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What are Auto-Immune Disorders?

What are Autoimmune Disorders?

Autoimmune disorders are the fourth most popular disease known; however, it was almost unknown about four years ago. Furthermore, autoimmune disorders are when the body’s immune system reacts properly in the wrong direction. That leads to this question:

“Why is it that the immune system, which is designed to recognize pathogens, is attacking itself?”

Moreover, we have thousands of bacteria living inside each of our cells, so we live in harmony with them. Therefore,

“The real cause of disease is a weakening of the immune system”

The immune system is designed to identify and kill a pathogen (viruses, funguses or bacteria), which is called an oxidative metabolism. If one compromises the blood supply and nerve supply to their immune system, they will more than likely develop an infection. 

FAQs

Do I have fibromyalgia?

  • There is no blood test or X-ray analysis, so it’s a very subjective idea.  You have to have tenderness in 18 0f 22 points on the body.  The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is not clear.  Having this diagnosis does not change the therapies.  Focus on the solution.  Fix the physical, chemical and emotional stressors and you will recover.

What causes autoimmune disorders?

  • These disorders were rare in the past.  It is the body attacking itself.  It’s an abnormal reaction of the immune system to your own tissue and cells.  It is an immune system problem.  The immune system is controlled by the nervous system so start by correcting your nervous system.  

Aren’t autoimmune disorders genetic?

  • Absolutely not.  60-70 years ago, auto-immune disorders were extremely RARE. Now it has become the fourth most prevalent disease in America. People today are exposed to an increasing amount of foreign proteins and neurotoxins in Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and toxic food preservatives such as MSG.  This is causing the body’s immune system to get confused as to what is foreign and what is not.  This leads to auto-immune disorders.

How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?

  • It is diagnosed by having 18 of 22 tender spots on the body according to the Mayo clinic.  I, however, disagree with this.

Is there a natural solution to fibromyalgia?

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What are some other autoimmune disorders?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Lupus, Scleroderma, Type I Diabetes. It has gone from very rare to the fourth most prevalent type of disease. 

Comments

  1. Ali Husain says:

    Dear John Bergman,

    I was diagnosed with eczema from the age of 24 and struggled with it quite a lot and the only options I had were both steroids creams and shots. Never managed to find a proper cure for it. Now, a couple of more years down the road I had a horrible pains in my abdominal and frequent bathroom visits with blood. Now, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and started the medication for it like predrensolon for a short period along with Imuran and Ascol drugs. Additionally, I had to take folic acid and nexium drugs to help control other things like the liver and the heartburn’s. The good news was the imuran managed to help me control my eczema properly but this didn’t last..

    My recent colonoscopy showed that the colon was still flaring up and my doctor decided to choose Humira (anti-TNF drug) to help control my condition. I have taken the new medication along with imuran drug and ascol for three month and now I have completely stopped the imuran drug. My condition started to deteriorate as my bathroom visits increased and over several months my eczema has returned much worse than before. It is spreading throughout my body and I am trying everything from diet to natural remedies to help control it but nothing seems to work. My skin condition was so bad that I have visited an immunology specialists for some answers but he claims it can be from the new medication Humira.

    I am still waiting to contact my gastroenterologist to see what to do now. My control with eczema is pretty much only through steroid cream and some other moisturize creams along with olive oil to control itchiness…etc. I am trying now my best to control my diet but nothing seems to be working and now my eczema is spreading throughout my body. Now, I am at the age of 31 and quite desperate for help at this point.

    My current medication as follows:

    1- Ascola 800 mg BD ( 3 times a day)
    2- Humira One injection every two weeks ( I believe 40 mg per injection)
    3- Nexium 20 mg BD ( but trying to cut down after I saw your videos)
    4- Folic Acid 5 mg OD
    5- B12 Injection every 2 months

    Regards,
    Ali

    • Ali Husain says:

      Forgot to mention also
      6- Aerius 5mg two times a day (doesn’t seem to even work )

    • Hello Ali,

      With so many medications that you’ve exposed your body to it would be best to work with your doctor to safely wean off all medication while incorporating all the advice I’m going to give you. Keep in mind that all medications are chemically suppressing symptoms throughout the body while the organ system continues to malfunction. Symptoms are signs that the body is malfunctioning and by suppressing those symptoms with drugs you’re basically just covering up the red flashing light on the dashboard in your car and hoping the engine doesn’t blow up. So the key here is to first restore normal function to the organs involved and then wean off the medication.

      It’s important to note that skin issues like eczema develop as a result of toxic exposure to antibiotics, vaccinations, medications, and toxins in the environment or food. These toxins negatively affect the digestive system which decrease your body’s ability to break down proteins which are used to make new skin. Most people also lack the essential ingredients required for healthy skin like vitamins, minerals, omega 3, essential amino acids, and healthy fats. Here’s my video on skin health if you’d like to learn more about this:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nagzlodujM

      The first step would be incorporating all the proper diet and lifestyle changes to strengthen your immune system and give your body everything it needs to heal properly. Start by switching to an organic, plant based diet with plenty of healthy fats like coconut oil. You can even use coconut oil as a moisturizer and apply it directly to your skin and whole body. You need to avoid any packaged or processed food as well as any meats because these are loaded with toxins which directly affect the health and quality of your body. You also need to supplement appropriately with vitamin D3, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, omega 3 (fish oil), Lugol’s Solution (iodine), chlorella, spirulina and a mineral/amino acid supplement like Body Balance from Life Force. Make sure you get the highest quality supplements you can find because these are vital for improving your health.
      Check out this video to learn about more healthy dietary and lifestyle changes you can start making right now to improve your health:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD5GyR2Q8J0

      I also suggest juicing vegetables and blending fruits on a daily basis. Juicing and blending are fantastic because the soluble fiber in veggie juice can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream and bind to toxins which may be affecting the health of your body. Juicing/blending also pre-digests the food so the nutrients/minerals are more easily absorbed by your body. There are also enzymes and natural probiotics in the veggie juice/blended fruit that will radically improve your digestive system.
      Here’s detailed video about juicing if you’d like to learn more:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INrXthOFQtU

      Obviously probiotics will be essential to restoring your microflora, but what would be even better than a probiotic supplement would be to consume properly fermented foods. One spoonful of fermented foods like sauerkraut contain more probiotics than an entire bottle of probiotic supplements. You can learn more about this in the video below:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiigsFnNDuQ

      The most important part of the healing process will be correcting any underlying issues with your spine and stimulating the nervous system to promote healing as well as normal function of your organ systems and body. To do this, you need to find a corrective chiropractor that can analyze your spine and nervous system, identify the specific problems, and correct them accordingly. Structural and bio-mechanical problems in the spine can cause nerve interference or nerve impingement which cause dysfunction of your organs and interrupt the communication between the brain and body. By restoring proper nerve flow and communication to the body you’ll see massive changes in your health. This is what I do every day in my office and I see incredible changes with every single patient. Make sure you find a chiropractor with the skills necessary to reshape the structure of the spine, restore normal biomechanics, and stimulate the nervous system to promote healing and normal function.

      Here’s a video that’ll help you find the best possible chiropractor in your area:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEHDm749Rd8

      That should be enough information to get you started. Let me know if you have any questions.

      Best regards,
      Dr. B

      • Ali Husain says:

        Hello Doctor,

        Here is an update from me and few concerns with my nutrients, eczema and medication

        First off, I found a good chiropractor by name Dr. Amy Bowzaylo the only one I could find in my country Bahrain. Fortunately, she is a pretty good doctor and got my nervous system examined to find that I have Upper Cross Syndrome and told me to follow certain training to help strengthen my muscles. However, their clinic does not have an X-ray and she told me that I must get one done to further assess my condition. Once, I get the X-ray done, will meet with her and get full details on what she finds as I provided her past medical records which she told that she will needs more time to analyse.

        Next, about my nutrients which is kind of a challenge. I managed to find some of the supplements which you mentioned in the form of tablets such as Vitamin D3, Vitamin C (don’t think its with bioflavonoids), Omega 3 (fish oil), Chlorella and Spirulina (both Chlorella & Spirulina got the powdered Organic too). I started now taking these tablets once per day as I am no longer having much of appetite due to eczema. The others things you mentioned found from Amazon.com so it will take sometime to get them. The only drawback is that I cannot find organic fruits and vegetables. It’s not widely available in my country. Here is my doubt now.

        Luckily I have found Organic blueberries, mushroom, small tomatoes, celery, apples, beetroot and carrots. Shall I make a juice out of these available ingredients? My main concern is beetroot as it cause lots of gases due to ulcerative colitis. Any idea’s, suggestions and how much too put between these ingredients in a serving of juice? Might even try soup with the mushroom and tomatoes. Meanwhile, I will keep looking for more organic fruits and vegetables.

        Also, after listening to your video on more healthy dietary and lifestyle changes. I have started walking more outside in sunlight, and do not worry my country doesn’t lack that at all. In fact, we try to avoid the sun because of the intense heat. I will continue this habit along with taking vitamin D3 which my blood tests always showed that it was relatively low.

        My eczema is quite irritating that can itch at anytime and anywhere in my body. Its extremely difficult to control. I have tried coconut oil which helps moisturising but I need help to control the itchiness. I do have few steroid creams prescribed by my dermatology doctor and I have been applying to control the symptoms but the irritation is still there. My chiropractor suggested taking a bath with baking soda and calamine lotion to help with this. However, is there anything else I can do to help control this?

        Finally, I did start to remove some of the medication which weren’t useful to begin with. I am still waiting to meet with my gastroenterologist to do something with the remaining medication like Humira and Ascol. My idea is to switch to Imuran and Ascol as I had a better control with my eczema till I can fix my colon with proper food and nutrients than gradually remove all these drugs all together one day hopefully.

        • Hello Ali,

          I’m so you were able to find a chiropractor in your country. If for some reason you’re not seeing any results after getting treated by this chiropractor, I’m always willing to teach and train this chiropractor in my techniques.

          As for the supplements: if your vitamin C doesn’t contain bioflavinoids it can’t be properly absorbed into your body, so if you can’t find a proper vitamin C supplement the next best solution is to consume foods that naturally contain vitamin C. And if you don’t have access to fresh organic fruits and vegetables, you have a few options. There are certain types of non-organic produce that don’t contain a large amounts of pesticides which are safe to consume. In the US these are listed as the “Clean 15″.

          There are certain types of fruits and veggies that are relatively safe to buy non-organic. These are known as the “Clean 15″ which include:
          Onions, Avocado, Sweet Corn (watch for GMO), Pineapple, Mango, Sweet Peas, Eggplant, Cauliflower, Asparagus, Kiwi, Cabbage, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Sweet Potatoes, and Honeydew Melon. This list is changing every year so make sure you get an up to date list whenever you’re shopping.

          You’ll also want to watch out for the “Dirty Dozen” which are foods that you should absolutely buy organic because the non-organic options are extremely toxic. These include Apples, Celery, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Grapes, Nectarines, Peaches, Potatoes, Spinach, Strawberries, Blueberries, and Sweet Bell Peppers. Also Green beans and kale are moving up on the most sprayed list.

          If you’re still concerned about the quality of the produce in your country then the next best option would be to order powdered superfoods that contain the nutrients you need. For example, Camu Camu powder would be a fantastic source of vitamin C if for some reason you can’t find a good vitamin C supplement.

          Keep in mind, Juicing and blending are completely different. You should be juicing vegetables and blending fruits to get the most benefits. The reason is because the majority of vegetables have a ton of insoluble fiber which is great for stool formation but terribly difficult for your digestive system to extract the enzymes and nutrients. Juicing vegetables removes the insoluble fiber from the soluble fiber and enzymes making the nutrients more bioavailable. Blending is great for fruits because they don’t have much soluble fiber and by blending the fruit you can more easily absorb all the nutrients.
          I demonstrate this in my video on juicing/blending:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INrXthOFQtU

          To help with the itchiness one very simple and effective remedy is to apply moist heat to the area whenever it gets itchy. The heat will alleviate the itchiness and it will also draw more blood to that area to increase the rate of healing. Baking soda baths will help detox your skin, but it might dry out your skin and kill the healthy bacteria on your skin. Another great remedy for the skin is aloe vera, preferably the actual sticky, gel part of the aloe vera plant if it’s available in your country.

          Make sure you set up a plan with your doctor to eliminate all medications as you implement all these methods of healing and hopefully you can eventually eliminate all medications so your body can function normally again.

          Let me know if you have any more questions, I’ll help in any way I can.

          • Ali Husain says:

            Good Morning Dr. B,

            Here is an update for me, its been awhile but I feel like much has happened. I will make into two part: The bad and the bad news that happened so far.

            Lets get rid of the bad first!
            On 22-Oct-16, I have visited the emergency room for my eczema condition which was extremely bad at this point as it is already spread throughout my body causing me pain. I received a shot of penadol and steroids. I meet without another dermatology who I will continue to follow-up with till my condition stabilizes. He told that my eczema reached the final stage and that we must control the symptoms at this point. So here is my current medication, unfortunately, again..

            1- Dexamethason 1 pill per day each for 4 mg x10 days and 2 mg x 10 days ( total 20days period while quantity changes)
            2- Nexium 20mg 1 pill per day (to help control this medication as it stress the stomache)
            3- Bilaxten (Bilastine) 20mg (to control itchiness)
            4- Along with a soap and moisturizing cream and few steroid creams to apply on skin

            I have followed the above for like 3-4 days maximum properly till I managed to feel like I don’t need those creams on my skin. I only use the soap and switched to coconut oil.

            Now, lets talk about the good part!
            04-Nov-16, my eczema is under much better control and in terms of health dieting. I am noticing improvements along the way through organic food. I started certain supplements like Fish Oil (Omega 3), Chlorella, Spirulina, Vitamin C (till I found organic oranges). My dishes are mainly from organic stuff and started fermented food (pickles so far). Also, I finally got my hands on the iodine and body liquid products. I am thinking of using the iodine for any fruit juice that I make like banana with blueberries and add just two drops of iodine in it. I am not sure when to start the body liquid. I am thinking may be to best start when I am done with the current medication as it stresses my whole body. As previously said I do have UC which I am beginning to notice a better bowel movement. Unfortunately, the really result will be found when I am done with the current medication dexamenthanson and start depending on only food. Alright also to be fair I do tend to crave for something like junk food or coffee but I have ridiculously cut down on those (that medication can make you feel super hungry and crave for something dangerous I know bad excuse of me but being honest)

            Final note, I did manage to get a report from my chiropractor in PDF. Hoping to send it to you by e-mail if possible or I can try and write a summary of it here. Once again, thank you so much doctor, I feel like my dream of getting rid of all those drugs may come true. Also, as always if there is anything more I can do to reach my goal further and please do tell!!

            Regards,
            Ali

          • Hello Ali,

            I’ve actually just done an entire video on the skin where I discuss specific solutions for eczema. In case you missed this video, here’s a link:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_zJyT7DCXE

            In that video you’ll learn how dangerous all those medications that you’re taking are for you and how easy it is to implement all the natural solutions. Simply put, you need to heal your skin from the inside and outside using all the foods, herbs, and spices that I mentioned in that video. And since those medications are preventing your body from healing, it’s extremely important that you set up a plan to wean off all medications while you implement all the natural solutions for healing your skin. Generally, with my patients, I’m usually able to wean all my patients off their meds within 2-4 weeks. Remember, your skin replaces itself every 28 days so it heals faster than almost any other organ in your organ.

            Let me know if you have any questions, I’ll help in any way I can.

          • Ali Husain says:

            Hi Doctor B,

            Here is my medical report and this will be a long post as i recently made many changes and need your overall opinion.

            Consultation Summary

            Diagnosis
            M99.01 Segemental and Somatic Dysfunction of cervical region
            M99.02 Segemental and Somatic Dysfunction of thoracic region
            S33.5XXA Sprain of liagments of lumbar spine, initial encounter
            K51.819 Other ulcerative colitis with unspecifieid complications

            Mr. Ali Hussain presented to my office on October 19th, 2016 with moderate Cervical Upper back & Lower back pain, which he stated is constant and increases with movement, sitting and walking. From my examination Mr. Hussain neurological findings were normal and his physiological findings shows that Mr. Hussain has a weak core, poor balance, upper and lower cross syndrome.

            Pain Scale:8/10
            Posture: Left shoulder high, right hip high
            Ortho tests: Positive cervical compression for local pain C5/6

            Current Condition of the patient:

            Upper back stiffness and low back pain
            increased bowel movement with blood in stool
            uncontrolled eczema, pain and itchy over sternum and diaphragm

            On going medication requirement
            Humira
            Ascol
            Folic Acid
            Nexium
            Imuran
            Antihistamine
            Currently started Dexamethasone for eczema
            Allergies Nuts and Pumpkin

            Medical History

            Asthma
            Eczema started after college- Dermatologist precribed various steriod creams
            Previous iron and Vitamin D deficiency
            Ulceration colitis- started similar time
            October 22, 2016, Cortisone injection in the ER for uncontrolled itching due to eczema
            Saw a gastroenterologist and dermatologist on October 22, 2016
            Recommendation: Colonoscopy after 20 days of Dexamethasone Course

            X-RAY
            T4-5: Blocking
            T8-12 Degenerative Changes
            Evidence of: Scheurmann’s Disease
            Thoracic Lateral film the top is cut off so T 1-5 are not visualized
            Straightened cervical curve
            C7 not visualized on lateral film due to scapulae and positivity
            C6-7 on AP showed degeneration of uncovertebral joint as well as C& Misshapen
            Degenerative changes in the facets in his neck

            Lab Result Dated 21/09/2016

            Lab Result
            Result
            Normal Range
            High Parathyroid
            9.2
            1.4-7.6
            Low Iron
            3
            4.6-31.3
            Low Alk Phos
            48
            50-136
            High Chloride
            108
            98-107
            Calcium
            2.51
            2.15-2.5
            High RBC
            6.06
            3.9-5.2
            Hemoglobin
            10.3
            12.0-14.5
            Low Mean Cell Hemoglobin
            62.7
            80.0-97.0
            Low Neutrophils
            34.3
            42.2-75.2
            High Globulin
            36
            15-30

            Colonscopy Result: Left Side of Colon still inflamed on 10/03/2016

            Recommendation:
            Functional Rehabiltiation Program include:
            Focus on all Neck and Back movenemetn and range of motion
            Improving his ergonomics and posture to reduce upper and lower cross patterns
            Chirpractic Manipulations
            Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
            Exercises
            Education on pain management and coping mechansim

            Home exercise program and extensive patient education on pain management will also be given. The goal of treatment is to reduce pain and increase functional mobility, strenght, flexibility and endurance.

            The End of the Report

          • Ali Husain says:

            Update On 10-Oct-2016, I stopped nearly most of my medication and trying to cope with supplements and organic food. The only remaining medication that I am currently taking are as follows:

            Humira (2 week injection) and Ascol (400mg x 6 tablets a day)

            Health style changes:
            I have been walking a lot more which causes me to get almost daily muscle cramps
            I make sure to get much needed sun exposure and a daily bases and on weekends I just sit outside for an hour with coconut oil.
            My main moisturizer is coconut oil.
            Supplements: I am taking Chlorella/ Spirulina / Fish Oil (Omega 3) on a daily basis / Body liquid
            Juicing: So far only Banana / Blueberries / Red/Green grapes/ few drops of iodine almost everyday.
            Food: Broth / More healthier food homecooked / Prepared fermented foods at home too
            Bad things: Trying now my best to cut down on any snacks and coffee which are addictions to me

            The reason why I am posting such a long post, when I stopped the medication, it didn’t take much time for the eczema to return back on my face. I am controlling it with only coconut oil and I am trying very hard not to itch all over my body. I recently took humira on 14/Nov/16 and noticed a bit of a problem with my stomach and eczema flared up on my face, hands, legs..etc.

            I am doing so many changes to my lifestyle but eczema just wont stop from coming back. Anything else that I have missed which I must do to help fight eczema. I noticed my triggers are coming from coffee and salty snacks so now will work on stop consuming those as well.

            Once again thank you for taking the effort Doctor B, i still have hope in recovering from eczema without the use of medication.

            Regards,
            Ali

          • Hello Ali,

            Thank you for sharing your medical report. I have a few questions for you after reviewing this report… First, the report says you’re still taking several medications and I’m curious if you’re still taking this currently. If so, then you’ll definitely want to set up a plan with your doctor to safely wean off these medications.

            I’m also curious if this report was done by a chiropractor. If you haven’t found a chiropractor yet, this will be extremely important because you have many underlying issues with your spine that must be addressed with chiropractic care. Remember, the nervous system is one of the most important factors in the healing process. If you’re still in a sympathetic dominant state, then there is really no amount of healthy dietary changes that will produce any results. As you’ve probably learned from my videos, you have 2 parts of the autonomic nervous system. You have the Parasympathetic Nervous System which controls rest, healing, and the digestive system. Then you have the Sympathetic Nervous system which is the fight or flight response. The sympathetic nervous system reacts to 3 forms of stress whether it’s chemical, physical, or emotional stress the result is the same… blood pressure decreases to your digestive system and most of your normal organ function shuts down to bring more blood to the arms and legs. The sympathetic response is an involuntary reaction of your body to keep you alive in stressful situations. The problem is most people are in a Sympathetic Dominant State because we are surrounded by those 3 stressors almost constantly. This state of chronic stress is the reason why we see so many chronic health conditions in our society.

            This is the reason why you can take all the healthy supplements and healthy food in the world and still not heal from certain diseases or conditions. If your sympathetic nervous system is active, your organs aren’t functioning properly and you won’t be able to absorb those wonderful nutrients.

            Focus on eliminating those 3 stressors to start healing your body properly. Chemical stress comes from vaccinations, antibiotics, medications, toxins in our food, and toxins in the environment. Emotional stress can come from daily stressors like your job or relationships and from major emotional events. Physical stress can be from injuries, trauma, daily activities, or underlying problems in your spine.

            The spine surrounds the spinal cord and any deviation from the normal structure or biomechanics of the spine can cause major health issues. Whether you’ve suffered a major trauma or you sit everyday at work the effect on your spine can cause nerve interference or compression which prevents the brain from communicating with the rest of the body. This is where a corrective chiropractor will come in handy during your healing process.

            Keep in mind the goal here is to get your body out of that Sympathetic Dominant state and back to a Parasympathetic state of healing.

            Oh and have you seen my latest video on Skin Health? I present several solutions for eczema in this video:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_zJyT7DCXE

            Let me know if you have any questions.

          • Ali Husain says:

            Thank you Doctor B, i am working with my chiropractor to help improve my spine condition and will try all those advice that you gave me. Plus i have already mentioned on the second post that i have stopped all medication except for two. Still need to consultant with the doctor about those medication. I will check the latest video and today actually saw some improvement as i attended chiropractor session yesterday and today i stayed outside the sunlight for approximately two hours to help improve my face. i am finding much improvement with that. Also, started detoxing as i believe my problem is the result of having taken nexium types of pills for a very longtime to control my acid reflex. Thanks to your videos i believe now what the root cause was plus i have been in bad diet for a longtime, so need to work things slowly.
            Again thank you so much doctor B. I will monitor my progress and let you know the results.

          • Keep up the great work! It will take some time to completely restore your health, but you’re definitely on the right path to healing.

    • Ali Husain says:

      Hello Doctor B,

      I wanted to inform that I have stopped all my medication for Ulcerative Colitis, and I am no longer on any specific type of medicine. Also, my nerve system seems to be in a much better condition after many sessions with the chiropractor.

      Unfortunately, my eczema still remains strong, the itching keeps up increasing day by day and I can’t keep control of it properly. There is one thing which is worth mentioning about a medical condition which I didn’t mention in my previous posts that I suffered from heartburn for a very long time. I was taking drugs that stopped the stomach enzyme from working to control the acid reflux and this was the only solution I was given and didn’t really cared for food/diet change because the medicine helped with my condition. I have taken these drugs for nearly 15 years even when I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, almost any doctor advise me to keep on taking them saying it was harmless.

      Currently, I am following these methods to help control my eczema:

      Supplements:
      Daily: Aloe Vera / Magnesium / Vitamin D3
      Ate food which contains the supplement than I do not take the Pill: Probiotic / Vitamn E
      Occassionally: Chlorella and Spirulina

      Food:
      Juicing Daily: Banana + Blueberry + Dates + Tbsp Coconut Oil
      Grains: Brown Rice or Quinoa
      Protein: Chicken/Beef liver / Chicken
      Fruits (not daily): Anything organic like orange, apples and banana’s
      Vegetables: lettuce / cucumber / tomato / sweet potato / kale / lentils / Fermented Cabbage
      Nuts/Seeds: Pumpkin Seeds / Popcorn (homemade)
      Detox Drink: Variety of vegetables with apples
      Outside Food: Usually take something with vegetables and proteins like mix grills
      Dairy (not a lot): Chocolate and Dark Chocolate
      Other: Bone Broth

      I am trying to keep my diet strict to control my eczema now, I noticed that my itching is getting triggered from acidic food so I have removed and restricted many things to control my condition. However, eczema continues to spread through out my body and nothing seems to be working. At this moment, I have controlled my face and hands with a strong Ointment called Protopic 0.1% and that seems to only be barely enough to help control it.

      I have been using lots of coconut oil to help ease with my symptoms, however, it keeps coming back again and again. The itching can come at anytime and anywhere, it is extremely difficult to control even with coconut oil. I am not sure how moist heat work though so not sure if it can help. I tried bath with Epson salt, still not enough to help with the symptoms. I have taken precautions to avoid triggers such as like using cotton clothes, removing harmful toxic, and anti-dust mites bed sheets.

      Alright, think I have mentioned all the things I am doing and hope there is something else that I should be doing to help fight my eczema.

      • Hello Ali,

        I’m so glad to see your health is improving so much, congratulations!

        Now as for your eczema, keep in mind it might take some time to fully restore your skin health. Generally it takes about 30 days to generate healthy skin. Even with the worst cases of eczema I’ve seen, we usually see a massive improvement within 30 days. Just keep focusing on all the natural solutions that we’ve discussed such as improving the health of your microflora, your skin’s microflora as well, and applying things like coconut oil and turmeric topically.

        As for your diet that you listed:
        Make sure you’re juicing and blending properly because most people confuse these two things. You should be juicing only vegetables, especially root vegetables. You should be blending fruits especially antioxidants rich fruits like goji berries and blueberries.

        Here’s my video on juicing/blending if you’d like to learn more:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INrXthOFQtU

        Since eczema is an inflammatory problem with the skin, make sure you’re getting a tremendous amount of anti-inflammatory foods such as pineapples and Omega 3 from wild caught fish (sardines, anchovies, and mackerel).

        A great method of quickly relieving the itching is by applying moist heat such as a damp towel heated in a microwave. Make sure the heat very hot, but not so hot that it’s pain and burns your skin.

  2. george adey says:

    Hi Dr B,

    Thanks for taking time to reply and provide such detailed, correct info! I wish other doctors would take on board your information on how important the nervous system is! I am currently 24 yo, a type 1 diabetic who coaches professional tennis players and have recently been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I saw a ‘specialist’ who told me that if I manage my exercise levels and rest I will be better in 3 years or so. Before being diagnosed I had other health problems like Glandular fever, Pneumonia over the two years leading up to the diagnosis. I think the auto immune problems have been brought on by stress in my job and I think sometimes how mentally I view things. I have gone gluten free and feel that this has helped and want to get stuck into a better diet more, any tips?

    I have also been told about looking at info on the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems have helped people like me before. I really want to get better and compete one day again!

    Any more ideas?

    • Hello George,

      First, all autoimmune diseases are the result of Toxicity and Deficiency. Your body may have been exposed to toxins in the environment or food or perhaps toxic chemicals such as vaccines or medications. If you’re also deficient in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and healthy proteins then you’ll have the perfect recipe for autoimmune disease. So the key to preventing and reversing autoimmune disease is Purity and Sufficiency.
      Check out the videos below to learn how to prevent and reverse all autoimmune diseases:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqggy05RqNY

      The majority of the people I see every day have issues with Chronic Fatigue and the solution is extremely simple. I’ll go through their medical history, analyze their diet/lifestyle, examine their spine/nervous system, identify any underlying problems and correct them accordingly. Through proper diet and lifestyle changes along with corrective chiropractic care which stimulates the nervous system to promote healing and normal function I’m able to help my patients get out of pain, get off medications and back to a normal healthy life within a few weeks of care.
      With CFS the problem is always associated with the person being in a Sympathetic Dominant state. You may have heard me mention this in many of my videos. Your sympathetic nervous system is responsible for keeping you alive in a stressed state which can be activate by Chemical, Physical, and/or Emotional stress. If you’re constantly experiencing these stressors, your Sympathetic nervous system will take control which will shut down blood supply to your organ systems, prevent you from healing, alter brain function, and eventually put you in a chronically fatigued state. Proper diet changes will supply your body with the nutrients it needs to heal as well as take care of the Chemical stress. Proper lifestyle changes like getting proper exercise and sleep everyday will take care of the physical stress. And chiropractic care stimulates the Parasympathetic nervous system to promote healing throughout the body. In my clinic, I use corrective chiropractic techniques which involve reshaping the structure of the spine and restoring normal biomechanics which remove nerve interference and nerve impingement to the organ systems in the body.

      The best option would be to find a corrective chiropractor that can analyze your spine and nervous system, identify the specific problems, and correct them accordingly. Make sure you find a chiropractor with the skills necessary to reshape the structure of the spine, restore normal biomechanics, and stimulate the nervous system to promote healing and normal function.
      Here’s a video that’ll help you find the best possible chiropractor in your area:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEHDm749Rd8

      Let me know if you have any more questions, I’ll help in any way I can.

      Dr .B

  3. hi John
    like everyone else here, I love your youtube videos. I’m wondered if you could help me as I have two auto immune disorders- vitiligo and alopecia arteta. I actually developed both of them one week after receiving hep b +hep c vaccines . recently the alopecia has spread which is causing me some distress. any advice would be much appreciated.

    thanks
    jo

    • Hi Jo,

      Your nervous systems being compromised in your neck, you need to get to a corrective Chiropractor as soon as possible to get your whole nervous system checked, the vitiligo can be from poor absorption of healthy fats and proteins, your Chiropractor may suggest bentaine-HCL or other supplements like digestive enzymes, you need healthy fats in your diet like coconut oil, avocado’s, etc.. A lot of skin disorders are from a lack of stomach acid, the first thing you need to do is get your nervous system checked, use our 7 questions to find a good one

      Let me know how you are doing
      Dr B

  4. Helenmarie DeLeon says:

    First I would like to tell you that I have really appreciated your you-tube videos and your web-site information. Much of the information is info that I have known or read from other sources but it is really helpful to see it used and the stories of people that you have helped.

    I have always tried to take care of my health in a naturopathic way. For my family (9 children – home-births) and myself, I have used homeopathy, chiropractic, herbs, good diet (at least a balanced diet between meats, vegetables and starches), acupuncture, acupressure, iridology, pH balance, no vaccines, etc. Much of this I learned from my midwives. We have (for the most part) stayed away from doctors and that expense. I am 61 years old and I am not on medication and neither is my husband (58). I sometimes struggle with my blood pressure but I am working on that with more of a vegetable diet and doing a detox regimen (Dr. Clark’s protocol). I have a difficult time totally dropping meat. This is partly because of my family (I still have 14 and 17 year old girls at home and of course a husband who is Hispanic and a major part of his diet is meat – he does eat much more variety of vegetables than he did before we married 35 years ago – when his diet was mainly meat, beans, tortillas and sometimes potatoes) and partly because when I don’t eat meat, I feel very hungry. My mother was diabetic so I have kept from having blood sugar problems by keeping my protein high, good fats (olive, coconut & avocado), and fiber, and in general keeping foods in the lower part of the glycemic index. So instead of going totally vegetarian, I eat less meat and more vegetables.

    Here is my issue, I have a goiter. When I have been tested, I have been told that everything is ok (other than the fact that I have this overgrowth of my thyroid – which I am not interested in having a surgeon cut it out, thank you very much). When I have asked if they did all the testing necessary (and I have named specific tests) they have said yes and that my readings are ok. I first knew that I might have a problem with my thyroid when I went to an iridologist about 15 years ago. She gave me some supplements (which I took), one of which was a kelp supplement (but I don’t think she told me to take enough). I have taken large doses of iodine (I know this is controversial but it seems to decrease the goiter size) but it does not seem to hold long term. I have also used iodine directly on the skin next to the goiter and that seems to help but the goiter always swells again. I am gluten free, but not corn or milk free. I continue to use corn due mainly to being able to use corn tortillas (and other products that are gluten free but not corn free – like pastas for example) and I drink milk (lactose free – really lactase added 2% milk through Costco) because of Dr. Clark’s emphasis on needing it for the calcium. I and my husband both have knee problems – arthritis.

    The issue I have with the goiter, I believe is due to the 6 fairly large amalgam fillings (mercury) that I have in my teeth. I am working towards raising the money to get those out but do not have the funds to get it done yet. I know it has to be done by a dentist that knows how to do this without poisoning me further (with special blocks and equipment). And I have found one that has a naturopathic practitioner in his office that will work with me and the dentist to help get the poisons out. I am in the process of going to her (the naturopath) and seeing what it is going to take to get them out. I am sure it will be expensive.

    My question to you is this. Is there any way to know if the goiter is for sure due to the mercury in my mouth? From what I have read, it is really just a trial and error situation. In other words, we will know after it is done if we get the results hoped for? I believe this is the one thing left to do (as I have detoxed several times already). I do not want to leave the goiter as is for I believe it might put me at risk for other issues.

    I have gone to the chiropractor, but not gotten x-rays. Our chiropractor is kind of old fashioned and is able to help us by “touch” to see what we need. I know this is probably not the best way but it reduces the expense for us. He does x-rays, we just have not had them done.

    I also have a weight problem (5’9″, 240 – I should be about 160 – 170). It is mostly carried on my belly. But my weight problem is not as bad as my mother’s at the same age. My mother weighed between 350 and 400 pounds and was 5’6″ when she died at age 64. She had cancer and really bad blood sugar issues. I do still move around (my mother could not walk 10 steps without becoming winded) and do light exercise when I can. I need to exercise more, but just have a hard time finding the time. My husband and I do ballroom dancing (and it is very good exercise) so try to do this from time to time but cannot always find the time.

    We have dealt with a lot of stress in our lives due to a large family, underemployment and caring now also for my mother-in-law with dementia. A few years ago, I had big issues with hot flashes and sweats that mainly happened at night (perhaps that was part of menopause). I had a very difficult time sleeping. We had some pretty bad stress going on at the time. But I am past that now. However, we still have the stress of underemployment and scrambling for money. I have health insurance (Obamacare) but have to spend $5000 before being able to access it. So I don’t see how that helps me. Plus the fact that most likely, health insurance will not cover amalgams being taken out since the ADA approves amalgam fillings still.

    I look forward to your reply.

    • Hi Helenmaria, Lets get you healthy!! You need to get healthy fats because with the thyroid damaged your adrenals will be working harder. Iodine supplements and a stable pelvis will help. You need to get your nervous system checked by a corrective Chiropractor and you will have lack of protein from a poor digestion, the Chiropractor will direct your diet changes but try healthy fats like coconut oil, digestive enzymes, Vitamin C with bioflavinoids, and that will help you get out of your cortisol mediated metabolic state and then your thyroid will start to function correctly, you will also have a neck issue with possible forward head carriage. adopting a healthier lifestyle that includes physical activity will result in weight loss. Eliminate canola/soy/corn/vegetable oils and stick with healthy saturated fats, and make sure all animals you eat are healthy.

      I will help in any way I can

      Dr B

  5. Hey, Dr. Bergman!

    I have a niece that has Lupus and suffers a lot from it. This is an auto-immune problem, yes? What should she be doing, besides changing her diet to a more plant-based diet, as you recommend? She’s 18 yrs. old now.

    Thanks!

    Steve

    • Augustin56,

      You have to get her to a corrective chiropractor to get her nervous system checked. That is the absolute FIRST thing to do. Lupus and other autoimmune disorders, as you know, are caused by a leaky gut which has usually been caused by antibiotic use, GMOs or other environmental toxins. Typically we encourage patients like your niece to drink half their body weight in ounces of water every day (100lb person drinks 50oz water) and to ensure they are subluxation free and eating a clean diet.

      Dr Bergman

  6. Hi Dr Bergman,

    I’ve been watching your videos and have heard you on Extreme Health Radio talking about Becky’s MS story and your assistance in helping her.

    My wife’s cousin in Dusseldorf, Germany has been diagnosed from the age of 20 with MS.
    Now she is 46 years old and has been wheelchair bound for the last 8 years. Doctors treating her discovered early on that she is allergic to penicillin.
    We’ve have been told she is on some herbal remedies which seem to help a bit.

    She has government assigned carers that come to her house daily from early in the morning to late at night as she requires continuous assistance.

    I was hoping you could advise us in helping her out and even though we are in Australia, we have communication with her mother who is open to any suggestion in helping her daughter out.

    Regards,
    Steve Drossinos

    • Hi Steve, We have to get her checked by a corrective Chiropractor as soon as possible, 9 out of 10 MS patients had some type of trauma before the onset of the disease. I have seen 100% of my MS patients have neck problems, once we get pressure off of her nervous system then we can start to re-stimulate her nervous system so she can gain more control, once she starts to get the pressure off then we can get her on an automatic stationary bike, juicing and blending with lots of healthy fats, and lots of healthy omega 3’s and healthy water, the key is finding the cause
      I will help in any way I can
      Dr B

  7. Hi Dr. Bergman! I recently came across your videos on youtube and I am so grateful! Thank you for taking the time to not only treat patients in your office but to educate and bring hope to so many others all over the world.
    I was diagnosed with a hypothyroid 11 years ago (age 19) and have been on levothyroxine since then. When my husband and I decided we would like to start a family, it took us a year and a half to conceive. During this time I was also diagnosed with PCOS. My daughter is now a year old and I am still nursing her. Since her birth, my levothyroxine dose has had to increase by 75 mcg (100 mcg before pregnancy, increased to 125 mcg during pregnancy, and raised 50 mcg post partum). I started to do my own research and was surprised to see that most cases of hypothyroid are because of an auto immune disease. I asked my doctor to test my antibodies and TPOab was elevated to just over 2000. I knew I needed to make changes to my diet so i started the autoimmune paleo diet. I was having trouble with hypoglycemia on this diet and my blood sugar would drop below normal especially over night. I am 5’7, 135 lbs, LOW blood pressure- ususally around 100/70…90/60, aslo had lipids tested recently HDL 61, LDL 107, Trig 70, total chol 182. After watching your videos, you mentioned high cortisol = low thyroid. I think its pretty clear I have adrenal fatigue— what happens with low cortisol and thyroid? Can it be low cortisol & low thyroid? I just ordered a cortisol spit test to see exactly where my levels are at. For now I have added grains back in my diet to help manage my blood sugar. Do you know any good corrective chiropractors in Wisconsin??? Any insight would be greatly appreciated! :)

    • Hi Cristin, You are on the right track with the diet changes, look for adrenal fatigue to be the main problem and not a low thyroid, PCOS is from an unstable pelvis and a toxic diet, eliminate and canola/soy/corn/vegetable oils and stick with healthy saturated fats, and make sure and animals you eat are healthy, I don’t know of any corrective Chiropractors in your area use our 7 questions to find a good one because getting your nervous system working correctly is vital and way more important than any cortisol test, you need to get the system that controls everything working in a non-stressed state.
      I will help in any way I can
      Dr B

      • Thanks for the reply! Another question… since I have hashimotos, should I be concerned about radiation exposure to my thyroid? Are X-rays absolutely necessary for chiropractic treatment? My neck has been sore and I know I have poor posture…

        Thank you!

        • Hi Cristin, Yes make sure your Chiropractor is working with x-rays because there are several sensors like the hypothalamus and its link to the pituitary and adrenals, you will need healthy adrenals and that is intimately connected to the spine through the hypothalamus. You will get better

          Dr B

  8. Samuel Rivera says:

    Dr B. thank you for what you do and thank you for being straight forward and honest.
    When I was a baby I had Rickets. I however didn’t know until I was 35. My legs are bowed like John Wayne but never really stopped me.
    I recently tore my meniscus in both knees and it wasn’t due to an accident or fall. The pain just gradually increased ..MRI showed the torn medial meniscus on both knees. Surgeon suggested surgery (big surprise) I decided to try and regenerate the torn meniscus and allow my body’s macrophages to do what they do best while I do the pendulum exercise you suggest in one of your videos. I also took your advice and decided to go to a Chiropractor because I wanted to make my change a complete one. I am doing the plant based diet and really want to eventually be chemical free.

    My diagnosis: 2/20/2015
    Straight cervical curvature, increased thoracic curvature, pelvic unleveling, lumbar degenerative disc disease, lumbar foramina encroachment, thoracolumbar scoliosis.
    My Core ScoreOver AVG : 58 – Heart Rate Variability = 52, Muscle Tone and Balance = 43, Organ and Gland Control = 90
    Subluxations: C1, C3, C5, C7, T1, T2, T6, T8, T10, L3, S1
    Moderate Pronation in both feet. Orthotics have been ordered.
    In 2009 I had a bullet removed from the muscle at the rib connected to T8 (slight elevation on my left diaphragm.)
    Been taking 20mg Lisinipril and 5mg Amlodipine since 2002
    Developed Asthma in 2112 which almost killed me.
    I am taking Asmanex twist inhaler for Asthma and Flonase for Sinusitis
    I have had two adjustments so far and feel very sore, especially my neck.
    I supplement with antioxidants, soil based probiotics and regular probiotics and eat organic vegetables with an occasional organic chicken.

    In your opinion, am I on the right track and do you have any material on how to ween off of the poison I’ve been given all these years?
    Do you have any other suggestions?
    Thank you for reading through this novel.

    Sam

    • Hi Sam, Wow!! you are taking great control of your health, you are on the right track with the subluxations you have and the low scores you have you will see a rapid returning of health, check out our video on high blood pressure and if you have a way to take your blood pressure at home you should see it get to low within a couple of weeks of care, then call the doctor that gave you the drug and he will reduced and eliminate it then for the asthma drink a lot of water and get a good plant based mineral supplement and also have your Chiropractor check you for an “anterior C1″ which is often missed and if you have pressure at C1 you will see fast recovery from your asthma
      Let me know how you are doing
      Dr B

  9. healthhao says:

    Dr B.

    No reply button on your last response.

    Thank you for the reply.

    Her condition is seems so complicated that maybe it is best to sign up for the online consultations.
    I was thinking about it since the beginning of this nightmare.
    she could even be mis diagnose for all I know am on the wrong treatments.
    I thought I might be able to find help, but I cannot find a naturopath that is really looking at all the symptoms or are asking the question why.
    She kept running into one obstacle to another. I cannot tell what the doctors are doing is correct .
    I need another brain here.
    I have done endless research , but running out of time and patience.
    I will get all her tests together, drugs info etc and sign up.
    I don’t believe she had any xrays done.
    What xrays do I need?
    Thank you
    Peggy

    • Hi Peggy, She definitely needs at lest 4 xrays we do a lateral lumbar and lateral cervical and a front to back called an A-P nasium and A-P lumbar this will help the corrective Chiropractor detailed information to get her nervous system healthy, health is her natural state, I so understand your frustration most doctors are looking for a disease and her body is working correctly right now dealing with the stressors that she is experiencing, I’m sorry if you had trouble getting ahold of me I will help in anyway I can
      she will get better
      Dr B

      • healthhao says:

        Dr. B.

        I will try to get those Xrays done from her chiropractor.
        Before I make an appointment via the Skype package.
        I was thinking about signing up for the year long plan and was just curious to know after the first consultations, how long would it take for the emails to be answers?
        As I became Mom’s advocate and medical researcher, I kept running into question which I need a qualified health professional’s to advise on.
        things seem to change on a daily basis and I need daily input.
        Also before I get those X-rays from her physicians,
        Is there any way to ease her pain. it is even hard to walk.
        Do you think the Hemp oil would help with her pain?
        The blood flow is horrible, he feet would sometimes turn completely ice.
        What do you suggest?

        Thank you

        Peggy

        • Hi Peggy, Usually for emails it will take 2 to 3 days for an answer, to help her right now see if you can get a trochanter support check out our video on pelvic health and our video on knee and foot health, we have to get her calf muscle working try moist heat on her feet this will help increase blood flow, also for pain get her lots of soluble fibers, in the form of vegetable juice.
          I will help in any way I can
          Dr B

  10. healthhao says:

    Dr B.

    There’s still Blood in Mom’s Urine from the vasculitis infection.
    Does that mean there are a lot of damage?
    What are some things we can do now specifically to support the kidney now?
    Thank you

    Peggy

    • Hi Peggy, The bleeding maybe from damage caused by the steroids and antibiotics unless your mom was taking aspirin or a blood thinner, in any case we have to heal the kidney’s and clean the blood, first she needs to get her nervous system checked by a corrective Chiropractor and then the Chiropractor will prescribe supplements like Vitamin C with bioflavinoids, green vegetable juice, eliminate animal products, and eliminate polyunsaturated fats(like most nuts), and make sure she is getting healthy fats like coconut oil.
      I will help in anyway I can
      Dr B

      • healthhao says:

        Dr. b.

        Thank you for the replay.
        She went to her chiropractor and got an adjustment yesterday.
        He adjusted the spine to try to stimulate the foot, hopefully it would give her some relieve on the foot.
        It will probably take some time until it gets better.
        Her chiropractor who is also ND, gave her raw enzymes, but it made her hemmaroid bleed a lot.
        Not sure why, she didn’t take it anymore
        I thought the blood tested in the urine was probably from the drugs also, but not sure how we can stop it.
        I told her to drink plenty of clean water for the kidneys.
        There are so many things she cannot eat if there is a kidney problem and we do not want to do a biopsy considering the side effects.
        almost everything is high in potassium in plant.
        She is schedule for the infusion tomorrow and I guess we cannot stop it.
        The naturalpaths here did not suggest that we can stop the procedure which we are dreading.
        Any suggestions overall?
        Now she will be on long term antibiotic which I hope it won’t worsen the inflammation.
        I gave her coconut oil and she is no longer eating any meat.
        I am very confuse, some people healed their autoimmune through paleo diet, but that diet has a lot of unhealthy meat type foods.
        how can I give her the maximum amount of nutrient considering the kidney and the medications?
        she is only 60 years old, had no history of prescriptions or any excess on animal products.
        Not sure where this came from, probably a leaky gut , bad digestions and acid reflux.

        Thank you

        Peggy

        • Hi Peggy, knowing that her foot has a problem is a clue that her nervous system is compromised in her low back and that will effect her digestion and the nerve supply to her feet and digestion, so we have to restore her nerve supply and then we have to clean her blood, the paleo diet is ok but we have to get her plant based minerals and clean her gut her Chiropractor has to have x-rays and needs to restore her normal nerve supply, then she will be able to have a normal physiology and she will recover
          I will help in anyway I can
          she will get better
          DR B

          • healthhao says:

            Dr B.

            Thank you for the reply.

            She did ultra sound with her chiropractor and got a back adjustmentment twice now.
            Her feet was tide , but she couldn’t tell what he was doing. she said her feet is flattening out more. but she has more pain now?
            Why is that? more sensations?9
            Her feet was totally swollen from before, not swollen anymore, any way we can test kidney without the biopsy? risky : (
            Since she has another five rounds of antibiotics to go, because of the rituxen infusion, is there anyway she could take something more natural to fight any potential bacterial? isn’t there superbugs anyway?
            It is hard to heal while she is on antibiotics, especially we are unsure about the kidneys.
            She is so uncomfortable in every position, standing, sitting and laying down, the blood flow is all messed up. when she sits, the feet gets numb and tight.
            Anyway she can seek comfort in other positions?
            shes not taking any cortisol shots or pain killer, so it is super uncomfortable.
            What technique could her chiropractor use to think he could try?

            Thank you
            peggy

          • Hi Peggy
            I wouldn’t recommend ultrasound for her the Chiropractor needs to specifically adjust her spine in her upper cervical area and thoracic, lumbar and pelvis every where he showed pressure from her x-rays, have the Chiropractor work on her calf the front part he can watch our video on knee and foot health, for the best way to fight and infection is to get a strong immune system, have her get D-Manose this is great for kidney’s and have her lots of healthy juices and coconut smoothies this will help heal her and get her immune system strong and this will cause pain relief.
            Your Chiropractor can send me her x-rays and I can give more accurate advice
            Dr B

  11. Peggy Chung says:

    Dr. B

    Thank you for all the useful information.
    I Thought on the health talks you had something about reversing autoimmune disorder, but I cannot find it.

    My mom was recently diagnose with Vasculitis, a type of autoimmune disease I suppose.
    Her right foot is completely swollen and she’s having trouble walking.
    Of course her condition might be too complicated to discuss on the blog.

    She is on of course steroids and antibiotics for now, but we all know that that is not a long term solution.
    She is healing very slowly and it is still in a tremendous amount of pain.
    I already told her to eat an anti inflammatory diet.
    I told her I think the reason she is healing slowly is because of the steroids and antibiotics but not sure if she understands

    We are afraid of get off these drugs because the infection of the blood vessels will continue.
    how do people usually get off their meds and let the body heals itself in the case of autoimmune?

    We would come and see you except she is in Seattle and I am in New york city.
    We are looking for local functional practitioner who might be able to help.
    What kind of questions do you think I should ask the practitioner to get her on the right track?
    Thank you

    • Hi Peggy, check out our video on “auto immune disease” in our video library, and for mom we have to get her nervous system checked by a corrective Chiropractor first we have to get her healthy then we can get her off of the drugs, then we have to clean her blood with healthy vegetable juices and a plant based diet.
      I will help in anyway I can we will get her better
      Dr B

      • healthhao says:

        Dr. B

        Thank you for the reply.
        I went home over the weekend and saw mom.
        She is now on an organic plant base diet.
        What is the different between the corrective chiropractic and a normal chiropractor? Are they different?
        We went to see a ND and she suggested all the things that you suggested on your autoimmune video.
        Viitamin D, A, omega 3-6-9 , probiotics and LDN gingers and stuff like turmeric
        She was prescribed 40mg of prednisone to suppress her immune system, and antiobiotics
        In a week or so, the MD is changing the medication to infusion Rituxmab infusion, every week or every other week.
        I suppose that is something that can suppress her immune system for 6 months with possibly less side effects.
        How do we go about this if we are in the process of tapering down the prednisone?
        Is there anyway to undo this medication once it is infuse into the blood?
        What do you suggest?
        How is her inflammation measured?
        Thank you

        Peggy

        • Hi Peggy,

          We just posted a video on the site answering the 7 questions. It’s the first one you should see at the top of the home page. CLick on the picture and the …read more and it will take you to the video post. Thanks for the great idea!

          • healthhao says:

            Dr. B

            Thank you for the video.
            I will utilize those questions.
            But what about the other concerns I had in the last posts about measuring her inflammation and tapering down the medication.
            you videos always talk about how the first thing is to get the patients off the drugs in order for them to fully recover.
            Mom already on this medication for almost two months
            Is the inflammation measured by the way she feels or need an actual blood test?

            Thank you
            Peggy

          • Hi Peggy, lets get her healthy first then when she doesn’t need the medications she can stop them then, her inflammatory response will go up and down while she is healing, so you won’t need to monitor it with tests, with all that you are doing she will get better, healthy nerve supply, healthy food, healthy sleep, Healthy mind, detoxing, and her body will heal
            Dr B

  12. nashnikolic says:

    Hi Dr Bergman,
    It Nash from London, I placed my inquiry under insomnia instead under autoimmune disorders ( I am being troubled by alopecia areata) few days ago. I hope that it doesn’t matter, however if I have to place it here so that your other patients and others can learn from our discussion and your advice, please let me know and I will do it.
    Sincere Apologies
    Nash Nikolic

    • Hi Nash, for alopecia areata you have to look to adrenal fatigue and perhaps poor protein digestion, you need to get your nervous system checked by a corrective Chiropractor you may have neck or cervical subluxations and you may need some digestive enzymes your Chiropractor will help direct your diet changes and also get healthy fats like coconut oil.
      Let me know how you are doing
      Dr B

  13. Craig Thorpe says:

    Dear Dr Bergman,

    I don’t really know where to start but I here goes:
    My wife Michelle (44 years young) has been suffering for a number of years with an autoimmune system disease, which has caused her many health issues including.

    Bowel problems (constipation)
    Sinus problems
    Hysterectomy
    Painful Bladder Syndrome
    inflammatory Arthritis (operations on both shoulders, including removal of one of her bursa, bunions,)
    Sinus problems
    Fatigue
    Stress
    Hot night sweats
    Depression
    etc.etc.

    This has obviously had a major impact on her life and we are both struggling to come to terms with everything, so much so the stress is just adding to the problems. I am not the best nurse and feel helpless, as I love her so much.
    She has seen numerous specialist here in the UK and they have prescribed so many drugs:

    Sulfasalazine
    Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate
    Ucaraz
    Folic Acid
    Sleeping Tablets
    Every type of painkiller
    Laxatives

    She persevered for over 3 years before we started to look into it much deeper and found a link to Gluten intolerance. We asked for Michelle to be tested and it turned out she has coeliac disease – simple test but never carried out.

    She has also been told she could be post menopausal, as she had her hysterectomy many years ago at an early age. As you can imagine we are sceptical and don’t really want to start any hormone replacement treatment, unless it is absolutely necessary.

    However by cutting out gluten, dairy etc.. she has improved slightly but we were amazed to read and watch your articles which have made so much sense and have been a real inspiration to us both. We have read all of your books and really believe that by seeing you, we can dramatically improve her quality of life

    We live in Manchester England and would love to come over to your clinic and have a face to face consultation and maybe attend some of your seminars.

    We noticed the cruise next February and I would like to get my wife on that but want to start some treatment ASAP.

    Please can you advise me the best plan of attack, as I am keen for her to see you as soon as humanly possible.

    I hope you can see her you in your clinic very soon.

    We have now also joined your membership scheme and we are constantly on the guest website learning more of more each day

    Regards

    Craig & Michelle Thorpe

    From the rainy and very wet UK.

    • Hi Craig and Michelle, You are right lets get Michelle healthy now! We need to get her nervous system checked by a corrective Chiropractor that means x-rays of her spine by a doctor that can correct misaligned vertebra, I know of a good Doc in London who might know of someone close to you, contact Dr. Terry Chimes he might know of someone closer than I am. the gluten free diet is a good start, also go on a plant based diet, you need to get a juicer and blender to predigest her food and lets get her on digestive enzymes and probiotics, with her night sweats she has some type of systemic infection or adrenal fatigue, so a good detox program with a juice fast /colonics/ and a steam bath and a plant based mineral supplement, let me know what vitamins and supplements she is taking and once we get the x-rays I can give more accurate advice.
      I look forward to meeting you someday
      Dr B

  14. Monica Thomas says:

    My 7 year old daughter has Ulcerative Colitis. I hate the fact that I have to give her meds to TRY and help her and also that it is going to harm her system. My husband and I have joined as members and would like to set up a consultation with Dr. Bergman. The doctor just today told us to start her back on Prednisone, 6MP AND antacids and some other thing. I gave my daughter the pill and she threw it up.

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