Case of the Week:
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 5:13 am
In the six month mentorship program, it is a thrill a minute: looking at lab work and fixing hard to diagnose cases with functional medicine protocols. This work is so simple that it’s glossed over and missed by many practitioners running to the world of complex and sophisticated protocols that are doomed to fail. More choices does not equate to better outcomes.
Simple and effective beats complicated and ineffective every time. Case in point presented by a student in a recent class:
48 year old female patient with IBS and hot flashes.
Lab work revealed two GI tract infections, cryptosporidum and blastocystis hominis, and Stage Three Adrenal exhaustion. She was taking 23 different supplements prescribed by six different natural health practitioners and was taking 7 different hormones: DHEA, pregnenolone, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid and melatonin prescribed by an anti-aging doctor with a penchant for scribbling out too much. More is not better. The better we get at functional medicine the less we do!!!
The student used the simple, effective, focused functional medicine model taught in my training program, originally handed down to me by Dr. William Timmins, ND, the same old protocol I’ve used for almost 20 years. Within 6 weeks her hot flashes cleared and by the end of month three, her GI upset improved to the point she only had problems when she strayed from her Paleo oriented diet plan.
Adrenal Protocol included:
DHEA 1.2 mg drops 4 drops TID
Pregnenolone 1.2 mg drops 15 drops TID
Licorice Root Extract 10 drops BID
Herbal parasite program included:
Herbal anti-parasitic program with Artmesia, Oregano Oil Extract and a combination anti-parasitic herbal product all taken together TID