nothing one can do to help it – they are probably referring to there being no drugs that can do this.
What most people do not understand is that when two or more toxins are introduced into the body, the total toxicity may be equal to adding the toxicity of each together, or ‘additive toxicity.’ For instance, let’s say mercury has a toxic value of 4 and aluminium a value of 5. The additive effect is 9, but if they react synergistically the total might be 29. We call this ‘synergistic toxicity,’ and it is exactly what was happening in Mrs. D’s body. One symptom that Mrs. D had that is characteristic of excessive toxicity is hyperidrosis or excessivesweating - when we are sick with a virus or bacterial infection we build up a great number of internally created toxins that must be removed through sweating. Excessive toxins in the body can create an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system causing hyperidrosis.
The cells lining the gastrointestinal tract (GI) contain a great number of powerful detoxification systems, so the detoxification process can begin even before a toxin is absorbed. In addition, the GI tract contains the most elaborate portion of the immune system, which acts as a gate that guards the blood from harmful chemicals.
It is estimated that the average person consumes 25 tons of food in a lifetime. This includes the toxins naturally found in all foods. When the GI tract is not functioning correctly this further increases the number of toxins due to the putrefaction of food – add to this constipation which is a ’toxin factory’ in itself and you have all the correct ingredients for making the body extremely toxic in a short period of time.
There is another very important factor involved in keeping the GI tract from auto-intoxicating itself – the friendly bacteria present in the GI tract – this normal “good” bacteria in the colon also plays an important role in detoxification, especially for removing dangerous products of oestrogen metabolism. If allowed to stay in the system and recirculate, these oestrogen toxins (called 16-alpha hydroxyestrone) can generate a number of cancers in both males and females.
This may explain why women who use antibiotics often have a higher incidence of breast cancer, since the antibiotics kill the good bacteria (probiotics). In Mrs. D’s case, these friendly bacteria were eradicated by the large number of courses of antibiotics that she took in her lifetime - these antibiotics do not only kill the pathogenic bacteria but also the good bacteria too. This normally opens the door to the normal unicellular Candida species that is present in everyone’s gut transforming into a pathogenic, mycelial form that will begin penetrating the gut wall and into other tissues of the body. Systemic Candidiasis, with the 79 mycotoxins that it produces is an underlying cause of many of Mrs. D’s symptoms.
Mrs. D is still continuing her treatments and is, at the time of writing, about one month into her Candida protocol – she has another two months to complete this. We will also be looking at reversing the osteopenia using natural progesterone cream made from the Wild Yam, as well as other supplements. She has now learned the power of optimal nutrition and detoxification and will be repeating some of her cleanses every 6 months, as well as maintaining an optimal diet.