29 Jul Reversing Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis…Questions and Answers
See Part One of this article here: http://www.goldbergtenerclinic.com/blog/reversing-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritisregaining-good-health
Q: I have been taking Enbrel a biological for my Psoriasis and arthritis for over a year. It worked for awhile but now the pain and Psoriasis is coming back. Is that common?
A: Yes. In addition, you are taking a significant risk of developing an infectious disease or lymphoma (cancer) by taking an immunosuppressant like Enbrel (read our article on the dangers of Biological drugs). Our advice is to take steps to address causes and build health rather than suppress the body’s immune system.
Q: What are the steps you take to address Psoriasis?
A: As with any chronic health issue, causes must be identified and addressed. This begins with a thorough interview followed by a physical examination and appropriate standard and functional laboratory tests.
Q: How long does it typically take to see results?
A: This will depend on the patient’s age and vitality as well as how long they have been taking drugs and as to how hard they are willing to work and follow directions. Typically patients see initial signs of improvements within 90 to 120 days and continue to see more improvement as time goes on.
Q: What treatments do you use?
A: No treatments of any kind. We identify causes, address those causes and establish the right conditions for the body to normalize its metabolism. In our long-standing experience, “treatments” including herbs, drugs, mega doses of vitamins, etc. only lead to more complications over time.
Q: Do patients have to stay under your care indefinitely like in a medical practice?
A: No. We believe that real health care is self-care. Our goal is to get the patient well and teach them what to do at that point to stay well on their own. After the initial evaluation, most patients will have completed care with us in a period of six to nine months. Local patients will make periodic visits to the office during that period of time and patients who live out of state or in other nations will, after their initial workup, remain in contact with us via internet communication usually returning only one or two more times for re-evaluations.
Q: Does diet play a role in most cases of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? Is there a single “psoriasis diet”?
A: Diet plays a very important role in most cases. It is important to understand, however, that diet is only one part of the nutrition process and that good digestion, absorption, assimilation, cellular excretion and elimination of toxic body wastes are all parts of the process of nutrition and these areas must be evaluated and addressed.
Each case is different and there is no single diet that will work with all patients. The program including dietary changes must fit the needs of the individual and these will change over time. It is important with all patients with autoimmune conditions including psoriasis to evaluate not only the diet but also the manner in which proteins, carbohydrates and fats are broken down into their component parts i.e. into amino acids, glucose, triglycerides and glycerol. This information is critical in establishing the steps in dietary reform that are required and they will change as the patient proceeds with their individual program.
The reversal of immune issues such as psoriasis requires that dietary components be broken down efficiently just as a fire consumes wood or a well car engine combusts gasoline. Digestive issues are common in many patients and these must be corrected on an individual basis.
Q: Do you have evidence that the methods you use that you refer to as “Bio-Hygiene” work well to resolve chronic health issues like psoriasis?
A: The evidence is in the patient outcomes including the before and after laboratory results, the patient testimonials with their actual full names and the impressive before and after photos that can be seen on our website. Some people talk about “evidence based medicine” referring to the ability of drugs when tested in expensive clinical trials by pharmaceutical companies to suppress symptoms without taking into account patient long-term health and the horrendous side effects that accompany the use of these drugs. Our “evidence base” as a single, independent clinic is in the results we obtain and have demonstrated with numerous case studies presented in professional presentations to physicians as well as directly to patients on our website and in our clinic, repeatedly time after time for over forty years.
Q: Does reversing a chronic health issue like Psoriasis take effort?
A: Yes. Causes must first be identified and addressed and the conditions for health restoration established. Each patient must be willing to commit to working with us in a steadfast way through the ups and downs that are common initially. The results, however, in the restoration of not only the skin and joints but in the remarkable long terms improvements in overall health and prevention of future disease makes the effort well worthwhile.
Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Case Studies/Patient Interviews: